Minton, Moses: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP 

January 16, 2012

 

DURHAM, N.H.Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) of the women’s ice hockey team and Steve Moses (Leominster, Mass.) of the men’s hockey 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

Lindsey Minton, women’s ice hockey

     Lindsey, a senior goaltender from Richardson, Texas, went 2-1-0 last week with a 1.67 goals-against-average, .940 save percentage and one shutout; she held the opponents’ power play scoreless on 10 opportunities. She opened the week Jan. 10 with a career-high 39-save effort at fourth-ranked Boston College (4-2 loss), then backboned UNH to a two-game sweep of UConn (1-0 and 5-1 victories).

     Lindsey recorded her first shutout of the season – eighth of her career – with 15 saves in the 1-0 win vs. UConn at the Whittemore Center on Friday, Jan. 13. She followed that with a 24-save effort that lifted the Wildcats out of last place to a tie for sixth place in the Hockey East standings.

     The senior netminder tallied double-digit saves all three periods, including 15 in the scoreless first period, during the 39-save performance at BC. Her previous season high of 30 saves was also at BC (Oct. 15, 2011) and Lindsey’s previous career best of 37 saves was also against BC (Nov. 28, 2010).

     In 10 games (eight starts) this season, Lindsey is 3-4-1 with a 3.21 GAA and .889 save percentage. In seven Hockey East league games, her statistics include a 2.4-1 record, .304 GAA and .898 save percentage. Lindsey’s other season highlights include a 26-save effort Dec. 3, 2011 against 10th-ranked Northeastern University; she entered that game at the start of the second period with UNH trailing 2-1, but helped backbone the Wildcats to a 3-3 tie.

     Lindsey has a 32-19-3 overall record in 59 career games (55 starts) with a 2.05 GAA and .912 save percentage. As a junior in 2011, she went 8-10-0 with a 1.84 GAA, .926 save percentage and four shutouts. One year earlier, Lindsey had an 11-5-2 record with a .908 save percentage and two shutouts. As a freshman in 2009, she was unbeaten (10-0-0) with a 1.72 GAA, .916 save percentage and one shutout; she was honored as UNH’s Rookie of the Year.

 

Steve Moses, men’s hockey

     Steve, a senior forward from Leominster, Massachusetts, scored all five of UNH’s goals last week to lead the men’s hockey team to victories against Providence College (1-0 on Jan. 11) and Dartmouth College (4-1 on Jan. 14). He was honored as Athletic Republic Player of the Week by Hockey East on Jan. 16.

     The assistant captain scored the game’s only goal at 6:41 of the second period at Providence, then matched his personal best of four goals vs. Dartmouth to earn the Most Valuable Player award in the Battle for the Riverstone Cup XI, which was played at Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.). Steve netted a 5x3 power-play goal to tie the score, 1-1, at 15:03 of the first period. Then he scored a shorthanded goal 63 seconds into the second period and potted another power-play goal at 15:50 to give the ‘Cats a 3-1 lead. Steve struck again with an even-strength goal at 7:27 of the third period to close the scoring.

     Steve leads the team in goals (16), power-play goals (five), game-winning goals (three), points (26) and shots (105). He is also third in assists (10) and shooting percentage (.152). In Hockey East league games, he is the team leader in goals (six) and points (13). In the national rankings, Steve is fifth in goals (0.76 per game) and 19th in points (1.24 ppg),

     The 5-foot-9 forward has recorded a point each of the last four games (5g, 2a) and has tallied a point in 15 of 21 games this season with six multiple-point efforts. His other season highlights include a four-goal game vs. Alabama-Huntsville (Nov. 26) and a three-point effort (1g, 2a) at Vermont (Nov. 12).

     In 132 career games, Steve has tallied 89 points on 41 goals and 48 assists. His collegiate accolades include Hockey East All-Academic Team (2009 and 2011).

 
 

WEEKLY AWARDS

Casey DeSmith, men’s hockey – Hockey East’s Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week

Kristina Lavoie, women's hockey - Women's Hockey East Athletic Republic Player of the Week

Steve Moses, men’s hockey – Hockey East’s Athletic Republic Player of the Week

 

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, January 10

Women’s ice hockey: at #4 Boston College 4, UNH 2

Wednesday, January 11

Men’s hockey: UNH 1, at Providence 0

Women’s basketball: Albany 60 at UNH 44

Men’s basketball: at Albany 86, UNH 63

Friday, January 13

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 1, UConn 0

Saturday, January 14

Men’s hockey: UNH 4, Dartmouth 1 (at Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester, N.H.)

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 5, UConn 1

Men’s basketball: at UNH 72, Vermont 64

Women’s basketball: UNH 69 at Vermont 63 (overtime)

Sunday, January 15

Gymnastics: #13 Penn State 196.125, at UNH 194.250

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, January 16

Women’s swimming & diving vs. Boston University, 12 pm

Women’s basketball vs. Stony Brook, 7 pm

Men’s basketball at Stony Brook, 7 pm

Thursday, January 19

Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston U., 7 pm

Men’s basketball vs. Boston U., 7 pm

Women’s basketball at Boston U., 7 pm

Friday, January 20

Men’s hockey at Merrimack, 7 pm

Skiing at Bates Winter Carnival (Day 1 of 2): Alpine Sunday River / Nordic: Black Mtn

Saturday, January 21

Men’s track & field vs. Holy Cross & Stonehill, 12 pm

Women’s track & field vs. Holy Cross & Stonehill, 12 pm

Gymnastics vs. Pittsburgh, 4 pm

Men’s hockey vs. Merrimack, 7 pm (Television: WBIN)

Women’s swimming & diving at Princeton, 1 pm

Women’s ice hockey at Northeastern, 2 pm  (Webcast: ESPN3)

