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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program will hold its annual women’s soccer summer camp to grades 6-12 on July 8-12.

The cost of the camp is $510.00. This fee covers five days of soccer instruction, a camp t-shirt and ball, a full evening program, three meals daily, and on-campus lodging in a campus dormitory.Individual player development is the top priority.  Skill sessions and team concepts of offense and defense will be emphasized through daily instruction.  Game situations are excellent teachers and emphasis is placed on game related training and small-sided games. It is the program’s goal to provide an atmosphere filled with learning, challenges, and fun!


DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer head coach Michael Jackson recently named seniors Caitlyn Serafine (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and Nicole Lucey (Keene, N.H.) as team captains for the 2007 season.



DURHAM, N.H. – Lia Barros (Sammamish, Wash.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team recently won the prestigious Nursing Departmental Scholar Award for her hard work while studying to become a registered nurse.

Only one winner per year based on academics and extracurricular activities receives the honor per department. The award is chosen by a student being nominated by a faculty member and then the other faculty members vote on which student and that student is nominate to the Health and Human Services School and they select one student from each major. It is an annual award that is given to one student from each major who has shown excellence in both academic and extra curricular activities.



DURHAM, N.H. – Seniors Kelly Collins (Manchester, N.H.), Hillary Mefferd (Portland, Ore.) and Lia Barros (Sammamish, Wash.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team recently participated in the prestigious Boston Marathon on Monday.

    The trio of motivated Wildcats sported a similar look as the pack of ‘Cats dressed in purple Nike gear with their respective last names on the back. The years spent on the soccer field and togetherness remained intact throughout the grueling 26.2 mile marathon as they overcame a rare April Nor’easter and the famous Heartbreak by cruising to the finish line in a very respectable time of four hours and 24 minutes.



DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer head coach Michael Jackson recently announced the 2007 upcoming fall soccer schedule.
    The Wildcats open the season on August 31st at the University of Vermont Classic before playing host to four straight non-conference opponents, which includes Holy Cross, Iona College, Brown and Northeastern University.
    UNH follows with a three game road trip with visits to non-conference rivals University of Rhode Island, Harvard University and Dartmouth College. The 2007 non-conference opponents compiled an overall record of 53-68-12 during the 2006 campaign.



DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program and 12th-year head coach Michael Jackson paid tribute to the student-athletes on the 2006 Wildcats team at the annual banquet, which was held Feb. 20.
    The ‘Cats made it to the America East postseason for a league leading sixth straight appearance and compiled an overall record of 6-11-1. UNH downed Binghamton University, 4-2, in penalty kicks before falling to eventual champion Hartford University in the semifinals.



DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was one of 234 soccer programs to post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the 2005-06 academic year.
    The Wildcats recorded a grade point average of 3.08. UNH is one of just three members from the America East to receive such an accomplishment. Binghamton and the University of Vermont are the other two rival programs that were recognized by the NCAA.



DURHAM, N.H. – Senior midfielder Hillary Mefferd (Portland, Ore.) was named to the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Division 1 Team for her efforts on the soccer field. It was announced on Friday.
    Mefferd, who garnered All-America East Second Team honors in 2006 made all 18 starts for the Wildcats and was a tri-captain for a team that made the postseason for a league best sixth straight appearance.



Durham, N.H. - Three members of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team have been selected to play in the 2006 New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWSIA) Soccer Bowl, which is to be held on Sunday December 3rd at 12 Noon at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.
    Senior goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.), midfielder Hillary Mefferd (Portland, Ore.) and forward Amanda Wiggins (Wolfeboro, N.H.) were chosen to represent the University of New Hampshire and NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer throughout the region.




     BOSTON -- The America East conference announced Sunday that senior midfielder Hillary Mefferd (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) and senior defensive back Lia Barros (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline), of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, were named to the America East All-Championship Team for their efforts in the conference tournament.



     BOSTON – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer senior midfielder Hillary Mefferd (Portland, Ore.) was named to the 11-member America East All-Academic Team on Monday. The awards were given to student-athletes with exceptional athletic and academic achievements during the course of the 2006 season.
    Mefferd, who was recently named to the America East All-Conference Second Team, was a solid contributor on and off the field for the Wildcats as she helped lead the ‘Cats to a fifth seed in the conference tournament. The co-captain has compiled five assists in her four-year career.




      BOSTON - University of New Hampshire women’s soccer senior midfielder Hillary Mefferd (Portland, Ore.) was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team, while teammate Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) earned America East All-Rookie Team honors. It was announced at the conference’s annual awards banquet.




