SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT & UNH WILDCAT WEEKLY ROUNDUP
September 30, 2013
DURHAM, N.H. – Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) of the field hockey team and John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.) of the men’s cross country 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.
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Meg Flatley, field hockey
Meg, a sophomore from Townsend, Mass., led the UNH field hockey team to victory last week against both seventh-ranked University of Massachusetts (3-2, overtime) and Harvard University (3-1). She ignited the comeback at UMass (Sept. 27) by lifting the Wildcats within 2-1 with 3:49 remaining in regulation, then matched her career high of two goals against Harvard (Sept. 29).
She was honored Monday (Sept. 30) as the America East Player of the Week for her three-goal week that extended her goal-scoring streak to three games. Against the Crimson, Meg leveled the score, 1-1, in the 19th minute and then scored the game-winning goal in the 39th minute as she scored two goals on two shots.
The forward leads UNH in goals (eight) and points (18) as well as shots (23) and shooting percentage (.348). With those numbers, Meg ranks No. 17 in the nation in goals per game (0.89) and No. 22 in points per game (2.00). In the America East conference, she is second in goals per game and third in points per game.
Meg opened the 2013 season with a point in four consecutive games, including a three-game goal-scoring streak; she recorded a personal-best two assists in the season opener vs. No. 2 University of Maryland and then equaled her career high of two goals vs. Ohio State University.
Meg has compiled 17 goals and five assists for 39 points in 29 career games. Last year as a redshirt freshman – she joined the Wildcats as a walk-on in 2011 – Meg was named to the America East All-Rookie Team and Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
John Prizzi, men’s cross country
John, a junior from Wyckoff, N.J., led the UNH men’s cross country team to a seventh-place finish at the Boston College Invitational, which was held Sept. 27 at Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.). The 14-team field included two top-10 nationally-ranked teams.
John was the top ‘Cat and 24th overall – out of 140 racers – with a time of 25 minutes. In the season opener against nationally-ranked Providence College and Holy Cross, he placed eighth overall as the second Wildcat to cross the finish line.
Last year as a sophomore, John finished 12th at the America East Championship; he was the third UNH runner to complete the course to help the Wildcats finish in second place. He went on to place 75th at the NCAA Regional. Earlier in the season, he was 67th at the New England Championship.
Mimi Borkan, women’s soccer – America East Rookie of the Week
Taylor Dunklau, volleyball – America East Setter of the Week
Meg Flatley, field hockey – America East Player of the Week
Tori Forrest, volleyball – America East Player of the Week
Brad Prasky, football – CAA Special Teams Player of the Week
Carlie Tarbell, field hockey – America East Defensive Player of the Week
Vilma Vaattovaara, women’s hockey – Women’s Hockey East co-Player of the Week
Cassandra Vilgrain, women’s hockey – Women’s Hockey East Rookie of the Week
Tuesday, September 24
Volleyball: UNH 3, at Harvard 2
Wednesday, September 25
Women’s soccer: UNH 0, at Holy Cross 0 (tie-2 OT)
Friday, September 27
Women’s cross country: 7th place (14 teams) at Boston College Invitational
Men’s cross country: 7th place (13 teams) at Boston College Invitational
Field hockey: UNH 3, at #7 UMass 2 (OT)
Volleyball: UNH 3, at UMass Lowell 0
Women’s ice hockey at St. Lawrence, 7 pm (season opener)
Saturday, September 28
Football: at #21/17 Lehigh 34, #10/7 UNH 27
Men’s soccer: at Hofstra 1, UNH 0
Women’s ice hockey: at St. Lawrence 4, UNH 2
Sunday, September 29
Women’s soccer: at UNH 0, Binghamton 0 (2 OT)
Field hockey: at UNH 3, Harvard 1
Monday, September 30
UNH Coach’s Show, 7 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings (Fox Run Mall; Newington, N.H.)
featuring UNH football head coach Sean McDonnell
Thursday, October 3
Women’s soccer vs. Albany, 3:30 pm (Cowell Stadium) [T-Shirt Day]
Friday, October 4
Field hockey vs. Boston College, 4 pm
Women’s ice hockey vs. RIT, 7 pm
Volleyball at Stony Brook, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 5
Women’s ice hockey vs. Syracuse, 2pm (Live Well Network)
Men’s hockey vs. Acadia, 7 pm (exhibition)
Women’s cross country at Paul Short Invitational, 10 am (at Lehigh)
Men’s cross country at Paul Short Invitational, 10 am (at Lehigh)
Football at Towson, 12 pm (TV: Comcast Sports Net- New England, CSN-P, CSN-MA)
Men’s soccer at UMass Lowell, 1 pm
Sunday, October 6
Field hockey at Hofstra, 1 pm
Volleyball at UMBC, 1 pm
Women’s soccer at Hartford, 2 pm
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH women’s cross country team, in competition against two of the top three teams in the country, placed seventh in the Boston College Invitational that was held Sept. 27 at Franklin Park (Boston).
