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BALTIMORE, Md. — Sandy Bridgeman, eighth year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team and 1987 alum of UNH, was named Northeast Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), the organization announced at Saturday night's annual All-America banquet.




DURHAM, N.H. — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.), a junior attack on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was named to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse Division I All-America Second Team on Tuesday evening. Burnap, the 33rd Wildcat lacrosse player to receive All-America recognition, was honored as an IWLCA Division I North All-Region First Team selection last week.




DURHAM, N.H. — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) and Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) of the University of New Hampshire were selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I North All-Region First Team, the committee announced Thursday afternoon. Teammates Laura Dosdall (Wellesley, Mass.) and Cristina Covucci (Concord, Mass.) were voted to the Second Team.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team held its annual team banquet Sunday afternoon in the Squamscott Room at Holloway Commons and reflected on the 2004 season in which the Wildcats won the America East regular season and tournament titles, advanced to the NCAA championships and broke numerous school records in a 15-5 season.




HANOVER, N.H. — Laura Dosdall (Wellesley, Mass.) scored a career-high four goals for the 17th-ranked University of New Hampshire, but 12th-ranked Dartmouth College recorded a 14-12 victory in Wednesday afternoon's first round game of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships at Scully-Fahey Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, which has won a school-record 14 consecutive games and surpassed the benchmark for wins in a season with 15, climbed one spot to No. 17 in this week's IWLCA Poll, which was released late Monday. In addition, UNH is ranked 16th for the second consecutive week in the Inside Lacrosse Poll.




DURHAM, N.H. — The 18th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team will travel to play ninth-ranked Dartmouth College in a NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship first round game on May 13, the NCAA announced Sunday night. Game time is 4 p.m. at Scully-Fahey Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — Kristin Blanchette (Sudbury, Mass.) netted her third goal of the game to break a 9-9 tie with 12:14 remaining in regulation and it proved to be the game-winning tally as the 18th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team defeated Boston University, 11-9, in Saturday afternoon's title game of the America East Championships. By winning the conference championship, UNH earns automatic qualifier status into the NCAA tournament.




DURHAM, N.H. - Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) broke the America East Championships single-game record with nine points on six goals and three assists to propel the 18th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Thursday afternoon's 19-6 victory against the University at Albany in an America East semifinal game at Memorial Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, ranked No 18 in the nation with a 13-4 overall record, swept the three major awards handed out Wednesday evening by America East as Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) was named Player of the Year, Cristina Covucci (Concord, Mass.) was awarded Rookie of the Year and head coach Sandy Bridgeman was voted Coach of the Year. Bridgeman, the eighth-year head coach of the Wildcats, received the same distinction in 2002 and 2001.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, which has won a school-record 12 consecutive games and tied the benchmark for wins in a season with 13, climbed one spot to No. 18 in this week's IWLCA Poll, which was released late Monday. UNH is also ranked 16th in this week's InsideLacrosse.com Poll.




BOSTON - Cristina Covucci (Concord, Mass.), a rookie defender on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was named Defender of the Week by America East on Monday, which marks the second consecutive week and fourth time this season that Covucci has won that award.




DURHAM, N.H. — Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) broke the school single-season points record with eight points on six goals and two assists to propel the 19th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon's 18-10 America East victory against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at Memorial Field. With the win, UNH finished atop the conference standings at 6-0 and will host the upcoming America East Championships (May 6-8) at Memorial Field.




BURLINGTON, Vt. - Kelly Blaney (Stony Brook, N.Y.) and Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) both scored four goals to lead the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to a school-record 11th consecutive victory with Wednesday afternoon's 14-3 America East win against the University of Vermont at Centennial Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, which has tied a school record with 10 consecutive victories to improve to 11-4 overall, entered the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Poll at No. 19 in this week's poll, which was released late Monday.




BOSTON — Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) and Cristina Covucci (Concord, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team were named Player of the Week and Defender of the Week, respectively, by America East on Monday. This marked the second consecutive Player of the Week honor for Leland and the third Defender of the Week award this season for Covucci.




