Letourneau, Dupuis: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup


May 7, 2012


DURHAM, N.H. – Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) of the women’s track & field team and Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, 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 the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.



Allison Letourneau, women’s track & field

Allison, a graduate student from Kingston, Nova Scotia, competed in a pair of events at the America East Championships over the weekend in Orono, Maine.

Letorneau shattered her own school record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:20.99 in the event. Earlier in the year, Letourneau set a new record in the event at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Weaver Stadium in Princeton, N.J. There, she broke a decade-old record with a time of 4:24.57.

Letorneau also ran anchor in the 4x800 relay race where she helped the ‘Cats place fourth in the race. Collectively, the team garnered a time of 9:26.07.


Chris Dupuis, men’s track & field

     Dupuis, a junior from Plaistow, New Hampshire, helped lead the University of New Hampshire men’s track & field squad to a fifth-place finish at the America East Championships in Orono, Maine this past weekend.

 On day one, Dupuis picked up a second-place finish in the hammer throw, helping the Wildcats sit in fourth place at the end of the first day of competition. He tallied an IC4A-qualifying toss of 183-04 in the event’s field of 16.

Dupuis also competed in the discus during the AE Championships. He picked up an 18th-place finish with a throw of 123-07.



Tuesday, May 1

Women’s lacrosse: at Boston College 11, UNH 6

Saturday, May 5

Football (blue-white scrimmage): offense 96, defense 46

May 5-6

Men’s track & field at America East Championships: 5th place

Women’s track & field at America East Championships: 6th place



Friday, May 11

Men’s track & field at New England Championships, 10 a.m. (Cambridge, Mass.)

Women’s track & field at New England Championships, 10 a.m. (Cambridge, Mass.)

Saturday, May 12

Men’s track & field at New England Championships, 10 a.m. (Cambridge, Mass.)

Women’s track & field at New England Championships, 10 a.m. (Cambridge, Mass.)



  • The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team completed the America East Championships in Orono, Maine with a fifth-place finish, scoring 84.50 points.
  • Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) won an individual title in the shot put, the fourth of his career, with an IC4A-qualifiying throw of 56-10.00.
  • D’mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) took home a second-place finish in Sunday’s finals of the 110-meter hurdles with an IC4A-qualifying time of 14.53.
  • Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) and George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) both qualified for the IC4As in the hammer throw competition. Dupuis notched second place with a throw of 183-04 while Jumpp finished fourth with a throw of 174-03.
  • Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) placed third in the 800 meters, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:51.48, qualifying him for the IC4As.
  • Freshman John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) took a fifth place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with an IC4A-qualifying time of 9:10.68.
  • The 4x800 relay team of Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.), Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, Conn.), Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) and Greene garnered a second place finish with an IC4A-qualifying time of 7:37.07.
  • The team will return to action May 11-12 at the New England Championships held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.


  • The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team recorded a sixth place finish at the America East Championships in Orono, Maine on Sunday. The team tallied a total of 88.50 points during the two-day competition.
  • Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) shattered her own school record in the finals of the 1,500 meters on Sunday with a time of 4:20.99. The time earned her second place in the event and qualified her for the ECACs. Junior Keely McGuire (Georgetown, Mass.) also qualified for the ECACs in the event with a fifth place finish and a time of 4:28.08.
  • Rosemary Reed (West Greenwich, R.I.) took second place in the hammer throw with an ECAC-qualifying throw of 167-08.
  • Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) earned a spot in the ECACs in the javelin with a second-place throw of 139-06.
  • Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) finished third in the 10,000 meters with a time of 37:45.96.
  • The 4x100 relay team of Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.), Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.), Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine) and Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) finished fourth with a time of 48.18, while the 4x800 team of Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.), Maguire, Boucher and Letorneau finished fourth with an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:13.64.
  • The team will return to action at the New England Championships May 11-12. The event is being held at on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Mass.


