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     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.




DURHAM, N.H.- Spaces are still available for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer program summer camps. Both the residential and advanced day camps are still taking applications.




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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s soccer programs announced their schedules for the upcoming 2009 season Thursday.




INDIANAPOLIS—The University of New Hampshire athletic department saw seven different sports programs honored on Wed., April 22, as recipients of 2008-09 NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their efforts in the classroom. The teams receiving the honor for UNH included: men’s cross country, football, men’s soccer, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.




DURHAM, N.H.– The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team gathered together for its annual banquet Sat., April 4 at Holloway Commons.  Seven seniors were honored for their careers as a Wildcat.
     The team’s seven seniors Dan Cripe (Raymond, N.H.), A.J. Dubois (Acworth, N.H.), Mike McKee (Newton, Pa.), Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.), Joey Twum-Barima (Essex, England), Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), and Richie Weinrebe (East Providence, RI) were celebrated for their contributions to the team. The seniors posted an overall four-year record of 33-22-19.




DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire men’s soccer Head Coach Rob Thompson recently announced the signing of six recruits who will join the Wildcats and attend UNH in the fall of 2009.
     “I am excited to add another outstanding class to UNH Soccer,” Thompson said. “I expect these incoming players to compete for playing time and significant roles right away and I am anxious to see how our additions impact our relatively young team next fall.”




DURHAM, N.H.Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.), a senior midfielder for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was named one of 20 members of the United States men’s soccer team that will compete at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 12-23.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— The University of New Hampshire athletic department had 82 student athletes named to the America East Conference’s Academic Honor Roll last week.Students had to earn grade point averages of 3.0 or higher to receive this recognition. Of those student-athletes, 274 earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the fall semester with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. UNH was tied for second in the conference for number of athletes receiving recognition. The Wildcats were ranked fifth in percentage of student-athletes honored.




DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), a midfielder on the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was recently selected to the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-East Region First Team.




DURHAM, N.H. - Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was recently selected to the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) All-Northeast Region Third Team.
    This past season, Urso, who was selected to the America East 2008 Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team, started in all 18 games and led the squad in assists with five. Additionally, he has tallied four goals, two of which were game-winners, for 13 total points.




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 2007-08 academic year.

In total, 363 teams were honored, however, only 59 institutions including UNH, earned the award for both their men's and women's programs. Teams qualified for the award based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. For UNH, the men's team accumulated a GPA of 3.18, while the women's team earned a 3.15 for the year.





CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
- Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) has been selected to the America East 2008 Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference Thursday afternoon.
    This season, Urso started in all 18 games and leads the squad in assists with five. Additionally, he has tallied four goals, two of which were game-winners, for 13 total points.




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    VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton University’s Keith Cameron delivered a goal and added two assists to lift the third-seeded Bearcats past the sixth-seeded University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, 3-1, ousting the Wildcats from the America East Playoffs in the quarterfinal round at the Bearcats Sports Complex on Saturday evening.
    The Wildcats conclude their season with a record of 7-7-4, including 2-4-2 in America East action, while the Bearcats, who will take on No. 2 Albany on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. in the second semifinal game, improve to 11-5-3, 5-3-0 in conference play. 




CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was selected to the America East All-Conference First Team, while freshman Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) was named to the All-Rookie Team.   
    This season, Urso started in all 17 games and leads the squad in assists with five. Additionally, he has tallied four goals, two of which were game-winners, for 13 total points. Urso, who was been selected as the America East “Man of the Match” in five of eight conference games, notched a goal in the Wildcats’ 1-1 tie against Stony Brook (Oct. 22) and earned an assist in the game against the America East regular-season champions, Boston University (Oct. 18).




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HANOVER, N.H.- Senior A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) tallied his first goal of the 2008 season and sophomore goalkeeper Chris Devine (Hampton, N.H.) tallied a career-high eleven saves, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team fell to Dartmouth, 2-1, on Tuesday evening.  
    The Wildcats wrap up the regular-season with a record of 7-6-4, while the Big Green improve to 9-5-1.




DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team, seeded No. 6 in the America East Championships, will travel to No. 3-seeded Binghamton.  The match is set for Sat., Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
    The Wildcats defeated UMBC in dramatic fashion Wed., Oct. 29, 3-2, to garner the final playoff spot. Boston University finished as the regular-season champions and will have a bye in the first round, as wil No. 2-seeded Albany. No. 4 Vermont and No. 5 Hartford will play in Burlington, Vt. on Sat., Nov. 8 at 1 p.m..




