November 30, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) of the women’s basketball team and R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 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.




 Denise Beliveau, women’s basketball

     Denise, a sophomore forward from Framingham, Mass., averaged 13.5 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game in two games last week. She finished with 14 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and two blocks to lead UNH to a 78-65 overtime victory against Harvard. Beliveau opened the overtime scoring with a 3-pointer, and that sparked UNH’s 12-2 run in the opening minutes of the extra frame. She followed that with a 13-point, seven-rebound effort and two assists at Quinnipiac.

R.J. Toman, football

     R.J., a junior quarterback from Mission Viejo, Calif., kept the CAA’s highest-scoring offense (32.5 points per game in the regular season) rolling by completing 17 of 25 pass attempts for 240 yards and three touchdowns to lead UNH to a 49-13 win against McNeese State in an NCAA first-round playoff game. He also ran eight times for 14 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run. Toman led the ‘Cats to a touchdown on each of their first two drives of the game to build a 14-3 lead. He also threw a TD pass in the third and fourth quarters.



Men’s basketball – Dane DeLiegro, America East Player of the Week

Women’s ice hockey – Kelly Paton, Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Week



Tuesday, Nov. 24

Women’s basketball: at UNH 78, Harvard 65 (overtime)

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Men’s basketball: at Harvard 78, UNH 60

Saturday, Nov. 28

Men’s basketball: at UNH 72, Marist 58

Football: #10 UNH 49,  at #8 McNeese State 13 (FCS first round game)

Men’s hockey: UNH 5, at Merrimack 4

Sunday, Nov. 29

Women’s basketball: at Quinnipiac 68, UNH 54

Women’s ice hockey: #4 UNH 2, at #7 Northeastern 1



Thursday, Dec. 3

Women’s basketball at Seton Hall, 7 pm

Friday, Dec. 4

Men’s hockey vs. UMass-Lowell, 7 pm

Men’s basketball at Pittsburgh, 7 pm

Men’s indoor track & field at Rhody Pentathlon, 11 am

Saturday, Dec. 5

Women’s ice hockey vs. Providence, 2 pm

Women’s basketball at St. Peter’s, 2 pm

Football at Villanova, 3:30 pm (FCS quarterfinal game)

      Broadcast on ESPN Game Plan and

Men’s indoor track & field at Jay Carisella Carnival, 11 am

Sunday, Dec. 6

Women’s swim & dive vs. Vermont, 11 am

Men’s hockey at Vermont, 3 pm (broadcast on ESPNU)



MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-2, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH improved to 2-0 at home with a 72-58 win vs. Marist.
  • Dane DeLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) scored a career-high 27 points and had eight rebounds vs. Marist. He was 11-for-19 from the floor and 5 of 5 from the foul line. That effort helped garner the America East Player of the Week award.
  • Radar Onguetou (Yaounde, Cameroon) recorded his second career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds against Marist. The 12 rebounds matched his career high.
  • DeLiegro (14.0 ppg), Onguetou (10.0 ppg) and Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.; 11.5 ppg) are all averaging double digits in points.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-2, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH remained undefeated (3-0) at home this season with a 78-65 overtime win vs. Harvard.
  • Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) scored a career-high 17 points – all in the second half and overtime – to lead the 'Cats to victory. She also had seven rebounds and a personal best of three assists.
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) finished with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Harvard. She followed that with a 13-point, seven-rebound effort at Quinnipiac for an average of 13.5 ppg and 10.5 rpg in two games last week.



FOOTBALL (10-2, 6-2 CAA)

  • UNH advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fifth time in six years with a 49-13 victory at eighth-ranked McNeese State.
  • Junior quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) kept the CAA’s highest-scoring offense (32.5 points per game in the regular season) rolling by completing 17 of 25 pass attempts for 240 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran eight times for 14 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run.
  • While UNH’s offense continued its prolific production, the Wildcats’ defense was stout against the Cowboys’ high-scoring attack, which featured six all-conference first team selections and averaged 37 points per game, by limiting them to 13 points – all in the first quarter.
  • The UNH defense, which led the CAA in interceptions, recorded one interception as well as nine tackles for a loss, including three sacks.
  • New Hampshire’s defensive unit that made the game-changing play near the end of the third quarter, when a 79-yard interception return for a touchdown by Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) halted MSU’s drive and extended New Hampshire’s advantage to 35-13 with three seconds remaining in the 3rd.


MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (5-6-3, 5-2-2 Hockey East)

  • UNH extended its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) to ascend to the top of the Hockey East standings.
  • UNH’s top line of Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.), Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) and Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) has combined to produce 21 points (10g, 11a) in the last three games.
  • Butler is tied for the nation's lead in goals with 12 and Blake Kessel (Verona, Wis.) is tied for the nation's lead in defensemen assists with 12.
  • With a 5-6-3 mark through November, the Wildcats have an identical record to the 2008-09 squad that qualified for the NCAA tournament.


WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-1-4, 5-0-1-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH has the nation’s longest active unbeaten streak of eight games (5-0-3).
  • UNH has a Hockey East regular-season unbeaten streak of 17 games (16-0-1) dating back to last season.
  • Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) has recorded a goal or assist on each of the team’s last six goals with four goals and two assists.
  • UNH scored two shorthanded goals in the 2-1 win at Northeastern to tie the school record for shorthanded tallies in a game that was established in Feb. 1999 and matched in Nov. 2009.



  • UNH did not race last weekend. The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Dec. 6 at home vs. Vermont.
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