Perrodin, Goldrich: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT MINUTE

December 9, 2013

DURHAM, N.H.Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) of the women’s indoor track & field team and Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) of the football 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

Lauren Perrodin, women’s indoor track & field

     Lauren, a sophomore from Coral Springs, Fla., broke the school record in the 55-meter sprint with a winning time of 7.20 seconds in the Dec. 7 season opener for the UNH women’s indoor track & field team at the Paul Sweet Oval. Lauren shared the previous school record (7.21) with Sarah Hall.

     Lauren also won the 200m dash (26.70 seconds) and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x400m relay to help the Wildcats defeat the University of Maine by a score of 111-77.

     Last year as a freshman, Lauren placed fifth in the 60m at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championship and fourth in that event at the New England Championships; she went on to place 11th in the 60m at the ECAC Championships.

     In the outdoor season, Lauren concluded the season by breaking the school record in the 100m dash with a time of 12.12 seconds at the New England Championships. Earlier in the season, the freshman won the 100m at the Wolfie Invitational (Stony Brook University).

 

Sean Goldrich, football

     Sean, a sophomore quarterback from West Haven, Conn., quarterbacked the 15th-ranked UNH football team to a 41-27 victory at Maine in an NCAA second round game Dec. 7 at Alfond Arena. He completed 16 of 27 passes for a career-high 291 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats’ offense to 495 yards.

     The signal caller’s 57-yard TD pass to Justin Mello gave the ‘Cats a 10-7 lead at 5:02 of the first quarter. Sean then connected with Jimmy Giansante on a 48-yards scoring play to put UNH back in front, 17-10, at 7:40 of the second quarter. New Hampshire received the opening kickoff in the third quarter and Sean capped an 8-play, 51-yard drive with a 3-yard TD pass to Mello to extend UNH’s lead to 27-17.

     Sean eclipsed 1,500 passing yards for the season and currently has 1,683 passing yards and 14 touchdowns with a 148.08 pass efficiency rating. He also has 92 rushes for 298 yards and three TDs.

     He was named the recipient of the Ray Gallant Insurance New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Boston Gold Helmet Award on Oct. 21. Sean completed 21 of 28 passes for 236 yards and accounted for three TDs – two rushing, one passing – and directed UNH to a game-winning drive in the closing seconds of the Wildcats’ 29-28 victory against then-No. 12 Villanova University.

     In 21 career games, Sean has completed 228 of 383 passes for 2,885 yards and 22 TDs for a 137.06 pass efficiency rating.

RECENT RESULTS

Wednesday, December 4

Women’s basketball: Howard 45, at UNH 40

Men’s basketball: at Central Connecticut State 65, UNH 56

Thursday, December 5

Volleyball: at No. 6 University of Southern California 3, UNH 0 [NCAA 1st round]

Friday, December 6

Men’s hockey: at No. 9 Boston College 6, No. 18 UNH 2

Women’s ice hockey: at No. 5 Harvard 5, UNH 0

Men’s track & field: Maine Heptathlon

Women’s track & field: Maine Pentathlon

Saturday, December 7

Football: No. 15 UNH 41 at No. 8 Maine 27 [NCAA second round]

Men’s hockey: No. 9 Boston College 2, at No. 18 UNH 1

Men’s track & field: Maine 100, at UNH 88

Women’s track & field: at UNH 111, Maine 77

Women’s basketball: UNH 54, at Dartmouth 37

Men’s basketball: at Yale 71, UNH 61

Gymnastics – Meet the Team (exhibition)

Sunday, December 8

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 2, Dartmouth 1

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, December 14

Football at Southeastern Louisiana, 7 pm [NCAA quarterfinal] {ESPN3.com}

Men’s track & field at Jay Carisella Invitational, 10 am (Northeastern U.)

Women’s track & field at Jay Carisella Invitational, 10 am (Northeastern U.)

Sunday, December 15

Men’s basketball vs. Stony Brook, 1 pm [TV: Live Well Network]

Women’s basketball at Boston College, 3 pm

 

PLAYOFF PICTURE

  • Football: UNH prevailed 41-27 in an NCAA second round game against eighth-ranked (and fifth-seeded) University of Maine at Alfond Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Wildcats travel to play Southeastern Louisiana University in a Dec. 14 quarterfinal game. Kickoff at Strawberry Stadium is 7 p.m. and coverage is available online at ESPN3.com.
 

