UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
May 2, 2011
DURHAM, N.H. – Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) of the women’s track & field team and Mike Simon (Durham, Conn.) 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.
Camille Quarles, women’s track & field
Camille, a senior from Derry, New Hampshire, set a school record in the triple jump at the prestigious Penn Relays on April 27 with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 12.23 meters to highlight what has been another outstanding track & field season.
She opened the 2011 outdoor season with a second-place effort in the triple jump at Wildcat Invitational I (April 9) and one week later she won the individual title in the long jump at Wildcat Invitational II. Camille continued her consistently strong performances at the Larry Ellis Invitational (April 23) by winning the triple jump at the 35-team event.
Camille had another outstanding indoor track & field season in 2010-11 as she broke the school record in the triple jump with a winning leap of 40 feet, 0.75 inches Feb. 26 at the New England Championship. One week earlier, she took third place in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump at the America East indoor championship.
As a freshman, Camille place fifth in both the long jump and triple jump at the America East indoor championship. In 2009, she finished third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump at the league indoor championship. Last year, Camille took fourth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump.
Camille and the rest of the team will compete at the 2011 America East Outdoor Track & Field Championship on May 7-8 at UMBC Stadium (Baltimore, Md.). Last year at the league outdoor championships, she placed second in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump and then went on to win the triple jump at the New England Championship and finish 10th in that event at the ECAC meet. At the 2009 America East outdoor meet, Camille placed fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump.
Mike Simon, men’s track & field
Mike, a senior from Durham, Connecticut, has had a record-setting career competing in the javelin for the UNH men’s outdoor track & field team. He won the javelin at the America East Championships as a freshman in the 2008 season, repeated as champion in that event at the 2009 conference championships and once again defended that title at the 2010 America East Championships.
And this year’s results illustrate that he is primed to have the ability to three-peat at the 2011 America East Championships that are being held May 7-8 at UMBC Stadium (Baltimore, Md.).
Mike opened his senior season with a first-place finish at both the Wildcat Invitational I (April 9) and Wildcat Invitational II (April 16) at UNH’s Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility. He then took third place at the Larry Ellis Invitational that was attended by 35 teams with a NCAA Regional-qualifying throw of 62.79 meters and won the javelin title at the prestigious Penn Relays with an IC4A-qualifying distance of 64.50m.
Mike is the UNH record holder in the javelin with a mark of 66.33 meters. His other career highlights include a ninth-place finish at the 2010 IC4A outdoor championships and second place at the ’09 New England outdoor championships
Kate Gunts, women’s lacrosse: America East Defensive Player of the Week
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Tuesday, April 26
Men’s track & field: 2nd place at Holy Cross (with Rhode Island, Worcester State)
Thursday, April 28
Women’s track & field at Penn Relays
Men’s track & field at Penn Relays
Friday, April 29
Women’s lacrosse: #9 Boston College 14, at UNH 9 (Senior Day)
Women’s track & field at Penn Relays
Women’s track & field at Penn Relays
Saturday, April 30
Men’s track & field at UMass Invitational, 11 am
Women’s track & field at UMass Invitational, 11 am
Women’s track & field at Penn Relays
Women’s track & field at Penn Relays
Sunday, May 1
Women’s lacrosse: UNH 12, at Binghamton 10
Thursday, May 5
Women’s lacrosse at #9 Albany, 1 pm (America East semifinal)
Saturday, May 7
Men’s track & field at America East Championships, 9 am
Women’s track & field at America East Championships, 9 am
Women’s lacrosse vs. Boston U. / UMBC, 1pm (America East final)
Sunday, May 8
Men’s track & field at America East Championships
Women’s track & field at America East Championships
WOMEN’S LACROSSE (8-8, 3-3 America East)
- New Hampshire overcame a five-goal deficit in the second half to defeat Binghamton, 12-10, in the regular-season finale and earn a berth in the America East Championship tournament for a league-record 14th consecutive year.
- Kate Gunts (Wilton, Conn.), inserted into the starting lineup at the last minute, made a season-high 10 saves at Binghamton (Gunts made a career-high 11 saves April 2009 vs. Boston U.). She made six saves in the last 20:46 of the game to keep the Bearcats scoreless.
- Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) matched her career highs in both goals (three) and points (five) at Binghamton.
- JoJo Curro (Amherst, N.H.) enters the postseason with a 12-game point-scoring streak.
- Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) and Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) are approaching the 100-point milestone. Rausch currently has 96 points and Keagins has 94.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team sent a handful of competitors to the prestigious Penn Relays while the majority of the squad competed at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet, which included four other teams.
- Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) highlighted the Wildcats’ effort at the Penn Relays with a fourth-place finish at the 10,000-meter run in 35 minutes, 11.19 seconds. Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) took 13th place in that event (35:30.33).
- Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) took fifth in the Eastern triple jump with a school-record mark of 12.23m.
- The 4x800m relay team of Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.), Catherine Perrella (Bedford, N.H.), Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) placed eighth in the College Division with a time of 8:58.98.
- Three Wildcats, as well as the 4x100m relay team, won individual titles at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet. Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) won the 100m in 12.52 seconds and the ‘Cats also finished 3-4-5 in that event. Brehm combined with Elizabeth Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.), Katherine Woods (Essex, Conn.) and Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.) in the 4x100m relay.
- Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) captured first place in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.34m and Laurel Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) was the fastest runner in the 3000m steeplechase. She crossed the finish line in 10:51.69.
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team competed at three events last week. The Wildcats opened with a runner-up finish at Holy Cross (four teams competed), then finished fourth at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (six teams). A handful of ‘Cats also competed at the prestigious Penn Relays.
- Mike Simon (Durham, Conn.) continued his dominant run in the 2011 outdoor season by finishing first in the 31-thrower field of the College Division at the Penn Relays with a javelin toss of 64.50m.
- Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) placed seventh in the championship hammer throw with a mark of 58.16. Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) tied for 10th in the eastern high jump by clearing a height of 1.96m.
- At Holy Cross, four Wildcats – and the 4x400m relay team – claimed individual titles. UNH dominated the 1500-meter run by claiming the top six places, led by Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) with a time of 3:54.30. Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) won the 800m (1:53.66), Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) was the fastest runner in the 5000m (15:24.55) and Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) was the top performer in the high jump (1.93m).
- At UMass, five ‘Cats turned in top-three efforts and that included second-place finishes by Mike Marshall (Salem, N.H.) in the 110m hurdles (14.92), Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) in the high jump (1.89m), Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) in the triple jump (13.52m) and Michael Courturier (Dover, N.H.) in the hammer throw (50.05m). Hoddwells also placed fourth in the long jump (6.66m).
- The other top-three effort was turned in by John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.), who was third overall in the shot put with a mark of 14.40m. He took fourth place in the discus (42.85).
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.
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 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.
- 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.