SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP
January 28, 2013
DURHAM, N.H. – Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) of the ski team and Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) of the men’s ice 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.
Annika Taylor, skiing
Annika, a sophomore Nordic skier from Truckee, California, had one of the most outstanding weekends recorded by any University of New Hampshire skier – alpine or Nordic – by winning the 15K freestyle on the heels of a runner-up finish in the 5K classic at the Colby Carnival, which was held Jan. 25-27. She has finished no lower than fifth in four races this season.
Buoyed by her first- and second-place efforts, the UNH women’s Nordic team continued its 2013 domination – the Wildcats have won all four races of the EISA season.
Annika completed the 15K free course at Quarry Road Recreation Area with a time of 43 minutes, 57.9 seconds to beat the field of 96 other skiers on Jan. 27. One day earlier, she placed second of 103 competitors in the 5K classic with a time of 17:43.1.
One week earlier at the St. Lawrence Carnival, Annika opened the 2013 EISA season with a third-place effort in the 15K free on Jan. 18. One day later, she placed fifth in the 3K prologue freestyle with a time of 9:22.2.
In 2012, Annika finished 22nd in the 15K classic and 30th in the 5K free at the EISA Championships. Her season highlights included 11th place in the classic sprints at the UNH Carnival and 12th in the 10K classic at Bates. Annika recorded two other top 20 efforts, including 16th place in the 5K free at Dartmouth.
Prior to the EISA season, Annika also competed for West at the 2012 USSA Cross Country Junior Championships.
Trevor van Riemsdyk, men’s ice hockey
Trevor, a sophomore defenseman from Middletown, New Jersey, recorded a career-high four assists Jan. 26 to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s ice hockey team to a 6-2 victory against Merrimack College and earn MVP of the Battle for the RiverStone XII.
He set up the first goal of the game and UNH’s second goal, which gave the Wildcats a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish, as well as the team’s fourth and sixth tallies.
Trevor ranks second on the team in both assists (13) and points (19), and he is second among defensemen in plus/minus (+8). With those numbers, he is atop the Hockey East leaderboard in defensemen scoring and is 13th overall in points.
Trevor’s strong play on the blue line has helped UNH to a No. 1 ranking in Hockey East in both offense (3.48 goals per game) and defense (2.26 gpg) as well as penalty kill (93.4%). The penalty kill is ranked No.1 in the nation.
Trevor has recorded a point in 11 of 23 games this season with six multiple-point efforts, which included three consecutive two-point performances against Maine (2a), Vermont (2a) and UMass-Lowell (1g, 1a) spanning Nov. 4-16.
As a freshman in 2011-12, Trevor played all 37 games and recorded 19 points on four goals and 15 assists en route to being named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. His season highlights included a career-high two goals Feb. 24, 2012 at UMass.
Monday, January 21
Women’s swimming & diving: at Boston U. 179, UNH 121
Wednesday, January 23
Women’s basketball: at Hartford 63, UNH 56
Thursday, January 24
Men’s basketball: Hartford 51, at UNH 40
Women’s ice hockey: Northeastern 3, at UNH 1
Friday, January 25
Men’s ice hockey: at Merrimack 3, #4 UNH 2
Men’s track & field: 2nd of 13 at Boston Indoor Games
Women’s track & field: 6th of 12 at Boston Indoor Games
Skiing: at Colby Winter Carnival: 2nd place (Day 1 of 3)
Saturday, January 26
Women’s basketball: UNH 60 at Binghamton 52
Men’s basketball: UNH 63, at Binghamton 45
Gymnastics: 1st place (195.650 points) vs. Temple and Brown
Men’s ice hockey: #4 UNH 6, Merrimack 2 (at Verizon Wireless Arena)
Skiing: at Colby Winter Carnival, 3rd place (Day 2 of 3)
Sunday, January 27
Women’s ice hockey: at #5 Boston U. 3, UNH 2
Skiing: at Colby Winter Carnival: 3rd place (Day 3 of 3)
Monday, January 28
Women’s swimming & diving at Boston U., 3:30 pm
Coach’s Show with Dick Umile at Buffalo Wild Wings (Newington, NH), 7 pm
Tuesday, January 29
Women’s basketball vs. Maine, 7 pm (White Out Lundholm Gym)
Wednesday, January 30
Men’s basketball at Maine, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 1
Women’s swimming & diving vs. Maine, 5 pm (Senior Day)
Men’s ice hockey at Northeastern, 7 pm
Women’s ice hockey at Vermont, 7 pm
Saturday, February 2
Men’s basketball vs. Stony Brook, 4 pm
Men’s hockey vs. Merrimack, 7 pm (TV: WBIN & FOX College Sports Atlantic)
Women’s track & field at URI Invitational, 12 pm
Men’s track & field at URI Invitational, 12 pm
Women’s basketball at Stony Brook, 2 pm
Women’s ice hockey at Vermont, 2 pm
Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival (Nordic: Trapp Family Lodge) (Day 1 of 2)
Sunday, February 3
Gymnastics vs. George Washington and Yale, 1 pm
Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival (Nordic: Trapp Family Lodge) (Day 2 of 2)
MEN’S BASKETBALL (5-14 overall, 1-6 America East)
- The UNH men’s basketball team closed the week with a 63-45 victory at Binghamton University on Jan. 26; the Wildcats led wire-to-wire as the scored the first 10 points of the game. Two days earlier, the ‘Cats were upended 51-40 at home by the University of Hartford.
- Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Chris Matagrano (Sayreville, N.J.) both recorded a double-double to propel UNH past Binghamton. Myrick tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season while Matagrano finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
- Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) scored 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the floor to go along with five assists and five steals in the road win.
- Myrick averaged 13.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg last week. For the season, he is the UNH leader in scoring (14.6 ppg) and is second in rebounding (6.7 rpg). Myrick also leads the ‘Cats in 3-pointers (32) and 3-point percentage (35.2%) as well as free throws made (58) and attempted (92). In America East, Myrick is No. 5 in scoring and No. 8 in rebounding.
- Rhoads averaged a team-high 14.p ppg last week. Overall, he is third in scoring (10.9 ppg) and is averaging a team-high 3.7 assists per game.
- New Hampshire returns to action .
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-12 overall, 2-5 America East)
- The UNH women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week with a 63-56 loss at the University of Hartford (Jan. 23) followed by a 60-52 win at Binghamton University.
- Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) scored 23 points – a season-high by any Wildcat – on 8 of 14 shooting from the floor and 7 of 8 from the foul line to lead UNH to victory vs. the Bearcats. She also recorded eight rebounds, three steals and, for the second consecutive game, matched her personal best of four assists.
- Kaylee Kilpatrick (Saint John, New Brunswick) tallied a career-high 12 rebounds at Binghamton. One game earlier, she netted a personal-best 19 points (9-12 FGs, 1-1 FTs) at Harford; Kilpatrick also had three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks vs. the Hawks.
- Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.), who tallied 14 points and six rebounds at Binghamton, is ranked in the top 5 in America East in both scoring (No. 3- 12.9 ppg) and rebounding (No. 4- 7.7 rpg).
- Ariel Gaston (Toledo, Ohio) played 38 minutes in both of last week’s games. She committed just one turnover at Hartford and followed that with six points, four rebounds and three assists at Binghamton (with three turnovers).
- New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 29 (7 p.m.) at home against the University of Maine for White Out Lundholm Gym. The Wildcats travel to play Stony Brook University on Feb. 2 (2 p.m.).
GYMNASTICS (4-1 overall, 2-0 EAGL)
- The UNH gymnastics team recorded its highest score of the season (195.650) for a tri-meet victory against Brown and Temple at Lundholm Gymnasium on Jan. 26. UNH amassed season highs on vault, uneven bars and balance beam.
- Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) won the all-around gold with a 39.175. She led a top-four sweep on vault with a 9.825. She placed second on uneven bars (9.850) and third (9.775) on the floor exercise.
- Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa.) and Jillian Hudson (Sparkill, N.Y.) finished in a second-place tie on vault with matching scores of 9.800. It represented a personal best for Barile and a season high for Hudson.
- Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) ignited New Hampshire's uneven bar lineup with a first-place and personal-best 9.875. She placed second on the balance beam with a personal-best 9.800, which resulted in a share of third place with Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.), who tied her career high in the process.
- Machado starred on the floor exercise with a winning mark of 9.800.
- Erika Rudiger (Slidell, La.) tied with Jannelle Minichiello (Tewksbury, Mass.) for third place on the bars at 9.800. It was a career best for Minichiello. Rudiger equaled a personal best of 9.775 on the vault to place fourth and she placed second on the floor at 9.800.
- Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) led the way on the balance beam with a 9.875, which matched her season high and registered first place.
