2011 Field Hockey Headlines

September 10, 2012
Joyce, Worra: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Kellie Joyce of the field hockey team and Travis Worra of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

May 24, 2012
Five Field Hockey Student-Athletes Named to USA High Performance Teams
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH student-athletes Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.), Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.), Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.) and Melyssa Woods (Glens Falls N.Y.) were all selected to a regional High Performance Team and will compete at the Women’s National Championships, which will be held at the University of Maryland from June 1-8.

May 22, 2012
Field Hockey Quartet Competes with USA Indoor Squad
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Kellie Joyce (South Pomfret, Vt.) and Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team have been competing on the USA indoor field hockey senior developmental squad in Philadelphia since the March tryouts.

April 17, 2012
Field Hockey Announces Four Student-Athletes Will Join Wildcat Program
DURHAM, N.H. -- Robin Balducci, 21st-year head coach of the UNH field hockey team, announced Tuesday that four incoming students enrolled at UNH for the Fall 2012 semester will join the Wildcats’ field hockey program. This quartet complements the five students who committed to New Hampshire by signing a National Letter of Intent in February 2012.

March 5, 2012
Seven Field Hockey Athletes Named to National Academic Squad & Team Receives National Academic Team Award
CHANDLER, Ariz. – A total of seven student-athletes on the 2011 UNH field hockey team were named to the 2011 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Monday.

February 28, 2012
Field Hockey Salutes Student-Athletes at Annual Team Banquet
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH field hockey program recently held its annual team banquet to commemorate the 2011 season by recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of the team and student-athletes, as well as honor the senior class.

February 2, 2012
Field Hockey Inks Five Recruits to a National Letter of Intent
DURHAM, N.H. – Robin Balducci, 21st-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, announced Thursday that five student-athletes signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNH in the Fall 2012 semester and play for the Wildcats’ field hockey team.

December 20, 2011
Field Hockey Trio Named ECAC Division I All-Stars; Frates Named Offensive Player of the Year
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward and captain of the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.

December 7, 2011
UNH's Balducci Feted As Dita/NFHCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Robin Balducci, 21st-year head coach of the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was honored as the 2011 Dita/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year, the NFHCA announced Wednesday.

November 22, 2011
Frates Tabbed Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward and captain of the ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team, was named the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Northeast Region Player of the Year, the NFHCA announced Tuesday.

November 22, 2011
Bozek, Erler and Nagengast Selected to 2011 America East Field Hockey All-Academic Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) and Emma Erler (New Hampton, N.H.) of the ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team were among the 11 student-athletes named to the 2011 America East Field Hockey All-Academic Team, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.

November 21, 2011
Frates and Lyons receive Longstreth/NFHCA All-America recognition
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward and captain of the ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team, was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-America First Team on Monday. Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.), a senior back and captain, was selected to the Second Team.

November 17, 2011
Field Hockey Quartet Receives NFHCA All-Region Team Accolades
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) of the ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team were selected to the 2011 Longstreth/ National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Northeast Region First Team, the organization announced Thursday. Teammate Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was named to the Second Team.

November 12, 2011
#9 Field Hockey Ousted From NCAA Tournament With 5-4 First-Round Loss To #8 Michigan
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) recorded a goal and two assists to propel the ninth-ranked UNH field hockey team to a 3-0 lead and Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) broke a 3-3 tie with 10:01 remaining in regulation, but eighth-ranked Michigan rallied for a 5-4 win Saturday afternoon in an NCAA first-round game at North Carolina’s Henry Stadium.

November 9, 2011
Game Day: #9 Field Hockey Travels to N. Carolina For NCAA Tourney Opening Weekend, Plays #8 Michigan on Nov. 12
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH field hockey team, ranked No. 9 in this week’s national poll, enters the 2011 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship with a 17-4 record. The Wildcats travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to play eighth-ranked Michigan in a Nov. 12 (2 p.m.) first-round game at Francis E. Henry Stadium.

November 8, 2011
#9 Field Hockey to Battle #8 Michigan in NCAA First Round Game (Nov. 12 at North Carolina)
INDIANAPOLIS – The ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team will play eighth-ranked University of Michigan in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship at the University of North Carolina’s Francis Henry Stadium on Nov. 12 (2 p.m.), the NCAA announced Tuesday night.

