Perrault, Conley: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

November 22, 2010

DURHAM, N.H.Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) of the women’s swimming & diving team and Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) of the men’s basketball 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Amy Perrault, swimming & diving

     Amy, a junior from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, spearheaded UNH’s efforts to lead the Wildcats to a fourth-place finish at the Terrier Invitational that was held at Boston University’s Competition Pool from Nov. 19-21.

     Amy broke the school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.71 seconds; she finished second overall in the event. She was also the runner-up in the 200 backstroke (2:03.63) and third in the 200 individual medley (2:06.19).

     Amy also swam a leg on the 200 freestyle relay (fifth place) and 400 free relay (sixth).

     One week earlier against Rhode Island, Amy broke UNH’s Swasey Pool five-year old pool record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.32 seconds.

     Amy had yet another record-breaking performance Nov. 6 vs. Central Connecticut State University. She broke the CCSU pool record in her leg of the 400 medley relay with a time of 27.31 seconds.

     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.

 

Tyrone Conley, men’s basketball

     Tyrone, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior guard from Burlington, Vt., has been a big contributor to the UNH men’s basketball team’s 3-0 start this season – the Wildcat’s first 3-0 start since the 1971-72 season.

     Tyrone averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game in two games last week. He scored a team-high 18 points at Dartmouth College on 8-for-19 shooting from the floor and also pulled down seven rebounds vs. the Big Green in UNH’s 55-53 victory. Tyrone then hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 33 seconds remaining vs. Holy Cross to lift the ‘Cats to a 55-53 victory; his basket gave the ‘Cats a 54-52-lead. Tyrone finished that game with 16 points (four 3-pointers), four rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

     Through three games, Tyrone is currently ranked third on the team in scoring (13.0 ppg). He leads the team in both steals (eight) and 3-pointers (seven); he also ranks third in assists (six) and fourth in rebounding (4.3 per game).

 
 

WEEKLY HONORS 

Matt Evans, football: CAA Defensive Player of the Week

Whitney Frates, field hockey: 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team

Paul Thompson, men’s hockey: Hockey East co-Player of the Week

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, November 16

Women’s basketball: at UNH  65, Dartmouth 52

Men’s basketball: UNH 55, at Dartmouth 53

Friday, November 19

Men’s hockey: at UNH 5, Boston U. 2

Swimming & diving at Boston University Invitational (day 1 of 3)

Saturday, November 20

Men’s cross country: 12th place at ICAAAA Championship

Women’s cross country: 14th place at ECAC Championship

Swimming & Diving at Boston University Invitational (day 2 of 3)

Football: at UNH 38, Towson, 19

Women’s basketball: Brown 66, at UNH 54

Men’s hockey: at Boston U. 4, UNH 2

Men’s basketball: at UNH 55, Holy Cross 52

Sunday, November 21

Swimming & Diving at Boston University Invitational: 4th place

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, November 23

Men’s hockey vs. Brown, 7 pm

Women’s basketball at Holy Cross, 7 pm

Men’s basketball at Sacred Heart, 7 pm

Women’s ice hockey vs. Maine, 7:30 pm (at Androscoggin Bank Colisee; Lewiston, Maine)

Saturday, November 27

Men’s basketball vs. Brown, 1 pm

Men’s hockey vs. Merrimack, 7 pm

Sunday, November 28

Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston College, 2 pm

Monday, November 29

Women’s basketball at Syracuse, 7 pm

 
 

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

  • UNH improved to 3-0 last week with a 55-53 victory at intrastate rival Dartmouth on Nov. 16 and a 55-52 home win against Holy Cross on Nov. 20. The Wildcats are 3-0 for the first time since the 1971-72 season and are the lone remaining undefeated team in America East.
  • The ‘Cats overcame a 17-point second-half deficit at Dartmouth and prevailed when Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) made a put-back with 1.5 seconds remaining. That rebound and basket gave DiLiegro his ninth career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. He followed that with 11 points and nine rebounds vs. Holy Cross.
  • Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game last week. He scored a team-high 18 points at Dartmouth on 8-for-19 shooting from the floor. Conley hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 33 seconds remaining vs. Holy Cross; he finished that game with 16 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (1-2, 0-0 America East)

  • First-year head coach Maureen Magarity recorded her first career victory in UNH’s home opener with a 65-52 triumph against intrastate rival Dartmouth College.
  • Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) recorded a double-double against Dartmouth – the third of her career – with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. She made 7 of 11 field goal attempts and also tallied two blocks to climb into third place on UNH’s career blocks list with 116.
  • Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) recorded 15 points and a career-high seven assists vs. Dartmouth. She followed that with a nine-point, four-assist effort against Brown.
  • Carie Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) finished with a career-high 14 points, including 11 in the second half, vs. Brown. She also had a game-high seven rebounds and was selected as UNH’s America East Player of the Game.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH wrapped up the 2010 season with a 12th-place finish at the ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Nov. 20; 20 teams competed at the meet.
  • Senior Andrew Dionne (Westerly, R.I.) and junior Alex Beaulieu (Merrimack, N.H.) finished 34th and 35th, respectively, to lead the Wildcats. Dionne completed the five-mile course in 26 minutes, 40.6 seconds and Beaulieu crossed the finish line less than one second later (26:41.4).
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH concluded the 2010 season with a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships, which were held Nov. 20 at Van Cortlandt Park; 23 teams competed at the meet.
  • Senior Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) finished fourth overall by completing the 5K course in 18 minutes, 24.7 seconds.
 

