PERRAULT, SISLO: SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT AND WEEKLY ROUNDUP

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
March 1, 2010

DURHAM, N.H. – Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) of the women’s swimming and diving team and Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) of the men’s hockey team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in this week's Wildcat Roundup.

AMY PERRAULT
MIKE SISLO

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Amy Perrault, women's swimming and diving
     Amy, a junior from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, captured three individual titles and was part of three winning relay teams en roue to winning the Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet aware at the America East Championships (Feb. 25-28). Overall, she was part of five record-setting performances.
      In the first of four days of competition, Amy swam the opening leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that not only won the event but established both pool and America East records with a time of 7 minutes, 21.11 seconds. Later that day, she once again swam the opening leg of a relay and the 200 medley relay once again finished first in record-setting fashion (both pool and America East) with a time of 1:42.24.
     On Day 2, Amy won the 200 individual medley and followed that with two more first-place efforts on Day 3. She won the 100 backstroke and broke an America East record with her preliminary swim of 54.67 seconds. Amy swam the first leg of the 400 medley relay, which set pool and conference records with its winning time of 3:44.72.
      Amy concluded the weekend with a record-setting swim in the 200 back. She touched the wall first in 1:58.59 to fell the America East and UNH records.

Mike Sislo, men’s ice hockey
      Mike, a junior from Superior, Wisconsin, factored in five of UNH's eight goals in the home-and-home series against Northeastern University in which the Wildcats skated to a 4-4 tie on the road and 3-1 win at home.
      He tallied a shorthanded goal as well as a career-high three assists to finish with four points in the 4-4 tie. The following night, Mike set up UNH's empty-net goal with 47 seconds remaining in regulation to secure the victory.


WEEKLY AWARDS
Ferg Myrick, men's basketball: Rookie of the Week (America East)
Hayley Rausch, women's lacrosse: Player of the Week (America East)

ACCOLADES
Veronique Archambault-Leger, skiing: All-East Women's Alpine Team (EISA)
Paul Atkinson, skiing: All-East Men's Alpine Team (EISA)
Aileen Farrell, skiing: All-East Women's Alpine Team (EISA)
Jessica Little, women's swimming & diving: All-Conference Team (America East)
Dylan McGuffin, skiing: All-East Men's Nordic Team (EISA)
Mallory Morrell, women's swimming & diving: All-Conference Team (America East)
Allison Nahin, women's swimming & diving: All-Conference Team (America East)
Ellen Pelletier, women's swimming & diving: All-Conference Team (America East)
Amy Perrault, women's swimming & diving: Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer
of the Meet (America East) / All-Conference Team (America East)
Shelli Reed, women's swimming & diving: All-Conference Team (America East)
Sydney Tribou, women's swimming & diving: All-Conference Team (America East)
Josh Willman, women's swimming & diving: Coaching Staff of the Year (America East)
Kiersten Wollenzien, women's swimming & diving: All-Conference Team (America East)


LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Women's lacrosse: at UNH 10, Holy Cross 4
Men's basketball: UMBC 79, at UNH 50
Thursday, Feb. 25
Women's basketball: Binghamton 78, at UNH 61
Women's swimming & diving: 1st place at America East Championships (Day 1 of 4)
Friday, Feb. 26
Men's hockey: #10 UNH 4, at Northeastern 4 (overtime TIE)
Women's swimming & diving: 2nd place at America East Championships (Day 2 of 4)
Saturday, Feb. 27
Men's hockey: at #10 UNH 3, Northeastern 1
Women's lacrosse: UNH 9, #16 Dartmouth 8
Gymnastics: at UNH 195.00, Maryland 194.35
Women's indoor track & field: 4th place at New England Championships
Men's indoor track & field: 3rd place at New England Championships
Skiing at EISA Championships, 4th place (Day 1 of 2)
Women's swimming & diving: 3rd place at America East Championships (Day 3 of 4)
Sunday, Feb. 28
Skiing: 4th place at EISA Championship
Women's swimming & diving: 3rd place at America East Championships (Final)
Men’s basketball: at UNH 77, Stony Brook 75
Women's basketball: at Boston U. 79, UNH 65