Battle of the Granite State: UNH vs DARTMOUTH

UNH and Dartmouth will meet in 10 head-to-head competitions during the 2013-14 season and the Wildcats have a 4-1-1 edge thus far. Last weekend, the UNH women’s basketball team recorded a 54-37 road win and the women’s ice hockey team upended the Big Green, 2-1, at the Whittemore Center. In the fall, field hockey and men’s soccer also prevailed by the score of 2-1 while women’s soccer played to a scoreless tie. DC’s lone win was 3-1 in volleyball during the Dartmouth Duel. The Division I Granite State rivals meet again Dec. 18 in men’s basketball (at UNH), Jan. 11 in men’s hockey for Battle for the RiverStone Cup XII (at Manchester), Jan. 17 in women’s swimming & diving (at DC) and Feb. 22 in women’s lacrosse (at UNH).

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4-4 overall, 0-0 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week with a 45-40 loss at home to Howard (Dec. 4) and a 54-37 victory at Dartmouth College (Dec. 7).
  • Junior forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (Saint John, New Brunswick) recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 points and game-high 12 points at Dartmouth. She shot 4-for-9 from the floor and was also 2 of 2 from the foul line. Kilpatrick’s other numbers included three assists and two blocks.
  • Sophomore guards Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) nearly recorded a double-double with a team-leading 11 points and nine rebounds at Dartmouth.
  • Sophomore forward Corinne Coia (North Smithfield, R.I.) came off the bench to record 10 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes.
  • The Wildcats held Dartmouth to a .237 shooting percentage (14-59) from the floor that included 2 0f 18 (.111) from 3-point range.
  • Junior guard Ariel Gaston (Toledo, Ohio) matched her career high of 10 rebounds vs. Howard. She was also credited with three assists and two steals to earn the nod as the America East Player of the Game.
  • Through eight games, UNH has a balanced offense with Coia (11.6 points per game), Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.; 10.2 ppg), Kilpatrick (9.8 ppg) and Belanger (8.8 ppg) leading the way.
  • Kilpatrick leads the team in field goal percentage (.484), free throw percentage (.889), rebounding (7.6 per game) and steals (1.4 per game). With those numbers, she is No. 3 in the conference in both rebounding and FT% as well as No. 6 in FG% and No. 2 in blocks (1.9 per game).
  • UNH leads the America East in scoring defense (50.0 points allowed per game) and FG% defense (.321); the ‘Cats are second in blocks (3.1 per game).
  • New Hampshire returns to action Sunday, Dec. 15 (3 p.m.) at Boston College. The Wildcats’ next home game is Wednesday, Dec. 18 vs. Cleveland State. Tipoff for Education Day is 12 p.m.
 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-6 overall, 0-0 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team went 0-2 last week with losses on the road to Central Connecticut State (Dec. 4; 65-56) and Yale (Dec. 7; 71-61).
  • After falling behind by as many as 15 points in the second half at CCSU, the Wildcats closed within point, 53-52, with 2:11 remaining on a layup by freshman guard Jaleen Smith (Freeport, Texas). The Blue Devils made all 10 free throw attempts the rest of the way to secure the win.
  • Senior guard Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) led three ‘Cats in double digits at CCSU with 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in 15 minutes off the bench.
  • Freshman forward Jacoby Armstrong (Sachse, Texas) recorded his first career double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at CCSU.
  • UNH fell behind by 19 points early in the second half at Yale but trimmed the deficit to single figures midway through the half. The Bulldogs responded with a 12-4 run the next five minutes to build a 17-point lead. The ‘Cats fought back within eight points with 1:25 remaining but could get no closer the rest of the way.
  • Senior forward Patrick Konan (Gainesville, Fla.) recorded team highs in both points (14) and rebounds (five) at Yale.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Sunday, Dec. 15 (1 p.m.) against Stony Brook University. That America East conference opener will be televised live on the Live Well Network.
 