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    DURHAM, N.H.- With five minutes left in regulation and the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team down by a goal, the Wildcats notched two goals in less than two minutes to secure the final spot in the America East tournament. Sophomore Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) tallied a goal and an assist to propel the Wildcats to a 3-2 must-win victory over UMBC on Wednesday evening at Bremner Field.
    With the win the Wildcats will be seeded sixth in the playoffs as they finish the America East regular season with a conference record of 2-4-2. The Wildcats, with one non-conference game remaining are 7-5-4 overall, while the Retrievers fall to 6-8-2 and 1-5-1 in America East play.




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VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton University’s Keith Cameron tallied two goals to lead the Bearcats past the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, 2-0, on Saturday evening. 
    The Wildcats fall to 6-5-4 and even out at 1-4-2 in the America East, while the Bearcats improve to 9-4-3, 4-1-0 in conference action.




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    STONY BROOK, N.Y.- Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) notched his fourth goal of the season and sophomore goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) tallied a career-tying six saves as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team tied Stony Brook, 1-1, on Wednesday evening. 
    The Wildcats, who have battled the Seawolves in overtime each of the past three seasons, adjust to 6-4-4, including 1-4-1 in America East action. The tie puts the Seawolves at 2-11-3 and still with out a win in conference play, 0-4-2.




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    DURHAM, N.H.- Sophomore Joe Corsello (York, Maine), a back for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, netted his first collegiate goal, but a tally by the Terriers in the final minutes of regulation gave Boston University the 2-1 edge and the victory on Saturday afternoon at Lewis Fields.
    With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 6-4-3, 1-3-1 in the America East, while the Terriers improve to 7-5-2, including 4-1-0 in conference action.
    The Wildcats took advantage of a corner by Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) 18 minutes into the game. A cluster of players in front of the net jumped up to play the cross in the air. The ball, however, fell past everyone and onto the foot of Corsello who tapped it past Boston University goalkeeper Hrafn Davidsson at 27:06. The goal was the first against Davidsson since Oct. 4, 2008, ending a three-game shutout streak for the Terriers.




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    BURLINGTON, Vt.- Sophomore goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) notched five saves as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled for a scoreless 110 minutes at Vermont on Wednesday afternoon.
    The Wildcats are now 6-3-3 and 1-2-1 in the America East, while the Catamounts record moves to 6-5-2, 2-0-1 in conference action.




BURLINGTON, Vt.- The University of New Hampshire men's soccer game at Vermont on Wednesday, Oct. 15 is going to be played at 3 p.m. The game will take place on Centennial Field in Burlington, Vt. Live video is available for the contest, please click here for more details.




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    DURHAM, N.H.- Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) recorded four shots on goal for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, but a nine save effort by Albany’s Ceus Steward allowed for a 2-0 Albany win on Saturday evening.
    With the loss, their first at home this season, the Wildcats fall to 6-3-2, 1-2-0 in America East, while the Great Danes improve to 8-3-0, 2-1-0 in conference play.
 




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    DURHAM, N.H.- Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) kept an eleven-year unbeaten streak alive, as he tallied the lone goal to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 America East victory over rival Maine on Wednesday afternoon at Lewis Fields.    
    The win is New Hampshire’s first America East conference win of the season. New Hampshire breaks a two-game losing skid and improves to 6-2-2 and 1-1-0 in conference play.  Maine drops to 3-5-2 overall and 0-2-0 in America East play.




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West Hartford, Conn.- Sophomore goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) allowed just one goal, but it turned out to be the game-winner for the University of Hartford as the Hawks defeated the No. 10 regionally-ranked University of New Hampshire Wildcats, 1-0, in the America East opener on Saturday evening.
    Seniors Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.) tallied three and two shots, respectively, while Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) and Joe Annese (Attleboro) each had one shot in the game for the Wildcats.

 




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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- A game-tying goal by junior forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) was not enough as the No. 5 regionally-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the 2008 season at Harvard, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon.
    With the loss in the Wildcats fall to 5-1-2, while the Crimson improve to 3-2-0 on the season.   
    Banks connected on a penalty shot at 13:59 to put the Wildcats on the board and even the score, 1-1.




DURHAM, N.H.- Freshman forward Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.), who scored the game-winning goal against UMass, was selected as the America East Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference Monday afternoon. Furthermore, with the win over UMass this past weekend, the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team moved up to No. 5 in the NSCAA/adidas Northeast Regional Poll.
    The unbeaten Wildcats, who were previously ranked seventh, earned their fourth-straight win over the Minutemen, who advanced to the NCAA semifinals last season. Coleman broke the 1-1 tie just over five minutes into the second half to give the Wildcats the 2-1 lead and the win.




