April 8, 2013

Simpson, Hoddwells: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP

April 8, 2013

DURHAM, N.H.Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) of the men’s track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Jenny Simpson, women’s lacrosse

     Jenny, a senior from New Canaan, Conn., scored her 100th career goal and the game-winning goal to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory at Binghamton University on April 6. The attacker finished with three goals for the third consecutive game.

     Jenny, who entered the game with 98 career goals, inched closer to the milestone when she scored 41 seconds into the second half and scored goal No. 100 at 6:55 as part of UNH’s 5-0 run that transformed a four-goal deficit into a 12-11 lead. Then with the score tied at 12, Jenny scored with one second remaining to give the Wildcats their first America East conference win of the season. She also matched her career high of three ground balls and was credited with two caused turnovers vs. the Bearcats.

     The 5-foot-5 tri-captain has started all 11 games this season and has recorded 36 points on 32 goals and four assists; the goal and point totals are already single-season bests for the native of the Nutmeg State.

     Jenny ranks first on the team in goals, free-position goals (nine), points and shots (57) and is tied atop the leaderboard in caused turnovers (eight); in other stats, she is fourth in assists, third in draw controls (10), second in shooting percentage (.571) and second in shots on goal percentage (.842).

     In the America East conference, Jenny ranks third in goals per game (2.91), eighth in points/game (3.27) and ninth in shots/game (5.18).

     Jenny has a 12-game point-scoring streak (dating back to last season) and has scored at least one goal each of those 12 games. She has nine multiple-goal efforts as part of 10 multiple-point efforts during the streak, and has totaled 37 points (33g, 4a).

     Earlier this season, Jenny recorded her 100th career point during a personal-best six-goal effort at UConn (March 6); the six points tied her previous career high accomplished twice before. She followed that with five goals at nationally-ranked Navy (March 13).

     Jenny, who led the 2011 team in goals (27), has recorded 121 career points on 101 goals and 20 assists; she is UNH’s active leader in both goals and points and is third in assists. Her collegiate accolades include Ameirca East All Academic Team (2011, 2012), America East All-Rookie Team (2010), America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2011) and America East Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2012).

 

Max Hoddwells, men’s track & field

     Max, a senior from Wayne, Maine, recorded a pair of first-place efforts as the UNH men’s outdoor track & field team finished with a total of 11 first-place finishes in a non-scoring meet against the University of Maine and College of the Holy Cross. The meet was held at the Wildcats’ Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility on April 6.

     Max finished with top honors in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.20 seconds and bested the field in the long jump with a mark of 6.62 meters. It marked the season opener for the sprinter and jumps specialist, who did not compete in the team’s March 30 opener at Maine.

     In the 2012-13 indoor track & field season, Max placed sixth in the triple jump at the America East Championship with a distance of 45 feet, 6.25 inches. In that meet, he also placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.48 seconds.

     As a sophomore, Max finished sixth in the triple jump at the outdoor New England Championship with a mark of 14.07m. That year, he also took fourth place in the triple jump at the America East Championship (14.47m).

     Max made an impact as a freshman in the 2010 outdoor season, when he placed third in the triple jump at the New England Championship (14.01m) and seventh in that event at the conference championship (14.36).

 
 

RECENT RESULTS

Wednesday, April 3

Women’s lacrosse: Vermont 12, at UNH 4 [Cowell Stadium]

Saturday, April 6

Gymnastics: at NCAA Morgantown Regional

Women’s lacrosse: UNH 13, at Binghamton 12

Women’s outdoor track & field: non-scoring meet vs. Maine and Holy Cross

Men’s outdoor track & field: non-scoring meet vs. Maine and Holy Cross

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, April 10

Women’s lacrosse vs. Boston College, 4 pm (at Memorial Field)

Saturday, April 13

Women’s outdoor track & field – Wildcat Invitational, 11 am

Men’s outdoor track & field – Wildcat Invitational, 11 am

Women’s lacrosse vs. Stony Brook, 12 pm (at Memorial Field)

Wednesday, April 17

Women’s lacrosse vs. Boston U., 4pm (at Cowell Stadium) [Senior Day]

Women’s outdoor track & field at Holy Cross Heptathlon, 10am (Day 1 of 2)

Men’s outdoor track & field at Holy Cross Decathlon, 10am (Day 1 of 2)

Thursday, April 18

Women’s outdoor track & field at Holy Cross Heptathlon, 10am (Day 2 of 2)

Men’s outdoor track & field at Holy Cross Decathlon, 10am (Day 2 of 2)

