November 1, 2010

DURHAM, N.H.Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) of the women’s cross country team and Mike Borisenok (Watervliet, N.Y.) of the men’s ice hockey 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.



Sydney Fitzpatrick, women’s cross country

     Sydney led a quintet of UNH runners in the top 20 to help the Wildcats finish in second place at the 2010 America East Women’s Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Franklin Park (Boston). It marked the sixth time New Hampshire finished as runner-up at the conference championships (first time since 2006).

     The senior from Billerica, Mass., completed the five-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 36.19 seconds to finish in sixth place overall.

     Sydney has been instrumental in the team attaining a #9 regional ranking this season. She raced to a second-place finish at the 44th Annual Albany Invitational on Oct. 16 to lead UNH to the team title in the 22-team field. She completed that 5K course in 17:38.00.

     Sydney was also the top ‘Cat (30th place overall) at the Paul Short Invitational that was held Oct. 1 at Lehigh University to lead New Hampshire to ninth place in a field of 41 teams. She also had a strong race at the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 11) in which she was the second UNH runner – and eighth overall – to cross the finish line and help the Wildcats take second place.

     Sydney and her teammates race again Nov. 13 at the NCAA Regional Meet.


Mike Borisenok, men’s hockey

     Mike recorded a goal and two assists, as well as a +4 rating, to lead the 10th-ranked men’s ice hockey team to a 7-4 road victory against 14th-ranked Cornell University on Oct. 29. The three points marked a career high.

     The junior forward from Watervliet, N.Y., factored in both of UNH’s second-period goals that broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Wildcats a two-goal advantage heading into the final frame. Mike assisted on a shorthanded tally by Stevie Moses at 5:31, then scored an even-strength goal at 10:30. He then set up the second of two goals in a span of 62 seconds that pushed the lead to 6-2 in the third period.

     Through five games this season, Mike is tied for the team lead in points (six) and is also tied for second in both assists (four) and plus/minus (+3). And with two goals on nine shots, he is tied for the team lead with a .222 shooting percentage.

     In his first two years as a Wildcat, Mike tallied seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 50 games.

     Mike and the men’s hockey team return to action Nov. 5 at Boston College. The Wildcats’ next home game is Nov. 12 vs. UMass.



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

Sara Heldman, volleyball – America East Setter of the Week

Lindsey Minton, women’s ice hockey – WHEA co-Defensive Player of the Week

Steven Palumbo, men’s soccer – America East co-Rookie of the Week


Wednesday, October 27

Men’s soccer: at UNH 1, Albany 0 [overtime] (Senior Day)

Thursday, October 28

Women’s soccer: at Albany 2, UNH 1 (America East first round)

Friday, October 29

Men’s ice hockey: #10 UNH 7, at #14 Cornell 4

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 1, Niagara 0 [overtime]

Volleyball: at Stony Brook 3, UNH 0

Saturday, October 30

Women’s cross country: 2nd place at America East Championships (at Franklin Park)

Field Hockey: at #20 UNH 4, #15 Albany 1

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 2, Niagara 0

Volleyball: UNH 3, at Hartford 1

Men’s cross country: 9th place at America East Championships (at Franklin Park)

Men’s soccer: at Binghamton 1, UNH 0 [double overtime]



Tuesday, November 2

Men’s soccer at Dartmouth, 6 pm

Friday, November 5

Field hockey vs. Maine, 3 pm (America East semifinal)

    Boston U. vs. Albany, 5:30 pm (America East semifinal at UNH)

Volleyball vs. Albany, 7 pm

Saturday, November 6

Football vs. William & Mary, 12 pm

Field hockey – America East championship game at UNH, 4pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Vermont, 5 pm

Women’s swimming & diving at Central Conn. State, 2 pm

Men’s hockey at UMass-Lowell, 7 pm

Men’s soccer at Binghamton, 7 pm (America East first round)

Sunday, November 7

Volleyball vs. Binghamton, 1 pm

Women’s ice hockey at Boston U., 4 pm



  • UNH raced to a ninth-place finish at the 2010 America East Championships that were held Oct. 30 at Franklin Park in Boston.
  • Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) was the top Wildcat runner in 35th place overall. He completed the 9K course in 25 minutes, 47.74 seconds. Andrew Dionne (Westerly, R.I.) crossed the finish line in 25:49.62 to take 38th place.
  • David Gervais (Nashua, N.H.), Michael Peabody (Londonderry, N.H.) and Joseph Jourdain (Hudson, N.H.) completed the team scoring in 56th, 57th and 65th place, respectively.


  • UNH finished second at the 2010 America East Championships that were held Oct. 30 at Franklin Park in Boston. It marked the Wildcats’ sixth runner-up finish at the league championship and the team’s best finish since the squad also placed second in 2006.
  • Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) led the ‘Cats with a sixth-place finish in a time of 17 minutes, 36.19 seconds on the 5K course.
  • Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) also had a top-10 effort. She was the sixth runner to cross the finish line with her time of 17:54.51.
  • The other three scoring student-athletes finished in the top 20. Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) led that trio in 13th place and was followed by Clare Egan (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) in 15th and 19th place, respectively.