FIELD HOCKEY (14-7 overall, 5-0 America East)

  • UNH completed the 2010 season with a 14-7 record following a 2-1 overtime loss to Albany in the America East championship game on Oct. 6. The 14 victories marked the highest single-season total since the ’00 squad also had 14 wins.
  • Junior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA All-America Second Team. It marks the second consecutive year a Wildcat was honored as an All-American.
 

FOOTBALL (7-4 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team rolled to a 38-19 victory against Towson University at Cowell Stadium in the regular-season finale on Nov. 20.
  • New Hampshire received an at-large bid to the 2010
  • The Wildcats fell behind 3-0 to Towson but scored 31 consecutive points to take a 28-point lead into halftime.
  • Playing in their final regular-season home game, seniors Kevon Mason (Quincy, Mass.), Mike Greene (Stonington, Conn.) and Kyle Auffray (Cornwall, N.Y.) all recorded their first touchdown receptions of the season. Classmate R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) went 8-for-8 for 95 yards and two TDs in limited playing time.
  • Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.), who also saw limited playing time, recorded seven tackles, a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown and forced a fumble at the UNH 2-yard line. He was honored as the CAA Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.
  • Kyle Flemings (Forty Fort, Pa.) recorded an interception and fumble recovery.
  • Four Wildcats were named to the All-CAA Football First Team – Terrance Fox (Piscataway, N.J.), Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.), Hugo Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) and Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.).
  • Seth Price (Grove City, Ohio) and Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) were selected to the Second Team; four ‘Cats – Toman, Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.), Steve Young (Rochester, N.H.) and Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) – were Third Team honorees.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (6-2-3, 4-1-2 Hockey East)

  • The sixth-ranked UNH men’s hockey team split a home-and-home series last weekend vs. second-ranked Boston University. The Wildcats handed the Terriers their first loss of the season with a 5-2 win at the Whittemore Center on Nov. 19. One night later at Agannis Arena, BU skated to a 4-2 victory to end the Wildcats’ unbeaten streak at nine games (6-0-3).
  • Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) recorded three goals and two assists for a total of five points in the two games vs. BU. He tallied two goals, including the game-winning goal, and an assist last Friday, then had a hand in both of UNH’s goals on Saturday.
  • The top line of Thompson, Phil DeSimone (East Amherst, N.Y.) and Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) has combined to recorded seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points in the past four games.
  • Matt DiGirolamo (Ambler, Pa.) is 6-1-3 in the last 10 games with a 2.25 GAA and .923 save percentage.
  • UNH is 16-0-7 in the last 23 Hockey East league games at the Whittemore Center.
 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-5-0, 2-3-1 Hockey East)

  • UNH was idle last week and returns to action Nov. 23 against Maine at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee (Lewiston, Maine). The Wildcats’ next home game is Sunday, Nov. 28 (2 p.m.) vs. Boston College.
 

MEN’S SOCCER (9-5-6 overall, 2-3-2 America East)

  • The UNH men’s soccer team concluded the 2010 season with a tie in the America East championship game at UMBC. The Wildcats and Retrievers battled to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, then UMBC won the title by virtue of a 5-3 edge on penalty kicks.
 

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 on Oct. 28.
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING (4-0)

  • UNH placed fourth at the Terrier Invitational that was held at Boston University’s Competition Pool from Nov. 19-21. 
  • Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) broke the school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.71 seconds; she finished second overall in the event. She was also the runner-up in the 200 backstroke (2:03.63) and third in the 200 individual medley (2:06.19). 
  • Perrault also swam a leg on the 200 freestyle relay (fifth place) and 400 free relay (sixth). 
  • Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) recorded a pair of top-six finishes with second in the 100 free (52.43) and fifth in the 50 free (24.33). 
  • Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) also pointed in two individual events with second place in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.32) and fifth in the 100 breast (1:06.00). 

VOLLEYBALL (10-17 overall, 5-7 America East)

  • UNH ended the 2010 season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win at UMBC on Nov. 12. UNH has reached double digits in wins five of the last six seasons.
  • Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) tallied a team-high 18 kills and also contributed 15 digs. Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) contributed 14 kills and 10 digs.
  • Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) finished with 48 assists and 15 digs. Jayde Huxtable (St. Charles, Ill.) had a team-high 24 digs.
  • The UNH statistical leaders included Laquerre (318 kills), Heldman (947 assists), Huxtable (388 digs) and Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.; 95 blocks).
  • The match was the final one for senior tri-captains Heldman, Huxtable and Elliott.
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