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06/25/2008 CAMBRIDGE, MASS—
Student-athletes at the University of New Hampshire continue to excel in the classroom and as a result the Wildcats finished second in the running for the 2007-08 America East Academic Cup with an impressive cumulative grade point average of 3.12. UNH has won the Academic Cup twice, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
The University of Vermont narrowly edged out UNH to take home the hardware with a 3.14 GPA.
The University of Maine (3.10), Stony Brook University (3.06) and Binghamton University (3.04) were the other institutions in America East to compile grade point averages of 3.00 or better in 2007-08.
06/12/2008 DURHAM, N.H.- There are still openings for the 2008 Soccer Dimensions Residential Camp held at the University of New Hampshire. It is open to boys ages 9-18 and will be held from Sunday through Thursday, July 27-31. The camp is directed by UNH head men’s soccer coach Rob Thompson and current UNH Wildcat players will assist a nationally licensed staff. Cost of the camp is $555. Specialized goalkeeper training and team discounts are available. For more information, please call (603) 862-3904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a or CLICK HERE brochure.
DURHAM, N.H.- University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team head coach Rob Thompson recently announced the 2008 fall soccer schedule.
The schedule is highlighted by games with five 2007 NCAA tournament teams. The Wildcats played nine NCAA tournament teams in 2007 and finished 5-5-9 with a Rate Percentage Index (RPI) of 53. The Wildcats open up the season August 29 by hosting the 19th annual UNH Nike Fall Soccer Classic and will face Adelphi and Rhode Island during the weekend. UNH follows with a four-game road trip, participating in the Smith Barney Classic in Vermont and the Bucknell Invitational.
WESTLAKE, Ohio – The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recently announced that the University of New Hampshire ranks 81st out of 365 Division I schools in the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings at the end of the winter sport season.
The Wildcats have amassed 162 points, including the 25 points they tallied during the fall season. The ski team, which stands 11th overall, provided 57 points, while the third-ranked women’s hockey team supplied 55 points and the ninth-ranked men’s hockey team kicked in another 25.
DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Stephen Halvatzes (Merrimack, N.H.) and Patrick Ryan (Weymouth, Mass.) have committed to play for the Wildcats this spring.
Halvatzes attended Merrimack High School, where he was part of the 2007 NHIAA Class L state champion squad. Ryan, a 2007 graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, has been named an East Massachusetts and Catholic Conference All-Star in each of the past three seasons.
04/25/2008 DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire athletic department continues to excel nationally in both athletics and academics. UNH student-athletes were acknowledged this week as eight teams were honored publicly by the NCAA for their high academic achievement.
The awards are based on the NCAA’s latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores that were released on Thursday. These teams posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads nationally in their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the broad Division I academic reform effort.
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team gathered together for its annual banquet on Sunday, April 21 at Holloway Commons. Eight seniors were honored for their careers as a Wildcat.
Seniors John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweden), Derek Bragg (Downingtown, Pa.), Mike Davis (Tigard, Ore.), Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.), Matt Low (Salem, N.H.), Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.), Colin Smith (Sevena Park, Md.), Bryan Stewart (Swanzey, N.H.) were celebrated for their contributions to the team. The seniors posted an overall four-year record of 31-21-22.
DURHAM, N.H.- Two goals from Sophomore A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) and one from Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) were enough to see off the visiting Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, 3-0, in the final contest of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer spring season on Friday, April 18. In the late afternoon sunshine and against the backdrop of Cowell Stadium, the UNH Wildcats more than matched Notre Dame, NCAA Quarter Finalist in 2007, who were in the Northeast to open Dartmouth's new soccer stadium.
On 16 minutes came the game's first clear cut chance as UNH worked the ball cleverly across to Richie Weinrebe (East Providence, R.I.), whose deep cross found its way through the ND back line to Banks. Banks' first touch and snap shot was excellent, but could only force an even better save from the ND goalkeeper.
04/14/2008 DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team will play against Notre Dame on Friday, April 18. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. at Cowell Stadium. Admission is free.
