April 9, 2012

Cohen, Dupuis: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP 

April 9, 2012

 

DURHAM, N.H.Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) of the men’s outdoor track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Ilana Cohen, women’s lacrosse

     Ilana, a senior midfielder and captain from Andover, Massachusetts, recorded her 100th career point with the second of her three points in UNH’s 13-8 loss at Boston University on April 4. She entered the game with 98 points, inched closer to the milestone with a goal and then recorded point No. 100 with a second-half assist. Ilana tallied a team-high four points (1g, 3a) at Lehigh University to increase her career totals to 58 goals and 47 assists for 105 points.

     In 11 games – all starts – this season, Ilana has 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points. The 15 assists leads the Wildcats and ties her single-season high previously set in 2010, and the 26 points is tied atop the team leaderboard. Ilana is also second in both ground balls and caused turnovers as well as third in shots. She has recorded a point in nine of 11 games with nine multiple-point efforts; she has 16 points (7g, 9a) during a current five-game point-scoring streak.

     Ilana’s season highlights include a four-assist effort vs. 12th-ranked Vanderbilt that matched her personal best and led UNH to a 12-11 victory; she also finished with a season-high three draw controls in that game. She scored her 50th career goal with the first of her two goals March 14 at Fresno State University. In her four-year career, Ilana has scored a personal-best three goals five times and tallied five points three times.

     Ilana was an America East All-Conference First Team selection in 2011, when she tied for second on the team in assists (13) and ranked third in both goals (24) and points (37). She was an All-Conference Second Team honoree as a sophomore in 2010 and was named to the 2009 All-Rookie Team. Ilana has been named to the America East Academic Honor Roll all three years.

 

Chris Dupuis, men’s outdoor track & field

     Chris, a junior from Plaistow, New Hampshire, recorded a first-place finish and a pair of fourth-place efforts in a dual meet against the University of Maine and College of the Holy Cross at UNH’s Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility on April 7. Chris claimed the hammer throw with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 178 feet, 2 inches. He placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 47-11 and was fourth in the field of 13 throwers in the discus with a throw of 131-6.

     In the 2012 outdoor opener March 31 at Maine, Chris placed sixth in the shot put at a distance of 46-6.25. He was also sixth in the discus at 129-2 and took fourth place in the hammer with an effort of 157-8.

     Chris is coming off a 2012 indoor season in which he placed sixth in the shot put at the America East Championship with a mark of 47-0.75.

     Last year as a sophomore, Chris placed fourth in the hammer throw at the America East Championships (55.14 meters) and fifth in the shot put (14.82m) at that event. His other highlights included second in the hammer throw at Wildcat Invitational III, fourth in the hammer at Wildcat Invitational II and fifth in the hammer at Wildcat Invitational I.

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Wednesday, April 4

Women’s lacrosse: at Boston U. 13, UNH 8

Saturday, April 7

Gymnastics at NCAA Regional: 6th place at Lafayette Region (U. of Arkansas)

Women’s lacrosse: at Lehigh 11, UNH 8

Men’s track & field: non-scoring meet vs. Holy Cross and Maine

Women’s track & field: non-scoring meet vs. Holy Cross and Maine

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 14

Men’s track & field’s Wildcat Invitational I, 11 am

Women’s track & field’s Wildcat Invitational I, 11 am

Women’s lacrosse vs. Albany, 1 pm

Wednesday, April 18

Men’s track & field at Holy Cross Decathlon, 10 am

Women’s track & field at Holy Cross Decathlon, 10 am

Women’s lacrosse at Columbia, 6 pm

Thursday, April 19

Men’s track & field at Holy Cross Decathlon, 10 am

Women’s track & field at Holy Cross Decathlon, 10 am

 

GYMNASTICS (14-15 overall, 4-1 EAGL)

