February 11, 2013

Hogan, Pavelski: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

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

February 11, 2013

DURHAM, N.H.Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) of the women’s basketball team and Scott Pavelski (Plover, Wis.) 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Kelsey Hogan, women’s basketball

     Kelsey, a junior from Nashua, New Hampshire, scored a team- and season-high 17 points to lead the UNH women’s basketball team to a 67-45 victory against the University of Vermont on Feb. 6 at Lundholm Gym.

     The point guard and co-captain, who played 25 minutes in her return to the starting lineup (she had missed five consecutive games before coming off the bench Feb. 2 at Stony Brook), shot a perfect 6 of 6 from the field and that included four 3-pointers.

     Kelsey is the first Wildcat since January 2005 to shoot 100% from the floor (minimum five field goals) and she made her 100th career 3-pointer with the last of her four vs. UVM to become the 11th player in program history to reach that milestone; the four 3-pointers matched her career high.

     Kelsey also recorded a team-high four rebounds as well as two assists against the Catamounts; she was named UNH’s America East Player of the Game.

     In the Feb. 2 game at Stony Brook, Kelsey became the 13th UNH Wildcat to reach 250 career assists with the second of her three in that game.

     Through 22 games this season (15 games played), Kelsey leads the team in assists (50; 3.3 per game) and also ranks third in scoring (8.5 ppg), fifth in rebounding (3.1 rpg), second in minutes per game (31.5) and third in 3-point field goals (14-50).

     In early January, Kelsey recorded team highs in points (12) and assists (three) vs. SBU. She made 4 of 6 field goals, including her only 3-point attempt, and went 3-for-4 from the foul line to finish with 12 points at Vermont; she also tallied four rebounds, two assists and a steal.

     Kelsey matched her career high of nine assists Nov. 17 at the College of the Holy Cross. In the season opener at Yale University, she made all eight free throw attempts and the eight foul shots marked a career high.

     Kelsey joined the UNH women’s basketball program in the 2008-09 season but incurred a season-ending knee injury after just three games. She also redshirted the 2009-10 season before returning to action in 2010-11. Kelsey started all 29 games that season and led the America East conference in both 3-point field goal percentage (.413) and assists (118) en route to garnering All-Rookie Team recognition.

     Last year as a sophomore co-captain, Kelsey once again led the conference in 3-point FG percentage (.446). She was atop UNH’s assist leaderboard (76) and also ranked third in points (307), scoring average (10.2) and rebounding (3.8 per game).

     Kelsey’s career highlights include 20 points vs. Bryant University (Nov. 14, 2008) and a 10-rebound effort vs. Seton Hall University (Nov. 16, 2011).

 

Scott Pavelski, men’s ice hockey

     Scott, a senior from Plover, Wisconsin, lifted the fourth-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team into a 3-3 tie against Providence College on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Whittemore Center.

     With the Wildcats trailing by a goal late in regulation, Pavelski converted a pass from Casey Thrush into his third goal of the season to forge a 3-3 tie with 3:26 remaining in the third period.

     It marked the second point in as many games for Scott, who tallied an assist on UNH’s lone goal against Merrimack College on Feb. 2. The centerman had a plus/minus rating of +1 both games, and he recorded a +2 rating as well as an assist Jan. 19 against Providence.

     Scott’s other season highlights include a goal in the Oct. 20 win against Boston University and an assist on the game-winning goal in the Nov. 18 victory at BU.

     Scott has played in 25 of 26 games this season and recorded six points on three goals and three assists with a +3 rating.  Last year as a junior, he tallied four points (3g, 1a) in 21 games and scored his first collegiate goal Oct. 21, 2011 against St. Cloud State University.

     Scott was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team each of his first three years as a Wildcat.

