2012 Volleyball News

May 7, 2013
Evans, Maguire Named Jim Urquhart Student-Athletes of Year
DURHAM, N.H. – Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) of the football team and Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) of the women’s track and field team were named the 2012-13 recipients of the Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year award by the UNH athletic department.

April 22, 2013
Thatcher Named Team MVP at Volleyball Annual Awards Banquet
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team was named the Holly Young Most Valuable Player at the 2012 awards banquet, held Friday, April 19, at the Skybox Lounge at the Whittemore Center Arena.

April 21, 2013
Volleyball Competes at URI Spring Tournament
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire volleyball team competed in spring tournament play on Saturday at the University of Rhode Island. The Wildcats played UConn, URI, CCSU, and Team New England (a professional team out of New England - Professional Volleyball League (PVL)).

April 14, 2013
Volleyball Captures 5-3 Record at UNH Spring Tournament
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire volleyball team went 5-3 in spring tournament play at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday. The Wildcats won sets over Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College and Hartford.

April 11, 2013
Volleyball to Host Spring Tournament on Saturday, April 13
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball will host its spring tournament on Saturday, April 13. A host of schools will come and compete in the tournament, held at Lundholm Gymnasium.

April 7, 2013
Volleyball Goes 4-4 at UConn Spring Tournament
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire volleyball team went 4-4 in spring tournament play at UConn on Saturday. The Wildcats won sets over Boston College (2-0) and Providence (2-0 and dropped a pair of sets apiece to Yale (2-0) and UConn (2-0).

November 16, 2012
Volleyball Falls to Albany, 3-0, in AE Championship Semifinals
ALBANY, N.Y. – Freshman Abby Brinkman (Brecksville, Ohio) had 10 kills and sophomore Sam Henke (Millersville, Md.) recorded a game-high 19 digs, but the University of New Hampshire volleyball closed out the 2012 season with a 3-0 loss to Albany in the America East Championship semifinals at Albany's University Gym.

November 15, 2012
No. 4 Volleyball Heads to AE Championship; Draws No. 1 Albany in Semis (Nov. 16)
DURHAM, N.H. – The fourth-seeded University of New Hampshire volleyball team will return to the America East Championship Tournament for the third time in the last four years, taking on top-seeded Albany on Friday, Nov. 16 in Albany, N.Y. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Albany's University Gymnasium. Links to live stats and live video are available at www.unhwildcats.com.

November 15, 2012
Volleyball Places Four on All-Conference Teams
DURHAM, N.H. – On the day before the start of the 2012 America East volleyball championship tournament, four members of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team earned all-conference recognition, announced by the league Thursday afternoon.

November 14, 2012
Volleyball Announces the Signing of Two Student-Athletes
DURHAM, N.H. – Jill Hirschinger, head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball program, recently announced that two student-athletes have committed to attend UNH and will play for the Wildcat volleyball program next fall.

November 12, 2012
Schnepp, Worra: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Jessie Schnepp of the volleyball team and Travis Worra of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

November 11, 2012
Volleyball Falls to Albany in Five Sets; Earns No. 4 Seed in AE Tournament
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Destiny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) racked up 21 kills and three other Wildcats reached double-figures, but the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team fell to Albany, 3-2, in the regular season finale Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

November 9, 2012
Volleyball Takes Down Hartford in Straight Sets
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) notched 12 kills apiece and sophomore Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) posted a double-double as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team downed Hartford, 3-0, Friday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.

November 8, 2012
Volleyball Hosts Hartford and Albany to Wrap Up Regular Season
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team will play host to Hartford on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. before taking on Albany for a Senior Day matchup on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.

November 4, 2012
Volleyball Falls to Stony Brook, 3-1
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) recorded a team-high 13 kills and two other Wildcats also notched double-figures but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team fell to Stony Brook, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium.

October 28, 2012
Thatcher Leads Volleyball Over UMBC, 3-2
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) led all players with 22 kills and freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) posted her fifth straight double-double as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team downed UMBC, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

October 26, 2012
Volleyball Outlasted by Binghamton in Five Sets
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) recorded 17 kills and freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) notched her fourth-straight double-double but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team fell to Binghamton, 3-2, Friday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.

October 25, 2012
Volleyball Plays Host to Binghamton and UMBC
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team takes on Binghamton on Friday in the annual Dig Pink match at 7 p.m. The Wildcats will also play host to UMBC on Sunday (1 p.m.) for Kids’ Club Clinic and Professor Appreciation Day.

