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DURHAM, N.H.- University of New Hampshire men’s soccer head coach Rob Thompson has directed his Seacoast United U-17 boys premier team to the 2007 New Hampshire state championship and a United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Region 1 championship berth. Seacoast United knocked off the reigning state champs, Phantoms FC Stars, with a convincing 1-0 win at the Northeast Athletic Fields in Pembroke, N.H. on Sunday, June 3.


DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) has committed to play for the Wildcats this fall.
    “Dylan will add important depth to the forward position,” said Thompson. “We are excited about what he can bring to the future of UNH soccer.”
    George is coming off of a very successful post graduate year at Bridgton Academy. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound forward started in all 17 games played and led the team in goals with 16 and points with 37.



    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team gathered together for its annual banquet on Sunday, April 15 at Holloway Commons. Five seniors were honored for their careers as a Wildcat.
    The team’s five seniors — Pedro Braz (East Providence, R.I.), Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wisc.), Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Geoff Sanford (Johnson City, N.Y.) and Matt Shump (Durham, N.H.)— were celebrated for their contributions to the team. In four years, the seniors posted an overall record of 34-25-13. This group’s efforts were highlighted by a strong senior year in which the Wildcats posted the most wins (12) since 1994 and the fourth best season (12-5-3) in the 47–year history of the program. The seniors led a team that hosted and won a playoff conference game for the first time since 1994.



    DURHAM, N.H. —The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated Southern New Hampshire University, 3-1, April 19 before tying Dartmouth College, 0-0, April 22. With the win and tie, the Wildcats conclude the spring season with a 3-1-2 record.
    On Friday, the Wildcats jumped out to 3-0 lead before giving up a penalty kick in the 90th minute.  Junior Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.) connected first for the Wildcats, volleying the ball at the far post after classmate Derek Bragg (Downingtown, Pa.) flicked the ball with his head off of a Patrick Gay (North Stonington, Conn.) throw-in.



    DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated UMass-Lowell, 4-0, before losing to New Hampshire’s United Soccer League Division 2 professional team, the NH Phantoms, 2-1, in two 60-minute games on April 14.  The day featured a three-team round robin on Bremner Field.
     Sophomore Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) started the scoring for the Wildcats on a direct free-kick strike from 20 yards out into the far post.  The score would remain 1-0 until early in second half when sophomore Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) sent a corner kick into the box that was miscleared by a UMass-Lowell defender into the goal. 



DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team beat conference rival Vermont 2-1 on March 31 in a game that featured three 30 minute periods. The Wildcats scored two unanswered goals to take the lead and the win versus a team that knocked them out in the America East semifinals in Burlington, Vt. this past November.



    The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team played New Hampshire’s United Soccer League Division 2 professional team, the NH Phantoms, to a 1-1 tie on Bremner Field on March 24 to open the 2007 spring campaign. The game featured three 35-minute periods despite a snowy forecast. 
    Sophomore Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) scored in the first period off of an Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.) cross to give the Wildcats an early lead. It was Marcellus’ speed that enabled him to beat his defender down the left side before finding Rowling all alone unmarked in the box. The Wildcats did well to dictate possession and hold the Phantoms scoreless for most of the match until midway through the third period of action.



    The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced the 2007 upcoming fall schedule. The schedule is highlighted by the 18th annual UNH Nike Fall Soccer Classic, in which UNH will host a four-team showdown.

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    DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, which finished the season 12-5-3 including 6-2-1 in the America East, announces five spring games, all of which will be played at New Hampshire’s Bremmer Field. The spring schedule is highlighted by a game against a professional soccer club.


   DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Marcus Barr (Wallingford, Pa.),  has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Wildcats beginning in the Fall of 2007.
    “Marcus brings a strong soccer background to UNH,” says Thompson. “He has emerged as a major player at competitive levels with his club, high school and Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams. We believe Barr will instantly fill a void in midfield left by two graduating senior starters.”


    DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Chris Devine (Hampton, N.H.) and Colin O’Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) have signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Wildcats beginning in the Fall of 2007.
    “Chris and Colin both have big game experience on the club level and I believe they should challenge our returning goalkeepers for a chance to start,”  Thompson said.


DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Joe Corsello (York, Maine) and Corey Diamond (East Brunswick, N.J.) have signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Wildcats beginning in the Fall of 2007.
   “Both players add left-sided positions to our present setup,” Thompson said. “Diamond should see time at left back or left midfield while Corsello should feature as a left center back.”
   The UNH men’s soccer program is coming off a 12-5-3 season, including 6-2-1 in the America East. The team, whose record was its best since 1994, made it to the semifinals of the conference tournament. The Wildcats finished fifth in the nation in goals against average (0.57) and they lose five players to graduation.
   “We have 20 shutouts over the past two seasons and both Corey and Joe should help us continue our stingy ways,” Thompson stated.


DURHAM, N.H. Joey Twum-Barima (Essex, England) joins the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team in Spring 2007 after a successful two-year stint at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, Texas.
   During his first year at Lon Morris, Twum-Barima helped his team reach the NJCAA Region 14 finals while starting all games at the right back position. Twum-Barima captained the team in his second year to the Region 14 semifinals while playing forward and scoring 16 goals.  For his efforts, he was named to the NJCAA All-Region 14 Team.



DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire’s two-time America East Goalkeeper of the Year Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, PA) was selected in the first round (6th overall) of the USL-1 draft by the Atlanta Silverbacks on Wednesday. The USL-1 is the second division in professional US Soccer, one step below Major League Soccer.


BURLINGTON, Vt. — The NSCAA announced Wednesday that University of New Hampshire men’s soccer senior goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny), freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) and junior back John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweden) were all named to the Division I All-Northeast Region Team.
    Levey and Banks were named to the Second Team, while Bergqvist was selected to the Third Team.



BOSTON — The America East conference announced Sunday that junior defensive back Mike Davis (Tigard, Ore./Tigard) and sophomore defensive back Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North), both of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, were named to the America East All-Championship Team for their fine play in the conference tournament.



BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sophomore forward Lee Stephane Kouadio scored the game-winning goal 10 minutes into the game to lift the University of Vermont men’s soccer team over the University of New Hampshire and advance to the America East Championship game at Binghamton University.
    Kouadio’s goal was scored off a free kick from Jordan Crasilneck with teammate T.J. Gore heading the pass to Kouadio who then headed it into the goal.



BOSTON – Sophomore defensive back Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, has been named to the 11-member America East Soccer All-Academic Team, it was announced by the conference Tuesday.
    McKee currently holds a grade point average of 3.19.  He has started in all 18 games this season for the Wildcats and has recorded two goals and four assists, contributing to New Hampshire’s overall record of 12-4-3.



DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) chipped in two goals as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated Stony Brook University, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at Bremner Field. The win advances the Wildcats to the America East semifinals.
    New Hampshire had neither hosted a home game nor won a conference playoff game since 1994.



DURHAM, N.H. – Due to impending weather conditions, Saturday’s men’s soccer match between the University of New Hampshire and Stony Brook University scheduled to be played at 5 p.m. on Bremner Field in the first round of the America East Tournament has been postponed. 
The game has been rescheduled for October 29 at 3 p.m. on Bremner Field.



DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team will host Stony Brook University in men’s soccer in the first round of the America East Championship Saturday at 5 p.m. on Bremner Field.
    New Hampshire (11-4-3, 5-2-1 America East) finished with its most wins since the 1994 season and was seeded third for the upcoming tournament.  Stony Brook (6-11-1, 3-4-1 America East) is seeded sixth.
    The Wildcats return to tournament since last qualifying in 2004.  This also marks the first time they have hosted a tournament match since 1994.



BOSTON — Senior Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny), of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was named America East Goalkeeper of the Year for the second straight season, while freshman Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) was named America East Striker of the Year and America East Rookie of the Year, it was announced Thursday afternoon.



STONY BROOK, N.Y.  The University of New Hampshire played Stony Brook University to a scoreless tie in men’s soccer action in a America East conference match Saturday evening at Kenneth P. LeValle Stadium.

   Senior goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made nine saves in goal, including six in the extra frames for the Wildcats. 




