SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP
April 1, 2013
DURHAM, N.H. – Nicole Grote (Ellicott City, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team and John Henrion (Holden, 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 the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.
Nicole Grote, women’s lacrosse
Nicole, a sophomore from Ellicott City, Maryland, recorded career highs in both assists (four) and points (seven) – both of which were team highs – to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to a 16-0 victory against Iona College on March 27. She also tallied three goals, one ground ball, one caused turnover and a personal best of two draw controls.
As a result of her outstanding game, Nicole was honored by America East as Rookie of the Week.
The freshman attack opened the game scoring on an unassisted goal with 2:55 elapsed from the game. She then set up the third goal at 16:02, scored the sixth goal (at 5:36) and assisted on the seventh (4:07) to record four points on eight of UNH’s first half goals.
In eight games this season, Nicole has recorded seven goals and six assists for 13 points. She ranks third on the team in assists as well as fifth in both goals and points.
She recorded her first career point with a goal at Longwood College (March 16) and finished that game with a career-high four goals. Nicole tallied an assist each of the next two games against Columbia University (March 20) and University at Albany (March 24) and extended her point-scoring streak to four games with the seven-point effort vs. Iona.
John Henrion, men’s ice hockey
John, a senior from Holden, Massachusetts, recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and a team-high nine shots to propel the 10th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team to a 5-2 victory against 12th-ranked University of Denver in an NCAA Northeast Regional semifinal game March 29 at Verizon Wireless Arena.
His third period goal against Denver extended the Wildcats’ lead to 4-2 and then he assisted on the empty-net goal by Casey Thrush that gave the ‘Cats a 5-2 lead with 2:20 remaining in regulation.
The 6-foot-1 forward also recorded a team-high four shots one night later in a 2-0 loss to third-ranked University of Massachusetts Lowell and at the conclusion of the Regional, he was named to the All-Regional Team.
John, who skated in all 39 games, recorded 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points. He is one of four ‘Cats to record double digits in both goals and assists; he tied for the team lead in both goals and game-winning goals (three), ranked fourth in points and first in shots (166).
His season highlights included three goals vs. UMass (March 2) for his first career hat trick, and the three points marked a season high. He had four other multiple-point games, including the NCAA regional, with a goal and an assist vs. St. Cloud State University (Oct. 13), Boston University (Dec. 6) and Providence College (Jan. 19).
In 142 career games, John recorded 66 points on 35 goals and 31 assists. He tallies single-season highs in goals and points this year and a personal-best 12 assists last season. His other career highlights included a career-high four assists – and points – at Harvard University on Nov. 22, 2011.
Last year as a junior, John tallied 17 points (5g, 12a) and that included a career-best four-assist performance against Harvard University on Nov. 22, 2011; the four points is also a personal best. He skated in all 39 games as a sophomore and finished with 19 points (12g, 7a). In 30 games as a freshman in 2009-10, John tallied four points (3g, 1a).
Nicole Grote, women’s lacrosse – America East Rookie of the Week
Wednesday, March 27
Women’s lacrosse: at UNH 16, Iona 0 (at Memorial Field)
Friday, March 29
NCAA Men’s Hockey Northeast Regional (at Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester)
#3 UMass Lowell 6, #8 Wisconsin 1
#10 UNH 5, #12 Denver 2
Saturday, March 30
NCAA Men’s Hockey Northeast Regional (at Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester)
#3 UMass Lowell 2, #10 UNH 0
Women’s outdoor track & field: 2nd place (136 points) at Maine
Men’s outdoor track & field: 2nd place (138 points) at Maine
Wednesday, April 3
Women’s lacrosse vs. Vermont, 3 pm (at Cowell Stadium)
Saturday, April 6
Women’s outdoor track & field vs. Holy Cross and Maine, 11 am
Men’s outdoor track & field vs. Holy Cross and Maine, 11 am
Gymnastics at NCAA Morgantown Regional, 6 pm
Women’s lacrosse at Binghamton, 1 pm
Wednesday, April 10
Women’s lacrosse vs. Boston College, 4 pm (at Memorial Field)
GYMNASTICS (17-7 overall, 6-2 EAGL)
- The UNH gymnastics team will be represented by three Wildcats at the NCAA Morgantown Regional on April 6.
- Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.) and Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) were selected as all-around competitors while Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa.) qualified as an event specialist on vault and floor exercise.
- Fobes, a senior, is the Northeast's fifth-ranked all-around gymnast – and No. 1 among individuals whose teams did not qualify – with a Regional Qualifying Score of 39.130. She earned EAGL All-Tournament First Team on bars (T-2nd) and Second Team on vault (T-ninth), floor (T-13th) and all-around (13th). For her outstanding performance through the season, Fobes garnered All-EAGL First Team on bars and all-around while notching Second Team on vault, balance beam and floor exercise.
