SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP
April 29, 2013
DURHAM, N.H. – Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) of the men’s track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.
Kayleigh Hinkle, women’s lacrosse
Kayleigh, a sophomore from Glenelg, Maryland, broke a 5-5 tie with 34 seconds remaining in regulation to give the UNH women’s lacrosse team its first lead of the game and an America East conference postseason berth by virtue of the 6-5 victory in the April 27 regular-season finale at UMBC. She finished with a game-high four points on two goals and two assists and was honored as the America East co-Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts.
The attacker’s first goal of the game tied the score, 1-1, midway through the first half and Kayleigh set up the Wildcats’ second and third goals in a span of 2:12 in the second half to trim a three-goal deficit to one.
Kayleigh, who has started all 16 games, has tallied 11 goals and 25 assists for 36 points this season. She ranks second on the team in assists and draw controls (37) as well as third in points. In the America East conference, she ranks fourth in assists per game (1.56).
Kayleigh’s other season highlights include scoring the game-winning goal with no time remaining in regulation vs. Columbia University and, in the regular-season finale at UMBC that UNH needed to win to advance to the postseason, she scored the game-winning goal with 34 seconds left to play. Kayleigh recorded a personal-best six assists – the six points also marked a career high – at UConn.
She recorded at least one point the first nine games of the season and has a point in 14 of 16 games overall with 10 multiple-point efforts, including seven multiple-assist performances.
As a freshman in 2012, Kayleigh played in all 16 games and finished with 22 points on 13 goals and nine assists, which tied for second on the squad. She was named to the 2012 America East Academic Honor Roll.
Max Hoddwells, men’s track & field
Max, a senior from Wayne, Maine, recorded an excellent performance at the prestigious Penn Relays by finishing with a third-place finish of 14.37 meters in the men’s triple jump on April 27.
The sprinter and jumps specialist opened the 2013 outdoor track & field season April 6 with victories in both the long jump (6.62m) and 110m hurdles (15.20 seconds) in a non-scoring meet against the University of Maine and College of the Holy Cross at UNH’s Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.
One week later at UNH’s Wildcat Invitational, Max took first place in both the long jump (6.90m) and triple jump (14.77m).
In the 2012-13 indoor track & field season, Max placed sixth in the triple jump at the America East Championship with a distance of 45 feet, 6.25 inches. In that meet, he also placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.48 seconds.
As a sophomore, Max finished sixth in the triple jump at the outdoor New England Championship with a mark of 14.07m. That year, he also took fourth place in the triple jump at the America East Championship (14.47m).
Max made an impact as a freshman in the 2010 outdoor season, when he placed third in the triple jump at the New England Championship (14.01m) and seventh in that event at the conference championship (14.36).
Kayleigh Hinkle, women’s lacrosse – America East co-Offensive Player of the Week
Kathleen O’Keefe, women’s lacrosse – America East Defensive Player of the Week
Tuesday, April 23
Men’s outdoor track & field: 2nd place (143 points) in quad-meet at Holy Cross
Thursday, April 25
Women’s track & field: at Penn Relays
Friday, April 26
Men’s track & field: at Penn Relays
Saturday, April 27
Women’s lacrosse: UNH 6, at UMBC 5
Men’s track & field: 7th place (eight teams) at UMass Pre-Conference Meet
Women’s track & field: 7th place (eight teams) at UMass Pre-Conference Meet
Friday, May 3
Women’s lacrosse vs. Albany, 7pm (America East semifinal at Stony Brook)
Saturday, May 4
Women’s outdoor track & field at America East Championship, 9 am (Day 1 of 2)
Men’s outdoor track & field at America East Championship, 9 am (Day 1 of 2)
Sunday, May 5
Women’s lacrosse vs. Stony Brook / Vermont winner (only with Friday win), 12pm
Women’s outdoor track & field at America East Championship, 9 am (Day 2 of 2)
Men’s outdoor track & field at America East Championship, 9 am (Day 2 of 2)
Football’s Jared Smith selected in NFL Draft
UNH senior defensive tackle Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) was selected Saturday by the Seattle Seahawks with the 35th pick in the seventh round (No. 241 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, held at Radio City Music Hall.