  • The UNH gymnastics team recorded a team score of 193.9 points to place sixth at the 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Fayetteville Regional, hosted by the University of Arkansas, on April 7.
  • This marked the 30th NCAA Regional appearance for the Wildcats in 31 years and the 32nd postseason appearance in head coach Gail Goodspeed's 33 years at the University.
  • In her final collegiate meet, senior co-captain Ali Carr (Chelmlsford, Mass.) recorded a team-high 9.825 on the balance beam. She also tied with junior co-captain Courtney Connors (Buffalo, N.Y.) for UNH’s highest score of 9.800 on vault.
  • Junior Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) and sophomore Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) led the way on floor exercise with matching scores of 9.800.
  • Junior Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) and Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.), another senior competing for the last time as a collegian, were the top ‘Cats on the uneven bars at 9.750.
  • New Hampshire scored a 195.225 to finish sixth at the EAGL Championship on March 24. The Wildcats' Regional Qualifying Score is 195.120, they averaged a 194.358 and their season-high total was a 195.800 at the UNH Invitational quad-meet March 3.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (3-8 overall, 1-2 America East)

  • The UNH women’s lacrosse team went 0-2 last week with road losses to Boston University (13-8) and Lehigh University (11-8).
  • Senior midfielder and captain Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) recorded her 100th career point with the second of three points – an assist at 14:55 of the second half – at BU on April 4. She enters this week’s action with 58 goals and 47 assists for 105 points.
  • Cohen has 16 points (7g, 9a) during her five-game point-scoring streak. She has 15 assists this season, which already surpasses her 2011 total (13) and matches her single-season high established in ’10.
  • Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) has 19 points (15g, 4a) during her five-game goal-scoring streak. The rookie has a team-high 21 goals and is tied for the lead in points (26).
  • Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) has an active 14-game goal-scoring streak and a point in 16 consecutive games.
 

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team won five events in a non-scoring meet against the College of the Holy Cross and University of Maine at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility on April 7.
  • Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.), the reigning America East Field Performer of the Week, won the shot put with an IC4A-qualifying toss of 56 feet, 7.50 inches. Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) finished third in that event at 49-7.25.
  • Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) took top honors in the hammer throw with an IC4A-qualifying mark of 178-2. George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) was runner-up and qualified for the IC4As at 176-2; he also placed third in the discus with a throw of 137-11.
  • Jesse Swink (Groton, Conn.) captured the javelin for the second time in as many weeks with an effort of 185-3.
  • The Guarente brothers continued their dominance of the high jump. Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) won with a cleared height of 6-4 and was followed by Jason at 6-2.
  • Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) led UNH’s 1-2-3 sweep in the 1,500 meters with a winning time of 3 minutes, 58.55 seconds. He was followed across the finish line by Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) and John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) at 3:59.56 and 4:00.45, respectively.
  • New Hampshire returns to action April 14 (11 a.m.) when the Wildcats are hosts of the Wildcat Invitational I.
 

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team captured first place in nine events at a non-scoring meet against College of the Holy Cross and University of Maine on April 7 at Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility.
  • Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) was victorious in two sprints. She was the fastest runner in both the 100 meters (12.23 seconds) and 200m (25.53).
  • Laura Stern (Shirley, Mass.) topped the field in the javelin for the third consecutive week with an ECAC-qualifying throw of 139 feet.
  • Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.), the reigning America East Field Performer of the Week, won the hammer throw with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 171-4.
  • Caroline Bonsaint (Hampton, N.H.) led UNH’s 1-2-3 sweep of the long jump with a winning leap of 17-10.75. Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) was the runner-up at 17-10.25 and was followed by Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.) at 17-3.25. Goodheart won the triple jump at 37-2.25.
  • The Wildcats also swept the top three spots in the high jump. Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) cleared a height of 5-3.75 to edge out teammates Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.; 5-3.75) and Emily Hutchinson (Newton, Mass.; 5-1.75).
  • Abigail Huntress (Saco, Maine) won the shot put with a toss of 39-5.
  • The quartet of Bonsaint, Frazier, Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine) and Brehm captured first place in the 4x100m relay.
  • The Wildcats returns to action April 14 (11 a.m.) when the Wildcats are hosts of the Wildcat Invitational I.
 