 

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Laura McHoul, women’s lacrosse – America East Rookie of the Week

GYMNASTICS (17-7 overall, 6-2 EAGL)

  • The UNH gymnastics team was represented by three individual competitors at the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Morgantown Regional that was hosted by West Virginia University on April 6.
  • Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) recorded a 9.825 on balance beam to finish in a fifth-place tie. Competing as an all-arounder, the sophomore added a 9.675 on vault and a 9.600 on uneven bars for 37th place in both events to go along with a 9.725 on floor exercise (tie-23rd) for an all-around mark of 38.825 (13th).
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.), who was competing as a collegian for the final time, bounced back after a low vault score (8.950, 42nd) to register a 9.775 on bars (tie-17th), a 9.700 on beam (tie-27th), a 9.775 on floor (tie-13th) and a 38.200 on all-around (16th).
  • Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa.), a junior who qualified as an event specialist, totaled a 9.775 on vault (tie-24th) and a 9.125 on floor (38th).

LACROSSE (4-7, 1-2 America East)

  • The UNH women’s lacrosse team split last week’s games with a 12-4 home loss to the University of Vermont at Cowell Stadium (April 3) and a 13-12 comeback victory at Binghamton University (April 6).
  • Senior attack Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.) scored her 100th career goal with the second of her two tallies at Binghamton. That goal was part of a 5-0 second-half run that transformed a four-goal deficit into a 12-11 lead. In 59 career games, Simpson has 101 goals and 20 assists for 121 points.
  • Simpson scored with one second remaining in regulation at Binghamton to lift UNH to its first America East conference victory of the season. She has scored three goals each of the last three games to extend her goal-scoring streak to 11 games (37 points: 33 goals, four assists).
  • Simpson has already established personal single-season highs in both goals (32) and points (36).
  • Freshman attack Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) recorded career highs in both assists (seven) and points (nine) at Binghamton. The nine points mark the highest total by a Wildcat since May 2010 and no other ‘Cat has tallied seven (or more) assists in a game the past decade. McHoul tallied one goal and three assists during UNH’s 5-0 second-half run.
  • In two games last week, McHoul recorded a point on 12 of the team’s 17 goals with three goals and nine assists. She was honored as America East Rookie of the Week on Monday.
  • Senior midfielder Amber Casiano (South Windsor, Conn.) matched her career high of four goals at Binghamton.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Hurwitz (Holland, Pa.) earned her first win of the season with a three-save effort in the second half at Binghamton.
  • Junior defender Cori Rees (East Hampstead, N.H.) leads the ‘Cats in both ground balls (24) and caused turnovers (eight) while sophomore midfielder Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) has a team-high 33 draw controls.
  • New Hampshire begins a three-game homestand April 10 (4 p.m.) against Boston College. The Wildcats then play host to Stony Brook University on April 13 (12 p.m.). Both games are at Memorial Field.

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team recorded 10 first-place finishes against the University of Maine and College of the Holy Cross in a non-scoring meet held April 6 at the Wildcats’ Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.
  • Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) took first place in both hurdle events. In the 110-meter hurdles, she crossed the line at 14.50 seconds. In the 400m hurdles, Lavallee finished with a first-place time of 1:10.83.
  • Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) kicked off the meet with a bang for New Hampshire as she finished first in the 100m. She crossed the finish line in a time of 11.99 seconds.
  • Joya Helander (Madison, Conn.) took first in the 200m dash with a time of 25.50 seconds.
  • Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) was the fastest runner in the 800m at 2:20.19.
  • Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) crossed the finish line in first place in the 1500M run at 5:04.34.
  • Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia) finished the 5,000m with a winning time of 18:17.24 that was 37 seconds faster than the runner-up.
  • Abigail Huntress (Saco, Maine) earned first place in the shot put for the second-consecutive week by hurling the ball a distance of 11.59 meters.
  • Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) also took first place for the second straight week with a mark of 39.27m in the discus.
  • Michelle Gearin (York, Maine) bested the field in the javelin for the second time in as many weeks with a throw of 39.15m.
  • New Hampshire returns to action April 13 at home for the Wildcat Invitational, which begins at 11 a.m. at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.
 