FOOTBALL (9-4 overall, 6-2 CAA)

  • The No. 15 UNH football team recorded a 41-27 victory at eighth-ranked and fifth-seeded University of Maine in the second round of the NCAA Division I FCS Championship at Alfond Stadium on Dec. 7.
  • The Wildcats have won five straight games and eight of their last nine.
  • Sophomore quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) threw for a career-high 291 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Senior wide receiver Justin Mello (Dartmouth, Mass.) tallied five receptions, including TDs of 57 and 3 yards, for a team-high 90 yards.
  • Junior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) snared a team-high six catches for 85 yards. He ascended past both John Perry (191) and Curtis Olds (193) on UNH’s career receptions leaderboard to No. 3 with 194.
  • Junior wide receiver Jimmy Giansante (Jefferson Hills, Pa.) finished with two receptions for 61 yards, including a 48-yard TD catch.
  • Senior running back Chris Setian (East Longmeadow, Mass.) ran for a pair of fourth-quarter TDs as part of a 10-rush, 54-yard effort. He capped a nine-play, 87-yard drive with a 12-yard TD run at 6:47 to give the ‘Cats a 34-20 lead and his seven-yard carry made it 41-20 at 2:42.
  • Junior running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) spearheaded UNH’s 180 rushing yards with 14 carries for 74 yards. He recorded two catches for 26 yards and a 31-yard kickoff return for a team-high 131 all-purpose yards, and Steriti also had a 24-yard completion.
  • Senior kicker Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) kicked a season-long field goal of 43 yards and also made a 22-yard FG to increase his career total to 51 field goals, which ranks No. 3 on the CAA all-time leaderboard.
  • Sophomore linebacker Akil Anderson (Morristown, N.J.) recorded a career-high 13 tackles. Anderson surpassed 100 tackles for the season (104), as did junior linebacker Shane McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.), who recorded eight tackles vs. the Black Bears to increase his career total to 104.
  • New Hampshire battles seventh-ranked and fourth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, La.) in an NCAA quarterfinal game on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Strawberry Stadium.
  • Tickets for the designated UNH section (Section M) are available through the SLU ticket office by calling 985-549-5466 or going online at www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Team.asp?SponsorID=6320#.UqYWn41D8-_

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (7-10-2 overall, 2-3-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team split a pair of games against ECAC foes last week with a 5-0 loss at fifth-ranked Harvard University (Dec. 6) and 2-1 win at home vs. Dartmouth College (Dec. 8).
  • Junior forward and assistant captain Hannah Armstrong (Keswick, Ontario) scored her fifth goal of the season – all in the last nine games – to break the 1-1 tie against Dartmouth at 9:18 of the third period.
  • Junior forward Kayla Mork (Victoria, Minn.), who recorded an assist on the game-winning goal, has personal single-season highs in both assists (seven) and points (nine).
  • Senior forward and captain Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) has recorded six goals and seven assists, including one vs. DC, to match last season’s point total of 13.
  • UNH recorded a 29-25 shot advantage in the 5-0 loss at Harvard.
  • New Hampshire returns to action January 10, 2014 at home against Providence College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (9-9-1 overall, 5-3-0 Hockey East)

  • The 18th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team was swept by ninth-ranked Boston College in last weekend’s home-and-home series. The Eagles prevailed 6-2 despite being outshot 41-21 at Conte Forum (Dec. 6) and recorded a 2-1 win at the Whitt despite UNH’s 29-19 shot advantage (Dec. 7).
  • Senior defenseman Eric Knodel (West Chester, Pa.) recorded two assists in last Friday’s road game to match his career highs in both assists and points.
  • Senior forwards Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) and Nick Sorkin (Rockville, Md.) and junior defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) are all averaging at least one point per game. Goumas has 20 points in 18 games (1.11 ppg), Sorkin is at 20 points in 19 games (1.05) and van Riemsdyk has 19 points in as many games.
  • New Hampshire returns to action at the Florida College Classic (Estero, Fla.) against Cornell University on Dec. 28. The Wildcats play either Princeton University or the University of Maine on Dec. 29.
  • The Wildcats’ next home game is a two-game series Jan. 3-4 against the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
 

SWIMMING & DIVING (6-0 overall, 1-0 America East)

