2013-14 UNH Women's Lacrosse News

August 19, 2014
DePetris, Puccia Featured on IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
DURHAM, N.H. -- Jamie DePetris (Radnor, Pa.) and Laura Puccia (Fairpoint, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team received Academic Honor Roll distinction from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the 2013-14 academic year, announced by the organization Tuesday.

July 31, 2014
Cowell Stadium Update (July 31, 2014)
DURHAM, N.H. – The construction at Cowell Stadium at the University of New Hampshire continues as the first of five light poles was brought upright on Thursday, July 31.

June 27, 2014
USNH Board of Trustees Approves Plan for Renovated UNH Athletic Complex
CONCORD, N.H. -- The USNH board of trustees approved UNH's plan to renovate its athletic complex as part of its campus master plan at its meeting today. The approval came after the university successfully raised $5 million in private donations.

June 23, 2014
Rigby Added to Women's Lax Staff as Assistant Coach
DURHAM, N.H. – Erin Rigby has been hired, effective immediately, as an assistant coach for the UNH women’s lacrosse program. The announcement was made Monday by UNH head coach Sarah Albrecht.

June 4, 2014
Rees and Johnson Named to 2014 America East Helping Hands Team
BRETTON WOODS, N.H. – Cori Rees (East Hampstead, N.H.) and Tim Johnson (Oakdale, Pa.) were named to the inaugural America East Helping Hands Team on Tuesday night at the conference’s annual awards dinner.

June 4, 2014
2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony To Be Held Saturday, June 7
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH athletic department will enshrine eight former student-athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 7 (6 p.m.) at Lundholm Gym.

May 15, 2014
UNH Athletics Receives High Marks in NCAA Academic Progress Rate
INDIANAPOLIS – A total of four UNH teams – football, women’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field and men’s soccer – recorded conference-high Academic Progress Rate scores.

May 7, 2014
UNH Athletics Donates Over 1,000 Pairs of Shoes to Soles4Souls
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire athletic department again joined forces in the worldwide campaign Soles4Souls, contributing to the combative movement against poverty.

May 6, 2014
O’Neill, McCandless Awarded Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year Honors at Annual Senior Awards Banquet
DURHAM, N.H. – Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H) of the football team and Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) of the women’s swimming and diving team were named the 2013-14 Jim Urquhart Student-Athletes of the year by the University of New Hampshire athletic department. The award was handed out on Tuesday night at the Senior Awards Banquet at Huddleston Hall.

May 2, 2014
Women's Lax Defeated In America East semifnals, 13-5, by Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) recorded four points including a game-high three assists, but the UNH women’s lacrosse team was defeated 13-5 by Stony Brook in Friday evening’s America East Championship semifinal game.

May 1, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Battles Stony Brook In America East Semi
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women’s lacrosse team is the No. 4 seed of the America East Championship and faces off against top-seeded and host Stony Brook in a May 2 semifinal game; start time at LaValle Stadium is 5 p.m.

May 1, 2014
Six Lax Players Receive Nine America East Awards at Annual Banquet
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Six UNH women’s lacrosse student-athletes received a total of nine awards at the annual America East banquet that was held Thursday evening.

April 30, 2014
Puccia Voted 2014 America East Women's Lax Fans' Choice Player of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Laura Puccia, a junior midfielder on the UNH women’s lacrosse team, was named recipient of 2014 America East Women’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year award on Tuesday.

April 29, 2014
Athletics Announces Plans for Student-Athlete Center for Excellence
DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire will build a $1.9 million Student-Athlete Center for Excellence at the Field House for its Division I and Northeast Passage student-athletes.

April 26, 2014
McHoul Sets Single-Season Assist Record; Women's Lax Falls to 20th-Ranked Albany, 19-5
DURHAM, N.H. -- Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) broke the program's single-season assist record with the last of her three assists Saturday, but the UNH women's lacrosse team was defeated 19-5 by 20th-ranked Albany.

April 25, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Senior Day vs. 20th-Ranked Albany (April 26)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team concludes the 2014 regular season with a Senior Day home game against 20th-ranked Albany. Game time at Memorial Field is 12 p.m. and the six-member Class of 2014 will be honored following the conclusion of the game.

April 24, 2014
Football and Women’s Lacrosse Welcome Troops Back Home
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Members of the University of New Hampshire football and women’s lacrosse were in attendance at Pease International Tradeport to welcome military servicemen and women back into the United States on Tuesday, April 6.

April 23, 2014
Vote For Puccia as the America East Women's Lax Fans' Choice Player of the Year
DURHAM, N.H. – Laura Puccia, a junior midfielder on the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team, is one of six candidates for the 2014 America East Women’s Lacrosse Fans’ Choice Player of the Year award.

April 21, 2014
McHoul, Shanahan: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Michael Shanahan (Dover, N.H.) of the men’s track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

April 19, 2014
McHoul Records 100th Career Point; Women's Lax Upended 15-5 at No. 17 Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) recorded a season-high five assists and her 100th career point, but the UNH women’s lacrosse team was defeated 15-5 by 17th-ranked Stony Brook University.