Smith, the 13th UNH football player ever selected in the NFL Draft, becomes the first Wildcat drafted since defensive back Corey Graham, who was the Chicago Bears' fifth-round selection (168th overall) in 2007. Graham, a member of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, is the lone active NFL player from UNH.
During his 2012 senior season, Smith earned a berth on the The Sports Network All-America Third Team, the Beyond Sports Network All-America Third Team, the All-CAA First Team, the College Sports Madness All-CAA First Team and the All-New England Team. The 6-foot-3, 302-pound DT started 11 games and compiled 40 tackles, 26 solo, with a team-leading 10 tackles for loss (0.91 per game), which ranked fifth in the CAA. The Greencastle, Pa., native tied for the team lead with four sacks, forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble, collected four pass breakups and tallied a team-high three blocked kicks.
Men’s hockey former standout Bobby Butler named to U.S. National Team
Former UNH men's hockey standout Bobby Butler will make his USA Hockey debut as he has been selected to the 2013 U.S. Men's National Team. USA Hockey announced the selection Thursday on April 25.
Currently with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL), Butler graduated from the UNH in 2010. During his career, he played in 153 games, recording 61 goals and 60 assists for 121 points. As a senior, Butler was named a finalist for the Hobey Bakey Award, earned by the nation's top scoring hockey player in Division I. He recorded 29 goals on the year, finishing second in the nation.
The Massachusetts native will begin competition with Team USA at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship, taking place from May 3-19. The tournament will take place in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.
UNH Inducts 45 Student-Athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society
UNH and the National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, announced that 45 student-athletes were inducted into the honor society Thursday (April 25), as announced at the ceremony in the Skybox Lounge at the Whittemore Center. The Class of 2013 includes 21 juniors and 24 seniors that span a wide range of sports and majors. In order to achieve the distinction, the student-athlete must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, have achieved at least junior standing and be of good moral character.
LACROSSE (6-10, 3-3 America East)
- The UNH women’s lacrosse team faced a must-win game in the April 27 regular-season finale to advance to the America East tournament, and the Wildcats erased a two-goal second-half deficit to prevail 6-5 and earn the No. 3 seed in the conference tourney.
- New Hampshire, under the direction of first-year head coach Sarah Albrecht, returns to the postseason after a one-year absence in 2012; the Wildcats had made a league-record 14 consecutive appearances spanning 1998-2011.
- UNH, picked sixth the coaches’ preseason poll, finished third in the America East standings and will play University at Albany in a May 3 semifinal game at Stony Brook University’s LaValle Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. The winner advances to the May 5 (12 p.m.) title game that will be online at ESPN3.
- Sophomore attacker Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md.) broke a 5-5 tie with 34 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats to victory. She finished with two goals and two assists for a game-high four points and was honored as America East co-Player of the Week on April 29.
- Senior goalkeeper Kathleen O’Keefe (Chatham, N.J.) held UMBC scoreless the last 15:32 of the game to backbone the ‘Cats to victory. She made six saves for a .545 save percentage and the five goals against marked the lowest total she allowed in a complete-game effort since February 2011. O’Keefe was selected America East Defensive Player of the Week on April 29.
- Senior midfielder Amber Casiano (South Windsor, Conn.) has the team’s longest active goal-scoring streak of six games. She has scored two goals each of the last five games and the streak began with a four-goal effort at Binghamton University (April 6).
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team competed at the prestigious Penn Relays (April 25-27) as well as the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (April 27) that featured eight teams.
- Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) ran to third place in the 10,000-meter run at the Penn Relays with a personal-best time of 34 minutes, 50.21 seconds. It bested her previous mark of 35:18.11 and is the second-fastest time in UNH history.
- Junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) finished in 15th place in the 3,000m run by crossing the finish line with a personal-best time of 9:49.17.
- Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) was the runner-up in the 100m hurdles at UMass with a time of 15.11 seconds.
- Claire Ruff (Boston, Mass.) recorded a second-place finish in the 3,000m steelplechase by crossing the finish line in 11:49.43.
- Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) finished third in the hammer throw at a distance of 47.42m. Bacall Liset (Dover, N.H.) was third in that event at 41.32m.
- Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) took fifth place in the high jump with a mark of 1.66m.
- Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) placed fifth in the long jump at 5.52m.
- Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) had the fifth-best throw in the discus with a distance of 38.17m.
- Andrea Turtletaub (Mansfield, Mass.) recorded the fifth-best mark in the javelin with a throw of 39.15m.
- New Hampshire will hit the road to travel to Vestal, N.Y., for the America East Championships, held at Binghamton University. The two-day competition will start May 4 at 9 a.m.
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team competed in three meets last week – a quad-meet at College of the Holy Cross (April 23), the Penn Relays (April 24-27) and the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (April 28).
- Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.) earned a gold-medal finish in the 1,500-meter run, breaking the tape with a time of 3 minutes, 56.21 seconds at Holy Cross.
- Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) was victorious in the high jump as he cleared a height of 2.04 meters at Holy Cross. The jump matched his career high.
- James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) blazed his way to a second-place finish in the 800m run, crossing the line at a time of 1:56.04 at Holy Cross.
- Nathaniel Hathaway (Scarborough, Maine) took third place in the 1,500m run as he finished with a time of 4:02.04 at Holy Cross. The 4x400 relay squad, consisting of Andrew Albin (Bethel, Conn.), Anderson, Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) and Dean Bhatt (Woodbridge, N.Y.) crossed the line third with a time of 3:32.90.
- Senior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) competed in the Penn Relays finishing with a third-place finish of 14.37 meters in the triple jump.
- The 4x400 relay team of Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.), Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.), Tyler Mulcahy (Weymouth, Mass.) and Joseph Lemay (Derry, N.H.) came in second in their heat with a time of 3:18.53 and finished 44th overall at the Penn Relays.
- The 4x800 relay squad of James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.), Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.), David Gevais (Nashua, N.H.) and Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) finished fifth in section two, crossing the line with a time of 7:41.62, which put them at 18th place at the Penn Relays.
- The 4x400m relay squad of Christopher DeCarlo (Derry, N.H.), Andrew Albin (Bethel, Conn.), Steven Souza (Fall River, Mass.) and Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.) ran to victory at UMass with a winning time of 3:23.27.
- Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) finished as runner-up in the 5,000m at UMass with a time of 15:21.91 while Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) took second place in the high jump with a cleared height of 1.96 meters and Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.) placed second in the javelin at 55.76m.
- Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) placed third in the hammer throw with a toss of 53.13m and recorded the fifth-longest throw in the shot put with a mark of 14.62m.
- Souza placed fourth in the 800m at UMass by crossing the finish line in 1:54.90. Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) recorded a fourth-place effort in the 1,500m with a time of 4:01.67.
- Jake Renaud (Lancaster, N.H.) placed fifth in the hammer throw with a top effort of 46.38m.
- DeCarlo raced to sixth place in the 200m dash at UMass with a
time of 22.76 seconds.
- New Hampshire will hit the road to travel to Vestal, N.Y., for the America East Championships, held at Binghamton University. The two-day competition will start May 4 at 9 a.m.
AMERICA EAST FALL ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL
The UNH athletic department led the America East conference with 108 student-athletes named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the conference on Feb. 1. Additionally, 44 of those Wildcats received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll; that marked the second most in the conference.
This marked the fourth consecutive year UNH had the highest number of representatives on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll. The Wildcats led the conference in 2011 (96), 2010 (95) and 2009 (86). In 2008, the 'Cats had the second highest total of 82.
Of the 145 student-athletes that participate in America East sports in the Fall, 108 achieved the mark of 3.0 or higher, totaling 75 percent of the athletes. That mark gave the Wildcats the third ranking in percentage of honored athletes.
The Wildcats led the way in four sports -- men’s cross country (23 honor roll/15 commissioner’s honor roll), women’s cross country (31/29), field hockey (15/7) and volleyball (13/7).
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (12-18 overall, 6-10 America East)
- The fifth-seeded UNH women’s basketball team advanced out of the America East Championship quarterfinals with a 49-46 victory against Stony Brook University on March 8. The Wildcats were then defeated 71-57 by top-seeded host University at Albany in a March 10 semifinal.
- With the score tied 46-46 vs. Stony Brook, junior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Wildcats into the semifinals for the first time since 2005. Hogan finished that game with a team-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers.
