Pohlmeyer, Tudela: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

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

September 23, 2013

DURHAM, N.H.Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) of the field hockey team and Jesus Tudela (Zaragoza, Spain) of the men’s soccer 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.

 

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Casey Pohlmeyer, field hockey

     Casey, a senior from Millersville, Md., set up a goal 62 seconds into the game and another with 92 seconds remaining to lift the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 2-1 victory against Central Michigan University in a neutral-site game (at Maine) on Sept. 21.

     The two assists tied her career high, and the captain, who plays on both penalty corner units, also tallied a team-high five shots against the Chippewas. Casey’s midfield play helped the Wildcats record a decisive advantage in both shots (22-5) and penalty corners (9-3).

     In seven games this season, Casey has recorded four points, all on assists; she leads the team in assists. She opened the season with an assist in consecutive games against Maryland and Ohio State.

     Casey was named to the America East All-Conference First Team last year as a junior, when she led the team in assists (nine) and ranked fourth in both goals (five) and points (19). With those numbers, she was third in America East in assists per game.

     Casey has started all 70 games the past four seasons and has compiled 42 points on 13 goals and 16 assists. Her other accolades include America East Academic Honor Roll (2010-11-12), All-Rookie Team (2010) and All-Championship Team (2012).

 

Jesus Tudela, men’s soccer

     Jesus, a sophomore from Zaragoza, Spain, scored the game-winning goal in both UNH men’s soccer games last week to lift the Wildcats to victories against the University of Rhode Island (4-0 on Sept. 18) and Grand Canyon University (1-0 on Sept 21).

     Jesus scored his first collegiate goal when he gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute vs. URI at Cowell Stadium. He also tallied an assist on UNH’s fourth goal to record a career-high three points vs. the Rams.

     In the next game vs. Grand Canyon, Jesus broke a scoreless tie in the eighth minute of overtime to give the ‘Cats a 1-0 victory at Bremner Field.

     Jesus leads UNH in goals (two) and points (six), and he is tied atop the assist leaderboard with two. He made his collegiate debut in the second game of the season, Sept. 1 vs. Evansville and recorded his first career point with an assist on the game-winning goal against Colgate on Sept. 8.

     Jesus did not see game action in 2012 but was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll. Prior to coming to UNH, Jesus captained U.D. Amistad in the Spanish U-19 National Division.


WEEKLY ACCOLADES
Kent Harlow, men's cross country -- America East Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week
Chelsey Serrano, women's cross country -- America East Women's Cross Country co-Performer of the Week

 

RECENT RESULTS

Wednesday, September 18

Men’s soccer: at UNH 4, Rhode Island 0 (Cowell Stadium)

Friday, September 20

Women’s cross country: 1st place at Maine, 16-45

Men’s cross country: 2nd place at Maine, 38-18

Volleyball: UConn 3, UNH 1 & No. 9 Minnesota 3, UNH 0 (at Dartmouth Duel)

Women’s soccer: at Bryant 2, UNH 0

Saturday, September 21

Men’s soccer: at UNH 1, Grand Canyon 0 (overtime) (Bremner Field)

Volleyball: Rhode Island 3, UNH 0 & Dartmouth 3, UNH 1 (at Dartmouth Duel)

Field hockey: UNH 2, Central Michigan 1 (at Maine)

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 23

UNH Coach’s Show, 7 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings (Fox Run Mall; Newington, N.H.)

     featuring UNH football head coach Sean McDonnell

Tuesday, September 24

Volleyball at Harvard, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 25

Women’s soccer at Holy Cross, 7 pm

Friday, September 27

Women’s cross country at Boston College Invitational, 3:30 pm (at Franklin Park)

Men’s cross country at Boston College Invitational, 4:15 pm (at Franklin Park)

Field hockey at UMass, 4 pm

Volleyball at UMass Lowell, 7 pm

Women’s ice hockey at St. Lawrence, 7 pm (season opener)

