Gilligan, Hoddwells: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & UNH Wildcat Weekly Roundup

SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP

January 21, 2013

DURHAM, N.H.Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) of the women’s ice hockey team and Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) of the men’s indoor 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

Jenn Gilligan, Women’s Ice Hockey

     Jenn, a sophomore goaltender from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, led the UNH women’s ice hockey team to three road victories last week by stopping 58 of 61 shots for a 1.00 goals-against-average and .951 save percentage. Jenn was honored as Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday (Jan. 21) for her efforts.

     She opened the week by stopping 26 of 28 shots to backbone the Wildcats to a 4-2 victory at Union College on Jan. 15. Jenn then made 13 saves in a 3-1 win at UConn on Jan. 19 and ended the week with a 19-save effort vs. the Huskies for her first shutout of the season.

     In 10 games, Jenn has a 7-1-1 record with a 1.86 GAA and .924 save percentage, while in six Hockey East league games she is 5-1-1 with a 1.50 GAA and .935 save percentage.

     Jenn made her 2012-13 season debut Nov. 9 with a 24-save effort that backboned the ‘Cats to a 4-2 victory against fifth-ranked Boston University at the Whittemore Center. She also led UNH to a 3-1 win with a career-high 31 saves at No. 9 Northeastern University on Dec. 2, and New Hampshire tied fourth-ranked Harvard University, 2-2, behind Jenn’s 20-save effort Dec. 8.

     Last year as a freshman, Jenn went 5-11-0 with a 3.33 GAA, .876 save percentage and one shutout. In seven Hockey East games, her numbers were slightly better at 3.11 GAA and .893 save percentage. She was particularly strong at home (2.24 GAA in nine games) and in October (1.37 GAA, .937 save percentage in five games).

     Jenn made her collegiate debut Sept. 30, 2011, with 21 saves in a 6-4 victory at Niagara University. In her next game, she made 19 saves to shut out Colgate University at the Whittemore Center (3-0 win; Oct. 7).

 

Max Hoddwells, Men’s Indoor Track & Field

     Max, a senior from Wayne, Maine, recorded two first-place and a runner-up finishes to help lead the UNH men’s indoor track & field team to a 120-61 victory against College of the Holy Cross at the Paul Sweet Oval on Jan. 19.

     He was the fastest runner in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.99 seconds, and he bested the field in the triple jump with a leap of 46 feet, 5.25 inches, which is a qualifying standard for the New England Championships. Max also placed second in the long jump with a mark of 20-8.5.

     As a junior in the 2012 outdoor track season, Max finished first in the long jump at the Holy Cross quad-meet.

     As a sophomore in 2001, he placed fourth in the triple jump at the America East Championship with a leap of 14.47 meters. He then placed sixth in the triple jump at the New England Championships with a mark of 14.07m.

     In the 2010 outdoor season, Max was seventh in the triple jump at the America East Championship (14.36m) and third in that even at New Englands (14.01).

 

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Jenn Gilligan, women’s ice hockey – Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week
Women's ice hockey - Hockey East Team of the Week

 

RECENT RESULTS

Tuesday, January 15

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 4, at Union 2

Wednesday, January 16

Women’s swimming & diving: Dartmouth 160, at UNH 140

Men’s basketball: Albany 68, at UNH 62

Women’s basketball at Albany 78, UNH 43

Friday, January 18

Gymnastics: at UNH 193.850, No. 19 North Carolina State 193.525

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

Saturday, January 19

Women’s basketball: Boston U. 55, at UNH 53

Men’s basketball: Boston U. 69 at UNH 59

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 3, at Connecticut 1

Men’s ice hockey: Providence 6, No. 3 UNH 5

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

Women’s track & field: Holy Cross 94, at UNH 87

Men’s track & field: at UNH 120, Holy Cross 61

Sunday, January 20

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 2, at Connecticut 0

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, January 21

Women’s swimming & diving at Boston U., 3:30 pm

Coach’s Show with Dick Umile at Buffalo Wild Wings (Newington, NH), 7 pm

Wednesday, January 23

Women’s basketball at Hartford, 7 pm (TV: CPTV & CPTV Sports)

