Donegan, Prizzi: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

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

May 6, 2013

DURHAM, N.H.Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia) of the women’s track & field team and John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) of the men’s track & field 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

Laura Rose Donegan, women’s track & field

     Laura Rose, a freshman from Melbourne, Australia, ran to a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase race at the 2013 America East Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship on May 4 at Binghamton University.

     Laura Rose crossed the finish line of the steeplechase in 11 minutes, 0.6 seconds to place ahead of teammate Samantha Blais (11:08.66). Laura Rose’s eight-point effort by virtue of her runner-up finish helped launch the UNH women’s track & field team into third place with 48.5 points through seven events.

     Earlier in the 2013 outdoor season, Laura Rose won the 3,000m steeplechase at the Wildcat Invitational (April 13) with a time of 11:18.93.

Her other track highlights included first place in the 5,000m run in the April 6 tri-meet against the University of Maine and College of the Holy Cross in 18:17.24 and a runner-up finish in the 1,500m at Maine (March 30) with a time of 4:50.26.

     Laura Rose made a strong collegiate debut in the Fall 2012 cross country season. She finished 10th overall to help the Wildcats finish second overall as a team at the America East Championships (Oct. 27) on UNH’s College Woods course. Her other highlights included 25th place overall – and top ‘Cat – at the Paul Short Invitational (Sept. 28 at Lehigh University), where New Hampshire placed ninth of 40 teams with 360 runners, and second place at the Pre-Conference Meet at College Woods, which featured five teams and 68 harriers.

 

John Prizzi, men’s track & field

     John, a sophomore from Wycoff, New Jersey, won the individual title in the 3,000 meter men’s steeplechase at the 2013 America East Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship on May 4 at Binghamton University. He outdistanced the next competitor by seven seconds with a winning time of 9 minutes, 12.24 seconds.

     John also won an individual title at the 2013 America East Indoor Track & Field Championship with a winning time of 8:23.74 in the 3,000m. His other indoor highlights included third place in the 3,000m run at the Joe Donahue games, fifth place in that event at the Jay Carisella Invitational, seventh place in the mile at the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational and 13th place in the 3,000m at the IC4A Championships with a season-best time of 8:18.37.

Back in the Fall 2012 semester, John raced to 12th place in the America East Championship meet and he went on to finish 75th overall at the NCAA Regionals. His other highlights included 67th at the New England Championships and fifth place in a dual meet against Maine.

     Last year as a freshman, John placed fourth in the 1,500m at the New England Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:54.88. He raced to fifth place in the 3,000m steeplechase at the America East Championships and finished eighth in the 1,500m at the prestigious Ellis Invitational.

 
 

RECENT RESULTS

Friday, May 3

Women’s lacrosse: Albany 13, UNH 6 (America East semifinal at Stony Brook)

Saturday, May 4

Women’s outdoor track & field: 3rd place at America East Championship (Day 1 of 2)

Men’s outdoor track & field: 4th place at America East Championship (Day 1 of 2)

Sunday, May 5

Women’s outdoor track & field: 5th place at America East Championship (Day 2 of 2)

Men’s outdoor track & field: 5th place at America East Championship (Day 2 of 2)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, May 9

Women’s track & field at New England Championships, 10 am (at Easton, Mass.)

Men’s track & field at New England Championships, 10am (at Easton, Mass.)

Friday, May 10

Women’s track & field at New England Championships, 10 am (at Easton, Mass.)

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (Princeton U.)

Men’s track & field at New England Championships, 10am (at Easton, Mass.)

Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships (at Princeton U.)

Saturday, May 11

Women’s track & field at New England Championships, 10 am (at Easton, Mass.)

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (Princeton U.)

Men’s track & field at New England Championships, 10am (at Easton, Mass.)

Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships (at Princeton U.)

Sunday, May 12

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (Princeton U.)

Men’s track & field at IC4A Championships (at Princeton U.)

