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     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball program will host its second Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 21 at The Oaks Golf Links in Somersworth, N.H.
        This golf tournament is a key fundraising event which helps offset the significant cost of team travel, recruiting expenses, locker room updates and other expenses, such as the annual team banquet and senior night.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Thursday that 204 University of New Hampshire student-athletes have been named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Furthermore, 97 of those Wildcats received distinction on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
    UNH had the third highest total of representatives on both the Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The women’s outdoor track and field team had 55 student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll, which marked the highest total for all winter and spring sports; that team also had a league-high 28 representatives on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.




   DAY CAMP INFORMATION | KRISTIN COLE SKILLS CAMP INFORMATION

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's basketball program recently announced a change in dates for 2009 summer camps. The Day Camp will now run from June 29-July 2 and the Kristin Cole Skills Camp will take place June 29 and 30.




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WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team were led by Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) with 18 points, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to the University of Vermont, 57-45, in America East quarterfinal action Friday evening at Hartford’s Chase Arena.
    The Wildcats conclude the 2009 season with a record of 8-23, 6-10 in the America East. The Catamounts, with a record of 19-11, 12-4 in the conference, will face Hartford in semifinal action.





SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), a junior forward for the Uni­versity of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, was selected to the America East All-Conference Second Team for her impressive perfor­mances this season for the Wildcats, as announced by the conference Thursday morning at its annual awards banquet held at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
    With the honor, Williams becomes the tenth player in UNH history to be named to the second team and the first to do so since 2006-07, when Danielle Clark was selected to the second team for the second time in her career.




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      DURHAM, N.H.- The sixth-seeded University of New Hampshire women's basketball will take on No. 3 Vermont on Friday, March 13 in quarterfinal action of the America East Championships. The Wildcats and Catamounts will tip-off at aproximately 8 p.m. at the University of Hartford's Chase Arena. For the third straight season the Wildcats have finished with the same conference record as another Aamerica East team and have been granted a seed based on tiebreaker criteria. New Hampshire and UMBC finished with the same conference record (6-10), but the Rretrievers were awarded the No. 5 seed by winning the second tiebreaker (winning percentage against other conference teams in descending rank order) with a win against Binghamton (Jan. 24). 




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WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – Candace Williams
(Norfolk, Mass.) led the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team with 15 points, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to the University of Hartford, 57-37, on Saturday afternoon as Chase Arena.
    With the loss the Wildcats conclude the regular season with a record of 8-22, including 6-10 in the America East, while the Hawks improved to 19-10, 14-2 in the conference. The Wildcats will be seeded sixth at the America East tournament and will face No. 3 Vermont at the 2009 America East Women’s Basketball Championships.
    Williams, who was selected as the America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats, also pulled down a team-high eight rebounds in the game. Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) chipped in with nine and six points, respectively, for the Wildcats.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team travels to take on the University of Hartford on Saturday, March 7 to wrap up the regular season. With a win, the Wildcats would secure the fifth seed in the 2009 America East Women's Basketball Championship which will take place at Hartford's Chase Arena (March 13-15).




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Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) scored a team-high 11 points but it was not enough, as the University of New Hampshire fell to Binghamton University at the buzzer, 56-53, on Wednesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
   With the loss the Wildcats fall to 8-21, including 6-9 in the America East, while the Bearcats improve to 13-15, 8-7 in the conference.
   Williams, the America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats, also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.) finished with 10 points, while Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) dished out 11 assists to tie her career high.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will face Binghamton University on Wednesday, Mar. 4 in the final game at Lundholm this season. The Bearcats, who lead the all-time series, 11-5, defeated the Wildcats earlier this season, 76-59. Prior to the game, the Wildcats will honor senior manager Brendan Dimon.
 




DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team encourages you to vote for the 2009 America East Women's Basketball Fans' Choice Player of the Year. Juniors Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) and Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) are both available for nomination. Click HERE to cast your vote now. Voting for round one will go through Thursday, March 5 at noon. Five finalists be will named to the final ballot with voting going through end of day Tuesday, March 10. The winner will be announced via AmericaEast.com on Wednesday, March 11.




CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), a junior forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, was named America East Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.
    Williams, who averaged a double-double this past week, led the Wildcats in wins over Stony Brook (Feb. 24) and Albany (Feb. 28).




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ALBANY, N.Y.- Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) posted 22 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team to a 66-62 victory at the University at Albany on Saturday afternoon.
    With the win, the second over the Great Danes this season, the Wildcats improve to 8-20, 6-8 in America East. The Great Danes fell to 4-23, including 2-12  in the Ameirca East with the loss.\




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DURHAM, N.H.- After a crucial win over Stony Brook, the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team hits the road to face Albany on Saturday.  Earlier this season, the Wildcats defeat Albany, 66-54, at home to snap a three-game skid against the Great Danes.




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– Freshman Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) hit a jumper with just 2.4 seconds remaining to lift the University of New Hampshire to a 50-49 come-from-behind victory over Stony Brook University on Wednesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
     Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) led the charge for the Wildcats as she notched her tenth double-double of the season, netting a game-high 17 points and pulling in 14 rebounds. The forward, who was selected as the America East Player of the Game, also tallied a career-high three blocks.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will host Stony Brook on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Both New Hampshire and Stony Brook come into this crucial game with a record of 4-8 in the America East conference. The Wildcats, who lead the all-time series, 11-7, defeated the Seawolves earlier this season, a 75-65 decision.
 




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    BURLINGTON, VT - Candace Williams
(Norfolk, Mass.) led the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team with 22 points and ten rebounds, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to the University of Vermont, 70-48, on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gymnasium.
    Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) chipped in with 10 points for the Wildcats to go along with two assists and a block. Williams, who earned America East Player of the Game honors for the Wildcats, earned her ninth career double-double.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball will head to face Vermont on Sunday, Feb. 22. Gametime at Patrick Gymnasium is scheduled for 1 p.m. With the win earlier this month, the Catamounts lead the all-time series, 34-28.




DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire announced today that Wildcat Sports Properties has added WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester) and WGIP-AM 1540 (Exeter) as flagship stations on the Wildcat Sports Network, joining WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), which was added last year.  All three stations are part of the Clear Channel family, and this change will go into effect at the beginning of the 2009-2010 athletic season. These three aforementioned stations – along with WUVR-AM 1490 (Lebanon), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WCNL-AM 1010 (Newport) – will carry the following:  all UNH football broadcasts, men’s hockey broadcasts, football and men’s hockey weekly coaches’ shows, a select number of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s hockey broadcasts, as well as “Wildcat Sports Today”, a three-minute daily update concerning UNH athletics.




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    DURHAM, N.H.  Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) led the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team with 14 points, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to Boston University, 75-53, on Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Fowler, who went 6-for-7 from the floor, was awarded America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats. She also pulled down seven rebounds in the game. Freshmen Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) and Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.) each delivered 12 points to round out the double figure scorers for the Wildcats




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will host the Terriers of Boston University on Sunday afternoon as part of “Think Pink”, a breast cancer awareness event. Boston University hold a slight lead (30-29) in this long series, which dates back to the 1978-79 season. The last Wildcat win against the Terriers came at home on Feb. 24, 2007, a 74-66 victory.
 




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    ORONO, MAINE –
Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) posted 17 points and six rebounds to led the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to the University of Maine, 57-49, on Thursday evening at Alfond Arena.
    With the loss the Wildcats dip to 6-18, 4-6 in the America East. The Black Bears, with their first conference win of the season, improve to 3-20, including 1-9 in America East action.




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    DURHAM, N.H.
- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will travel to Maine to face the Black Bears on Thursday, Feb. 12. Though Maine leads the all-time series (42-21), the Wildcats have earned a victory in each of the past four meetings. The Wildcats, who defeated the Blackbears in this season’s America East opener (51-47), swept the series last year.
 




This is the eighth installment of "Cat Trax," a series of feature stories that will periodically appear on the UNH athletics Web site.
By Patrick Villanova, UNH Athletic Media Relations

Candace Williams
’ (Norfolk, Mass.) importance to the University of New Hampshire’s women’s basketball team is undeniable. Whether it be pulling down crucial rebounds when a game is in the balance or playing over 35 minutes every game, her coaches and teammates all look to the junior forward to lead the way.