November 7, 2011
Rausch, Sorkin: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) of the field hockey team and Nick Sorkin (Rockville, Md.) of the men’s ice hockey team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.

November 6, 2011
#10 Field Hockey Wins America East Championship Title with 4-2 Win Against #17 Boston U.; Rausch Named Most Outstanding Player
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) recorded two goals and an assist to propel the 10th-ranked UNH field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-2 victory against 17th-ranked Boston University to win the 2011 America East Field Hockey Championship tournament.

November 4, 2011
No. 10 Field Hockey Takes Down No. 12 Albany; Advances to America East Title Game
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) scored a late game-winning goal, propelling the No. 10 University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over No. 12 University at Albany, advancing to the America East Championship game for the second straight year.

November 2, 2011
GAME DAY: 10th-Ranked, Top-Seeded Field Hockey to Battle 17th-Ranked Boston U in America East Title Game
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH field hockey team, ranked No. 10 in this week’s national poll, enters the 2011 America East Championship as the league’s regular-season co-champion and tournament top seed. The Wildcats play host to fourth-seeded and 18th-ranked University at Albany in the first game of the tourney, a Nov. 4 (1 p.m.) semifinal matchup at Memorial Field.

November 2, 2011
Field Hockey Receives 10 America East Accolades, Including Coaching Staff of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward and captain of the 10th-ranked UNH field hockey team, was honored as the America East Offensive Player of the Year and New Hampshire, led by 21st-year head coach Robin Balducci, was named Coaching Staff of the Year in Wednesday’s league announcement.

November 1, 2011
Frates, Lyons Selected to Compete at NFHCA Senior Game
CHANDLER, Ariz. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) and Kyle Lyons (White River Junction, Vt.) of the 10th-ranked UNH field hockey team are two of 38 players selected to participate in the 2011 NFHCA Division I Senior Game, which will be held Nov. 19 at the University of Louisville.

October 31, 2011
Top-Seeded Field Hockey Hosts 2011 America East Field Hockey Championship (Nov. 4 & 6)
DURHAM, N.H. – The 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team is the host of the 2011 America East Field Hockey Championship that will take place Nov. 4 & 6 at Memorial Field.

October 30, 2011
Frates Scores Game-Winning Goal in Overtime to Lead #10 Field Hockey past Harvard, 4-3
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) scored two goals, including the game-winning tally in overtime, to lead the 10th-ranked UNH field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-3 non-conference victory against Harvard University at Jordan Field.

October 29, 2011
#10 Field Hockey Battles Back But Falls 3-2 at #18 Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. – The 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team battled back twice from a one-goal deficit, but the Wildcats could not accomplish that feat a third time in Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 loss to 18th-ranked University at Albany in America East action at Alumni Turf Field.

October 24, 2011
Frates Feted a Fourth Time as America East Player of the Week in Field Hockey
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward and captain of the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday. Frates has received the award a league-best four times this season; she was previously honored Oct. 10, Sept. 12 and Aug. 30.

October 21, 2011
Frates Scores Twice On Senior Day to Propel #10 Field Hockey Past #13 Maine, 3-0; UNH is top seed of AE tourney
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) scored two goals to propel the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Friday afternoon’s 3-0 victory against 13th-ranked University of Maine in America East action on UNH’s Senior Day at Memorial Field.

October 17, 2011
#8 Field Hockey outlasts #15 Boston U., 4-3 in OT
ALLSTON, Mass. and NEWTON, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Mass.) scored three goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime, to lead the eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 4-3 victory against 15th-ranked Boston University at Newton Campus Field on Monday afternoon.

October 16, 2011
Nagengast Matches Career High of 12 Saves, #8 Field Hockey Falls 2-1 to #11 Boston College
DURHAM, N.H. – Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) matched her career high of 12 saves, but the eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team was defeated 2-1 by 11th-ranked Boston College at Memorial Field on Sunday afternoon.

