Margaux Shute was a member of the UNH field hockey program as a
student-athlete from 2003-07 and immediately joined the program as
an assistant coach following graduation in May 2008. Shute, a
three-year starting goalkeeper, received NFHCA Division I National
All-Academic Squad recognition every year and was named to the 2007
America East All-Academic Team for excellence both on the field and
in the classroom. Her goalkeeping experience was invaluable in the
‘08 season, when the Wildcats had two rookie goalies; and
under Shute’s tutelage in 2009, Katherine Nagengast led the
America East conference in shutouts. Then in 2010, Shute helped
lead UNH to the America East regular-season crown as Nagengast
recorded an impressive .786 save percentage in league play.
Shute played 99.7% of the minutes during her last three seasons (4160:20 of a possible 4172:29), including all 1341:22 in ‘05, with 58 consecutive starts. Shute had an outstanding senior season in which she recorded personal bests in goals-against-average (2.03), save percentage (.735) and shutouts (five) to garner America East All-Conference Second Team accolades. She recorded consecutive shutouts against UMass, Pacific and Holy Cross as part of an overall shutout streak of 292 minutes, 45 seconds; UNH had not blanked three consecutive opponents since 1997. Shute also had back-to-back shutouts of Davidson and Fairfield.
The native of Norridgewock, Maine ranked No. 5 in the nation in saves (150) and No. 8 in saves/game (8.33) as a junior in 2006; she recorded double-digit saves six times that year. Shute recorded her first career shutout in 2005 and finished with three during that sophomore campaign. She tallied double digits in saves four times in ‘05 and that included a personal best of 19 against Indiana University in the season opener.