Four Sign National Letters Of Intent For Field Hockey

DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire field hockey program has announced the signing of four student-athletes for the 2000 season.

The four student-athletes are backs Courtney Goodwin (Lynnfield, Mass.) and Jennifer Peyser (Rye, N.H.), and midfielders/forwards Jennifer Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) and Alyssa Arnold (Rockport, Mass.).

Goodwin was the captain of the Lynnfield High School team last fall and was the team's most valuable player in 1997, 1998 & 1999. She received Cape Ann League all-star honors and was named to the all-league team as well as the runner-up for the Cape Ann Player of the Year Award. In addition, Goodwin was an alternate on the USFHA New England Eclipse Regional Team and was a USFHA National Futures Tournament participant. She has also played in the AAU Junior Olympics.

"Courtney will come to us with a lot of experience playing at a competitive level. She played a great deal outside the high school level with the U.S. Development Program," UNH coach Robin Balducci said.

Peyser, from Portsmouth High School, was named to the Boston Globe All Scholastic first team as well as a Class L All-Star. She led her team to the New Hampshire state championship game in 1999 and was the team's co-most valuable player that season. In addition, Peyser has been a USFHA National Futures Tournament participant as well as a member of the U.S. Under-16 National Team and the AAU Junior Olympics.

"Jenny is one of the top players coming out of New Hampshire. She has great skill to bring to the program in hopes of making an immediate impact," Balducci said.

Stamp was the captain of the Tyngsboro High School team last fall and was a Best of 60 Senior All-Star. She was named all-conference and an all-star in the Merrimack Valley Conference and was also the Merrimack Valley MVP in 1999. Stamp was a Lowell Sun all-star for the Merrimack Valley Conference and participated in the USFHA National Futures Tournament as well as the AAU Junior Olympics.

"Jen is a tremendous athlete with speed and physical attributes that will add to our program immediately. She plays with a very successful program and combined with her physical attributes and speed, she will look to have an immediate impact," Balducci said.

Arnold, who captained the Rockport High School team in 1999, will come to UNH as a Best of 60 Senior All-Star and a Cape Ann League All-Star. She was also named to the all-league team in the Cape Ann League where she led her team to the Massachusetts state championship game last fall.

"Alyssa brings a great deal of speed to our program and is a scrappy, hard nosed player," Balducci said.

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