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BALTIMORE, Md.Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.), a junior midfielder on the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, was named to the IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse All-America Third Team on Wednesday evening. She was under consideration for this honor following last week’s selection to the Northeast Region First Team.
     Hardy is the 35th UNH Wildcat to receive All-America recognition in the 32-year history of the program and the fifth to do so in the 12-year tenure of head coach Sandy Bridgeman. Other recent selections were Cristina Covucci (2005; Third Team), current assistant coach Jess Burnap (2004; Second Team), Jessie Groszkowski (2002; First Team) and Colleen Christopher (2001; Second Team).



DURHAM, N.H.  – Sandy Bridgeman, 12th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, was one of four UNH Wildcats honored by Womenslacrosse.com on Wednesday as she was bestowed the Coach of the Year award.
      Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) was the recipient of the Unsung Hero of the Year award while Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) was named to the All-America Second Team and Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) received All-Rookie Team distinction.



BALTIMORE, Md.Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.), Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.), Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) and Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) of the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team were named to the Northeast All-Regional Team as announced Thursday by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Hardy received First Team recognition while Duclos, Milley and Von Bargen were Second Team honorees.
      The four UNH Wildcats, all of whom were America East All-Conference First Team selections in 2008, are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse All-America teams that will be announced May 29. The IWLCA and U.S. Lacrosse will honor those All-Americans at a June 14 awards banquet in Downingtown, Pa.



DURHAM, N.H.  –  The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse program held its annual banquet Friday night at Three Chimneys Inn to commemorate the accomplishments of its 2008 student-athletes and a Wildcat team that advanced to the NCAA tournament and finished the season with 13 wins, the second-highest total in the program’s 32-year history.
      Some of the awards presented included the Coaches' Award to Ashley Crook (South Burlington, Vt.), the Offensive MVP to Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.), the Defensive MVP to Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) and the Rookie of the Year to Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.).



BOSTON  Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) recorded three points for the 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, but seventh-ranked Boston University utilized a three-goal spurt to break an 8-8 tie en route to Sunday afternoon’s 16-8 victory in an NCAA first-round game at Nickerson Field.

UNH, which received an at-large bid to make its seventh NCAA tournament appearance, ends the season at 13-6. The Wildcats were led offensively by Von Bargen (two goals, assist), Ashley Crook (South Burlington, Vt.; two goals) and Maureen Wark (Yarmouth, Maine; two goals). Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) was credited with four saves. Crook was also credited with one ground ball, two draw controls and one caused turnover.




DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Athletic Department will purchase tickets for UNH students to attend the 2008 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship first round game at Boston University's Nickerson Field on Sunday, May 11 (12:00 p.m.).  Students will be required to present a valid UNH ID at BU on game day in order to receive their free ticket.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team takes a 13-5 overall record into the 27th Annual NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship tournament. The Wildcats, who received one of the eight at-large bids for the tourney, travel to play seventh-seeded (and seventh-ranked) Boston University (17-2) for a May 11 first round game at BU’s Nickerson Field. The game, which will be videostreamed online at www.americaeast.com, begins as 12 p.m. In conjunction with Pack Network LLC, America East will provide the broadcast free of charge.
     New Hampshire is making its seventh overall NCAA tourney appearance –first since 2004, when the Wildcats gained an automatic berth as America East tournament champion. UNH’s other NCAA appearances were in 1991, 1987, 1986, 1985 and 1984; the ‘Cats won the NCAA title in 1985, and it is the school’s only NCAA national championship.



STANDINGS

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.