2011-12 COMPLETED SEASONS

MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-16 overall, 7-9 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team exited the America East Championship with a 63-45 loss to the University at Albany on March 3 at Chase Family Arena (University of Hartford).
  • A trio of Wildcats received America East awards at the annual league banquet. Senior guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) was named to the All-Conference Second Team, senior center Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) was tabbed to the America East All-Academic Team for the third consecutive year and Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) was selected to the All-Defensive Team for the second time in as many years.
  • Abreu ranks first on UNH’s career leaderboard for games played (118) and minutes played (3,879) as well as third in scoring (1,583), fourth in both 3-pointers made (216) and field goals made (535), fifth in free throws made (197) and 10th in steals (115).
  • Benson finishes second in program history in blocks (79) and eighth in rebounds (642).
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (16-14 overall, 9-7 America East)

  • UNH was defeated 63-59 by Holy Cross in the opening round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational on Thursday, March 15. UNH erased a 13-point first-half deficit to take a 39-38 lead and then trailed by no more than six points until the final minute of play (seven point deficit).
  • Senior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) matched her season high of 24 points – and also recorded eight rebounds and five steals – against Holy Cross. Sophomore guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) contributed 16 points, six rebounds and three assists.
  • UNH finished with its first winning season since 2006 and its most wins since 2002.
  • Beliveau was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team, All-Defensive Team and All-Academic Team.
  • Junior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) was an America East All-Conference Second Team selection.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country team concluded the 2011 season Nov. 12 at the NCAA Northeast Regional (at the University of Buffalo) and raced to 21st place in the 33-team field. UNH finished with 559 points and was the third-best America East conference team at the meet.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH women’s cross country team finished in 12th place at the NCAA Northeast Regional that were held Nov. 12 at the University of Buffalo. The Wildcats compiled 274 points and were the second-best America East conference school in the 36-team field.
  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) earned a place on the NCAA All-Northeast Region Team by virtue of her 24th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 15. [The top 15 competitors at each regional is recognized.]
  • Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) were named to the 10-member America East All-Academic Team. Beattie placed 10th at the conference championship meet and James followed in 11th place. [To be nominated, student-athletes must participate in at least 50% of the team’s competitions and have a minimum GPA of 3.30.]
 

FIELD HOCKEY (17-5 overall, 4-1 America East)

  • The ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team was defeated 5-4 by eighth-ranked University of Michigan in an NCAA first-round game that was played Nov. 12 at the University of North Carolina’s Henry Stadium.
  • The Wildcats finished the season with 17 wins to tie the school single-season record that was established by the 1986 national runner-up team. This year’s squad broke the single-season record for goals (78), assists (61) and points (217).
  • Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was selected to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-America First Team and Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) was voted to the Second Team.
  • Frates was named the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year.
  • Robin Balducci was named the Dita/NFHCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year.
  • Frates, Lyons and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) were named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team while Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was a Second Team honoree.
  • UNH, led by 21st-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as the America East Coaching Staff for the second consecutive year.
  • Frates was the unanimous selection as the America East Offensive Player of the Year. She was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Lyons and Rausch.
  • Bozek, Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) were named to the America East All-Conference Second Team.
  • Maegan Grew (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) were selected to the America East All-Rookie Team.
 

FOOTBALL (8-4 overall, 6-2 CAA)

  • The 11th-ranked UNH football team was ousted from postseason play with a 26-25 second-round loss at seventh-ranked Montana State University on Dec. 3.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named the 17th Buck Buchanan Award winner as the national defensive player of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). His other 2011 postseason accolades include: Associated Press All-America Second Team, Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team, Phil Steele’s All-America First Team, The Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America Team, College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team, College Sports Madness All-America Team, Beyond Sports College Network All-America First Team and Defensive National Player of the Year, College Sporting News 2011 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team, Gold Helmet Award (New England’s player of the year), All-CAA First Team, All-New England Team and College Football Performance Awards Elite Linebacker Award.
  • Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was named to the 14th annual Footbal Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He previously earned a berth on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Footbll Team (selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America)
  • UNH has advanced to the FCS tournament eight consecutive years, which marks the longest active streak by any team.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (15-19-3 overall, 11-14-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team fell 5-4 in double overtime in Game 3 of the best of three Hockey East quarterfinal series at sixth-ranked Boston University on March 11. The Wildcats prevailed 3-2 in double overtime in Game 1, but then BU leveled the series with a 4-2 victory in Game 2.
  • That victory was the 499th for UNH head coach Dick Umile.
  • Freshmen Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) and Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) were named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and the Wildcats were honored with the 2012 Charlie Holy Team Sportsmanship Award.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-22-3 overall, 4-15-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team was ousted from the Hockey East tournament with a loss at ninth-ranked Boston University in a Feb. 26 quarterfinal game at Walter Brown Arena.
  • Junior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) and junior defenseman Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.) were named 2012 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Stars.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The New Hampshire men’s indoor track & field team placed fourth at the America East Championships and then 11th at the New England Championships.
  • Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) won the shot put title at both the league and New England meets. He won the event at every indoor meet until the IC4A Championship, where he placed fourth. Paey was honored as America East Field Performer of the Week five times during the 2011-12 season.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team finished sixth at the America East Championship and seventh at the New England Championship.
  • Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) were named to the 2012 America East All-Academic Team. Letourneau finished second in the mile at the America East Championships and broke school records in both the 1,000 meters (2 minutes, 48.16) and the mile (4:42.47). Pothier placed third in the weight throw at the league championship meet.
  • Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) ran to a school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:17.62 at the BU Terrier Classic (Jan. 27).

