Rausch, Vorachak: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotllight & Weekly Wildcat Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

April 11, 2011

DURHAM, N.H. Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) 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 this week's Wildcat Roundup.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Hayley Rausch, women’s lacrosse

     Hayley, a junior from Severna Park, Maryland, recorded career highs in both goals (five) and points (six) to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to a 13-12 come-from-behind victory against America East rival Boston University in double overtime at UNH’s Memorial Field on April 6.

     The captain scored four second-half goals, including the first two tallies of the half, to propel the comeback, then completed the comeback by scoring with 38 seconds remaining in the second extra session. In the next game at 10th-ranked Albany, Hayley tallied two points (one goal, one assist) as well as two draw controls.

     In 11 games this season, Hayley has amassed 24 points on 18 goals and six assists to tie for the team lead in goals, tie for second in points and rank fifth in assists; she is also second in shots (40). Hayley has recorded a point each of the last five games (with at least one goal in all five) and has a point in 10 of 11 overall with five multiple-point efforts. She has 10 goals and four assists during the current five-game point-scoring streak. Hayley also opened the 2011 season with a five-game point-scoring streak that extended her overall streak to 23 games. Her season highlights also include her 50th career goal.

     Hayley is a two-sport student-athlete for New Hampshire, as she is a three-time letterwinner on the UNH field hockey team. This past fall, she led the team in assists and points, and was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team.

 

Anthony Vorachak, men’s track & field

     Anthony, a senior from Lebanon, New Hampshire, opened the 2011 outdoor track & field season with a win and two runner-up finishes in a non-scoring meet against seven schools April 9th at UNH’s Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field facility.

     The throws and jumps specialist captured first place in the long jump with a leap of 6.49 meters. He placed second in the javelin with a mark of 58.25m and also took second place in the pole vault at a height of 4.40m.

      Anthonty closed out the 2010-11 indoor season by breaking the UNH record in the pentathlon when he amassed 5,041 points at the IC4A Championships that were held March 5-6. He finished in seventh place overall and tied for the third-best effort in the pole vault by clearing a height of 15 feet, 1 inch; his next-best finish in an individual event was seventh in the long jump.

     One week earlier at the New England Championships, which were also hosted by BU, Anthony was UNH’s top individual finisher with third place in the heptathlon (4,839 points). He captured fourth place in the heptathlon at the America East Championship.

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Wednesday, April 6

Women’s lacrosse: at UNH 13, Boston University 12 (double OT)

Saturday, April 9

Women’s track & field: non-scoring meet vs. Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Maine, Vermont

   and Northeastern at Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility

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

   Northeastern at Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility

Women’s lacrosse: at #10 Albany 16, UNH 8

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 16

Women’s lacrosse vs. Stony Brook, 1 p.m.

Women’s track & field, Wildcat Invitational II, 11 am

Men’s track & field, Wildcat Invitational II, 11 am

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (22-11-6, 17-6-4 Hockey East)

  • UNH, host of the NCAA Northeast Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.), was a 3-1 victor against fourth-ranked Miami University in the regional semifinal – the RedHawks had entered the game with a 13-game unbeaten streak – and then was ousted from the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 loss to ninth-ranked Notre Dame in the regional final.
  • It marked the third consecutive year that UNH advanced to the regional final, and the Wildcats are the only team that can boast that feat.
  • Senior forward Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) and junior defenseman Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) were named to the Division I RBK All-America First Team on April 8. Kessel is the seventh UNH men’s hockey player to garner multiple All-America honors, while Thompson is the first New Hampshire native at UNH to earn All-America status.
  • Thompson was named the Leonard Fowle MVP, given the Herb Gallaher Award (best forward) and named to the New England Men’s Division I All-Star Team.
  • Kessel joined Thompson on the New England All-Star Team.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (6-6, 1-2 America East)

  • New Hampshire went 1-1 last week in America East action with a 13-12 double overtime victory against Boston University and a 16-8 loss at 10th-ranked Albany.
  • UNH ended its 13-game losing streak to the BU Terriers by overcoming a 7-3 first-half deficit. Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) scored four second-half goals and then scored the game-winning goal with 38 seconds remaining in the second OT session to lead the offensive charge. Kathleen O’Keefe (Chatham, N.J.) backboned the defensive effort as she allowed just four goals and stopped five shots in 40 minutes, 20 seconds.
  • JoJo Curro (Amherst, N.H.) tallied an assist in both games last week to extend her assist streak to eight consecutive games.

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s outdoor track & field competed in a non-scoring meet against the University of Vermont, University of Maine, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University and College of the Holy Cross as well as members of Colby Sawyer College and Gordon College at UNH’s Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility on April 9.
  • Elizabeth Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) was the fastest runner in the 100-meter race in 12.73 seconds. She also took second place in the 200m (26.19 seconds).
  • Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) claimed top honors in the pole vault by clearing a height of 3.57m.
  • Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) was the first runner across the finish line in the 800m with a time of 2:12.41.
  • Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) had a winning effort of 10.49m in the hammer throw.
  • Also of note, Katherine Woods (Essex, Conn.) placed second in the 100m as well as fourth in the long jump.

