May 16, 2011

Maguire, DeTurk: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

May 16, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) of the women’s track & field team and Paul DeTurk (Durham, 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

Keely Maguire, women’s track & field

     Keely, a junior from Georgetown, Massachusetts, helped New Hampshire win its first New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships team title last weekend at Southern Connecticut State University’s Jess Dow Field as she was one of four Wildcats to win an individual title.

     Keely was the New England champion of the 10,000-meter run in a time of 36 minutes, 41.12 seconds; she led a group of three ‘Cats among the top seven in the 26-runner field and crossed the finish line 30 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

     Keely concluded the month of April at the prestigious Penn Relays, where she placed 13th in the 10,000m with a personal-best time of 35:30.33.

     The distance runner opened the outdoor track & field season with a first-place finish in the 3,000m by crossing the finish line in 10:05.38 against four schools at Wildcat Invitational II.

     As a freshman in 2009, Keely won the 10,000m outdoor title and placed fifth in the 5,000m at the America East Championships.

 

Paul DeTurk, men’s track & field

     Paul, a graduate student out of Durham, New Hampshire, was an individual champion at the New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships that were held May 12-14 at Southern Connecticut State University’s Jess Dow Field. One year after finishing as runner-up in the event, Paul bested the field of 21 competitors in the hammer throw with a toss of 60.91 meters.

     One week earlier, Paul placed second in the hammer throw with a season-best mark of 62.10m. At the prestigious Penn Relays, he recorded a distance of 58.16m in that event to finish in seventh place. Near the end of April at the Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton University), Paul was runner-up in the hammer throw with a toss of 62.03m; there were 25 other throwers in that competition.

     The outdoor track & field season opened with two home meets at Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility. Paul competed against representatives from seven other schools and finished atop the list of all hammer throwers. He repeated as champion at Wildcat Invitational II against four other schools.

     Paul’s highlights from the 2010-11 indoor season included second place in the weight throw at the America East Championships, fifth place at New Englands and 12th at the IC4A Championships.

     Last year as a senior, Paul was the America East outdoor track & field individual champion in the hammer throw with a distance of 61.97m. He went on to compete at the NCAA East Regional Championship and placed 37th in the hammer throw. He also placed 12th in the hammer at the IC4A Championships as well as second in that event at the New England Championships.

     During the 2010 indoor season, Paul placed 3rd in the weight throw at the America East Championships and 20th at the IC4As. Back in the 2009 outdoor season, his highlights included 17th place at the IC4As (hammer throw), 5th at New Englands (hammer) and 4th at America East (hammer).

 

UNH ACCOLADES

  • Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year
    • Rita Ciambra, women’s track & field
    • Colin O’Donnell, men’s soccer
  • Tina True Memorial Award
    • Sara Heldman, volleyball
    • Paul DeTurk, men’s track & field
  • Athletic Director’s Award fro Academic Excellence
    • Kaitlyn Duggan, women’s track & field
    • Joe Corsello, men’s soccer
  • Community Involvement Award
    • Kaitlyn Duggan, women’s track & field
 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Thursday, May 12

Men’s track & field: at New England Championships (Day 1 of 3)

Women’s track & field: at New England Championships (Day 1 of 3)

Friday, May 13

Men’s track & field: at New England Championships (Day 2 of 3)

Women’s track & field: at New England Championships (Day 2 of 3)

Saturday, May 14

Men’s track & field: at New England Championships, ninth place (37 teams)

Women’s track & field: at New England Championships, first place (32 teams)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 27

Men’s track & field at NCAA East Regional (Bloomington, Ind.)

Women's track & field at NCAA East Regional (Bloomington, Ind.)

Saturday, May 28

Men’s track & field at NCAA East Regional (Bloomington, Ind.)

Women's track & field at NCAA East Regional (Bloomington, Ind.)