October 22, 2012
Volleyball to Host Kids’ Club Clinic on Sunday
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team will be hosting a free Wildcat Kids’ Club clinic on Sunday, Oct. 28 following the team’s America East match against UMBC at 1 p.m.

October 22, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Weekly Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team swept the weekly America East awards, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) won her fourth Player of the Week award, while sophomore Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) and freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) were named the Setter and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

October 20, 2012
Volleyball Cruises Past Providence in Straight Sets
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) recorded 15 kills and freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) posted her third straight double-double as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team swept Providence, 3-0, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Hall.

October 19, 2012
Volleyball to Host Dig Pink Match Against Binghamton
DURHAM, N.H. – As part of the ongoing effort in the fight against breast cancer, the University of New Hampshire volleyball team will host a Dig Pink match benefiting breast cancer awareness on Friday, Oct. 26 when the Wildcats play host to Binghamton at 7 p.m.

October 15, 2012
Forrest Named America East Rookie of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team was named the America East Rookie of the Week, announced by the league Monday afternoon.

October 13, 2012
Volleyball Falls at Hartford in Five Sets
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) registered 13 kills and freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) posted her second straight double-double, but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team fell at Hartford, 3-2, Saturday evening at the Sports Center.

October 12, 2012
Volleyball Ousted at Albany, 3-1
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) registered 16 kills apiece, but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team fell at Albany, 3-1, for its first America East loss of the season Friday night at University Gymnasium.

October 5, 2012
Volleyball Captures Seventh-Straight Win, 3-1, Over Stony Brook
DURHAM, N.H. – Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) registered a match-high 18 kills to lift the University of New Hampshire volleyball team to a convincing 3-1 win over America East foe Stony Brook University on Friday night at Lundholm Gymnasium. Set scores were 25-19, 25-22, 20-25 and 25-16.

October 4, 2012
Volleyball Seeks Seventh Straight Win Against Stony Brook Friday (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team looks for its seventh straight win on Friday, Oct. 5 when they play host to Stony Brook for a 7 p.m. matchup at Lundholm Gymnasium. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.unhwildcats.com.

October 1, 2012
Thatcher, Falcusan Earn Weekly Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Junior right-side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and senior setter Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team earned America East's Player and Setter of the Week awards, respectively, announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

September 30, 2012
Volleyball Downs Binghamton, 3-1, for Sixth Straight Win
VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) posted a team-high 17 kills and three other Wildcats reached double-figures in kills as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team topped Binghamton, 3-1, in America East action Sunday afternoon at West Gymnasium.

September 28, 2012
Volleyball Moves to 2-0 in America East with 3-2 Win Over UMBC
BALTIMORE. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) netted 18 kills and three other Wildcats posted double-digit kills as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team downed UMBC, 3-2, in America East action Friday night at RAC Arena.

September 24, 2012
Thatcher, Buckwalter Collect Weekly Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior right-side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and freshman middle blocker Brenna Buckwalter (Evergreen, Colo.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team earned America East’s Player and Rookie of the Week awards, respectively, announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

September 23, 2012
Volleyball Wins Fourth Straight with Sweep Over Dartmouth
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and freshman Tori Forrest (Powders Springs, Ga.) each posted 15 kills as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team downed intrastate rival Dartmouth, 3-0, in non-conference action Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

September 22, 2012
Volleyball Wins Conference Opener, 3-0, Over Providence
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) led all players with 14 kills and added 14 digs for the double-double to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team past Providence, 3-0, in the America East opener Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

September 21, 2012
Volleyball Plays Host to Providence (9/22) and Dartmouth (9/23)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team opens America East action on Saturday, Sept. 22 against Providence before playing host to intrastate rival Dartmouth (Sun.). Both matches start at 2 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.unhwildcats.com.

September 18, 2012
Thatcher Leads Volleyball Past Harvard, 3-2
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) racked up a match-high 22 kills and senior Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) added 52 assists to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team past Harvard, 3-2, Tuesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.

September 17, 2012
Volleyball Takes on Harvard on Tuesday (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team kicks off a three-match home stretch with a matchup against Harvard on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Lundholm Gymnasium. That match is set to start at 7 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.unhwildcats.com.

September 15, 2012
Volleyball Splits a Pair to Wrap Up George Washington Invite
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team split a pair of matches, downing Princeton, 3-2, after falling to George Washington, 3-1, on Saturday to close out play at the George Washington Invitational at the Smith Center.