 

FOOTBALL SPRING BLUE-WHITE GAME

  • Prior to the start of the game, UNH head coach Sean McDonnell presented defensive lineman Jimmy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) with the Todd Walker Teammate Award, which is presented annually to the teammate demonstrating selflessness and dedication. The award is named after late Wildcat wide receiver Todd Walker, who suffered an untimely and heroic death March 18, 2011. Walker would have turned 23 years old May 1. Vailas wore Walker’s uniform No. 80 for the Blue-White Game.
  • QUARTERBACKS
    • Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) went 5-for-11 for 31 yards.
    • Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) completed 4 of 7 passes for 29 yards.
    • Hayden Jardine (Tokyo, Japan) completed 4 of 7 passes for 57 yards.
    • Chris McCormick (Winooski, Vt.) threw the 24-yard TD pass to Kelly. It was his only completion on four pass attempts.
    • Adam Riese (Hamilton, N.J.) was 1-for-3 for 14 yards and ran six times for 37 yards.
  • RUNNING BACKS
    • Jimmy Owens (West Deptford, N.J.) led the rushing attack with 87 yards on six carries, including a game-long 51-yard rush.
    • Dalton Crossan (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) rushed 15 times for 61 yards and a pair of 11-yard touchdowns.
  • RECEIVERS
    • Mike Kelly (Merrimack, N.H.) made two catches for 69 receiving yards, including a 24-yard TD and game-high 45-yard reception.
    • Justin Mello (Dartmouth, Mass.) had a game-high three receptions for 18 yards.
  • DEFENSE
    • Nick Cefalo (Basking Ridge, N.J.; two tackles), Hayden Knudson (Alexandria, Va.); three tackles) and Shane McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.) each recorded an interception.
    • Keith Parkinson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Tim Pike (Bedford, Mass.), Kevin McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) and Robbie Zauck (Ocean City, N.J.) tied for the lead in tackles with five apiece.
    • Julian Turner (East Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Sean McCann (Avon Lake, Ohio) both had two sacks.
 

LACROSSE (6-11, 3-3 America East)

  • The UNH women’s lacrosse team scored the game’s first goal but never led again in a 13-6 loss to University at Albany in an America East semifinal game May 3 at Stony Brook University’s LaValle Stadium.
  • Prior to the start of the tourney, seven Wildcats received a total of 10 awards at the annual America East reception. Freshman attacker Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) was named the co-Rookie of the Year and was joined on the All-Rookie Team by attacker Nicole Grote (Ellicott City, Md.).
  • Senior defender Casey Doyle (Ivyland, Pa.), senior attacker Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.) and sophomore attacker Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) were named to the All-Conference Second Team.
  • Simpson was voted to the All-Academic Team for the third consecutive year and junior defender Jamie DePetris (Radnor, Pa.) received the honor for the second time in as many years. Puccia and sophomore attacker Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md.) were the other two Wildcats feted.
  • McHoul recorded a team-high five points with two goals and three assists vs. Albany. Amber Casiano (South Windsor, Conn.) – who extended her goal-scoring streak to seven games, Grote, Hinkle, and Puccia netted UNH’s other goals and Simpson was credited with an assist.
  • Puccia also tallied one ground ball, two draw controls and two caused turnovers while Simpson had one GB, two DC and one CTO.
  • Doyle and senior goalkeeper Kathleen O’Keefe (Chatham, N.J.) were named to the All-Championship team.
  • The end of the season marked the end of UNH careers for five Wildcat seniors – Casiano, Chelsea Cyester (Parker, Colo.), Doyle, O’Keefe and Simpson.
 
 

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team, which was in third place after the opening day of competition, finished fifth at the 2013 America East Outdoor Track & Field Championships that were held May 4-5 at Binghamton University.
  • The Wildcats recorded a total of four second-place efforts and four third-place performances.
  • Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia) was runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 0.6 seconds. She was followed in third place by teammate Samantha Blais (Lyndeborough, N.H.) at 11:08.66.
  • Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 48.51m.
  • Stephanie Walsh (Penacook, N.H.) recorded  a throw of 40.80m in the discus to earn second place.
  • UNH’s 4x800m relay squad of Madeline Allen (Lenox, Mass), Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.), Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and Cassandra Kruse (Hampshire, Ill.) ran a combined time of 9:08.22 to finish second.
  • Twombly qualified third in the 800m preliminaries and also ran to third place in the finals with a time of 2:09.65.
  • Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.), who recorded the second-fastest time in the preliminaries of the 1,500m, went on to a third-place finish in the finals by crossing the finish line in 4:28.46.
  • Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) was the third-fastest runner in the 5,000m. She crossed the finish line in 17:31.50. UNH also took seventh and eighth place in the event – Brianna Boden (Keene, N.H.) finished in 17:53.86 followed by Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) at 18:04.13.
  • Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.), who qualified third out of the preliminaries, raced to fourth place in the 100m at 12.22 seconds.
  • Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) tied for fourth place in the high jump with a cleared height of 1.66m.
  • Michelle Gearin (York, Maine) finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 38.25m and Amanda Turteltaub (Mansfield, Mass.) was sixth in that event with a mark of 38.11m.
  • In the 10,000m run, Chelsey Serrano (Raymond, N.H.) recorded a fifth-place time of 37:09.11 while Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) was seventh at 37:26.92.
  • Virginia Lavallee (Kingston, N.H.) placed sixth in both the preliminaries and final heat (15.12 seconds) of the 100m hurdles. She also ran to eighth place in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:06.75.
  • Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) took sixth place in the long jump with a best effort of 5.31m.
  • Abigail Huntress (Saco, Maine) recorded the sixth-best throw in the shot put with a distance of 11.79m.
 

