October 12, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. Meg Shea of the field hockey team and Chris Banks of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more is in this week's Wildcat Roundup.





Meg Shea, field hockey

     Meg, a senior forward, recorded five goals – including two game-winning tallies – and one assist for a total of 11 points to lead UNH to victories against Dartmouth College (4-0), University of Vermont (3-1) and University of Michigan (3-2, double overtime) last week.

     She capped the week with the game-winning goal against Michigan on Oct. 11, and that tally extended her point-scoring streak to 13 games; it also marked her fifth consecutive game with a goal.

     One day earlier, Meg recorded a goal and assist in the second half to spark UNH to a 3-1 road win vs. UVM; her assist set up the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute and her goal extended the lead to 3-1 in the 54th minute.

     Meg opened the week by matching her personal bests in both goals (three) and points (six) in a 4-0 win at Dartmouth on Oct. 7. In that game, she opened the scoring with goals in the 11th and 12 minutes to quickly give UNH a 2-0 lead and then closed the scoring in the 48th minute.


Chris Banks, men’s soccer

     Chris, a senior forward, punched in his third game-winning goal of the season off a pass from Sean Coleman in the 73rd minute of play to propel the men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory against 15th-ranked Boston University to open up conference play last Wednesday night at Nickerson Field.

     Later in the week, Chris was at it again as he netted the first of a pair of late goals that led the team to its fourth victory in the last five games, defeating the No. 25 ranked UMBC Retrievers, 2-0, last Saturday afternoon at UMBC Soccer Stadium.

     Chris, who compiled a team best three shots in the game, has led the Wildcats in shots every game this season and remains the team's leading goal scorer with four.



Field hockey: Meg Shea, America East Player of the Week

Football: Terrence Klein, CAA Defensive Player of the Week

Football: Tom Manning, CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

Men’s soccer: Chris Banks, America East Player of the Week



Wednesday, Oct. 7

Field hockey: UNH 4, at Dartmouth 0

Men’s soccer: UNH 2, at #17 Boston U. 1

Thursday, Oct. 8

Women’s soccer:  Albany 1, at UNH 0


Women’s ice hockey: at #3 UNH 4, Colgate 0

Volleyball: at UMBC 3, UNH 2

Saturday, Oct. 10--  HOMECOMING WEEKEND

Men’s cross country: 4th place at New England Championships (Boston)

Women’s cross country: 5th place at New England Championships (Boston)

Football: at #5 UNH 28,  #2 Villanova 24

Field hockey: UNH 3,  at Vermont 1

Men’s soccer: UNH 2, at #25 UMBC 0

Women’s ice hockey: #3 UNH 2, Syracuse 1

Men’s ice hockey: at Rensselaer 3, UNH 1

Sunday, Oct. 11

Field hockey: UNH 3, Michigan 2 (2 ot; at Harvard)

Volleyball: at Stony Brook 3, UNH 2

Women’s soccer: at Dartmouth 2, UNH 1




Wednesday, Oct. 14

Men’s soccer vs. Hartford, 3 pm

Thursday, Oct. 15

Women’s soccer at Vermont, 3 pm

Friday, Oct. 16

Men’s hockey vs. Miami, 7 pm

Saturday, Oct. 17

Womens’ swim & dive at Siena, 11 am

Field hockey at Boston U., 1 pm

Men’s soccer vs. Vermont, 2 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Niagara, 2 pm

Football at UMass, 3:30 pm (Comcast SportsNet New England)

Volleyball vs. Hartford, 4 pm

Men’s hockey vs. Miami, 7 pm

Sunday, Oct. 18

Women’s swim & dive at Wagner, 11 am

Women’s ice hockey vs. Niagara, 2 pm

Women’s soccer vs. Maine, 2 pm

Field hockey vs. Boston College, 3 pm




  • The men’s cross country team placed fourth (47 teams competed) at the New England Championship that was held at Boston’s Franklin Park.
  • Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) was the top ‘Cat in 11th place overall and Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) also placed in the top 20 (18th).
  • The team returns to action Oct. 31 at the America East Championships (at UVM).