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team finished in 10th place at the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships that were held March 7-10 in Bozeman, Montana. The Wildcats placed in the top 10 for the 23rd time in the 30 years Cory Schwartz has coached the squad.
  • A total of 12 Wildcats were named to the 2012 National Ski Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Four ‘Cats – Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario), Tristan Ramey (Anchorage, Alaska), Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) and Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) – recorded a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario), Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) and Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) garnered All-Academic Team honors for the third consecutive year.
  • Atkinson, Guiney and Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) were named to the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association All-East Second Team.

MEN’S SOCCER (7-9-2 overall, 1-4-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team wrapped up the 2011 season with a 3-0 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Bremner Field on Nov. 1.
  • UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Two Wildcats received America East All-Conference team honors. Senior midfielder Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) was selected to the Second Team for the third consecutive year, while freshman goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team.
  • Five student-athletes were named to the America East All-Academic Team (minimum 3.30 GPA and a starter or prominent reserve). Hilton was joined on the team by Alex Russell (Harrisburg, Pa.), Ryan McNabb (Downinton, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden) and Jeffrey Turner (Blandon, Pa.).
 

WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-12-2 overall, 3-4-1 America East)

  • The fourth-seeded UNH women’s soccer team was ousted from the America East tournament with a 1-0 loss to fifth-seeded Binghamton University at Bremner Field on Oct. 27. The Wildcats made a league-best 11th consecutive league tourney appearance.
  • UNH was announced as a recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year. The award is presented to teams with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team. Stephanie Gilkenson (Cranston, R.I.) and Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) were Second Team selections and Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) was an All-Rookie Team honoree.
 

SWIMMING & DIVING (6-2 overall, 2-1 America East)

  • The UNH swimming & diving team placed third at the America East Championships, which were held Feb. 24-27 at Boston University’s Aquatic Center.
  • Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) broke a pair of records en route to being named the Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer and Rookie of the Year. It is the first time in conference history someone won both awards in the same year.
  • UNH earned the America East Coaching Staff of the Year Award for the third consecutive year and 12th time in head coach Josh Willman’s career.
  • Mann broke the America East Championships and league records in the 200-yard individual medley with a winning time of 2:01.32 on Friday. Then on Saturday, Mann swam to a school- and conference-record time of 4:14.10 in the 400 individual medley. That mark qualifies as an NCAA provisional time and ranks 42nd in the country.
  • Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) took the top spot in the 1,650 freestyle and was the third-fastest swimmer in the 200 butterfly on the final day of competition. On day two, McCandless raced to third place in the 500 free.
  • Grace Borchers (Evanston, Ill.) captured first place in the 100 butterfly.
  • Sydney Tribou (Orlando, Fla.) was the runner-up in the 200 freestyle and raced to fourth place in both the 1,650 free and 500 free.

 

VOLLEYBALL (10-20 overall, 8-4 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team, the second seed of the America East Championship tournament, was defeated 3-1 by Stony Brook University in a Nov. 18 semifinal match at the University at Albany.
  • Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) and Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) were voted to the 2011 America East All-Academic Volleyball Team on Dec. 9.
  • Keding was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team while Laquerre, Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) and Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) were Second Team honorees.
  • Keding was named to the All-Championship Team.
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