October 18, 2010

DURHAM, N.H.Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) of the women’s swimming & diving team team and Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) of the football 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.



Amy Perrault, swimming & diving

     Amy, a senior from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, opened her final season as a Wildcat in winning fashion last weekend against Siena College and Wagner College at Swasey Pool. She finished first in three individual events and led UNH to first place in the 200-yard medley relay in the team’s 176.5-73.5 victory vs. Siena on Oct. 16. One day later, she once again swam on the winning 200 medley relay team and raced to first-place finishes in two more individual events.

     In the opener vs. Siena, Amy was the first swimmer to touch the wall in the 100-yard backstroke and 200 back as well as the 100 butterfly. The noted specialist in backstroke and freestyle then took first place in both the 100 freestyle and 200 medley relay against Wagner.

     Amy was an America East All-Conference Team selection in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Her other collegiate accolades include 2009 ECAC All-Conference Team and Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet at the 2010 America East Championships.

Matt Evans, football

     Matt, a sophomore from Hanover, Mass., was named the CAA co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. He returned a fumble for a touchdown, forced a fumble and recorded a game-high 14 tackles (eight solo, six assisted) in UNH’s 28-14 victory at James Madison University on Oct. 16.

     Matt, who is the CAA’s leading tackler with 80, scored the game’s first points when he picked up a fumble and ran 17 yards into the end zone at 12:04 of the first quarter. His 14 tackles matched a career high. Matt also registered a sack, which was one of his 2.5 tackles for a loss vs. the Dukes.

     In seven games this season, Matt has a team-high 80 tackles with 42 solo and 38 assisted. He also has three sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.



Megan Bozek, field hockey: America East Rookie of the Week

Matt DiGirolamo, men’s hockey: Hockey East Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week

Matt Evans, football: CAA Defensive Player of the Week

Hayley Rausch, field hockey: America East Player of the Week


Wednesday, October 13

Men’s soccer: UNH 0, at Stony Brook 0 (double OT)

Thursday, October 14

Women’s soccer: at UNH 2, Stony Brook 1

Friday, October 15

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 4, at Rensselaer 3

Saturday, October 16

Swimming & Diving: at UNH 176.6, Siena 73.5

Field hockey: at UNH 3, #15 Boston U. 2

Volleyball: UMBC 3, at UNH 2 

Men’s ice hockey: at #9 UNH 3, #3 Michigan 3 (OT)

Football: #15 UNH 28, at #6 James Madison 14

Women’s ice hockey: UNH 4, at Union 1

Men’s soccer: at Hartford 1, UNH 0

Women’s cross country: 1st place at Albany Invitational (22 teams)

Sunday, October 17

Swimming & Diving: at UNH 120, Wagner 80

Women’s soccer: at UNH 3, Vermont 2 (OT)

Field hockey:  at #14 Boston College 2, UNH 1



Wednesday, October 20

Men’s soccer at Holy Cross, 7 pm

Thursday, October 21

Women’s soccer at Binghamton, 6 pm

Friday, October 22

Women’s ice hockey vs. Clarkson, 7 pm

Field hockey at Fairfield, 4 pm

Volleyball at Providence, 7 pm

Saturday, October 23

Men’s soccer vs. Boston U., 2 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. St. Lawrence, 5 pm

Football vs. UMass (at Gillette Stadium), 3:30 pm [TV: CSN-NE]

Sunday, October 24

Field hockey vs. Louisville, 12 pm

Volleyball vs. Providence, 1 pm

Women’s soccer vs. Hartford, 2 pm



  • UNH did not race last weekend. The Wildcats return to action Oct. 30 for the America East Championships.


  • The UNH women’s cross country team won the 44th Annual Albany Invitational, which included 22 teams overall. The Wildcats took four of the top six individual places and finished with 29 points to distance themselves from the competition – runner-up Middlebury College had 85 points.
  • Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) led the group of frontrunners in second place. She completed the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 38.00 seconds.
  • Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine), Elisa Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) and Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) finished 4-6, respectively, and Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) placed 12th to close the UNH scoring.
  • UNH returns to action Oct. 30 for the America East Championships.