     WEST HARTFORD, CONN – America East “Striker of the Year” Meagan Riemer tallied a goal and an assist to lift the Hartford Hawks past the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, 2-1, in the America East women’s soccer semifinal round on Sunday afternoon at Al Marzook Field.
    New Hampshire ends their season with an overall record of 6-11-1, while the top-seeded Hawks improve to 9-8-2. Hartford and Maine will battle for the America East Championship on Saturday (Nov. 4).


WEST HARTFORD, CONN. - University of New Hampshire senior goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) posted her seventh shutout and freshman midfielder Jenna Duncan (Newtown, Pa.) notched the game-winning penalty kick to lift the Wildcats past Binghamton University in the first round of the America East Championship Tournament on Friday afternoon played at Al-Mazoork Field.
            The Wildcats (6-10-1) and Bearcats (7-8-3) are credited with a 0-0 tie, but UNH advances due to a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks.



     DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team defeated the University at Albany 4-0 on Sunday to clinch the fifth seed in the America East Tournament.  The playoff birth marks the sixth straight appearance for the Wildcats, the longest active streak in the America East.  UNH travels to West Hartford, Conn. to take on Binghamton University in the opening round of the tournament on Friday at 3 p.m. 



DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire senior goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) tallied two saves en route to her sixth shutout of the season in a 4-0 victory over University at Albany on Sunday afternoon played at Varsity Field in America East soccer action.
The Wildcats (6-10-0, 4-4-0 AE) clinch a postseason birth along with the fifth seed overall and will face fourth seed Binghamton on Friday (Oct. 27). The Great Danes (5-12-1, 2-6-0 AE) tournament hopes fall short with the loss as they finish eighth in the conference.



      BOSTON - The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team is set to take the field this Sunday when they complete against the Great Danes of Albany in a final regular season match that features major post season implications.
     The women have yet to clinch a 2006 America East Tournament birth, but a number of scenarios entitle the Wildcats to finish as low as fifth or as high as eighth. With a victory over Albany, the Wildcats will extend the league’s longest active America East Championship tournament appearance streak to six consecutive years.



     DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team (5-10-0) fell to No. 20 Dartmouth College (10-3-1), 2-0, on Senior Day at Lewis Field on Wednesday afternoon.
     Wildcat seniors Lia Barros (Sammamish, Wash.), co-captain Kelly Collins (Bedford, N.H.), co-captain Hillary Mefferd (Portland, Ore.), Amanda Wiggins (Wolfeboro, N.H.), Jackie Wishoski (Malden, Mass.) and Gugliuzza were honored at the start of the contest for Senior Day as the six teammates close out their last regular season home contest.
    The ‘Cats travel to University at Albany on Sunday (Oct. 22) for a crucial America East Conference match which will have major post season implications. The scheduled start is set for 1:00 p.m.



BOSTON – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell to No. 10 Boston University, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon in America East soccer action played at Nickerson Field.
The Wildcats fall to 5-9-0 and 3-4-0 in the America East, while the Terriers continue to solidify themselves as the top team in the conference by improving to 12-3-2 overall and a 5-0-1 conference record as they ran their unbeaten streak at Nickerson Field to 19 games.



DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer sophomore forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield) tallied the games only goal in the 89th minute of play to lift the Wildcats past America East rival Stony Brook on Thursday afternoon played at Lewis Field.
The Wildcats have won two straight matches, but face their biggest challenge of the season when they travel to face No. 10 ranked and America East leader Boston University on Sunday (0ct. 15) in a pivotal conference match at 1:00 p.m.



DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire senior goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y./Kenmore West) tallied a career-high 15 saves en route to her fourth shutout of the season as the Wildcats defeated the Vermont Catamounts, 1-0, in America East women’s soccer action on Sunday played at Lewis Field.
UNH returns to action on Thursday (Oct. 12) when they play host to America East foe Stony Brook University. The match begins at 3:00 p.m. on Lewis Field.



DURHAM, N.H. -TheUniversity of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped its third straight game in heartbreaking fashion on Thursday as Binghamton’s Tricia Reed tallied the games only goal in overtime to lift the Bear Cats to a 1-0 victory in America East soccer action.



     ORONO, Maine-- Laura Martel (Lewiston, Maine) scored the lone goal of the game in the 85th minute to lead the 22nd ranked University of Maine women’s soccer team past New Hampshire 1-0 on a cool, windy day at Alumni Field in Orono, Maine.     