  • The UNH swimming & diving team broke 10 pool records and received six America East weekly awards in the first half of the 2013-14 season, which concluded Nov. 22-24 at the Terrier Invitational.
  • Junior Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) was named America East Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 26. She bested a field of 24 participants in the 500-yard freestyle at the Terrier Invitational with a time of 4 minutes, 53.70 seconds. She also swam a leg on the winning 400 medley relay quartet and recorded a time of 56.06 seconds in the 100 butterfly, which is the best mark by a conference swimmer this season.
  • Senior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) received the America East Swimmer of the Week award Oct. 29 as she recorded three first-place finishes to propel UNH to victory against Northeastern University on Oct. 26. She broke the Swasey Pool record in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:04.53. Roberts also touched the wall first in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly and was part of the winning 400 medley relay team.
  • Senior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) was feted as America East Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 22. She established a Swasey Pool record of 2:02.03 in the 200 butterfly in the Oct. 19 meet against Vermont. She also took top honors in the 500 freestyle and was a part of two winning relay teams.
  • Junior Nicole Zahka (Medway, Mass.) was honored as the conference Diver of the Week on Oct. 15 & 29. In the Oct. 26 meet vs. Northeastern, Zahka recorded personal bests in both the one- and three-meter dives with 247.20 and 250.40 points, respectively.
  • Senior Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) was Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 15. Bull was the fastest swimmer in both the 50 free and 100 free in the Oct. 12 season opener at Boston College. She also placed second in the 200 individual medley.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 17, 2014 at Dartmouth College.
 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team opened the 2013-14 season with a 111-77 victory against the University of Maine in a Dec. 7 dual meet at UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval. The Wildcats recorded a total of 12 first-place finishes.
  • Sophomore sprinter Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) broke a school record with a winning time of 7.20 seconds in the 55-meter dash. She previously shared the mark of 7.21 with Sarah Hall. Perrodin was also victorious in the 200m at 26.70 and anchored the 4x400m relay team to victory.
  • Sophomore Victoria Tondre (Canton, Mass.) took first place in the long jump with a mark of 4.62 meters.
  • Junior Abby Huntress (Saco, Maine) topped the field in the shot put with a throw of 12.34m.
  • Freshmen Lexie Arbour (Monson, Mass.) and Alyson Messina (Plymouth, Mass.) took the top two spots in the triple jump with Arbour recording a leap of 10.24m and Messina at 10.13m.
  • The Wildcats also finished 1-2 in the mile with freshman Amanda Szymanski (Londonderry, N.H.) crossing the finish line first with a time of 5:11.73 and senior Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) in second at 5:14.11.
  • Junior Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.), who won the pentathlon competition last Friday, was the fastest runner in the 55m hurdles at 8.32 seconds.
  • Sophomore Cassie Kruse (Hampshire, Ill.) topped the field in the 1,000m run with a time of 2:56.82.
  • Sophomores Brianna Boden (Keene, N.H.) and Amber Short (Keene, N.H.) swept the top two spots in the 3,000m race with Boden taking top honors in 10:21.62. Short was next in 10:25.71.
  • The quartet of Szymanski, junior Madeline Allen (Lenox, Mass.), Credendino and Kruse won the 4x800m relay with a clocking of 9:54.95.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Dec. 14 (10 a.m.) at the Jay Carisella Invite, which is held at Northeastern University. The Wildcats’ only other home meet of the 2013-14 season is Jan. 18, 2014 against Holy Cross.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s indoor track & field team began the 2013-14 season with a 100-88 loss to the University of Maine at Paul Sweet Oval on Dec. 7. The Wildcats took first place in six events.
  • Freshman John Cox (Rome, Ga.) ran to first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.44 seonds.
  • Junior Steve Souza (Fall River, Mass.) and freshman Drew Piazza (Danvers, Mass.) took the top two spots in the 800m. Souza took the top spot with a mark of 1:56.92 and Piazza crossed the finish line in 1:57.92.
  • The Wildcats also swept the top two spots in the 1,000m with freshman Christopher Poggi (Dover, N.H.) taking top honors at 2:33.80 and classmate Tanner Kent (Amherst, N.H.) as runner-up in 2:35.53.
  • UNH won both the 4x400m and 4x800m relays. Kent, Christopher DeCarlo (Derry, N.H.), sophomore Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.) and Cox combined to win the 4x400. The quartet of Souza, Piazza, Poggi and junior James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) recorded the fastest time in the 4x800.
  • Juniors Thomas Bove (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) and Daniel Johnson (Lancaster, N.H.) finished 1-2 in the heptathlon competition, which was held one day prior to the dual meet. Bove compiled 759 points to edge out Johnson, who amassed 732.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Dec. 14 (10 a.m.) at the Jay Carisella Invite, which is held at Northeastern University. The Wildcats’ only other home meet of the 2013-14 season is Jan. 18, 2014 against Holy Cross.