- Sophomore Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia) placed 13th overall with a time of 17 minutes, 34 seconds and teammate Elle Purrier (Montgomery, Vt.) crossed the finish line one second later to take 14th place.
- Senior co-captain Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) finished 19th in 17:42 to give the ‘Cats three runners in the top 20 overall.
- Senior co-captain Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) completed the course in 18:36 for 64th place and sophomore Samantha Blais (Lyndenborough, N.H.) completed the team scoring in 76th place. Blais and Cayla Pellegrini (Derry, N.H.) both crossed the finish line with a time of 18:51.
- New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 5 at the Paul Short Invitational, which is hosted by Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.). The Wildcats are ranked 10th in this week’s USTFCCCA Northeast Region Poll.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The UNH men’s cross country team, in competition against a pair of top-10 teams in the nation, took seventh place at the Boston College Invitational that was held Sept. 27 at Franklin Park (Boston).
- Junior John Prizzi (Wyckoff, N.J.) was the top ‘Cat in 24th place overall with a time of 25 minutes.
- Senior Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) places 41st overall in 25:26 and teammate Zachary Chabot (Manchester, N.H.), a junior, crossed the finish line seven seconds later for 45th place.
- Junior tri-captain Jeff Moretti (Guilford, Conn.) took 49th place with a clocking of 25:38. Jeremy Wildgoose (Woodstock, Conn.) completed the team scoring in 52nd place with a 25:43 time that was once second better than teammate Luke Miller (Birdsboro, Pa.) in 53rd.
- New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 5 at the Paul Short Invitational, which is hosted by Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.). The Wildcats are ranked 12th in this week’s USTFCCCA Northeast Region Poll.
FIELD HOCKEY (5-4 overall, 0-0 America East)
- The University of New Hampshire field hockey team extended its winning streak to four games with a 3-2 overtime road win against seventh-ranked University of Massachusetts and 3-1 victory at home vs. Harvard University.
- Sophomore forward Meg Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) scored three goals in the two games to earn the America East Player of the Week award. She matched her career high of two goals, including the game-winning tally, against Harvard.
- Junior goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.) made eight saves, including three in overtime, in the victory at No. 7 UMass and followed that with five saves against Harvard. For the week, Tarbell had a 1.50 GAA and .813 save percentage to garner America East Defensive Player of the Week.
- Flatley, who has scored a goal each of the last three games, is ranked No. 17 in the nation in goals per game (0.89) and 22nd in points per game (2.00).
- In other national stats, Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) is No. 15 in assists per game (0.67) while Tarbell is 27th in saves per game (6.22).
- New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 4 (4 p.m.) at home against ninth-ranked Boston College. The Wildcats then play Oct. 6 (12 p.m.) at Hofstra University.
FOOTBALL (1-2 overall, 0-0 CAA)
- The No. 10/7 UNH football team was outscored 21-0 the last 25 minutes of the game in a 34-27 loss at No. 21/17 Lehigh University at Goodman Stadium on Sept. 28.
- With 3:58 remaining on the clock, UNH drove from its 23 yard line to the Lehigh 11 but on 4th-and-8 the pass from Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) sailed over the outstretched hands of Justin Mello (Dartmouth, Mass.) in the back-right corner of the end zone.
- Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) rushed for a season-high 116 yards on 15 carries.
- Chris Setian (East Longmeadow, Mass.) finished the game with a four-yard rushing touchdown, five-yard receiving TD and 2-point conversion (run). His totals included four rushes for 35 yards.
- Vailas finished 18 of 29 for 152 yards and one TD; he also carried the ball 13 times for 43 yards and a touchdown.
- Akil Anderson (Morristown, N.J.) recorded a game-high 12 tackles – all solo.
- Keith Parkinson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) intercepted the ball at the UNH 23 late in the fourth quarter to set up the last drive into the red zone.
- Cody Muller (Telford, Pa.) forced a fumble and recovered the ball at the Lehigh 30, which led to a 35-yard field goal by Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) that gave the Wildcats a 12-3 lead at 2:44 of the first quarter.