      The two teams played through a scoreless first half. Maine nearly broke the deadlock around the 34th minute mark when Hailey Blackburn (York, Maine) had a shot from 10-yards out the hit the post. Maine has not allowed a first half goal all season.
       With the game looking as it might head to overtime, Véronique Fleury (Montreal, Quebec) fed Martel who beat a defender and broke in alone on UNH keeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y./Kenmore West). Martel’s shot easily went over the head of Gugliuzza and into the top right hand corner of the goal at 85:05. For Martel, it was her third goal of the season and second game-winner.




Durham, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped their first America East Conference match of 2006 in a tough 2-1 loss to the Hartford Hawks on Thursday night played on Bremner Field.
            The Wildcats fall to 3-6-0, 1-1-0; while the Hawks improve to 3-8-0, 2-0-0 and slip into a tie for first place in the conference.
            In what was a physical game that featured a total of 24 fouls, the Wildcats grabbed the lead in the 50th minute of play on a Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass./Belmont) pass to freshman forward Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) who notched her first collegiate goal on a breakaway shot from 10-yards out and found the right corner of the net. Sheehan recorded her team leading fourth assist.



Durham, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer sophomore forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) scored the games lone goal in the 54th minute of play to lift the Wildcats past America East member Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday at Lewis Field.
UNH goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.)posted her third shutout of the season and recorded one save in the victory.



Worcester, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team struggled to finish on the offensive end as the Wildcats were shut out, 1-0, to the Crusaders of Holy Cross on Wednesday night played at Linda Johnson Smith Stadium.
For the Wildcats, junior midfielder Katie Lutar (Guilford, Conn.), senior Amanda Wiggins (Wolfeboro, N.H.) sophomore Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and freshman forward Morgan Keefe (So. Burlington, Mass.) all recorded two shots on goal in the loss.



 
Durham, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer forward Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) delivered the game winning goal in the 75th minute of play to lift the Wildcats to a 2-0 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday played at Lewis Field.
            UNH (2-4-0) snaps a three game losing streak, while the Red Foxes (2-4-0) drop their third straight.
            Marist held the 21-11 advantage in shots for the contest, but struggled to find the back of the net as Wildcat goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) was spectacular in goal, posting a season-high 10 saves and recording her second shutout.



DURHAM, N.H. -University of New Hampshire sophomore forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) scored her second goal of the season in the 81st minute of play, but two late tallies by Rhode Island’s Debra Nelson propelled the Rams to a stunning 2-1 victory on Friday night played at Bremner Field.
            The Wildcats (1-4-0) dropped their fourth straight contest with the loss, while the Rams (3-4) recorded their second straight win.



DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program announces their annual “Nike Youth Day” for all boys and girls from grades K-8 on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at Lewis Fields sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts.
            Join the women’s soccer squad and UNH’s mascot Wild E. Cat for a full day of soccer action as the host Wildcats square-off against America East Conference rival University of Maryland Baltimore County at 1:00 p.m.



Corvallis, Ore. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Oregon State in the final match of the 2006 Oregon State Soccer Classic on Sunday afternoon played at Lorenz Field.
            The Wildcats (1-3-0) were held scoreless during two games this weekend. The Beavers (4-1-1) featured a powerful offense that compiled 17 shots on the day, while their stingy defense limited the Wildcats to nine shots on the afternoon.
            Junior midfielder Nicole Lucy (Keene, N.H.) was selected to the OSU All-Tournament team for her efforts on the playing field. UNH attempts to halt a three game losing streak on Friday (Sept. 15) against non-conference foe University of Rhode Island in their home opener at 7:00 p.m.



    Corvallis, Ore. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell to the University of Oregon, 1-0, in the opening match of the Oregon State University Nike Classic on Friday night.
     The Wildcats (1-2-0) played a physical and intense contest throughout, but the Ducks’ (1-3-0) defense limited UNH to just five shots during the contest. After a scoreless first half of play, the Ducks finally went ahead on a hard shot from inside the box off the foot of Ducks forward Nicole Garbin during the 53rd minute of action. Ducks goalkeeper Jessie Chatfield notched two saves on the day, but it was the stingy defense that lifted the Ducks to their first victory of the season.
 



    DURHAM, N.H.  — The women's soccer game scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 3 between the University of New Hampshire and Providence College has been postponed. No makeup date is available at this time.




The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped their first game of the season in a tight contest as non-conference rival Brown University outlasted the visiting Wildcats, 3-2, on Friday evening played at Stevenson Field.



AMHERST, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team opened the 2006 campaign on the right foot by shutting down the offense of the University of Massachusetts Minutewomen, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon played on Rudd Field.




The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team is poised to extend the league's longest active America East Championship tournament appearance streak to six consecutive years in the 2006 season.




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