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    DURHAM, N.H. – Four players scored in double figures for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats en route to a 73-65 victory over the University of Baltimore County Retrievers, Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.   
    Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) earned America East Player of the Game honors as she led the Wildcats with 19 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high four assists, registering her eighth double-double of the season and her second against the Retrievers this year. She also tallied one block and one steal, while going 8-for-12 from the charity stripe.   




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    DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will finish up its three-game homestand against UMBC on Sunday, Feb. 8. Fans are encouraged to come help break last year's attendance record of 822 as part of 'Jam the Gym'.  There will be a Kid's Club Clinic held at Lundholm Gymnasium following the 1 p.m. game. Children can sign up for the Kid's Club on the day of the event.




DURHAM, N.H. – Women’s basketball head coach Kristin Cole has announced Thursday that Megan Jackson (Manchester, N.H.) has transferred to the University of New Hampshire from Providence College.
    Jackson, a New Hampshire native, will play basketball for the Wildcats at the end of December of 2009. Last season, she played in 19 games for the Friars, who went 12-17 on the season.




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– The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team held the University of Hartford to just 13 percent (4-30) shooting from the field in the second half and outscored their opponent 18-14 in the final frame, but a 31 point (45-14) halftime deficit was too much to overcome as the Wildcats fell to the Hawks, 59-32, on Wednesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), with a team-high 12 points, led the charge for the Wildcats for the third consecutive game. The forward, who was chosen as the America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats, has registered double figures in all 22 games for New Hampshire this season.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will host the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is scheduled for 7 p.m. The last New Hampshire victory against the Hawks came during the 2002-03 season when the Wildcats swept the series. In that season, the Wildcats earned a 56-53 road victory before grabbing a 60-50 home win. The Wildcats earned victories in seven of the first eight meetings with the Hawks.




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  – Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and freshman Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) combined for 27 points, but it was not enough to earn the victory as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team fell to the University of Vermont, 69-48, on Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    With the loss, the Wildcats dipped to 5-16, 3-4 in the America East, while the Catamounts improve to 11-9, 5-2 in the conference.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will host the University of Vermont on Sunday, February 2 at 1 p.m. Though Vermont leads the all-time series (33-28) against New Hampshire, the Wildcats have more wins at Lundholm Gymnasium, 18-10.  The last New Hampshire win against Vermont came at home on Jan. 28, 2006, a 70-62 decision.
 




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    VESTAL, N.Y. – Candace Williams
(Norfolk, Mass.), a forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, posted a double-double, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to Binghamton University, 76-59, on Wednesday evening at the Events Center.
    With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 5-15 on the season and even out at 3-3 in the America East. The Bearcats improve to 8-11 and also even out at 3-3 in conference play.





DURHAM, N.H. –
The University of New Hampshire Department of Athletics proudly announces that events for Go Pink! with the Wildcats will launch this weekend. The first event will take place on Thursday, January 29 with the women’s hockey team facing off against Boston College at the Whittemore Center Arena at 7:00 p.m. The game will celebrate Hockey East’s Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer annual event. There will be a pink team signed stick raffled off at the game as well as an opportunity for fans to purchase pucks for the second intermission chuck-a-puck contest. All proceeds will be donated to benefit breast cancer research. 




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DURHAM, N.H.-  The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will travel to face Binghamton on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. New Hampshire looks keep its winning steak alive by ending a three-game skid against Binghamton. The Bearcats swept the series last year. The last Wildcat win against the Bearcats came on Jan. 17. 2007, a 58-55 overtime victory at home. The Wildcats lone victory at Binghamton, a 62-49 decision, came on Feb. 23, 2002. Eleven of the 15 head-to-head contests have been decided by a margin of 10 points or less– six of which were decided by five points or less.
 




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    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), with 16 points, was one of three Wildcats to score in double-figures as she propelled the University of New Hampshire Wildcats to a 66-54 victory over the University at Albany Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) and Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) joined Williams in double-figures as they scored 18 and 12 points, respectively. Simpson tallied five assists and three rebounds. To go along with her career high in points, Early added six rebounds and four assists.