Saturday, September 28

Football at Lehigh, 12:30 pm

Men’s soccer at Hofstra, 2 pm

Women’s ice hockey at St. Lawrence, 3 pm

Sunday, September 29

Women’s soccer vs. Binghamton, 1 pm

Field hockey vs. Harvard, 2 pm

 
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH women’s cross country team almost completed a perfect score as the Wildcats swept the top four places in a 16-45 victory at the University of Maine on Sept. 20.
  • Junior Chelsey Serrano (Manchester, N.H.) completed the 5K course in a winning time of 17 minutes, 51.2 seconds. She was honored as America East Women's Cross Country co-Performer of the Week for her effort.
  • The next three ‘Cats crossed the finish line within four seconds of one another. Freshman Sarah Keiran (Boston, Mass.) was the runner-up in 18:05, followed by sophomore Amy Short (Keene, N.H.) in 18:07 and freshman Hannah Kimball (Lawrence, Mass.) at 18:09.
  • Amanda Szymanski (Londonderry, N.H.) closed the team scoring in sixth place with a time of 18:24.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 27 at the Boston College Invitational, which will be held at Franklin Park in Boston. Race time is 3:30 p.m.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country team, in competition for the first time in three weeks, were defeated 18-38 at the University of Maine on Sept. 20.
  • Senior Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) was the top Wildcat in third place overall. He completed the 8K course in 25 minutes, 41 seconds and was named America East Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week.
  • The next three ‘Cats crossed the finish line in a span of three seconds to finish 7th through 9th place. Junior Aidan Kimball (Atkinson, N.H.) led the quartet in seventh place with a time of 26:23. Freshman Ryan Chiesa (Stockholm, N.J.) was next in 26:24, followed by senior Louis Saviano (Sandown, N.H.; 26:25).
  • Junior Nathaniel Hathaway (Scarborough, Maine) rounded out the team scoring in 11th place with a time of 26:40.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 27 at the Boston College Invitational, which will be held at Franklin Park in Boston. Race time is 3:30 p.m.
 

FIELD HOCKEY (3-4 overall, 0-0 America East)

  • The University of New Hampshire field hockey team recorded a 2-1 victory against Central Michigan University in a Sept. 21 neutral-site game at the University of Maine. The Wildcats recorded the decisive advantage in both shots (22-5) and penalty corners (9-3).
  • Senior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) set up both UNH goals – 1:02 into the game and with 92 seconds remaining in the game – to match her career high of two assists. Pohlmeyer leads the team in assists (four) and is fourth in the America East conference in assists per game (0.57).
  • Senior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) gave the ‘Cats the early lead; she has scored a goal three of the last four games. Bozek is tied for second on the team in both goals (four) and points (eight).
  • Sophomore forward Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season with her game-winning goal. Flatley leads the team in points (12) and ranks fifth in America East in points/game (1.71).
  • New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 27 (4 p.m.) for a neutral-site game vs. Central Michigan at the University of Maine.
  • The Wildcats’ next home game is Sept. 29 (2 p.m.) against Harvard University.

FOOTBALL (1-1 overall, 0-0 CAA)

  • The No. 12/9 UNH football team had an open week last week following its 53-23 home win vs. Colgate University on Sept. 14.
  • Through two games, junior quarterback Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) has completed 35 of 53 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns to rank sixth in the CAA in pass efficiency (136.7)
  • Junior running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) is the team’s leading rusher with 144 yards on 27 carries and has scored three rushing TDs. Steriti is eighth in the CAA in rushing (72.0 ypg).
  • Senior wide receiver Justin Mello (Dartmouth, Mass.) is atop the Wildcats’ leaderboard in receptions (10) and receiving yards (218). With those numbers, Mello ranks second in receiving yards/game (109.0) and seventh in receptions/game (5.0).
  • UNH’s leading tackler is junior linebacker Shane McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.) with 18 tackles (8 solo, 10 assisted) and he is one of three ‘Cats with an interception. Senior captain and defensive back Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) is next with 17 tackles (12 solo, 5 assisted). McNeeley ranks sixth in the CAA in tackles per game (9.0) while Asam is 10th (8.5). Among defensive ends, senior Cody Muller (Telford, Pa.) is fourth in tackles/game (5.0).
  • Junior Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass.) leads the CAA in punting with an average of 47.5 yards per punt.
  • On the CAA leaderboard, UNH enters the week ranked third in scoring offense (37.0 ppg) and second in total offense (468.0 yards per game).
  • New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 28 at Lehigh (Bethlehem, Pa.). Game time at Goodman Stadium is 12:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (2-5-1 overall, 0-0-0 America East)