October 14, 2011
#8 Field Hockey Game at #15 Boston U. Suspended at Halftime; Game Resumes Oct. 17 (4pm) at BC
ALLSTON, Mass. – Friday night’s field hockey game between eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire and 15th-ranked Boston University has been suspended at halftime with UNH leading 2-1.

October 11, 2011
Frates, McNally: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) of the field hockey team and Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.

October 10, 2011
Frates Named America East Player of the Week in Field Hockey for Third Time This Season
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward and captain on the 12th-ranked UNH field hockey team, was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday. Frates has received that award a league-best three times this season; she was previously honored Aug. 30 and Sept. 12.

October 9, 2011
Frates' Career-High Seven Points Propels #12 Field Hockey to 6-3 Win Against #7 Stanford
DURHAM, N.H. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded three goals and an assist and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) scored twice to propel the 12th ranked UNH field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 6-3 victory against seventh-ranked Stanford University at Memorial Field.

October 7, 2011
Frates' Two Assists, Tarbell's Five Saves Lead #12 Field Hockey Past UVM, 2-1
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) tallied two assists and Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.), in her first collegiate start, recorded five saves to lead the 12th-ranked UNH field hockey team to Friday afternoon’s 2-1 America East victory against the University of Vermont at Moulton Winder Field.

October 2, 2011
Frates Records A Goal, Two Assists To Propel #10 Field Hockey Past Michigan State, 5-3
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded a goal and two assists to propel the 10th-ranked UNH field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 5-3 victory against Michigan State at Ralph Young Field.

September 30, 2011
#10 Field Hockey Stymies Fairfield For 2-0 Victory in America East Opener
DURHAM, N.H. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) extended her point-scoring streak to 11 games with a pair of assists in the 10th-ranked UNH field hockey team’s 2-0 victory Friday afternoon against Fairfield University at Memorial Field. It was the America East conference opener for both teams.

September 25, 2011
Seventh-Ranked Field Hockey Upended 3-1 at #19 Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) extended her goal-scoring streak to eight games with a first-half goal, but the seventh-ranked UNH field hockey team was defeated by 19th-ranked University of Louisville, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Trager Stadium.

September 24, 2011
Frates Scores Twice in #7 Field Hockey Team's 5-4 Loss to #15 Northwestern
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) scored two goals, but the seventh-ranked UNH field hockey team was defeated 5-4 by 15th-ranked Northwestern University on Saturday afternoon at the University of Louisville’s Trager Stadium.

September 20, 2011
Unbeaten Field Hockey Team Ascends to #7 in the Nation
CHANDLER, Ariz. – The University of New Hampshire field hockey team, led by 21st-year head coach Robin Balducci, ascended three spots to No. 7 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll that was released Tuesday afternoon.

September 18, 2011
#10 Field Hockey Remains Undefeated with 4-0 Win vs. #20 Northeastern
DURHAM, N.H. – Emma Erler (New Hampton, N.H.) recorded two assists and Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) stopped all four shots on goal to lead the 10th-ranked UNH field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 4-0 non-conference victory against 20th-ranked Northeastern University at Memorial Field.

September 16, 2011
Rausch Records 100th Career Point, Field Hockey Upends Holy Cross 5-0
DURHAM, N.H. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) recorded two goals and her 100th career point to lead the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Friday night’s 5-0 non-conference victory against the College of the Holy Cross at Memorial Field.

September 15, 2011
Frates Feted as ECAC Div. I Offensive Player of the Week
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward on the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named the ECAC Division I Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. Earlier in the week, Frates was selected as the America East co-Player of the Week.

September 12, 2011
Beattie, Orlando: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) of the women’s cross country team and Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.

September 12, 2011
Frates Honored as America East co-Player of the Week in Field Hockey
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward on the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named the America East co-Player of the Week by the league on Monday afternoon. She shared the honor with Maine’s Stephanie Gardiner.

September 11, 2011
Frates Records 100th Career Point as #12 Field Hockey Surges Past Dartmouth, 5-2
HANOVER, N.H. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded her 100th career point during a three-goal effort to lead the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 5-2 non-conference victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Chase Turf Field.

