Beliveau, Atkinson: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup


January 17, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) of the women’s basketball team and Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario) of the ski team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in this week's Wildcat Roundup.



Denise Beliveau, women’s basketball

     Denise, a junior from Framingham, Massachusetts, has been a dominant force for the New Hampshire women’s basketball team this season. The forward recorded two more double-doubles last week to give her four in the last six games and 10 in 17 games overall this season. In the most recent game, Denise recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds against Stony Brook University on Jan. 15. Earlier in the week, she finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds against the University of Hartford.

     Denise, whose season highlights also includes a career-high 25 points vs. Rhode Island, leads the team in scoring (14.1 points per game), rebounding (7.9 per game), free throws made (66) and attempted (81) and minutes (589); she is tied for the lead in field goals made (66) and is second in both assists (31) and field goals attempted (154) as well as both 3-point field goals made (27) and attempted (69).

     In America East, Denise ranks in the top 10 in scoring (third), free throw percentage (third), rebounding (fourth), 3-point field goal percentage (sixth) and field goal percentage (eighth).

     On UNH’s career leaderboards, Denise is currently 10th in 3-point field goals made (89) and 20th in rebounds (465).


Paul Atkinson, skiing

     Paul, a junior from Toronto, Ontario, helped the UNH ski team to a third-place finish at the St. Lawrence Winter Carnival (Jan. 14-15), which marked the 2011 EISA season opener. He raced to a first-place finish – his first collegiate individual victory – in the slalom on Saturday with a two-run aggregate time of 1 minute, 30.67 seconds. On the opening day, Paul was the second-fastest Wildcat and 12th overall in the giant slalom at 2:05.68.

     Last year as a sophomore, Paul was named to the EISA All-East Team as he recorded seven top-10 efforts and was UNH’s top finisher seven times, including both the giant slalom (seventh place) and slalom (third) at the Eastern championship. He had a season-best finish of second place in the slalom at the Williams Winter Carnival, and that was one of five top-5 efforts in six slalom races.

     In the 2009 season as a freshman, Paul was an NCAA Skiing Championships qualifier as he was ranked 14th in the East.


Tyrone Conley, men’s basketball – America East co-Player of the Week


Tuesday, January 11

Men’s basketball: at UNH 57, Hartford 54

Wednesday, January 12

Women’s basketball: Hartford 57, at UNH 50

Friday, January 14

Women’s hockey: #9 Providence 2, at UNH 0

Skiing at St. Lawrence Carnival: 3rd place (Day 1 of 2)

Saturday, January 15

Women’s basketball: at UNH 75, Stony Brook 68

Men’s hockey: Dartmouth 5, UNH 4 (at Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester, N.H.)

Men’s basketball: at Stony Brook 64, UNH 60 (double overtime)

Gymnastics: at Maryland (194.525), UNH (192.3), Air Force (186.475)

Women’s hockey: UNH 2, at #9 Providence 1

Skiing at St. Lawrence Carnival: 3rd place (14 teams)



Monday, January 17

Women’s swimming & diving at Boston University, 1:30 pm

Women’s basketball vs. Vermont, 7 pm

Tuesday, January 18

Women’s ice hockey at Quinnipiac, 7 pm

Thursday, January 20

Men’s basketball vs. Vermont, 7 pm

Friday, January 21

Men’s hockey vs. Providence, 7 pm

Skiing at Colby College Winter Carnival (Alpine: Sugarloaf // Nordic: Titcomb)

Saturday, January 22

Men’s indoor track & field vs. Holy Cross and Quinnipiac, 12 pm

Women’s indoort track & field vs. Holy Cross and Quinnipiac, 12 pm

Women’s swimming & diving vs. Dartmouth, 1pm

Men’s hockey vs. Boston U., 7 pm

Skiing at Colby College Winter Carnival (Alpine: Sugarloaf // Nordic: Titcomb)

Women’s ice hockey at Northeastern, 2 pm

Gymnastics at Penn State, 7 pm

Sunday, January 23

Men’s basketball vs. UMBC, 1 pm

Women’s basketball at UMBC, 2 pm

Gymnastics at Pittsburgh, 6 pm


MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-10, 1-4 America East)

  • The men’s basketball team split a pair of America East games last week with a 57-54 home win vs. Hartford and a 64-60 double overtime loss at Stony Brook. 
  • Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) scored a career-high 33 points – that total ranks eighth on UNH’s list of single game superlatives – against Hartford on 10 of 16 shooting, including 6-for-10 from 3-point range; the 33 points is the highest total by an America East player this season. The senior co-captain also recorded five rebounds, two steals and a block in 40 minutes. 
  • Conley averaged 23.5 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 2.0 steals per game to garner the America East co-Player of the Week award. 
  • Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded a career-high 22 rebounds – five shy of the school record and tied for second-best overall – at Stony Brook. It is the highest rebound total by a Wildcat since January 1972. Benson’s 22 rebounds is the highest total by anyone in America East this season and is the fifth-best mark in an America East conference game. 
  • UNH shot 66.7% (12-for-18) from the floor in the second half against Hartford to erase a 16-point deficit. 
  • DeAndray Buckley (Romulus, Mich.) scored a career-high 13 points at Stony Brook on 4 of 9 shooting from the floor. He also had eight rebounds and three assists in a career-high 35 minutes. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4-13, 1-4 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week in a pair of home games. The Wildcats fell 57-50 to Hartford on Wednesday, then upended Stony Brook, 75-68, on Saturday for their first league win of the season. 
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds against Stony Brook to record her second double-double of the week and sixth of the season. Beliveau had 19 points and 10 rebounds vs. Hartford and was named UNH’s America East Player of the Game for her efforts, which included 7 of 12 shooting, three assists and two steals. 
  • Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) matched her career highs in both points (21) and rebounds (nine) to earn the team’s America East Player of the Game against stony Brook. She was 8-for-15 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and also recorded three assists and one steal. 
  • Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) finished with a season-high 16 points, six assists and five rebounds against Stony Brook. It marked her fourth double-digit scoring game of the season. 


