Reed, Greene: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP 

December 12, 2011

 

DURHAM, N.H.Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) of the women’s basketball team and Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) of the men’s indoor 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT 

Cari Reed, women’s basketball

     Cari, a junior guard from Oswego, New York, broke a school record with eight 3-pointers as part of a career-high 32-point performance in UNH’s 69-62 loss to Harvard University at Lundholm Gymnasium on Dec. 6. She finished the game shooting 11 of 17 from the floor, including 8-for-11 from 3-point range. The 32 points is four less than the school record of 36 established by Laura Seiden in the 1989-90 season.

     Through eight games (7gp, 4gs), Cari is second on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game. She ranks first in both 3-point field goals made (17) and attempted (38), is tied for second in both field goals (27) and blocks (four).

     Last year as a sophomore, Cari ranked second in scoring (10.4 ppg) as well as third in both assists and blocks; she was the top rebounding guard on the team. She made 58 3-point field goals, which tied for second the program’s list of single-season superlatives. In the America East conference, Cari ranked second in 3-pointers and fifth in 3-point field goal percentage.

     Cari recorded her previous career high in both points (27) and 3-pointers made (six, which tied the previous school benchmark) Jan. 26, 2011 against Maine. Her career highlights also include a 12-rebound performance against Vermont in January 2010.

 

Kevin Greene, men’s indoor track & field

     Kevin, a sophomore middle distance runner from Silver Spring, Maryland, helped the UNH men’s track & field team record a 94-87 victory at the University of Maine on Saturday, Dec. 10. He ran to a first-place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 1 minutes, 55.78 seconds and was the third leg of the winning 4x880m relay team that crossed the finish line in 8:09.48.

     Kevin and his UNH teammates opened the 2011-12 indoor season Dec. 3 at the Jay Carisella Carnival (Northeastern University’s Reggie Lewis Center). He was one of two Wildcats to record an individual victory at that event with a winning time of 2:30.33 in the 1,000m.

     Last year as a freshman during the indoor season, Kevin was part of the third-place 4x800m relay team at the New England Championship. He placed eighth in the 1000m at the America East Championship and ran a leg on the 4x800m relay that finished as runner-up. Kevin’s other 2010-11 highlights included eighth place in the 1000m at the Boston Indoor Games.

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, December 6

Women’s basketball: Harvard 69, at UNH 62

Wednesday, December 7

Men’s basketball: UNH 69, at Brown 56

Thursday, December 8

Men’s ice hockey: #11 Boston U. 2, at UNH 1

Friday, December 9

Women’s basketball: at UNH 57, Manhattan 42

Women’s ice hockey: at Harvard 5, UNH 2

Saturday, December 10

Men’s track & field: UNH 94, at Maine 87

Women’s track & field: UNH 96, at Maine 87

Sunday, December 11

Women’s ice hockey: Dartmouth 8, at UNH 5

Men’s basketball: at Fairfield 58, UNH 52

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, December 17

Men’s basketball vs. Marist, 1 pm

Sunday, December 18

Women’s basketball at Rhode Island, 4 pm

Tuesday, December 20

Men’s basketball at Providence, 7 pm

Wednesday, December 21

Women’s basketball at Wagner, 6 pm

 
 
 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-4 overall, 0-0 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team split a pair of road games last week with a 69-56 win at Brown (Dec. 7) and a 58-52 loss at Fairfield (Dec. 11).
  • Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) scored 18 points to lead four Wildcats in double-digit scoring in the 13-point victory at Brown. He shot 6 of 11 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, and 3 of 4 from the foul line. Abreu was selected the America East Player of the Game.
  • Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.; 16 pts), Patrick Konan (Gainesville, Fla.; 11) and Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia) were the other double-digit scorers against the Bears. Rhoads and Konan added eight and seven rebounds, respectively.
  • Jordon Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) contributed six points, eight rebounds and six assists at Brown.
  • Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) garnered the America East Player of the Game award following an 11-point, eight-rebound effort at Fairfield.
 

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

  • The UNH women’s basketball team split a pair of home games last week with a 69-62 loss to Harvard University (Dec. 6) and a 57-42 victory against Manhattan College (Dec. 9).
  • Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) made a school-record eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 32 points against Harvard. She scored 27 second-half points and made her first seven 3s of the second stanza to help UNH erase a 14-point deficit to take a 52-50 lead. Reed finished the game 11-for-17 from the floor, including 8 of 11 from 3-point range.
  • A strong defensive effort led the Wildcats to victory vs. the Jaspers, who shot just 26.5% (18-for-68) from the floor. UNH jumped out to a 9-0 lead and led by as many as 16 points in the first half. The visitors closed within two points in the second half, but the ‘Cats went on a 16-0 run to reestablish a sizable lead.
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with a game-high 17 points and season-high 14 rebounds vs. Manhattan. She shot 6-for-8 from the floor and 5 of 5 from the foul line. In the two games, Beliveau made 10 of 16 field goal attempts and grabbed 20 rebounds; she was saddled by foul trouble vs. Harvard and fouled out with just 24 minutes played.
  • Kesley Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists against Manhattan. She kept the Jaspers at bay down the stretch by hitting all six free throw attempts.
 