FIELD HOCKEY (11-5 overall, 3-0 America East)

  • UNH split a pair of games against nationally-ranked teams last weekend with a 3-2 victory against #15 Boston U. and 2-1 road loss to #14 Boston College.
  • The Wildcats swept the America East weekly awards. Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) was named Player of the Week and Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) received the Rookie of the Week award.
  • With the win against BU, the Wildcats remained in a tie atop the America East standings and improved to 7-1 at home this season.
  • Rausch factored in all three goals vs. the Terriers; she matched her personal best of two goals and also had an assist for a career-high five points.
  • Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) has recorded a point each of the last four games and in six of seven; she has seven goals and three assists for 17 points in the seven-game span.
  • In eight home games, Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) has a 1.26 GAA and .787 save percentage.

FOOTBALL (4-3 overall, 2-2 CAA)

  • The 15th-ranked UNH football team spoiled sixth-ranked James Madison University’s Homecoming with a 28-14 victory at Bridgeforth Stadium on Oct. 16. The Wildcats outscored the Dukes 18-0 in the second half to record their first win at JMU since Sept, 28, 1996.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named CAA co-Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) recorded two interceptions for a UNH defense that tallied four sacks, three turnovers, limited JMU to 11 first downs and scored a touchdown.
  •  Donta Peters (Annapolis, Md.) carried the ball 11 times for 60 yards and a TD.
  • Terrance Fox (Piscataway, N.J.) had a team-high six catches for 52 yards and a TD.
  • UNH plays UMass in the Colonial Clash at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (1-1-1, 0-0-0 Hockey East)

  • The UNH men’s ice hockey team faced off against the third-ranked team in the nation for the third time in as many games this season and skated to a 3-3 tie against Michigan in the Oct. 16 home opener.
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) tallied a goal and assist. His power-play goal tied the game, 3-3, with 4:33 remaining in the third period.
  • Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) and Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) have recorded a point in all three games this season.
  • Matt DiGirolamo (Ambler, Pa.), who has a league-high 98 saves, was named Hockey East Pure Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (3-2-0, 1-0-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH concluded its stretch of five consecutive road games with a sweep of Rensselaer (4-3) and Union (4-1) last weekend.
  • Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ontario), Hannah Armstrong (Aurora, Ontario) and Arielle O’Neill (St. Catharines, Ontario) each recorded three points last weekend. Birchard and O’Neill tallied two goals and an assist while Armstrong has a goal and two assists.
  • Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) made 19 saves and recorded her first career point with an assist against Union.
  • UNH’s penalty kill is perfect this season at 30-for-30.

MEN’S SOCCER (5-3-4 overall, 0-2-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team finished the week 0-1-1 with its second with its second consecutive scoreless tie – this time against Stony Brook – and a 1-0 loss at Hartford.
  • Colin O’Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) recorded his sixth shutout of the season with a five-save effort at Stony Brook.  O’Donnell, who has given up one goal in the last three games (310 minutes total), is currently ranked sixth in the nation in save percentage and 10th in GAA.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-6-3 overall, 4-2-0 America East)

  • UNH recorded league wins at home last week against Stony Brook (2-1) and Vermont (3-2, overtime).
  • The Wildcats have won five of their last six games, including each of the last three, and are 6-2-1 in the last nine.
  • Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.) broke out last week with five points on two goals and an assist. She scored the game-winning goal vs. Stony Brook and set up the winning tally in overtime vs. UVM.
  • Carole LeBlanc (Grand-Digue, New Brunswick), who had the OT game-winner vs. Vermont, has four goals in the last six matches with three game-winning goals in a five-game span.
  • Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) tallied a career-high three points with a goal and assist vs. Vermont.


  • UNH opened the 2010-11 season with convincing victories at home against Siena College (176.5-73.5) and Wagner College (120-80) in which the Wildcats took first place in every event over the weekend.
  • Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) won five individual events and was part of two winning relay teams.
  • Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) broke a 15-year-old school pool record in the 1000-yard freestyle against Wagner with a first-place time of 10 minutes 18.08 seconds. McCandless also swam to first place in the 100 butterfly, 200 fly and 500 free.
  • Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) recorded first-place finishes in the 50 free, 500 free and 1000 free.
  • Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) won four events in two days – the 100 backstroke, 200 free, 50 free and 100 free.

VOLLEYBALL (7-13 overall, 2-3 America East)

  • UNH dropped a heartbreaking five-set match to UMBC last Saturday, when the Wildcats held its annual Dig Pink promotion to support breast cancer research.
  • Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) finished one kill shy of a triple-double with 27 assists, 17 digs and nine kills. She also had a .391 hitting percentage. Heldman is 21 digs away from becoming the second UNH Wildcat to record 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs. Current associate head coach Stacy Barnett is the only one who has accomplished that feat.
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