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DURHAM, N.H.- The Wildcats welcome back all past players today as they celebrate Alumni Day. New Hampshire looks to snap a three game winless skid against Albany as the Great Danes swept the series last year and defeated the Wildcats in the 2007 America East tournament. The last Wildcat win against the Great Danes came on Jan. 31. 2007, a 58-44 home victory.  




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    STONY BROOK, N.Y. –
Juniors Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) scored 26 and 21 points, respectively, to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team to a 75-65 win at Stony Brook University on Wednesday evening at Pritchard Gymnasium.
    With the win, the Wildcats improve to 4-14 and even out at 2-2 in the America East, while the Seawolves fall to 3-14 and remain winless in conference play, 0-4. Williams, who shot 9 of 18 from the floor, was selected as the America East Player of the game for the Wildcats. The forward, who has earned back-to-back games with 25 or more points, has posted in double figures during all 18 games for the Wildcats this season.




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DURHAM, N.H.-  The Wildcats, who lead this all-time series 10-7, snapped the Seawolves four-game win streak against the New Hampshire with a 64-55 home win Feb. 6, 2008. The Seawolves, however, countered with a home win in the 2007-08 regular-season finale on March 8. The teams have played in two overtime games and the Wildcats have been the victors in both.




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    BOSTON –
Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) tallied a career-high 27 points to lead the University of New Hampshire, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to Boston University, 79-62, on Saturday afternoon at Case Gym.  Williams, who was selected as the America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats, went 10-for-17 from the field. Also scoring in double figures for the Wildcats was Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.).
    The Wildcats fell to 3-14, 1-2 in the America East, while the Terriers improve to 10-4 and remain perfect in the conference, 4-0.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The Wildcats will take on Boston University on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Case Gym. This long series, which dates back to the 1978-79 season, is tied 29-29. The last Wildcat win against the Terriers came at home on Feb. 24, 2007, a 74-66 victory. The last Wildcat victory at Case Gym came on February 1, 2006, a 83-71 decision.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Juniors Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) combined to score a total of 37 points, but it wasn’t enough to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team to victory as the Wildcats fall to Dartmouth University, 62-49, at Lundholm Gymnasium Tuesday night.




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   DURHAM, N.H. -   The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will host Dartmouth on Tuesday, Jan. 13. This will mark the 30th meeting of the intrastate rivals, which series dates back to the 1978-79 season. The teams each earned a victory in the first two battles before the Wildcats won five straight contests. Though the Wildcats lead this all time series, 16-13, the Big Green are closing in on  this intrastate rivalry, as Dartmouth has won the last three head-to-heads. The most recent Wildcat win, a 75-73 overtime victory, came in the 2004-05 season opener (Nov. 19, 2004).




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    BALTIMORE, Md. –Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) notched a career-high 28 points and Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) tallied 21 to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to UMBC, 95-85, on Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena.
    The Wildcats dipped to 3-12, 1-1 in America East play, while the Retrievers improve to 9-6, including 1-1 in the conference. Williams, who marked her 15th straight game in double figures to start the 2008-09 season, added a team-high 11 rebounds to earn her sixth double-double of the season.




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DURHAM, N.H.-  New Hampshire travels to UMBC where the Retrievers will host the Wildcats in their 2008-09 America East home opener. The winner of Saturday's game will become the all-time leader in this series, which is tied 5-5. Last season, the Wildcats visited UMBC and defeated the Retrievers, 77-67, to earn their first road win of the 2007-08 season. The Retrievers responded with a 66-50 win in New Hampshire. This young series dates back to the 2003-04 season, when UMBC joined the America East conference.   
 




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    DURHAM, N.H. Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) tallied 18 and 17 points, respectively, to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team in a win over the University of Maine, 51-47, to open America East action on Tuesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats improve to 3-11 and start off at 1-0 in conference play, while the Black Bears fall to 2-12, including 0-1 in the America East.
    New Hampshire, down by three at the half (26-23), opened up the second half on an 11-2 run to take a six point lead (34-28) with 11:42 remaining. The Wildcats earned their largest lead of the game, 11 points (42-31), on a 3-pointer by Simpson at 9:30. 




