UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
January 31, 2011
DURHAM, N.H. – Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) of the gymnastics team and Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) 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 this week's Wildcat Roundup.
Danielle Reibold, gymnastics
Danielle, a junior from Horsham, Pennsylvania, helped lead the UNH gymnastics team to a 194.025–192.150 victory against the University of Bridgeport at Lundholm Gym on Sunday, Jan. 30.
The 5-foot-6 all-around gymnast recorded a personal best of 9.85 to capture first place in the uneven bars against Bridgeport. Danielle finished third in the balance beam with a mark of 9.8 and tied for fourth in the floor exercise at 9.75. All three are her top marks this season.
Danielle has five other top-six efforts in the 2011 season and that included first place on the bars at Pitt and first place on the beam against Rutgers. She also tied for first in the bars vs. Rutgers, finished second on the bars against Maryland and sixth on the beam vs. Pitt.
Danielle is a two-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Team selection. Last season, she was an All-EAGL First Team honoree on bars and in 2009 as a freshman, Danielle was named to the vault Second Team; she has not competed in vault in six meet this season.
Mike Sislo, men’s hockey
Mike, a senior from Superior, Wisconsin, became the 68th UNH Wildcat men’s hockey player to record 100 career points with the last of his three points Jan. 28 at Providence College; he is the first UNH men’s hockey player from Wisconsin to join the century club.
The senior forward and captain attained the milestone at 18:22 of the second period when his goal gave New Hampshire a 4-1 lead at Providence (en route to a 5-2 road win). Mike also had an assist on the game-winning goal vs. PC on Jan. 29 (5-1 home win) to finish the weekend with four points.
In the national rankings, Mike is 10th in points per game (1.38) and fourth in assists per game (0.96). He ranks second on the team in points (33) with a team-high 23 assists; he is also tied for second in goals (10) as well as second in power-play goals (three), game-winning goals (two) and shots (92). Mike has recorded a point in 19 of 24 games, including a nine-game point-scoring streak and eight multiple-point efforts.
Mike was named to the 2010 Hockey East All-Academic Team, and in 2009 he had a team-high 19 goals and ranked second in points (31).
Kelsey Hogan, women’s basketball: America East Rookie of the Week
Paul Thompson, men’s hockey: Hockey East Player of the Week
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Tuesday, January 25
Men’s basketball: at Maine 64, UNH 50
Wednesday, January 26
Women’s basketball: UNH 67, at Maine 47
Friday, January 28
Men’s track & field at Reebok Indoor Games: 6th place / 17 teams (at Northeastern)
Women’s track & field at Boston Indoor Games: 4th place / 17 teams (at Northeastern)
Men’s hockey: UNH 5, at Providence 1
Saturday, January 29
Women’s ice hockey: Maine 3, at UNH 2
Men’s basketball: at UNH 60, Boston U. 48
Men’s hockey: at UNH 5, Providence 1
Women’s basketball at Boston U. 66, UNH 62
Sunday, January 30
Gymnastics: UNH 194.025, Bridgeport 192.15
Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 4 vs. Maine 2
Monday, January 31
Men’s basketball at Vermont, 7:30 pm (Comcast SportsNet)
Wednesday, February 2
Men’s basketball vs. Albany, 7 pm
Thursday, February 3
Women’s basketball vs. Albany, 7 pm
Women’s ice hockey at Boston U., 7 pm
Friday, February 4
Swimming & diving vs. Maine, 5 pm
Men’s hockey vs. Maine, 7:30 pm [White out the Whitt] (NESN)
Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival (Alpine: Mt. Mansfield/Nordic: Trapp Family Lodge)
Saturday, February 5
Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston U., 2 pm
Gymnastics vs. Michigan, 2 pm
Men’s hockey vs. Maine, 7 pm [White out the Whitt] (NESN)
Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival (Alpine: Mt. Mansfield/Nordic: Trapp Family Lodge)
Men’s indoor track & field at Dartmouth Indoor Classic, 12 pm
Women’s indoor track & field at Dartmouth Indoor Classic, 12 pm
Men’s basketball at Binghamton, 7 pm
Sunday, February 6
Women’s basketball vs. Binghamton, 1 pm
MEN’S BASKETBALL (9-12, 3-6 America East)
- New Hampshire split a pair of games last week with a road loss to Maine and home win against Boston University. UNH’s 12 point margin of victory was the Wildcats’ largest against the Terriers since a 13-point win in February 1995.
- Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.), who was featured online in the ninth episode of this year’s “America East Online,” helped the Wildcats end a seven-game losing streak to BU with 26 points on 8 of 19 shooting from the floor, including 4-for-10 from 3-point range. The senior guard also had five rebounds, an assist and block in 38 minutes. In two games last week, Conley averaged 15.5 ppg.