- Senior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) and senior guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) were named to the America East All-Conference Second Team prior to the start of the tourney. Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) was an All-Rookie Team selection.
- UNH’s senior class of Reed, Frame, Jilliane Friel (Durham, N.H.) and Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) played in their final collegiate game March 10 against Albany.
- Reed is ranked third on the program's career 3-point leader board with 178; she is also No. 16 in blocks (41) and No. 17 in points (953). This year, she led the ‘Cats in scoring (12.4 ppg) and was second in rebounding (6.4 rpg).
- Frame, in just 52 games as a Wildcat, recorded 678 points (13.0 ppg) and 375 rebounds (7.2 rpg). In 2012-13, Frame led the squad in rebounding (7.0) and was second in scoring (10.8 ppg).
- Friel played in 24 games as a senior; one of her two starts was the America East semifinal at Albany. Wells played in all 30 games with 12 starts.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (9-20 overall, 5-11 America East)
- The seventh-seeded UNH men’s basketball team led second-seeded University of Vermont, 26-20, at halftime in a March 9 America East quarterfinal game (at Albany), but the Catamounts made a second-half comeback to record a 61-42 victory and oust the Wildcats from the tourney.
- Prior to the start of the tournament, junior guard Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) was named to the 2013 America East All-Academic Team.
- Senior guard Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) ends his UNH career ranked fourth all-time in games played (114), fifth in assists (307), sixth in minutes played (3,494) and 27th in points (1,015). He was the only Wildcat to start all 29 games in 2012-13.
- Senior forward Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) ends his career tied for sixth all-time in blocks (51). Myrick led this year’s team in scoring (13.6 ppg), field goals made (125) and attempted (358) and free throws made (89). He was second in rebounding (6.2 rpg), 3-pointers made (43), steals (26) and blocks (19); he was third in assists (34).
- The end of the season marked the end of UNH careers for seniors Chris Matagrano (Sayreville, N.J.) and Jeron Trotman (Huntsville, Ala.). This season, Matagrano played in all 29 games with 15 starts while Trotman was in the starting lineup seven times in 24 appearances.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH women’s cross country team had one individual qualify for and compete at the NCAA Championships that were held Nov. 17 at Tom Sawyer State Park (Louisvile, Ky.).
- Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) completed the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 52.5 seconds to finish 112th in the 253-runner field.
- Maguire, the 2012 America East individual champion, earned a spot in the NCAAs by receiving one of four individual regional bids following a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 10. She received All-Region recognition for the second consecutive year.
- UNH finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Maguire was followed by junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.; sixth) and freshman Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia; 10th). The other two scoring ‘Cats finished in the top 15 and all seven Wildcat harriers placed among the top 20.
- Senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Twombly were voted to the America East All-Academic Team.
- UNH placed the highest number of women’s cross country student-athletes (31) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll, and that represented 93.5% of the team. Of those 31, 29 received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH men’s cross country team ended the 2012 season with a 21st-place finish at the 34-team NCAA Northeast Regional Meet at Hammonasset State Park (Madison, Conn.) on Nov. 9.
- The Wildcats finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Senior Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) placed second overall to lead four ‘Cats in the top 20. Classmate Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) also recorded a top-10 finish in sixth place.
- Junior Joseph Jourdain (Hudson, N.H.) was named to the America East All-Academic Team.
- UNH placed the highest number of men’s cross country student-athletes (23) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
FIELD HOCKEY (12-8 overall, 5-0 America East)
- The 20th-ranked UNH field hockey team was the top seed and host of the America East Championship for the third consecutive year. In a Nov. 2 semifinal, the Wildcats defeated Fairfield University, 3-2 in overtime, to advance to the title game for the third time in as many years. UNH fell one victory short of defending its 2011 crown with a 3-1 loss to University at Albany in the Nov. 4 championship game.
- Prior to the start of the tournament, the America East conference announced its annual awards and all-conference teams. UNH, led by 22nd-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as Coaching Staff of the Year for the third consecutive year – it is the first time anyone received that award three consecutive years, and the five overall awards ties the conference benchmark.
- Junior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was voted Defensive Player of the Year. She is the first Wildcat to receive that distinction since the award’s 2001 inception.
