UNH field hockey players feted by America East

BOSTON - Sam Carr (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) and Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team were voted to the America East All-Conference First Team, the league announced Thursday night. Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) and Brittany Schneider (Middletown, Md.) received Second Team honors.

Carr has developed into the team's top defensive player in her four-year Wildcat career. She stepped into a starting role as a sophomore and has been in the starting lineup for all 20 games this season. Carr has scored seven goals in her career, including one this season, and three of those tallies have been game-winning goals. She has been the backbone of UNH's defense this year as well as an emotional leader for the team.

Stamp, a repeat selection to the First Team, is the captain of the 2003 Wildcats and has been a driving force behind the offense the past two seasons. She leads this year's team in assists and is second in both goals (eight) and points (25). Her season highlights include career highs of three goals and seven points vs UMBC. Stamp has a point in 10 of 20 games, including five of the final seven. Her 20 career assists ranks seventh on UNH's all-time list and 72 points is eighth.

White, the 2002 America East Rookie of the Year, leads the 'Cats in goals (21) and points (44). Those numbers rank fourth in the nation in goals, eighth in goals per game, eighth in points and 13th in points per game. White's 21 goals is No. 2 on UNH's single-season list, as is her 44 points. Her season highlights include a nine-point (four goals, assist) performance vs. UMBC and a seven-game goal-scoring streak.

Buckley is averaging 8.00 saves per game, which ranks No. 2 in America East. She has started all 20 games this season and has a 10-10 record with a 3.03 GAA and a .744 save percentage. In six conference games, Buckley was 5-1 with a 1.09 GAA and a .818 save percentage. Her season highlights include a shutout vs. Dartmouth College and back-to-back 17-save performances against Ohio University and Michigan.

Schneider is another steadying force on UNH's defensive unit who excels on both penalty corner units. She recorded a point in four of the last five regular-season games and scored two goals on penalty strokes, including the game-winning goal in overtime vs. Maine. Schneider's four goals and 10 points are both single-season bests.

UNH (10-10, 5-1 America East) is the No. 2 seed in the America East Championships and will play third-seeded Maine in a Nov. 7 (3:30 p.m.) semifinal game at Northeastern University's Sweeney Field.

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