COMPLETE BRACKET
INDIANAPOLIS – The 13th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team received one of eight at-large bids to the 27th Annual NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship and will travel to play seventh-seeded Boston University in a May 11 first-round game, the selection committee announced Monday night. The game, which begins at 12 p.m., will be videostreamed live at www.americaeast.com. In conjunction with Pack Network LLC, America East will provide the broadcast free of charge.
      UNH, making its seventh NCAA tournament appearance, enters the NCAAs with a 13-5 overall record — the 13 wins ties the second-best single-season win total in the programs’ 32-year history, and four of the five losses were by one goal on the road. New Hampshire is making its first NCAA postseason appearance since 2004, when the Wildcats, who received automatic qualifier status as the America East champion, lost 14-12 at Dartmouth College. UNH won the national title in 1985 – it is the University’s only NCAA championship. The Wildcats advanced to the semifinals in 1991 and 1987 and exited in the first round in both 1986 and 1984.



BOSTON   — The 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team erased a 7-5 deficit with two Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) goals to force overtime, but eighth-ranked Boston University scored the initial two goals of the six-minute extra session and fended off UNH, 9-8, to win the America East championship at Nickerson Field on Sunday.
     UNH is now 13-5 overall and awaits the NCAA selection show on May 5 to learn if they will receive an at-large bid. Von Bargen (three goals) and Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.; goal, two assists), both of whom were selected to the All-Championship Team, finished with three points and Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.) tallied two goals to lead the ‘Cat attack. Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.), who was also named to the All-Championship Team, was credited with eight saves.



BOSTON  Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) scored five goals and Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) recorded a career-high 15 saves to propel the 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Friday afternoon’s 15-6 victory against the University of Vermont in a semifinal game of the America East Championship tournament at Boston University’s Nickerson Field.

            UNH, the tourney’s third seed by virtue of a 4-2 league record, improves to 13-4 overall to advance to the America East title game for the sixth time in seven years. New Hampshire will play top-seeded Boston University, a 17-6 winner in the other semifinal, in Sunday’s one o’clock championship game at Nickerson Field. The game will be videostreamed live online at www.americaeast.com.




BOSTON Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.), Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.), Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) and Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) of the 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team were named to the America East All-Conference First Team and four other Wildcats received conference accolades Thursday night at the annual banquet.
     The Wildcats’ four First Team selections were highest in the league. In addition, Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.), Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) and Beth Sabiston (Bay Shore, N.Y.) were named to the All-Conference Second Team and Duclos was joined on the All-Rookie Team by Susie Piotrkowski (Franklin, Conn.). UNH’s Durepo, Hardy and Von Bargen were three of the 12 student-athletes selected to the America East All-Academic Team




DURHAM, N.H. — The 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team takes a 12-4 overall record into the 2008 America East Championship tournament at Boston University on April 25 & 27. UNH earned the third seed with a 4-2 league record and will play second-seeded University of Vermont, which finished at 5-1 in the conference and 8-8 overall, in Friday’s second semifinal game that is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. The game will be videostreamed live online at www.americaeast.com.
     New Hampshire has a 26-3 lifetime record, including 3-1 in the postseason, against Vermont. These teams have met twice in the America East tournament – both in the semfinals. Most recently, the Wildcats were 13-4 victors at Boston University in 2003; one year earlier, UNH recorded a 21-5 win at home.
GAME NOTES



DURHAM, N.H.Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) scored with seven seconds remaining in double overtime to lift the 16th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory against the University of Oregon in Sunday’s Senior Day game at Memorial Field.
      UNH won its sixth consecutive home game to end the regular season with a 12-4 overall record. The Wildcats are the third seed in the America East Championships and will play the University of Vermont in an April 25 (4 p.m.) semifinal game at Boston University’s Nickerson Field.



DURHAM, N.H.  – Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) scored her 100th career goal as part of a six-point effort that propelled the 16th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon’s 17-7 America East victory against the University at Albany at Memorial Field.
      UNH, which has won all 10 lifetime meetings in the series vs. Albany, won its fifth consecutive home game to improve to 11-4 overall and 4-2 in America East. With the victory, the Wildcats secured the third seed in the America East Championships, which will be April 25 & 27 at Boston University.
     Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) and Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) both scored four goals for the Wildcats. Kaplan also tallied an assist to finish with five points as well as three ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover. UNH goalkeeper Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) established a single-season high in wins with her 11th victory behind a 10-save effort.