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team recorded 11 first-place finishes against the University of Maine and College of the Holy Cross in a non-scoring meet held April 6 at the Wildcats’ Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.
  • Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) recorded a pair of first-place efforts. He finished with top honors in the 110m hurdles at 15.20 seconds and bested the field in the long jump with a mark of 6.62 meters.
  • Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.) sprinted to a winning time of 22.65 seconds in the 200-meter dash.
  • Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) gave UNH another first-place finish in the next event, the 400m. He crossed the finish line in 52.56 seconds.
  • James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) was tops in the 800m with a time of 2:00.48.
  • Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) ran away from the competition with a winning time of 4:06.74 in the 1500m
  • Tyler Mulcahy (Weymouth, Mass.) gave the Wildcats a sweep of the hurdles by racing to first place in the 400m hurdles with a 59.59 clocking.
  • UNH’s quartet of Joseph Lemay (Derry, N.H.), Andrew Albin (Bethel, Conn.), Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) and Anderson captured first place in the 4x400m relay with an aggregate time of 3:31.03.
  • Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) won the high jump for the second consecutive week by clearing a height of 1.93m.
  • Christopher Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) took first place in the hammer throw with a toss of 46.53m.
  • Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.) recorded a first-place effort in the javelin with a throw of 50.63m.
  • New Hampshire returns to action April 13 at home for the Wildcat Invitational, which begins at 11 a.m. at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.
 
 

AMERICA EAST FALL ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

     The UNH athletic department led the America East conference with 108 student-athletes named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the conference on Feb. 1. Additionally, 44 of those Wildcats received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll; that marked the second most in the conference.

     This marked the fourth consecutive year UNH had the highest number of representatives on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll. The Wildcats led the conference in 2011 (96), 2010 (95) and 2009 (86). In 2008, the 'Cats had the second highest total of 82.

     Of the 145 student-athletes that participate in America East sports in the Fall, 108 achieved the mark of 3.0 or higher, totaling 75 percent of the athletes. That mark gave the Wildcats the third ranking in percentage of honored athletes.

     The Wildcats led the way in four sports -- men’s cross country (23 honor roll/15 commissioner’s honor roll), women’s cross country (31/29), field hockey (15/7) and volleyball (13/7).

 

COMPLETED SEASONS

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (12-18 overall, 6-10 America East)

  • The fifth-seeded UNH women’s basketball team advanced out of the America East Championship quarterfinals with a 49-46 victory against Stony Brook University on March 8. The Wildcats were then defeated 71-57 by top-seeded host University at Albany in a March 10 semifinal.
  • With the score tied 46-46 vs. Stony Brook, junior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Wildcats into the semifinals for the first time since 2005. Hogan finished that game with a team-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers.
  • Senior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) and senior guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) were named to the America East All-Conference Second Team prior to the start of the tourney. Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) was an All-Rookie Team selection.
  • UNH’s senior class of Reed, Frame, Jilliane Friel (Durham, N.H.) and Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) played in their final collegiate game March 10 against Albany.
  • Reed is ranked third on the program's career 3-point leader board with 178; she is also No. 16 in blocks (41) and No. 17 in points (953). This year, she led the ‘Cats in scoring (12.4 ppg) and was second in rebounding (6.4 rpg).
  • Frame, in just 52 games as a Wildcat, recorded 678 points (13.0 ppg) and 375 rebounds (7.2 rpg). In 2012-13, Frame led the squad in rebounding (7.0) and was second in scoring (10.8 ppg).
  • Friel played in 24 games as a senior; one of her two starts was the America East semifinal at Albany. Wells played in all 30 games with 12 starts.
 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (9-20 overall, 5-11 America East)