- The Wildcats return to action when they take on George Washington and Yale in a tri-meet Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium. UNH will show its support in the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink for the annual Stick it for the Cure meet. Wear pink, and get in to the meet for just $3.00. The Wildcat Kids' Club Clinic will take place immediately following the meet.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (15-6-2 overall, 10-5-1 Hockey East)
- The UNH men’s ice hockey team, which climbed one spot to No. 3 in this week’s national poll, split a weekend series against Merrimack College with a 3-2 loss at Lawler Arena (Jan. 25) followed by a 6-2 victory vs. the Warriors the next night at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.
- Sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) recorded a career-high four assists to earn MVP honors of the Battle for the RiverStone Cup XII.
- Freshman forward Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia) was moved to UNH’s to line Jan. 26 and responded with his first collegiate goal, which was the game-winning tally. Correale has tallied four points (1g, 3a) the past six games.
- Fellow freshman forward Collin MacDonald (West Milford, N.J.) also netted his first career goal in that game.
- Junior goaltender Jeff Wyer (Reading, Mass.) recorded a career-high 32 saves in Friday’s 3-2 loss at Merrimack, which marked his first start of the season in four games played.
- UNH continues to lead the nation in penalty kill (93.4%) and ranks fourth in offense (3.48 gpg) and 11th on defense (2.26 gpg); the Wildcats are the fifth least-penalized team at 9.5 penalty minutes per game.
- With 15 wins at the end of January, UNH has already matched the total from the 2011-12 season.
- New Hampshire returns to action Feb. 1 at Northeastern and plays host to Merrimack on Feb. 2. Both games are at 7 p.m.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-13-2 overall, 6-6-1 Hockey East)
- The UNH women’s ice hockey team were defeated 3-1 at home by Northeastern University (Jan. 24) and 3-2 at fifth-ranked Boston University (Jan. 27).
- New Hampshire twice battled back from a one-goal deficit to level the score, but could not do it a third time against the fifth-ranked Terriers. Sophomore defender Caroline Broderick (Marblehead, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season to tie the score at 1 in the first period, then junior forward Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario) pulled the ‘Cats even at 2 in the second period.
- UNH skated with an extra skater the last 2:28 of regulation and recorded three shots – as well as three others wide – but could not net the equalizer.
- Hitchcock finished the game with two points (goal, assist) while junior forward Arielle O’Neill (St. Catharines, Ontario) tallied two assists.
- Sophomore goaltender Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) was credited with 30 saves at BU to equal her second-highest total of the season.
- Freshman forward Brittney Redlick (Biggar, Saskatchewan) scored her fifth goal of the season Jan. 24 at the Whittemore Center when she lifted the Wildcats into a 1-1 tie in the second period.
- Freshman defenseman Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) recorded an assist vs. NU to move into a tie atop the team leaderboard in both assists (10) and points (16) with senior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario).
- Lavoie enters the week with 98 career points (51 goals, 47 assists) in 125 career games.
- UNH returns to action with a two-game series at the University of Vermont. The teams face off Feb. 1 (7 p.m.) and Feb. 2 (3 p.m.) at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
- The UNH ski team tallied 786 points to finish behind winner University of Vermont (962 points) and runner-up Dartmouth College (845) at the Colby Carnival that was held Feb. 25-27.
- Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.) and Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) finished first and second, respectively, in Sunday's women's 15K freestyle race to spearhead a team victory in the event.
- The Wildcat women's Nordic team has won the first four races of the EISA season, with Taylor's first career individual victory following on the heels of her second-place finish in Saturday's 5K classic. The sophomore crossed the finish line in 43 minutes, 57.9 seconds before Bean, the senior co-captain, lunged to the finish line at 44:02.3. Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) finished seventh in 44:38.1.
- Caldwell Bean and Izzo also finished in the top 10 in the 5K classic at seventh and eighth, respectively.
- Per Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) was the top 'Cat in the men’s 10K classic with a finishing-time of 25:57.7 for seventh place (35 points). Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden) placed 10th in 26:08.3.
- At Sugarloaf, Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) recorded her sixth consecutive top-10 finish in women's alpine skiing by clocking in at 1 minute, 31.86 seconds for seventh place in the slalom. Blanchard placed ninth in the giant slalom with a time of 1:47.84.
- Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) made it back-to-back top-10s with a combined time of 1:32.16 for ninth place. One day earlier, she was the top ‘Cat in the giant slalom with a fifth-place effort of 1:47.17.
- Jenna Kantor (East Burke, Vt.) clocked in at 1:47.50 for seventh place in the giant slalom.
- Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) recorded a sixth straight top-10 showing by finishing seventh in the slalom at 1:26.90 to lead UNH's efforts. Coffey placed eighth in the opening day of competition on the giant slalom course.
- Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) was the top UNH skier in the men’s giant slalom by virtue of his seventh-place time of 1:42.19.
- The Nordic portion of the Vermont Carnival takes place Feb. 2-3 at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt. UNH is in second place with 394 points following the two alpine races, which occurred Jan. 11-12 at Mt. Mansfield
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (6-2 overall, 1-1 America East)
- The UNH women's swimming & diving team fell to Boston University on Jan. 21 by a score of 179-121.
- Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) won three events as she was first to touch the wall in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.97, then was the fastest swimmer in the 200 breast at 2:19.56 and finished the day with first place in the 400 individual medley at 4:25.76.
- Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) completed the meet with one first-place and one second-place effort. She took gold in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.84 and silver in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 57.15 seconds.
- Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) won the 200 fly with a time of 2:04.39 and was runner-up in the 1000 freestyle at 10:22.49.
- Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) blazed through the water in the 50 free with a time of 24.29 seconds.
- UNH wraps up the regular season Feb. 1 (5 p.m.) with Senior Day against the University of Maine at Swasey Pool.
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH men’s track & field team placed second of 13 teams competing at the Joe Donahue Games on Friday, Jan. 25. The Wildcats racked up 98 points, while Brown University captured the meet with a total of 104 points.
- Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) cruised to a first-place finish in the mile in an IC4A-qualifying time of 4:12.75. Senior Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) added a third-place finish in the mile at 4:18.28.
- The Wildcats' 4x800 meter relay team of sophomore Timothy Brown (Southington, Conn.), sophomore Zachary Chabot (Manchester, N.H.), senior David Gervais (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.) finished first in a time of 7:57.37.
- In the field, freshman Dylan Pelletier added a pair of runner-up finishes in the long jump and triple jump with leaps of 16-6.25 and 41-7.00, respectively.
- Back on the track, sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.) picked up a third-place finish in the 800m as he crossed the finish line in a New England-qualifying time of 1:55.36.
- Senior Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) finished fourth in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.09 to qualify for the New England Championships.
- Three Wildcats also competed at the Terrier Invitational that was held Jan. 26. Greene won an event for the second time in as many days with a first-place effort in the 1,000m; he bested the field of 64 runners with an IC4A-qualifying time of 2:25.99.
- UNH returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 2 in the URI Invitational at noon.
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH women’s track & field team competed at two events – the Joe Donoahue Games (Reggie Lewis Center) and Boston University Terrier Classic -- in Boston on Friday, Jan. 25. The Wildcats placed sixth of 12 teams competing at the Joe Donahue Games.
- Freshman Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) continued her impressive rookie campaign with a victory in the 60-meter dash as she crossed the finish line in aschool-record and ECAC-qualifying time of 7.68 seconds at the Joe Donahue Games.
- Fellow freshman Natalie Bilynsky (Epping, N.H.) finished fifth overall in the event and qualified for New Englands with a time of 7.92, and classmate Joya Helander (Madison, Conn.) took sixth at 7.98.
- Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass,), fresh off a victory in the 3,000 meters against Holy Cross one weekend earlier, placed fifth overall in the mile at the Terrier Classic. Maguire crossed the finish line in a time of 4:48.32 in the field of 123 runners.
- Junior Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and senior Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) finished ninth and 19th, respectively, in times of 4:55.64 and 5:02.81.
- Senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) finished 17th overall in the 5,000 meters in a time of 17:24.59, while junior Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) took 26th at 17:44.09.
- Back at the Joe Donahue Games, senior Megan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) was runner-up in the 1,000 meters with a New England-qualifying time of 2:58.32. Junior Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) also qualified for New Englands with a fourth-place finish at 3:01.10.
- In the field, sophomore Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) picked up a second-place finish in the high jump with a cleared height of 5-5.0, while freshman Randi Fries (Acton, Mass.) also took runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 15-9.75.
- Sophomore Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) took third overall in the 60-meter hurdles and qualified for the New England Championships with a time of 9.24.
- UNH returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they participate in the URI Invitational at noon.
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 three awards as he was named New England Football Writers Coach of the Year, AFCA Regional Coach of the Year and Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Football 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), as well as fourth Gridiron Club award (2000, 2004, 2009, 20012).
- 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. He is just the fourth player ever named to the Walter Camp Foundation All-America Team three times; two of the others are UNH wide receiver David Ball and quarterback Ricky Santos.
- 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 District 1 First Team for the second time in as many years.
- Evans played in the East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game (Jan. 19) while senior cornerback Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.) and Smith were selected to play in the Texas vs Nation All-Star Game (Feb. 2).
- 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.), Peters 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.