February 7, 2011

Reed, Guarente: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

February 7, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) of the women’s basketball team and Matthew Guarente (Saugus, 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 this week's Wildcat Roundup.

 
STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Cari Reed, women’s basketball

     Cari, a sophomore from Oswego, New York, scored 16 of her game-high 19 points in the second half to help the UNH women’s basketball team erase a 12-point first half deficit to defeat the University at Albany, 60-46, at Lundholm Gym on Feb. 3. She was selected the team’s America East Player of the Game as she shot 7-for-10 from the floor, including 5 of 10 from 3-point range and also contributed five rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal. In the most recent game (59-50 loss to Binghamton University on Feb. 6), Cari finished with nine points, six rebounds, two assists and a career-high four steals.

     The shooting guard has scored in double digits in five of the last seven games, including a career-high 27 points (10 of 17 field goals; 6-for-11 3-pointers) Jan. 26 at Maine. Cari also eclipsed 20 points with 21 points against both Stony Brook (Jan. 15) and Rhode Island (Jan. 1). She has made five 3-pointers in a game three times this season.

     Cari leads the team in 3-pointers made (49) and attempted (128). She ranks second in both scoring (11.0 points per game) and assists (40) as well as third in rebounding (4.5 per game), steals (21) and minutes (737). The 49 3-pointers are #5 on UNH’s list of single-season superlatives and Cari is 14th on the career leaderboard with 68.

 

Matthew Guarente, men’s indoor track & field

     Matthew, a sophomore from Saugus, Massachusetts, was the individual champion of the high jump at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic that was held Feb. 5. He cleared the height of 6 feet, 8.25 inches to beat the runner-up, his brother Jason, by 2.25 inches. It was Matthew’s victory in the high jump of the 2010-11 indoor season.

     The high jump specialist closed January with a fourth-place finish at the Boston Indoor Games. One week earlier (Jan. 22), he was the top performer in a quad-meet against Stonehill College, College of the Holy Cross and Worcester State College at UNH’s Paul Sweet Oval. It marked Matthew’s second consecutive victory, as he won the high jump Dec. 11 vs. Maine.

     Last year as a freshman, Matthew placed fourth in the high jump at the New England outdoor championships and third at the America East outdoor championships. He was named to the America East All-Conference Indoor Team after placing third in the high jump at the league championship meet.

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Kevin Goumas, men’s hockey: Hockey East Rookie of the Week

Kayley Herman, women’s hockey: Women’s Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

Men’s hockey: Hockey East Team of the Week

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Monday, January 31

Men’s basketball: at Vermont 63, UNH 49

Wednesday, February 2

Men’s basketball: at UNH 62, Albany 59 (overtime)

Thursday, February 3

Women’s basketball: at UNH 60, Albany 46

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 4, at #3 Boston U. 2

Friday, February 4

Swimming & diving: at UNH 126, Maine 90

Men’s hockey: at #6 UNH 6, #15 Maine 3

Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival: 2nd place (day 1 of 2)

Saturday, February 5

Women’s ice hockey: #3 Boston U. 3, UNH 1

Gymnastics: #9 Michigan 196.8, UNH 195.375

Men’s hockey: at #6 UNH 5, #15 Maine 4

Skiing at Vermont Winter Carnival: 3rd place (final standings)

Men’s indoor track & field at Dartmouth Indoor Classic (non-scoring meet)

Women’s indoor track & field at Dartmouth Indoor Classic (non-scoring meet)

Men’s basketball: UNH 65, at Binghamton 59

Sunday, February 6

Women’s basketball: Binghamton 59, at UNH 50 

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, February 8

Women’s ice hockey at Quinnipiac, 7 pm

Wednesday, February 9

Men’s basketball vs. Stony Brook, 7 pm

Women’s basketball at Stony Brook, 7 pm

Friday, February 11

Men’s hockey vs. Merrimack, 7 pm

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival (Alpine: Dartmouth Skiway / Nordic: Oak Hill)

Women’s hockey at Vermont, 7 pm

Saturday, February 12

Men’s track & field vs. Vermont, 12 pm

Women’s track & field vs. Vermont, 12 pm

Gymnastics: UNH Invitational vs. Michigan State, Alaska, Brown, 7 pm

Women’s hockey at Vermont, 4 pm

Men’s hockey at Merrimack, 7 pm

Men’s basketball at UMBC, 7 pm

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival (Alpine: Dartmouth Skiway / Nordic: Oak Hill)

Sunday, February 13

Women’s basketball vs. UMBC, 1 pm

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (11-13, 5-7 America East)

  • New Hampshire went 2-1 last week and ended with consecutive wins against Albany (62-59 in overtime at home) and Binghamton (65-59 on the road); earlier in the week, the Wildcats were defeated by the UVM Catamounts. 
  • Senior center Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. Albany as well as 14 points and 10 rebounds at Binghamton. In three games last week, DiLiegro averaged 11.7 points per game on 61.5% shooting (16-for-26) from the floor. 
  • Freshman point guard Jordon Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) had a 4.67:1 assist to turnover ratio in three games last week. He had a career-high six assists vs. Albany. 
  • Junior forward Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) had a career-high six blocks against Albany. He is currently sixth on UNH’s single-season list (29) and fifth in career blocks (50). 
  • UNH has three consecutive double-digit win seasons for the first time since the 1970-74 seasons. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-16, 4-7 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team played two home games last week and prevailed 60-46 at home against Albany, then lost 59-50 to Binghamton. 
  • Sophomore guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) scored 16 of her game-high 19 points after halftime vs. Albany to help the Wildcats erase a 12-point halftime deficit. She was 7-for-13 from the floor, including 5 of 10 from 3-point range. 
  • Junior forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) recorded her eighth double-double of the season with a team-high 11 points and 11 rebounds against Binghamton. 