OAKLAND, Calif. — University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) has been named to the Soccer America Magazine National Men’s Team of the Week.
    Banks was named to the team for his excellent play for the week of October 9-15.
    Banks recorded his 11th goal of the season on October 14 at the University of Hartford when he buried the game-winning goal in the 50th minute to lift the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory.
    On October 10, in an eventual 5-1 win at the College of the Holy Cross, Banks gave UNH a commanding 3-0 advantage in the 12th minute with his 10th goal of the season.



Durham, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team scored three goals in a 3-0 win over UMBC in an America East match-up Wednesday evening at Bremner Field.
    New Hampshire wins its sixth straight contest and improves to 11-4-2 overall and 5-2-0 in the conference.  UMBC falls to 4-9-3 overall and 1-4-2 in the conference.
    Sophomore defensive back Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.) scored the game’s first goal in the 18th minute into the right corner from the left post on a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.).



BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) was named the America East Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Monday.  Banks tallied two goals in the wins at Holy Cross and Hartford.



WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – University of New Hampshire midfielder Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) recorded both a goal and an assist that led to a 2-1 victory over the University of Hartford, Saturday evening on Al-Marzook Field.
New Hampshire (10-4-2, 4-2-0 America East) has now won five straight matches, including four conference wins.  Hartford falls to 4-6-4 overall and 2-4-0 in the conference.



WORCESTER, Mass.  The University of New Hampshire defeated the College of the Holy Cross, 5-1, in men’s soccer action at Smith Soccer Stadium Tuesday night.

     New Hampshire wins its fourth straight match and improves to 9-4-2 overall while Holy Cross falls to 5-6-0 overall.

Holy Cross outshot New Hampshire 14-13 and held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. 




    BOSTON, MASS. – Freshman Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough), of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, has been named this week’s America East Rookie of the Week.
    Banks scored both goals in a 2-1 UNH upset over nationally ranked Boston University on October 4 on Lewis Field. He is now tied in conference goals scored (9) and is second in points (18).
    Banks receives the award for the third time this season. He also received the award on September 6 and September 25.
    New Hampshire (8-4-2, 3-2-0 AE) returns to action at College of the Holy Cross on October 10 at 7 p.m.



DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore defensive back Richard Weinrebe (East Providence, R.I.) scored on a penalty kick in the 92nd minute that lifted the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past America East rival University at Albany, 1-0, in overtime during Saturday afternoon’s match at Lewis Field.
    New Hampshire has now won three straight conference matches and improves to 8-4-2 overall and 3-2-0 in America East play.  Albany falls to 5-6-2 overall and 3-2-0 in the conference.



DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team announces that its home match against University at Albany previously scheduled to be played at 4 p.m. on Bremner Field on Saturday has been moved up to 3:45 p.m and will be played on Lewis Field, October 7.



    New Hampshire improves to 7-4-2 overall (2-2-0 AE) while BU falls to 6-2-4 overall (1-1-1 AE).
    The win over BU was the first for New Hampshire since a 3-0 victory over the Terriers on October 26, 2002.  The win also marks the second time this season the Wildcats have defeated a nationally ranked team.  Previously, they defeated Central Connecticut 2-0 on September 8.


  Durham, N.H. – Juniors Bryan Stewart (Swanzey, N.H.) and John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweden) each contributed goals to help the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team with a 2-0 win over the University of Maine Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field. 
    The win is New Hampshire’s first America East conference win of the season.  New Hampshire breaks a two-game losing streak and improves to 6-4-2 and 1-2-0 in conference play.  Maine drops to 0-11-0 overall and 0-3-0 in conference play.



    Vestal, N.Y. – Ibrahim Ysuif scored in the 27th minute to lift Binghamton University over New Hampshire, 1-0. New Hampshire (5-4-2, 0-2 AE) drops its second straight loss while Binghamton (4-5-3, 2-0 AE) wins its second straight conference match.


DURHAM, N.H. — Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) continues to impress in his first season as a member of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team.
    For the second time in his young career, Banks was named America East Rookie of the Week for his outstanding play September 18-24. 
On September 20, Banks scored the lone goal in the 54th minute of a 1-0 shutout of UMass and scored another goal September 23 in a 2-1 double overtime loss to Vermont.




