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     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program has announced a list of tentative coaches for its girls’ summer camp that will run from July 26-30. The camp is approaching full capacity, but a limited number of spaces are still available.




DURHAM, N.H. – UNH women’s soccer head coach Michael Jackson announced Monday that Carly Draper has been hired to join the staff as an assistant coach.




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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team has announced that it will hold its second annual UNH Women’s Soccer Golf Scramble at Pembroke (Mass.) Country Club on Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m. The proceeds will benefit the women’s soccer program through the UNH Wildcat Soccer Friends.




DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Michael Jackson and his staff have announced that spaces are still available for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer summer camp that will run from July 26-30.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team recently announced that goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.), forward Morgan Keefe (South Burlington, Vt.) and midfielder/back Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) were selected as captains for the upcoming 2009 season.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team announced that nine student-athletes have joined the women’s soccer program and will attend UNH in the fall.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s soccer programs announced their schedules for the upcoming 2009 season Thursday.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was recently honored at its annual awards banquet, which was held at the Elliott Alumni Center.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— The University of New Hampshire athletic department had 82 student athletes named to the America East Conference’s Academic Honor Roll last week.Students had to earn grade point averages of 3.0 or higher to receive this recognition. Of those student-athletes, 274 earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the fall semester with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. UNH was tied for second in the conference for number of athletes receiving recognition. The Wildcats were ranked fifth in percentage of student-athletes honored.




KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently announced that seniors Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) and Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.), of the University New Hampshire women’s soccer team, were named 2008 NSCAA/adidas Women’s Collegiate Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mentions.




DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and junior Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.), both forwards for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, were recently named to New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-New England Team.   
      Sheehan was tabbed with First Team honors for the second straight year, while Kaplan makes the team for the first time as a Second Teamer.




DURHAM, N.H. Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.), a senior forward for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, was recently named to National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Northeast Region First Team.




DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's and women's soccer teams recently received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2007-08 academic year.

In total, 363 teams were honored, however, only 59 institutions including UNH, earned the award for both their men's and women's programs. Teams qualified for the award based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. For UNH, the men's team accumulated a GPA of 3.18, while the women's team earned a 3.15 for the year.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Thursday afternoon that seniors Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) and Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) of the University New Hampshire women’s soccer team were named to the 2008 America East All-Academic Team.




DURHAM, N.H. – The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) announced Thursday that Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, was named to the Academic All-District Third Team for District 1 women’s soccer.
     Hourihan has been stellar in the classroom with a 3.66 grade point average and been equally impressive on the field this season for the Wildcats as she led the team in both goals (7) and points (16).




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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior goalkeeper Nikki Golding (Milton, Mass.) made five saves and the third-seeded University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team scrapped until the final horn, but its season came to an end Thursday afternoon with a 1-0 loss to No. 6 Binghamton University in the quarterfinal round of the America East tournament at Lewis Fields.




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The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team earned the No. 3 seed in the America East tournament and will play host to sixth-seeded Binghamton University on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Lewis Fields. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youth (5-18) and seniors (over 65) and $2 for students. The first 100 UNH students will get in free, as will anyone under five years old.




2008 AMERICA EAST WOMEN'S SOCCER HONORS

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) was named America East Striker of the Year for the second straight season to highlight the conference awards for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team as announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon.




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ORONO, Maine – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team wrapped up its regular season Thursday afternoon, falling to the University of Maine, 1-0, at Alumni Field.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forwards Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) each scored goals in the final 13 minutes of play to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 come-from-behind America East win against the University of Hartford on NIKE Senior Recognition Day at Lewis Fields.




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BOSTON – Senior goalkeeper Nikki Golding (Milton, Mass.) made eight saves, but a Farrell McClernon goal wound up being the only score of the match as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was topped 1-0 by Boston University on Thursday night in a rematch of last season’s America East title game at Nickerson Field.




CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced Tuesday that senior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.), a captain on the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 12.   




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that senior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.), a captain on the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, was named America East Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 12.
     Sheehan netted a pair of goals during the week, giving UNH an insurance cushion versus UMBC when she made it 2-0, and notching the game-winner against Vermont to complete UNH’s comeback from a 2-0 deficit.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) scored with just under three minutes remaining to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-2 America East victory against the University of Vermont at Lewis Fields.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Seniors Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.), Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) all scored goals, and fellow senior Nikki Golding (Milton, Mass.) posted her first shutout of the season as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team breezed to a 3-0 conference victory against the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Thursday afternoon at Lewis Fields.




By Christina Coleman, UNH Athletic Media Relations

DURHAM, N.H. – It’s rare for a college athlete to participate in two sports during their collegiate career, but for Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass) it’s something she has known for the past two years.  Kaplan, now a junior, plays both soccer and lacrosse for UNH, and is a dominant force for both teams.

Kaplan came into the University her freshman year knowing she was going to participate in both sports.   Kaplan was first recruited by soccer coach Michael Jackson and his staff, then Sandy Bridgeman, head lacrosse coach, recruited Kaplan for her program as well.    




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team will hold its annual NIKE Youth Day on Sunday, Oct. 12, when the Wildcats play host to the University of Vermont at Lewis Fields at 1 p.m.
     Complimentary posters will be given to fans following the match, and an autograph session will be held with all of the players and coaches as part of the festivities.




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ALBANY, N.Y. – Sophomore midfielder Amy Avitabile (Pembroke, Mass.) notched the first goal of her collegiate career, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 decision to the University at Albany at Varsity Field.
     The Wildcats’ first conference loss of the season drops them to 3-8-1, including 2-1-0 in America East play, while the Great Danes move to 3-11-0 and 1-2-0 in the conference.
 