September 10, 2011
Rausch Propels No. 12 Field Hockey to 2-1 Overtime Win with Late Goal
DURHAH, N.H. – Senior forward Hayley Rausch (Severna, Md.) scored her second of two goals on the day just two minutes into overtime to lead the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Rutgers University Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field.

September 6, 2011
Rausch, DeCrescenzo: UNH Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) of the field hockey team and Daniel DeCreszenzo (New Milford, Conn.) of the men’s cross country team are featured in this week's UNH Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in the Wildcat Weekly Roundup.

September 6, 2011
Rausch Honored as America East Player of the Week in Field Hockey
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.), a senior forward on the 12th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named the America East Player of the Week on Tuesday. A UNH player has received this accolade each of the first two weeks of the season, as classmate Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) was the first honoree of the 2011 season.

September 6, 2011
Field Hockey Catapults Into National Poll at #12
CHANDLER, Ariz. – The University of New Hampshire field hockey team received 205 points to make its debut in the 2011 Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll at No. 12 in the first regular-season poll that was released Tuesday. The Wildcats were listed as Receiving Votes in the preseason poll.

September 4, 2011
Field Hockey Scores Six Unanswered Goals to Roll Past Providence, 6-1
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) recorded three goals and an assist to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 6-1 non-conference victory against Providence College at Lennon Family Field.

September 2, 2011
Rausch's Three Goals Leads Field Hockey Past Brown, 5-0
DURHAM, N.H. – Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) scored three goals and Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded two goals and an assist to lead the UNH field hockey team to Friday afternoon’s 5-0 victory against Brown University at Memorial Field.

August 30, 2011
Frates, Uche: UNH Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) of the field hockey team and Ugochukwu Uche (Ann Arbor, Mich.) of the men’s soccer team are featured in this week's UNH Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in this week's Wildcat Roundup.

August 30, 2011
Frates Tabbed America East Player of the Week in Field Hockey
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was honored as the inaugural recipient of the America East Player of the Week award in the 2011 season, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

August 28, 2011
Frates' Five Points Helps Field Hockey Roar Past Kent State, 5-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded two goals and an assist to propel the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 5-1 non-conference victory against Kent State University at Buckeye Varsity Field.

August 27, 2011
Nagengast's 12-Saves Backbones Field Hockey to 3-1 Victory at 6th-Ranked Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) matched her career high of 12 saves to backbone the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 road victory against sixth-ranked The Ohio State University at Buckeye University Field.

August 22, 2011
Field Hockey Looks to Defend America East Regular-Season Title, Add a Second One
DURHAM, N.H. -- Champions. The UNH field hockey team earned that distinction by capturing the 2010 America East regular-season championship with an unbeaten conference record. The Wildcats return 17 letterwinners, including 10 starters, in a quest to once again be called champions in 2011.

August 18, 2011
2011 Field Hockey Media Guide Is Now Available Online
DURHAM, N.H. – The 2011 University of New Hampshire field hockey media guide is now available to view and download online.

August 16, 2011
Field Hockey Tabbed Third in America East Coaches' Preseason Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire field hockey team, which went undefeated in league play to win the 2010 America East regular-season title, was picked to finish in a tie for third place in the 2011 America East Field Hockey Coaches’ Preseason Poll that was released Tuesday.

August 2, 2011
Field Hockey Garners the 2010-11 America East Moment of the Year Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire’s field hockey regular-season championship was named the 2010-11 America East Moment of the Year by the America East conference on Monday.

July 13, 2011
Vote Online For UNH Field Hockey as the America East Moment of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The America East conference has announced that voting for its 2010-11 Moment of the Year has started and will continue through July 31. The UNH field hockey team winning the America East regular-season title is one of 14 nominees. Voting is being conducted through Facebook.

June 22, 2011
Field Hockey Quintet Competes at USA Championship Tourneys
DURHAM, N.H. – Kendall Deck (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.), both of whom will be seniors on the UNH field hockey team next season, were recently selected to the 2011 USA Field Hockey High Performance Championships.

June 16, 2011
Field Hockey Unveils 2011 Schedule, Which Includes Eight Home Games
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire field hockey program, led by 21st-year head coach Robin Balducci, has announced its 19-game schedule for the upcoming 2011 season.

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