September 14, 2012
Volleyball Falls to No. 15 BYU, 3-0
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) recorded a team-high seven kills, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team fell to No. 15 Brigham Young University, 3-0, to open play at the George Washington Invitational Friday afternoon at the Smith Center.

September 12, 2012
Thatcher Named ECAC Player of the Week
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Player of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon.

September 11, 2012
Volleyball Downs Bryant, 3-1
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and sophomore Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) each posted a double-double to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team past Bryant, 3-1, Tuesday night at the Chace Athletic Center.

September 10, 2012
Thatcher, Dunklau Collect Weekly Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior right-side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) and sophomore setter Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team earned America East’s Player and Setter of the Week awards, respectively, announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

September 8, 2012
Volleyball Splits Pair to Wrap Up Holly Young Invite
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team split a pair of five-set matches, defeating Central Connecticut State, 3-2, before falling to William & Mary, 3-2, on Saturday to close out play at the Holly Young Invite at Lundholm Gymnasium.

September 7, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Past Holy Cross, 3-0, in Holly Young Opener
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) registered a match-high 16 kills to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team past Holy Cross, 3-0, Friday night in the first day of competition at the Holly Young Invitational at Lundholm Gymnasium.

September 5, 2012
Volleyball Set to Host Holly Young Invite, UNH Opens Against Holy Cross Friday (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team will play host to Holy Cross, Central Connecticut State and William & Mary in the Holly Young Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8.

September 4, 2012
Dunklau Repeats as AE Setter of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second straight week, sophomore Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team was named the America East Setter of the Week, announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.

September 1, 2012
Volleyball Takes Down Iona, 3-0
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) posted a match-high 13 kills to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team past Iona, 3-0, Saturday afternoon to close out play at the Rutgers Invitational.

August 31, 2012
Volleyball Drops Pair at Rutgers Invitational
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball dropped a pair of matches to Rhode Island and Rutgers in the opening day of competition at the Rutgers Invitational Friday at College Avenue Gymnasium.

August 28, 2012
Volleyball Ousted by Northeastern, 3-0
DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) registered a team-high 10 kills but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team fell to Northeastern, 3-0, in the home-opener Tuesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.

August 27, 2012
Tolliver, Thomas: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Destiny Tolliver of the volleyball team and Jordan Thomas of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

August 27, 2012
Volleyball Set to Host Northeastern Tuesday (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team welcomes Northeastern University to Lundholm Gymnasium on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the team's 2012 home opener. Links to live video and live stats will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.

August 27, 2012
Dunklau Named America East Setter of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Taylor Dunklau (Mukowonago, Wis.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team was named the America East Setter of the Week, announced by the league Monday afternoon.

August 25, 2012
Volleyball Drops a Pair at Villanova Classic
VILLANOVA, Pa. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team dropped a pair of five-set matches to Maryland and Villanova to close out play at the Villanova Classic Saturday at the Nevin Field House.

August 24, 2012
Volleyball Sweeps Past Robert Morris, 3-0, in Season Opener
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Junior Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) posted a match-high 13 kills to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team past Robert Morris, 3-0, in the first day of competition at the Villanova Classic Friday evening at the Nevin Field House.

August 23, 2012
Volleyball Set for Strong 2012 Campaign
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH volleyball team, which opened conference play last season by winning seven of eight matches en route to a second-place finish, is poised for another impressive campaign this fall.

August 23, 2012
2012 Volleyball Media Guide Now Available Online
DURHAM, N.H. – The 2012 University of New Hampshire volleyball media guide is now available to be viewed on the school's official website www.unhwildcats.com. UNH and the America East are "going green" moving its volleyball guide online for fans to view.

August 21, 2012
Volleyball Tabbed Fourth in AE Preseason Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team, led by 17th-year head coach Jill Hirschinger, was selected to finish fourth in the 2012 America East Preseason Coaches' Poll that was released Tuesday by the league office.

July 20, 2012
Volleyball Honored by AVCA for Academic Excellence
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team was one of 102 NCAA Division I programs to receive the America Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 season, announced by the organization Friday morning.

July 17, 2012
Volleyball Announces Openings for Team Camp
DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Jill Hirschinger and her staff have announced that spaces are still available for the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team camp that will run from Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5.

May 23, 2012
Volleyball Announces 2012 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – Head Coach Jill Hirschinger of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2012 season.

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