Quarles, Decker: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

December 6, 2010

DURHAM, N.H.Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) of the women’s indoor track & field team and Kevin Decker (Armonk, N.Y.) of the football 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

 Camille Quarles, women’s indoor track & field

     Camille opened her senior season in fine fashion with a first-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet, 10.5 inches in the first meet of the 2010-11 indoor track season, the Jay Carisella Carnival on Dec. 4. She also finished second in the long jump with a mark of 17-11.75.

     Camille has been one of the top jumpers in both the league and region since arriving in Durham. She was the 2010 New England outdoor champion in the triple jump after placing second at the America East Championship in that event; Camille also took fourth place in the long jump at the league meet. During the indoor season, she was second in the triple jump at New Englands and fifth in that event at the league meet.

     In 2008, Camille placed sixth at the America East Outdoor Championship in the triple jump; she also finished second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump at the New England Outdoor Championship. Camille was fifth in both the long and triple jumps at the ’08 indoor league championship.

      The next year as a sophomore, Camille was third in the triple jump at both the America East and New England championships. She was fourth in the triple jump at the outdoor America East meet and fifth in the triple at New Englands.

 

Kevin Decker, football

     Kevin, a junior quarterback from Armonk, New York, made his first start of the 2010 season – and just second of his career – in an NCAA playoff second-round game at 13th-ranked Bethune-Cookman University on Dec. 4 and led the 10th-ranked Wildcats to a 45-20 victory.

     Kevin completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 289 yards and three touchdown passes – all four numbers marked career highs. With the score tied 14-14 at halftime, he led the Wildcats on a 9-play, 60-yard drive at the start of the third quarter that was capped by a 5-yard TD pass to Joey Orlando at 10:45. The signal caller also had TD passes of 63 yards to Chris Chandler at 5:25 and Terrance Fox at :58.

     Kevin also led UNH to a pair of first-quarter touchdown drives that put the ‘Cats in front 14-0. He engineered two more scoring drives in the fourth quarter, the last of which was a field goal that extended the advantage to 45-14 at 2:10.

     In seven games this season, Kevin has completed 46 of 67 pass attempts (68.7%) for 447 yards and five TDs.

 
 

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Matt DiGirolamo, men’s hockey: Defensive Player of the Week (Hockey East)

Mike Sislo, men’s hockey: co-Player of the Week (Hockey East)

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Monday, November 29

Women’s basketball: at Syracuse 87, UNH 46

Tuesday, November 30

Men’s basketball: at #7 UConn 62, UNH 56

Wednesday, December 1

Women’s hockey: #10 Northeastern 4, at UNH 0

Thursday, December 2

Men’s hockey: #5 UNH 3, at UMass-Lowell 0

Friday, December 3

Women’s track & field at Rhody Pentathlon

Women’s basketball: at Manhattan 68, UNH 51

Saturday, December 4

Football: #10 UNH 45, at Bethune-Cookman 20 (NCAA second round game)

Men’s basketball: UNH 65, at Colgate 60 (Bill Herrion’s 300th career victory)

Women’s hockey: at #10 Providence 4, UNH 2

Men’s track & field at Jay Carisella Carnival (non-scoring)

Women’s track & field at Jay Carisella Carnival (non-scoring)

Gymnastics “Meet the Team” intrasquad scrimmage

Sunday, Dec. 5

Men’s hockey: #5 UNH 5, Vermont 1

Swimming & diving: UNH 175, at Vermont 123

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, December 9

Men’s basketball vs. Army, 7 pm (Toys for Tots toy drive)

Women’s ice hockey vs. Harvard, 7 pm (Toys for Tots toy drive)

Friday, December 10

Football at #5 Delaware, 8 pm (TV: ESPN2) [NCAA quarterfinal playoff game]

Men’s hockey at Maine, 7:30 pm (TV: CBS College Sports)

Women’s basketball at Harvard, 7 pm

Saturday, December 11

Men’s track & field vs. Maine, 12 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Dartmouth, 2 pm

 

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

  • Head coach Bill Herrion recorded his 300th career victory when UNH defeated Colgate, 65-60, on Dec. 4. The Wildcats improved to 5-2 with that victory, which is the best start since the 1994-95 season.
  • Earlier in the week, UNH took seventh-ranked UConn to the wire before falling 62-55 at Gampel Pavillion on Nov. 30. New Hampshire never trailed in the first half of the game and trailed by just one point with 8:24 remaining in the game.
  • Despite that loss, the ‘Cats recorded the first four-win November in program history.
  • Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) tied the school record for most free throws made in a game without a miss when he went 12-for-12 from the foul line at Colgate. He grabbed 10 rebounds at UConn to move past Matt Acres (680 rebounds) into sixth place on UNH’s career leaderboard.
  • Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) netted 19 points, including 16 in the second half on 6 of 9 shooting, pulled down eight rebounds and recorded four steals in the seven-point loss at seventh-ranked UConn. He then recorded 17 points, five rebounds and two blocks at Colgate. 


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (1-5, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH made two trips to New York last week and returned home with losses to Syracuse (Nov. 29; 87-46) and Manhattan (Dec. 3; 68-51).
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) scored in double digits in both of last week’s games. She netted 12 points vs. Manhattan and 10 against Syracuse. Beliveau also had eight rebounds vs. Manhattan.
  • Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) scored a team-high 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, at Manhattan.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH wrapped up the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish at the ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 20; 20 teams competed at the meet.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH concluded the 2010 season with a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships, which were held Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park; 23 teams competed at the meet.
 

