DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse program, led by first-year head coach Michael Daly, announced that Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.), Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) and Kellen Millard (Ipswich, Mass.) will captain the 2010 UNH Wildcats.
The 2009 Fall Ball schedule was also announced. The season opens this weekend – Oct. 4 – at Harvard with games against Boston University, Stanford and Harvard. UNH plays its Alumni Game at Memorial Field on Oct. 10 and then plays host to the UNH Fall Classic on Oct. 17 with games against UMass and Boston College. The ‘Cats play Holy Cross the next day and conclude the Fall Ball schedule Oct. 25 at Dartmouth College with games against their intrastate rival and Vermont.
Kaplan, a senior attack, was named to the 2009 America East All-Conference First Team after receiving Second Team recognition in ’08 and All-Rookie Team honors in ’07. She ranked fifth in the league in assists per game and 10th in points per game. Kaplan led the Wildcats in assists and ranked second in points as well as fourth in goals; she was the only ‘Cat to record double digits in goals, assists, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers. Kaplan is a two-sport student-athlete at UNH and is currently playing for the women’s soccer team.
Millard, a senior defender, has played a bigger role on the team each successive season. She played in 18 games last season with seven starts and was a defensive specialist for a team that ranked No. 5 in the nation in defense. Millard finished with 13 ground balls, eight caused turnovers and 13 draw controls.
Duclos, a junior defender, is a two-time America East All-Conference First Team selection who was also named to the 2009 America East All-Academic Team. Last year, she ranked fifth in the nation in draw controls per game with a team-high 59 in 15 games. In the league rankings, Duclos was second in draw controls as well as fourth in both ground balls and caused turnovers. Despite missing three games, Duclos also ranked second on the team in caused turnovers and ground balls