  • The seventh-seeded UNH men’s basketball team led second-seeded University of Vermont, 26-20, at halftime in a March 9 America East quarterfinal game (at Albany), but the Catamounts made a second-half comeback to record a 61-42 victory and oust the Wildcats from the tourney.
  • Prior to the start of the tournament, junior guard Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) was named to the 2013 America East All-Academic Team.
  • Senior guard Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) ends his UNH career ranked fourth all-time in games played (114), fifth in assists (307), sixth in minutes played (3,494) and 27th in points (1,015). He was the only Wildcat to start all 29 games in 2012-13.
  • Senior forward Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) ends his career tied for sixth all-time in blocks (51). Myrick led this year’s team in scoring (13.6 ppg), field goals made (125) and attempted (358) and free throws made (89). He was second in rebounding (6.2 rpg), 3-pointers made (43), steals (26) and blocks (19); he was third in assists (34).
  • The end of the season marked the end of UNH careers for seniors Chris Matagrano (Sayreville, N.J.) and Jeron Trotman (Huntsville, Ala.). This season, Matagrano played in all 29 games with 15 starts while Trotman was in the starting lineup seven times in 24 appearances.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH women’s cross country team had one individual qualify for and compete at the NCAA Championships that were held Nov. 17 at Tom Sawyer State Park (Louisvile, Ky.).
  • Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) completed the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 52.5 seconds to finish 112th in the 253-runner field.
  • Maguire, the 2012 America East individual champion, earned a spot in the NCAAs by receiving one of four individual regional bids following a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 10. She received All-Region recognition for the second consecutive year.
  • UNH finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Maguire was followed by junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.; sixth) and freshman Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia; 10th). The other two scoring ‘Cats finished in the top 15 and all seven Wildcat harriers placed among the top 20.
  • Senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Twombly were voted to the America East All-Academic Team.
  • UNH placed the highest number of women’s cross country  student-athletes (31) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll, and that represented 93.5% of the team. Of those 31, 29 received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country team ended the 2012 season with a 21st-place finish at the 34-team NCAA Northeast Regional Meet at Hammonasset State Park (Madison, Conn.) on Nov. 9.
  • The Wildcats finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Senior Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) placed second overall to lead four ‘Cats in the top 20. Classmate Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) also recorded a top-10 finish in sixth place.
  • Junior Joseph Jourdain (Hudson, N.H.) was named to the America East All-Academic Team.
  • UNH placed the highest number of men’s cross country student-athletes (23) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
 

FIELD HOCKEY (12-8 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • The 20th-ranked UNH field hockey team was the top seed and host of the America East Championship for the third consecutive year. In a Nov. 2 semifinal, the Wildcats defeated Fairfield University, 3-2 in overtime, to advance to the title game for the third time in as many years. UNH fell one victory short of defending its 2011 crown with a 3-1 loss to University at Albany in the Nov. 4 championship game.
  • Prior to the start of the tournament, the America East conference announced its annual awards and all-conference teams. UNH, led by 22nd-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as Coaching Staff of the Year for the third consecutive year – it is the first time anyone received that award three consecutive years, and the five overall awards ties the conference benchmark.
  • Junior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was voted Defensive Player of the Year. She is the first Wildcat to receive that distinction since the award’s 2001 inception.
  • Bozek was joined on the All-Conference First Team by senior midfielder Emma Erler (New Hampton, N.H.) and junior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.).
  • Sophomore midfielder Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) and junior forward Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.) were named to the Second Team, while the All-Rookie Team included forwards Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) and Lynne Lehman (Landisburg, Pa.) as well as back Chandler Giese (Trappe, Pa.).
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the end of UNH careers for three seniors – Erler, Claire Grogan (Canton, Mass.) and Mary Quill (Greenland, N.H.).

FOOTBALL (8-4 overall, 6-2 CAA)

  • The 11th-ranked UNH football team saw its 2012 season come to an end with a 23-7 loss at ninth-ranked Wofford College in an NCAA second round game Dec. 1 at Gibbs Stadium.
  • UNH head coach Sean McDonnell received three awards as he was named New England Football Writers Coach of the Year, AFCA Regional Coach of the Year and Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Football Coach of the Year. It marked the fourth time McDonnell was feted as New England Football Writers Coach of the Year (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012) and third AFCA regional honor (2004, 2005, 2012), as well as fourth Gridiron Club award (2000, 2004, 2009, 20012).
  • Senior linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named to The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team for the second consecutive year and senior defensive tackle Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) was named to the Third Team.
  • Evans was named to a total of six All-America teams, including Associate Press (AP) and AFCA. He is just the fourth player ever named to the Walter Camp Foundation All-America Team three times; two of the others are UNH wide receiver David Ball and quarterback Ricky Santos.
  • Senior left guard Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was voted to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team for the second consecutive year. He was also selected to the Capital One Academic NCAA Division I Football District 1 First Team for the second time in as many years.
  • Evans played in the East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game (Jan. 19) while senior cornerback Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.) and Smith were selected to play in the Texas vs Nation All-Star Game (Feb. 2).
  • The Wildcats placed 11 members on CAA All-Conference teams. Evans, Smith, sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and junior left tackle Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) were First Team selections. Sophomore running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.), Peters and junior safety Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) were tabbed to the Second Team. Zarkoskie, sophomore tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.), sophomore center Mike Coccia (Bethlehem, Pa.) and junior place kicker Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) earned a spot on the Third Team.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-4 overall, 10-8-3 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team’s season ended with a 5-4 overtime loss to Providence College in a Hockey East quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center on March 2.
  • Freshman defenseman Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) was named to the Hockey East All-Star Second Team and All-Rookie Team. She recorded a team-high 17 assists and finished second in points with 24.
  • Sophomore goaltender Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) was named Hockey East All-Star Honorable Mention. Gilligan finished the year with a 10-5-3 record, 2.29 GAA and .909 save percentage; in 15 league games, she was 8-4-2 with a 2.06 GAA and .915 save percentage.
  • Senior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) netted a third-period goal in the quarterfinal to end her UNH career with 57 goals and 51 assists for 108 points in 134 games. Lavoie led this year’s team in goals (12) and points (26).
  • The end of the 2013 season marked the end of UNH careers for Lavoie, Katie Brock (Marblehead, Mass.), Kailey Chappell (Pickering, Ontario), Bryanna Farris (Carleton Place, Ontario), Paige Goloubef (Oakville, Ontario), Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.).