VOLLEYBALL (20-13 overall, 12-2 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by sixth-ranked University of Southern California in a Dec. 5 NCAA first-round game at the Galen Center. The set scores were 25-9, 25-10, 25-12.
  • The Wildcats’ season-high nine-match win streak was snapped by the Women of Troy, who improved to 27-5.
  • Senior captain Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) finished with a team-high eight kills and a .250 hitting percentage.
  • Senior captain Desitny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) followed with four kills and a block.
  • Junior setter Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) tallied 13 assists and five digs.
  • Sophomore defensive specialist Madison Lightfoot (Clarkston, Mich.) led the ‘Cats with six digs.
  • UNH followed up its America East regular-season title by winning the 2013 America East Championship tournament, which was held Nov. 22-23 at Lundholm Gym. The Wildcats extended their win streak to nine matches by defeating Stony Brook University (3-0) in the semifinals and UMBC (3-2) in the final.
  • This is the seventh time head coach Jill Hirschinger has led the ‘Cats to a 20-win season (first since 2003).
  • This was the Wildcats’ fourth NCAA tourney appearance, all under Hirschinger; they previously advanced to the NCAAs in 1998, 2002 and 2003.
  • New Hampshire claimed a total of 10 America East awards at the conference banquet. Thatcher was honored as Player of the Year and the Wildcats, led by Hirschinger, were named Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • UNH tied the highest total on both the All-Conference First and Second Team with two on each. Thatcher was joined on the First Team by Tori Forrest (Poweder Springs, Ga.) while Dunklau and Tolliver were Second Team selections.
  • Demi Muses (Orangeville, Calif.) was voted to the All-Rookie Team.
  • The ‘Cats also placed the highest number of representatives on the All-Academic Team with Forrest, Cassidy Croci (Sylvania, Ohio) and Sam Henke (Millersville, Md.) all making the grade.
  • Dunklau, a junior setter, was named Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship. Thatcher and Tolliver joined Dunklau on the All-Championship Team.


COMPLETED SEASONS

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH women’s cross country team concluded its highly successful 2013 season with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional that was held Nov. 15 at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, N.Y.). Thirty-seven teams competed at the event.
  • Senior co-captain Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) was the top ‘Cat in 37th place in the field of 254 runners.
  • The Wildcats won the 2013 America East Championship title (Nov. 2 at Binghamton University); the only other time New Hampshire won the team title was 2003. Freshman Elinor Purrier (Montgomery, Vt.) led the ‘Cats in sixth place and Twombly was next across the finish line. The ‘Cats then finished 10th through 12th, starting with junior Chelsey Serrano (Manchester, N.H.) followed by senior captain Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) and sophomore Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia).
  • UNH won the 2013 New England Championship that was held Oct. 12 at Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.). Purrier once again led the squad in third place overall. She was followed by Donegan (fifth place), Twombly (11th), Serrano (15th) and Beattie (16th).
  • Senior captains Beattie and Twombly were named to the America East All-Academic Team. It marked the second time both received this honor – Beattie was previously feted in 2011 while for Twombly it marked the second consecutive year she was honored.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country finished the season with a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional that was held Nov. 15 at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, N.Y.). A total of 37 teams competed.
  • Junior John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.) won the America East Championship individual title with a first-place finish (Nov. 2 at Binghamton University). He became the first Wildcat runner to win the men’s title since 2004 (Anthony Truax).
  • UNH placed fourth at the America East Championship – the top four teams were separated by 14 points. The ‘Cats, with 72 points, were edged by UMBC (58 points), Binghamton (65) and Stony Brook (70); in comparison, fifth-place Maine tallied 110 points.
  • Junior Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) also recorded a Top-10 effort in eighth place while senior Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) was just outside the Top 10 in 11th place.
  • Prizzi, who was also the top ‘Cat at the Northeast Regional meet in 12th place overall, was selected to the America East All-Academic Team.