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team opened the 2011 season April 9 with a non-scoring meet against the University of Vermont, University of Maine, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University and College of the Holy Cross as well as members of Colby Sawyer College and Gordon College.
  • Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) won the long jump (6.49 meters) and was the runner-up in both the javelin (58.25m) and pole vault (4.40m).
  • Six other Wildcats won individual events – Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump; Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) prevailed in the high jump; Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) recorded the best toss in the hammer throw; Michael Simon (Durham, Conn.) had the top effort in the javelin; William Godfrey (Merrimack N.H.) had the fastest time in the 800m; and Andrew Dionne (Westerly, R.I.) led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 10,000m.
 

COMPLETED WINTER SEASON WRAPUPS

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

  • New Hampshire saw its 2011 season come to an end March 5 with a 69-60 loss to Boston University in the America East quarterfinals. UNH raced out to a 12-3 lead but trailed 33-30 at the half. The Wildcats closed within one point, 39-38, with 15 minutes remaining but never regained the lead.
  • Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) was one of four Wildcats honored at the America East banquet. He was named to the All-Conference Team. Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) was voted to the All-Academic Team, Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) was an All-Defensive Team selection and Jordon Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) was tabbed to the All-Rookie Team.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-20, 6-10 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team saw its 2011 season come to an end with a 67-53 loss to Binghamton University in an America East quarterfinal on March 4.
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) and Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) were honored at the America East banquet prior to the tournament. Beliveau, who was the recipient of the 2011 America East Player of the Game Award, was selected to the All-Conference Second Team and the All-Academic Team. Hogan was an All-Rookie Team honoree.

GYMNASTICS (11-9, 2-3 EAGL)

  • New Hampshire placed fifth at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regional Championship that was held at the University of Oklahoma on April 2. The Wildcats compiled a team score of 194.5 points.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) recorded the team’s highest score in the all-around (38.925), vault (9.825) and balance beam (9.8). She tied for seventh on the beam.
  • Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) was top ‘Cat on the uneven bars with a 9.8.
  • Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) recorded a team-high mark of 9.8 on the floor exercise. She also had a score of 9.8 on the vault.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-2, 7-13-1 Hockey East)

  • New Hampshire finished the 2011 season tied for sixth in the Hockey East standings and did not advance to postseason play.
  • Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star.

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team placed eighth at the NCAA Ski Championships that were held March 9-12; it was the team’s highest finish since 2000.
  • Zach Clayton (Manassas, Va.) raced to All-America First Team status with a third-place finish in the men’s slalom. He earned All-America Second Team recognition with 10th place in the men’s giant slalom.
  • Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) earned All-America Second Team honors with an eighth-place finish in the men’s slalom.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-1)

  • UNH closed the 2011 season Feb. 25-27 by capturing the ECAC Championship. The Wildcats won the final event of the meet – the 400-yard freestyle relay – in an ECAC, conference and school record time of 3 minutes, 23.65 seconds to capture the overall title. It is the Wildcats’ first ECAC title since 2005.
  • UNH  totaled 11 ECAC champions with five school and five ECAC records at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH competed at the IC4A Championships that were held March 5-6 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center.
  • Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) set a school record in the heptathlon with a score of 5,041 points; he finished in seventh place overall. He tied for the third-best effort in the pole vault by clearing a height of 15 feet, 1 inch.
  • Matthew Guarante (Saugus, Mass.) finished just out of the scoring in ninth place in the men’s high jump with an effort of 6 feet, 8.25 inches.
  • Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) placed 12th in the weight throw with a toss of 55-10.25.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire competed against 49 other schools at the ECAC Championships, which were held March 5-6 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center, and finished in 21st place.
  • Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) turned in a record-breaking first-place finish in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16 minutes, 24.09 seconds. She broke her own mark that she established two weeks ago at the America East Championship.
  • The Wildcats also established a school record in the 4x800m relay. The quartet of Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.), Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) and Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) placed fifth overall with a time of 8:56.92 to break the mark that had stood since 2003.
  • Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) finished 11th in the triple jump while Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) were 11th and 12th, respectively, in the pentathlon.
 

FALL SEASON WRAPUP

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH wrapped up the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish at the ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 20; 20 teams competed at the meet.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH concluded the 2010 season with a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships, which were held Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park; 23 teams competed at the meet.

FIELD HOCKEY (14-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • UNH completed the 2010 season with a 14-7 record following a 2-1 overtime loss to Albany in the America East championship game on Oct. 6. The 14 victories marked the highest single-season total since the ’00 squad also had 14 wins.
  • Junior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team. It marks the second consecutive year a Wildcat was honored as an All-American.

FOOTBALL (8-5 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team was defeated 16-3 by fifth-ranked University of Delaware in an NCAA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium on Dec. 10.
  • Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) was named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was also named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2010 Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.

MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-6 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team concluded the 2010 season with a tie in the America East championship game at UMBC. The Wildcats and Retrievers battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, then UMBC won the title by virtue of a 5-3 edge on penalty kicks.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-8-4 overall, 4-3-1 America East)

  • UNH’s 2010 season came to an end with the fifth-seeded Wildcats’ 2-1 loss at fourth-seeded Albany in the America East quarterfinals on Oct. 28.

VOLLEYBALL (10-17 overall, 5-7 America East)

  • UNH ended the 2010 season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at UMBC on Nov. 12. UNH has reached double digits in wins five of the last six seasons.
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