Frame, Rhoads: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP 

December 19, 2011

 

DURHAM, N.H.Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) of the women’s basketball team and Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) of the men’s basketball 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

Morgan Frame, women’s basketball

     Morgan, a 6-foot-1 junior forward from Waverville, Maine, recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team to a 52-33 victory at the University of Rhode Island on Dec. 18. It was the first game in a UNH uniform for Morgan, who had to sit out the 2010-11 season and 2011 fall semester due to NCAA transfer regulations.

     Frame, who tied two teammates for a game-high 15 points, came off the bench to play 29 minutes. She made 5 of 9 shots from the floor and went 5-for-10 from the foul line. Frame also contributed two steals and a block. She made her first field goal attempt as a Wildcat and totaled six first-half points in 14 minutes.

     Prior to UNH, Morgan played 20 games as a freshman at St. Anselm College (Manchester, N.H.) in the 2009-10 season. She averaged 6.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in shooting 46.3% from the floor (50-for-108).

 

Chandler Rhoads, men’s basketball

     Chandler, a junior point guard from Berryville, Virginia, recorded 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in playing all 40 minutes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 73-56 victory against Marist College on Dec. 17. He was honored as the America East Player of the Game for his across-the-board contributions.

     Chandler, who averaged 6.7 points per game through two years, opened the 2011-12 season with an 18-point effort against Suffolk College (Nov. 11), then matched his career high of 20 points at Boston College on Nov. 14. He has also scored double digits against Loyola (14 points), Holy Cross (10) and Brown (16).

     Through eight games, Chandler is averaging 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.25 assists. With those numbers, he is second on the team in both points and assists as well as third in rebounds. Chandler leads the team in minutes (36.per game), 3-point field goals made (13) and attempted (40), and three throws made (31) and attempted (50). He ranks second in field goals made (33) and attempted (91). In America East, he is 10th in scoring and second in minutes.

     Chandler started all 30 games last year as a sophomore en route to being named to the America East All-Defensive Team. He averaged 9.1 points, 2.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game.

     His career highlights include 20 points against the University of Vermont on Jan. 20, 2011 as well as two eight-rebound efforts. Chandler was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll as a freshman in 2010.

 
 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Saturday, December 17

Men’s basketball: at UNH 73, Marist 56

Sunday, December 18

Women’s basketball: UNH 52, at Rhode Island 33

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, December 20

Men’s basketball at Providence, 7 pm

Wednesday, December 21

Women’s basketball at Wagner, 6 pm

Thursday, December 29

Men’s basketball vs. Sacred Heart, 7 pm

Women’s basketball at Iowa State (8:30 pm)

Friday, December 30

Men’s ice hockey vs. Brown, 7 pm

Women’s basketball vs. NJIT / Buffalo (at Iowa State), TBA

Saturday, December 31

Men’s basketball vs. Colgate, 1 pm

 
 

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

  • The UNH men’s basketball team leveled its record at .500 by surging to a 73-56 victory against Marist College at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 17.
  • The Wildcats trailed 12-2 through 7:30 of play, but scored 23 points in the next 7:30 to take a 25-23 lead. UNH led 31-26 at halftime and utilized an 18-6 run early in the second half to build a 52-36 advantage. The ‘Cats made 18 of 33 (54.5%) second-half field goal attempts.
  • Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) tallied 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in playing all 40 minutes. He was selected the America East Player of the Game.
  • Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) scored a game-high 18 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He netted 14 points (7-for-10 field goals) in the second half.
  • Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) grabbed 14 rebounds vs. Marist. He currently leads the America East conference in rebounding at 10.0 per game.
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-4 overall, 0-0 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team outscored the University of Rhode Island 32-3 in the last 15 minutes of the game to rally for a 52-33 victory at Ryan Center on Sunday, Dec. 18.
  • In the second half, the Wildcats shot 14-for-28 from the floor and 8-for-10 from the foul line to score 37 points. The ‘Cats held URI to 4 of 28 (14.3%) from the floor to limit the home team to 12 points in the second half.
  • Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in her UNH debut. She tallied nine points and seven rebounds in the second half.
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half to help spark the second-half comeback. She narrowly missed a double-double with nine rebounds overall.
  • Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) netted 10 second-half points and finished with 15 points overall.
 

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

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team has a total of 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 returns 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 did not compete last week. The ‘Cats return to action Jan. 21, 2012 at home against Holy Cross and Stonehill. Starting time at the Paul Sweet Oval is 12 p.m.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team was idle last week. The Wildcats resume competition Jan. 21, 2012 at home against Holy Cross and Stonehill. Starting time at the Paul Sweet Oval is 12 p.m.
 

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 Associate Press All-America Second Team on Dec. 16. It was the second All-America honor in 2011 for Evans, who was named to the College Sports Madness National FCS Football All-America Team. 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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