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (20-12-7 overall, 13-8-6 Hockey East)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team defeated 12th-ranked University of Denver, 5-2, in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship (Northeast Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester, N.H.) on March 29, then lost to third-seeded UMass Lowell, 2-0, on March 30.
  • It marked the fourth consecutive NCAA appearance the Wildcats advanced to the Regional final. UNH is the only team that has won an NCAA tourney game four of the last five years.
  • UNH reached 20 wins in a season for the 19th time in head coach Dick Umile’s 24-year tenure.
  • Senior forward John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) and sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) were selected to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the two-day event.
  • van Riemsdyk was voted to the New England Men’s Division I All-Star Team.
  • At the Hockey East annual banquet, van Riemsdyk was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star. Sophomore goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) and junior forward Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) were Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Stars.
  • Henrion earned the Army ROTC Three Stars Award and UNH was honored with the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award for the fourth consecutive year and eighth time overall.
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team recorded six All-America performances en route to an eighth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships that were held March 6-9 by Middlebury College. Eighth place matches the Wildcats’ top NCAA placement since 1994.
  • New Hampshire recorded the third-highest alpine team score (327 points) and that included the second-best men’s alpine mark (153).
  • Prior to the start of the NCAAs, senior Nordic skier Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) was named the winner of the National College Men’s and Women’s Skiing Elite 89 award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point-average participating at each of the NCAA’s 89 championships. Guiney was feted for compiling a 3.98 in genetics.
  • Senior captain Taylor Vest-Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) raced to a pair of All-America finishes. He earned First Team accolades with fifth place in the men’s slalom (March 8) and Second Team in the giant slalom (March 6) with a sixth-place performance.
  • Junior Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) skied to All-America First Team in the slalom. Coffey, who earned All-America Second Team recognition in 2011, registered a two-run time of 1:39.75 to finish third overall in the 2013 slalom.
  • Sophomore Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) raced to All-America First Team in the giant slalom with a time of 2:03.18 that tied for second overall.
  • Freshman Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) recorded an All-America Second Team finish in the slalom with 10th place overall.
  • Senior Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) missed All-America status by 0.48 seconds as she was 12th in the women’s slalom.
  • Junior Jenna Kantor (East Burke, Vt.) posted a 12th-place finish in the giant slalom to narrowly miss All-America accolades by 0.12 seconds.
  • Senior co-captain Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) capped her collegiate career on March 9 by earning All-America Second Team in the 15K freestyle mass start with a sixth-place finish.
  • The end of the 2013 season marked the end of UNH careers for alpine skiers Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec), Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) and Vest Burton, and Nordic skiers Caldwell Bean, Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah), Kelsey Hoar (Shaftsbury, Vt.), Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden), Kvehl McDermott (Putney, Vt.), Perry Thomas (Rindge, N.H.) and Ian Wilson (Wayzata, Minn.).
 

WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-12-2 overall, 3-4-1 America East)

  • The UNH women’s soccer team, making its conference-record 12th consecutive tournament appearance, was ousted from the 2012 America East Championships with a 2-1 loss to Stony Brook University in an Oct. 25 quarterfinal game at Lewis Fields.
  • Junior goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America District 1 First Team on Nov. 2.
  • Correa, who was also named to the America East All-Academic Team, started all 18 games in which she played. She had a 1.43 GAA with a .755 save percentage and three shutouts, and ranked third in the conference in both total saves (83) and saves per game (4.61).
  • Prior to the start of postseason play, four Wildcats received America East honors. Senior back Elizabeth Curry (Bremerton, Wash.) was named to the All-Conference Second Team while freshman midfielder Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kan.) was an All-Rookie Team selection.
  • Correa, Curry and junior midfielder Kristi Zarrilli (Gorham, Maine) were voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marks the end of UNH careers for eight Wildcat seniors – captain Erin Jackson (Wakefield, Mass.), Allie Coppenrath (Green Harbor, Mass.), Sarah Dobush (Pickering, Ontario), Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.), Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.), Kelly Spencer (Exeter, N.H.), Drea Noguiera (New Bedford, Mass.) and Curry.
  • A total of 18 women’s soccer players were named to the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
  • Sam Lopes was named head coach of the program on Feb. 12. He has more than 11 years of women’s soccer coaching experience at the collegiate and professional level. He was a two-year assistant coach at Providence College prior to coming to UNH.
 