  • The football team concluded its spring season with the annual Blue/White Scrimmage on May 5 with the offense (white) defeating the defense (blue), 96-46.
  • Quarterbacks James Brady (Deer Park, N.Y.) and Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.), both after the vacant starting position, paced the offense with a pair of stellar performances. Brady (13-for-17, 300 yards/eight rushes-39 yards, TD) highlighted his performance on a 70-yard touchdown pass to Tim Farina (Campton, N.H.) while Vailas (2-for-7, 18 yards, TD) sprinted for a 90-yard touchdown.
  • Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) led receivers with four receptions for 101 yards and a pair of TDs while Jimmy Giansante (Jefferson Hills, Pa.) caught three passes and tallied a 10-yard touchdown on the afternoon.
  • Redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) led the rushing category with 61 yards on 10 carries, including an 11-yard touchdown run.
  • Linebacker Michael Bradley (Concord, N.H.) tallied a game-high seven tackles, including one for a loss while Robbie Zauck (Ocean City, N.J.) tallied four tackles, two of which were sacks.



WOMEN’S LACROSSE (5-11 overall, 2-4 America East)

  • The UNH women’s lacrosse team concluded its season with an 11-6 loss at No. 18 Boston College on May 1.
  • Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) ended the season with a 10-game scoring streak, bringing her season total a team-high 34.
  • Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) was tabbed the 2012 America East Women’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, receiving 31 percent of the votes cast. She was also selected to the America East All-Conference First Team.
  • Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) was tabbed an All-Conference Second Team selection while Puccia received an All-Rookie Team nod.
  • Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.) and Jamie DePetris (Randor, Pa.) were voted to the All-Academic Team.

MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-16 overall, 7-9 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team exited the America East Championship with a 63-45 loss to the University at Albany on March 3 at Chase Family Arena (University of Hartford).
  • A trio of Wildcats received America East awards at the annual league banquet. Senior guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) was named to the All-Conference Second Team, senior center Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) was tabbed to the America East All-Academic Team for the third consecutive year and Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) was selected to the All-Defensive Team for the second time in as many years.
  • Abreu ranks first on UNH’s career leaderboard for games played (118) and minutes played (3,879) as well as third in scoring (1,583), fourth in both 3-pointers made (216) and field goals made (535), fifth in free throws made (197) and 10th in steals (115).
  • Benson finishes second in program history in blocks (79) and eighth in rebounds (642).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (16-14 overall, 9-7 America East)

  • UNH was defeated 63-59 by Holy Cross in the opening round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational on Thursday, March 15. UNH erased a 13-point first-half deficit to take a 39-38 lead and then trailed by no more than six points until the final minute of play (seven point deficit).
  • Senior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) matched her season high of 24 points – and also recorded eight rebounds and five steals – against Holy Cross. Sophomore guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) contributed 16 points, six rebounds and three assists.
  • UNH finished with its first winning season since 2006 and its most wins since 2002.
  • Beliveau was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team, All-Defensive Team and All-Academic Team.
  • Junior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) was an America East All-Conference Second Team selection.


  • The UNH men’s cross country team concluded the 2011 season Nov. 12 at the NCAA Northeast Regional (at the University of Buffalo) and raced to 21st place in the 33-team field. UNH finished with 559 points and was the third-best America East conference team at the meet.


  • The UNH women’s cross country team finished in 12th place at the NCAA Northeast Regional that were held Nov. 12 at the University of Buffalo. The Wildcats compiled 274 points and were the second-best America East conference school in the 36-team field.
  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) earned a place on the NCAA All-Northeast Region Team by virtue of her 24th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 15. [The top 15 competitors at each regional is recognized.]
  • Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) were named to the 10-member America East All-Academic Team. Beattie placed 10th at the conference championship meet and James followed in 11th place. [To be nominated, student-athletes must participate in at least 50% of the team’s competitions and have a minimum GPA of 3.30.]