April 16, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax On the Road Against No. 17 Stony Brook (04/19)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team plays its last road game of the regular season when the Wildcats travel to play 17th-ranked Stony Brook on Saturday, April 19 (1 p.m.).

April 14, 2014
Grote Named Top Offensive Player, Puccia Is Top Defensive Player in America East Weekly Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nicole Grote and Laura Puccia of the UNH women’s lax team were honored as America East Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.

April 12, 2014
Puccia Scores 100th Career Goal & Hinkle Records 100th Point; Women's Lax Rolls Past Binghamton, 18-5
DURHAM, N.H. -- Laura Puccia and Kayleigh Hinkle both reached career milestones and Nicole Grote tied career highs with four goals and seven points in an 18-5 UNH women’s lacrosse victory against Binghamton.

April 11, 2014
UNH Athletics Partakes in SHARPP Rally
DURHAM, N.H. – Members of the University of New Hampshire community joined in front of Thompson Hall on Thursday afternoon as part of the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program’s (SHARPP) fourth annual anti-violence walk and rally to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 9, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Returns Home to Battle Binghamton (April 12)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team continues its stretch of conference games Saturday, April 12 at home against Binghamton. Game time at Memorial Field is 12 p.m.

April 7, 2014
Hinkle, Sheridan: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Kayleigh Hinkle (Glenelg, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Seth Sheridan (Ashburnham, Mass.) of the men’s track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

April 5, 2014
Gaffey and Hinkle Record Career Highs, Hurwitz Tallies 12 Saves as Women's Lax Beats UMBC, 8-2
BALTIMORE – Molly Gaffey and Kayleigh Hinkle both recorded career highs to lead the offense and Taylor Hurwitz tallied 12 saves to backbone the UNH women’s lax team to Saturday afternoon’s 8-2 victory at UMBC.

April 3, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Resumes Conference Play at UMBC (April 5)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team returns to America East conference play Saturday, April 5 with a road game against UMBC. Game time at UMBC Stadium is 12 p.m.

April 1, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Battles Former Conference Rival Boston U. (April 2)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team travels to play former America East conference foe Boston University at Nickerson Field on Wednesday, April 2. Game time is 4 p.m.

March 31, 2014
McHoul, Chabot: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Zachary Chabot (Manchester, N.H.) of the men’s track & field team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

March 29, 2014
Nock Scores Career-High Four Goals; Lax Comeback Falls Short vs. Vermont, 15-12
DURHAM, N.H. – Rachael Nock scored a career-high four goals and Laura McHoul recorded six points to spearhead the UNH women’s lacrosse team’s comeback, but Vermont fended off the Wildcats for a 15-12 victory Saturday afternoon.

March 27, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Begins America East Play vs. Vermont (March 29)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team begins America East conference action this Saturday, March 29 at home against upstart University of Vermont. Game time at Cowell Stadium is 1 p.m.

March 24, 2014
McHoul Tabbed America East Offensive Player of the Week in Women's Lax
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.), a sophomore attack on the UNH women’s lacrosse team, was named America East Offensive Player of the Week by the conference on Monday.

March 23, 2014
McHoul Records Seven Points to Lead Women's Lax Past Drexel, 12-8
PHILADELPHIA -- Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) recorded seven points to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to Sunday afternoon’s 12-8 victory at Drexel University.

March 20, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Travels to Play Drexel (March 23)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team travels to Philadelphia to play Drexel University at Vidas Field on Sunday, March 23. Game time is noon.

March 17, 2014
Puccia, Goumas: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. - Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) of the women’s lacrosse team and Kevin Goumas (Long Beach, N.Y.) of the men’s ice hockey team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

March 16, 2014
Grote Matches Career-High Seven Points to Propel Women's Lax Past Colorado, 14-11
DURHAM, N.H. – Nicole Grote matched her career bests in assists (four) and points (seven) to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to Sunday afternoon’s 14-11 victory against Colorado.

March 14, 2014
Puccia Records 100th Career Point; Women's Lax Edged 10-8 by Fairfield
DURHAM, N.H. – Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) recorded her 100th career point and Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) tallied her 50th career assist, but the UNH women’s lacrosse team was edged 10-8 by Fairfield on Friday.

March 11, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Plays Host to Fairfield (03/14) and Colorado (03/16)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team plays host to Fairfield and Colorado this weekend. The Wildcats battle Fairfield on March 14 (3 p.m.) and Colorado comes to Durham for a March 16 (12 p.m.) matchup.

March 10, 2014
McHoul, Puccia Record Six Points Apiece, Lead Women's Lax Past Iona, 12-3
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Laura McHoul and Laura Puccia recorded six points apiece to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to Monday afternoon’s 12-3 victory against Iona at Mazzella Field.

March 8, 2014
Hurwitz Records Career-High 16 Saves; Women's Lax Falls 12-6 at No. 10 UMass
AMHERST, Mass. – Taylor Hurwitz (Holland, Pa.) recorded a career-high 16 saves, but the UNH women’s lacrosse team was defeated 12-6 by 10th-ranked UMass on Saturday.