This game was originally scheduled to be played on April 18 at Kimball Union Academy. The Fighting Irish are in the Northeast to open up Dartmouth College’s new soccer complex. Notre Dame Head Coach Bobby Clark coached at Dartmouth from 1985-1993. The Fighting Irish finished the 2007 season ranked No. 6 in the NSCAA National Rankings and reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
04/14/2008 DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team continued its unbeaten spring season streak with a hard fought 3-0 victory over 2007 NCAA Division-I tournament participant Dartmouth College, Saturday, April 12 on Bremner Field.
Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) was impressive in his favored holding midfield role snapping at the heels of the Dartmouth midfielders, and after a period of sustained pressure UNH got on the board during the 16th minute. A corner by Dan Cripe (Raymond, N.H.) fell to Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.), whose deft touch and volley took a deflection to beat the Dartmouth goalkeeper to the right.
DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team opened the 2008 spring season with a win over NCAA Division-II tournament participant UMass-Lowell, 3-0, in 90 minutes of action on Bremner Field March 29.
UNH generated a few chances during the opening frame, but settled for a scoreless halftime score. Freshman forward Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) opened up the scoring when the ball fell to him in the box and he delivered a right-footed shot that beat the U-Lowell keeper to his right. Sophomore forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) got on the board with an unassisted tally, stripping a Lowell defender and beating the keeper with a low, well-placed shot. George scored his second goal to finish off the River Hawks late in the match. Freshman goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) recorded the shutout.
DURHAM, N.H. – Rob Thompson, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, has announced the hiring of Ewan Seabrook as assistant coach, effective immediately.
Seabrook, a 2002 Oneonta State graduate, served as the assistant coach at Hartwick College from 2004-08. During his four years at Hartwick the team compiled a record of 39-25-13 and defeated Oneonta State, 2-0, to win the Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC) Championship in 2005. The team, who earned its NCAA appearance in ten years, then went on to make back-to-back semifinal conference playoff appearances in 2006 as part of the ASC and in 2007 with the Mid-American Conference.
DURHAM, N.H. – Former University of New Hampshire goalkeeper, Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.), signed a contract with Carolina RailHawks of the United Soccer League First Division on Friday, March 14. Levey will be in competition for the RailHawks starting spot for the 2008 season.
DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Alex Russell (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.) have both signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Wildcats beginning in the fall of 2008.
Russell, a four year varsity player at Central Dauphin East High School, led his team to the District 3 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) playoffs during his junior and senior campaigns. The six-foot-one, 165-pound senior captain was selected as a Mid-Penn Conference All-Star in 2006 and 2007. For the past six years, Russell has played for the Eastern Pennsylvania Olympic Development Program and helped the team to a 2007 Region I championship.
DURHAM, N.H. – Derek Bragg (Downingtown, Pa.), a senior midfielder for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was recently named to the 2007 NSCAA/Adidas Scholar Athlete All-East Regional Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Committee.
Bragg, who has a 3.73 cumulative grade point average, was named to the All-East Region Third Team and joins a group of 33 soccer players from across the country to receive the honor for exceptional academic success.
02/19/2008 <DURHAM, N.H. – Rob Thompson, University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach, has announced the signing of another Granite Stater. Jon Harris (Amherst, N.H.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNH in Fall 2008 and join the Wildcats’ program.
“Jon adds pure athleticism to our team this fall,” Thompson said. “He is an exciting attacking prospect and I will try to develop him into a player who can play in a few spots. I see him impacting our team on the flanks with his speed.”
DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.) and Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) have both signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Wildcats beginning in the fall of 2008. “I have made a consistent effort to bring the best in-state talent to UNH. Obviously signing the Gatorade Player of the Year and adding another All-New England player is exciting. This should pave the way for more in-state talent to stay in New Hampshire.
– A total of 89 University of New Hampshire student-athletes were named to the 2007 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll for recording a grade point average of 3.0 or above in that fall semester, the league announced Thursday. Forty-one of those Wildcats were also named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and received that distinction with a gpa of at least 3.5.
