Lawrence, Moses: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

March 21, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.) of the gymnastics team and Stevie Moses (Leominster, 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

Katie Lawrence, gymnastics

     Katie, a senior co-captain from Lyme, Connecticut, earned EAGL All-Tournament First Team recognition for her score of 9.8 on the balance beam at the league championship that was held March 19 at George Washington University’s Charles E. Smith Center. That score of 9.8 tied for the fourth-highest mark at the championship.

     Earlier this season, Katie tied her personal best of 9.875 on the beam against Bridgeport at Lundholm Gymnasium on Jan. 30. In her last home meet – March 7 vs. Central Michigan and Brown – Katie tied for second on the beam and also matched her personal best of 9.85 on the uneven bars to finish tied for fifth.

     Katie’s other season highlights included tied for second place on bars at Maryland (with Air Force); third on bars and fourth on beam at Bridgeport; fourth in both bars and beam vs. Michigan; and fourth on beam against nationally-ranked Louisiana State.

     Last week before the EAGL Championship, Katie was named to the EAGL All-Academic Team for the third time in her three-year career. She was also selected to the EAGL Second Team on beam for her consistent performances on that apparatus throughout the 2011 season. Katie is also a two-time selection to the NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Team.

 

Stevie Moses, men’s hockey

     Stevie, a junior from Leominster, Massachusetts, extended his goal-scoring streak to three games with a goal in last Friday’s Hockey East semifinal game vs. Merrimack College at TD Garden in Boston. He had also netted a goal in both of the quarterfinal games vs. the University of Vermont.

     The forward, whose speed is noticeable in shorthanded situations, has skated in all 37 games this season and is second on the team in goals (14) as well as tied for fourth in points (26); he ranks third in both plus/minus (+12) and shots (128).

     Stevie has recorded a point in 13 of the last 20 games with totals of eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points. He matched his career high of two goals Feb. 26 at Northeastern University and also tallied an assist vs. the Huskies to equal a personal best of three points. He also tallied three points Feb. 18 at Vermont as he tied his career high of two assists.

     In 109 career games, Stevie has compiled 25 goals and 38 assists for 63 points. His accolades include 2009 Hockey East All-Academic Team.

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Monday, March 14

Women’s lacrosse: at UNH 11, George Mason 8

Wednesday, March 16

Women’s lacrosse: at #11 Vanderbilt 11, UNH 6

Friday, March 18

Men’s hockey: Merrimack 4, UNH 1 (Hockey East semifinal at TD Bank; Boston)

Women’s lacrosse: UNH 20, Presbyterian 4 (at Marietta, Ga.)

Saturday, March 19

Gymnastics: 2nd place at EAGL Championship (195.175; at George Washington)

Women’s outdoor track & field: Husky Spring Open (non-scoring meet)

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, March 26

Women’s lacrosse at UMBC, 12 pm

NCAA Men’s Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, NH)

UNH vs. Miami, 4 pm (ESPNU HD & ESPN3.com)

Merrimack vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 pm (ESPNU HD & ESPN Syndication & ESPN3.com)

Sunday, March 27

NCAA Men’s Hockey Northeast Regional at Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, NH)

Quarterfinal game, 8 pm (ESPNU HD & ESPN3.com)

 

GYMNASTICS (11-9, 2-3 EAGL)

  • New Hampshire placed second at the EAGL Championship that was held March 19 at George Washington University. It marked the team’s highest finish since winning the title in 2003.
  • Head coach Gail Goodspeed recorded her 500th career victory at the meet and her 32-year record now stands at 501-266-2.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) earned All-Tournament First Team accolades on the beam (9.85), floor (9.85) and all-around (38.975) as well as Second Team on vault (9.8).
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) earned All-Tournament First Team recognition on floor (9.85), bars (9.8) and all-around (38.95).
  • Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) and Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) also captured All-Tournament First Team honors on the uneven bars at 9.8.
  • Katie Lawrence (Lyme, Conn.) was an All-Tournament First Team honoree with a score of 9.8 on balance beam.
  • Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) matched Steinberg and Fobes on the floor exercise with a 9.85 to garner All-Tournament First Team recognition.
  • Prior to the EAGL Championship, the All-League teams were announced at the annual team banquet. Fobes was a First Team selection in floor and all-around, Reibold was First Team on bars and Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) First Team on vault. Steinberg was a Second Team honoree on vault, beam, floor and all-around while Lawrence garnered Second Team recognition on beam.
  • Fifteen gymnasts were named to the EAGL All-Academic Team. Caliendo and Steinberg received the honor for the fourth consecutive year. Lawrence and Reibold were both recognized for the third time.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (21-10-6, 17-6-4 Hockey East)