DURHAM, N.H. — Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) scored a career-high six goals and also recorded two assists to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to its 10th consecutive victory with Sunday afternoon's 20-1 America East win against the University at Albany at Memorial Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) netted seven goals, including the 100th of her career, to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Friday afternoon's 22-1 America East victory against Binghamton University at Memorial Field.




BOSTON — Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) and Laura Dosdall (Wellesley, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team were named Player of the Week and Defender of the Week, respectively, by America East on Monday.




DURHAM, N.H. — Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) recorded seven points with five goals and two assists to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Sunday afternoon's 9-8 non-conference victory against Rutgers University at Memorial Field.




BOSTON - Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) recorded two goals and an assist to lead the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon's 7-6 America East victory against Boston University at Nickerson Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) recorded six points with five goals and one assist to lead the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon's 14-11 non-conference victory against Harvard University at Memorial Field.




BOSTON — Cristina Covucci (Concord, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team was named Defensive Player of the Week by America East on Monday. It was the second conference award of the season for Covucci, who earned the same distinction March 29.




STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) recorded three goals and five assists to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon's 19-4 America East victory against Stony Brook University at LaValle Stadium.




BOSTON — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) and Cristina Covucci (Concord, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team were named Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, by America East on Monday. The duo led UNH to a 2-0 record last week with victories against Boston College (19-11) and the University of Massachusetts (12-11, 2ot).




AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team (1-5) fell to the University of New Hampshire (5-4) this afternoon at Garber Field. Senior captain Tracey Drown (Nashua, N.H.) led the Minutewomen with six points (4g, 2a), but it was the Wildcats who came up with the heartbreaking goal in the second overtime.




DURHAM, N.H. — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) tied the school record with eight goals and recorded her 100th career point to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon's 19-11 non-conference victory against Boston College at Memorial Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — Mel Bourque (Topsfield, Mass.), a sophomore defenseman on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was named Defensive Player of the Week by America East on Monday.




FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Kelly Blaney (Stony Brook, N.Y.) and Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) both finished with six points to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Sunday afternoon's 18-2 victory at Fairfield University.




FAIRFIELD, CT (March 20, 2004) - The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team turned the ball over 29 time and managed just 10 shots falling to the University of New Hampshire, 15-2, Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers close out a six-game homestand with the loss and are now 4-2 on the season.




DURHAM, N.H. — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.), a junior midfielder on the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, was named Player of the Week (for games played Feb. 20-March 14) by America East on Tuesday.




NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 10th-ranked Vanderbilt University women's lacrosse team posted a second-half shutout en route to Monday afternoon's 10-3 non-conference victory against the University of New Hampshire at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex.




DURHAM, N.H. - Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) led the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team with five goals, but Brown University recorded a 12-10 non-conference overtime victory Tuesday afternoon at Stevenson Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) scored four goals and both Kelly Blaney (Stony Brook, N.Y.) and Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) also recorded four points to lead the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Friday afternoon's 15-14 non-conference victory against the University of Connecticut at Memorial Field.




NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Com.) scored four goals, but the 18th-ranked Yale University women's lacrosse team fended off a valiant comeback by the University of New Hampshire to record Wednesday afternoon's 13-10 non-cnference victory at Johnson Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — Lana Smith scored four goals and set up another to lead the Dartmouth College women's lacrosse team, ranked No. 7 in the preseason poll, to Saturday afternoon's 10-5 non-conference victory against the University of New Hampshire in the season opener for both teams at Memorial Field.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team lost its leading scorer and top goalkeeper from the 2003 season to graduation, but the belief that the Wildcats can win the 2004 America East title was not lost with them.




BOSTON — The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, which finished second in the 2003 conference standings and as runner-up in the tournament, was selected second in the 2004 America East Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll that was released Wednesday.




DURHAM, N.H. – Sandy Bridgeman, the eighth-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, announced Tuesday that four student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to join the UNH women’s lacrosse program in the fall of 2004.




DURHAM, N.H.-Colleen Christopher and Maggie McKee have been named assistant coaches for the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team, UNH head coach Sandy Bridgeman announced Thursday. Christopher and McKee were Wildcat teammates under the tutelage of Bridgeman for the 1999-2001 seasons.






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