- New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 5 (12 p.m.) at Towson University. The game is televised live on Comcast Sports Net- New England.
- UNH’s next home game is Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 12 vs. Rhode Island (12 p.m.).
WOMEN’S HOCKEY (1-1-0 overall, 0-0-0 Hockey East)
- The UNH women’s hockey team opened the 2013-14 season with a two-game series split at St. Lawrence University. The Wildcats were defeated 4-2 in the Sept. 27 opener but rebounded to record a 2-1 victory the next day.
- Sophomore goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) recorded a career-high 41 saves, including a personal-best single-period 16 in the first, to backbone the ‘Cats to their 2-1 victory. She was honored as Women’s Hockey East co-Player of the Week for her effort.
- Freshman forward Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) was named Women’s Hockey East Rookie of the Week. She tallied her first career point with an assist on Saturday’s game-winning goal.
- Sophomore forward Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) was the only Wildcat to record a point in both games. She recorded an assist in the opener and, one day later, scored the game-winning goal.
- New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 4 (7 p.m.) for its home opener against RIT. The Wildcats play host to Syracuse University on Oct. 5; the two o’clock game is televised live on the Live Well Network.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (2-5-3 overall, 0-0-1 America East)
- The UNH women’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw at Holy Cross (Sept. 25) and also finished in a 0-0 tie at home in the America East conference opener against Binghamton (Sept. 29).
- Freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) was in net for both of last week’s shutouts and was named America East Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week. She recorded six saves – one in OT – in the draw at Holy Cross to record her first career shutout and followed that with seven saves (three in the extra sessions) vs. Binghamton. Her current shutout streak stands at 259 minutes, 53 seconds.
- In seven games (five starts) this season, Borkan is 1-2-2 with a 0.81 GAA and .878 save percentage. With those numbers, she ranks second in the America East conference in save percentage and fifth in GAA, as well as fourth in saves per game (5.14).
- New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 3 at home against conference rival University at Albany. Game time at Cowell Stadium is 3:30 p.m. Later in the week, the Wildcats travel to play Hartford (Oct. 6, 2 p.m.).
MEN’S SOCCER (5-3-0 overall, 0-0-0 America East)
- The UNH men’s soccer team was upended 1-0 at Hofstra University in its only game last week (Sept. 28). The loss ended a two-game winning streak.
- Freshman goalkeeper Giovani Riello (Sao Paulo, Brazil) recorded three saves. In three games this season, Riello is 1-2-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .700 save percentage and one shutout.
- Junior goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) is 4-1-0 in five games with a 0.38 GAA, .917 save percentage and three shutouts. With those numbers, Worra leads the America East conference in save percentage and is second in GAA.
- UNH ranks third in America East in goals-against-average (0.60).
- New Hampshire returns to action for its home opener Sept. 18 (4 p.m.) against University of Rhode Island. UNH also plays host to Grand Canyon on Sept. 21 (7 p.m.) with an alumni game beforehand (4 p.m.).
VOLLEYBALL (7-10 overall, 1-0 America East)
- The UNH volleyball team went 2-0 last with a 3-2 road win against Harvard (Sept. 24) and straight-set sweep at UMass Lowell (Sept. 27) in the America East conference opener.
- Sophomore Tori Forrest (Powder Springs, Ga.) recorded a double-double in both of last week’s matches with 14 kills and 18 digs vs. Harvard followed by 14 kills and 12 digs against UMass Lowell; she had a .303 hitting percentage against the River Hawks. Forrest was honored as America East Player of the Week on Sept. 30.
- Junior Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) quarterbacked UNH’s offense with 51 assists at Harvard, which marked the second time this season she eclipsed 50 assists in a match, and 38 assists at UMass Lowell. She was also credited with a season-high 14 digs against the River Hawks.
- On the America East conference leaderboard, senior co-captain Morgan Thatcher (Brockton, Mass.) ranks second in kills (2.86 per set) and Dunklau is fourth in assists (8.83 per set) as well as eighth in service aces (17).
- In other conference stats, senior co-captain Destiny Tolliver (Rochester, Mich.) is #2 in blocks (0.98 per set) and sophomore Madison Lightfoot (Clarkston, Mich.) is #4 in digs (4.01/set).
- New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 4 (7:30 p.m.) at Stony Brook University and continues the road trip Oct. 6 (1 p.m.) at UMBC.