FIELD HOCKEY (17-5 overall, 4-1 America East)

  • The ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team was defeated 5-4 by eighth-ranked University of Michigan in an NCAA first-round game that was played Nov. 12 at the University of North Carolina’s Henry Stadium.
  • The Wildcats finished the season with 17 wins to tie the school single-season record that was established by the 1986 national runner-up team. This year’s squad broke the single-season record for goals (78), assists (61) and points (217).
  • Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was selected to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team and Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) was voted to the Second Team.
  • Frates was named the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year.
  • Robin Balducci was named the Dita/NFHCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year.
  • Frates, Lyons and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team while Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was a Second Team honoree.
  • UNH, led by 21st-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as the America East Coaching Staff for the second consecutive year.
  • Frates was the unanimous selection as the America East Offensive Player of the Year. She was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Lyons and Rausch.
  • Bozek, Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) were named to the America East All-Conference Second Team.
  • Maegan Grew (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) were selected to the America East All-Rookie Team.

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

  • The 11th-ranked UNH football team was ousted from postseason play with a 26-25 second-round loss at seventh-ranked Montana State University on Dec. 3.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named the 17th Buck Buchanan Award winner as the national defensive player of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). His other 2011 postseason accolades include: Associated Press All-America Second Team, Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team, Phil Steele’s All-America First Team, The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America Team, College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team, College Sports Madness All-America Team, Beyond Sports College Network All-America First Team and Defensive National Player of the Year, College Sporting News 2011 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team, Gold Helmet Award (New England’s player of the year), All-CAA First Team, All-New England Team and College Football Performance Awards Elite Linebacker Award.
  • Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was named to the 14th annual Footbal Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He previously earned a berth on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Footbll Team (selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America)
  • UNH has advanced to the FCS tournament eight consecutive years, which marks the longest active streak by any team.

GYMNASTICS (14-15 overall, 4-1 EAGL)

  • The UNH gymnastics team recorded a team score of 193.9 points to place sixth at the 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Fayetteville Regional, hosted by the University of Arkansas, on April 7.
  • This marked the 30th NCAA Regional appearance for the Wildcats in 31 years and the 32ndpostseason appearance in head coach Gail Goodspeed's 33 years at the University.
  • In her final collegiate meet, senior co-captain Ali Carr (Chelmlsford, Mass.) recorded a team-high 9.825 on the balance beam. She also tied with junior co-captain Courtney Connors(Buffalo, N.Y.) for UNH’s highest score of 9.800 on vault.
  • Junior Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) and sophomore Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) led the way on floor exercise with matching scores of 9.800.
  • Junior Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) and Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.), another senior competing for the last time as a collegian, were the top ‘Cats on the uneven bars at 9.750.
  • New Hampshire scored a 195.225 to finish sixth at the EAGL Championship on March 24. The Wildcats' Regional Qualifying Score is 195.120, they averaged a 194.358 and their season-high total was a 195.800 at the UNH Invitational quad-meet March 3.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (15-19-3 overall, 11-14-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team fell 5-4 in double overtime in Game 3 of the best of three Hockey East quarterfinal series at sixth-ranked Boston University on March 11. The Wildcats prevailed 3-2 in double overtime in Game 1, but then BU leveled the series with a 4-2 victory in Game 2.
  • That victory was the 499th for UNH head coach Dick Umile.
  • Freshmen Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) and Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) were named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and the Wildcats were honored with the 2012 Charlie Holy Team Sportsmanship Award.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-22-3 overall, 4-15-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team was ousted from the Hockey East tournament with a loss at ninth-ranked Boston University in a Feb. 26 quarterfinal game at Walter Brown Arena.
  • Junior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) and junior defenseman Kristine Horn(Utica, Mich.) were named 2012 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Stars.


  • The New Hampshire men’s indoor track & field team placed fourth at the America East Championships and then 11th at the New England Championships.
  • Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) won the shot put title at both the league and New England meets. He won the event at every indoor meet until the IC4A Championship, where he placed fourth. Paey was honored as America East Field Performer of the Week five times during the 2011-12 season.