The UNH women’s cross country team boasted 21 student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll, which tied for the highest total in that sport (Stony Brook also had 21 runners feted). Twelve of those Wildcats were on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. New Hampshire also had the highest total in volleyball with 10 players making the grade; SBU, Binghamton and Maine tied that total.
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01/30/2008 DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team has announced its spring games, which includes six games to played at New Hampshire’s Bremmer Field. The spring schedule is highlighted by contests against two 2007 NCAA Division I tournament teams and one D-II NCAA tournament qualifier.
"It is easier to work hard in the offseason when the players and coaches can look forward to testing themselves against the best,” said head coach Rob Thompson. “I am certain the players will be up for the challenge."
01/29/2008 DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach Rob Thompson has announced that Gregory Brown (Salem, N.H.) has committed to play for the Wildcats this spring.
“I am very familiar with Greg and am excited he has chosen to continue his career at UNH,” said Coach Thompson.
Brown graduated from Salem High School where he played four years of varsity soccer. While playing for the Blue Devils, he was selected as an all-state honorable mention his sophomore year and was named to the all-state first team the next season. Brown led his team in scoring his senior campaign and was named to the all-state second team. He was selected as the team’s MVP for his efforts in both his junior and senior seasons.
DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men’s soccer assistant coach Marc Hubbard has been hired as head coach of the men’s soccer program at Southern New Hampshire University. Hubbard, part of the 2006 America East Coaching Staff of the Year, has served as assistant coach under Coach Rob Thompson for the past five seasons.
Under Thompson’s tutelage, Hubbard becomes the third coach to rise to the head coaching ranks. Matt Verni, the current head coach of the women’s soccer team at Hartwick College, left New Hampshire after three years to become the men’s head coach at the University of New Haven. Oliver Weiss, who directed Virginia Tech to the NCAA Division 1 final four this season, was also an assistant with the Wildcats.
12/10/2007 DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s soccer teams recently received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2006-07 academic year.
A total of 406 teams were honored, with only 71 institutions including UNH, earning the award for both their men’s and women’s programs.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- The University of New Hampshire is currently leading the America East 2007-08 Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner's Cup standings by a mere five points after completion of the fall athletic season. The Commissioner's Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in America East as determined by a scoring system which rewards a school for success both during the regular season and at championship competition in the conference's 22 sports.
Following the six fall championships, New Hampshire has 144 points and holds a slight edge over current Cup holder, Boston University, which has 139 points. Stony Brook University is third with 111 points followed by Binghamton University (106), University at Albany (83), University of Vermont (81), University of Maine (67), UMBC (65) and University of Hartford (61).
11/14/2007 BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team lost to the No. 2 seed University of Vermont, 2-0, Wednesday afternoon in a in a America East Championship semifinal game. It was UNH's first loss since Oct. 10, their last meeting with Vermont. The Wildcats finish their 2007 campaign with a 5-5-9 overall record and 2-2-5 in the America East conference. The Catamounts improved to 8-9-2, 4-4-2, and will take on Binghamton University in the AE title game.
UVM took advantage of the strong wind, putting UNH in an early hole in the first half. After a Justin Geibel pass, Lee Stephane Kouadio shot the ball across the box into the left lower corner off senior goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) in the 23 minute of play. At 41:57 Kouadio helped the Catamounts score again after he passed to Marty Galvin, who headed the ball, off the crossbar into the net.
Seven different players registered shots for UNH, including senior Michael Davis’ (Tigard, Ore.) goalmouth header with 15 minutes left to play in the game. However UVM goalie Roger Scully made a diving save and UNH could not get the rebound. Senior Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.) led the team with three shots.
11/10/2007 BOSTON, Mass.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated Boston University in penalty kicks, 4-2, after 110 minutes of scoreless action. The Wildcats, who hit all penalty kicks in the shootout, advance to the America East semifinals and will play at Vermont on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
After a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation, the Wildcats could not get a shot off during the two ten-minute overtime periods, however goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) turned away all five shots faced, including a key stop in the first overtime, sending the game to penalty kicks.