  • The women’s cross country team placed fifth (49 teams competed) at the New England Championship that was held at Boston’s Franklin Park.
  • Elizabeth Campbell (Colonia, N.J.), Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and Courney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) finished within a six-second span and placed 24th, 28th and 34th, respectively.
  • The team returns to action Oct. 31 at the America East Championships (at UVM).


FIELD HOCKEY (8-5, 1-1 America East)

  • UNH won all three games away from home last week with road wins against Dartmouth and Vermont as well as a neutral-site win vs. Michigan.
  • Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) extended her point-scoring streak with a point in all three games last week. She matched her career highs in both goals (three) and points (six) at Dartmouth, tallied a goal and an assist at UVM and scored the game-winning goal in overtime vs. Michigan.
  • Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) stopped 15 of 18 shots in 232:55 of action last week for a 0.90 goals-against-average and .833 save percentage.


FOOTBALL (5-0, 2-0 CAA)

  • Fifth-ranked UNH defeated second-ranked Villanova, 28-24, in front of a crowd of 14,811 on Homecoming Weekend. UNH scored on all five trips to the Red Zone.
  • UNH’s 5-0 start is its best since the 2005 season.
  • Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) make five tackles, including a sack, and also recorded a fourth-quarter interception that led to a UNH field goal (28-24 lead).
  • Tom Manning (Rome, N.Y.) made 3 of 3 field goal attempts, including kicks of 35 and 22 yards in the fourth quarter that transformed a 24-22 deficit into a 28-24 lead.
  • Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) entered UNH’s top-10 list of career rushers following his 67-yard effort vs. Villanova. He now has 1,810 yards.
  • Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.) led UNH in all-purpose yardage with 134 receiving yards.


MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (0-1-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH dropped its season opener at Rensselaer, 3-1.
  • Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) scored the team’s first goal of the 2010 season; he also scored the team’s last goal of the 2009 season.
  • UNH has won back-to-back home openers with wins against Wisconsin last year and Colorado College in the previous year.


WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (4-0-0, 1-0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • Third-ranked UNH continued its homestand with wins against Colgate (4-0) and Syracuse (2-1).
  • UNH shut out the opposition in the second and third games of the season; the Wildcats did not record back-to-back shutouts last year. UNH’s shutout streak ended at 183:30 when Syracuse scored its second-period goal.
  • Ten Wildcats recorded a point vs. Colgate, and Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.; two assists) was the only multiple-point scorer.
  • The ‘Cats are unbeaten in their last 29 regular season home games (25-0-4), and that includes 11-0-1 vs. non-league teams.
  • UNH has won 17 consecutive regular-season games


MEN’S SOCCER (5-5-1, 0-0-0 America East)

  • UNH recorded road victories against 17th-ranked Boston University (2-10 and 25th-ranked UMBC (2-0) last week. It marked UMBC’s first home loss of the season as well as the first time the Retrievers were shut out.
  • Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal in both games, as he scored in the 73rd minute at BU to break a 1-1 tie and netted the first goal vs. UMBC.
  • UNH has won four of its last five games.
  • Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) has a 0.82 GAA with three shutouts.


WOMEN’S SOCCER (2-11-1, 1-3-0 America East)

  • UNH lost a pair of one-goal games last week – 1-0 to Albany and 2-1 at Dartmouth. The Wildcats have eight one-goal losses this season.
  • Sophomore Brooke Duchaney (Hampton Falls, N.H.) scored her first goal as a UNH Wildcat in the 82nd minute vs. Dartmouth.


VOLLEYBALL (8-13, 0-4 America East)

  • UNH dropped a pair of five-set road matches last week against league foes UMBC and Stony Brook.
  • Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) had a team-high 18 kills vs. UMBC and also led the team in kills against Stony Brook with 20.
  • Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) recorded 28 kills last weekend to increase her career total to 961.
  • Taylor Dressing (Gillette, N.J.) recorded 14 kills with a .389 hitting percentage – and also tallied four blocks – against Stony Brook.
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