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DURHAM, H.H. -- The construction of the new bleacher system at the University of New Hampshire's Lundholm Gymnasium began on Wed., June 6.  The bleachers are the first step towards improving the atmosphere and fan experience in Lundholm Gym. The retractable bleachers will allow athletic teams to compete on the two auxiliary courts underneath, as was the case with the old system.

The original bleachers have been completely disassembled and removed and the equipment and materials for the new bleachers arrived on campus yesterday.


    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team will host the third annual “Volley for Holly” Tournament on Tuesday, May 8th at Lundholm Gymnasium on the UNH campus.

    The Wildcat volleyball team along with the Wildcat athletic department will once again host the event in honor of Holly Young, a member of the Wildcat volleyball team who has Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. The funds that are raised from the tournament will go towards assisting with medical and travel expenses during her treatment.

    Each team will have a maximum of 12 players per team with a $50 dollar entry fee. Registration deadline is Friday, May 4th. Spectators wishing to attend the event will be asked to donate $2 dollars. All checks should be payable to “Friends of UNH Volleyball”.



   DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team owned a 7-5 record in its final spring tournament, which they hosted on Saturday, April 21 at the Hamel Recreation Center on the UNH campus.

    The Wildcats went 2-0 against Harvard (30-17, 30-26) and the UNH alumni team (30-25, 30-27), while they went 1-1 against Connecticut (30-21, 25-30), Dartmouth (30-24, 26-30) and Maine (25-30, 30-20). In the first match of the day, the ‘Cats were defeated by Boston College 2-0 (27-30, 28-30).

    Junior middle blocker Jess Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) had an outstanding weekend posting 29 kills, a team-high .460 hitting percentage and 14 blocks, while junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) led record a team-high 30 kills and 24 digs in the tournament.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team was named the Most Valuable Player at the 2006 team awards banquet at Holloway Commons on the UNH campus on Saturday night.

    Junior middle blocker Jess Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) was the recipient of the Ed Jentes Coaches’ Award, while sophomore Lucia Bridova (Bratislava, Slovakia) earned the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award, given annually to the Wildcat with the highest GPA on the team.
   
    In addition to the awards, UNH introduced senior outside hitter Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.), Compton and freshmen setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) as its tri-captains for the 2007 season, which were already announced previously in February.



    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team will host its annual spring tournament on Saturday, April 21st on the top floor of the Hamel Recreation Center beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to UNH, the teams that will participate will be Boston College, University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Maine, as well as a UNH alumni team.

    UNH opens the day playing Boston College at 9:30 a.m. and they continue play at 10:15 vs. Connecticut, while the 'Cats play intrastate rival Dartmouth at 11 a.m. UNH faces Harvard at 1 p.m. and they continue the action in the afternoon with conference rival Maine at 1:45 and conclude the spring tournament playing the Wildcat alumni team at 2:30 p.m. on Court 2. Each match will be two games to 25 points using the rally scoring point system.



DURHAM, N.H. – Jill Hirschinger, head coach of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team, has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2007 season.

The Wildcats open their 2007 campaign on Friday, August 24th at the Colgate Tournament with the host Red Raiders at 7 p.m. and will square off with Rhode Island and Niagara in the final day of the Colgate Tournament.

UNH then heads south for the Boston College/Northeastern Tournament on Thursday, August 30th with a match-up vs. Sacred Heart. On Friday August 31st the team will play ACC foe Boston College. The Wildcats will also renew an old conference rival with Northeastern on Saturday, Sept. 1st in Boston.

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    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — The University of New Hampshire volleyball team won the Boston College Tournament, the team’s second tournament of the spring season on Saturday afternoon owning a 5-3 record defeating the host Eagles in the championship game, 2-1 at Power Gym. The game scores of the title game were 22-30, 30-25 and 15-8.
    The Wildcats took both games from Rhode Island (30-15, 30-25) and Harvard (30-21, 30-20), while they split with Northeastern (30-25, 22-30) and lost two to Boston College in the opening round of the tournament (24-30, 28-30).
    Junior outside hitters Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) and Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) each tallied 29 kills to pace the Wildcat offense. Barnas registered a .236 hitting percentage and 18 digs, while Blouin notched 29 digs and four service aces.



