October 11, 2010

DURHAM, N.H.Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) of the field hockey team and Colin O’Donnell (Hampden, N.H.) 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 this week's Wildcat Roundup.



Whitney Frates, field hockey

     Whitney factored in both of the UNH field hockey team’s goals with a goal and assist in a 2-0 victory against the University of Vermont last Saturday; the assist marked her 75th career point. It was the second consecutive game with a goal for Whitney, who also scored a goal in last week’s 4-3 loss to Dartmouth College.

    Whitney has scored a goal in four of the last five games with a total of 14 points (six goals, two assists) in that span. She is currently ranked fourth in the America East conference in goals and fifth in points.

     Whitney has recorded a point in eight of 14 games this season with totals of nine goals and five assists for 23 points. She has two game-winning goals in the month of October (Oct. 1 at Maine; Oct. 9 vs. Vermont) and three total in 2010.

     Her collegiate accolades include NFHCA Northeast Region First Team (2009) and NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team (’08) as well as America East Academic Honor Roll (’09) and All-Conference First Team (‘09).

     On UNH’s career leaderboards, Whitney is tied for 14th in goals (27), sixth in assists (21) and is 11th in points (75).

 Colin O’Donnell, men’s soccer

     Colin recorded his fifth shutout of the season – the 16th of his career – with a four-save effort in the UNH men’s soccer team’s scoreless tie at home against UMBC on Oct. 9. Earlier in the week, he made four saves in the team’s 2-0 loss at 18th-ranked Michigan State.

     In addition to five shutouts, Colin’s 2010 season statistics include a 0.51 goals-against-average and .886 save percentage. Those numbers currently rank No. 3 in the nation in save percentage and No. 7 in GAA. Colin leads the America East conference in GAA, save percentage and shutouts.

     Colin opened the 2010 season by earning Tournament MVP and All-Tournament Team honors at the 21st Annual Nike Fall Classic that was held at UNH. He matched his career high of seven saves in the Wildcats’ 1-0 win against Central Connecticut State in that tourney.

     In 2009, Colin was honored as the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year (men’s soccer) and the America East Goalkeeper of the Year.


WEEKLY HONORS  (NOTE: America East awards will be announced Oct. 12) 

John Greer, football: CAA Defensive Player of the Week



Wednesday, October 6

Field hockey: Dartmouth 4, at UNH 3

Men’s soccer: at #18 Michigan State 2, UNH 0

Thursday, October 7

Women’s soccer: at Albany 2, UNH 1

Friday, October 8

Men’s ice hockey: at #3 Miami 6, #8 UNH 3

Volleyball: at Binghamton 3, UNH 1

Women’s ice hockey: at Syracuse 4, #8 UNH 2

Saturday, October 9  HOMECOMING WEEKEND

Football: at #22 UNH 17, #11 Richmond 0

Field hockey: at UNH 2, Vermont 0

Men’s soccer: at UNH 0, UMBC 0 (tie, double OT)

Men’s cross country: 27th place at New England Championship (at Franklin Park)

Women’s ice hockey: at Colgate 1, #8 UNH 0 (OT)

Men’s ice hockey: #8 UNH 6, at #3 Miami 3

Sunday, October 10

Volleyball: at Albany 3, UNH 1

Women’s soccer: UNH 1, at Maine 0



Wednesday, October 13

Men’s soccer at Stony Brook, 7 pm

Thursday, October 14

Women’s soccer vs. Stony Brook, 3:30 pm

Friday, October 15

Women’s ice hockey at Rensselaer, 7 pm

Saturday, October 16

Swimming & Diving vs. Siena, 12 pm

Field hockey vs. Boston U., 1 pm


Men’s ice hockey vs. Michigan, 7 pm

Football at James Madison, 3:30 pm (TV: CSN-NE)

Women’s ice hockey at Union, 4 pm

Men’s soccer at Hartford, 7 pm

Women’s cross country at Albany Invitational

Sunday, October 17

Swimming & Diving vs. Wagner, 12 pm

Women’s soccer vs. Vermont, 2 pm

Field hockey at Boston College, 3 pm



  • UNH raced to a 27th-place finish at the 47-team field at the New England Championship that was held Oct. 9 at Franklin Park in Boston.
  • Alex Beaulieu (Merrimack, N.H.) was the top Wildcat finisher in 53rd place.
  • UNH, which rested its top runners at New Englands, returns to action Oct. 30 for the America East Championship at Franklin Park.