  

RECENT RESULTS

Wednesday, February 6

Women’s basketball: at UNH 67, Vermont 45

Men’s basketball: at Vermont 63, UNH 48

Friday, February 8

Gymnastics: 3rd place (193.300) at Maryland with Towson, N.C. State

Skiing: 4th place at Dartmouth Winter Carnival (day 1 of 3)

Men’s ice hockey at Providence: POSTPONED; rescheduled to Feb. 13 (7pm)

Saturday, February 9

Women’s ice hockey at Boston U.: POSTPONED; rescheduled to Feb. 20 (7pm)

Skiing: 4th place at Dartmouth Winter Carnival (day 2 of 3)

Sunday, February 10

Women’s ice hockey vs. Connecticut: POSTPONED; rescheduled to Feb. 11 (7pm)

Men’s ice hockey: at No. 4 UNH x, Providence x

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, February 11

Women’s ice hockey vs. UConn, 7 pm (TV: Fox College Sports Atlantic)

Men’s track & field at America East Championships, 12 pm (at Reggie Lewis Center)

Women’s track & field at America East Championships, 12 pm (Reggie Lewis Center)

Tuesday, February 12

Men’s track & field at America East Championships, 12 pm (at Reggie Lewis Center)

Women’s track & field at America East Championships, 12 pm (Reggie Lewis Center)

Wednesday, February 13

Men’s basketball vs. UMBC, 7 pm

Women’s basketball at UMBC, 7 pm

Men’s ice hockey at Providence, 7 pm (TV: Cox Communications)

Thursday, February 14

Women’s swim & dive at America East Championships (at U. of Maine)

Friday, February 15

Women’s swim & dive at America East Championships (at U. of Maine)

Women’s ice hockey at Providence, 7 pm (TV: Cox Communications)

Skiing at Middlebury Carnival (Alpine: Snow Bowl; Nordic: Rikert Touring Center)

Saturday, February 16

Men’s Track & Field at Home Open Meet, 12 pm

Women’s Track & Field at Home Open Meet, 12 pm

Women’s swim & dive at America East Championships (at U. of Maine)

Women’s lacrosse at Hofstra, 11 am [Season opener]

Women’s basketball at Boston U., 1 pm

Gymnastics at Air Force with Lindenwood, 8 pm Eastern

Skiing at Middlebury Carnival (Alpine: Snow Bowl; Nordic: Rikert Touring Center)

Sunday, February 17

Women’s ice hockey vs. Providence, 2 pm

Men’s basketball at Boston U., 1 pm

Men’s ice hockey at Boston College, 4 pm

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (6-16 overall, 2-8 America East)

  • The UNH men’s basketball team was defeated 63-48 by the University of Vermont at Patrick Gym on Feb. 6. The Wildcats never pulled even – or took the lead – after falling behind 7-0 in the opening three minutes of the game and UNH’s bench outscored the starters, 27-21.
  • Junior forward Patrick Konan (Gainesville, Fla.) scored a team-high 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the floor and 3-for-4 from the foul line. He also recorded five rebounds, two assists and a block.
  • Junior guard Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) scored 11 points in 19 minutes off the bench. He made 3 of 6 field goal attempts, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range. Morris had not scored in double digits since the Nov. 10 season opener against Suffolk, when he scored 13 points.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Feb. 13 (7 p.m.) at home against UMBC. The Wildcats then travel to play Boston University on Feb. 17 (1 p.m.)
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-13 overall, 4-6 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team opened the game with a 10-0 run, held a 29-11 halftime lead and led by as many as 30 points (57-27) en route to a 67-45 victory against the University of Vermont at Lundholm Gym on Feb. 6. The Wildcats have won three of their last four games.
  • The 30-point lead marked UNH’s largest of the season and the 22-point margin of victory is the second largest.
  • The Wildcats established season highs in both field goal percentage (57.5%; 23-40) and 3-point field goal percentage (61.5%; 8-13) in that Feb. 6 game against the Catamounts. The eight 3-pointers tied a season high, the 15 assists ranks No. 2 and the 67 points is the third highest total for the year.
  • The 57.5% field goal percentage marks UNH's best effort since Jan. 22, 2010, when the ‘Cats shot 57.9% (33-57) against Albany. The 61.5 3-point FG% is the team's best sharpshooting effort since Dec. 11, 2003, when UNH made 6 of 9 3-pointers (66.7%) against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Junior point guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) scored a game- and season-high 17 points on 6 of 6 shooting from the floor and that included four 3-pointers.
  • Hogan became the 11th player in program with 100 career 3-pointers made with the last of her four. She also became the first Wildcat to shoot 100% from the floor (minimum five field goals) since January 29, 2005.
  • Sophomore shooting guard Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) scored a career-high 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting. She matched her personal best of two 3-pointers.
  • Freshman forward Kendall Martenet (Waukesha, Wis.) netted a career-high six points as she made 1 of 2 field goals and all four free throws. The four FTs marked a personal best.
  • New Hampshire hits the road for both of this week’s games. The Wildcats play Feb. 13 (7 p.m.) at UMBC and Feb. 16 (1 p.m.) at Boston University (1 p.m.). UNH then opens a three-game homestand Feb. 20 (7 p.m.) vs. Hartford.
 