Boston University drew first, with a successful penalty kick by Richy Dorman, which beat Jenne left side. New Hampshire Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.), mirroring Doman’s goal, beat BU goalkeeper Hrafrn Davidsson left side, to tie the shootout at one apiece. Derek Puerta put the Terriers up, 2-1, with a goal on the right side. The Wildcats evened the score 2-2, with a goal by junior midfielder Richie Weinrebe (East Providence, R.I.)
ACCRA, Africa –Tunde Ogunbiyi (Gwynedd, Pa.), a freshman (redshirt) goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, has been invited to attend a camp with the U-23 Nigerian Olympic team for next month’s 2008 Beijing Olympics qualifying match against Ghana’s Black Meteors.
Ogunbiyi is one of 21 foreign-based players that returned to Africa on Nov. 6 to join the team for training. Nineteen Nigerian-based players made the list and have been training since October. The Olympic qualifier will take place Saturday, Nov. 17 at the EI-WAK Stadium in Accra, Africa.
11/05/2007 CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, with conference record of 2-1-5, finished the America East in fourth place.
The field has been set and due to a three-way tie for fourth place, (New Hampshire, UMBC and Hartford) the tiebreaker seeds the Wildcats sixth.
The Wildcats will play No. 3 seeded Boston University on Saturday, Nov. 10. The quarterfinal game at Nickerson Field is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The winner of that game will play No. 2 seeded Vermont on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team set a new school record for ties in a season, eight, as they tied, 1-1, at University of Maryland- Baltimore County on Saturday afternoon in double overtime. By virtue of the tie, the Wildcats finish with an America East record of 2-1-5 (5-4-8 overall) and qualifies for the America East tournament for the second consecutive season. The Retrievers finish the regular season with a record of 8-6-4, 3-3-2 in America East, and have also earned a berth in the tournament.
Wildcat goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) in his last regular game of his career broke a personal record in saves after he turned away eight shots, including one in the first overtime.
10/31/2007 BOSTON, Mass.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled to a scoreless draw after 110 minutes of play at Boston University on Wednesday evening. With the tie, the fifth scoreless draw of the season, the Wildcats’ record adjusts to 5-4-7, 2-1-4 in America East while the Terriers record moves to 9-5-3, 3-1-3.
Senior goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) tallied a career-high seven saves to earn his eighth shutout of the season. Jenne recorded three saves during the two overtime periods to preserve the shutout.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department received four separate National Collegiate Athletic Association Public Recognition Awards on Oct 17 for earning an Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent in their respective sports.
In total, 217 Division I colleges and universities were represented in the two-year aggregate study of APR scores. Of the 839 teams the NCAA honored, UNH was recognized in football, women’s indoor track, women’s outdoor track and men’s soccer.
10/28/2007 Box Score
DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team continued to battle for a playoff spot, tying America East conference-rival University of Hartford, 1-1, after two overtimes. UNH is now 5-4-6, 2-1-3 in the conference, while Hartford stands at 6-4-5, 1-1-4 in conference play.
Hartford got on the board first at 23:43 with a goal by Daniel Antunez. From the left side of the box, Gary Muir passed to Antunez who was situated in the middle of the box. Antunez kicked the ball into the lower left of the goal, as UNH goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, NY) dove to his right. It was the first goal Jenne had given up since Oct. 10 against the University of Vermont.
10/24/2007 <DURHAM, N.H.- Sophomore forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) chipped home his second goal of the season to lift the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past Binghamton University, 1-0, on Wednesday evening on Bremner Field. With the win the Wildcats improve to 5-4-5, 2-1-1 in America East, while NSCAA Northeast regionally ranked No. 4 Binghamton drops to 11-2-0, 3-2-0 in the conference.
After a scoreless first half of action, A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) played the ball far ahead of himself towards the left corner. Banks retrieved the ball and chipped a shot over Binghamton goalkeeper Jason Stenta, that sailed just inside the far post at 66:33.
