Fobes, Vorachak: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup


March 7, 2011

 DURHAM, N.H.Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) of the gymnastics team and Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) of the men’s indoor track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in this week's Wildcat Roundup.



Austyn Fobes, gymnastics

     Austyn, a sophomore from Howell, New Jersey, won the all-around championship with a score of 39.1 when UNH competed at 24th-ranked Louisiana State University on March 4. Fobes bested teammate Chelsea Steinberg and three LSU competitors for the all-around title; she finished third overall in uneven bars as was also the top ‘Cat in the floor exercise.

     The all-around competitor has tallied four other first-place finishes in the 2011 season, but the meet at LSU marked her first all-around title. Austyn previously won the uneven bars at the UNH Invitational, floor exercise at Pittsburgh and Rutgers and vault against Bridgeport.

      In addition to finishing first in the vault vs. Bridgeport, Austyn was second in both the floor and all-around. At Pitt, she was also second in vault, bars and all-around.

     Austyn has established personal bests in all four apparatus as well as the all-around this season. Her top scores are: 9.85 in vault (Bridgeport), 9.85 in bars (UNH Invitational), 9.775 in beam (Maryland), 9.875 in floor (Rutgers) and 39.1 in the all-around (LSU).

     As a freshman in 2010, Austyn was named to the EAGL All-Tournament First Team in vault as well as the Second Team in floor.


Anthony Vorachak, men’s indoor track & field

     Anthony, a senior from Lebanon, New Hampshire, broke the UNH indoor track & field record in the pentathlon when he amassed 5,041 points at the IC4A Championships that were held March 5-6 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center. He finished in seventh place overall and tied for the third-best effort in the pole vault by clearing a height of 15 feet, 1 inch; his next-best finish in an individual event was seventh in the long jump.

     One week earlier at the New England Championships, which were also hosted by BU, Anthony was UNH’s top individual finisher with third place in the heptathlon (4,839 points). He captured fourth place in the heptathlon at the America East Championship.

     Earlier this year in a tri-meet against Maine and Vermont at UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval, Anthony won the pole vault. He was the long jump champion in a January home meet against Stonehill College, Holy Cross and Worcester State.


Wednesday, March 2

Women’s lacrosse:  #19 UMass 11, at UNH 4

Friday, March 4

Women’s basketball: Binghamton 67, UNH 53 (America East quarterfinal)

Men’s hockey: at #2 Boston College 4, #7 UNH 0

Gymnastics: at #24 Louisiana State 196.000, UNH 194.35

Saturday, March 5

Men’s hockey: #2 Boston College 4, at #7 UNH 3

Women’s track & field: at ECAC Championships (Day 1 of 2)

Men’s track & field: at IC4A Championships (Day 1 of 2)

Women’s lacrosse: UNH 17, at Colgate 12

Men’s basketball: Boston U. 69, UNH 60 (America East quarterfinal)

Sunday, March 6

Women’s track & field: 21st place at ECAC Championships

Men’s track & field: 48th place at IC4A Championships



Monday, March 7

Gymnastics vs. Central Michigan and Brown, 7 pm (Senior Day)

Wednesday, March 9

Skiing at NCAA Championships (Day 1 of 4: Nordic freestyle at Trapp Family Lodge)

Thursday, March 10

Skiing at NCAA Championships (Day 2 of 4: Alpine giant slalom at Stowe)

Friday, March 11

Men’s hockey vs. Vermont, 7 pm (Hockey East quarterfinal/Best of 3)

Skiing at NCAA Championships (Day 3 of 4: Nordic classic at Trapp Family Lodge)

Gymnastics at Arizona with BYU and Texas Woman’s, 9 pm Eastern

Saturday, March 12

Men’s hockey vs. Vermont, 7 pm (Hockey East quarterfinal/Best of 3)

Skiing at NCAA Championships (Day 4 of 4: Alpine slalom at Stowe)

Women’s lacrosse at Fairfield, 1 pm

Sunday, March 13

Men’s hockey vs. Vermont, 7 pm (Hockey East quarterfinal/Best of 3; if necessary)

Monday, March 14

Women’s lacrosse vs. George Mason, 12 pm


MEN’S BASKETBALL (12-18, 6-10 America East)

  • New Hampshire saw its 2011 season come to an end March 5 with a 69-60 loss to Boston University in the America East quarterfinals. UNH raced out to a 12-3 lead but trailed 33-30 at the half. The Wildcats closed within one point, 39-38, with 15 minutes remaining but never regained the lead. 
  • Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) was one of four Wildcats honored at the America East banquet. He was named to the All-Conference Team. Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) was voted to the All-Academic Team, Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) was an All-Defensive Team selection and Jordon Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) was tabbed to the All-Rookie Team. 
  • Conley was scoreless in the first half but finished with a team-high 16 points. Conley finished his career with 1,304 points for sixth place on the program’s all-time scoring list. He is also first in 3-point field goals attempted (680), tied for second in games played (116), third in 3-pointers made (222), fifth in both FG attempted (1,216) and minutes (3,520), eighth in blocked shots (48) as well as 10th in field goals made (442) and steals (115). 
  • Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) tallied six points and eight rebounds. He finished second on UNH’s career leaderboard in rebounding (854) and tied for second in games played (116). 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-20, 6-10 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team saw its 2011 season come to an end with a 67-53 loss to Binghamton University in an America East quarterfinal on March 4. 
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) and Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) were honored at the America East banquet prior to the tournament. Beliveau, who was the recipient of the 2011 America East Player of the Game Award, was selected to the All-Conference Second Team and the All-Academic Team. Hogan was an All-Rookie Team honoree. 
  • The Wildcats trailed Binghamton by 21 points, 53-32, with nine minutes remaining but went on an 18-3 run to close within 56-50 with just under four minutes to play. The Bearcats responded with nine consecutive points, however, to secure the victory. 


