Dunklau, Willows: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT MINUTE
November 24, 2013
DURHAM, N.H. – Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) of the volleyball team and Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.) of the men’s ice hockey 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.
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Taylor Dunklau, volleyball
Taylor, a junior from Mukwonago, Wis., led the UNH volleyball team to the 2013 America East Championship tournament title last weekend as the Wildcats ousted Stony Brook University, 3-0 in the semifinals, and defeated UMBC, 3-2, in the Nov. 23 championship game at Lundholm Gym.
The setter was named Most Outstanding Player of the tourney as she recorded 50 assists to direct the Wildcats to a .249 hitting percentage in the title game. She was also credited with three service aces, eight digs and three blocks. Taylor set the tone in the decisive fifth set as the ‘Cats won the first point on UMBC’s serve, then won four consecutive points on Taylor’s serve – including one ace – to jump out to a 5-0 lead en route to a 15-9 win to claim the title.
In the semifinal vs. Stony Brook, Taylor tallied 24 assists, three aces, nine digs and two blocks to lead UNH to a straight-set victory.
Taylor was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team at the banquet that was held last Thursday, Nov. 21. She is currently third in the conference in assists (9.67 per set) as well as sixth in service aces (0.32 per set), and she has quarterbacked the ‘Cat attack to a .203 hitting percentage, which is No. 2 in America East. In conference-only statistics, the junior setter finished No. 2 in assists (10.98/set) and eighth in service aces (0.34/set).
Taylor has amassed 1,134 assists this season and that total ranks sixth on the program’s list of single-season superlatives. Ahead of her on the list is Kate Uitti’s mark of 1,156 in 2007. Taylor also leads the squad in service aces (38) and is fourth in both digs (235) and blocks (42).
Earlier this year, Taylor became the third Wildcat in program history to record 2,000 career assists. Her current total of 2,083 ranks behind current assistant coach Stacy Barnett (3,977) and Uitti (3,505). Her career accolades include six America East Setter of the Week awards – three this season and three last year as a sophomore, when she led the team in assists (838) and recorded a personal-best 61 assists vs. Central Connecticut State.
Matt Willows, men’s ice hockey
Matt, a junior from Congers, N.Y., scored two goals to lead the 20th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team to a 3-2 overtime victory at third-ranked Providence College last Friday (Nov. 22).
The forward gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 5:16 of the first period and struck again 15 seconds into OT to extend New Hampshire’s win streak to six games. It marked his second career multiple-goal game – both of which have been at PC’s Schneider Arena against the Friars; Matt recorded his first career multiple-goal game with a hat trick in a Hockey East quarterfinal game last March; the three points in that game also marked a career high.
Matt recorded a team-high six shots in last Friday’s overtime win and also registered a plus/minus rating of +2.
In 14 games this season, he has tallied five goals and six assists for 11 points. With those numbers, his is tied for third in goals and tied for fourth in both assists and points; Matt is also tied for third in plus/minus (+7) and ranks second in shots (38). The two-goal game capped a five-game point-scoring streak during which he tallied six points (three goals, three assists). Overall, Matt has tallied a point in nine of 14 games.
Matt was named the UNH’s Most Improved Player at the 2013 team banquet. He skated in 29 of 39 games with 13 points (8g, 5a). He played in 20 games as a rookie in the 2011-12 season, when he tallied three points (all on assists).
Casey DeAndrade, football – CAA Football Rookie of the Week
Wednesday, November 20
Women’s basketball: at Central Connecticut State 53, UNH 52
Thursday, November 21
Men’s basketball: at No. 25 Marquette 58, UNH 53
Friday, November 22
America East Volleyball Championship (semifinal at UNH)
No. 2 UMBC 3, Albany 0 // at No. 1 UNH 3, Stony Brook 0
Men’s hockey: No. 20 UNH 3, at No. 3 Providence 2
Swim & dive: 2nd place at Terrier Invitational (at Boston U.) [Day 1 of 3]
Saturday, November 23
America East Volleyball Championship (title game at UNH)
at No. 1 UNH 3, UMBC 2
Football: at No. 21 UNH 24, Maine 3
Men’s hockey: at No. 3 Providence 4, No. 20 UNH 2
Swim & dive: 4th place at Terrier Invitational (at Boston U.) [Day 2 of 3]
Sunday, November 24
Men’s basketball: Bryant 60, at UNH 55
Women’s ice hockey: No. 9 Boston U. 2, at UNH 1
Swim & dive: 4th place at Terrier Invitational (at Boston U.) [Day 3 of 3]
Monday, November 25
Women’s basketball vs. Colgate, 7 pm
UNH Coach’s Show, 7 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings (Fox Run Mall; Newington, N.H.)