FIELD HOCKEY (13-6 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • 20th-ranked UNH completed its first undefeated conference campaign with last Saturday’s 4-1 victory vs. 15th-ranked Albany to capture its first outright league regular-season title since 2000; the Wildcats shared the 2002 regular-season crown.
  • UNH will be the top seed and host the 2010 America East Field Hockey Championships at Memorial Field on Nov. 5-6. The Wildcats play host to fourth-seeded Maine at 3 p.m. and will be followed by Boston U. vs. Albany at 5:30. The championship game is Nov. 6 at 4 p.m.
  • The 13 victories mark the team’s highest single-season total since the 2000 squad won 14 games. This is also the first time the ‘Cats are nationally ranked since the final poll of the ’00 season.
  • Emma Erler (New Hampton, N.H.) tallied a career-high three points vs. Albany and Meg Callanan (Lititz, Pa.) recorded her first career points with a goal.
  • Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) and Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) have scored a goal in three consecutive games.
  • Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) has 13 assists, which is the most by a Wildcat since 1998. Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) has 11 assists to mark the first time since 2000 that teammates have 10+ assists.

FOOTBALL (5-3 overall, 3-2 CAA)

  • UNH had an open week this past weekend. The Wildcats play host to William & Mary on Saturday, November 6 (12 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium. There is a ‘Cats Care Day: Wildcat Food Drive.

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

  • The 10th-ranked UNH men’s ice hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to four games (2-0-2) with a 7-4 victory at 14th-ranked Cornell on Oct. 29. The seven goals marked the team’s highest goal output at an away venue since a 7-4 win at North Dakota on Dec. 29, 2007.
  • Mike Borisenok (Watervliet, N.Y.) recorded a goal and two assists for a career-high three points at Cornell. He also had a +4 rating.
  • Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) and Stevie Moses (Leominster, Mass.) both scored two goals at Cornell. Sislo netted the game’s first goal just 23 seconds into the game as well as the game-winning tally. Moses had a shorthanded goal and an empty-netter.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (7-2-0, 1-0-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH extended its winning streak to six games with a two-game sweep of Niagara University (1-0, overtime; 2-0) at the Whittemore Center.
  • Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time in her career with a season-high 25 saves in the overtime victory followed by a 24-save effort. She now has five career shutouts. Minton is currently ranked second in the nation in both goals-against-average (0.98) and save percentage (.955). She has yielded zero or one goal in five of six games this season.
  • The Wildcats have not lost a home regular-season non-conference game since November 2007 (18-0-2 in that span).
  • UNH is closing in on two milestones: the ‘Cats have 197 victories at the Whittemore Center and 694 overall in program history.

MEN’S SOCCER (7-4-5 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team defeated Albany, 1-0, in overtime in its final home game of the season Oct. 27. The Wildcats then lost 1-0 in double overtime at Binghamton.
  • Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) scored his second consecutive game-winning goal with an overtime tally vs. Albany. He has three game-winning goals this season.
  • Colin O’Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) was credited with five saves for his conference-leading seventh shutout. He then made a career-high seven saves in the loss at Binghamton, but his shutout streak ended at 248 minutes.
  • UNH concludes the regular season Nov. 2 at Dartmouth before returning to Binghamton for an America East tournament game Nov. 6.

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. UNH had an 8-4 shot advantage in the second half and a 15-12 edge overall.
  • Seven student-athletes received America East All-Conference accolades highlighted by Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) named to the First Team. Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) and Monique Lamotte (Tampa, Fla.) were selected to the Second Team while Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) was voted to the All-Rookie Team.
  • Furthermore, Ashley Avitable (Pembroke, Mass.), Brooke Duchaney (North Hampton, N.H.) and Alyssa Michel (Bellingham, Mass.) were named to the All-Academic Team.
  • The end of the season marked the end of UNH careers for Amy Avitable (Pembroke, Mass.), Ashley Avitable (Pembroke, Mass.), Cassie Guerra (DeWitt, N.Y.), Carole LeBlanc (Grand-Digue, New Brunswick) and Marika Posehn (Duncan, British Columbia).


  • UNH was idle last week. The Wildcats return to action Nov. 6 at Central Connecticut State. 

VOLLEYBALL (9-15 overall, 4-5 America East)

  • UNH split a pair of road matches last week with a 3-0 loss at Stony Brook and 3-1 victory at Hartford.
  • Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) recorded 22 kills and 11 digs against Hartford. She had a .425 hitting percentage as well as two blocks. She led the team with 15 kills and a .306 hitting percentage at Stony Brook.
  • Jayde Huxtable (St. Charles, Ill.) had a career-high 14 digs at Hartford while Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.) finished with eight blocks.
  • Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) recorded double digits in both assists and digs in both matches. She was credited with 30 assists and 12 digs at SBU, then had 41 assists and 11 digs at Hartford.
  • UNH closes out its home portion of the regular season this weekend against Albany (Nov. 5) and Binghamton (Nov. 7).
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