DURHAM, N.H. — The 16th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team takes a 10-4 overall record with a 3-2 mark in America East into Wednesday afternoon’s matchup against the University at Albany (8-6, 2-2). Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m. The Wildcats celebrate Senior Day this Sunday, April 20, against the University of Oregon (11 a.m.).
      UNH has won all nine lifetime meetings, including last year’s 6-4 road win, in the series against Albany. The Wildcats are 4-0 at home, and that includes an America East semifinal victory (19-6) in 2004. In nine games, New Hampshire has outscored the Great Danes 145-50. Sunday’s game will be the first meeting between the UNH and Oregon women’s lacrosse programs.
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BOSTONMichaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) and Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) both recorded three goals for the 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, but 11th-ranked Boston University fended off the Wildcats’ late rally for a 7-6 America East victory Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field.

UNH, which would have climbed into a first-place tie with BU by defeating the Terriers, is now 10-4 overall and 3-2 in the league. BU won its ninth consecutive game, including seventh straight in the series vs. New Hampshire, to improve to 12-2, 5-0. New Hampshire entered the week ranked No. 5 in the nation in defense and became the first team to hold Boston University, which was No. 5 in offense, to a single-digit goal total.




DURHAM, N.H. — The 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team takes a 10-3 overall record into Saturday’s matchup at #10 Boston University (11-2). Game time at Nickerson Field is 1 p.m.
      UNH has an 11-14 lifetime record against BU. The Terriers have won six straight in the series since UNH recorded an 11-9 victory in the 2004 America East title game at the Wildcats’ Memorial Field. The ‘Cats were also 7-6 road victors in the regular season that year. In the last 10 regular-season meetings (1998-2007), the road team has an 8-2 record. UNH is 3-2 at BU in that span with wins in ‘04 and ‘02 and ‘98 as well as losses in ‘06 and ‘00.
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BURLINGTON, Vt. – The 15th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team rallied from a 5-4 halftime deficit to take an 8-6 lead, but the Wildcats were held scoreless thereafter and the homestanding University of Vermont Catamounts broke an 8-8 tie with 20.9 seconds remaining to record a 9-8 victory Wednesday afternoon at Moulton-Winder Field.

The Wildcats, who entered the game with a nine-game winning streak, is now 10-3 overall and 3-1 in America East. Vermont is 7-5, 4-1.

Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.), Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) and Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) each scored two goals for the Wildcats; both Von Bargen and Hardy also tallied an assist to finish with three points.




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STONY BROOK, N.Y.
– Junior Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) erupted for a career-high seven goals to lead the 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon’s 17-10 America East victory over Stony Brook University at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
     The Wildcats, who have not lost in over a month, record their ninth-straight win to improve to 10-2, including 3-0 in America East. The Seawolves, losers of two straight, fall to 5-5 overall and 0-3 in the conference.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse program, currently ranked No. 14 in the nation, has announced that it will be holding two summer camps in 2008. There will be an Elite Overnight Camp from June 29-July 2 and a Rising Star Day Camp from August 4-7. Registration is available online by clicking on the camp name.
      The UNH Lacrosse Camp offers a fun, yet competitive, environment. It is located in an ideal setting with beautiful modern facilities for campers to develop and hone skills while being challenged. Individual player development is the focus of the technical stations while other sessions stress the concepts of team offense and defense simulated in small-sided games, and there is also full-field competition.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, which climbed to No. 14 (tie)in both the IWLCA Poll and the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll this week, has won eight consecutive games to improve to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in America East. The Wildcats play the first on three consecutive road games April 5 at Stony Brook University (5-3, 0-1). Game time at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is 12 p.m. Visit www.unhwildcats.com for details on live stats and video.
      UNH has a 3-2 lifetime record against Stony Brook but the Seawolves have won the last two meetings, including last year’s 11-8 victory in Durham. The Wildcats were defeated 18-13 at SBU in 2006. In their only other trip to Stony Brook to play the Seawolves, the ‘Cats were 19-4 victors in 2004. In the first three meetings of the series (2003-05), UNH outscored SBU by a 53-19 margin.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  – Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.), a junior midfielder on the 18th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, was named Defensive Player of the Week by America East on Monday. Hardy received the same distinction Feb. 25.
      Hardy recorded eight caused turnovers and four ground balls as well as seven goals in UNH’s victories against the University of Massachusetts (10-6) and Binghamton University (14-5) last week.



