February 15, 2010


DURHAM, N.H. Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) of the women’s gymnastics team and Bobby Butler (Marlboro, 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.





Chelsea Steinberg, women’s gymnastics

     Chelsea, a junior from Ridgewood, New Jersey, had her best collegiate meet to lead the UNH gymnastics team to victory with its second-highest score of the season (194.975) against Brown at Lundholm Gymnasium on Feb. 12. Chelsea was part of the record-setting effort on the uneven bars; the team mark of 49.3 shattered the previous benchmark of 49.175.

     Chelsea won the all-around competition with a score of 39.350 that stands at the highest mark by an EAGL gymnast and third-highest mark in the Northeast Region in the 2010 season. She placed first on vault with a score of 9.85 to tie her personal best, second on both beam (9.85) and floor exercise (personal-best 9.9), and fifth on bars with a personal best of 9.75.


Bobby Butler, men’s ice hockey

     Bobby, a senior captain from Marlboro, Massachusetts, scored a career-high four goals, including a natural hat trick in the third period that proved to be the difference in UNH's 5-2 win against Providence on Friday night. The four points matched his career high.

     Bobby, whose previous career high was two goals, struck early in the game to give the ‘Cats a 1-0 lead and scored the only three goals of the third period to break a 2-2 tie and further extend UNH’s advantage. After giving UNH a 3-2 lead at 9:04 of the final frame, Bobby struck again at 17:21 to push the lead to two goals and then netted a shorthanded goal into an empty net with 49 seconds remaining to secure the win.




Bobby Butler, men’s hockey – Player of the Week (Hockey East)




Tuesday, Feb. 9

Men’s basketball: UNH 62, at Albany 53

Thursday, Feb. 11

Men’s basketball: at UNH 67, Binghamton 60

Friday, Feb. 12

Men’s hockey: #15 UNH 5, Providence 2 (Operation Hat Trick)

Gymnastics: at UNH 194.925, Brown 188.30

Men’s indoor track & field: at BU Valentine Classic (non-scoring meet)

Women’s indoor track & field: at BU Valentine Classic (non-scoring meet)

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival, 4th place (Day 1 of 2)

Saturday, Feb. 13

Women’s ice hockey: at #6 UNH 4, Vermont 2

Skiing at Dartmouth Winter Carnival: 4th place (13 teams)

Women’s basketball: UMBC 54, at UNH 40

Men’s track & field at BU Valentine Classic (non-scoring meet)

Women’s track & field at BU Valentine Clasic (non-scoring meet)

Sunday, Feb. 14

Women’s ice hockey: #6 UNH 4, Vermont 0

Men’s basketball: at Vermont 85, UNH 76 (overtime)



Tuesday, Feb. 16

Women’s basketball at Maine, 7 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Men’s basketball vs. Maine, 7 pm (White Out Lundholm Gym; Comcast SportsNet tv)

Friday, Feb. 19

Men’s hockey vs. Vermont, 7:30 pm (NESN tv)

Men’s track & field at America East Championships, 3 pm (at Boston U.)

Women’s track & field at America East Championships, 3 pm (at Boston U.)

Skiing at Williams Carnival (Alpine: Jiminy Peak; Nordic: Prospect)

Saturday, Feb. 20

Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston College, 2 pm (Senior Day)

Men’s hockey vs. Vermont, 7 pm

Men’s basketball at Loyola (Md.), 1 pm

Gymnastics at Michigan State, 1 pm

Men’s track & field at America East Championships, 3 pm (at Boston U.)

Women’s track & field at America East Championships, 3 pm (at Boston U.)