- Bozek was joined on the All-Conference First Team by senior midfielder Emma Erler (New Hampton, N.H.) and junior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.).
- Sophomore midfielder Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) and junior forward Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.) were named to the Second Team, while the All-Rookie Team included forwards Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) and Lynne Lehman (Landisburg, Pa.) as well as back Chandler Giese (Trappe, Pa.).
- The end of the 2012 season marked the end of UNH careers for three seniors – Erler, Claire Grogan (Canton, Mass.) and Mary Quill (Greenland, N.H.).
FOOTBALL (8-4 overall, 6-2 CAA)
- The 11th-ranked UNH football team saw its 2012 season come to an end with a 23-7 loss at ninth-ranked Wofford College in an NCAA second round game Dec. 1 at Gibbs Stadium.
- UNH head coach Sean McDonnell received three awards as he was named New England Football Writers Coach of the Year, AFCA Regional Coach of the Year and Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Football Coach of the Year. It marked the fourth time McDonnell was feted as New England Football Writers Coach of the Year (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012) and third AFCA regional honor (2004, 2005, 2012), as well as fourth Gridiron Club award (2000, 2004, 2009, 20012).
- Senior linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named to The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team for the second consecutive year and senior defensive tackle Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) was named to the Third Team.
- Evans was named to a total of six All-America teams, including Associate Press (AP) and AFCA. He is just the fourth player ever named to the Walter Camp Foundation All-America Team three times; two of the others are UNH wide receiver David Ball and quarterback Ricky Santos.
- Senior left guard Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was voted to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team for the second consecutive year. He was also selected to the Capital One Academic NCAA Division I Football District 1 First Team for the second time in as many years.
- Evans played in the East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game (Jan. 19) while senior cornerback Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.) and Smith were selected to play in the Texas vs Nation All-Star Game (Feb. 2).
- The Wildcats placed 11 members on CAA All-Conference teams. Evans, Smith, sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and junior left tackle Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) were First Team selections. Sophomore running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.), Peters and junior safety Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) were tabbed to the Second Team. Zarkoskie, sophomore tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.), sophomore center Mike Coccia (Bethlehem, Pa.) and junior place kicker Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) earned a spot on the Third Team.
GYMNASTICS (17-7 overall, 6-2 EAGL)
- The UNH gymnastics team was represented by three individual competitors at the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Morgantown Regional that was hosted by West Virginia University on April 6.
- Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) recorded a 9.825 on balance beam to finish in a fifth-place tie. Competing as an all-arounder, the sophomore added a 9.675 on vault and a 9.600 on uneven bars for 37th place in both events to go along with a 9.725 on floor exercise (tie-23rd) for an all-around mark of 38.825 (13th).
- Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.), who was competing as a collegian for the final time, bounced back after a low vault score (8.950, 42nd) to register a 9.775 on bars (tie-17th), a 9.700 on beam (tie-27th), a 9.775 on floor (tie-13th) and a 38.200 on all-around (16th).
- Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa.), a junior who qualified as an event specialist, totaled a 9.775 on vault (tie-24th) and a 9.125 on floor (38th).
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-4 overall, 10-8-3 Hockey East)
- The UNH women’s ice hockey team’s season ended with a 5-4 overtime loss to Providence College in a Hockey East quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center on March 2.
- Freshman defenseman Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) was named to the Hockey East All-Star Second Team and All-Rookie Team. She recorded a team-high 17 assists and finished second in points with 24.
- Sophomore goaltender Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) was named Hockey East All-Star Honorable Mention. Gilligan finished the year with a 10-5-3 record, 2.29 GAA and .909 save percentage; in 15 league games, she was 8-4-2 with a 2.06 GAA and .915 save percentage.
- Senior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) netted a third-period goal in the quarterfinal to end her UNH career with 57 goals and 51 assists for 108 points in 134 games. Lavoie led this year’s team in goals (12) and points (26).
- The end of the 2013 season marked the end of UNH careers for Lavoie, Katie Brock (Marblehead, Mass.), Kailey Chappell (Pickering, Ontario), Bryanna Farris (Carleton Place, Ontario), Paige Goloubef (Oakville, Ontario), Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.).