    DURHAM, N.H. — The Wildcat Athletics Council will host the 17th annual Bill Knight - Bo Dickson Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Windham Country Club in Windham, N.H. This golf tournament is a key fundraising event in support of scholarships for UNH student-athletes.
    The Wildcat Athletics Council invites you to become a tournament sponsor.  Our tournament provides a great opportunity for  you to reward your employees, entertain clients and network with other community/business leaders who are all joining our tournament in support of UNH Athletics. The Wildcat Athletics Council is also seeking items for our silent auction and we would gladly accept anything you would like to donate.  Please contact Brenda Holt-Mullaney or Garin Veris at 603-862-8641.
    The cost for golf is $175 per person, which includes includes continental breakfast, cart, greens fees, snacks and the cookout. The deadline to signup is Friday, May 11. Registration on June 11th begins at 6:30 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start (scramble format).

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    DURHAM, N.H. – Head Coach Jill Hirschinger of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team has announced the signing of Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.), Jayde Huxtable (St. Charles, Ill.) and Laura Yegge (Redlands, Calif.) Wednesday afternoon to complete the five-member incoming class for the fall of 2007 and go along with Kelly Boich (Mundelein, Ill.) and Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) who signed previously in November.



    Katie Steffens (Monroe, Conn.), formerly a middle blocker on the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team, recently finished her first professional season of volleyball in Klagenfurt, Austria with the Hypo Volleyball Klub.
    When Steffens ended her collegiate career at UNH, she continued her volleyball playing career overseas. Through the “Bring It Promotions” European Exposure Tour, Steffens was offered to play for the Hypo Volleyball Klub of Klagenfurt in the Women’s Second Bundesliga (League).



    STORRS, Conn. – Junior outside hitter Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) led the Wildcat volleyball team with 30 kills and a .307 hitting percentage on Saturday at the UConn Spring Tournament in Storrs, Conn.

    UNH played 10 games on the day and owned a 3-7 record, including a 2-0 record vs. the UConn alumni (25-23, 25-18), a 1-1 mark against Northeastern (24-26, 16-12) and a 0-2 record against host UConn (23-25, 23-25), Boston College (23-25, 18-25) and Fairfield (23-25, 18-25).

    Starting libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) and freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) paced the ‘Cats on the defensive side of the ball with 30 digs. Bates also ranked second on the team with 19 kills on the day and added seven blocks which also ranked second on UNH’s roster.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Head Coach Jill Hirschinger of the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team announced on Thursday that sophomore outside hitter Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.), junior middle blocker Jessica Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) and freshman setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) have been named tri-captains for the 2007 season.



DURHAM, N.H. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Alberta, Alberta) and senior co-captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) were named to the America East All-Conference First-Team on Friday night at the conference awards banquet held on the University at Albany campus.

For the first time in the history of the America East conference, one team placed four student-athletes on the All-Rookie Team. Outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta), middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.), libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) and setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) represented the Wildcats with two-thirds of the 2006 All-Rookie Team. Uitti was also named to the America East All-Conference Second-Team for an outstanding freshman campaign quarterbacking the Wildcats’ offense.




DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore outside hitter Angela Anderson recorded 13 kills as the University of Maryland-Baltimore County defeated the University of New Hampshire, 3-0, during America East volleyball action Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.  The game scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 30-13. 
    The win advances the Retrievers to the America East Tournament while the Wildcats end their season with the loss.  UMBC improves to 15-14 overall and 7-5 in the conference while New Hampshire finishes the year 11-16 overall and 6-6 in the conference.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Head Coach Jill Hirschinger became the 15th active NCAA head coach to record 600 career wins as she guided the University of New Hampshire volleyball team to a 3-2 victory against Binghamton on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. The game scores were 30-27, 18-30, 31-33, 30-25 and 15-11.
    The Wildcats improve to 11-15 overall and 6-5 in the America East standings, while Binghamton drops to 8-3 in conference and 14-16 overall. The Wildcats are now tied for third place in the conference standings with Maryland-Baltimore County. A Wildcat win against UMBC tomorrow would clinch them a spot in America East playoffs for the first time in three years.



   DURHAM, N.H. – Head Coach Jill Hirschinger has announced the signing of Kelly Boich (Mundelein, Ill.) and Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) to national letters of intent to play for the Wildcats beginning in the fall of 2007.
    Boich, a 6-1 middle blocker, currently attends Mudelein High School. She also plays club volleyball for Sky High. Boich was named team MVP in 05-06 and Most Improved in 04-05 playing for Mundelein High School.
    Heldman is a 5-9 setter who plays for Center Grove High School under coach Deb McClurg. She has posted 1073 assists and 226 digs in her career with the Trojans in 108 games. Heldman was an All-County honoree in 2005, a All-Indy South team and a All-MIC Conference player in 2006. She also played club volleyball for Team Indiana and Circle City. Boich and Heldman are both playing for club teams that were ranked in the Top 10 nationally last year.