Skiing at Williams Carnival (Alpine: Jiminy Peak; Nordic: Prospect)

Sunday, Feb. 21

Women’s basketball vs. Albany, 1 pm [ Pink Zone (breast cancer fundraiser) ]

Women’s ice hockey at Boston College, 7 pm


MEN’S BASKETBALL (10-14, 5-8 America East)

  • UNH opened last week with wins against Albany and Binghamton before falling in overtime at Vermont.
  • Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) averaged 21.3 points per game as well as 4.7 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists per game in three games last week. He was the game’s leading scorer in all three games with 22 points at UA, 17 vs. Binghamton and 25 at UVM.
  • Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) tallied his 500th career point at Albany to become UNH’s 14th member of the 500 point – 500 rebound club.
  • UNH is 8-2 at home, which matches the best start since the 1994-95 team won 10 of its first 12 home games.
  • The Wildcats have posted four double-digit win seasons in a five-year span. The last time the ‘Cats accomplished that feat spanned the 1970-74 seasons.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-17, 3-9 America East)

  • In its only game of the week, UNH lost at home to UMBC.
  • Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded her third double-double of the season with 16 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. She has scored in double digits in 16 of the last 17 games.
  • UNH ranks second in America East in blocked shots with 117, and that mark ties the program’s single-season record established last year.



  • UNH recorded its second-highest score of the season (194.975) to defeat Brown at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats broke the school record for team score on the uneven bars with a mark of 49.3; the previous benchmark of 49.175 was set in 2004.
  • Allison Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) tied the UNH record on bars with an individual score of 9.95.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) recorded a career high of 39.350 in the all-around to mark the highest total by an EAGL gymnast and third-highest score in the Northeast region. Steinberg also recorded personal bests in balance beam and floor exercise and tied her personal best in the vault. She placed first on vault as well as second in both beam and floor.


MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-10-4, 13-5-3 Hockey East)

  • UNH, ranked 15th in the nation, upended Providence College by a 5-2 score at the Whittemore Center.
  • Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) recorded his first career hat trick with a four-goal effort. He scored the first goal of the game and potted three goals in the third period to break a 2-2 tie.
  • Butler, the league's leading scorer with 35 points in HE play, is tied for the nation's lead in goals scored with 23 and ranks in the top five nationally in points, points per game, goals and goals per game
  • Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) tallied a career-high three assists to extend his team-best point-scoring streak to 10 games.
  • UNH is unbeaten (7-0-2) against Hockey East foes at Whittemore Center this season.


WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (18-6-5, 12-5-2-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH swept a pair of home games vs. Vermont. The Wildcats will claim at least a share of the Hockey East regular-season title by sweeping its home-and-home series vs. Boston College.
  • Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) stopped all 24 shots she faced to record her second shutout of the season (third of her career) on Feb. 14. Minton went 2-0-0 last week with a 1.00 GAA and .956 save percentage.
  • Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) tallied a career-high four assists Feb. 13.
  • New Hampshire will honor its four seniors – Long, Kelly Cahill (Farmington Hills, Mich.), Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) and Shannon Sisk (Pipersville, Pa.) prior to the Feb. 20 game.



  • UNH competed at the non-scoring BU Valentine Invitational last weekend.
  • Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) finished first in the shot put for the second consecutive week.
  • Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) had a pair of top-10 efforts. He was fifth in the weight throw and seventh I the shot put.
  • Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) placed third in the high jump while Garrett Finn (Lebanon, N.H.) took fourth place in the triple jump.



  • UNH competed at the non-scoring BU Valentine Invitational last weekend and had three top-10 finishes.
  • Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) was the top ‘Cat finisher with third place in the 500-meters.
  • Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) was fourth in the weight throw.
  • Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) finished ninth in the long jump.



  • UNH finished in fourth place at the 100th Dartmouth Carnival. Aileen Farrell (Ottawa, Ontario) recorded a pair of top-10 performances with third place in the giant slalom and eighth place in the slalom.
  • Veronique Archambault-Leger (Verdun, Quebec) also finished on the podium with third place in the slalom.
  • Willie Ford (Plymouth, N.H.) had the top effort on the men’s side. He finished fifth overall in the giant slalom.



  • UNH was idle last week. The team returns to action Feb. 25-28 at the America East Championships (at Boston University).
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