  • New Hampshire traveled to 24th-ranked Louisiana State University on March 4 and tallied a team score of 194.35 at the Maravich Center. LSU wont the meet with a mark of 196.00
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) won the all-around title with a score of 39.1. She tied for third place on the uneven bars and was the top ‘Cat – fourth overall – in the floor exercise.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) captured first place on the balance beam with a score of 9.825 to lead UNH to a score of 48.775 on the apparatus that edges out LSU (48.725).
  • Steinberg also took first place on the vault with a season-high 9.9.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (19-9-6, 17-6-4 Hockey East)

  • UNH closed the 2011 regular season with a home-and-home series sweep at the hands of second-ranked Boston College. The Wildcats finished second in the Hockey East standings and will be host to Vermont in a league best-of-three quarterfinal series March 11-13 at the Whittemore Center.
  • New Hampshire extended its league record streak of hosting a quarterfinal series to 15 years.
  • UNH won the regular-season series vs. Vermont (2-0-1) and outscored the Catamounts by a 14-3 margin.
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) finished as the Hockey East Scoring Champion with 42 points (23 goals, 19 assists) in 27 conference games.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-2, 7-13-1 Hockey East)

  • New Hampshire finished the 2011 season tied for sixth in the Hockey East standings and did not advance to postseason play.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (2-2, 0-0 America East East)

  • New Hampshire fell in its home opener to 19th-ranked UMass but responded with a 17-12 victory at Colgate to improve to 2-1 on the road this season.
  • A total of six Wildcats recorded multiple points at Colgate as the ‘Cats scored as many goals in that game as they had the first three games combined.
  • Junior midfielder and tri-captain Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) is the only Wildcat with multiple points every game; she leads the team in both goals (nine) and points (11).
  • Cohen and fellow junior tri-captain Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) are the only ‘Cats who have scored a goal in all four games. Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) is the other player who has tallied a point every game.


  • The UNH ski team was idle last week. A total of 10 Wildcats will be competing at the 2011 NCAA Skiing Championships that will be held March 10-13 in Vermont as UNH will send a full complement of three skiers in three disciplines – women’s alpine, men’s alpine and women’s Nordic.
  • Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario), Zach Clayton (Manassas, Va.) and Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) will compete in the men’s alpine events (slalom and giant slalom).
  • Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec), Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) and Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) will compete in the women’s alpine events.
  • Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) and Tasha Kullas (Timmins, Ontario) will ski in the women’s Nordic races (classic and freestyle).
  • Harrison Harb (Hopkinton, N.H.) completes the Wildcat contingent at the NCAAs and will race in the men’s Nordic races.
  • UNH has 21 top-10 finishes in the 29-year tenure of Cory Schwartz. The ‘Cats finished ninth in both 2009 and 2010.


  • UNH closed the 2011 season Feb. 25-27 by capturing the ECAC Championship. The Wildcats won the final event of the meet – the 400-yard freestyle relay – in an ECAC, conference and school record time of 3 minutes, 23.65 seconds to capture the overall title. It is the Wildcats’ first ECAC title since 2005. 
  • UNH  totaled 11 ECAC champions with five school and five ECAC records at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool.


  • UNH competed at the IC4A Championships that were held March 5-6 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center.
  • Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) set a school record in the heptathlon with a score of 5,041 points; he finished in seventh place overall. He tied for the third-best effort in the pole vault by clearing a height of 15 feet, 1 inch.
  • Matthew Guarante (Saugus, Mass.) finished just out of the scoring in ninth place in the men’s high jump with an effort of 6 feet, 8.25 inches.
  • Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) placed 12th in the weight throw with a toss of 55-10.25.


  • New Hampshire competed against 49 other schools at the ECAC Championships, which were held March 5-6 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center, and finished in 21st place.
  • Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) turned in a record-breaking first-place finish in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16 minutes, 24.09 seconds. She broke her own mark that she established two weeks ago at the America East Championship.
  • The Wildcats also established a school record in the 4x800m relay. The quartet of Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.), Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) and Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) placed fifth overall with a time of 8:56.92 to break the mark that had stood since 2003.
  • Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) finished 11th in the triple jump while Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) were 11th and 12th, respectively, in the pentathlon.



  • UNH wrapped up the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish at the ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 20; 20 teams competed at the meet.


  • UNH concluded the 2010 season with a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships, which were held Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park; 23 teams competed at the meet.

FIELD HOCKEY (14-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • UNH completed the 2010 season with a 14-7 record following a 2-1 overtime loss to Albany in the America East championship game on Oct. 6. The 14 victories marked the highest single-season total since the ’00 squad also had 14 wins.
  • Junior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team. It marks the second consecutive year a Wildcat was honored as an All-American.

FOOTBALL (8-5 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team was defeated 16-3 by fifth-ranked University of Delaware in an NCAA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium on Dec. 10.
  • Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) was named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/ FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was also named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/ FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2010 Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.

MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-6 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team concluded the 2010 season with a tie in the America East championship game at UMBC. The Wildcats and Retrievers battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, then UMBC won the title by virtue of a 5-3 edge on penalty kicks.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-8-4 overall, 4-3-1 America East)

  • UNH’s 2010 season came to an end with the fifth-seeded Wildcats’ 2-1 loss at fourth-seeded Albany in the America East quarterfinals on Oct. 28.

VOLLEYBALL (10-17 overall, 5-7 America East)

  • UNH ended the 2010 season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at UMBC on Nov. 12. UNH has reached double digits in wins five of the last six seasons.
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