    BOSTON – Freshman setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team was named Rookie of the Week by the America East conference which was announced on Monday afternoon.
    Uitti, who won the award for the first time in her Wildcat career, helped guide the Wildcats to a 2-0 record on the week with wins over Hartford on Friday night and a 3-2 victory against Maine on Sunday at Lundholm Gym.
    She totaled 113 assists on the week, averaging 11.30 assists per game. Uitti finished the match on Friday with 52 assists and 11 digs, then she set a career-high with 61 assists and 17 digs against the Black Bears on Sunday.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Senior co-captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) and junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) once again led the Wildcat volleyball team with 31 and 29 kills respectively in the 3-2 win against the University of Maine in America East action at Lundholm Gym on Sunday afternoon.
    With the win, the Wildcats even their conference record at 5-5 for the season and own a 10-15 record overall. Maine fell to 6-18 and 4-6 in America East play. UNH now occupies fourth place in the America East standings along with Maryland-Balitmore County and Stony Brook.



    WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team registered 23 kills on Friday night in the 3-2 win over Hartford at the Sports Center. The game scores were 28-30, 30-15, 24-30, 30-28 and 15-11.
    The Wildcats improve to 9-15 overall and 4-5 in America East action, while Hartford drops to 8-18 and 0-10 in league play.
    Senior co-captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) totaled 16 kills and a team-high 18 digs in a solid all-around effort, while freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) totaled 13 kills and 12 digs in the victory for the Wildcats. Junior middle blocker Jess Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) and Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) each posted six kills and they recorded five and four blocks on the defensive side. Fogarty also hit at a team-high .385 clip.



DURHAM, N.H. – Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) and junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) each posted 16 kills apiece in the 3-2 loss to University at Albany, 3-2 on Saturday night at University Gym. The game scores were 24-30, 24-30, 30-25, 30-25 and 13-15.
Rehn also notched 14 digs, while Blouin totaled seven digs in the loss to the Great Danes. The Wildcats drop to 8-15 on the season and 3-5 in America East play, while Albany ups its record to 13-9 and 6-2 in America East action.



DURHAM, N.H.Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) led three Wildcats who recorded double digits in kills with 13, but the University of New Hampshire volleyball team lost a hard-fought America East match to Stony Brook, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gym. The game scores were 30-28, 19-30, 30-24 and 30-24.
    UNH, which entered the match with three consecutive victories and five straight wins at home, is now 8-14 overall and 3-4 in America East. Stony Brook is now 12-12, 5-2.
    In addition to Blouin, who also had six digs and two blocks, both Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) and Jessica Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) finished in double digits in kills with 11 apiece. Rehn also had 12 digs and one block, and Compton added three blocks. Kate Uitti (Pickney, Mich.) quarterbacked the attack with 42 assists and also finished with a team-high 13 digs.



     DURHAM, N.H. – Senior outside hitter Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) tallied 10 kills along with 10 digs to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over the University of Hartford on Friday night in America East play. The game scores were 30-13, 30-14 and 30-25.
     The Wildcats (8-13, 3-3 AE) have won three straight matches, while the Hawks (7-13, 0-6 AE) remain winless in conference play.
      UNH freshman outside hitter Kristin Bates (Calgary, Alberta) notched a team-high10 kills with eight digs. Bates has compiled 57 kills in the last four matches for the ‘Cats. Classmate Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) delivered another spectacular effort in the victory as she posted 29 assists to go along with 13 digs. Junior middle blocker Jessica Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) posted nine kills, while junior Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) made seven.


    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) and freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) were named Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week by the America East conference on Monday afternoon.
   Both players had outstanding performances over the weekend as the Wildcats went 2-0 on the week. UNH posted victories over  Maryland-Balitmore County, 3-1 on Friday night and a 3-2 win against 2005 conference regular-season champion Albany on Sunday at Lundholm Gym.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) totaled a career-high 27 kills with 13 digs and a .404 hitting percentage to lead the University of New Hampshire volleyball team to a 3-2 win over University at Albany on Sunday afternoon. The game scores were 30-26, 25-30, 30-26, 30-28 and 15-13.
    Freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) had another impressive showing at her new position with 16 kills, a .333 hitting percentage to go along with nine digs. Bates has now recorded 47 kills in her last three matches for the ‘Cats, while Blouin has posted 57 kills during that time. Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) also registered 15 kills and a match-high 24 digs in the victory over the Great Danes.
    Freshman setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) amassed a career-best 56 assists running UNH’s offense. Uitti scored the 14th point of Game 5 to break the 13-13 tie on a nice backhanded tip off a dig by Bates.