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   DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will host Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 6 to open up America East action. The Wildcats and the Black Bears will be the first two America East conference teams to go head-to-head in the 2008-09 season. New Hampshire is 14-10 all-time in conference openers. The Wildcats are 3-2 in the past five conference openers and each of the three wins have come at home in Lundholm Gymnasium. This marks the first time since Jan. 5, 1991 that the Wildcats have hosted the Black Bears in a conference opener. The Wildcats swept the series last year, including a 70-55 home win. 
 




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CINCINNATI–
Four players on the Xavier University women's basketball team scored in double-figures to allow for a 62-36 victory against the University of New Hampshire on Friday evening at the Cintas Center. The game was preceded by a ceremony which honored the career of Tara Boothe, current UNH assistant coach and former Xavier standout. The school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder’s number (33) was also retired.
    New Hampshire (2-11) was led in scoring by Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) with 11 points, which marked her 13th straight game in double-digits in the 2008-09 season. Freshman guard Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) chipped in with a career-high eight points for the Wildcats.

 




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CINCINNATI, OHIO-   The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will travel to Xavier University on Friday, Jan. 2. Friday’s game will be the first-ever women’s basketball contest between the University of New Hampshire and Xavier University. Kristin Cole, who coached at Xavier for five seasons prior to coming to UNH, will return to a familiar Cintas Arena, but will be seated on an unfamiliar side of the benches. Tara Boothe, a former Xavier standout and 2006 graduate, will return to her alma mater.




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    LOUISVILLE, K.Y. –
University of New Hampshire forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) tallied 17 points for the second night in a row, but four players registering in double-figures allowed for an 82-40 victory for the 10th-ranked University of Louisville in the final game of the Downtown Marriott Cardinal Classic at  Louisville’s Freedom Hall.
    New Hampshire (2-10) stayed within five points, 12-7, of Louisville (13-1) and caused three Cardinal turnovers during the first six minutes of action. The home team, however, went on a 7-0 run to pull ahead by 12 points, 19-7, with 12:36 remaining in the opening frame.




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LOUISVILLE, KY – Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) led the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team with 17 points and 16 rebounds to earn her fourth consecutive double-double, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to Morehead State, 73-46 in the third game of the Downtown Marriott Cardinal Classic at Lousville’s Freedom Hall.
    Morehead State (8-5) opened up the game with three 3-pointers to make it 9-2 with 15:43 left in the first half. New Hampshire (2-9) then scored five straight points to get within two points, 9-7, on a 3-pointer by Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), who tallied 11 points in the game for the Wildcats, with just over 15 minutes remaining in the opening stanza.

 




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LOUISVILLE, KY – Racheal Fowler
(Glassboro, N.J.) delivered a career-high 21 points and Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) earned her third consecutive double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire fell to Central Michigan, 72-62, on Sunday afternoon at Louisville’s Freedom Hall.
    New Hampshire (2-8) pulled ahead by five points, 7-2, with just over 17 minutes to play in the first half on a 3-pointer by Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.). Central Michigan (7-4) evened the score, 9-9, on a trifecta by Latisha Luckett at 14:43. The trey sparked an 11-0 Chippewas run, which gave them a 20-9 lead halfway through the opening frame.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The Wildcats open up a four-game road trip against Central Michigan on Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. in the first game of the Downtown Marriott Cardinal Classic at host-school Louisville. Morehead State, the Wildcats’ Dec. 29th opponent, will face Louisville at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 in the second game of the tournament. Out of the three tournament opponents, the Wildcats have only previously faced one team, Morehead State, who they will face at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 29. Also going head to head that day will be Louisville and Central Michigan at 7 p.m. On the final day (Dec. 30), Central Michigan and Morehead State will battle at 4:30 p.m. and New Hampshire will tip-off against host-school Louisville at 7 p.m. to wrap up the tournament. This is the final of two regular-season tournaments for the Wildcats during the 2008-09 season.




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DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) tallied her second consecutive double-double for the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but a 20 point effort by Marie Warner for Canisius College allowed for a 64-37 Golden Griffs victory at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday evening.
    Williams led the team in scoring with 11, and rebounding with 12, for her third double-double of the season. Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) chipped in with seven points, all during the second half of action.