FIELD HOCKEY (14-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • UNH completed the 2010 season with a 14-7 record following a 2-1 overtime loss to Albany in the America East championship game on Oct. 6. The 14 victories marked the highest single-season total since the ’00 squad also had 14 wins.
  • Junior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team. It marks the second consecutive year a Wildcat was honored as an All-American.
 

FOOTBALL (8-4 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team recorded a 45-20 victory at No. 13 Bethune-Cookman University in an NCAA second round playoff game to advance to the quarterfinals for the sixth time in the past seven years. It marked UNH’s fifth win of the season vs. a nationally-ranked team.
  • Kevin Decker (Armonk, N.Y.) threw for three third-quarter touchdowns to transform a 14-14 tie into a 35-14 advantage. He completed a career-high 23 passes on 35 attempts for 289 yards and a personal-best three TDs.
  • Sean Jellison (Amherst, N.H.) had a pair of first-half rushing scores – his first two rushing TDs of the season – to give the ‘Cats a 14-0 lead.
  • Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) set a career best of 2.5 sacks to tie the UNH single-season record of 11.5 sacks established by Dwayne Sabb.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) led the defense with 10 tackles to increase his CAA league-leading total to 145. It is the second-highest single-season total in UNH history.

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

  • Fifth-ranked UNH extended its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) with last week’s victories against UMass-Lowell (3-0) and Vermont (5-1). At 9-2-4, the Wildcats are off to their best start since the 2006-07 team went 13-2-1.
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) recorded his second career hat trick Dec. 5 against Vermont. He finished with four points in that game and also had an assist in the win at UMass-Lowell (Dec. 2).
  • Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) recorded a career-high five assists to factor in all five goals vs. UVM. He is the first Wildcat in more than a decade to tally five assists in a game. He was honored as the Hockey East co-Player of the Week.
  • Matt DiGirolamo (Ambler, Pa.) registered his second career shutout with a 25-save effort Dec. 2 at UMass-Lowell. He stopped 49 of 50 shots for the week to garner Defensive Player of the Week honors from Hockey East. In 10 Hockey East league games, DiGirolamo has a 7-1-2 record with a 1.49 GAA and .948 save percentage.
  • Brett Kostolansky (Denver, Colo.) has scored a goal in four of the last five games; he did not score in his first 38 career games.
  • UNH’s top line of Thompson, Sislo and Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) have been on a tear. In the past eight games, they have combined for 49 points with 14 goals and 35 assists.
 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-9-0, 2-7-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH lost to longtime rivals Northeastern University (4-0, Dec. 1) and Providence College (4-2, Dec. 4), both of whom were ranked 10th in the national polls, last week.
  • Julie Allen (Brampton, Ontario) scored a career-high two goals at Providence. She is now tied for third on the team in goals (four) and tied for fourth in points (eight). Allen ranked third on the team in shooting percentage.
  • Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) matched her season high of 27 saves at PC.
 

MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-6 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team concluded the 2010 season with a tie in the America East championship game at UMBC. The Wildcats and Retrievers battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, then UMBC won the title by virtue of a 5-3 edge on penalty kicks.
 

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-8-4 overall, 4-3-1 America East)

  • UNH’s 2010 season came to an end with the fifth-seeded Wildcats’ 2-1 loss at fourth-seeded Albany in the America East quarterfinals on Oct. 28.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (5-0)

  • UNH remained unbeaten with a 175-123 victory against the University of Vermont at Forbush Natatorium on Dec. 5. 
  • Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) continued her early-season dominance with three individual event victories. She swam to first place in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke and was also the first to touch the wall in the 200 individual medley. 
  • Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) and Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.) both recorded a first- and second-place finish. Little won the 200 breaststroke and placed second in the 200 IM. Nahin placed behind Little in the 200 breaststroke and took top honors in the 100 breaststroke. 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH opened the 2010-11 indoor track & field season Dec. 4 at the Jay Carisella Carnival, which was a non-scoring meet held at Northeastern’s Reggie Lewis Center. 
  • Tyler Dinnen ran to a first-place finish in the 3,000-meters race to mark the Wildcats’ lone victory of the day and lead a group of three ‘Cats in the top seven. 
  • Kevin Greene placed second in the 1,000m and was followed in sixth place by Jacob Critelli (Southbury, Conn.). UNH had a pair of top-8 efforts in three other events – high jump, shot put and mile run.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire opened the 2010-11 indoor track & field season Dec. 3 at the Rhody Pentathlon (Kingston, R.I.) and Wildcats finished 3-5-6. Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) led the charge with 3,214 points for third place; she captured first place in the 800-meters and was second in the high jump. Kelly Thomas (Chichester, N.H.) was fifth overall; her highlights included second place in the 800m and foruth in the 60m hurdles. Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) amassed 3,075 points – just three points less than Thomas.
  • The Wildcats also competed Dec. 4 at the Jay Carisella Carnival, which was a non-scoring meet held at Northeastern’s Reggie Lewis Center. Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) captured first place in the triple jump and second place in the long jump.
  • Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.), Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) and Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.) also recorded first-place finishes at the Cairsella Carnival. Ciambra cleared the top height in the pole vault, Kwiecien ran the fastest in the 800-meters and Canavan was first across the finish line in the 500m.
  • Three other ‘Cats had second-place efforts – Dacry James (Exeter, N.H.) in the 1000-meters, Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) in the 400m and Meghan McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) in the long jump.

VOLLEYBALL (10-17 overall, 5-7 America East)

  • UNH ended the 2010 season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at UMBC on Nov. 12. UNH has reached double digits in wins five of the last six seasons.
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