- Gray scored a 9.875 to win the EAGL balance beam individual championship, becoming the first Wildcat to achieve that feat since Mariana Pena Trestini in 2006. The sophomore earned a berth on the EAGL All-Tournament First Team on beam, floor exercise and all-around to go along with Second Team on bars. The sophomore made it back-to-back years on the All-EAGL First Team for beam. Gray is ranked second in the region on beam with a 9.885 RQS and is 10th in all-around with a 38.595 RQS.
- Barile, who was feted as an All-EAGL First Team competitor on floor and Second Team on vault, earned a place on the All-Tournament First Team on floor and Second Team on vault at the league championship. The junior was UNH's most consistent performer in both events, posting a 9.815 RQS on vault (T-17th) and a 9.865 floor RQS (T-10th).
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (20-12-7 overall, 13-8-6 Hockey East)
- The 10th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team defeated 12th-ranked University of Denver, 5-2, in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship (Northeast Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena; Manchester, N.H.) on March 29, then lost to third-seeded UMass Lowell, 2-0, on March 30.
- It marked the fourth consecutive NCAA appearance the Wildcats advanced to the Regional final. UNH is the only team that has won an NCAA tourney game four of the last five years.
- UNH reached 20 wins in a season for the 19th time in head coach Dick Umile’s 24-year tenure.
- Senior forward John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) and sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) were selected to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the two-day event.
- New Hampshire played vs. UMass Lowell without Grayson Downing (Abbottsford, British Columbia) and Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.), the team’s top two scoring forwards who combined for 73 points this season.
- Sophomore forward Casey Thrush (Easton, Md.) matched his career highs in both goals and points with a two-goal effort against the Pioneers.
- Henrion recorded a goal and an assist – both in the third period – vs. Denver. He also had a team-high nine shots and +3 plus/minus rating. He also led the ‘Cats in shots (four) against UMass Lowell.
- All six UNH defensemen recorded a point in the 5-2 win vs. Denver. van Riemsdyk recorded a goal and an assist.
- At the Hockey East annual banquet, van Riemsdyk was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star. Sophomore goaltender Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) and junior forward Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) were Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Stars.
- Henrion earned the Army ROTC Three Stars Award and UNH was honored with the Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award for the fourth consecutive year and eighth time overall.
LACROSSE (3-6, 0-1 America East)
- The UNH women’s lacrosse team recorded a 16-0 victory against Iona College in a March 27 home game at Memorial Field. The Wildcats, who have won three of their last four games, recorded season highs in goals, assists (seven) and shots (35) while committing a season-low 12 turnovers and yielding only six shots.
- It marked the eighth shutout in UNH history and first since April 2002 (23-0 win vs. Binghamton University); the other six shutouts occurred between the 1977-81 seasons.
- Nicole Grote (Ellicott City, Md.) recorded career highs in assists (four) and points (seven) and was named America East Rookie of the Week.
- Starting goalie Kathleen O’Keefe (Chatham, N.J.) and Taylor Hurwitz (Holland, Pa.; three saves) combined for the shutout.
- Senior attack Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.) extended her goal-scoring streak to 10 games with a three-goal effort.
- Sophomore attack Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md.) tallied a goal and two assists to extend her team-best point-scoring streak to 13 games.
- Sophomore attack Becca Graves (Fairport, N.Y.) scored her first career goal and finished with three goals for a personal best of three points.
- Sophomore attack Emma Kriss (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) recorded her first career point as a Wildcat with an assist.
- New Hampshire returns to action April 3 at home against the University of Vermont. Game time at Cowell Stadium is 3 p.m.
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team opened the 2013 season with a second-place effort against the host University of Maine and Bates College on March 30.
- The Wildcats recorded a total of seven first-place finishes, including the 4x100 meter relay that was comprised of Brian Sullivan (Derry, N.H.), Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.), Christopher DeCarlo (Derry, N.H.) and Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.). The quartet combined for a time of 43.93 seconds.
- Adujuyigbe sprinted to a first-place time of 11.13 seconds in the 100m.
- Also on the track, Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) was the fastest runner in the 800m (1:53.64), Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.) was first across the 200m (22.73) and Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) topped the field in the 10,000m (31:50.32).
- In the field events, Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) prevailed in the high jump with a cleared height of 1.90m and Thomas Bove (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) leapt to a top-podium finish in the long jump at 6.64m.
- New Hampshire returns to action April 6 with a home meet against College of the Holy Cross and the University of Maine. Meet time at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility is 11 a.m.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team opened the season by sending six student-athletes to compete at the Raleigh Relays that were held March 29, then finished second as a team at the University of Maine against the Black Bears and Bates College.
- At the Raleigh Relays, Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) shattered the school record in the 5,000-meters run with a time of 16 minutes, 29.90 seconds. The previous record of 16:39 was established at the 2012 Raleigh Relays by Allison Letourneau.
- Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) raced to sixth place in the 10,000m by crossing the finish ling in 35:01.95. In the same heat, Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) and Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) finished consecutively in ECAC-qualifying times of 36:51.54 and 36:58.05, respectively.
- Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) won her heat of the 5,000m with a time of 17:18.65 and Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) won her 100m heat by dashing to a time of 12.34 seconds.
- The Wildcats recorded five first-place efforts at Maine. Abby Huntress (Saco, Maine) bested the field in the shot put with a mark of 11.10 meters, Michelle Gearin (York, Maine) was tops in the javelin at 39.13m and Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) slung the discus 38.15m to earn first place.
- On the track, Joya Helander (Madison, Conn.) was the fastest runner in the 400m with a time of 1:01.00 and Sydney Kay (Fairfield, Conn.) was first across the finish line in the 200m at 26.70 seconds.
- New Hampshire returns to action April 6 with a home meet against College of the Holy Cross and the University of Maine. Meet time at the Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility is 11 a.m.
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).
MEN’S BASKETBALL (9-20 overall, 5-11 America East)
- The seventh-seeded UNH men’s basketball team led second-seeded University of Vermont, 26-20, at halftime in a March 9 America East quarterfinal game (at Albany), but the Catamounts made a second-half comeback to record a 61-42 victory and oust the Wildcats from the tourney.
- Prior to the start of the tournament, junior guard Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) was named to the 2013 America East All-Academic Team.
- Senior guard Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) ends his UNH career ranked fourth all-time in games played (114), fifth in assists (307), sixth in minutes played (3,494) and 27th in points (1,015). He was the only Wildcat to start all 29 games in 2012-13.
- Senior forward Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) ends his career tied for sixth all-time in blocks (51). Myrick led this year’s team in scoring (13.6 ppg), field goals made (125) and attempted (358) and free throws made (89). He was second in rebounding (6.2 rpg), 3-pointers made (43), steals (26) and blocks (19); he was third in assists (34).
- The end of the season marked the end of UNH careers for seniors Chris Matagrano (Sayreville, N.J.) and Jeron Trotman (Huntsville, Ala.). This season, Matagrano played in all 29 games with 15 starts while Trotman was in the starting lineup seven times in 24 appearances.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (12-18 overall, 6-10 America East)
- The fifth-seeded UNH women’s basketball team advanced out of the America East Championship quarterfinals with a 49-46 victory against Stony Brook University on March 8. The Wildcats were then defeated 71-57 by top-seeded host University at Albany in a March 10 semifinal.
- With the score tied 46-46 vs. Stony Brook, junior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Wildcats into the semifinals for the first time since 2005. Hogan finished that game with a team-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers.
- Senior forward Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) and senior guard Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) were named to the America East All-Conference Second Team prior to the start of the tourney. Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass.) was an All-Rookie Team selection.
- UNH’s senior class of Reed, Frame, Jilliane Friel (Durham, N.H.) and Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) played in their final collegiate game March 10 against Albany.
- Reed is ranked third on the program's career 3-point leader board with 178; she is also No. 16 in blocks (41) and No. 17 in points (953). This year, she led the ‘Cats in scoring (12.4 ppg) and was second in rebounding (6.4 rpg).
- Frame, in just 52 games as a Wildcat, recorded 678 points (13.0 ppg) and 375 rebounds (7.2 rpg). In 2012-13, Frame led the squad in rebounding (7.0) and was second in scoring (10.8 ppg).
- Friel played in 24 games as a senior; one of her two starts was the America East semifinal at Albany. Wells played in all 30 games with 12 starts.
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.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (14-16-4 overall, 10-8-3 Hockey East)
- The UNH women’s ice hockey team’s season ended with a 5-4 overtime loss to Providence College in a Hockey East quarterfinal game at the Whittemore Center on March 2.
- Freshman defenseman Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) was named to the Hockey East All-Star Second Team and All-Rookie Team. She recorded a team-high 17 assists and finished second in points with 24.
- Sophomore goaltender Jenn Gilligan (Maple Ridge, British Columbia) was named Hockey East All-Star Honorable Mention. Gilligan finished the year with a 10-5-3 record, 2.29 GAA and .909 save percentage; in 15 league games, she was 8-4-2 with a 2.06 GAA and .915 save percentage.
- Senior forward Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) netted a third-period goal in the quarterfinal to end her UNH career with 57 goals and 51 assists for 108 points in 134 games. Lavoie led this year’s team in goals (12) and points (26).
- The end of the 2013 season marked the end of UNH careers for Lavoie, Katie Brock (Marblehead, Mass.), Kailey Chappell (Pickering, Ontario), Bryanna Farris (Carleton Place, Ontario), Paige Goloubef (Oakville, Ontario), Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.).
