DURHAM, N.H. – Robin Balducci, 20th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, announced that Christine Albertelli (Ballwin, Mo.) will enroll at the University for the Fall 2011 semester and join the UNH field hockey program for the '11 season.
"We are excited about Christine joining the program," Balducci stated. "She comes from a very good club system. Christine will be athletic and competitive in her play and her versatility position-wise will be an important component to the incoming class."
Albertelli, who lettered in field hockey, swimming & diving and lacrosse at Marquette High School, was named to the 2010 Gladiator NFHCA High School All-Academic Squad as well as the 2010 NFHCA All-Region Team, All-Metro First Team and All-Conference First Team. She recorded three goals and seven assists that season to lead Marquette H.S. to its first semifinal appearance in the Midwest Tournament. Albertelli was also an All-Conference Second Team honoree in 2009.
Albertelli is Marquette's career leader in games played by a back (71) as well as the single-season record holder for games started (28 in 2010) and the single-game record for minutes played by a field player (74 minutes, 50 seconds). She also played for the Team Gateway St. Louis club team.
Albertelli joins the incoming class of Maegan Grew (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vermont) and Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.).
New Hampshire won the 2010 America East regular-season championship with a perfect 5-0 record en route to a 14-7 overall record. The Wildcats climbed as high as No. 19 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Poll.