DURHAM, N.H. – Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) recorded her 100th career point as part of a six-point effort that led the 18th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon’s 14-5 America East victory against Binghamton University at Memorial Field.
      UNH, which has won all seven meetings in the lifetime series vs. the Bearcats, extended its winning streak to eight games to improve to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in America East. The Wildcats, now 5-1 at home this season with its fourth straight win at Memorial Field, are off to their best start through 11 games since the 1991 team started 10-1.



DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, which entered the national polls this week at No. 18 in the IWLCA Poll and No. 16 in the Inside Lacrosse Div. I Media Poll, has won seven consecutive games to improve to 8-2 overall and 1-0 in America East. The Wildcats play host to Binghamton University (3-7, 0-2 America East) this Saturday, March 29. Game time is 12 p.m. at Memorial Field.
      UNH has won all six lifetime meetings, including last year’s 22-5 road victory, against Binghamton. The Wildcats have a 3-0 record vs. the Bearcats at Memorial Field with a 63-3 scoring advantage.



AMHERST, Mass.Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) scored four goals and Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) also tallied four points with two goals and two assists to lead the 18th-ranked University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Tuesday afternoon’s 10-6 non-conference victory against the University of Massachusetts at McGuirk Stadium.

The Wildcats, who entered the IWLCA poll for the first time this season in the poll released earlier in the day, won their seventh consecutive game to improve to 8-2 overall.

Ashley Crook (South Burlington, Vt.) was the other Wildcat who recorded multiple points with two assists. The ‘Cats received single goals from Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.), Susie Piotrkowski (Franklin, Conn.), Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.) and Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.). UNH goalkeeper Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) was credited with eight saves, including seven in the first half.




DURHAM, N.H.Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) and Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) both recorded three points in a balanced attack that led the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon’s 11-4 America East victory against UMBC at Memorial Field.
      UNH, which netted the initial four goals of the second half and outscored the Retrievers 10-3 in the last 30 minutes, won its sixth consecutive game to improve to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
     Hardy scored three goals and Kaplan finished with two goals and an assist while Ashley Crook (South Burlington, Vt.), Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.) and Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) each tallied two goals for the Wildcats. Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) was credited with four saves in both halves for a total of eight.



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NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Junior attack Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) tallied her team-high third point of the game when she buried the game-winning goal with 30 seconds remaining to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to a 10-9 non-conference victory over Cornell University on Wednesday afternoon at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex.
     The Wildcats, who leave Nashville with two wins – they downed 10th-ranked Vanderbilt University on Saturday, 10-7, improve to 6-2 after their fifth straight win. The Big Red have lost two straight and are now 4-2.


BALTIMORE, Md.Sandy Bridgeman, 12th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, was selected as the U.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Week for the week ending March 16, the organization announced Wednesday. She will be recognized for this award during  CSTV’s lacrosse broadcast on March 23 (12 p.m.).

     Bridgeman guided the Wildcats to a 2-0 record the week of March 10-16 with a 16-5 victory against previously unbeaten Harvard University on March 12 and a 10-7 road win vs. 10th-ranked Vanderbilt University on March 15.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.), a senior goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, was named America East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. It marked the second consecutive week that she received that distinction.
      Milley recorded a 6.00 GAA and .600 save percentage in wins against Harvard University (March 12) and 10th-ranked Vanderbilt University (March 15). She made a season-high 12 saves — one less than her career high — in the road win against Vandy and was also credited with two ground balls and one caused turnover. She finished with six saves, four GB and one CTO against Harvard.