Thursday, January 24

Men’s basketball vs. Hartford, 7 pm (Broadcast on ESPN3.com)

Women’s ice hockey vs. Northeastern, 7 pm (Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer)

Friday, January 25

Women’s track & field at Boston Indoor Games, 4 pm

Men’s track & field at Boston Indoor Games, 4 pm

Men’s ice hockey at Merrimack, 7:30 pm

Skiing at Colby Winter Carnival (Alpine: Sugarloaf)

Saturday, January 26

Gymnastics vs. Temple and Brown, 4 pm

Skiing at Colby Winter Carnival {Alpine: Sugarloaf; Nordic: Quarry Road Rec. Area)

Women’s basketball at Binghamton, 4:30 pm (TV: Time Warner Cable)

Men’s ice hockey vs. Merrimack, 5 pm (at Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester, NH)

Men’s basketball at Binghamton, 7 pm

Sunday, January 27

Skiing at Colby Winter Carnival (Nordic: Quarry Road Rec. Area)

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-13 overall, 0-5 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team lost home games to Albany (Jan. 16), 68-62, and Boston University (Jan. 19), 69-59, in last week’s action.
  • Senior center Chris Matagrano (Sayreville, N.J.) scored a career-high 15 points to lead three double-digit scorers against Albany. He made 6 of 9 field goal attempts to garner America East Player of the Game for UNH. He followed that with a 14-point effort vs. BU to average 14.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last week.
  • Senior forward Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) averaged 12.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg in the games against Albany and BU. He tallied 14 points and eight rebounds against Boston U.
  • Junior forward Patrick Konan (Gainseville, Fla.) averaged 12.0 ppg and 10.5 rpg last week. He recorded his second double-double of the season with 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds vs. BU.
  • Senior guard Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) tallied 9.5 ppg and 4.5 assists per game. He finished with a team-high 16 points and three assists against Boston University.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 24 vs. Hartford at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com. UNH also plays at Binghamton on Jan. 26.
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-11 overall, 1-4 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team opened the week with a 78-43 loss at Albany (Jan. 16) and then was edged 55-53 in the closing seconds by Boston University at Lundholm Gym on Jan. 19.
  • Senior guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) became the third UNH Wildcat women’s basketball player to reach 150 career 3-pointers made with the first of her season-high six against BU. She currently has 155 career 3-pointers.
  • Reed was named UNH’s America East Player of the Game in both of last week’s games. Against BU, she recorded her fifth double-double of the season with season highs in both points (22) and rebounds (13), and both marked season highs for Reed – and any Wildcat. The 13 rebounds also marked a career high for Reed, who made 8 of 15 FGs, including 6 of 10 3-pointers.
  • Sophomore guard Ariel Gaston (Toledo, Ohio) matched her career-high of five assists against Boston U.
  • Senior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) tallied 16 points and six rebounds vs. BU.
  • UNH shot a season-high 44.4% (8 of 18) from 3-point range and the eight 3s also marked a season high against the Terriers.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 23 (7 p.m.) at the University at Hartford. The Wildcats also hit the road to play Binghamton University on Jan. 26 (4:30 p.m.); that game will be televised on Time Warner Cable.
 

GYMNASTICS (2-1 overall, 2-0 EAGL)

  • The UNH gymnastics team upended 19th-ranked North Carolina State by a score of 193.850-193.525 at Lundholm Gym on Jan. 19. UNH outpointed NC State on the uneven bars, 48.550-47.100 and also edged the Wolfpack in the floor exercise, 48.750-48.375.
  • Sophomore Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) set a personal best of 9.800 for third place on the uneven bars and matched a career high of 9.850 on floor exercise for second place.
  • Senior Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) tied for first place on bars with a score of 9.825. She was the top ‘Cat on vault – fourth overall – at 9.750 and tallied an all-around score of 38.725, which was .125 behind the winning mark.
  • Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) received the meet’s Katie Baldwin Expression Award as she tied Gray for third place on the bars.
  • Junior Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) recorded UNH’s top score with a career-high 9.800 that tied for fifth place overall.
  • New Hampshire returns to action 26 at home against Temple University and Brown University. The meet at Lundholm Gym begins at 4 p.m.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-5-2 overall, 9-4-1 Hockey East)

