Cappabianca joins New Hampshire field hockey staff

DURHAM, N.H. - Robin Balducci, the 12th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire field hockey program, has announced Samantha Geary (Norwood, Mass.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the UNH Wildcats beginning in the Fall 2003 semester.

"We are looking for Samantha Geary to come in and solidify our backfield," Balducci said. "She brings a championship mentality to our squad, having excelled in nationally-recognized elite U.S. developmental programs and playing for a perennial powerhouse high school program."

Geary, the Daily Transcript co-Player of the Year in 2002, has competed in the USA Futures Field Hockey program since 1998 and has been a participant in USFHA Indoor National tournaments and Outdoor National tournaments as well as the Bay State Games. She was a four-year starter at Norwood H.S. and captained the 2002 team to the South Sectional Division I championship.

New Hampshire won a share of the 2002 America East regular-season title and ended the season with a 12-7 overall record. UNH begins the 2003 season August 30 against Maryland at the University of Massachusetts. The Wildcats are scheduled to play their home opener Sept. 1 against Northwestern University.

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