DURHAM, N.H.- Junior midfielder A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) scored just 16 seconds into the second overtime period to lift the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Stony Brook. With the victory, the first conference win of the season for the Wildcats, the team improves to 4-4-5, 1-1-2 in America East. The Seawolves drop to 7-5-2, 1-2-1 in the conference.
Sophomore forward Joe Annese (Attleboro, Mass.) dribbled into the Wildcats’ offensive zone on the right side. Annese fed the ball back to sophomore Patrick Gay (North Stonington, Conn.) at the middle of the box. Gay, who made his first appearance for the Wildcats this season, passed the ball to DuBois who was crossing to the left side. DuBois’ shot beat Seawolves goalkeeper Dawid Ditrich right side. Annese earned his second assist of the season on the play.
10/13/2007 ALBANY, N.Y.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled to a scoreless draw after 120 minutes of play with the University at Albany in conference action. With the tie, the fourth scoreless draw of the season, the Wildcats’ record adjusts to 3-4-5, 0-1-2 in America East and the Great Danes record moves to 2-7-2, 1-0-1.
Junior forward Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) had multiple scoring opportunities with a team-leading four shots, including two on goal. Junior midfielder Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) tallied three shots, one on goal.
DURHAM, N.H.- T.J. Gore notched a goal and an assist to lead the University of Vermont men’s soccer team past University of New Hampshire, 3-1, Wednesday afternoon on Lewis Fields. With the loss the Wildcats fall to 3-4-4, 0-1-1 in America East, while the Catamounts earn their first conference win of the season and improve to 4-8-0, 1-1-0.
Tyler Hasman ended the Catamounts’ four-game scoreless streak with a goal just 11:16 into the game. The Vermont scoring drought lasted 431 minutes and 33 seconds. Panos Georgiadis passed the ball to Hasman who took a hard shot from the top of the box. The ball deflected in net off a UNH defender.
Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) evened the score in the 24th minute with a goal, his second of the season, off a direct kick. The ball was hit hard through a crowd of players into the lower left corner of the net.
ORONO, Maine- Freshman Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) made the return to his home state of Maine exciting as he tallied his first collegiate point with a goal, leading the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team to a 1-1 tie with the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon. With the tie in the first conference game of the season the Wildcats’ record adjusts to 3-3-4, 0-0-1 in America East, while Maine moves to 2-7-1, 0-0-1.
George headed the ball into the far top corner of the net to give the Wildcats the 1-0 lead just over 17 minutes into action. Senior Mike Davis (Tigard, Ore.) earned his second assist of the season on the play.
10/03/2007 DURHAM, N.H.- Sophomore forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) scored with just under 38 minutes remaining to lift the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past Dartmouth on Wednesday evening on Bremner Field. With the 1-0 win the Wildcats even their record at 3-3-3, while the Big Green, who are ranked 8th in the northeast (NSCAA/Adidas), fall to 6-2-1.
09/22/2007 HAMILTON, N.Y.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled for a scoreless 110 minutes at Colgate University on Saturday afternoon. With 28 seconds remaining in the final 10-minute overtime period, senior back Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.) took a corner kick for the Wildcats. McKee served the ball in front of the goal where a waiting Mike Davis (Tigard, Ore.) headed the ball. The last chance scoring opportunity sailed high above the net. The Wildcats are now 1-3-3 on the season, while the Raiders are 3-3-1.
The Wildcat offense had numerous scoring chances, including a team-leading five shots from senior midfielder Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.). Ten minutes into his first appearance this season for the Wildcats, sophomore Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) headed a shot on net. Urso and Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) fired the ball on goal just seven seconds apart in the 60th minute. Colgate goalkeeper David Cappuccio saved all the shots.
09/16/2007 DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled for a scoreless 110 minutes with Sacred Heart University on Sunday afternoon at Lewis Fields. The 0-0 draw concluded the UNH Nike Fall Classic. Vermont finished as the tournament champion. Wildcats Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) were selected to the All-Tournament Team.