  • The (then) third-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team was upended 6-5 by Providence College at the Whittemore Center on Jan. 19. The Wildcats are No. 4 in both of this week’s polls.
  • Junior defenseman Justin Agosta (East Meadow, N.Y.) recorded a career-high three assists against Providence. The three points also marked a personal best.
  • Junior forward Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, Calif.) extended his point-scoring streak to five games with a goal and assist. He has a point in 15 of the last 16 games.
  • Senior forward John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) and sophomore forward Casey Thrush (Easton, Md.) both tallied a goal and assist vs. PC.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 25 (7:30 p.m.) at Merrimack College. The teams face off again Jan. 26 (5 p.m.) at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester (N.H.).

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-11-2 overall, 6-4-1 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team opened January play with three road wins last week to extend its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1). The Wildcats were 4-2 victors at Union College (Jan. 15), then completed a weekend sweep of UConn with 3-1 and 2-0 wins at the Freitas Ice Forum.
  • The ’Cats never trailed in any of the three games and climbed into a tie for third place (with Northeastern University) in the Hockey East standings. UNH has two games in-hand against NU.
  • Sophomore goaltender Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) stopped 58 of 61 shots to record a 1.00 GAA and .951 save percentage. With the three victories, she improved to 7-1-1 this season. Gilligan stopped all 19 shots Jan. 20 at UConn to record her first shutout of the season and second of her career.
  • Freshman defenseman Megan Armstrong (Edina, Minn.) recorded career highs in goals (two) and points (three) to propel UNH to victory at Union. She broke a 2-2 early in the third period and struck again with 68 seconds remaining to give the ‘Cats a two-goal advantage.
  • Senior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) extended her point-scoring streak to five games with an assist vs. Union followed by a goal in both games at UConn.
  • Junior forward Arielle O’Neill (St. Catharines, Ontario) recorded a point in all three games last week. Her goal gave UNH a 1-0 lead at Union and then her third-period goal gave the Wildcats a 3-0 lead on Jan. 19.
  • Senior forward Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.) and freshman forward Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) both recorded three points (1g, 2a) in the two-game series at UConn. Horn scored the game-winning goal Saturday and Carlson potted the GWG on Sunday.
  • Senior forward Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) and senior defenseman Kailey Chappell (Pickering, Ontario) both tallied two assists at Union. They combined to set up Megan Armstrong’s game-winning goal.
  • Freshman defenseman Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) recorded an assist in both UConn games.
  • UNH returns to action Jan. 24 at home against Northeastern University. It is part of the annual Hockey East Skating Strides against Breast Cancer fundraising initiative. Fans wearing pink can buy a ticket at a discounted price of $3.
  • The Wildcats also play at Boston University on Jan. 27 (3 p.m.).