MEN’S SOCCER (7-7-6 overall, 2-3-1 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team finished as runner-up at the America East Championship tournament for the second time in three years following a 0-0 tie at UMBC in the title game in which the Retrievers prevailed on penalty kicks, 4-2, on Nov. 10.
  • The Wildcats advanced out of the semifinals with a 1-0 victory at top-seeded Vermont on Nov. 6. UNH did not surrender a goal in three tourney games this year to match the feat accomplished in 2010; the six consecutive postseason shutouts is a conference record.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) stopped all six shots vs. Vermont and seven against UMBC to extend his streak of consecutive shutouts to four games and 408 minutes, 50 seconds.
  • At the conclusion of the America East Championship, senior backs Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) and Alex Hussein (Haverhill, Mass.), as well as Worra, were selected to the All-Championship Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the conclusion of Wildcat careers for Ryan McNabb (Downington, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden), Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.), Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.), Thomas and Hussein.
  • The UNH men’s soccer team had the highest percentage of representation (72.5%) on the America East Academic Honor Roll – a total of Wildcats made the grade.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-2 overall, 2-1 America East)

  • The UNH women’s swimming & diving team sent two Wildcats to compete at the NCAA Women’s Division I Championships that were held March 21-23 at Indiana University.
  • Sophomore Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) finished 33rd in the 400 individual medley preliminaries with a time of 4 minutes, 14.69 seconds on Friday. One day earlier, she recorded a personal best of 2:00.99 in the 200 IM. Mann completed the meet with a mark of 2:14.45 in the 200 breaststroke.
  • Junior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) opened NCAA competition with a time of 2:00.06 in the 200 individual medley. On Day 2, she swam to a time of 53.96 seconds in the 100 butterfly. Roberts swam in the 200 fly in the final day of competition and touched the wall in 1:59.68.
  • Sophomore Nicole Anderson (Dover, N.H.), junior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and Mann were named to the 2012-13 America East Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team.
 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s indoor track & field team placed fifth at the America East Championships (Feb. 11-12), competed at the New England Championships (Feb. 22-23) and then completed the indoor season at the IC4A Championships that were held March 2-3.
  • Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) finished sixth in the mile at the IC4As with a time of 4 minutes, 7.01 seconds. He had placed second the preliminaries at 4:06.88 and was the America East Champion in that event back in February.
  • The Wildcats’ 4x800 meter relay team took seventh overall in the finals with a time of 7:33.94. On Saturday, the squad of sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.), freshman Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.), junior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) and Greene placed fifth overall in the trials with a record-breaking time of 7:33.13. The team broke the previous school record of 7:37.09, which was set in 2010.
  • Greene and John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) were named to the 2012-13 America East Men’s Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team.
 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team placed fifth at the America East Championships (Feb. 11-12), competed at the New England Championships (Feb. 22-23) and completed the season at the ECAC Championships (March 2-3).
  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) raced to a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the ECACs as she crossed the finish line in a time of 9 minutes, 33.97 seconds. She also ran to a second-place finish in that event at the America East Championships with a school-record time of 9:29.49.
  • Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) broke the school record in the 60-meter dash in 7.65 seconds at the ECACs.
  • Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) were selected to the 2012-13 America East Women’s Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team.
 

VOLLEYBALL (15-14 overall, 7-5 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team was ousted from the 2012 America East Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 loss to top-seeded University at Albany in a Nov. 16 semifinal match.
  • Prior to the start of the tournament, junior right side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team while outside hitter Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) and middle blocker Brenna Buckwalter (Evergreen, Colo.) were All-Rookie Team honorees and senior defensive specialist Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the end of Wildcat careers for Schnepp and setter Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.). Schnepp established a UNH single-season record for digs with 560 in 2012 and ended her career with 997 digs.
  • UNH had the highest number of volleyball student-athletes (13) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
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