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.
America East unveiled 14 nominees for the award via video capsules earlier this summer and fans voted for their favorite Moment of the Year by selecting "Like" on the corresponding video on the league's Facebook page. Voting ran from July 13-31.
The UNH field hockey team received 97 votes, which accounted for approximately 29 percent of more than 300 votes cast for the inaugural award. The University of Maine baseball tournament title and NCAA regional play finished runner-up in the voting with 22 percent of the total.
The Wildcats went 5-0 in league play, which included two wins against nationally-ranked teams, to capture the America East regular-season championship. The regular-season crown came down to the last game of the season, when the 'Cats played host to the University at Albany with both teams unbeaten in league play. UNH scored the first two goals of the game and generated an 11-5 shot advantage en route to a 4-1 victory that gave New Hampshire its first league title since 2002 and first outright title since 2000.
UNH, which climbed as high as No. 19 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Poll, ended the 2010 season with a 14-7 record to tie for the fourth-highest win total in program history.