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team accumulated 748.5 points to earn third place at the St. Lawrence Winter Carnival that was held Jan. 18-19. The Wildcats boasted and individual winner and runner-up performance and a pair of team victories in Nordic competition.
  • Vermont (1,013 points) and Dartmouth College (789) finished ahead of the Wildcats in the 16-team event.
  • Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) won the women’s 3K prologue freestyle race to headline UNH’s top team score of 130 points in that discipline. Izzo completed the course in 9 minutes, 12.6 seconds and was followed by Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) in fourth place at 9:14.1 and Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) in fifth at 9:22.2.
  • Caldwell Bean was the second-fastest overall skier in the women’s 15K freestyle race with a time of 41:34.5. Taylor and Izzo finished close behind in third (41:41.5) and fourth (41:58.0), respectively.
  • Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) paced the men’s alpine squad in the slalom with a third-place time of 1:23.04. He placed 12th in the giant slalom.
  • Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) had an aggregate time of 1:23.50 in the slalom for fifth place, which marked his fourth top-10 effort in as many races this season; one day earlier in the giant slalom, Coffey finished ninth at 2:01.00.
  • Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) has been UNH’s top finisher in all four women’s alpine races this season. She headlined the women’s alpine team results with a sixth-place finish of 1:30.66 in the slalom. One day earlier, Blanchard placed 10th in the giant slalom at 2:07.11.
  • Taylor Vest-Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) was UNH’s top skier in the men’s giant slalom in seventh place overall. He completed the two runs in 2:00.51.
  • New Hampshire returns to action at the Colby Carnival (Jan. 25-27) with alpine racing scheduled for Sugarloaf the first two days and Nordic at Quarry Road Rec. Area the latter two days.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (6-1 overall, 1-0 America East)

  • The UNH women’s swimming & diving team suffered its first loss of the season, 160-140, to Dartmouth College at Swasey Pool on Jan. 16.
  • Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) recorded the first of three individual wins by shattering the pool record in the 200-yard freestyle with a winning time of 1 minute, 50.76 seconds. She also won the 200 backstroke at 2:02.81 and the 100 butterfly in 55.74 seconds.
  • Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) also won three individual events. She was the fastest swimmer in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:06.22 and also bested the field in the 200 breaststroke with a winning time of 2:20.56. Mann concluded the meet with a first-place effort in the 200 individual medley at 2:06.89.
  • Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) was the first swimmer to touch the wall in the 200 butterfly at a time of 2:04.32.
  • Mann and Roberts combined with Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) to win the 200 medley relay. The quartet was clocked in 1:48.08.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 21 (3:30 p.m.) at Boston University. The Wildcats’ next home meet is Senior Day against University of Maine on Feb. 1 (5 p.m.).
 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s indoor track & field team resumed its season Jan. 19 at home against College of the Holy Cross and recorded a 120-61 victory at Paul Sweet Oval. The Wildcats took the top two places in nine events and won a total of 16 events.
  • Senior Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) captured first place in both the 55-meter hurdles (7.99 seconds) and triple jump with a New England Championships-qualifying leap of 46 feet, 5.25 inches. He also placed second in the long jump at 20-8.5.
  • Senior Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) also won two events. He bested the field in the weight throw with a New England-qualifying toss of 59-9.5. He finished first in the shot put with a mark of 47-10.5.
  • Senior Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 8 minutes, 22.47 seconds. Freshman Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.) was the runner-up in 8:52.92.
  • Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) recorded an IC4A-qualifying mark of 1:57.10 in the 800m. Sophomore Timothy Brown (Southington, Conn.) was next across the finish line at 2:00.36.
  • UNH also finished 1-2 in the 200m. Sophomore Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) was the fastest runner at 23.70 seconds and was followed by freshman Christopher DeCarlo (Derry, N.H.) in 23.76.
  • The Wildcats claimed the top two spots in the 400m with sophomore Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) at 52.76 and freshman Robert Richard-Snipes (Norfolk, Va.) at 53.99.
  • Senior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) cleared a height of 6-4.75 to win the high jump. Classmate Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) was runner-up at 6-2.75.
  • Junior Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) bested the field in the 55m with a time of 6.55 seconds to qualify for the New England Championships.
  • Sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) won the 500m in a time of 1:08.74.
  • In the mile, sophomore Jeffrey Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) distanced himself from the field with a winning time of 4:27.53.
  • Freshman Bryan Morris (Rumson, N.J.) prevailed in the pole vault with a cleared height of 13-5.75.
  • Freshman Tyler Mulcahy (Weymouth, Mass.) topped the field in the long jump with a leap of 20-09.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 25 (4 p.m.) at the Boston Indoor Games (Reggie Lewis Center).
 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field resumed the 2012-13 season Jan. 19 at home against College of the Holy Cross and was edged by the Crusaders, 94-87, at the Paul Sweet Oval.
  • Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.), in her first competition since the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships, won the 3,000-meter race by crossing the finish line in an ECAC Championships-qualifying time of 9 minutes, 55.18 seconds.
  • Senior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) captured the weight throw with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 52 feet, 9.25 inches. Classmate Keyla Salazaar (Nashua, N.H.) was the runner-up in 48-11.75.
  • Freshman Joya Helander (Madison, Conn.) won the 400m with a time of 1:02.51 and finished second in the 200m at 26.81 seconds.
  • Senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) won the 1,000m and qualified for New Englands by crossing the finish line in 3:03.34. Junior Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) also qualified for the New England Championships with a third-place time of 3:05.53.
  • Sophomore Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) claimed the 55m hurdles and qualified for New Englands at 8.61 seconds.
  • UNH finished 1-2 in the mile as Samantha Blaise (5:31.92) edged freshman Brianna Boden (Keene, N.H.; 5:32.67).
  • Freshmen Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) and Natalie Bilynsky (Epping, N.H.) both qualified for the New England Championships in the 55m with respective times of 7.23 and 7.24 to finish second and third in the race.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 25 (4 p.m.) at the Boston Indoor Games (Reggie Lewis Center).
  