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (20-12-7 overall, 13-8-6 Hockey East)
- The 10th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team defeated 12th-ranked University of Denver, 5-2, in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship (Northeast Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester, N.H.) on March 29, then lost to third-seeded UMass Lowell, 2-0, on March 30.
- It marked the fourth consecutive NCAA appearance the Wildcats advanced to the Regional final. UNH is the only team that has won an NCAA tourney game four of the last five years.
- UNH reached 20 wins in a season for the 19th time in head coach Dick Umile’s 24-year tenure.
- Sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) was named to the AHCA/CCM Hockey Division I All-America First Team.
- Senior forward John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) and van Riemsdyk were selected to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the two-day event.
- van Riemsdyk was voted to the New England Men’s Division I All-Star Team.
- At the Hockey East annual banquet, van Riemsdyk was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star. Sophomore goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) and junior forward Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) were Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Stars.
- Henrion earned the Army ROTC Three Stars Award and UNH was honored with the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award for the fourth consecutive year and eighth time overall.
- The UNH ski team recorded six All-America performances en route to an eighth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships that were held March 6-9 by Middlebury College. Eighth place matches the Wildcats’ top NCAA placement since 1994.
- New Hampshire recorded the third-highest alpine team score (327 points) and that included the second-best men’s alpine mark (153).
- Prior to the start of the NCAAs, senior Nordic skier Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) was named the winner of the National College Men’s and Women’s Skiing Elite 89 award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point-average participating at each of the NCAA’s 89 championships. Guiney was feted for compiling a 3.98 in genetics.
- Senior captain Taylor Vest-Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) raced to a pair of All-America finishes. He earned First Team accolades with fifth place in the men’s slalom (March 8) and Second Team in the giant slalom (March 6) with a sixth-place performance.
- Junior Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) skied to All-America First Team in the slalom. Coffey, who earned All-America Second Team recognition in 2011, registered a two-run time of 1:39.75 to finish third overall in the 2013 slalom.
- Sophomore Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) raced to All-America First Team in the giant slalom with a time of 2:03.18 that tied for second overall.
- Freshman Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) recorded an All-America Second Team finish in the slalom with 10th place overall.
- Senior Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) missed All-America status by 0.48 seconds as she was 12th in the women’s slalom.
- Junior Jenna Kantor (East Burke, Vt.) posted a 12th-place finish in the giant slalom to narrowly miss All-America accolades by 0.12 seconds.
- Senior co-captain Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) capped her collegiate career on March 9 by earning All-America Second Team in the 15K freestyle mass start with a sixth-place finish.
- The end of the 2013 season marked the end of UNH careers for alpine skiers Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec), Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) and Vest Burton, and Nordic skiers Caldwell Bean, Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah), Kelsey Hoar (Shaftsbury, Vt.), Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden), Kvehl McDermott (Putney, Vt.), Perry Thomas (Rindge, N.H.) and Ian Wilson (Wayzata, Minn.).
WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-12-2 overall, 3-4-1 America East)
- The UNH women’s soccer team, making its conference-record 12th consecutive tournament appearance, was ousted from the 2012 America East Championships with a 2-1 loss to Stony Brook University in an Oct. 25 quarterfinal game at Lewis Fields.
- Junior goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America District 1 First Team on Nov. 2.
- Correa, who was also named to the America East All-Academic Team, started all 18 games in which she played. She had a 1.43 GAA with a .755 save percentage and three shutouts, and ranked third in the conference in both total saves (83) and saves per game (4.61).
- Prior to the start of postseason play, four Wildcats received America East honors. Senior back Elizabeth Curry (Bremerton, Wash.) was named to the All-Conference Second Team while freshman midfielder Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kan.) was an All-Rookie Team selection.
- Correa, Curry and junior midfielder Kristi Zarrilli (Gorham, Maine) were voted to the All-Academic Team.
- The end of the 2012 season marks the end of UNH careers for eight Wildcat seniors – captain Erin Jackson (Wakefield, Mass.), Allie Coppenrath (Green Harbor, Mass.), Sarah Dobush (Pickering, Ontario), Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.), Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.), Kelly Spencer (Exeter, N.H.), Drea Noguiera (New Bedford, Mass.) and Curry.
