December 14, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) of the women’s ice hockey team and Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) of the men’s indoor track & field 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.



Kayley Herman, women’s ice hockey

     Kayley, a junior goaltender from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, went 2-0-0 last week by stopping 51 of 52 shots for a 0.50 goals-against-average, .981 save percentage and one shutout. She stopped all 21 shots, including 11 in the second period, against Boston College and then recorded 10 saves all three periods at Dartmouth to match her season high of 30 saves. Kayley stopped all 11 shots she faced on the opponents’ four power-play opportunities.


Jeff Kaste, men’s indoor track & field

     Jeff, a graduate student from Atkinson, New Hampshire, recorded a first-place and second-place finish to lead UNH to a three-point victory at Maine. He won the weight throw for the second time in as many weeks – Jeff also recorded the best weight throw in the Dec. 5 season opener at the Jay Carisella Invitational – with a mark of 58 feet, 10.25 inches. Jeff finished second in the shot put at Maine with a distance of  49-10; one week earlier, he placed fifth in the shot put.



Women’s ice hockey – Micaela Long, Pure Hockey Player of the Week (Hockey East)

Women’s ice hockey – Kayley Herman, co-Defensive Player of the Week (Hockey East)

Men's track & field – Jeff Kaste, Field Performer of the Week (America East)



Tuesday, Dec. 8

Women’s ice hockey: #4 UNH 4, at Boston College 0

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Men’s basketball: at UNH 67,  Central Connecticut State 55

Thursday, Dec. 10

Women’s basketball: Central Connecticut State 60, at UNH 48

Friday, Dec. 11

Men’s ice hockey: #19 UNH 4, at Providence 3

Saturday, Dec. 12

Women’s ice hockey: #4 UNH 4, at Dartmouth 1

Men’s indoor track & field: UNH 93, at Maine 90

Women’s indoor track & field: at Maine 101, UNH 86



Sunday, Dec. 20


    Women’s basketball vs. Holy Cross, 1 pm

    Men’s basketball vs. Dartmouth, 3:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Women’s basketball vs. Louisville, 7 pm (Jam the Gym night)

Monday, Dec. 28

Women’s basketball at Canisius, 7 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Men’s basketball vs. Colgate, 7 pm

Women’s basketball at Syracuse, 7 pm



MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-4, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH split a pair of games last week. The Wildcats remained unbeaten at home (3-0) with a 67-55 win against Central Connecticut State, then fell on the road to Hofstra.
  • The Wildcats have currently won six straight home games dating back to last year, a streak that is tied for the second longest in program history dating back to the 1960-61 season. UNH won 12 straight games at Lundholm Gym from Nov. 30, 1982-Jan. 2, 1984. The program then recorded six straight home W’s from Nov. 25, 1997-Jan. 10, 1998  before the current streak that began Feb. 18, 2009.
  • Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) led the Wildcats to victory against CCSU with a season-high 25 points on 9 of 14 shooting from the floor, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range. He then recorded 16, points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal at Hofstra.
  • Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) strung together back-to-back double-digit games for the first time this year with 16 points, six rebounds and three assists versus CCSU and 11 points at Hofstra.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-5, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH suffered its first home loss of the season with last week’s setback to Central Connecticut State. The ‘Cats are now 3-1 at Lundholm Gym.
  • Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) scored 12 points and alsp tallied six rebounds, two assists and two blocks, earning America East Player of the Game honors for UNH.
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) added six points, seven boards, three assists and two steals in the loss. That ended a stretch of five consecutive games scoring in double digits. She has tallied 6+ rebounds each of the last five games.
  • Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) is on the verge of becoming the 11th UNH Wildcat to record career numbers of 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. She currently has 974 points and 535 rebounds.



MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-6-3, 8-2-2 Hockey East)

  • UNH rides a seven-game unbeaten streak and four-game win streak into a 23-day layoff following last week’s 4-3 win at Providence. The Wildcats’ 18 league points assures them first place when the calendar turns to January.
  • For the second straight season, New Hampshire was a perfect 3-0-0 in the month of December.
  • The Wildcats finished the decade with 233 wins during the first decade of this century. UNH had a .650 win percentage during this 10-year span.
  • Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) has registered a point in six of the last seven games with 10 points in that span.
  • Matt DiGirolamo (Ambler, Pa.) made his first start of the season, filling in for an injured Brian Foster, and delivered with 32 saves in a win at Providence.
  • UNH’s top line of DeSimone, Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) and Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) has combined for 40 points (19g, 21a) in 10 games (4.0 ppg) since being put together at the start of November.


WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (12-2-4, 6-1-1-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH head coach Brian McCloskey recorded his 200th career victory (all at UNH) with the team’s 4-0 win at Boston College on Dec. 8.
  • In the decade of the 2000’s, UNH compiled an overall record of 252-80-32 (.736 winning percentage).
  • UNH heads into the holiday break with a 7-1-2 record in its last 10 games.
  • Kayley Herman (Weyburn, Saskatchewan) recorded her third shutout of the season and 14th of her career with a 21-save performance at BC; the 14 shutouts is tied for fifth on UNH’s career leaderboard.
  • Kelly Paton (Woodstock, Ontario) advanced from 13th to 8th on UNH’s career assist leaderboard with her three-assist effort at Dartmouth; she now has 88 career assists.
  • Micaela Long (South Boston, Mass.) extended her point-scoring streak to 11 games (4-15-19) with a four-point performance at Dartmouth. She has a point in 17 of 18 games.
  • UNH resumes play Jan. 8, 2010 at Fenway Park vs. Northeastern University; the game will be the first outdoor women’s ice hockey game in NCAA history.



  • UNH defeated Maine, 93-90, in its first dual meet of the season Dec. 12 at the UMaine Field House. The Wildcats won seven individual events as well as the 4x400-meter relay.
  • Jeff Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) won the weight throw and placed second in the shot put.
  • Brice Paey (Milton, Mass.) won the shot put and finished fourth in the weight throw.
  • UNH placed 1-2 in the mile. Marc Ouellette (Hopkinton, Mass.) was first to cross the finish line and was followed 1.92 seconds later by teammate Wes Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska).



  • UNH was defeated 101-86 by Maine in the team’s first dual meet of the season Dec. 12 in Orono, Maine.
  • Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) won first place in two events to lead the Wildcats. She recorded the best effort in both the weight throw and shot put. The ‘Cats finished 1-2 in the shot put with Marlene Matatics (Keene, N.H.) placing behind Lathrop in that event.
  • UNH also took first and second place in the 500-meter run with Brittany Verville (Bow, N.H.) and Tracy Howell (Grafton, Mass.) finishing within a second of one another.



  • UNH did not race last weekend. The Wildcats resume the 2009-10 season Jan. 18 at home against Northeastern University and Boston University. The meet at Swasey Pool begins at 12 p.m.
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