GYMNASTICS (7-3 overall, 4-2 EAGL)

  • The UNH gymnastics team recorded 193.300 points to place third in an EAGL quad meet against 17th-ranked University of Maryland (195.100), North Carolina State (194.600) and Towson University (192.250).
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) tied for first place on the uneven bars with a mark of 9.850.
  • Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) was the top ‘Cat and placed second overall on the balance beam with a 9.750.
  • Erin Machado (Swansea, Mass.) matched a personal best with a team-high score of 9.850 on the floor exercise to tie for fifth place overall.
  • New Hampshire returns to action Feb. 16 at Air Force in a meet that also includes Lindenwood University. The meet begins at 8 p.m. Eastern.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (16-7-2 overall, 11-6-1 Hockey East)

  • The fourth-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against Providence College on Feb. 10 at the Whittemore Center. The game that had been scheduled for Feb. 8 will be played Feb. 13 (7 p.m.) at Schneider Arena; the game will be televised on Cox Communications.
    • Senior forward Scott Pavelski (Plover, Wis.) scored the game-tying goal with 3:26 remaining in regulation off a feed from sophomore forward Casey Thrush (Easton, Md.).
    • Sophomore forward Grayson Downing (Abbottsford, British Columbia) and freshman forward Maxim Gaudreault (Annapolis, Md.) tallied multiple points. Downing tallied a goal and an assist – he has six points the last four games – while Gaudreault finished with two assists for his first career multiple-point game.
    • Sophomore goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) made 15 saves in the third period and stopped all five shots in overtime as part of a 39-save effort – his fourth highest total of the season.
    • Following its mid-week matchup, UNH plays Feb. 17 (4 p.m.) at Boston College. The Wildcats’ next home game is March 1 (7:30 p.m.) against UMass.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (11-14-2 overall, 7-7-1 Hockey East)

  • The UNH women’s ice hockey team saw both of last weekend’s games postponed due to the blizzard. Sunday’s game against UConn has been rescheduled for tonight – Monday, Feb. 11 – with a 7 p.m. start time at the Whittemore Center.
  • The game scheduled for Feb. 9 at Boston University has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 (7 p.m.).
  • New Hampshire plays a weekend home-and-home series against Providence College. The teams face off Feb. 15 (7 p.m.) at PC and Feb. 17 (2 p.m.) at UNH.

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team sits in fourth place following the completion of six of eight races at the Dartmouth Carnival. The meet will conclude with the men’s and women’s slalom races at Dartmouth Skiway at a date to be determined.
  •  The Wildcats, with 520 points, currently trail Vermont (713 points), Dartmouth (675) and Middlebury (565).
    • The women’s Nordic trio of Annika Taylor (Truckee, Calif.), Elizabeth Izzo (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) combined to finish third in Saturday’s 3x5K freestyle relay. Taylor recorded the fastest UNH split with a time of 16 minutes, 14.7 seconds. Izzo was clocked in 16:19.4.
    • One day earlier, Taylor led the Wildcats’ contingent in the 5K classic in seventh place overall by crossing the finish line in 17:24.3. Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) followed closely behind at 17:29.8 for ninth place.
    • Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) led a trio of UNH men’s alpine skiers among the top 12 giant slalom finishers with an eighth-place effort of 2 minutes, 1.69 seconds.
    • Kris Hopkins (North Andover, Mass.) was just .07 seconds behind Coffey for ninth place and Taylor Vest-Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) finished 12th with a two-run time of 2:02.74.
    • Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) led UNH’s women’s alpine contingent in the giant slalom in eighth place with an aggregate time of 2:09.01.
    • The Wildcats swept places 11-14 with Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario/2:09.49, 11th place) and Caroline Barry (Pittsfield, Mass./2:09.71, 12th place) edging out teammates Jenna Kantor (East Burke, Vt./2:09.78, 13th place) and Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec/2:09.89, 14th place).
    • UNH returns to action Feb. 15-16 at the Middlebury Winter Carnival. The alpine events will be held at the Snow Bowl while Nordic races are at Rikert Touring Center.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-2 overall, 2-1 America East)