Box Score
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) recorded a season-high 12 saves and Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) tallied four points to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon’s 10-7 non-conference victory against 10th-ranked Vanderbilt University at Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex.
    UNH, with its second road win of the season against a team ranked No. 10 in the national poll (Yale, 8-7, on March 5), won its fourth consecutive game to improve to 5-2. Vandy is now 5-3.




DURHAM, N.H.Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) scored a career-high six goals to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon’s 16-5 non-conference victory against previously undefeated Harvard University at Memorial Field.
      UNH won its third consecutive game to improve to 4-2 overall. Harvard is 3-1.
      Hardy, whose six points also marked a career high, netted all six goals in the first half and five in the opening 11:10 of the game to spark the Wildcats to a 9-0 lead en route to a 11-1 halftime advantage. Hardy also finished with two ground balls and two caused turnovers.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.) and Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.), both of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, were honored as America East Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.
      Durepo recorded five goals and six assists for 11 points, as well as three draw controls and one caused turnover, in two games last week. She opened the week with two goals and an assist, as well as a caused turnover, in UNH’s 8-7 upset of 10th-ranked Yale University on the road. Milley recorded a 6.00 goals-against-average and .522 save percentage as she stopped 12 of 23 shots she faced in playing all 120 minutes in two games last week. With the Wildcats holding that one-goal lead in the closing minutes at Yale, Milley made two saves to deny the Bulldogs the game-tying goal.



Box Score

    DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Susie Piotrkowski (Franklin, Conn.), with a career-high five goal effort, supercharged the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to an 18-4 win over the University of Connecticut on Friday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Wildcats improve to 3-2 with the win, while the Huskies remain without a win, 0-3.
    Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.), Ashley Crook (So. Burlington, Vt.) and Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.) all had multi-point efforts for the Wildcats, who tallied 12 second-half goals. Durepo, who recorded three goals and five assists, opened up the scoring for the Wildcats just 20 seconds into the game. Crook and Talbot each earned three goals in the game, while Tailbot added an assist.




NEW HAVEN, Conn.Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, N.Y.) recorded three goals and an assist to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon’s 8-7 non-conference victory against 10th-ranked Yale University at Johnson Field.

UNH, which ended Yale’s 13-game home win streak, improved to 2-2. The Bulldogs, who had won 13 straight vs. the Wildcats, is now 2-1.Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.; 2g, 1a), Maureen Wark (Yarmouth, Maine; 2g) and Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.; 1g, 1a) also had multiple-point efforts and Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) made eight saves, including six in the first half.

 




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DURHAM, N.H.
– Senior Ashley Crook (South Burlington, Vt.) and junior Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.) each scored three goals, but the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team lost its non-conference, intrastate showdown with 20th-ranked Dartmouth College, 14-10, Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.
     The Wildcats fall to 1-2 on the young season, while the Big Green improve to 2-1.


DURHAM, N.H. Ashley Crook (South Burlington, Vt.) scored a career-high four goals – and both Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) and Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) tallied three goals and an assist – to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon’s 16-7 non-conference victory against the College of the Holy Cross at Memorial Field.
     Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.), Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.) and Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.) all recorded two goals and an assist for the Wildcats, who had a total of six multiple-goal scorers. For Kaplan, the three goals and four points matched career highs. Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) was credited with six saves, five of which came in the first half.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.) and Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team were name Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, by America East on Monday.
      Talbot, a senior attack, scored a game-high three goals in UNH’s 8-7 loss at Hofstra on Feb. 23. Hardy, a junior midfielder, tallied a team-high three caused turnovers, three ground balls and a goal in that game.



HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.Moira Talbot (Marblehead, Mass.) recorded her 100th career point with the first of her three goals, but a late rally by the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team fell short in an 8-7 loss to Hofstra University Saturday afternoon at James M. Shuart Stadium.