COMPLETED SEASONS

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH men’s cross country team ended the 2012 season with a 21st-place finish at the 34-team NCAA Northeast Regional Meet at Hammonasset State Park (Madison, Conn.) on Nov. 9.
  • The Wildcats finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Senior Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) placed second overall to lead four ‘Cats in the top 20. Classmate Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) also recorded a top-10 finish in sixth place.
  • Junior Joseph Jourdain (Hudson, N.H.) was named to the America East All-Academic Team. 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • The UNH women’s cross country team had one individual qualify for and compete at the NCAA Championships that were held Nov. 17 at Tom Sawyer State Park (Louisvile, Ky.).
  • Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) completed the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 52.5 seconds to finish 112th in the 253-runner field.
  • Maguire, the 2012 America East individual champion, earned a spot in the NCAAs by receiving one of four individual regional bids following a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 10. She received All-Region recognition for the second consecutive year.
  • UNH finished as runner-up at the 2012 America East Championship, which was held at UNH’s College Woods course. Maguire was followed by junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.; sixth) and freshman Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia; 10th). The other two scoring ‘Cats finished in the top 15 and all seven Wildcat harriers placed among the top 20.
  • Senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Twombly were voted to the America East All-Academic Team.

FIELD HOCKEY (12-8 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • The 20th-ranked UNH field hockey team was the top seed and host of the America East Championship for the third consecutive year. In a Nov. 2 semifinal, the Wildcats defeated Fairfield University, 3-2 in overtime, to advance to the title game for the third time in as many years. UNH fell one victory short of defending its 2011 crown with a 3-1 loss to University at Albany in the Nov. 4 championship game.
  • Prior to the start of the tournament, the America East conference announced its annual awards and all-conference teams. UNH, led by 22nd-year head coach Robin Balducci, was honored as Coaching Staff of the Year for the third consecutive year – it is the first time anyone received that award three consecutive years, and the five overall awards ties the conference benchmark.
  • Junior back Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was voted Defensive Player of the Year. She is the first Wildcat to receive that distinction since the award’s 2001 inception.
  • Bozek was joined on the All-Conference First Team by senior midfielder Emma Erler (New Hampton, N.H.) and junior midfielder Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.).
  • Sophomore midfielder Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) and junior forward Hannah Richard (Hopkinton, N.H.) were named to the Second Team, while the All-Rookie Team included forwards Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) and Lynne Lehman (Landisburg, Pa.) as well as back Chandler Giese (Trappe, Pa.).
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the end of UNH careers for three seniors – Erler, Claire Grogan (Canton, Mass.) and Mary Quill (Greenland, N.H.).