Burlington, Vt. – University of New Hampshire freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) notched his seventh goal of the season, but the tally wasn’t enough as Vermont rallied with two unanswered goals to prevail in double overtime, 2-1, in their America East Conference opener on Saturday afternoon played on Centennial Field.
Banks recorded his seventh goal at the 37:36 mark when he caused a Vermont turnover and in turn scored from five-yards out. UNH held the Catamount offense in check for the rest of the half, holding on to a 1-0 halftime lead.



    Durham, N.H. – Senior goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team has set a new UNH career record of 22 shutouts. 
Levey blanked the University of Massachusetts, 1-0, on September 20 to earn the honor.
    Entering the season, Levey had held opponents to 17 scoreless matches.  New Hampshire’s last four wins have come via shutout over its opponents.


Amherst, Mass. – Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) scored the game’s lone goal in the 54th minute to push the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past the University of Massachusetts, 1-0, during Wednesday’s match at Rudd Field.
    New Hampshire improves to 5-2-2 overall while Massachusetts drops to 6-2-1. Massachusetts was ranked as high as 22 in the nation before recording two straight losses to Vermont and New Hampshire.



    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Christoudias Constantinos scored the game-winning goal in the 67th minute to lead the Hofstra University Pride past the Wildcats of the University of New Hampshire during Sunday afternoon’s match.
    Hofstra improves its record to 3-2-1 while New Hampshire drops to 4-2-1.
    Hofstra controlled the game as it outshot New Hampshire 15-7.  New Hampshire goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny made seven saves in net while Hofstra’s Tom Johansen made three saves.



    Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South) scored the game-winning goal as the University of New Hampshire shut out Northeastern University, 2-0, during a Friday afternoon match at Bremner field.
    New Hampshire improves to 4-1-2 while Northeastern falls to 2-4-1.
    Rowling’s goal came in the 15th minute of the match when he kicked the 10-yard goal on a pass from Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wis./Racine Horlick).
    New Hampshire posted its fourth shut out of the season.  The Wildcats outshot the Huskies 13-5. 
    Freshman Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) notched his fifth goal of the season for the Wildcats when he kicked the ball from 15-yards out and into the left corner on a pass from Geoff Sanford (Johnson City, N.Y.).


The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team split the weekend with a loss to Cornell, 1-0, during a Sunday morning match up at the UVM Smith Barney Soccer Classic.

Both teams played a scoreless first half with UNH outshooting Cornell 8-6 in the half. 

Cornell’s Dan Marks scored the lone goal from the right side into the left corner on a free kick in the 72nd minute with an assist off Brian Kuritzky.




BURLINGTON, VT. – UNH men’s soccer defeated No. 23 Central Connecticut, 2-0, in the opening match of the UVM Smith Barney Classic Friday afternoon at the University of Vermont.
Sophomore Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.) scored the first goal 13 minutes into the match on a point blank header with assists from Pedro Braz (East Providence, R.I.) and John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweden).



    Freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team has been named the America East Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the conference on Tuesday.
    Banks scored three goals in the Wildcats’ season home opener to lead the team over Cal Poly, 3-2 in the annual Nike Fall Soccer Classic.  He added his fourth season goal in the 1-1 tie against Saint Peter’s College in the final game of the tournament.  Banks was named to the All-Tournament team.



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    The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team played host Dartmouth College through two overtimes to a 0-0 tie.  Both UNH and Darmouth had a record of one win and one tie during the tournament and both teams were awarded a share of the tournament championship.



    The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team took the first game of the Dartmouth Invitational with a 2-0 win over Long Island University Friday afternoon at Dartmouth College played at Chase Fields.



    The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled Saint Peter’s College to a 1-1 tie in the final match of the 2006 Nike Fall Soccer Classic Sunday afternoon at Lewis Field.
    New Hampshire scored first when sophomore Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) rebounded a ball off the Peacocks’ net and passed it to freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) for the goal in the 62nd minute in the second half. 



<    DURHAM, N.H. - Freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) notched three goals in his first collegiate game to propel the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past the Cal Poly Mustangs, 3-2,  in the second game of the 17th annual Nike Fall Soccer Classic Friday afternoon at Lewis Fields.
    Cal Poly scored the game’s first goal 58 seconds into the match when Barrett Park headed the ball in from the left side after teammate Julian Alvarez crossed the ball from the right.


Last season, the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team started its season strong and the Wildcats finished the year as the leader in America East in shutouts and goals against average.




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