featuring UNH football head coach Sean McDonnell
Tuesday, November 26
Men’s hockey vs. Harvard, 7 pm (TV: FOX College Sports)
Friday, November 29
Men’s hockey at Colorado College, 9:37 (Eastern)
Saturday, November 30
Football vs. Lafayette, 12 pm (NCAA first round game)
Women’s ice hockey vs. Ohio State, 2 pm
Men’s basketball vs. Holy Cross, 7 pm
Men’s hockey Colorado College, 9:07 pm (Eastern)
Sunday, November 24
Women’s ice hockey vs. Ohio State, 1 pm
Women’s basketball at Bryant, 1 pm
- Football: The FCS Championship tournament field was announced Sunday morning and, for a nation-leading 10th consecutive season, UNH has been selected to compete for the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The 15th-ranked Wildcats will play host to Patriot League champion Lafayette College at Cowell Stadium in a first-round game Saturday, Nov. 30 (12 p.m.) on ESPN3.
- Volleyball: UNH secured an NCAA tournament berth by virtue of winning the 2013 America East Championship tourney. The top-seeded Wildcats advanced out of the semifinals with a straight-set win, 3-0, against Stony Brook University and then rallied from 2-1 down to defeat second-seeded UMBC, 3-2, by winning the decisive fifth set, 15-9. The NCAA Championship selection show is Sunday, Dec. 1.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-2 overall, 0-0 America East)
- The UNH women’s basketball team rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to tie the score, 52-52, in the waning seconds but was defeated 53-52 at Central Connecticut State on Wednesday, Nov. 20 when the Blue Devils made the second of two free throws with one second remaining.
- Junior forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (Saint John, New Brunswick) recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. She also recorded four assists and four blocks.
- Senior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) led three double-digit UNH scorers with 15 points.
- Junior forward Corinne Coia (North Smithfield, R.I.) tallied 14 points and eight rebounds.
- Junior guard Ariel Gaston (Toledo, Ohio) recorded five points, six rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes off the bench.
- New Hampshire returns to action Monday, Nov. 25 (7 p.m.) at home against Colgate. Later in the week, the Wildcats travel to play Bryant on Sunday, Dec. 1 (1 p.m.).
MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-3 overall, 0-0 America East)
- The UNH men’s basketball team lost a pair of five-point decisions last week with a 58-53 road loss to No. 25 Marquette (Thursday, Nov. 21) and 60-55 setback at home to Bryant (Sunday, Nov. 24).
- After falling behind 21-5 at 7:27 of the first half at Marquette, the Wildcats clawed back within 25-18 at the half. Marquette extended its lead to 41-27 midway through the second half. UNH trailed 53-44 with two minutes remaining but rallied within four points, 53-49, on a Patrick Konan (Gainseville, Fla.) layup and Jordan Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) 3-pointer with 42 seconds on the clock. The ‘Cats got as close as four points 57-53, when Daniel Dion (Cedar Park, Texas) hit a 3-pointer with six seconds to play.
- Konan led the ‘Cats with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dion netted 11 points in 29 minutes off the bench and Bronner scored 10 points.
- New Hampshire jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the opening 4:30 of the game against Bryant, which rallied to take an 18-16 lead. UNH led 26-23 at halftime and the score was tied, 42-42, midway through the second half. Konan’s 3-pointer gave the ‘Cats a 50-47 lead but the visitors scored went on a 7-0 run to take a lead they would not relinquish.
- Bronner and Jacoby Armstrong (Sachse, Texas)) finished with a team-high 15 points vs. Bryant. Chris Pelcher (Albany, N.Y.) recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
- New Hampshire returns to action Saturday, Nov. 30 at home against College of the Holy Cross. Game time at Lundholm Gym is 7 p.m.
FOOTBALL (7-4 overall, 6-2 CAA)
- The No. 15 UNH football team has advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship for a nation-leading 10th consecutive season by receiving an at-large berth to the 2013 tournament. The Wildcats play host to Patriot League champion Lafayette College in a Nov. 30 first-round game at Cowell Stadium. Game time is noon.
- New Hampshire retained the Brice-Cowell Musket with a 24-3 win against fourth-ranked Maine at Cowell Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 23. UNH has won six of its last seven games overall and has defeated Maine 10 of the last 11 years.