GYMNASTICS (4-3, 2-1 EAGL)

  • New Hampshire played host to ninth-ranked University of Michigan on Feb. 5 and recorded a season-high score of 195.375, but the Wolverines topped the ‘Cats with a mark of 196.8.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) set a personal best of 9.875 on the balance beam. She took third place overall.
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) had a team-high mark of 9.825 in the vault and finished in third place overall. She was also the top ‘Cat in the uneven bars and once placed third with a score of 9.8
  • Steinberg (39.175) and Fobes (38.75) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the all-around.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (17-5-4, 15-2-2 Hockey East)

  • Sixth-ranked UNH swept the two-game “White Out the Whitt” weekend series vs. 15th-ranked Maine with 6-3 and 5-4 victories last weekend.
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) became the 69th UNH player to join the Century Club Feb. 4 vs. Maine. His 50th career goal was also his 100th point. He has six goals and two assists for eight points in the last four games. Thompson ranks first nationally in goals per game (0.88) and second in points per game (1.62).
  • The recently assembled sophomore line of Dalton Speelman (San Jose, Calif.), Austin Block (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) has scored seven goals in three games.
  • Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) tallied four points last weekend, all on assists, to increase his career point total to 99. He has eight assists in the last four games.
  • Kevin Goumas (Lake Worth, Fla.) scored the first goal of his collegiate career Feb. 4 – it gave UNH a 4-2 first-period lead and proved to be the game-winning goal – and followed that with a goal and assist the following night.
 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (13-14-0, 6-11-0 Hockey East)

  • New Hampshire recorded the 700th victory in the program’s 34-year history when the Wildcats defeated third-ranked Boston University, 4-2 at Walter Brown Arena on Feb. 3. It was UNH’s third consecutive win against a nationally-ranked team.
  • Senior goaltender Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) finished with a school-record 52 saves in that 4-2 win at BU; her 21 third-period saves were one shy of the school single-period record. Herman has stopped 141 of 150 shots (.940 save percentage) in her last four games.
  • With four Hockey East games remaining, UNH is sixth in the league standings – four points behind Northeastern and two points ahead of both Maine and Vermont. NU and Maine hold the head-to-head tiebreaker vs. the Wildcats, who have a two game series at UVM this weekend (UNH won the first meeting).
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team, which was in second place following the opening day of competition, finished third at the Vermont Winter Carnival that was held Feb. 4-5.
  • Zach Clayton (Manassas, Va.) and Laura Rozinowicz (Toronto, Ontario) had the top individual effort with second place in the men’s slalom and women’s giant slalom, respectively. Paul Atkinson (Toronto, Ontario; fifth) and Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) also had top-10 finishes in the slalom, as did Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) in the GS.
  • Three Wildcats posted three top-10 finishes in both the women’s 5K freestyle race and 15K classic. Tasha Kullas (Timmins, Ontario), Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) were sixth, eighth and 10th  in the 5K freestyle; Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah; sixth), Kullas (seventh) and Egan (eighth) led the way in the 15K classic.
  • UNH also had three top-10 finishes in the men’s giant slalom. Chad Lawrence (Hastings, Minn.) led the way in fourth place and was followed by Coffey (fifth) and Atkinson (sixth).
  • Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) was the top ‘Cat in the women’s slalom in third place.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-1)

  • In its final home meet of the season, UNH broke a pair of pool records and claimed first place in every event to defeat the University of Maine, 126-90, Feb. 4 at Swasey Pool. 
  • Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) set a pool record with a winning time of 2 minutes, 1.26 seconds in the 200-yard backstroke. She earned another first-place finish in the 100 freestyle.
  • Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) had a record-breaking performance in the 200 breaststroke as she touched the wall in 2:18.47. Little was also part of the first-place 200 medley relay and finished second in the 100 backstroke.
  • Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) also swam a leg in the winning 200 medley relay and had a first and second place in individual events; she won the 100 back and raced to second place in the 100 butterfly.
  • UNH claimed the top two spots in four events, including 1-2-3 in the 200 freestyle and 500 free. In the 200 free, Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario), Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.) were the top three competitors. McCandless also swam to victory in the 100 butterfly and Wollenzien was second in the 100 free. Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.) and Jessica Perry (Middleboro, Mass.) swept the 200 free.

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH won four events at the non-scoring Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Feb. 5.
  • Sophomores Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) and Jason Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) placed first and second, respectively, in the high jump with leaps of 6-feet, 8.25 inches and 6-6.
  • The Wildcats also finished 1-2 in the mile and 800-meters. Tyler Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) won the mile in 4 minutes, 17.62 seconds and was followed by Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) in 4:17.93. Jake McDougle (Walpole, N.H.) was the fastest competitor in the 800m (1:55.82) and was followed by Kevin Greene (1:57.60).
  • Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H.) and Mike Marshall (Salem, N.H.) barely missed out on first-place finishes. Godfrey was .01behind the winner of the 500m and Marshall trailed the 60m hurdle victor by .06.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire recorded five first-place finishes at the non-scoring Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Feb. 5.
  • Senior Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) captured a win in the pole vault. It marked her second consecutive win in the event and fourth of the indoor season.
  • Senior Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) had the top effort in the long jump while classmates Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) crossed the finish line first in the 3,000 meters and Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) was the fastest runner in the 500m.
 

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.
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