- UNH held BU to its lowest point total of the season (48) by limiting the Terriers to 14 field goals with a 26.9 % field goal percentage. That marked the lowest field goal percentage by a Wildcat opponent since January 2005.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-15, 3-6 America East)
- The UNH women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week with s 20-point road win (67-47) against Maine and a 66-62 loss at Boston University.
- Junior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded her seventh double-double of the season against BU with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. She scored 23 of 24 points in the second half on 7 of 14 shooting from the floor, including 4-for-6 from 3-point range. Beliveau finished with 13 rebounds and a career-high six assists at Maine.
- Sophomore guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) led three Wildcats in double digits against Maine with a career-high 27 points, which also marked the highest point total by a ‘Cat this season.
- Senior forward Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) netted a season-high 11 points at Maine to finish with one point less than her career high of 12.
GYMNASTICS (4-2, 2-1 EAGL)
- New Hampshire recorded a victory against Bridgeport Jan. 30 at Lundholm Gym. The Wildcats had a team score of 194.025.
- A ‘Cat won all four individual events. Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) had a personal best of 9.85 to win the floor exercise, Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) received a career-high 9.85 to top all competitors in the vault, Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) won the uneven bars (9.85) and Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.) had a personal-best 9.875 to capture the balance beam.
- UNH claimed the top three spots in the uneven bars. Reibold was followed by Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.; 9.775) and Lawrence (9.75).
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (15-5-4, 13-2-2 Hockey East)
- Seventh-ranked UNH outscored Providence College 10-3 to sweep last weekend’s home-and-home series against Providence. The Wildcats scored five goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season (5-2; 5-1).
- Senior forward Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) tallied a goal and two assists Jan. 28 to become the 68th member of the century club at UNH. Sislo is the first Wildcat from Wisconsin to record 100 career points.
- Senior forward Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) has tallied 14 points in the last seven games. He has 13 multiple point efforts in 24 games this season.
- Sislo, Thompson and Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) combined for nine points (3g, 6a) in Friday’s 5-2 road win. DeSimone’s three assists matched a career high.
- The newly-formed line of Dalton Speelman (San Jose, Calif.), Austin Block (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) each scored a goal in Saturday’s 5-1 victory.
- Junior goaltender Matt DiGirolamo (Ambler, Pa.) stopped 72 of 75 shots in the two-game series against the Friars for a .960 save percentage and 1.50 GAA.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (12-13-0, 5-10-0 Hockey East)
- New Hampshire remained in a tie for sixth place in the Hockey East standings following last weekend’s split of a two-game home series vs. Maine. The visitors won the opener, 3-2, but the Wildcats rebounded the next day to prevail 4-2.
- UNH recorded its 200th victory at the Whittemore Center with Sunday’s 5-2 victory vs. Maine; the ‘Cats have a 200-43-24 record for a .794
- Sophomore forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) matched her career highs in both assists (two) and points (three) in Sunday’s game.
- Senior defenseman and assistant captain Courtney Sheary (Melrose, Mass.) tallied an assist Saturday and scored the game-winning goal Sunday. She has now tied her single-season highs in goals (one), assists (seven) and points (eight).
- Freshman forward Sarah Campbell (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) has scored a goal three of the last four games.
- The UNH ski team did not compete in an EISA event last week after placing third each of the first two weekends. The Wildcats return to action Feb. 4-5 at the Vermont Winter Carnival.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (6-1)
- New Hampshire did not have a meet last week. The ‘Cats are at home for the last time in the 2011 season Feb. 4 against Maine.
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- UNH, led by individual wins by Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) and Dan Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.), placed sixth at the 17-team Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Friday, Jan. 28.
- DeTurk won the weight throw with a New England Championship-qualifying toss of 56 feet, 6.75 inches. John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) also had a NEC qualifying effort of 52-10 to earn seventh place
- Decrescenzo had a winning time of 14 minutes, 47.09 seconds in the 5,000 meters, and that was another New England Championship qualifying effort.
- Three other ‘Cats had NEC qualifying marks. Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) finished third in the 800m (1:54.16), Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) placed sixth in the shot put (48-10.25) and Steven Souza (Fall River, Mass.) was 11th in the 500m (1:06.62).
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- New Hampshire finished in fourth place at the 17-team Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Jan. 28. The Wildcats were led by individual titles from Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) and Chelsey Canavan (Stoneham, Mass.).
- Ciambra won the pole vault at a height of 12 feet, 11.75 inches to finish nearly eight inches higher than the runner-up with a New England Championship-qualifying effort.
- Canavan also had a NEC-qualifying performance with a winning time of 1 minute, 16.31 seconds in the 500 meters.
- Seven other ‘Cats turned in NEC-qualifying efforts and that included three athletes – Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.), Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) and Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) – in the 800m as well as Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.), who finished third overall in the triple jump with a qualifying leap of 39-4.50.
FALL SEASON WRAPUP
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- 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.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- 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/Fathead.com 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/Fathead.com 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.