- The UNH ski team recorded six All-America performances en route to an eighth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships that were held March 6-9 by Middlebury College. Eighth place matches the Wildcats’ top NCAA placement since 1994.
- New Hampshire recorded the third-highest alpine team score (327 points) and that included the second-best men’s alpine mark (153).
- Prior to the start of the NCAAs, senior Nordic skier Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah) was named the winner of the National College Men’s and Women’s Skiing Elite 89 award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point-average participating at each of the NCAA’s 89 championships. Guiney was feted for compiling a 3.98 in genetics.
- Senior captain Taylor Vest-Burton (Breckenridge, Colo.) raced to a pair of All-America finishes. He earned First Team accolades with fifth place in the men’s slalom (March 8) and Second Team in the giant slalom (March 6) with a sixth-place performance.
- Junior Sam Coffey (Snowmass, Colo.) skied to All-America First Team in the slalom. Coffey, who earned All-America Second Team recognition in 2011, registered a two-run time of 1:39.75 to finish third overall in the 2013 slalom.
- Sophomore Coley Oliver (Salt Lake City, Utah) raced to All-America First Team in the giant slalom with a time of 2:03.18 that tied for second overall.
- Freshman Randa Teschner (Petawawa, Ontario) recorded an All-America Second Team finish in the slalom with 10th place overall.
- Senior Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec) missed All-America status by 0.48 seconds as she was 12th in the women’s slalom.
- Junior Jenna Kantor (East Burke, Vt.) posted a 12th-place finish in the giant slalom to narrowly miss All-America accolades by 0.12 seconds.
- Senior co-captain Anya Caldwell Bean (Wolfeboro, N.H.) capped her collegiate career on March 9 by earning All-America Second Team in the 15K freestyle mass start with a sixth-place finish.
- The end of the 2013 season marked the end of UNH careers for alpine skiers Catherine Blanchard (Eastman, Quebec), Marie-Elaine Lepine (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) and Vest Burton, and Nordic skiers Caldwell Bean, Liz Guiney (Park City, Utah), Kelsey Hoar (Shaftsbury, Vt.), Erik Lindgren (Pitea, Sweden), Kvehl McDermott (Putney, Vt.), Perry Thomas (Rindge, N.H.) and Ian Wilson (Wayzata, Minn.).
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 goalkeeper 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.
- Sam Lopes was named head coach of the program on Feb. 12. He has more than 11 years of women’s soccer coaching experience at the collegiate and professional level. He was a two-year assistant coach at Providence College prior to coming to UNH.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (7-2 overall, 2-1 America East)
- The UNH women’s swimming & diving team sent two Wildcats to compete at the NCAA Women’s Division I Championships that were held March 21-23 at Indiana University.
- Sophomore Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) finished 33rd in the 400 individual medley preliminaries with a time of 4 minutes, 14.69 seconds on Friday. One day earlier, she recorded a personal best of 2:00.99 in the 200 IM. Mann completed the meet with a mark of 2:14.45 in the 200 breaststroke.
- Junior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) opened NCAA competition with a time of 2:00.06 in the 200 individual medley. On Day 2, she swam to a time of 53.96 seconds in the 100 butterfly. Roberts swam in the 200 fly in the final day of competition and touched the wall in 1:59.68.
- Sophomore Nicole Anderson (Dover, N.H.), junior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and Mann were named to the 2012-13 America East Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team.
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH men’s indoor track & field team placed fifth at the America East Championships (Feb. 11-12), competed at the New England Championships (Feb. 22-23) and then completed the indoor season at the IC4A Championships that were held March 2-3.
- Junior Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) finished sixth in the mile at the IC4As with a time of 4 minutes, 7.01 seconds. He had placed second the preliminaries at 4:06.88 and was the America East Champion in that event back in February.
- The Wildcats’ 4x800 meter relay team took seventh overall in the finals with a time of 7:33.94. On Saturday, the squad of sophomore James Anderson (Melrose, Mass.), freshman Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.), junior Eric Stys (Stittville, N.Y.) and Greene placed fifth overall in the trials with a record-breaking time of 7:33.13. The team broke the previous school record of 7:37.09, which was set in 2010.
- Greene and John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) were named to the 2012-13 America East Men’s Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team.
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
- The UNH women’s indoor track & field team placed fifth at the America East Championships (Feb. 11-12), competed at the New England Championships (Feb. 22-23) and completed the season at the ECAC Championships (March 2-3).
- Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) raced to a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the ECACs as she crossed the finish line in a time of 9 minutes, 33.97 seconds. She also ran to a second-place finish in that event at the America East Championships with a school-record time of 9:29.49.
- Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) broke the school record in the 60-meter dash in 7.65 seconds at the ECACs.
- Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) were selected to the 2012-13 America East Women’s Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team.
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.