    BALTIMORE, Md. – Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) amassed a match-high 20 kills and 23 digs as the University of New Hampshire volleyball team defeated Maryland-Baltimore County, 3-1 for its first America East victory on Friday afternoon at RAC Arena. The game scores were 21-30, 30-24, 30-24 and 31-29.
    Freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) continued her strong play for the Wildcats with a career-high 17 kills and a .234 hitting percentage. Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) ranked third on UNH’s roster with 16 kills to go along with a .262 hitting percentage and 13 digs. Junior Jessica Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) notched eight total blocks in the win over the Retrievers.



    BOSTON – Freshman setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team was named Setter of the Week for the first time in her Wildcat career by America East conference which was announced on Monday afternoon.
    Uitti registered 92 assists and 16 digs on the week, averaging 13.14 assists per game in two matches last week. She notched a career-high 53 assists and added seven digs in the 3-1 loss to Binghamton on Sunday. UNH’s starting setter also totaled 39 assists and nine digs in the 3-0 win against Central Connecticut on Friday night.



    VESTAL, N.Y. – Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) recorded a team-high 22 kills in the University of New Hampshire volleyball team’s 3-1 loss to Binghamton University on Sunday afternoon at West Gym. The game scores were 30-24, 25-30, 28-30 and 22-30.
    Rehn had an impressive all-around game for the Wildcats with a .308 hitting percentage, four aces and 14 digs. Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) and freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) totaled 14 kills apiece in the loss. Blouin also amassed eights digs, a .200 hitting percentage, while Bates also chipped in with seven digs and a .216 hitting percentage.
    Freshman middle blocker Linsday Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) added four blocks in the loss to the Bearcats. She is currently the America East leader with 1.27 blocks per game.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) registered a match-high 16 kills as she paced the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 win against Central Connecticut State, 3-0 on Friday night at Lundholm Gym. The game scores were 30-17, 30-18 and 30-19.
    Blouin’s .364 hitting percentage ranked third on UNH’s roster and also added 13 digs. Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) and freshman outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) each notched 11 kills apiece. Bates’ kill total marked a career-high and she hit at a .500 clip.



STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team to was defeated by Stony Brook, 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in America East action at the SBU Sports Complex.  The game scores were 29-31, 16-30, 30-21 and 25-30.
Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) and junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) each notched 16 kills apiece to lead the Wildcats offense. Blouin totaled a .268 hitting percentage, while Rehn chipped in with nine digs in the losing cause.  Junior middle blocker Jessica Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) also turned in a solid performance with 15 kills against the Seawolves.



    ORONO, Maine –The University of New Hampshire volleyball team was defeated by the University of Maine, 3-0, in the America East opener on Friday night at Memorial Gym. The game scores were 30-28, 31-29 and 30-25.
Senior outside hitter Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) once again led the ‘Cats with a team-high 13 kills, to go along with a team-high 11 digs and five service aces on the night.
    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) ranked second on UNH’s roster with 10 kills, while sophomore setter Lucia Bridova (Bratislava, Slovakia) tallied notched 19 assists quarterbacking the Wildcat offensive attack. Starting libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) totaled 10 digs in the losing cause against the Black Bears.



    HANOVER, N.H. – Senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) posted a match-high 19 kills leading the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team to a 3-0 win against Dartmouth College on Tuesday night at Leede Arena. The game scores were 30-23, 30-27 and 31-29.
    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) also had a solid match with 16 kills, 16 digs and a .282 hittting percentage. Rehn also managed a match-high .455 hitting percentage to go along with eight digs in the win against the Big Green. Sophomore setter Lucia Bridova (Bratislava, Slovakia) tallied 38 assists running the Wildcat attack, while starting libero Alyse Lahti (Pepper Pike, Ohio) totaled 10 digs.
    Freshman outside hitter Lindsey Loescher (Crystal Lake, Ill.) posted two kills in her first collegiate match as a Wildcat and freshman middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) recorded a career-high and match-high seven blocks.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) tied a career-high with 25 kills, including six in the decisive fifth game, to propel the University of New Hampshire to Tuesday night’s 3-2 non-conference victory against Harvard University at Lundholm Gymnasium. The game scores were 30-24, 25-30, 30-26, 19-30 and 15-12.
    Senior co-captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) also had a outstanding night on offense with a career-high 24 kills, a .298 hitting percentage to go along with 14 digs in the victory.


    ANN ARBOR, Mich. –The University of New Hampshire volleyball team lost to Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, 3-1 in its final match of the Michigan/Nike Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena. The game scores were 30-25, 19-30, 29-31 and 24-30.
    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) capped off a solid tournament with 18 kills, 15 digs and a .203 hitting percentage in the nightcap. Blouin was named to the Michigan/Nike Challenge All-Tournament Team for her efforts over the weekend in three matches posting a team-high 40 kills.



