April 26, 2010

Amber Casiano, women's lacrosse- Rookie of the Week (America East)

Tuesday, April 20
Men's track & field- 1st place (five teams) at Holy Cross
Saturday, April 24
Women's lacrosse- Albany 13, at UNH 12 (Senior Day)
Men's track & field- Wildcat Invitational III (non-scoring meet)
     at Penn Relays
Women's track & field- Wildcat Invitational III (non-scoring meet)
     at Penn Relays

Wednesday, April 28
Women's lacrosse at Boston College, 4 pm
Saturday, May 1
Men's track & field, America East Championships at UNH, 9 am
Women's track & field, America East Championships at UNH, 9 am
Women's lacrosse at Vermont, 1 pm

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (9-5, 3-2 America East)
    •    UNH jumped out to a 5-0 and led 7-5 at halftime of its Senior Day game vs. Albany on April 24, but the visitors rallied to record a 13-12 victory at Memorial Field.
    •    Freshman midfielder Amber Casiano (South Windsor, Conn.) was honored as the America East Rookie of the Week for the third straight week. It marked the fifth consecutive week and sixth time overall this season a UNH player received the honor.
    •    Casiano recorded career highs in both goals (three) and points (four) vs. Albany to be named UNH's America East Player of the Game, and subsequently the league's Rookie of the Week.
    •    UNH honored Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) and Kellen Millard (Reading, Mass.) – the two seniors – prior to the April 24 game. It was the last home game for the Wildcat duo, who have led the Wildcats to the America East Championship tournament all four years as well as one NCAA tourney appearance.

    •    UNH competed at three meets last week. The Wildcats won a five-team meet last Tuesday (April 20) at Holy Cross with a score of 221.5 points to finish ahead of Rhode Island, Central Connecticut State, Holy Cross and Worcester State. New Hampshire then competed at home for the third time this season in a non-scoring invitational against Maine, Vermont and UMass. Other Wildcats participated at the Penn Relays.
    •    UNH recorded a total of nine first-place finishes at Holy Cross. Frank Radlof (Milford, N.H.) took top honors in both the long jump (6.99 meters) and triple jump (13.52m). Seven other 'Cats recorded one first-place finish.
    •    Four Wildcats had notable efforts at the 115th Penn Relays. Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) finished fifth in the hammer throw (56.77m) and Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) matched that placing in the championship section hammer throw (61.86). Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) was sixth in the shot put (17.51m) and Matt O'Connor (Rhineback, N.Y.) was the 10th runner across the finish line in the 3,000m steeplechase with a teim of 9 minutes, 20.20 seconds.
    •    At the Wildcat Invitational III, Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) submitted a pair of top-two finishes by winning the triple jump (13.99m) and placing second in the 110m hurdles (15.20 seconds).
    •    UNH recorded five other victories at its invitational, and that included 1-2 finishes in the javelin, hammer and 100m; the 'Cats also took the top two spots in the triple jump.
    •    UNH had a few representatives at the Penn Relays and also competed at the Wildcat Invitational III – against Maine, Vermont and UMass – last weekend (April 22-24).
    •    At the 115th Penn Relays, Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) placed second in the hammer throw with a mark of 53.57 meters. Also of note, Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) placed 10th in the championship pole vault at 3.70m. Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) ran to 13th place in the championship 10,000m with a time of 36 minutes, 4.42 seconds.
    •    Back in Durham at the Wildcat Invitational III, Megan Dohohue (Stratham, N.H.) was victorious in both the 400m hurdles (1:02.97) and long jump (5.59m). UNH took the top seven spots in the long jump and also finished 1-5, led by Jasmin Washington (Waltham, Mass.), in the triple jump.
    •    UNH won seven other events, including the 4x100m and 4x400m relays; in addition to the long jump and triple jump, the 'Cats took the top two spots in the 400m and 3,000m steeplechase.
    •    Ciambra returned from the Penn Relays to finish second in the pole vault with a mark of 3.42m.

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