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, March 3
Women's lacrosse at Massachusetts, 3 pm
Friday, March 5
Men's hockey vs. Boston College, 7:30 pm (live on NESN) (Senior Day)
Saturday, March 6
Women's lacrosse vs. Colgate, 12 pm
Women's ice hockey vs. Boston University, 3 pm
(at Providence College; Hockey East semifinal)
Men's hockey at Boston College, 7 pm
Men's indoor track & field at IC4A, 12 pm (at Reggie Lewis Center)
Women's indoor track & field at IC4A, 12 pm (at Reggie Lewis Center)
Sunday, March 7
Gymnastics at George Washington, 2 pm
Men's indoor track & field at IC4A, 12 pm (at Reggie Lewis Center)
Women's indoor track & field at IC4A, 12 pm (at Reggie Lewis Center)
Women's ice hockey at Hockey East Championship, title game if win March 6, 12:30 pm

MEN’S BASKETBALL (12-16, 6-10 America East)
• UNH split a pair of home games last week and closed the regular season with a 77-55 victory against America East regular-season titlist Stony Brook.
• UNH closed out its home slate at 9-4, the best mark since the 1994-95 season when they were 8-2.
• The Senior Day victory against Stony Brook ended the Seawolves' 10-game winning streak, which was the longest active mark in Division I at the start of the game.
• Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) was named America East Rookie of the Week as he averaged 18 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games last week. He scored a career-high 21 points against Stony Brook on 7 of 11 shooting from the floor and 6-for-6 from the foul line; he also had four rebounds, all in just 18 minutes.
• Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) climbed into 16th place on UNH's all-time scoring list with 1,122 points.
• Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) advanced to seventh on all-time rebounding list with 622.
• UNH recognized seniors Colbey Santos and Radar Onguetou prior to the game vs. Stony Brook.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-17, 3-9 America East)
• UNH closed the regular season with a home loss to Binghamton and a road loss to Boston University.
• Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded 15 points and nine rebounds against Boston U. to earn America East Player of the Game.
• Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Williams has scored in double digits in 19 of the last 21 games.
• Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) leads the America East conference in assists with an average of 5.4 per game. Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) ranks second in the conference in blocks with 53.

