Donohue, Silengo: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Weekly Roundup

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

December 13, 2010

DURHAM, N.H.Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) of the women’s indoor track & field team and Jeff Silengo (Madison, Conn.) of the men’s 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.

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Megan Donohue, women’s indoor track & field

     Megan was one of nine Wildcats to win an individual event in UNH’s 103-82 victory against Maine at the University’s Paul Sweet Oval on Dec. 11. It was both the first dual meet and home meet of the 2010-11 season – second week of competition overall – for the women’s track & field team.

     Megan captured first place in the pentathlon with 3,160 points by winning three of the five events. The senior from Stratham, N.H. closed the pentathlon with the fastest time in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 20.88 seconds (812 points) to secure the first-place finish. She also had the top effort in both the shot put (28 feet, 1.50 inches; 436 points) and long jump (16-11.50; 606 points).

     In last week’s season opener at the Carisella Carnival (Northeastern University), Megan finished second in the 400m with a time of 59.76 seconds.

     Last year at the America East indoor championships, Megan recorded three top-eight efforts and that included third place in the 500m in which her time of 1:14.62 broke the school record.

 

Jeff Silengo, men’s hockey

     Jeff, a freshman forward from Madison, Conn., scored his first two collegiate goals to propel the UNH men’s hockey team to a 4-3 come-from-behind overtime victory at Maine on Dec. 10. Following that victory, the Wildcats climbed one spot to No. 2 in this week’s national polls.

     With UNH trailing 3-1, Jeff began the comeback with his first collegiate goal at 8:24 of the third period to lift the ‘Cats within one goal. He then scored at 1:26 of overtime to lift the team into a first-place tie in the Hockey East standings.

     In 14 games this season, Jeff has three points on two goals and an assist. He recorded his first career point with an assist Dec. 2 at UMass-Lowell, and that assist set up the game-winning goal in the 3-0 victory.

 
 

WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Lindsey Minton, women’s hockey– Women’s Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

Jeff Silengo, men’s hockey– Hockey East Rookie of the Week

Men’s hockey – Hockey East Team of the Week

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Thursday, December 9

Men’s basketball: Army 71, at UNH 63

Women’s ice hockey: Harvard 3, at UNH 1

Friday, December 10

Football: at #5 Delaware 16, #10 UNH 3 (NCAA quarterfinals)

Men’s hockey: #3 UNH 4, at #6 Maine 3 (overtime)

Women’s basketball: at Harvard 96, UNH 63

Saturday, December 11

Men’s track & field: at UNH 102, Maine 85

Women’s track & field: at UNH 103, Maine 82

Women’s ice hockey: at UNH 1, Dartmouth 0

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, December 18

Men’s basketball at Rhode Island, 2 pm

Sunday, December 19

Women’s basketball at Central Connecticut State, 1 pm

Wednesday, December 22

Women’s basketball vs. Quinnipiac, 5 pm

Men’s basketball at Central Connecticut State, 7 pm

Tuesday, December 28

Women’s basketball at St. Joseph’s, 2 pm (20th Annual Hawk Classic)

Wednesday, December 29

Women’s basketball vs. Lafayette / Quinnipiac, 2pm (20th Annual Hawk Classic)

Men’s basketball vs. Cornell, 5 pm (VCU Christmas Tournament; Richmond, Va.)

Thursday, December 30

Men’s basketball vs. Wofford/VCU, TBA (VCU Christmas Tournament; Richmond, Va.)

 

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

  • In its only game of the week, the UNH men’s basketball team lost 71-63 at home to Army. It was the Wildcats’ first home loss of the season (3-1 at Lundholm Gym).
  • The 5-3 record is the team’s best start since the 1994-95 season.
  • Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a team-high 13 points and also finished with seven rebounds. He has scored in double figures all eight games this season.
  • Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) recorded his third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Army. He also matched his career high of three assists.
  • UNH has a 4-0 record in games decided by five points or less.
  • UNH is the only team in America East with three players ranked in the top 14 in scoring with Myrick (14.1 ppg/9th), Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.; 12.3/13th) and DiLiegro (12.0/14th).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (1-6, 0-0 America East)

  • In its last game before final exams, the UNH women’s basketball team was defeated 96-63 on the road by Harvard University.
  • The Wildcats finished with a season-high .563 3-point shooting percentage by making 9 of 16 attempts at Harvard.
  • Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) scored a team-high 16 points, including 14 in the second half. She was 4-for-8 from the floor and 6 of 6 from the foul line.
  • Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) finished with a team-high five assists to mark the third consecutive game she led the ‘Cats in that statistic.