  • UNH received an at-large berth to the 2011 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship to extend the second-longest active streak to 10 consecutive years. The Wildcats are the host of the NCAA Northeast Regional and will battle Miami University, the tournament’s overall No. 4 seed, March 26 (4 p.m.) at Verizon Wireless Arena.
  • New Hampshire was ousted from the Hockey East Championship in the semifinals with a 4-1 loss to Merrimack at TD Garden (Boston) on March 18.
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) was honored as Hockey East Player of the Year and a unanimous First Team All-Star at last week’s annual league banquet; it marks the third time in four years a UNH player has garnered that award. Thompson, the Hockey East Scoring Champion and Army ROTC Three Stars Award recipient, was also named a Hobey Baker Top 10 Finalist the same day.
  • Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) joined Thompson as a First Team All-Star.
  • Matt Di Girolamo (Ambler, Pa.) leads the nation in saves with 1,088. That total ranks third on UNH’s list of single-season superlatives; Mike Ayers holds the benchmark of 1,139.
  • At the Hockey East Banquet, UNH received the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award for averaging the lowest penalty minutes per game in league action.
 
 

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (5-3, 0-0 America East East)

  • New Hampshire went 2-1 last week as it completed a stretch of four games in four cities in seven days. The Wildcats opened the week with an 11-8 victory at home against George Mason, then lost 11-6 at 11th-ranked Vanderbilt and prevailed 20-4 against Presbyterian College (at Marietta, Ga.).
  • Junior captain Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) scored her 50th career goal with one tally vs. Presbyterian on March 18.
  • Junior captain Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) has scored a goal all seven games in which she has played this season.
  • Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) extended her point-scoring streak to 16 games by tallying multiple points all three games last week; it is the longest active streak on the team.
 

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • A handful of Wildcats began competition in the 2011 outdoor track & field season March 19 at the Husky Spring Open at Northeastern University. Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) raced to a first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 17 minutes, 21.61 seconds.
  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) placed second in the 10,000m with a time of 37:35.52 and Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) took third place in the hammer throw with a toss of 49.53 meters.
 

COMPLETED WINTER SEASON WRAPUPS

 MEN’S BASKETBALL (12-18, 6-10 America East)

  • New Hampshire saw its 2011 season come to an end March 5 with a 69-60 loss to Boston University in the America East quarterfinals. UNH raced out to a 12-3 lead but trailed 33-30 at the half. The Wildcats closed within one point, 39-38, with 15 minutes remaining but never regained the lead. 
  • Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) was one of four Wildcats honored at the America East banquet. He was named to the All-Conference Team. Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) was voted to the All-Academic Team, Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) was an All-Defensive Team selection and Jordon Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) was tabbed to the All-Rookie Team. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (9-20, 6-10 America East)

  • The UNH women’s basketball team saw its 2011 season come to an end with a 67-53 loss to Binghamton University in an America East quarterfinal on March 4. 
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) and Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) were honored at the America East banquet prior to the tournament. Beliveau, who was the recipient of the 2011 America East Player of the Game Award, was selected to the All-Conference Second Team and the All-Academic Team. Hogan was an All-Rookie Team honoree. 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-2, 7-13-1 Hockey East)

  • New Hampshire finished the 2011 season tied for sixth in the Hockey East standings and did not advance to postseason play.
  • Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario) was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star.
 

SKIING

  • The UNH ski team placed eighth at the NCAA Ski Championships that were held March 9-12; it was the team’s highest finish since 2000.
  • Zach Clayton (Manassas, Va.) raced to All-America First Team status with a third-place finish in the men’s slalom. He earned All-America Second Team recognition with 10th place in the men’s giant slalom.
  • Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) earned All-America Second Team honors with an eighth-place finish in the men’s slalom.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-1)

  • UNH closed the 2011 season Feb. 25-27 by capturing the ECAC Championship. The Wildcats won the final event of the meet – the 400-yard freestyle relay – in an ECAC, conference and school record time of 3 minutes, 23.65 seconds to capture the overall title. It is the Wildcats’ first ECAC title since 2005. 
  • UNH  totaled 11 ECAC champions with five school and five ECAC records at the University of Pittsburgh’s Trees Pool. 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH competed at the IC4A Championships that were held March 5-6 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center.
  • Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) set a school record in the heptathlon with a score of 5,041 points; he finished in seventh place overall. He tied for the third-best effort in the pole vault by clearing a height of 15 feet, 1 inch.
  • Matthew Guarante (Saugus, Mass.) finished just out of the scoring in ninth place in the men’s high jump with an effort of 6 feet, 8.25 inches.
  • Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) placed 12th in the weight throw with a toss of 55-10.25.

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire competed against 49 other schools at the ECAC Championships, which were held March 5-6 at Boston University’s Track & Tennis Center, and finished in 21st place.
  • Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) turned in a record-breaking first-place finish in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16 minutes, 24.09 seconds. She broke her own mark that she established two weeks ago at the America East Championship.
  • The Wildcats also established a school record in the 4x800m relay. The quartet of Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.), Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) Catherine Perella (Bedford, N.H.) and Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) placed fifth overall with a time of 8:56.92 to break the mark that had stood since 2003.
  • Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) finished 11th in the triple jump while Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) were 11th and 12th, respectively, in the pentathlon.
 

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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