 

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team won its first New England Championships title as the Wildcats bested the 32-team field with 95 points. New Hampshire entered the final event trailing Northeastern University by one point in the standings, but earned four points with a fifth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay to claim the New England title at Southern Connecticut State University’s Jess Dow Field. 
  • Four ‘Cats won individual titles. Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.), one week after capturing her third America East conference outdoor title in the pole vault, also won that event at the New Englands with a mark of 4.10m. Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) ran to a first-place finish in the 5,000m (17 minutes, 4.34 seconds) one year after winning the 10,000m. Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) repeated as the triple jump champion with a winning leap of 12.27m. 
  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) led a trio of scoring Wildcats in the 10,000m by winning the event in 36:41.12. Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) followed in second place (37:11.27) and Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) was the seventh runner to cross the finish line at 38:15.03. 
  • UNH was just as impressive in the decathlon by taking the 3-4-5 positions. Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) led the way and was followed by Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine). Dugan also earned points in the long jump with an eighth-place finish. 
  • Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) raced to fifth place in the 400m finals with a time of 57.35 seconds. Four other ‘Cats to earn points were: Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) in the hammer throw (7th), Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) in the long jump (7th), Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) in the 3,000m steeplechase (8th) and Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) in the 800m (8th). 
  • In other relays, the 4x800m squad took second place in 9:03.03 and the 4x100m relay was fifth in 48.54 seconds. 


MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team totaled 34 points to finish 9th of 37 teams at the New England Championships that were held May 12-14 at Southern Connecticut State University’s Jess Dow Field.
  • Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.), runner-up in the hammer throw at the 2010 New England outdoor championships, claimed first place in the hammer with a toss of 60.91 meters.
  • Mike Simon (Durham, Conn.), who won a fourth consecutive America East title in the javelin the previous week, placed third in the event with a mark of 59.51m.
  • A pair of ‘Cats recorded fourth-place efforts. Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.), the 2011 conference titlist in the high jump, cleared a height of 2.00m at the New Englands. Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) crossed the finish line in 3 minutes, 50.86 seconds in the 1,500m.
  • Two other Wildcats had sixth-place finishes. Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) recorded a leap of 14.07m in the triple jump while Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) had a time of 14:58.42 in the 5,000m.
 
 

COMPLETED SPRING SEASON WRAPUPS 

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (8-9, 3-3 America East)

  • New Hampshire extended its league record for consecutive America East Championship tournament appearances to 14 years.
  • Prior to the start of the tourney, the America East announced its All-Conference teams and UNH had two representatives on all four squads: Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.), First Team; Kathleen O’Keefe (Chatham, N.J.) and Ally Stager (Reading, Mass.), Second Team; Cara Dowdle (Northbrook, Ill.) and Cori Rees (East Hampstead, N.H.), All-Rookie Team; Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) and Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.), All-Rookie Team.
  • The end of the 2011 season marked the end of a UNH career for Duclos. She finished with career totals of 31 goals, six assists, 129 ground balls, 153 draw controls and 69 caused turnovers in 63 games (all starts).


FOOTBALL: BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

  • The football team concluded its spring season with the annual Blue/White Scrimmage on May 7. Team Wild, quarterbacked by Kevin Decker (Armonk, N.Y.) and James Brady (Deer Park, N.Y.), scored 31 points while Team Cats, with Alex Park (Upper St. Clair, Pa.) and Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) as the signal callers, scored 16 points.
  • Decker completed 9 of 15 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns and Brady was 6-for-7 for 34 yards and one TD. Park finished 7 of 10 for 70 yards and one TD, and Vailas went 6-for-9 for 37 yards and closed the scrimmage with a four-yard TD run.
  • Mickey Mangieri (Pound Ridge, N.J.), who missed the entire 2010 season after suffering a broken leg in the fall 2010 Blue/White Game, made four receptions for 40 yards (one TD), rushed once for 17 yards and completed a 60-yard pass.
  • Chris Chandler (Wakefield, Mass.) had the highest receiving yard total with 74 on three catches, including the 60-yard pass from Mangieri. R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) tied Mangieri with a team-high four receptions, and both had a TD reception.
  • Jimmy Owens (West Deptford, N.J.) ran for a 65-yard score and had three carries for 70 yards. Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) was the next leading ground gainer with 21 yards on three carries.
  • Tre Williams (Syracuse, N.Y.) recorded a game-high six tackles to lead Team Wild and Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.), who is making the transition to safety after playing wide receiver in 2010, made a team-high five tackles for Team Cats. Jimmy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) recorded two sacks.
  • A.J. DeLago (Menands, N.Y.) made his only field goal attempt (38 yards) and was 4-for-4 in PATs. Nick Pellino (Danvers, Mass.) made a 28-yard field goal attempt and Anthony Guidice (Nashua, N.H.) was successful on his lone PAT. Also in the kicking game, Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass) had three punts, each distancing 40 yards.
 
 

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.
 

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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