Skiing at Bates Winter Carnival (Day 1 of 2): Alpine Sunday River / Nordic: Black Mtn

Sunday, January 22

Women’s basketball vs. Binghamton, 1 pm (Television: WBIN)

Men’s basketball at Binghamton, 2 pm

 
 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (6-9 overall, 1-3 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team went 1-1 last week with an 86-63 loss at Albany and 72-64 victory at home against Vermont.
  • Sophomore forward Patrick Konan (Gainesville, Fla.) scored a game-high 19 points and snared eight rebounds vs. UVM. He was tabbed the team’s America East Player of the Game after finishing 7 of 9 from the floor, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range, in 21 minutes.
  • Konan is the team’s leading scorer in America East action. He is averaging 14.0 points per game in four conference contests in just 23 minutes per game, which ranks fifth.
  • Senior center Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) continues to lead the America East conference in rebounding at 9.2 per game. Konan ranks sixth in that statistic (6.5 rpg). Both players also rank in the top 10 in field goal percentage, as Benson is fifth (.505) and Konan 10th (.442). Furthermore, Konan is second in 3-point field goal percentage at 43.4% and Benson is fifth in blocked shots.
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-7 overall, 2-2 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team split a pair of league games last week with a 60-44 loss at home to Albany and a 69-63 overtime victory at Vermont.
  • Senior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded her league-leading seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. She made two free throws with six seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime, then made consecutive layups in overtime to spark a 10-0 run.
  • Junior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) was named the America East Player of the Game vs. UVM with a team-high 16 points and 12 rebounds; it marked her third double-double in eight games this season.
  • Freshman forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (St. John, New Brunswick) scored a career-high 14 points as she made 4 of 6 field goal attempts and 6 of 7 foul shots in 14 minutes.
  • Beliveau enters the Jan. 16 game vs. Stony Brook ranked second in America East in rebounding (9.1 rpg), third in both free throw percentage (.893) and steals (2.3 per game), and fifth in scoring (13.3 ppg).
 

GYMNASTICS (1-1 overall, 1-0 EAGL)

  • UNH gymnastics recorded a score of 194.25 in its Jan. 15 home opener against 13th-ranked Penn State, which won the meet with a mark of 196.125.
  • Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) was part of a three-way tie for first place on uneven bars at 9.8. Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) had the next highest score to place fourth at 9.775.
  • Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) earned second place on the floor exercise with a personal best of 9.85.
  • New Hampshire began the meet on vault, where Jillian Hudson (Sparkill, N.Y.) and Courtney Connors (Buffalo, N.Y.) tied for third place at 9.8.
  • Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) was the top ‘Cat on the balance beam – and fifth overall – at 9.775.
 

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-11-2 overall, 5-8-1 Hockey East)

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team won both games last week with a 1-0 victory at Providence (Jan. 11) and 4-1 win against Dartmouth College on Jan. 14 at Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) to captured the Battle for the Riverstone Cup XI.
  • Senior forward Steve Moses (Leominster, Mass.) scored all five of UNH’s goals last week. He netted two power-play goals, a shorthanded goal and an even-strength goal against Dartmouth to earn the Most Valuable Player award. Moses also had a four-goal game earlier this season against Alabama-Huntsville. He has recorded a point each of the last four games (5g, 2a).
  • Freshman goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) stopped 48 of 49 shots (.980 save percentage) last week to earn his first collegiate victories and shutout. He turned aside all 26 shots faced in UNH’s 1-0 victory at Providence, then made 22 saves against Dartmouth.
  • Sophomore forward Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) recorded three assists vs. Dartmouth.
  • UNH received two Hockey East awards on Monday (Jan. 16). Moses was named the Athletic Republic Player of the Week and DeSmith garnered the Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week accolade.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-13-3 overall, 2-7-2 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team ended a month-long hiatus with a 4-2 loss at fourth-ranked Boston College on Jan. 10, then swept a two-game home series against UConn with 1-0 and 5-1 victories.
  • Senior goaltender Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) recorded a career-high 39 saves at BC. Her previous season high was 30 (Oct. 15 at BC) and career high was 37 (Nov. 28, 2010).
  • Minton went 2-1-0 last week with a 1.67 GAA, .940 save percentage and one shutout last week. She recorded her first shutout of the season – eighth of her career – with 15 saves in UNH’s 1-0 victory vs. UConn on Jan. 13.
  • Junior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) recorded five points (1g, 4a) last week. She tallied a career-high three assists (the three points matched a personal best) vs. UConn on Jan. 14. Lavoie tallied a goal and an assist at BC. Lavoie was honored as the Athletic Republic Player of the Week by Women's Hockey East.
  • Lavoie has recorded 10 points (4g, 6a) the last eight games.
  • Junior defenseman and captain Kailey Chappell (Pickering, Ontario) tallied her first career multiple-point game with two assists at BC.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s indoor track & field team returns to action Jan. 21 at home against Holy Cross and Stonehill. Starting time at the Paul Sweet Oval is 12 p.m.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team resumes competition Jan. 21 at home against Holy Cross and Stonehill. Starting time at the Paul Sweet Oval is 12 p.m.
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team begins its EISA schedule Jan. 20-21 at the Bates Winter Carnival. The Wildcats then host a Winter Carnival on Jan. 27-28; the alpine events will be held at Attitash while the Nordic races will take place at Jackson Ski Touring Center.
 

SWIMMING & DIVING (5-0 overall, 1-0 America East)

  • The UNH swimming & diving team returns to action Jan. 16 at home against Boston University. The meet begins at Swasey Pool at 12 p.m.
 
 

2011-12 COMPLETED SEASONS

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 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 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 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.

 

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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