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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) scored a pair of goals in her return from an injury to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to Thursday afternoon’s 3-2 conference win over Stony Brook University at Bremner Field.
    With their second consecutive victory, the Wildcats improve to 3-7-1, including 2-0-0 in America East play, while the Seawolves fall to 5-6-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the conference.  




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.), a junior forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, has been named America East Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 28.

    Kaplan tallied two goals and an assist over the course of the week to set a new personal career high for points in a season (10).  Kaplan broke a 2-2 tie in the 79th minute to lift the Wildcats to a 3-2 win in their conference opener at Binghamton on Sept. 28. Kaplan also collected an assist on UNH’s first goal of the game and scored the Wildcats’ lone goal against Dartmouth on Sept. 25, knotting the game in the 14th minute.




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VESTAL, N.Y. – Senior forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) scored twice and junior forward Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) added her second tally in as many games to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team past Binghamton University, 3-2, Sunday afternoon in its 2008 America East opener at the Bearcat Sports Complex.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Junior forward Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) scored the equalizer on her second goal of the season, but the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team again found itself on the wrong side of a one-goal decision, falling to Dartmouth College in double overtime, 2-1, Thursday afternoon at Lewis Fields.

     The Wildcats lose their sixth one-goal game to close out their non-conference slate at 1-7-1, while the Big Green win their third straight overtime game to improve to 4-2-0.  




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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) notched her team-leading third goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision to Pac-10 foe Oregon State on Friday afternoon at Lewis Fields.

    With their fifth one-goal loss of the season, the Wildcats fall to 1-6-1, while the Beavers up their record to 5-2.




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BROOKLINE, Mass. – Senior forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) netted her second goal of the season, but the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped Friday night’s 3-1 decision to Northeastern University at Parsons Field.

     With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 1-5-1 on the season, while the Huskies improve to 3-1-1. It is the first time all season the ‘Cats allowed more than two goals, as well as the first defeat by more than one goal.




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– Junior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) tied her career high by recording eight saves, but a Katherine Sheeleigh goal lifted Harvard University past the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, 1-0, Wednesday night at Bremner Field.
     The Wildcats fall to 1-4-1 on the season, while the Crimson grab their first win of 2008 to improve to 1-2-0.


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– Freshman Carole LeBlanc (Grand-Digue, New Brunswick) scored her first collegiate goal, but the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team lost a 2-1, double-overtime thriller to the University of Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon in the team’s home opener at Cowell Stadium.
     The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-3-1 on the young season, while the Rams grab their first win of 2008 and are also 1-3-1.


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AMHERST, Mass. – Senior forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) tallied a goal and an assist to help the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team steal a 2-2 tie Thursday afternoon against the University of Massachusetts at Rudd Field.
     The tie puts the Wildcat record at 1-2-1 through the first four games of the season – all away from home – while the Minutewomen remain winless at 0-1-2.      




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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Junior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) allowed just one goal on the afternoon, but it was one goal too many as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team closed out the University of Vermont’s TD Banknorth Classic with a 1-0 loss to Central Connecticut State University on Sunday at Centennial Field.




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BURLINGTON, Vt.
– Junior Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season in the 78th minute, but the comeback fell short as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Big East foe Villanova University on Friday afternoon at Centennial Field in the first game of the University of Vermont’s TD Banknorth Classic.
     UNH’s first loss of the season drops its record to 1-1 overall, while Villanova improves to 2-0 with its second straight win over an America East opponent. Villanova, which finished fourth in the 15-team Big East last season, blanked UMBC, 7-0, Aug. 24.


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– Seniors Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.), the respective 2007 America East Striker and Midfielder of the Year, each tallied their first goals of the 2008 season to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to Sunday’s season-opening 2-1 win against the College of the Holy Cross at Linda Johnson Smith Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire athletic department released the nine names of those being inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2008. The announcement was made today by UNH Director of Athletics Marty Scarano.
    The inductees will be honored on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at the Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Huddleston Hall. The event is set to begin at 6 p.m.
This year’s class includes;Ty Conklin ’01 (men’s ice hockey), Grover Daniels ’79 (men’s skiing), Stacy Fimple-Glidden ’96 (Field Hockey), David Gamble ’93 (football), Theresa Redmond-Stevens ’83 (women’s basketball), Mary Beth Sydlowski-Pichette ’92 (women’s soccer), Kate Scanlon-Gehn ’92 (women’s crew), Ian Smith ’99 (men’s swimming), and David O’Connor ’66 (football and hockey), who is the winner of the Leitzel Award.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR HALL OF FAME BANQUET


DURHAM, N.H. – In 2008, the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program will look to extend the league’s longest active America East Championship tournament appearance streak to eight straight seasons, while also finding a spot in the semifinals for a seventh consecutive campaign. UNH, which was recently selected second in the America East preseason coaches poll, has its sights set higher, however, after constantly knocking on the door and playing host to last season’s championship game, the Wildcats have raised the bar and are gunning for nothing less than their first ever America East title and a berth into the NCAA tournament. After losing six talented seniors, the road – as always – will be a tough one, but with 15 members of the 2007 team returning and seven skilled newcomers arriving in Durham, head coach Michael Jackson and his staff are as confident as ever that their 2008 squad will finally break down the door and reach its goal.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team has been selected to finish the season second in the standings, as determined by a vote of the conference’s head coaches.
    UNH, the 2007 regular season co-champions and America East championship game host, garnered 52 points, including one first place vote. Boston University, the defending conference champions, as well as the regular season co-champions, were chosen as the preseason favorites to capture the title once again. BU amassed 64 points, including all eight possible first-place votes (coaches could not vote for their own teams).




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