- Junior running back Nico Seriti (Toms River, N.J.) rushed 18 times for 139 yards, highlighted by a 68-yard touchdown run that marks the Wildcats’ longest play from scrimmage this season.
- Steriti eclipsed both 2,000 career rushing yards and 1,000 all-purpose yards for the season with the aforementioned 139 rushing yards and 10 receiving yards. He is the ninth player in school history with 2,000 or more rushing yards and is currently at 2,117. Steriti has 3,172 career all-purpose yards, including 1,088 this season.
- Junior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) caught six passes for 72 yards to increase his career numbers to 180 catches and 2,376 yards; on UNH’s career leaderboards, those numbers rank No. 6 in both stats.
- Senior safety Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) tallied eight tackles – all solo – to tie sophomore linebacker Akil Anderson (Morristown, N.J.) for the team lead.
- Redshirt freshman cornerback Casey DeAndrade (East Bridgewater, Mass.) recorded seven tackles, one interception and a pass breakup. He was honored as CAA Rookie of the Week.
- Senior defensive tackle Sean McCann (Avon Lake, Ohio) registered a pair of sacks and a fumble recovery.
- UNH’s defense limited Maine to 314 total yards, and that included just 134 yards in shutting out the Black Bears in the second half.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (6-7-2 overall, 2-3-2 Hockey East)
- The UNH women’s ice hockey team was edged 2-1 by ninth-ranked Boston University at the Whittemore Center on Nov. 24.
- Freshman goaltender Ashley Wilkes (North Pole, Alaska) matched her career high of 27 saves with nine saves all three periods against BU. She established her career high of 27 saves one game earlier at nationally-ranked Quinnipiac.
- Senior forward and captain Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) extended her team lead in points to 11 and climbed into a tie for third in assists (five) with an assist vs. BU.
- Junior defenseman Jess Ryan (Cloquet, Minn.) recorded an assist for the second consecutive game with a tally against BU.
- UNH’s power play went 1-for-5 against the Terriers and is ranked No. 6 in the nation at .203 (14-for-69).
- New Hampshire continues its homestand with a two-game series against The Ohio State University on Saturday, Nov. 30 (2 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 1 (1 p.m.). Sunday’s game is televised live on Live Well Network.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (7-6-1 overall, 5-3-0 Hockey East)
- The 20th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team split a two-game road series at third-ranked Providence College with a 3-2 overtime win (Nov. 22) that extended its win streak to six games, followed by a 4-2 loss (Nov. 23).
- Junior forward Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.) opened the game scoring last Friday to give the ‘Cats a 1-0 lead at 5:16 of the first period. He struck again 15 seconds into OT to give UNH the 3-2 win and mark his second career multiple-goal game. Willows finished with a team-high six shots and a +2 rating.
- Junior goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) finished with 29 saves, including 12 in both the second and third periods, in the overtime win.
- One night later, UNH netted a power-play goal late in the first period to take a 1-0 lead and another early in the third period to pull within 3-2. PC potted an empty-net goal with 54 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
- Junior forward Grayson Downing (Abbotsford, British Columbia) tallied two assists in the loss.
- New Hampshire returns to action with a two-game road series against Providence College on Nov. 22-23. Both games are at 7 p.m. The Wildcats’ next home game is Tuesday, Nov. 26 (7 p.m.) vs. Harvard University.
SWIMMING & DIVING (6-0 overall, 1-0 America East)
- The UNH swimming & diving team placed fourth at the Terrier Invitational, which was held Nov. 22-24 at the Boston University Aquatic Center.
- The Wildcats hold the top five times in America East in the 200-yard butterfly following Sunday’s race. Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) won the event in a time of 2:00.13 and was followed by Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) in second place at 2:00.44. Allison Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) placed fifth in 2:04.20 and Adria Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) finished ninth at 2:06.30.
- Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) won the 500 freestyle Friday by touching the wall in 4:53.70. Cooper placed sixth in Sunday’s 200 backstroke with a mark of 2:04.20. One day earlier, she place seventh in the 100 butterfly at 56.65 seconds.
- McCandless opened Friday’s competition with a second-place finish in the 500 free (4:53.89). She then raced to third place in Saturday’s 100 butterfly at a time of 56.14 seconds. Roberts once again followed in fourth place at 56.18
- Roberts won Friday’s 200 individual medley at 2:02.92. Mann (2:04.27) and Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick; 2:05.65) finished third and fourth, respectively.
- The quartet of Cooper, Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia), McCandless and Roberts combined to win Friday’s 400 medley relay with a time of 3:49.81.