  • The UNH women’s swimming & diving team did not race last week in preparation for the upcoming America East Swimming & Diving Championships, which will be held Feb. 14-17 at the University of Maine.
  • Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) was named the Most Outstanding Swimmer and Rookie of the Year following the conclusion of last year’s conference meet.
  • UNH swimmers have earned the Rookie of the Year award four of the last five years, and a Wildcat has been named America East Swimmer of the Year 16 times.
  • UNH won the America East Coaching Staff of the Year award for the third consecutive time in 2012; it marked the 12th overall conference honor in head coach Josh Willman’s career.
 

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s indoor track & field team did not compete last week in preparation for the America East Championships that will be held Feb. 11-12 at the Reggie Lewis Center (Northeastern University; Boston).
  • UNH finished fourth at the 2012 indoor conference championships and fields a youthful squad this season.
  • Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) was named the America East Track Performer of the Week after a victory in the 800 meters at the Rhode Island Invitational (Feb. 2). Greene is coming off four straight individual victories between the 800 meter, 1,000 meter and mile events.
  • UNH will also look for top performances on the track from senior Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) and sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.). Sinotte was runner-up in the cross country championships this fall and most recently added a fifth-place finish in the 1,000 meters at the URI Invite. Anderson picked up AE Track Performer of the Week honors earlier this season and should form a powerful middle distance duo with Greene after he took third in 800 meters at URI.
  • Seniors Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.), George Jumpp (Manchester, N.H.) and Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) will lead the men's side in the field. Lyle placed second in the weight throw at last year's championships, while Jumpp owns a trio of second-place finishes in the event this season. Guarente won the high jump at the conference championships two years ago and most recently took fifth in the event at the URI Invitational.
 

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s indoor track & field team did not compete last week in preparation for the America East Championships that will be held Feb. 11-12 at the Reggie Lewis Center (Northeastern University; Boston).
  • UNH claimed sixth place at last year's conference championships and features a balanced mix of veteran athletes and talented newcomers this season.
  • Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) remains one of the top distance runners in the league after claiming the individual cross country crown in the fall. She took fifth overall in the mile at the Terrier Classic and won the 3,000 meters against Holy Cross.
  • The junior tandem of Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) should also contribute in the distance races. Twombly, the reigning America East Track Performer of the Week, topped a field of 27 runners to capture the 800 meters at the URI Invitational. Beattie also picked up a victory at the same meet as she claimed first place in the mile.
  • Freshman Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) will headline a talented group of rookie sprinters after she broke the school record in the 60-meter dash earlier this season. The Florida native won the event at the Joe Donahue Games in a record-breaking time of 7.68.
  • Senior Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) is expected to lead UNH in the field after the thrower placed fourth overall in the weight throw at last year's conference championships. Read was named the America East Field Performer of the Week earlier this season following an ECAC-qualifying and winning toss against Maine.
 
 

AMERICA EAST FALL ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

     The UNH athletic department led the America East conference with 108 student-athletes named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the conference on Feb. 1. Additionally, 44 of those Wildcats received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll; that marked the second most in the conference.

     This marked the fourth consecutive year UNH had the highest number of representatives on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll. The Wildcats led the conference in 2011 (96), 2010 (95) and 2009 (86). In 2008, the 'Cats had the second highest total of 82.

     Of the 145 student-athletes that participate in America East sports in the Fall, 108 achieved the mark of 3.0 or higher, totaling 75 percent of the athletes. That mark gave the Wildcats the third ranking in percentage of honored athletes.

     The Wildcats led the way in four sports -- men’s cross country (23 honor roll/15 commissioner’s honor roll), women’s cross country (31/29), field hockey (15/7) and volleyball (13/7).

 

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.
  • UNH placed the highest number of men’s cross country student-athletes (23) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
 

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.
  • UNH placed the highest number of women’s cross country  student-athletes (31) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll, and that represented 93.5% of the team. Of those 31, 29 received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

 

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.
  • The UNH men’s soccer team had the highest percentage of representation (72.5%) on the America East Academic Honor Roll – a total of Wildcats made the grade.
 

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.
  • A total of 18 women’s soccer players were named to the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
 

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.
  • UNH had the highest number of volleyball student-athletes (13) on the America East Fall Academic Honor Roll.
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