New Hampshire (1-3-2) out shot the Pioneers (3-3-1) 21-12, with 10 chances coming in the second period of play. With just over 38 minutes remaining in regulation A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) stole the ball at midfield and fed the ball to Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.) inside the Sacred Heart zone. Marcellus showed great footwork, but was tripped up by Pioneer goalkeeper Matt Jones inside the box.
DURHAM, N.H.- Yan Klukowski scored the game-winner in the 56th minute to lead the Central Connecticut Blue Devils to a 2-0 victory over the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team at the 18th annual Nike Fall Classic on Friday afternoon. With the loss, the Wildcats drop to 1-3-1, while the Blue Devils even their record at 2-2-0.
CCSU’s Johan Rundquist fired hard on net causing UNH goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) to make a diving stop. The ball rifled onto the foot of Klukowski where he shot it into the left side of the net, ending 56 minutes of scoreless play.
BURLINGTON, Vt.- Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) combined for two goals to lift the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past Massachusetts, 2-0, at the 2007 Smith Barney Classic on Sunday afternoon. Senior back Mike Davis (Tigard, Ore.), who tallied a goal and an assist in the weekend, was named the Classic’s Defensive MVP. In addition, Davis, Rowling and Dan Cripe (Raymond, N.H.) were all selected to the All-Classic team.
In the game, the Wildcats took an early lead with a goal from Urso at 8:44. Cripe served it far ahead to Urso 10-yards out, who volleyed the ball in net to put UNH ahead 1-0.
BURLINGTON, Vt.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team fell to Michigan State, 2-1, in the first game of the 17th annual Smith Barney Nike Classic at the University of Vermont. The undefeated Spartans record remains perfect at 3-0-0, while the Wildcats fall to 0-2-1. `
Michigan State got on the board first with a goal from Doug DeMartin at 21:28, but senior back Mike Davis (Tigerd, Ore.) evened the score, 1-1, in the 29th minute. Davis, who earned his first collegiate point on the goal, fired on net following a Wildcats free kick. Senior forward Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.) earned the assist on the Wildcats first goal of the season.
PORTLAND, Ore.- Alex Elliot tallied a goal and an assist, leading the University of Portland men’s soccer team past the University of New Hampshire, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Merlo Field. With the non-conference loss, the Wildcats are now 0-1-1 on the season.
In the 30th minute of play Portland’s Collen Warner recorded the first goal of the game. The shot, from eight yards out, was deflected in net off the cross bar. New Hampshire’s lone shot of the first period came from senior Derek Bragg (Downingtown, Pa.).
PORTLAND, Ore.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled to a scoreless draw after 120 minutes of play with No. 18 University of Washington Huskies in opening game of the season at the Nike Portland Invitational on Friday evening.
Junior midfielder Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) had multiple scoring opportunities for the Wildcats, who are now 0-0-1 on the season, including one key shot from the top of the box at the beginning of the second overtime period. Rowling finished the game with a team-leading four shots, including three on goal.
DURHAM, N.H.- University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team senior back Mike Davis of Tigard, Oregon will return to his home state with the team for this weekend’s Nike Invitational hosted by the Portland Pilots. Davis’ hometown of Tigard is less than 20 miles from the University of Portland’s campus.
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New Hampshire will begin the season with a match against Washington on Friday Aug. 31, followed by a game versus host-school Portland on Sunday (Sept. 1) afternoon.
08/21/2007 DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team was selected fourth in the America East preseason poll. Led by 2006 America East Coaching Staff of the Year and 2006 America East Striker and Rookie of the Year Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.), the men’s squad received 38 points (coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team).
ABUJA, NIGERIA- Tunde Ogunbiyi (Gwynedd, Pa.), who will be a freshman (redshirt) goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team this fall, was called up to compete on the Under-23 Nigerian Olympic team. Nigeria will play a series of home and home matches against Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa, as part of Group A. The top team from Group A and the two other groups will qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.