  • The UNH gymnastics team recorded a team score of 192.3 points to place behind host University of Maryland (194.525) and ahead of Air Force (186.475) last Saturday.
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) finished second in the all-around with a personal-best mark of 39.075. She was the Wildcats’ top performer on floor exercise with a 9.8 that was second-best overall.
  • Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa.) tied for first place in the vault with a 9.775. Fobes and teammate Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) tied for third in that event at 9.75.
  • Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.), Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) and Carr tied for second place on uneven bars with a score of 9.825.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (12-4-4, 10-1-2 Hockey East)

  • Fourth-ranked UNH was defeated 5-4 by intrastate rival Dartmouth College in the Battle for the Riverstone Cup X at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.).
  • John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) scored a career-high two goals against Dartmouth. He has four goals in the last four games.
  • Three other Wildcats had a multiple-point effort vs. the Big Green. Mike Sislo (Superiod, Wis.) and Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) both tallied a goal and an assist while Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) finished with two assists.
  • Six of the next seven games are at the friendly confines of the Whittemore Center.
  • Sislo (96 points), Thompson (93) and Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.; 91) are approaching the century mark for career points.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-12-0, 3-9-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH split a home-and-home series against ninth-ranked Providence College with a 2-0 home loss followed by a 2-1 road victory.
  • In her 52nd career game as a UNH Wildcat, senior forward Molly Morrison (South Burlington, Vt.) scored her first goal in a UNH jersey when she scored the game-winning tally Jan. 15 at PC. Morrison also tallied an assist in that game to mark her first multiple-point effort as a Wildcat.
  • Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) made 31 saves – her second-highest total of the season – to backbone New Hampshire to that 2-1 road victory. She stopped 48 of 51 shots in the two-game series for a 1.54 GAA and .941 save percentage.


  • The UNH ski team opened the 2011 EISA season with a third-place finish at the St. Lawrence Winter Carnival; UNH (722 points) placed behind Vermont (1,046) and Dartmouth (821). The women’s Nordic squad recorded the second-highest team score in both the 10K freestyle and 5K classic, and men’s alpine had the second-best score in the slalom.
  • Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario) captured individual victory – the first of the junior’s career – in Saturday’s men’s slalom competition with a time of 1 minute, 30.67 seconds.
  • Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) recorded a pair of top-10 Nordic efforts on the weekend. The sophomore finished third in the women’s 5K classic and then eighth in the 10K freestyle.
  • Tasha Kullas (Timmins, Ontario), a senior, also had two top-10 Nordic finishes. She was the 10th-fastest skier in the 5K classic and tied for 10th in the 10K free.
  • In the women’s 10K free, Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) led five ‘Cats in the top 10 with a third-place finish. Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) Katie Miller (Lenox, Mass.) tied for 10th place (with Kullas; Guiney was eighth).
  • Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Trebmlant, Quebec) recorded a top-10 finish in both women’s alpine events. The sophomore opened the season with a ninth-place finish in the giant slalom and then took 10th place in the slalom.


  • UNH returns to action Jan. 17 at Boston University. The Wildcats also have a home meet this week (Jan. 22; 1 pm) against intrastate rival Dartmouth College.


  • The Wildcats return to action Jan. 22 at home against Holy Cross and Quinnipiac. The meet begins at noon at the Paul Sweet Oval in the Field House.


  • The ‘Cats return to action Jan. 22 against Holy Cross and Quinnipiac at UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval in the Field House. The meet begins at 12 p.m.



  • UNH wrapped up the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish at the ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 20; 20 teams competed at the meet.


  • UNH concluded the 2010 season with a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships, which were held Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park; 23 teams competed at the meet.

FIELD HOCKEY (14-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • UNH completed the 2010 season with a 14-7 record following a 2-1 overtime loss to Albany in the America East championship game on Oct. 6. The 14 victories marked the highest single-season total since the ’00 squad also had 14 wins.
  • Junior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team. It marks the second consecutive year a Wildcat was honored as an All-American.

FOOTBALL (8-5 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team was defeated 16-3 by fifth-ranked University of Delaware in an NCAA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium on Dec. 10.
  • Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) was named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/ FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was also named to a total of three All-America teams: The Sports Network/ FCS Second Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team and the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2010 Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.

MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-6 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team concluded the 2010 season with a tie in the America East championship game at UMBC. The Wildcats and Retrievers battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, then UMBC won the title by virtue of a 5-3 edge on penalty kicks.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-8-4 overall, 4-3-1 America East)

  • UNH’s 2010 season came to an end with the fifth-seeded Wildcats’ 2-1 loss at fourth-seeded Albany in the America East quarterfinals on Oct. 28.

VOLLEYBALL (10-17 overall, 5-7 America East)

  • UNH ended the 2010 season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at UMBC on Nov. 12. UNH has reached double digits in wins five of the last six seasons.
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