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team, which was in fourth place following the opening day of competition, finished fifth overall at the 2013 America East Outdoor Track & Field Championships that were held May 4-5 at Binghamton University.
  • The Wildcats were individual champions in two events and recorded runner-up finishes in three other events.
  • John Prizzi (Wycoff, N.J.) ran to first place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase as his time of 9 minutes, 12.24 seconds outdistanced the next competitor by seven seconds.
  • Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) won the hammer throw with a top effort of 56.80 meters. He also placed seventh in the shot put with a top throw of 14.47m.
  • Kevin Greene (Silver Spring, Md.) was runner-up in the 1,500m by crossing the finish line in 3 minutes, 47.58 seconds, and he raced to fourth place in the 800m finals with a time of 1:53.51.
  • Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) took second place in the high jump by clearing a height of 1.99m.
  • Jessie Swink (Groton, Conn.) was runner-up in the javelin with a throw of 53.73m.
  • Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) was the third-fastest runner in the 10,000m run. He completed the distance in 31:53.40.
  • UNH’s 4x800m relay team of Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.), David Gervais (Nashua, N.H.), Zachary Chabot (Manchester, N.H.) and Greene crossed the finish line of 7:38.02 for a third-place finish.
  • Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) recorded the fourth-fastest time in both the preliminaries and finals (15.24 seconds) of the 110m hurdles. He also placed second in the triple jump with a long mark of 14.66m and fifth in the long jump with a distance of 6.88m.
  • Miller, who recorded the fastest time in the 1,500m preliminaries, placed seventh in the finals at 3:55.52.
  • The ‘Cats took sixth and seventh place in the finals of the 200m dash – Nicholas Sullivan (Newport, N.H.), who recorded the third-fastest time in the preliminaries, crossed the finish line in 22.75 seconds followed by Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.) at 23.14.
  • UNH also placed 6-7 in the 400m dash with Isaiah Penn (Boston, Mass.) at 49.19 followed by Sullivan at 50.47.
 
 

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

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 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 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.

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.
 

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.

GYMNASTICS (17-7 overall, 6-2 EAGL)

  • The UNH gymnastics team was represented by three individual competitors at the National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Morgantown Regional that was hosted by West Virginia University on April 6.
  • Kayla Gray (Buffalo, N.Y.) recorded a 9.825 on balance beam to finish in a fifth-place tie. Competing as an all-arounder, the sophomore added a 9.675 on vault and a 9.600 on uneven bars for 37th place in both events to go along with a 9.725 on floor exercise (tie-23rd) for an all-around mark of 38.825 (13th).
  • Austyn Fobes (Howell, N.J.), who was competing as a collegian for the final time, bounced back after a low vault score (8.950, 42nd) to register a 9.775 on bars (tie-17th), a 9.700 on beam (tie-27th), a 9.775 on floor (tie-13th) and a 38.200 on all-around (16th).
  • Hannah Barile (Sinking Spring, Pa.), a junior who qualified as an event specialist, totaled a 9.775 on vault (tie-24th) and a 9.125 on floor (38th).

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.).

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.
  • Sophomore defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J.) was named to the AHCA/CCM Hockey Division I All-America First Team.
  • Senior forward John Henrion (Holden, Mass.) and van Riemsdyk were selected to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the two-day event.
  • van Riemsdyk was voted to the New England Men’s Division I All-Star Team.
  • 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.
 

SKIING

  • 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.).
 

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.
 

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 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.
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