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.
 

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.
 

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 (8-5 overall, 5-3 CAA)

  • The 10th-ranked UNH football team was defeated 16-3 by fifth-ranked University of Delaware in an NCAA quarterfinal at Delaware Stadium on Dec. 10.
  • Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) recorded two sacks in the game to break the program’s single-season sack record. He finished the 2010 season with 13.5 sacks.
  • The Wildcats took a 3-0 first-quarter lead on a 23-yard field goal by Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) at 2:35 of the first quarter. Quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) set up the score with scampers of 17 and 18 yards.
  • Terrance Fox (Piscataway, N.J.) matched his career high with 11 catches.
  • Steve Young (Rochester, N.H.) and Mike Perkins (Hingham, Mass.) both recorded career highs of nine tackles. Hugo Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) and Alan Buzbee (Chester, N.J.) also had nine tackles while Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) had a game-high 11 tackles.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (10-2-4, 8-1-2 Hockey East)

  • UNH men’s hockey, which climbed to No. 2 in the national poll released Dec. 13, defeated then-No. 6 Maine, 4-3, on the road in overtime. The Wildcats are tied atop the Hockey East standings with Boston College but have two games in-hand vs. the Eagles.
  • Jeff Silengo (Madison, Conn.) scored the first two goals of his collegiate career. He pulled the ‘Cats within 3-2 in the third period and scored the game-winning goal at 1:26 of overtime to garner the Hockey East Rookie of the Week award.
  • Kevin Goumas (Lake Worth, Fla.) recorded the first two points of his collegiate career by recording an assist on both of Silengo’s goals.
  • UNH is off to its best start since the 2006-07 season (13-2-1) and the Wildcats have the third-best winning percentage in the nation.
  • The Wildcats carry a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) into a 23-day holiday break.
  • Both Mike Sislo (Superior, Wis.) and Paul Thompson (Derry, N.H.) have recorded a point each of the last nine games.
 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (9-10-0, 2-7-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH split a pair of home games vs. ECAC opponents last week with a 3-1 loss to Harvard and a 1-0 victory vs. Dartmouth.
  • Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) recorded her fourth shutout of the season with a 28-save effort against Dartmouth. She tallied double-digit saves in both the second (13) and third (10) periods. All four of Minton’s shutouts this season have been at home.
  • The Wildcats have 199 victories at the Whittemore Center since the building opened in the 1995-96 season.
  • Nicole Gifford (Peterborough, Ontario) broke the scoreless tie vs. Dartmouth with 6:12 remaining in the third period.
 

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 (5-0)

  • UNH did not compete in a meet last week. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 17, 2011 at Boston University. 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH, in its first dual meet – and home meet – of the season, defeated Maine (102-85) at Paul Sweet Oval on Dec. 11.
  • Cameron Lyle (Plaistow, N.H.) and Eric Guinto (Derry, N.H.) both had two first-place finishes. Lyle had the top effort in both the shot put (55 feet-6.0 inches) and weight throw (55-4.25) while Guinto was the fastest runner in the 55-meters (6.62 seconds) and 200m (23.75). 
  • Anthony Vorachak (Lebanon, N.H.) had three second-place finishes, including the heptathlon with a score of 4,577 points. He also was the runner-up in the pole vault (14-0) and triple jump (39-4). 
  • UNH won seven other individual events as well as both the 4x400m and 4x800m relays. The ‘Cats also took second place in seven of the 11 individual events they won. 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • New Hampshire, in its first home and dual meet of the season, upended Maine, 103-82, at Paul Sweet Oval on Dec. 11.
  • Megan Donohue (Stratham, N.H.) recorded the top performance in three of five events in the pentathlon to win the event with 3,160 points.
  • The Wildcats won eight other events, including a 1-2 finish in the long jump, pole vault, weight throw, 55m, mile and shot put. 
  • Kaitlin Kwiecien (Hampstead, N.H.) was part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team and also took top honors in the 500m (1 minute, 18.68 seconds). 

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.
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