- Mann was third fastest in the 200 breaststroke Sunday with a time of 2:19.01. On Saturday, Mann swam to second place in the 400 individual medley (4:18.88); that is the fastest time in America East this season and is 22nd best among Division I swimmers. Later that day, she sped to third place in the 100 breaststroke with a conference-best time of 1:05.04.
- Bull earned third place in the 400 individual medley relay with a time of 4:26.35.
- Bettina Caspersen (Lyngby, Denmark) touched the wall in 2:22.35 for sixth place in the 200 breaststroke. She was 11th in the 100 breaststroke at 1:06.69.
- New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 17, 2014 at Dartmouth College.
VOLLEYBALL (20-12 overall, 12-2 America East)
- The UNH volleyball team followed up its America East regular-season title by winning the 2013 America East Championship tournament, which was held Nov. 22-23 at Lundholm Gym. The Wildcats extended their win streak to nine matches by defeating Stony Brook University (3-0) in the semifinals and UMBC (3-2) in the final.
- The 2013 NCAA Volleyball Championship selection show is Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.
- It is UNH’s fourth America East tournament title overall and first since 2003.
- This is the seventh time head coach Jill Hirschinger’s has led the ‘Cats to a 20-win season (first since 2003).
- New Hampshire claimed a total of 10 America East awards at last Thursday’s conference banquet. UNH senior captain Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) was honored as Player of the Year and the Wildcats, led by head coach Jill Hirschinger, were named Coaching Staff of the Year.
- Thatcher tied the highest total on both the All-Conference First and Second Team with two on each. Thatcher was joined on the First Team by Tori Forrest (Poweder Springs, Ga.) while Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) and Destiny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) were Second Team selections.
- Demi Muses (Orangeville, Calif.) was voted to the All-Rookie Team.
- The ‘Cats also placed the highest number of representatives on the All-Academic Team with Forrest, Cassidy Croci (Sylvania, Ohio) and Sam Henke (Millersville, Md.) all making the grade.
- Dunklau, a junior setter, was named Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship. She recorded 50 assists to direct UNH to a .249 hitting percentage in the title game vs. UMBC. She was also credited with three service aces, eight digs and three blocks.
- Thatcher and Tolliver, both of whom joined Dunklau on the All-Championship Team, led the ‘Cat attack in the title game. Thatcher finished with 22 kills – the highest in an America East title game since 2005 – on a .442 hitting percentage. Tolliver had 14 kills on a .480 hitting clip, and she also matched a personal best of 10 blocks.
- Sophomore defensive specialist Madison Lightfoot (Clarkston, Mich.) recorded a team-high 25 digs to limit the Retrievers to a .181 hitting percentage.
- In the semifinal against Stony Brook, Forrest and Abby Brinkman (Brecksville, Ohio) tied for the team lead with seven kills. UNH tallied a season-high 13 blocks against the Seawolves.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH women’s cross country team concluded its highly successful 2013 season with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional that was held Nov. 15 at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, N.Y.). Thirty-seven teams competed at the event.
- Senior co-captain Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) was the top ‘Cat in 37th place in the field of 254 runners.
- The Wildcats won the 2013 America East Championship title (Nov. 2 at Binghamton University); the only other time New Hampshire won the team title was 2003. Freshman Elinor Purrier (Montgomery, Vt.) led the ‘Cats in sixth place and Twombly was next across the finish line. The ‘Cats then finished 10th through 12th, starting with junior Chelsey Serrano (Manchester, N.H.) followed by senior captain Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) and sophomore Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia).
- UNH won the 2013 New England Championship that was held Oct. 12 at Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.). Purrier once again led the squad in third place overall. She was followed by Donegan (fifth place), Twombly (11th), Serrano (15th) and Beattie (16th).
- Senior captains Beattie and Twombly were named to the America East All-Academic Team. It marked the second time both received this honor – Beattie was previously feted in 2011 while for Twombly it marked the second consecutive year she was honored.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH men’s cross country finished the season with a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional that was held Nov. 15 at Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, N.Y.). A total of 37 teams competed.
- Junior John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.) won the America East Championship individual title with a first-place finish (Nov. 2 at Binghamton University). He became the first Wildcat runner to win the men’s title since 2004 (Anthony Truax).
- UNH placed fourth at the America East Championship – the top four teams were separated by 14 points. The ‘Cats, with 72 points, were edged by UMBC (58 points), Binghamton (65) and Stony Brook (70); in comparison, fifth-place Maine tallied 110 points.
- Junior Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) also recorded a Top-10 effort in eighth place while senior Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) was just outside the Top 10 in 11th place.