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (6-9-2 overall, 4-7-1 Hockey East)

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team closed its 2011 calendar schedule with a 2-1 loss to 11th-ranked Boston University at the Whittemore Center on Dec. 8.
  • In his first collegiate start, freshman goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) stopped 32 of 34 shots. He made double-digit saves in both the first (11) and second periods (14), and he stopped al seven shots in the final frame.
  • Greg Burke (Lee, N.H.) has scored a goal in three of the last four games, including UNH’s lone goal vs. BU.
  • New Hampshire has 22 days off between games. The Wildcats return to action Dec. 30 (7 p.m.) at home against Brown University. UNH’s next Hockey East league game is Jan. 7 (7:30 p.m.) against Maine at historic Fenway Park as part of the Frozen Fenway doubleheader.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (6-12-3 overall, 0-6-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team lost on the road to Harvard (5-2; Dec. 9) and then was defeated by intrastate rival Dartmouth College, 8-5, at home on Dec. 11.
  • Jenna Lascelle (Cornwall, Ontario) recorded her first career multiple-goal game with a hat trick against Dartmouth; the three points also marked a personal best. Her even-strength goals gave UNH leads of 1-0 and 3-2, and then she scored on a penalty shot early in the second period to level the score at 4-4.
  • Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.) has recorded a point each of the last three games and in five of the last six (one goal, six assists).
  • Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) has tallied a point four of the last five games, and that includes a two-assist effort at Harvard that matched a personal best.
  • The Wildcats return to action Jan. 10, 2012 at Boston College. The Wildcats’ next home game is Jan. 13 vs. UConn.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s indoor track & field team won 10 events en route to a 94-87 victory at the University of Maine on Dec. 10.
  • Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) raced to first place in the 800 meter with a time of 1 minute, 55.78 seconds. He also ran a leg of the winning 4x880m relay team that included Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.), Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) and Timothy Brown (Southington, Conn.).
  • The Wildcats finished 1-2 in three events – high jump, shot put and 1000m. Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) won the high jump by clearing a height of 1.98m and Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) was next at 1.88m. Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) bested the competition in the shot put with a toss of 17.70m, followed by Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) at 15.12. In the 1000m, Zachary Chabot (Manchester, N.H.) was first across the finish line with a time of 2:33.60 to edge teammate Dean Bhatt (Bethany, Conn.) 2:33.61.
  • D’Mahl McFadden (Penacook, N.H.) was the fastest runner in the 55m hurdles with a time of. 7.80 seconds. Also on the track, Sean Mitchell (Shrewsbury, Mass.) won the 400m (50.05) and Corey Duchemin (Manchester, N.H.) captured the 3000m in 8:41.01.
  • Renrick Pesce (New Hartford, Conn.) bested the pentathlon field with 4641 points and UNH’s 4x440m relay squad comprised of McFadden, Mitchell, Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) and Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) ran to a first-place finish with a time of 3:27.91.
  • UNH returns to action Jan. 21, 2012 at home against Holy Cross and Stonehill.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team recorded nine first-place finishes to capture a 96-87 dual meet victory at the University of Maine on Dec. 10.
  • The Wildcats finished 1-2 in the weight throw with Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) atop the field at 15.92 meters followed by Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) at 15.65m.
  • Other field event winners were Abbey Huntress (Saco, Maine) in the shot put and Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) in the triple jump. Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) captured the top spot in the pentathlon.
  • UNH had the top two finishers in four races – the mile, 400m, 1000m and 3000m.
  • Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) crossed the finish line first in the mile at 4 minutes, 54.53 seconds and Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) was next in 4:56.72.
  • Colleen Manna (Ridgefield, Conn.) won the 400m in 1:03.49, followed by Rose Stanizione (North Reading, Mass.) at 1:10.03.
  • Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) was the fastest runner in the 1000m with a mark of 3:08.54 and Lucy Garfield (Hanover, N.H.) was second fastest at 3:13.52.
  • Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) recorded the fastest time of 10:21.29 in the 3000m. Kellie Walker (North Branford, Conn.) was next at 10:54.83.
  • UNH’s other first-place performance as turned in by Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine) in the 200m with a time of 26.60 seconds.
  • UNH resumes competition Jan. 21, 2012 at home against Holy Cross and Stonehill.
 

SWIMMING & DIVING (5-0 overall, 1-0 America East)

  • The UNH swimming & diving team did not compete last week. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 16 at home against Boston University. The meet begins at Swasey Pool at 12 p.m.
 
 

2011-12 COMPLETED SEASONS

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • 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.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • 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 to the College Sports Madness National FCS Football All-America Team on Dec. 6. Earlier this season, Evans was honored with the 2011 Gold Helmet Award (New England’s Top FCS player) and was named to both the All-CAA First Team and All-New England First Team. Evans is a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is bestowed upon the nation’s top FCS defensive player.
  • UNH has advanced to the FCS tournament eight consecutive years, which marks the longest active streak by any 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) and Jeffrey 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.

 

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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