GYMNASTICS (9-2)
• UNH matched its highest team score of the season (195.000) to defeat Maryland at Lundholm Gymnasium.
• The Wildcats had a pair of gymnasts tie for first place in two events. Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) and Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.) both recorded a mark of 9.800 to win the uneven bars. Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) recorded the highest score of 9.85 in the balance beam.
• LaFountain and Julie Sauchuk (Peabody, Mass.) tied for second place in the floor exercise with a judgment of 9.85.
• Diodati, Steinberg and Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) finished in a tie for second place in the vault at 9.825.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (16-10-6, 15-5-5 Hockey East)
• UNH, ranked 10th in the nation, skated to a 4-4 tie on the road and a 3-1 home win against Northeastern University last weekend despite leading a total of 4 minutes, 50 seconds the entire weekend. That was the last 4:50 of Saturday's 3-1 win after the 'Cats took a 2-1 lead on goals 12 seconds apart by Dalton Speelman San Jose, Calif.) and Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.).
• UNH needs one point to earn a share of the Hockey East regular-season title; it would be the Wildcats' third title in four years and eighth overall.
• The line of Peter LeBlanc (Hamilton, Ontario), Stevie Moses (Leominster, Mass.) and Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) has tallied 31 points in the last eight games.
• UNH will recognize its four-member senior class of Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.), Brian Foster (Pembroke, N.H.), Nick Krates (Palos Park, Ill.) and LeBlanc prior to the March 5 game against the Whittemore Center.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (19-7-5, 13-6-2-0 Hockey East)
• UNH was idle last week and the second-seeded Wildcats will face off against third-seeded Boston University in a semifinal matchup of the 8th Annual Women's Hockey East Championship tournament March 6 (at Providence College).
• UNH has won each of the last four league tournament titles (2006-09). The Wildcats have a 10-3 lifetime record in the tourney with a 6-1 mark in the semis.
• Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) started the last five games of the regular season and went 4-1-0 with a 1.12 GAA and .950 save percentage.
• Both Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) and Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) have recorded 12 points in the past five games.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
• UNH finished in third place at the 34-team New England Championships, which were held Feb. 26-27 at Boston University.
• Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) and Sean Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass.) each won individual event titles. Kaste captured first place in the weight throw with a mark of 60 feet, 0.50 inches; he also placed seventh in the shot put with a mark of 51-7 and Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) took second in the shot put at 56-4.75. Mitchell recorded the fastest time in the 500 meters at 1 minute, 3.39 seconds and was followed by teammate Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) in second place (1:03.47).
• Other top-five efforts were turned in by Renrick Pesce (New Hartford, Conn.) in the heptathlon (2nd), Matthew O'Connor (Rhinebek, N.Y.) in the mile (3rd) and Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) in the 3,000 meters.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
• UNH finished fourth overall in the 34-team New England Championships that were held Feb. 26-27 at Boston University.
• Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) captured first place in the pentathlon by recording a total of 3,471 points. She edged out teammates Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine), who finished second and third, respectively.
• UNH's other first-place performance was turned in by the 4x800 meter relay team of Tracy Howell (Grafton, Mass.), Caitlin Verville (Bow, N.H.), Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) and Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia). That quartet crossed the finish line in 9 minutes, 3.29 seconds.
• Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) placed second in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump.
• In the throws, Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) took third in the weight throw.

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SKIING
• UNH finished fourth place at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships that were held Feb. 27-28. The women's alpine squad recorded the highest team score in the slalom (124 points) and second-best mark in the giant slalom (114) to account for 238 of the team's 734 points.
• Veronique Archambault-Leger (Verdun, Quebec), Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario) and Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) each recorded a pair of top-10 finishes. Archambault-Leger won the slalom and placed third in the giant slalom in the women's competition, while Lepine was ninth in the GS and third in the slalom. On the men's side, Atkinson raced to third in the slalom and seventh in the GS.
• In the alpine races, Aileen Farrell (Ottawa, Ontario) finished sixth in the women's giant slalom, Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) was 10th in the women's slalom and Willie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) took sixth place in the men's slalom.
• In Nordic, Dylan McGuffin (Northfield, N.H.) had a top-10 finish in the men's 20K mass start freestyle in sixth place.

SWIMMING & DIVING (9-2)
• UNH placed third at the America East Championships, which were held Feb. 25-28 at Boston University. The Wildcats led after the opening day of competition, sat in second place after Day 2 and was third heading into the final day of the event. The Wildcats won eight of 18 events -- more than any other team.
• Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) captured three individual titles en route to winning the Women's Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet award. She recorded the fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley, 100 backstroke and 200 back. Perrault broke the school record in the 100 back en route to winning the event for the third consecutive year, and she also swam to a school and America East record in the 200 back.
• UNH received the America East Coaching Staff of the Year award for the 10th time in head coach Josh Willman's 17-year career.
• UNH broke two conference and pool records on opening day. The 800-yard freestyle relay team felled one of of those records, and the mark of 7 minutes, 21.11 seconds was also a school record. The 200 medley relay team completed the race in a record time of 1:42.24.
• The Wildcats also broke the America East record in the 400 medley relay with a winning time of 3:44.72.
• Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.) finished in first place in the 100 breaststroke and she her preliminary heat time of 1:03.08 was both a conference and school record.
• Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) also recorded a first-place effort with a winning time in the 200 breaststroke.

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