- A total of 18 women’s soccer players were named to the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
- Sam Lopes was named head coach of the program on Feb. 12. He has more than 11 years of women’s soccer coaching experience at the collegiate and professional level. He was a two-year assistant coach at Providence College prior to coming to UNH.
MEN’S SOCCER (7-7-6 overall, 2-3-1 America East)
- The UNH men’s soccer team finished as runner-up at the America East Championship tournament for the second time in three years following a 0-0 tie at UMBC in the title game in which the Retrievers prevailed on penalty kicks, 4-2, on Nov. 10.
- The Wildcats advanced out of the semifinals with a 1-0 victory at top-seeded Vermont on Nov. 6. UNH did not surrender a goal in three tourney games this year to match the feat accomplished in 2010; the six consecutive postseason shutouts is a conference record.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) stopped all six shots vs. Vermont and seven against UMBC to extend his streak of consecutive shutouts to four games and 408 minutes, 50 seconds.
- At the conclusion of the America East Championship, senior backs Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) and Alex Hussein (Haverhill, Mass.), as well as Worra, were selected to the All-Championship Team.
- The end of the 2012 season marked the conclusion of Wildcat careers for Ryan McNabb (Downington, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden), Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.), Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.), Thomas and Hussein.
- The UNH men’s soccer team had the highest percentage of representation (72.5%) on the America East Academic Honor Roll – a total of Wildcats made the grade.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-2 overall, 2-1 America East)
- The UNH women’s swimming & diving team sent two Wildcats to compete at the NCAA Women’s Division I Championships that were held March 21-23 at Indiana University.
- Sophomore Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) finished 33rd in the 400 individual medley preliminaries with a time of 4 minutes, 14.69 seconds on Friday. One day earlier, she recorded a personal best of 2:00.99 in the 200 IM. Mann completed the meet with a mark of 2:14.45 in the 200 breaststroke.
- Junior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) opened NCAA competition with a time of 2:00.06 in the 200 individual medley. On Day 2, she swam to a time of 53.96 seconds in the 100 butterfly. Roberts swam in the 200 fly in the final day of competition and touched the wall in 1:59.68.
- Sophomore Nicole Anderson (Dover, N.H.), junior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and Mann were named to the 2012-13 America East Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team.
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH men’s indoor track & field team placed fifth at the America East Championships (Feb. 11-12), competed at the New England Championships (Feb. 22-23) and then completed the indoor season at the IC4A Championships that were held March 2-3.
- Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) finished sixth in the mile at the IC4As with a time of 4 minutes, 7.01 seconds. He had placed second the preliminaries at 4:06.88 and was the America East Champion in that event back in February.
- The Wildcats’ 4x800 meter relay team took seventh overall in the finals with a time of 7:33.94. On Saturday, the squad of sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.), freshman Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.), junior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) and Greene placed fifth overall in the trials with a record-breaking time of 7:33.13. The team broke the previous school record of 7:37.09, which was set in 2010.
- Greene and John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) were named to the 2012-13 America East Men’s Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team.
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH women’s indoor track & field team placed fifth at the America East Championships (Feb. 11-12), competed at the New England Championships (Feb. 22-23) and completed the season at the ECAC Championships (March 2-3).
- Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) raced to a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the ECACs as she crossed the finish line in a time of 9 minutes, 33.97 seconds. She also ran to a second-place finish in that event at the America East Championships with a school-record time of 9:29.49.
- Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) broke the school record in the 60-meter dash in 7.65 seconds at the ECACs.
- Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) were selected to the 2012-13 America East Women’s Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team.
VOLLEYBALL (15-14 overall, 7-5 America East)
- The UNH volleyball team was ousted from the 2012 America East Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 loss to top-seeded University at Albany in a Nov. 16 semifinal match.
- Prior to the start of the tournament, junior right side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team while outside hitter Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) and middle blocker Brenna Buckwalter (Evergreen, Colo.) were All-Rookie Team honorees and senior defensive specialist Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was voted to the All-Academic Team.
- The end of the 2012 season marked the end of Wildcat careers for Schnepp and setter Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.). Schnepp established a UNH single-season record for digs with 560 in 2012 and ended her career with 997 digs.
- UNH had the highest number of volleyball student-athletes (13) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.