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

  • The 11th-ranked UNH football team saw its 2012 season come to an end with a 23-7 loss at ninth-ranked Wofford College in an NCAA second round game Dec. 1 at Gibbs Stadium.
  • UNH head coach Sean McDonnell received two awards as he was named New England Football Writers Coach of the Year and AFCA Regional Coach of the Year. It marked the fourth time McDonnell was feted as New England Football Writers Coach of the Year (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012) and third AFCA regional honor (2004, 2005, 2012).
  • Senior linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named to The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team for the second consecutive year and senior defensive tackle Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) was named to the Third Team.
  • Evans was named to a total of six All-America teams, including Associate Press (AP) and AFCA.
  • Senior left guard Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.) was voted to the FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team for the second consecutive year. He was also selected to the Capital One Academic NCAA Division I Football Districk 1 First Team for the second time in as many years.
  • The Wildcats placed 11 members on CAA All-Conference teams. Evans, Smith, sophomore wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and junior left tackle Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) were First Team selections. Sophomore running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.), senior cornerback Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.) and junior safety Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) were tabbed to the Second Team. Zarkoskie, sophomore tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.), sophomore center Mike Coccia (Bethlehem, Pa.) and junior place kicker Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) earned a spot on the Third Team.

MEN’S SOCCER (7-7-6 overall, 2-3-1 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team finished as runner-up at the America East Championship tournament for the second time in three years following a 0-0 tie at UMBC in the title game in which the Retrievers prevailed on penalty kicks, 4-2, on Nov. 10.
  • The Wildcats advanced out of the semifinals with a 1-0 victory at top-seeded Vermont on Nov. 6. UNH did not surrender a goal in three tourney games this year to match the feat accomplished in 2010; the six consecutive postseason shutouts is a conference record.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) stopped all six shots vs. Vermont and seven against UMBC to extend his streak of consecutive shutouts to four games and 408 minutes, 50 seconds.
  • At the conclusion of the America East Championship, senior backs Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) and Alex Hussein (Haverhill, Mass.), as well as Worra, were selected to the All-Championship Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the conclusion of Wildcat careers for Ryan McNabb (Downington, Pa.), Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden), Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.), Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.), Thomas and Hussein. 

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

  • The UNH women’s soccer team, making its conference-record 12th consecutive tournament appearance, was ousted from the 2012 America East Championships with a 2-1 loss to Stony Brook University in an Oct. 25 quarterfinal game at Lewis Fields.
  • Junior goalkeeer Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America District 1 First Team on Nov. 2.
  • Correa, who was also named to the America East All-Academic Team, started all 18 games in which she played. She had a 1.43 GAA with a .755 save percentage and three shutouts, and ranked third in the conference in both total saves (83) and saves per game (4.61).
  • Prior to the start of postseason play, four Wildcats received America East honors. Senior back Elizabeth Curry (Bremerton, Wash.) was named to the All-Conference Second Team while freshman midfielder Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kan.) was an All-Rookie Team selection.
  • Correa, Curry and junior midfielder Kristi Zarrilli (Gorham, Maine) were voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marks the end of UNH careers for eight Wildcat seniors – captain Erin Jackson (Wakefield, Mass.), Allie Coppenrath (Green Harbor, Mass.), Sarah Dobush (Pickering, Ontario), Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.), Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.), Kelly Spencer (Exeter, N.H.), Drea Noguiera (New Bedford, Mass.) and Curry.

VOLLEYBALL (15-14 overall, 7-5 America East)

  • The UNH volleyball team was ousted from the 2012 America East Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 loss to top-seeded University at Albany in a Nov. 16 semifinal match.
  • Prior to the start of the tournament, junior right side hitter Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) was named to the America East All-Conference First Team while outside hitter Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) and middle blocker Brenna Buckwalter (Evergreen, Colo.) were All-Rookie Team honorees and senior defensive specialist Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was voted to the All-Academic Team.
  • The end of the 2012 season marked the end of Wildcat careers for Schnepp and setter Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.). Schnepp established a UNH single-season record for digs with 560 in 2012 and ended her career with 997 digs.
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