FIELD HOCKEY (15-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • The 16th-ranked UNH field hockey team, which advanced to the NCAA Championship tournament as the America East automatic qualifier by winning the conference tourney, was defeated by fifth-ranked and No. 4 seed Duke University, 6-1, in a Nov. 16 first round game at Jack Katz Stadium.
  • The Wildcats won the America East regular-season title for the fourth consecutive year – the second straight year and third time in four years with a perfect record – and won the conference tournament for the second time in three years.
  • The 15 wins marks the fifth-highest single-season total in the program’s 39-year history. UNH ended the regular season with six consecutive wins and extended the win streak to eight games with a 4-0 win vs. Fairfield University in the America East semifinals and 3-2 victory against University at Albany in the title game. Each of the first five wins during that streak was by shutout to mark the longest streak since September 1984 (six games).
  • Senior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was named to the 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America First Team. She was voted to the  Third Team a year ago. This marks the fifth consecutive year UNH has had at least one All-America Team honoree.
  • Bozek, senior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) and junior goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.) were voted to the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team. The trio is on the ballot for the national All-America East that will be announced Dec. 2.
  • Sophomore forward Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) and junior midfielder Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) were named to the Northeast Region Second Team.
  • Flatley finished the 2013 season with 16 goals and six assists for 38 points. On UNH’s list of single-season superlatives, that is tied for No. 9 in points and tied for 11th in goals.
  • UNH won three of the six major America East awards with Bozek feted as Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, Tarbell as Goalkeeper of the Year and, for the fourth time in as many years, the Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • Bozek and Tarbell were joined on the All-Conference First Team by Flatley and Pohlmeyer, who was also voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • Maegan Grew (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Joyce, Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.) and Melyssa Woods (Glens Falls, N.Y.) were all Second Team selections.
  • Aggie Sutherland (Dauphin, Pa.) was an All-Rookie Team honoree.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (4-8-6 overall, 2-3-3 America East)

  • The UNH women’s soccer team, under the direction of first-year head coach Sam Lopes, saw its 2013 season come to an end with a 2-1 loss at UMBC in the Oct. 27 regular-season finale.
  • Senior Colleen Murray (Bedford, N.H.) and junior Hannah Blondin (East Hampton, Conn.) were named to the 2013 America East All-Academic Team.
  • Freshman goalie Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) was voted to the America East All-Rookie Team. Borkan finished as UNH’s top goalie. In 15 games (13 starts), she had a 3-5-5 record with a 0.87 GAA, .849 save percentage and five shutouts.
  • Borkan led America East in save percentage and ranked second in GAA. In conference-only statistics, she was No. 2 in save percentage (.818) and No. 3 in GAA (0.90).
  • Sophomore midfielder Kirsten O’Neil (Hampton, N.H.) led the Wildcats in goals (five), assists (four) and points (14) as well as shots (48).
  • O’Neil ranked seventh in America East in points/game, sixth in goals/game and fifth in shots/game (2.67). In conference-only games, she was No. 4 in goals/game (0.50), points/game (1.25) and shots/game (3.75).

 

MEN’S SOCCER (12-5-1 overall, 5-2-0 America East)

  • The second-seeded UNH men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie in the America East semifinal against third-seeded University of Hartford at Bremner Field on Nov. 13. The Hawks then advanced to the title game by virtue of a 4-3 decision in PKs.
  • UNH entered the game with a conference-record six consecutive tournament shutouts that spanned the 2010 and 2012 seasons.
  • The Wildcats rank No. 5 in the nation in team GAA with a conference-leading mark of 0.58. The team also ranks fifth with a conference-best .867.
  • The 12 wins ties the third-highest total in program history.
  • Prior to the start of the conference tourney, junior Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) was named Goalkeeper of the Year. He was joined on the All-Conference First Team by seniors Uguchukwu Uche (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) as well as sophomore Lukas Goerigk (Berlin, Germany).
  • The Second Team included sophomores A.J. Albers (Eagan, Minn.) and Andrew Chaput (Manchester, N.H.) while Jesus Tedula (Zaragoza, Spain) and Christopher Wingate (Hovik, Norway) earned All-Rookie Team honors.
  • Senior co-captains David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) and Jeffrey Turner (Blandon, Pa.) were voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • Worra led America East in both GAA (0.55) and save percentage (.883) as he recorded six shutouts in 12 games. In the national stats, Worra is No. 4 in save percentage and No. 7 in GAA.
  • Uche ranked sixth in the conference in goals/game and seventh in points/game. He led the ‘Cats in goals (six) and points (13).
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