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DURHAM, N.H.- Despite the inclement weather, the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will still play Saturday evening (7 p.m.) against Canisius College at Lundholm Gymnasium. This will be the second meeting between these two schools. The other match up came in Durham on Jan. 6, 1994. In the game, the Wildcats shot 52.5 percent from the floor to earn a 74-61 victory over the Griffs. This game marks the first of a two-game road trip for Canisius, as the Griffs will travel to face Rhode Island on Monday, Dec. 22. For the Wildcats, this homestand marks the first of just two consecutive home games during the 2008-09 season.




DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team would like to encourage all women’s basketball alumni to participate in the 2009 UNH Basketball Alumni Day which will be held Saturday, Jan. 24.
    The day will begin with an alumni game at 11 a.m., giving all alumni that choose a chance to compete against each other. If you do not wish to play in the game, we still welcome your presence.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), a junior forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, was named America East Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.
    Williams, who was named America East Player of Game in New Hampshire’s past two contests, averaged a double-double last week with 15 points and 11 rebounds per game.




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    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) led the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in a come from behind victory over Northeastern, 70-62, at Lundholm Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.
    With the win the Wildcats improve to 2-6 overall and also keep an eight-game home winning-streak intact against the Huskies, as they have not lost to Northeastern at home since the 1998-1999 season. The Huskies fall to 2-5 overall on the young season.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team returns home, after a six-game roadtrip, to host the Northeastern Huskies on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. In what is one of the oldest rivalries in the history of the women’s basketball program, the Wildcats hold a 32-26 lead over the Huskies. The teams first met during the second season of varsity status for New Hampshire and have tipped-off in all but one season (1982-83) since 1976-77. The Wildcats have not lost to Northeastern at home since 1998-99, spanning seven games.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball program had four players sign National Letters of Intent to play basketball for the Wildcats in 2009-10. Head coach Kristin Cole announced that the class of 2013 includes Diamon Beckford (Philadelphia, Pa.), Jilliane Friel (Durham, N.H.), Jaclyn Lyons (Reading, Mass.) and Carissa Reed (Oswego, N.Y.).
    "I am incredibly excited to welcome these four outstanding student-athletes to our program,” said Cole. “My staff did a great job and worked extremely hard to make sure we signed the best people, athletes and students to join the UNH family. I believe this class will fill a lot of our needs as a team and help us to move this program forward.”




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CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. –
Juniors Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) tallied 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but a 19-point, 14-rebound effort by Carolyn Swords allowed for an 85-43 Boston College victory on Tuesday evening at Conte Forum.   .
    Swords scored the first four points of the contest and the Eagles went ahead by eight points, 10-2, with 16:37 left in the opening frame. New Hampshire cut the deficit to five, 10-5, on a 3-pointer by Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.). Hall, who went 1-for-1 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 from the foul line, finished with five points in the game.





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DURHAM, N.H.- The New Hampshire Wildcats travel to Conte Forum for the third consecutive season to face Boston College on Dec. 9. The Eagles, who hold the lead in the all-time series (12-8), have been in control of the series since the 90’s, winning six out of the last seven head-to-heads. The most recent New Hampshire win came at home Dec. 17, 1995 (67-65). The latest road victory against Boston College,  a 69-64 overtime win, was Dec. 1, 1982. The Wildcats dominated the series at the start, winning the first six games played between the two schools (1976-1985).




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HAMILTON, N.Y. –
The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team set a school record for 3-pointers in a single game with 14 in its first win of the season, a 89-61 victory over Colgate University on Friday evening at Cotterell Court. The Wildcats, who had five players register in double-figures, were led in scoring by junior guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) with a career-high 24 points in the game.
    Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.), Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) and Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) also had career highs with 19, 13 and eight points, respectively. Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) earned her seventh-straight double-digit performance with 13 points, while Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) chipped in with a career-tying 10 points for the Wildcats. The last time the Wildcats had five players score 10 or more points in one game was on Nov. 7, 2006 against Wagner




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CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – Juniors Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) and Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) tallied 16 points apiece for the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to Harvard University, 81-58, Wednesday evening at Lavietes Pavilion.