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DURHAM, N.H.- Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and freshman Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.) each netted a goal to lift the No. 7 regionally-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday evening.
    With the win the Wildcats remain unbeaten at 5-0-2, while the Minutemen, who have lost the last four meetings with the New Hampshire, fall to 2-3-1 on the season.




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Lewisburg, Pa.- Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.) and Joe Corsello (York, Maine) of the No. 7 regionally-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team each tallied their first goals of the 2008 season to propel the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory over Cornell on Sunday afternoon at the Bucknell Invitational.

The unbeaten Wildcats improve to 4-0-2, while the Big Red fall to 0-4-0 on the season. The Wildcats and host school Bucknell both finished with a record of 1-0-1 on the weekend, the Bison however earn the tournament title based on the goals against tiebreaker (New Hampshire 3 GAA, Bucknell 2 GAA). Wildcats Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.), Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) were all selected to the All-Tournament Team.




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Lewisburg, Pa.- Sophomore Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) tallied a goal and an assist to rally the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team to a 2-2 draw with Hartwick College on Friday evening in the opening game of the Bucknell Invitational. 
    The No. 7 regionally-ranked Wildcats remain unbeaten with a record of 3-0-2, while the Hawks’ adjust to 1-2-3.   




MISSION, Kan. – For the second straight week the National Soccer Coaches Association honored the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team with a No. 7 ranking in the NSCAA/adidas Northeast Regional Poll.
      The Wildcats, who remain undefeated this season with a 3-0-1 record, preserved their No. 7 standing with an impressive 1-0 overtime victory over non-conference Memphis on Sept. 5. In the match, Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) nailed the game-winning goal just 57 seconds into overtime to propel the Wildcats to their third victory of the season in the opening game of the 2008 Smith Barney Classic.


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BURLINGTON, Vt.- A late goal by freshman Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.) preserved the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team's undefeated record, as the Wildcats settle for a 1-1 draw with LaSalle and a share of the 2008 Smith Barney Classic title. The Wildcats at 3-0-1 have been a part of back-to-back tournament titles as the host team won the 19th Annual Nike Fall Classic last weekend.

        Wildcat seniors Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) and Richie Weinrebe (East Providence, R.I.) were all selected to the All-Tournament team. New Hampshire (3-0-1) and Vermont tied for the Smith Barney Soccer Classic title each with 1-0-1 records and two goals scored and one goal allowed.




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    BURLINGTON, Vt.- Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.), a forward on the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, tallied the lone goal of the game to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 overtime victory against Memphis in the opening game of the 2008 Smith Barney Classic on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Wildcats record remains untarnished at 3-0, while the Tigers fall to 1-2.  
    While New Hampshire and Memphis played through 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Wildcats outshot their opponent 18-12, including 10 shots in the first period.

 




DURHAM, N.H.- Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), a senior on the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, was selected as the America East Co-Player of the week as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats, who rank seventh in the Northeast (NSCAA/adidas Coaches’ Poll), opened up the 2008 season with back-to-back wins while hosting the 19th Annual Nike Fall Classic.

Urso, who was selected as the MVP of the Fall Classic, recorded two game-winning goals in consecutive games and earned an assist for five points on the weekend.



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    DURHAM, N.H.
- Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and junior Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) both notched a goal to propel the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win against the University of Rhode Island at the 19th Annual Nike Fall Classic on Sunday afternoon.
    With the victory the Wildcats improves to 2-0 and finished first in the 19th Annual Nike Fall Classic. The Rams drop to 1-1 on the season with the loss and finished second. Maine, who defeated Adelphi University 1-0 in today’s earlier match, earned third place, while Adelphi placed fourth.



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    DURHAM, N.H.
- Junior Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) and senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) each tallied a goal to lift the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Adelphi University in the 2008 season opener at the 19th annual Nike Fall Classic.
    Seventeen minutes into action sophomore Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) played the ball far upfield to Banks, who eluded two defenders before going one-on-one with Adelphi goalkeeper Vincent Treglia. Banks drew Treglia out to the top of the box then tapped the ball passed the rushing goalkeeper into the lower left of the net. 


DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team received one first-place vote and was selected fourth in the America East preseason poll. Led by 2006 America East Striker and Rookie of the Year Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) and the squad’s leading scorer A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.), the men’s squad received a total of 38 points (coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team).





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