  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team finished sixth at the America East Championship and seventh at the New England Championship.
  • Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) were named to the 2012 America East All-Academic Team. Letourneau finished second in the mile at the America East Championships and broke school records in both the 1,000 meters (2 minutes, 48.16) and the mile (4:42.47). Pothier placed third in the weight throw at the league championship meet.
  • Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) ran to a school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:17.62 at the BU Terrier Classic (Jan. 27).


  • The UNH ski team finished in 10th place at the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships that were held March 7-10 in Bozeman, Montana. The Wildcats placed in the top 10 for the 23rd time in the 30 years Cory Schwartz has coached the squad.
  • A total of 12 Wildcats were named to the 2012 National Ski Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Four ‘Cats – Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario), Tristan Ramey(Anchorage, Alaska), Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) and Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) – recorded a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario), Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) and Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) garnered All-Academic Team honors for the third consecutive year.
  • Atkinson, Guiney and Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) were named to the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association All-East Second Team.


MEN’S SOCCER (7-9-2 overall, 1-4-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team wrapped up the 2011 season with a 3-0 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Bremner Field on Nov. 1.
  • UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Two Wildcats received America East All-Conference team honors. Senior midfielder Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) was selected to the Second Team for the third consecutive year, while freshman goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team.
  • Five student-athletes were named to the America East All-Academic Team (minimum 3.30 GPA and a starter or prominent reserve). Hilton was joined on the team by Alex Russell(Harrisburg, Pa.), Ryan McNabb (Downinton, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden) andJeffrey Turner (Blandon, Pa.).

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

  • The fourth-seeded UNH women’s soccer team was ousted from the America East tournament with a 1-0 loss to fifth-seeded Binghamton University at Bremner Field on Oct. 27. The Wildcats made a league-best 11th consecutive league tourney appearance.
  • UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team.Stephanie Gilkenson (Cranston, R.I.) and Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) were Second Team selections and Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) was an All-Rookie Team honoree.

SWIMMING & DIVING (6-2 overall, 2-1 America East)

  • Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) was selected the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women’s Swimming & Diving, the league announced April 12. McCandless recorded six top-five finishes, including a gold-medal performance in the 1650-yard freestyle, at the 2012 league championships. She dominated the 200 butterfly in the regular season with four first-place finishes, and also recorded a pair of wins in the 500 free. In the classroom, McCandless has a 3.60 cumulative grade-point-average as a cellular and molecular biology major.
  • The UNH swimming & diving team placed third at the America East Championships, which were held Feb. 24-27 at Boston University’s Aquatic Center.
  • Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) broke a pair of records en route to being named the Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer and Rookie of the Year. It is the first time in conference history someone won both awards in the same year.
  • UNH earned the America East Coaching Staff of the Year Award for the third consecutive year and 12th time in head coach Josh Willman’s career.
  • Mann broke the America East Championships and league records in the 200-yard individual medley with a winning time of 2:01.32 on Friday. Then on Saturday, Mann swam to a school- and conference-record time of 4:14.10 in the 400 individual medley. That mark qualifies as an NCAA provisional time and ranks 42nd in the country.
  • Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) took the top spot in the 1,650 freestyle and was the third-fastest swimmer in the 200 butterfly on the final day of competition. On day two, McCandless raced to third place in the 500 free.
  • Grace Borchers (Evanston, Ill.) captured first place in the 100 butterfly.
  • Sydney Tribou (Orlando, Fla.) was the runner-up in the 200 freestyle and raced to fourth place in both the 1,650 free and 500 free.


VOLLEYBALL (10-20 overall, 8-4 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team, the second seed of the America East Championship tournament, was defeated 3-1 by Stony Brook University in a Nov. 18 semifinal match at the University at Albany.
  • Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) and Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) were voted to the 2011 America East All-Academic Volleyball Team on Dec. 9.
  • Keding was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team while Laquerre, Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) and Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) were Second Team honorees.
  • Keding was named to the All-Championship Team.
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