- Prizzi, who was also the top ‘Cat at the Northeast Regional meet in 12th place overall, was selected to the America East All-Academic Team.
FIELD HOCKEY (15-7 overall, 5-0 America East)
- The 16th-ranked UNH field hockey team, which advanced to the NCAA Championship tournament as the America East automatic qualifier by winning the conference tourney, was defeated by fifth-ranked and No. 4 seed Duke University, 6-1, in a Nov. 16 first round game at Jack Katz Stadium.
- The Wildcats won the America East regular-season title for the fourth consecutive year – the second straight year and third time in four years with a perfect record – and won the conference tournament for the second time in three years.
- The 15 wins marks the fifth-highest single-season total in the program’s 39-year history. UNH ended the regular season with six consecutive wins and extended the win streak to eight games with a 4-0 win vs. Fairfield University in the America East semifinals and 3-2 victory against University at Albany in the title game. Each of the first five wins during that streak was by shutout to mark the longest streak since September 1984 (six games).
- Senior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), senior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) and junior goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.) were voted to the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team. The trio is on the ballot for the national All-America East that will be announced Dec. 2.
- Sophomore forward Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) and junior midfielder Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) were named to the Northeast Region Second Team.
- Flatley finished the 2013 season with 16 goals and six assists for 38 points. On UNH’s list of single-season superlatives, that is tied for No. 9 in points and tied for 11th in goals.
- UNH won three of the six major America East awards with Bozek feted as Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, Tarbell as Goalkeeper of the Year and, for the fourth time in as many years, the Coaching Staff of the Year.
- Bozek and Tarbell were joined on the All-Conference First Team by Flatley and Pohlmeyer, who was also voted to the All-Academic Team.
- Maegan Grew (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Joyce, Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.) and Melyssa Woods (Glens Falls, N.Y.) were all Second Team selections.
- Aggie Sutherland (Dauphin, Pa.) was an All-Rookie Team honoree.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (4-8-6 overall, 2-3-3 America East)
- The UNH women’s soccer team, under the direction of first-year head coach Sam Lopes, saw its 2013 season come to an end with a 2-1 loss at UMBC in the Oct. 27 regular-season finale.
- Senior Colleen Murray (Bedford, N.H.) and junior Hannah Blondin (East Hampton, Conn.) were named to the 2013 America East All-Academic Team.
- Freshman goalie Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) was voted to the America East All-Rookie Team. Borkan finished as UNH’s top goalie. In 15 games (13 starts), she had a 3-5-5 record with a 0.87 GAA, .849 save percentage and five shutouts.
- Borkan led America East in save percentage and ranked second in GAA. In conference-only statistics, she was No. 2 in save percentage (.818) and No. 3 in GAA (0.90).
- Sophomore midfielder Kirsten O’Neil (Hampton, N.H.) led the Wildcats in goals (five), assists (four) and points (14) as well as shots (48).
- O’Neil ranked seventh in America East in points/game, sixth in goals/game and fifth in shots/game (2.67). In conference-only games, she was No. 4 in goals/game (0.50), points/game (1.25) and shots/game (3.75).
MEN’S SOCCER (12-5-1 overall, 5-2-0 America East)
- The second-seeded UNH men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie in the America East semifinal against third-seeded University of Hartford at Bremner Field on Nov. 13. The Hawks then advanced to the title game by virtue of a 4-3 decision in PKs.
- UNH entered the game with a conference-record six consecutive tournament shutouts that spanned the 2010 and 2012 seasons.
- The Wildcats rank No. 5 in the nation in team GAA with a conference-leading mark of 0.58. The team also ranks fifth with a conference-best .867.
- The 12 wins ties the third-highest total in program history.
- Prior to the start of the conference tourney, junior Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) was named Goalkeeper of the Year. He was joined on the All-Conference First Team by seniors Uguchukwu Uche (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) as well as sophomore Lukas Goerigk (Berlin, Germany).
- The Second Team included sophomores A.J. Albers (Eagan, Minn.) and Andrew Chaput (Manchester, N.H.) while Jesus Tedula (Zaragoza, Spain) and Christopher Wingate (Hovik, Norway) earned All-Rookie Team honors.
- Senior co-captains David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) and Jeffrey Turner (Blandon, Pa.) were voted to the All-Academic Team.
- Worra led America East in both GAA (0.55) and save percentage (.883) as he recorded six shutouts in 12 games. In the national stats, Worra is No. 4 in save percentage and No. 7 in GAA.
- Uche ranked sixth in the conference in goals/game and seventh in points/game. He led the ‘Cats in goals (six) and points (13).