It marked the season opener for UNH while Hofstra improved to 2-0. The game featured five ties – at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – and three lead changes before the home team built a three-goal advantage of 8-5 in the second half.




DURHAM, N.H. — Expect more of the same, only better, from the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team under the guidance of 12th-year head coach Sandy Bridgeman in 2008. More of the same: the Wildcats look to advance to the America East Championship tournament for the 11th consecutive year. Only better: UNH's growing pains of youth in the 2006 and 2007 seasons have yielded a mature, cohesive team poised to take it to the next level and make a run to the NCAA tournament.
     UNH returns 16 letterwinners, including nine starters, from last season. That includes six of the top seven point scorers, including leading scorer Sarah Von Bargen (East Setauket, N.Y.), as well as senior captains Ashley Crook (South Burlington, Vt.) and Bailley Mazur (Longmeadow, Mass.) and classmate Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) in goal.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  – Led by 12th-year head coach Sandy Bridgeman, the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team was selected second in the 2008 America East Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Preseason Poll that was released Tuesday.

     UNH received one of seven first-place votes – a head coach could not vote for his/her own team – and a total of 29 points to place behind defending tournament champion Boston University, which tallied four first-place votes and 35 points overall. Stony Brook University received the other first-place vote and was third with 27 points.




DURHAM, N.H. – Sandy Bridgeman, 12th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, has announced that six student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to join the UNH Lacrosse Team in 2008.
     This outstanding and geographically diverse recruiting class is comprised of two national All Americans, one Academic All American as well as three state championship players. Joining the 2008 UNH Wildcats will be: JoJo Curro (Amherst, N.H.), considered one of top players in the state of New Hampshire; New Yorkers Kate Keagins (Bay Shore) and Kirstin Lang (Waccabuc); club teammates from Massachusetts Erin Levesque (Duxbury) and Ilana Cohen (Andover); and Maryland native Hayley Rausch (Severna Park), who will also play on UNH’s field hockey team.



DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse head coach Sandy Bridgeman has announced the selection of senior midfielders Ashley Crook (So. Burlington, Vt.) and Bailley Mazur (Longmeadow, Mass.) as team captains for the 2008 season. The two were selected through a vote by team members and the coaching staff.
     The Wildcats officially began practice Sept. 17 and will once again play a number of fall exhibition games, both at UNH’s Memorial Field as well as on the road, in preparation for the 2008 season, which includes exhibition games at the Loyola tournament in early February and begins Feb. 24 at Hofstra University.



PETERBOROUGH, OntarioAllie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.), an incoming freshman defender on the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, helped lead the U.S. Under-19 women’s lacrosse team to a gold medal at the IFWLA World Championships, which were held Aug. 4-12 at Trent University.
   Duclos played in all six games and recorded one point with a goal in the team’s 19-1 victory vs. Scotland on Aug. 8. Duclos’ other tournament statistics included four ground balls, one draw control and two caused turnovers.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A total of 203 University of New Hampshire student-athletes have been named to the 2006-07 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for earning grade point averages of 3.0 or higher during the winter and spring seasons, the conference announced Monday.
     Of UNH’s 203 honorees, 90 received further distinction to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which recognizes those student-athletes who earned a 3.50 gpa or higher.


DURHAM, N.H.  – Sandy Bridgeman, 12th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, and the UNH Athletic Department announced  Monday that Michael Daly (UNH ’90) has been hired as a women’s lacrosse assistant coach.
    Daly comes to UNH from Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.), where he compiled a 140-27 record and was named IWLCA Division II National Coach of the Year three times (1999, 2003, 2005) since launching the team as a club sport in 1998. He led the Skyhawks to the Division II national semifinals five times in a seven-year span from 2001-07, and that included winning the national championship in 2003 and 2005 as well as a runner-up finish in 2002.





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