  • The UNH women’s cross country team sent just one runner to compete at the New England Championship that was held Oct. 9 at Franklin Park in Boston. Katherine Chwasciak (Webster, N.H.) completed the 5K course in 171st place in the 322-runner field.
  • UNH returns to action Oct. 16 at the Albany Invitational.

FIELD HOCKEY (10-4 overall, 2-0 America East)

  • UNH improved to 2-0 in the league with a 2-0 victory against Vermont. In last week’s other action, the Wildcats lost 4-3 to Dartmouth.
  • Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) made a career-high 12 saves, including nine in the first half, vs. Dartmouth. She recorded her second shutout of the season and sixth of her career with a two-save effort vs. UVM.
  • UNH has a 6-1 record and outscored the opposition 19-8 at Memorial Field this season.
  • Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) both matched a personal best of two assists vs. Dartmouth.

FOOTBALL (3-3 overall, 1-2 CAA)

  • The 22nd-ranked UNH football team recorded six interceptions and a fumble recovery in a 17-0 victory against 11th-ranked Richmond at Homecoming (Oct. 9) in front of a crowd of 12,095 at Cowell Stadium.
  • UNH has won a school-record 12 consecutive home games.
  • John Greer (Buffalo, N.Y.) recorded a career-high two interceptions vs. the Spiders. He scored the first points of the game when he intercepted a pass and raced 40 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown at 12:40 of the first quarter. His second interception and 20-yard return set up UNH’s third score of the game, a 34-yard field goal at 9:11 of the third quarter.
  • Mike Perkins (Hingham, Mas.) also recorded two interceptions as the Wildcats recorded their first shutout since Nov. 12, 2005 (56-0 win vs. Iona).

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (1-1-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team opened the 2010-11 season with a road split against third-ranked Miami. After falling 6-3 in the opener (which included an empty-net goal), the Wildcats responded with a 6-3 victory in which they scored five second-period goals.
  • Matt DiGirolamo (Ambler, Pa.) recorded career highs in saves in consecutive games with 35 and 36.
  • Twelve different UNH players registered a point in the weekend series at Miami. Phil DeSimone (Amherst, N.Y.) had a team-high three points with a goal and two assists.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (1-2-0, 1-0-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH continued its stretch of five consecutive road games last weekend with losses against Syracuse (4-2) and Colgate (1-0, overtime).
  • Arielle O’Neill (St. Catharines, Ontario) scored her first collegiate goal with a two-goal effort at Syracuse.
  • Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) stopped 22 of 23 shots she faced against Colgate.

MEN’S SOCCER (5-2-3 overall, 0-1-1 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team finished the week 0-1-1 with a 2-0 loss at 18th-ranked Michigan State and a scoreless tie vs. UMBC on Homecoming.
  • Colin O’Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) recorded his conference-best fifth shutout of the season with a four-save effort vs. UMBC. The five shutouts matches his single-season high and increases his career total to 16.
  • Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) leads the ‘Cats with six points (two goals, two assists).

WOMEN’S SOCCER (6-6-3 overall, 2-2-0 America East)

  • UNH split a pair of road games last week last week with a 2-1 loss to Albany and a 1-0 victory vs. Maine.
  • Carole LeBlanc (Grand-Digue, New Brunswick) scored the game-winning goal at Maine. She has three goals, including two game-winning tallies, in the last four games.
  • Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) made five saves vs. the Black Bears to record her fourth shutout of the season. Correa ranks first in America East in saves as well as second in both save percentage (.825) and shutouts.
  • Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) ranks second in the league in assists with five.


  • UNH opens the 2010-11 season with a pair of home meets this weekend against Siena College (Oct. 16) and Wagner (Oct. 17). Both events begin at noon.

VOLLEYBALL (7-12 overall, 2-2 America East)

  • UNH dropped a pair of America East road matches last week against Binghamton and Albany.
  • Two-time America East Rookie of the Week Destiny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) recorded a team-high 15 kills and a .364 hitting percentage in the 3-1 loss at Albany. Tolliver also contributed six kills and three blocks vs. Binghamton.
  • Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) quarterbacked the UNH attack with six kills, a .500 hitting percentage and 27 assists while also contributing a team-high 12 digs defensively.
  • Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.) recorded seven blocks vs. Albany and four against UMBC.
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