  • The UNH women’s soccer team was defeated 2-0 at Bryant (Sept. 20) in its only game last week. The Wildcats recorded an 8-6 edge in corner kicks.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.), making her second consecutive start, recorded five saves. Borkan has a 1-2-0 record with a 1.35 GAA and .821 save percentage in five games (three starts).
  • New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 25 (7 p.m.) at Holy Cross. Later in the week, the Wildcats play host to Binghamton University on Sept. 29 (1 p.m.) at Bremner Field; the first 100 fans receive a team poster.
 

MEN’S SOCCER (5-2-0 overall, 0-0-0 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team went 2-0-0 last week with shutout victories at home against the University of Rhode Island (4-0; Sept. 18 at Cowell Stadium) and Grand Canyon University (1-0, overtime; Sept. 21 at Bremner Field).
  • Sophomore Jesus Tudela (Zaragoza, Spain) recorded five points last week with two goals – both game-winners – and an assist. Tudela scored his first collegiate goal when he gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute vs. URI; he also tallied an assist on the fourth goal to record a career-high three points vs. the Rams. Tudela then scored in the eighth minute of overtime to lift the ‘Cats to a 1-0 victory vs. Grand Canyon.
  • Tudela leads the team in goals (two) and points (six); he is tied atop the assist leaderboard with two.
  • Three other Wildcats scored a first career goal vs. URI – A.J. Albers (Eagan, Minn.) in the 55th minute, Aaron Smith (Loudon, N.H.) in the 64th minute and Andrew Chaput (Manchester, N.H.) in the 82nd minute.
  • Christopher Wingate (Høvik, Norway) recorded his first career assist against URI on Albers’ goal and also set up Smith’s tally to finish with two assists.
  • Junior goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) recorded consecutive shutouts with a six-save effort vs. URI and four saves against Grand Canyon. Worra is 4-1-0 with a 0.38 GAA, .917 save percentage and three shutouts. With those numbers, Worra leads the America East conference in save percentage and is second in GAA.
  • New Hampshire returns to action for its home opener Sept. 18 (4 p.m.) against University of Rhode Island. UNH also plays host to Grand Canyon on Sept. 21 (7 p.m.) with an alumni game beforehand (4 p.m.).
 

VOLLEYBALL (5-10 overall, 0-0 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team was defeated in all four matches of last weekend’s Dartmouth Duel. The Wildcats lost to UConn (3-1) and ninth-ranked Minnesota (3-0) on Sept. 20, then fell to Rhode Island (3-0) and Dartmouth (3-1) on Sept. 21.
  • Sophomore Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) led the Wildcats with 31 kills in four matches last week, and she was second in digs with 34.
  • Junior Delaney Dameron (Alpharetta, Ga.) and senior Destiny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) tied for third in kills with 23 and they ranked 1-2, respectively, in hitting percentage at .348 and .309. Tolliver also recorded a team-high 10 blocks and is No. 1 in America East in blocks/set (1.04).
  • Madison Lightfoot (Clarkston, Mich.) once again spearheaded the defensive effort with 54 digs for an average of 3.86 per set.
  • Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) tallied 126 assists for an average of 9.00 per set in four matches last week.
  • UNH ranks second in America East in hitting percentage and blocks.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 24 at Harvard University and then opens America East conference play at newcomer UMass Lowell on Sept. 27. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.
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