Harvard (4-2) got ahead early on as Niki Finelli hit a 3-pointer at 17:45 to give the Crimson a seven-point lead, 9-2. New Hampshire (0-5) slashed the deficit to just two points, 11-9, with 15:47 remaining in the first half, as Simpson recorded seven points in the Wildcats’ run. Finelli, who finished the game with 15 points for the Crimson, hit her second trifecta of the game to spark a Harvard run, giving the home team an 11-point lead, 24-13, halfway through the opening stanza.  




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    DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team continues on the road at Harvard (Dec. 3) and Colgate (Dec. 5). Wednesday’s matchup marks the 33rd meeting between New Hampshire and Harvard. The Wildcats, who hold a record of 26-6 against the Crimson, won 15 of the first 16 contests, including the first victory on Feb. 14, 1978. The Wildcats are 7-4 at Harvard, but have not been victorious in Cambridge since Dec. 1, 1994 (85-71). New Hampshire holds a 5-3 lead in the all-time series versus Colgate, including victories in each of the past three meetings.

 




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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – For the third straight game, junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) led the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team in scoring, but four players posting in double-figures for Yale allowed for a 76-55 Bulldog win in the Consolation Game of the Courtyard LaGuardia Classic on Saturday afternoon at the Wellness Center.
    Williams, with 16 points and nine rebounds, was just shy of back-to-back double-doubles and earned America East Player of the Game honors for New Hampshire. Also posting in double-figures was Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) who had 13 points for the Wildcats.




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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded a double-double with a season-high 18 points and ten rebounds, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire fell to Long Island University, 74-60, in the first game of the Courtyard LaGaurdia Turkey Classic on Friday afternoon at the Wellness Center.
    The Wildcats (0-3) got their scoring starting on a layup by Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) at 17:57, which sparked a 9-0 run to give New Hampshire a 9-4 lead with 15:50 to play in the first half. Simpson finished the game with 11 points, seven rebounds, and a team-high five assists.




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DURHAM, N.H.- New Hampshire will face host-school Long Island University in the opening game of the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic on Friday, Nov. 28. The 2 p.m. game will be just the second meeting between these two teams. Kentucky and Yale will play in the second game of the Classic on Friday at 4 p.m..    
    The Wildcats are undefeated against the teams they will face during this weekend’s tournament. New Hampshire defeated Long Island, 82-51, in the previous match up on Dec. 16, 1978.

 




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AMHERST, MASS. – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team doubled its production in the second half of action, scoring 34 during the final frame to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit and get within three points of the University of Massachusetts, but the Minutewomen were able to hold onto the lead and grab the win, 67-51, on Wednesday evening at the Mullins Center.

The Wildcats, who fall to 0-2 on the season, were led in scoring by Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.) with 16 and 14 points, respectively. The Minutewomen, who improve to 2-1 on the season, were led by Cerie Mosgrove and Stefanie Gerardot with 14 points apiece.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will begin a six-game road trip with a visit to UMass on Wednesday evening. Massachusetts holds a slight lead (15-12) in this historical series, which dates back to New Hampshire’s first season at varsity status. The rivals competed each year from the 1975 inaugural season until the 1990-91 season, sometimes meeting more than once a year. The Minutewomen won the first handful of games, but the Wildcats ended that streak with their first victory over UMass, a 76-61 home win on Jan. 21, 1980. The teams met only occasionally throughout the 1990’s and, after a brief stint of yearly meetings from 1999-2003, are facing each other for the first time since Nov. 14, 2006. These teams have battled into overtime three times, in which the Wildcats have been victorious twice. The most recent Wildcat win in Amherst came on Dec. 13, 2001, in which the visitors coasted to a 66-44 victory.
 




CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.), a freshman guard on the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, was named America East Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.
    Hogan, who was named America East Player of Game in New Hampshire’s season-opener against Bryant, led the Wildcats with a game-high 20 points, on 7-for-14 shooting from the floor in her collegiate debut.




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    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team held the lead for the majority of the game, but Bryant University pulled ahead with 42 seconds remaining to steal a victory from the Wildcats, 69-66, in the season-opener on Friday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats, who have dropped just their second season-opener game in nine years, are now 0-1 on the season. The Bulldogs improve to 1-0.
    Freshman Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) delivered a game-high 20 points, while junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) contributed with 14 to lead the Wildcats in scoring.