    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) and senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) led the University of New Hampshire volleyball team to an impressive 3-0 victory over Rice University on Friday, Sept. 15 in the opening match of the Michigan/Nike Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena. The game scores were 30-25, 30-22 and 30-25.
    Blouin posted a match-high 13 kills, a .275 hitting percentage, seven digs and five blocks, while Rehn registered 12 kills, hit at a .240 clip and chipped in with 11 digs leading the Wildcat offense in the victory.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore outside hitter Holly Young (Dennisport, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire volleyball team recently won her battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of children’s bone cancer, after a lung scan she was deemed “cancer free” on August 21, 2006.
    Young was diagnosed on December 13, 2004 at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston during her freshman season in Durham. She started to feel pain in her leg during her senior year in high school early in 2004.



    DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team was defeated by Texas-San Antonio, 3-2 on the seventh annual “Pack the Arena” Night on Saturday night at Lundholm Gymnasium in front of 628 fans. The game scores were 28-30, 16-30, 30-20, 30-21 and 17-19.
    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) capped off a great tournament with 23 kills, a .288 hitting percentage and seven digs in the loss to the Roadrunners. Blouin was the lone Wildcat named to UNH’s All-Tournament Team and finished the tournament with 55 kills and 20 digs in three matches over the weekend.



   DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire volleyball team lost in its opening match of the UNH Tournament to Brown University, 3-2 on Friday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) once again led the Wildcats in kills with 20 and posted 10 digs and six total blocks. Senior outside hitter Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) and sophomore captain Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) also has strong matches with 13 and 15 kills respectively. Rehn also chipped in with 18 digs, while Barnas also notched 10 digs in a strong defensive outing.


    DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Athletic Media Relations department will offer live stats for all volleyball home matches via the internet throughout the 2006 season, beginnning this weekend with the UNH Tournament on Sept. 8 and 9. All six matches of the tournament this weekend will have live stats, beginning with the 4:30 match on Friday (San Jose State vs. Texas-San Antonio).
    In order to view the live stats for each match in their entirety visit UNH athletics official website at http://www.unhwildcats.com and click on the left navigation bar or go to the women's volleyball page and find the link from the schedule page.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Junior middle blocker Jessica Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) led the Wildcats to a 3-0 sweep with 13 kills and a .706 hitting percentage on Tuesday night in exhibition play against UMass-Lowell at Lundholm Gym. The game scores were 30-13, 30-19 and 30-13.
    Sophomore outside hitter Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.) posted nine kills which ranked second on the ‘Cats roster, while senior captain Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) amassed five kills and a team-high eight digs.



SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team lost to host Syracuse University, 3-1 in the final match of the tournament on Saturday night at Manley Field House. The game scores were 19-30, 30-26, 21-30 and 28-30.




   SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team lost to San Diego State University, 3-0 in its fourth match of the season on Friday night at Manley Field House in the opening match of the Syracuse Tournament. The game scores were 29-31, 18-30, 22-30.
    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) paced the Wildcat offense notching a match-high 13 kills and adding 11 digs in the losing effort.
Senior outside hitter Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) registered 12 kills, which ranked second on the ‘Cats’ roster. Rehn also added 10 digs on the defensive side of the ball.



    FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team defeated Bucknell University, 3-1 in its final match of the Fairfield Tournament on Saturday night at Alumni Hall. The game scores were 30-12, 27-30, 30-16 and 30-20.
    Junior outside hitter Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta) notched a team-high and career-high 25 kills on 47 attempts to go along with a .426 hitting percentage and four service aces. Blouin's previous career-high for kills was 19, which was set on Sept. 2, 2005 vs. IUPUI.


Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.) led the University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team with nine kills in a 3-0 loss in the 2006 season opener to St. John’s University on Friday night at Alumni Hall in the opening day of the Fairfield Tournament. The game scores were 30-28, 30-19, 30-13.


BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire women’s volleyball team was picked tied for fourth in the 2006 America East preseason women’s volleyball coaches poll on Monday afternoon.

The Wildcats garnered 18 total points, along with Maryland-Baltimore County. For the second straight season, University at Albany was picked to win the league with 35 points and five first place votes, while defending champion Binghamton was chosen second with 32 points (2 first-place votes). The top four teams in the league standings advance to the America East Championship with the winner of the tournament receiving the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


The University of New Hampshire ticket office announced today that individual game tickets for the sports of football and women’s volleyball will go on sale on Tue., Aug. 1, 2006.


DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's volleyball team will host its annual team camp from August 4-6 on the UNH campus. There are three team spots remaining for the camp.




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