SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP
September 12, 2011
DURHAM, N.H. – Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) of the women’s cross country team and Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) of the football 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.
Elise Beattie, women’s cross country
Elise, a sophomore from Woodstock, Illinois, paced the UNH women’s cross country team at the Dartmouth Invitational with a fifth-place overall finish at Saturday’s event that fielded 172 runners.
She completed the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 27 seconds to lead the Wildcats to third place with 97 points. The ‘Cats placed behind Dartmouth (16 points) and Boston College (58), as well as ahead of Brown (106) and Middlebury (107). Elise’s fifth-place finish prevented Dartmouth from sweeping the top five spots.
Joey Orlando, football
Joey, a junior from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, had a career day in a return to his hometown against Lehigh University to lead UNH’s 13th-ranked football team to a 48-41 overtime victory last Saturday. The wide receiver matched his personal best of 10 receptions for a career-high 166 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored a third TD on a 56-yard punt return early in the third quarter to give the ‘Cats a 31-20 lead.
Joey eclipsed the 1,000-yard milestone on his sixth catch of the day, a 17-yard touchdown reception that put UNH ahead 21-20 at 7:16 of the second quarter. The wide out closed the game scoring with a 25-yard score on the first play of overtime.
Through two games in 2011, Joey leads the CAA in catches (16), receptions per game (8.0) and receiving yards per game (107.5). He is also tied for second in scoring (9.0 points per game).
Last year as a sophomore, Joey ranked second on the team in receptions (50), TD catches (six) and receiving yards (585). His career totals include 1,081 yards on 81 catches and 10 touchdowns.
Matt Evans, football – CAA Defensive Player of the Week
Whitney Frates, field hockey – America East Player of the Week
Joey Orlando, football – CAA Special Teams Player of the Week
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Tuesday, Sept. 6
Volleyball: at Northeastern 3, UNH 0
Friday, Sept. 9
Volleyball: Holly Young Invitational (at UNH)
Indiana State 3, UNH 0
Men’s soccer: UMass 1, UNH 0 (double overtime) at Smith Barney Classic (UVM)
Women’s soccer: UNH 1, at Rhode Island 0
Saturday, Sept. 10
Volleyball: Holly Young Invitational (at UNH)
Fairfield 3, at UNH 1 // UConn 3, at UNH 0
Field hockey: at #12 UNH 2, Rutgers 1 (overtime)
Football: #13 UNH 48, at #14 Lehigh 41 (overtime)
Sunday, Sept. 11
Women’s soccer: Northeastern 2, at UNH 1
Men’s soccer: Colgate 1, UNH 0 [at Smith Barney Classic (UVM)]
Field hockey: #12 UNH 5, at Dartmouth 2
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Volleyball at Harvard, 7 pm
Thursday, Sept. 15
Women’s soccer vs. Brown, 4:30 pm (Lewis Fields)
Friday, Sept. 16
Field hockey vs. Holy Cross, 7 pm
Men’s soccer at Adelphi, 7 pm
Volleyball at Yale, 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 17
Volleyball vs. Army, 11 am (at Yale) // at Quinnipiac, 7 pm
Sunday, Sept. 18
Field hockey vs. Northeastern, 2 pm
Women’s soccer at Bryant, 1 pm
- UNH did not compete last week. The Wildcats return to action Sept. 24 at Maine.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH finished third in the five-team field at the Dartmouth Invitational that was held Sept. 10. The Wildcats totaled 97 points to place ahead of Brown (106 points) and Middlebury, but behind Dartmouth (16) and Boston College (58).
- Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) was the top ‘Cat in fifth place as she completed the 5K course in 17 minutes, 27 seconds.
- Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.) was 18th overall in 17:53 and Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) crossed the finish line five seconds later to place 21st.
FIELD HOCKEY (6-0 overall, 0-0 America East)
- No. 12 UNH extended its season-opening win streak to six games last weekend with a 2-1 overtime victory vs. Rutgers University and a 5-2 win at intrastate rival Dartmouth College. It is the program’s best win streak at the outset of a season since the 1984 squad went 10-0.
- Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) became the third UNH Wildcat to attain the 100-point milestone with the last of her career-high three goals at Dartmouth; she has 36 goals and 29 assists for 101 points to rank #6 in goals, #2 in assists and #3 in points on the program’s all-time leaderboards.
- Frates was honored as America East co-Player of the Week for her seven-point weekend. A UNH Wildcat has received the conference’s top player award every week this season and it marked the second in ’11 for Frates.
- Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.), who scored both of UNH’s goals vs. Rutgers, scored her team-leading 10th goal of the season to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at Dartmouth. She enters this week’s action with 97 career points.
- Here are two telling statistics that outline UNH’s dominance through six games. The Wildcats’ top two leaders in shots – Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) and Rausch – have combined to record 58 shots and UNH has yielded a total of 46 to the opposition. The ‘Cats have surrendered six goals in six games – both Rausch (10) and Frates (seven) have single-handedly outscored the opposing teams.
FOOTBALL (1-1 overall, 0-0 CAA)
- The UNH football team, ranked 12th in this week’s poll, scored the last 10 points of the game to record a 48-41 overtime victory at 14th-ranked Lehigh University on Sept. 10. Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) tied the score, 41-41, with a 35-yard field goal at 3:23 of the fourth quarter. On the first play of overtime, Kevin Decker (Armonk, N.Y.) connected with Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) for a 25-yard TD pass. Kyle Flemings (Forty Fort, Pa.) then secured the victory with an interception at the UNH 2.
- Orlando was named the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week and Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was feted as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. Evans recorded a career-high 24 tackles, including 17 solo and one for a loss on a 3rd-and-1 play inside UNH territory.
- Decker ended the game 23 of 34 for 330 yards and three TDs; it marked his first 300-yard passing game. He also tied for the team lead in rushing yards (44) and scored a pair of 2-yard TD runs.
- Orlando achieved a personal milestone by eclipsing the 1,000-receiving yard milestone on his sixth catch of the game, a 17-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. He finished the game with 10 catches for a career-high 166 yards and two TDs as well as a 56-yard punt return for a touchdown.
- R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) had a career day with eight catches for 107 yards, including a 12-yard TD and a 39-yard reception that set up the game-tying field goal near the end of regulation.
MEN’S SOCCER (1-4-0 overall, 0-0-0 America East)
- The UNH men’s soccer team suffered a pair of one-goal losses at last weekend’s Smith Barney Classic (at the University of Vermont). The Wildcats were upended 1-0 in double overtime by UMass and 2-1 to Colgate.
- David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) scored UNH’s lone goal of the week in the 21st minute against Colgate to tie the score at 1, and he also recorded three shots – all on goal – against UMass en route to garnering All-Tournament Team honors.
- Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) was also named to the All-Tournament Team. He recorded an assist on Schlatter’s goal.
- Kyle Lewis (North Reading, Mass.) made eight saves in his collegiate debut, the 1-0 double overtime loss to UMass.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-5-0 overall, 0-0-0 America East)
- The UNH women’s soccer team split a pair of games last weekend with a 1-0 victory at Rhode Island (Sept. 9) and a 2-1 home loss to Northeastern (Sept. 11).
- Stephanie Gilkenson (Cranston, R.I.) scored a goal in the 24th minute of the first half to propel the Wildcats to the 1-0 road victory vs. URI. The ‘Cats generated an 8-2 shot advantage in the first half.
- UNH took an early 1-0 lead against Northeastern when Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) set up a goal by Jordan Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) at 1:07.
VOLLEYBALL (0-11 overall, 0-0 America East)
- The UNH volleyball team dropped all four matches last week, including three in its own Holly Young Invitational at Lundholm Gym that marked the first home matches of the season.
- Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.), a senior outside hitter, was UNH’s representative on the Holly Young Invitational All-Tournament Team. She recorded double digits in both kills and digs in all three matches. Laquerre tallied a weekend-high 15 kills against Fairfield and a high of 14 digs vs. Indiana State.
- Jansun Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) tallied a season-high 35 assists against Fairfield. Earlier in the week, she finished with 18 assists and 10 digs at Northeastern.