Duclos, Guarente: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

May 9, 2011

DURHAM, N.H.Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) 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 this week's Wildcat Roundup.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT 

Allie Duclos, women’s lacrosse

     Allie, a senior midfielder out of South Windsor, Connecticut, saw her UNH career come to a close in UNH’s 18-7 loss to eighth-ranked Albany in last Thursday’s America East semifinal game. She tallied a team-high four draw controls in her last game as a Wildcat. On the eve of the tournament, the captain was named to the America East All-Academic team for the third consecutive year.

     Allie closed the regular season with a seven-game goal scoring streak and scored a goal in 13 of 17 games overall. She matched her personal best of two goals against both Presbyterian College and Albany (April 9). Allie had a stretch of 12 consecutive games with at least one caused turnover, and that included four against nationally-ranked Vanderbilt; she also had a season-high five ground balls in that game at Vandy. Allie tallied five draw controls against Stony Brook, and that marked the highest total by a Wildcat this season.

     Allie amassed career totals of 31 goals, six assists, 129 ground balls, 153 draw controls and 69 caused turnovers in 63 games (all starts). As a senior, she started all 17 games and compiled 17 points on 15 goals and two assists; Allie led the Wildcats in draw controls for the third consecutive season with 29, and she also finished second in both ground balls (33) and caused turnovers (23) as well as shooting percentage (.536).

     Allie’s other collegiate accolades include America East All-Conference First Team (three times), America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (three times) and IWLCA All-Academic Team.

 

Matthew Guarente, men’s track & field

     Matthew, a sophomore from Saugus, Massachusetts, won an individual title at the 2011 America East Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which were held at UMBC Stadium on May 7-8, by clearing an IC4A-qualifying height of 2.04 meters in the high jump. He placed third in that event at the 2010 league championships.

     Matthew opened the 2011 outdoor season by capturing first place at Wildcat Invitational I, which included six other teams, on April 9. One week later, he repeated as champion of the high jump at Wildcat Invitational II against four other squads. On April 23, he took fourth place at the Larry Ellis Invitational (35 teams), then three days later he took top honors at a Holy Cross quad-meet. His whirlwind week continued with a trip to the prestigious Penn Relays, where Matthew finished in a tie for 10th place.

     In the 2010-11 indoor season, Matthew was also champion of the high jump at the 2011 America East Indoor Track & Field Championships that were held in Boston. He was the only Wildcat to win an individual title at that league championship. Earlier in the indoor season, he was the top high jumper at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic as well as in a quad-meet and dual meets vs. both Maine and Vermont. Matthew also had a fourth-place performance at the New England Championships and was ninth at the IC4A meet.

 
 

ACCOLADES
Hayely Rausch, women’s lacrosse: America East All-Championship Team

Ally Stager, women’s lacrosse: America East All-Championship Team

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Thursday, May 5

Women’s lacrosse: at #8 Albany 18, UNH 7 (America East semifinal)

Saturday, May 7

Men’s track & field: at America East Championships, 3rd place (Day 1 of 2)

Women’s track & field: at America East Championships, 1st place (Day 1 of 2)

Sunday, May 8

Men’s track & field: at America East Championships, 5th place

Women’s track & field: at America East Championships, 3rd place

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, May 12

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

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

Friday, May 13

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

Men’s track & field at ECAC Championships (at Princeton, N.J.)

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

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (at Princeton, N.J.)

Saturday, May 14

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

Men’s track & field at ECAC Championships (at Princeton, N.J.)

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

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (at Princeton, N.J.)

Sunday, May 15

Men’s track & field at ECAC Championships (at Princeton, N.J.)

Women’s track & field at ECAC Championships (at Princeton, N.J.) 

 

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

  • New Hampshire, in its league-record 14th consecutive America East Championship tournament appearance, lost to eighth-ranked and top-seeded University at Albany, 18-7, in a semifinal game at UA’s John Fallon Field to end the 2011 season at 8-9 overall.
  • Prior to the start of the tourney, the America East announced its All-Conference teams and UNH had two representatives on all four squads: Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.), First Team; Kathleen O’Keefe (Chatham, N.J.) and Ally Stager (Reading, Mass.), Second Team; Cara Dowdle (Northbrook, Ill.) and Cori Rees (East Hampstead, N.H.), All-Rookie Team; Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) and Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.), All-Rookie Team.
  • Following the conclusion of the tournament, Rausch and Stager were named to the All-Championship Team. Rausch scored three goals – and a team-high three points – while Stager tallied three draw controls and two caused turnovers.
  • The end of the 2011 season marked the end of a UNH career for Duclos. She was credited with four draw controls in her final game and finished with career totals of 31 goals, six assists, 129 ground balls, 153 draw controls and 69 caused turnovers in 63 games (all starts).
 