March 6, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax On the Road Against No. 10 UMass (March 8) and Iona (March 10)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women’s lacrosse team travels to play 10th-ranked UMass on Saturday, March 8 and continues on the road at Iona College on March 10. Both games begin at 3 p.m.

March 5, 2014
McHoul's Six Points Propels Women's Lax Past UConn, 11-7
DURHAM, N.H. – Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) recorded a game-high six points to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon’s 11-7 non-conference victory against UConn.

March 4, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Concludes Homestand vs. UConn (March 5, 4 pm)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women’s lacrosse team plays host to the University of Connecticut for a March 5 (4 p.m.) non-conference matchup at Bremner Field.

March 1, 2014
Women's Lax Upended 9-5 By Lehigh
DURHAM, N.H. – Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) scored two goals but the UNH women’s lacrosse team was defeated 9-5 by Lehigh University in Saturday afternoon’s non-conference game at Bremner Field.

February 27, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Welcomes Lehigh to Bremner Field (March 1)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH women’s lacrosse team plays host to Lehigh University in a March 1 non-conference matchup at Bremner Field.

February 22, 2014
Hurwitz Records Career-High 14 Saves; Women's Lax Falls 15-7 to Dartmouth
DURHAM, N.H. – Taylor Hurwitz (Holland, Pa.) recorded a career-high 14 saves, but the UNH women’s lacrosse team was defeated 15-7 Saturday afternoon by Dartmouth at Bremner Field.

February 21, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Plays Host to Intrastate Rival Dartmouth (Feb. 22; 1 pm)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women’s lacrosse team plays host to intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Bremner Field on Saturday, Feb. 22 (1 p.m.).

February 20, 2014
McHoul Tallies Four Points; Women's Lax Toppled 17-8 by No. 13 BC
NEWTON, Mass. – Laura McHoul (Westwood, Mass.) recorded two goals and two assists for the UNH women’s lacrosse team in Thursday afternoon’s 17-8 loss to 13th-ranked Boston College.

February 19, 2014
Women's Lax Game at Boston College Postponed to Thursday, Feb. 20 (4 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The women's lacrosse game between the UNH and Boston College scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 20. Game time at the Newton Campus Lacrosse & Soccer Field is 4 p.m.

February 18, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Travels to Play No. 13 Boston College (Feb. 20)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women’s lacrosse team travels to the Newton Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Field (Newton, Mass.) to play 13th-ranked Boston College on Feb. 20 (4 p.m.).

February 15, 2014
Puccia's Four Points Propels Women's Lax Past Hofstra, 9-5
DURHAM, N.H. – Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) recorded three goals and an assist to lead the UNH women’s lacrosse team to a 9-5 victory against Hofstra in Saturday afternoon’s season opener at snowy Bremner Field.

February 14, 2014
Women's Lacrosse 2014 Media Guide Available Now
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 2014 UNH women's lacrosse media guide is available to view online and download.

February 13, 2014
GAME NOTES: Women's Lax Opens Season Saturday vs. Hofstra (12 p.m.; Bremner Field)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women’s lacrosse team opens the 2014 season Saturday, Feb. 15 against Hofstra University at Bremner Field. It will mark the first ever lax game at that venue.

February 11, 2014
Previewing the 2014 Women's Lacrosse Season
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH women's lacrosse team, under the leadership of second-year head coach Sarah Albrecht, returns 14 letterwinners to the 2014 team that opens the season Feb. 15 vs. Hofstra.

February 6, 2014
Women's Lax Selected Third In America East Preseason Coaches Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The UNH women’s lacrosse team, led by second-year head coach Sarah Albrecht, tied for third in the 2014 America East Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll that was released Thursday afternoon.

January 31, 2014
UNH Outlines Plan for New Athletic Complex as Part of Campus Master Plan
DURHAM, N.H. – With a focus on meeting its strategic priorities, the University of New Hampshire is moving forward with fundraising and planning for a new athletic complex that will benefit the university, Durham and the Seacoast region, and the state.

January 8, 2014
Women's Lax Will Hold High School Clinic on March 15
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team will hold the Wildcat Lacrosse High School Clinic on Saturday, March 15 at UNH’s Bremner Field.

January 7, 2014
Women's Lax Announces 2014 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH women’s lacrosse team, led by second-year head coach Sarah Albrecht, will play a 16-game regular-season schedule in 2014 highlighted by nine home games and five America East conference games.

October 15, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Participates in Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team supported a fundraising event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on Saturday, October 5.

October 11, 2013
Student-Athletes Team Up with Pease Greeters to Welcome Troops Back Home
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Members of nine different University of New Hampshire sports as well as members of the athletic administration were present at the Pease International Tradeport to welcome military servicemen and women back into the United States on Sunday, Oct. 6.

October 2, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Participates in Childhood Cancer 5K
SALEM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team took part in the third Childhood Cancer 5K on Saturday, September 21.

September 25, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Announces Fall Classic Tournament
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH women’s lacrosse program has announced the UNH Fall Classic will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 at the University’s athletic fields. The full day of action begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.

September 18, 2013
Women's Lacrosse Announces Fall Ball Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH women’s lacrosse team, led by second-year head coach Sarah Albrecht, has announced its four weekends of fall competition in preparation for the 2014 season.

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