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    DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will host Bryant University on Friday evening to open-up the 2008-09 campaign.  This marks the first meeting between New Hampshire and Bryant. The Bulldogs are in the second year of a five-year transition process into the Division I level and this season marks the first season of Division I competition for Bryant University.  After completing the transition the university will join the Northeast Conference (NEC) in 2012. The Wildcats have won all but one season-opener, going 7-1, since the turn of the century (2000-01 season).




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DURHAM, N.H.
– Three players scored in double-figures but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team fell to Bentley University, 70-55, in exhibition action on Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. Junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) led all Wildcat scorers with 15 points, while guards Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) had 14 and 13, respectively.
    The Falcons were led in scoring by Kim Brennan with 21 points to go along with Kristy McLean’s double-double, 18 points and 14 rebounds. Also pulling down 14 boards was Bentley’s Lauren Massie.




DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated the official start of the 2008-09 seasons with a tip-off event at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    After performances by the UNH cheerleaders and the dance team, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd of fans and students. Men’s basketball head coach Bill Herrion then addressed the crowd about the upcoming seasons.




DURHAM, N.H. –  The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s basketball teams will kick off their 2008-09 seasons on Saturday, October 25 with the first annual “Tip-Off Celebration” event at Lundholm Gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public and will begin immediately following the UNH vs. Towson football game at approximately 3:30 p.m. 




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    DURHAM, N.H. –University of New Hampshire women’s basketball head coach Kristin Cole has released the schedule for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. The opponents include powerhouses from the Big East, Atlantic-10 and Ivy League.
    The Wildcats will open up the 2008-2009 season at home with a first-time meeting against Bryant University (Nov. 14). For the Bulldogs, the meeting will mark the team’s Division I debut as a member of the Northeast Conference, after posting a 20-12 record last season in Division II.




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team has announced that it will hold the UNH Women’s Basketball Annual Golf Outing at The Oaks Golf Links (Somersworth, N.H.) on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the tournament cost is $135.




DURHAM, N.H. – Kristin Cole, head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, has announced the hiring of Katie Nelson as assistant coach, effective immediately.
    “I am thrilled that Katie has joined our UNH family,”  Cole said. “Her knowledge and passion for the game, along with her playing experience will be a great benefit to our players and the program.”



DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire athletic department released the nine names of those being inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2008. The announcement was made today by UNH Director of Athletics Marty Scarano.
    The inductees will be honored on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at the Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Huddleston Hall. The event is set to begin at 6 p.m.
This year’s class includes;Ty Conklin ’01 (men’s ice hockey), Grover Daniels ’79 (men’s skiing), Stacy Fimple-Glidden ’96 (Field Hockey), David Gamble ’93 (football), Theresa Redmond-Stevens ’83 (women’s basketball), Mary Beth Sydlowski-Pichette ’92 (women’s soccer), Kate Scanlon-Gehn ’92 (women’s crew), Ian Smith ’99 (men’s swimming), and David O’Connor ’66 (football and hockey), who is the winner of the Leitzel Award.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR HALL OF FAME BANQUET


DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire announced today that Learfield Sports has selected WGIR-AM 610 to expand the coverage of Wildcat athletics in southern New Hampshire.  Beginning with the 2008-’09 athletic season, 610 AM will begin airing all regular-season and post-season men’s hockey and football broadcasts as well as a select number of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s hockey broadcasts.  Additionally, the Clear Channel Radio-owned station will air all football and men’s hockey coaches’ show broadcasts on Monday nights during the season and “Wildcat Sports Today”.


UNH HONOR ROLL

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 201 University of New Hampshire student-athletes were named to the 2008 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for recording a grade point average of 3.0 or above in that winter/spring semester, the league announced Thursday. Of the 201 honored, 113 of those were also named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for possessing a gpa of at least 3.5, the most of any of the other institution.
      In the nine-member America East conference, only Binghamton University (251 honorees) had a higher number of student-athletes recognized. The University at Albany (198), the University of Vermont (197) and Stony Brook University (188) rounded out the top five.




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