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH women’s outdoor track & field team was atop the America East Outdoor Track & Field Championships standings after one day of competition at UMBC Stadium and finished third overall. 
  • Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) won her third outdoor title in the pole vault with a school-record effort of 4.15 meters. 
  • Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), who also was a standout Nordic skier for the Wildcats, claimed first place in the 3,000m steeplechase in an ECAC-qualifying time of 10 minutes, 45.41 seconds. 
  • Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) won the 10,000m and set a facility record in the event with an ECAC-qualifying time of 35:39.72. 
  • Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.), also a letterwinner in basketball, and Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) also broke school records at the America East Championships. Early finished second in the pentathlon with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 4,713 points. Jesseman placed fourth in the 5,000m with another ECAC-qualifying effort (16:45.52). 
  • The ‘Cats also claimed third and fourth place in the heptathlon. Katelyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) compiled 4,424 points and was followed by Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) at 4,347. 
  • Other second- and third-place performances were turned in by Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) in the hammer throw (2nd-50.25m) and Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) in the triple jump (3rd-12.40m) as well as the 4x800m relay squad of Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia), Catherine Perrella (Bedford, N.H.), Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.) and Egan (2nd-8:56.92).
  • Read led a total of four Wildcats in the top seven of the shot put. She was followed by Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) in fifth at 45.19m, Melody Pothier (Lisbon, Conn.) in sixth at 43.54m and Danielle Murkidjanian (Burlington, Mass.) in seventh at 41.95m.

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • The UNH men’s outdoor track & field team sat in third place after one day of competition at the 2011 America East Track & Field Championships at UMBC Stadium, and the Wildcats finished in fifth place.
  • Mike Simon (Durham, Conn.) won the javelin title for the fourth consecutive year with a throw of 63.62 meters.
  • Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) also won a league title by finishing first in the high jump with an IC4A-qualifying height of 2.04m. His brother Jason finished fourth with a cleared height of 1.96m.
  • Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H.) took second place in the hammer throw with a mark of 62.10. The Wildcats also finished 3-4 in the event with John Randall (Boscawen, N.H.) at 56.85m and Chris Dupuis (Plaistow, N.H.) at 55.14m.
  • The ‘Cats had three of the top efforts in the shot put with Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) leading the way in fourth place at 15.22m. Dupuis (14.82m) and Randall (14.47m) finished fifth and seventh, respectively.
  • Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) was UNH’s other top-three finisher. He was the third runner to cross the finish line in the 10,000m with a time of 31 minutes, 24.03 seconds.
  • Three other ‘Cats had fourth-place finishes – Matthew Pelchat (Lancaster, N.H.) had a mark of 56.09m in the javelin, Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) compiled 6,466 points in the decathlon and Max Hoddwells (Wayne, Maine) had a leap of 14.47m in the triple jump.
 

FOOTBALL: BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

  • The football team concluded its spring season with the annual Blue/White Scrimmage on May 7. Team Wild, quarterbacked by Kevin Decker (Armonk, N.Y.) and James Brady (Deer Park, N.Y.), scored 31 points while Team Cats, with Alex Park (Upper St. Clair, Pa.) and Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) as the signal callers, scored 16 points.
  • Decker completed 9 of 15 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns and Brady was 6-for-7 for 34 yards and one TD. Park finished 7 of 10 for 70 yards and one TD, and Vailas went 6-for-9 for 37 yards and closed the scrimmage with a four-yard TD run.
  • Mickey Mangieri (Pound Ridge, N.J.), who missed the entire 2010 season after suffering a broken leg in the fall 2010 Blue/White Game, made four receptions for 40 yards (one TD), rushed once for 17 yards and completed a 60-yard pass.
  • Chris Chandler (Wakefield, Mass.) had the highest receiving yard total with 74 on three catches, including the 60-yard pass from Mangieri. R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) tied Mangieri with a team-high four receptions, and both had a TD reception.
  • Jimmy Owens (West Deptford, N.J.) ran for a 65-yard score and had three carries for 70 yards. Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) was the next leading ground gainer with 21 yards on three carries.
  • Tre Williams (Syracuse, N.Y.) recorded a game-high six tackles to lead Team Wild and Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.), who is making the transition to safety after playing wide receiver in 2010, made a team-high five tackles for Team Cats. Jimmy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) recorded two sacks.
  • A.J. DeLago (Menands, N.Y.) made his only field goal attempt (38 yards) and was 4-for-4 in PATs. Nick Pellino (Danvers, Mass.) made a 28-yard field goal attempt and Anthony Guidice (Nashua, N.H.) was successful on his lone PAT. Also in the kicking game, Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass) had three punts, each distancing 40 yards. 
 

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.

GYMNASTICS (11-9, 2-3 EAGL)

  • New Hampshire placed fifth at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regional Championship that was held at the University of Oklahoma on April 2. The Wildcats compiled a team score of 194.5 points.
  • Chelsea Steinberg (Ridgewood, N.J.) recorded the team’s highest score in the all-around (38.925), vault (9.825) and balance beam (9.8). She tied for seventh on the beam.
  • Jen Aucoin (Mullica Hill, N.J.) was top ‘Cat on the uneven bars with a 9.8.
  • Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) recorded a team-high mark of 9.8 on the floor exercise. She also had a score of 9.8 on the vault.
 

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (22-11-6, 17-6-4 Hockey East)

  • UNH, host of the NCAA Northeast Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.), was a 3-1 victor against fourth-ranked Miami University in the regional semifinal – the RedHawks had entered the game with a 13-game unbeaten streak – and then was ousted from the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 loss to ninth-ranked Notre Dame in the regional final.
  • It marked the third consecutive year that UNH advanced to the regional final, and the Wildcats are the only team that can boast that feat.
  • Senior forward Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) and junior defenseman Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) were named to the Division I RBK All-America First Team on April 8. Kessel is the seventh UNH men’s hockey player to garner multiple All-America honors, while Thompson is the first New Hampshire native at UNH to earn All-America status.
  • Thompson was named the Leonard Fowle MVP, given the Herb Gallaher Award (best forward) and named to the New England Men’s Division I All-Star Team.
  • Kessel joined Thompson on the New England All-Star Team.
 

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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