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CAMBRIDGE, MASS— Student-athletes at the University of New Hampshire continue to excel in the classroom and as a result the Wildcats finished second in the running for the 2007-08 America East Academic Cup with an impressive cumulative grade point average of 3.12.  UNH has won the Academic Cup twice, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
    The University of Vermont narrowly edged out UNH to take home the hardware with a 3.14 GPA.
    The University of Maine (3.10), Stony Brook University (3.06) and Binghamton University (3.04) were the other institutions in America East to compile grade point averages of 3.00 or better in 2007-08.


DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Michael Jackson and his staff announced Monday that the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team will play host to St. John’s University in its first exhibition game of the 2008 season Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. at Lewis Fields.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team announced recently that it will host its Soccer FUNdamentals Clinic on July 14-16 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Memorial Field.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team has announced that it will hold its inaugural UNH Women’s Soccer Golf Scramble at Pembroke (Mass.) Country Club on July 18 at 1:30 p.m. The proceeds will benefit the women’s soccer program through the UNH Wildcat Soccer Friends.


DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Michael Jackson and his staff have announced that space is still available for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer summer camp that will run from July 13-17.
     The overnight camp, which is open to female athletes entering grades 6-12, will feature individual player development, small- and full-sided games, team concepts of offense and defense, divisions of competition according to grade and specialized goalkeeper instruction.


DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Nicole Lucey (Keene, N.H.), a back for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, has recently been honored for her academic achievements in the classroom.
     Lucey was inducted into both the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Delta Phi Honor Societies, along with being chosen as Student Fellow for the College of Liberal Arts. All such honors were based entirely on her academic success and were awarded through a highly selective process.


STANDINGS

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– 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.


DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.), a goalkeeper for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, will participate in an Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) this summer.
      Yost, a mechanical engineering major with a perfect 4.0 GPA, will be sent to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to work on a project entitled “Electric Thruster Diagnostic Instrumentation” at Cal Tech University in Pasadena, Calif. An ion thruster is a form of electric propulsion used in spacecrafts, which creates thrust by the acceleration of ions, rather than other mediums such as the burning of fuel. Yost will participate in the analysis, development and testing of thruster diagnostic instruments used in vacuum chamber testing to assess their affects on spacecrafts.


DURHAM, N.H.Julie O'Shaughnessy (Manchester, N.H.) and Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.), members of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, spent spring break volunteering their time in Louisiana to help rebuild the lives of families who suffered detrimental losses from Hurricane Katrina.
      O’Shaughnessy and Yost joined a number of athletes from both UNH and Franklin Pierce College in an effort to help restore the community of Buras, La. All participants were divided into several groups and given different projects to work on. O’Shaughnessy and Yost helped build a house from the ground up, while others re-shingled roofs, gutted houses and assisted in electrical wiring.


DURHAM, N.H.Julie O'Shaughnessy (Manchester, N.H.), a junior forward for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, has been chosen by the NCAA to attend the National Student-Athlete Leadership Development Conference next month in Orlando, Fla.
      O’Shaughnessy, who was one of four UNH nominees, was chosen to represent the Wildcats for her 3.10 GPA and outstanding leadership qualities. She has also represented the women’s soccer team on UNH’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee for the past two years. O’Shaughnessy, a political science major, will be one of more than 700 student-athletes from across the nation to participate in the event.



DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Michael Jackson and his staff have announced plans for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer summer camp that will run from July 13-17.
    The overnight camp, which is open to female athletes entering grades 6-12, will feature individual player development, small- and full-sided games, team concepts of offense and defense, divisions of competition according to grade and specialized goalkeeper instruction.


DURHAM, N.H.Michael Jackson, the head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, recently announced that four players have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UNH beginning in the fall 2008 season.
    “Once again I am pleased that our recruiting class reflects a commitment to top student-athletes from New Hampshire and our surrounding region,” coach Jackson said. “National level recruiting is also a priority as is evident in our program’s class of 2008. We are excited that these four talented individuals have chosen the University of New Hampshire.”


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was honored by head coach Michael Jackson and his staff at the team’s annual banquet that was held Feb. 2.
    Senior captains Nicole Lucey (Keene, N.H.) and Caitlyn Serafine (Canandaigua, N.Y.) garnered the Player’s Award, which is presented to the team member(s) who the players select as deserving of special honor as the award distinguishes the individual(s) who has earned respect from her peers.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 89 University of New Hampshire student-athletes were named to the 2007 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll for recording a grade point average of 3.0 or above in that fall semester, the league announced Thursday. Forty-one of those Wildcats were also named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and received that distinction with a gpa of at least 3.5.
     The UNH women’s cross country team boasted 21 student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll, which tied for the highest total in that sport (Stony Brook also had 21 runners feted). Twelve of those Wildcats were on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. New Hampshire also had the highest total in volleyball with 10 players making the grade; SBU, Binghamton and Maine tied that total.
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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was honored when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association and SoccerBuzz all announced their regional teams recently.
    Juniors Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) were selected to the NSCAA Division I All-Northeast Region Team. Sheehan was named to the Second Team, while Whelan was picked for the Third Team. This was the first time a Wildcat received the honor since Chiara Best was named to the Second Team in 2004.


<DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer coaching staff has announced its captains for the 2008 season. Next year’s Wildcat squad will be led by current juniors Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and Julie O’Shaughnessy (Manchester, N.H.).
    Sheehan earned the 2007 America East Striker of the Year award and was named to the America East All-Conference First Team, as well as the America East All-Academic Team. The forward finished the 2007 campaign with 11 goals and 25 points, which was the fifth-highest goal total and sixth-highest point total in a single season at UNH. In the America East semifinal game versus Stony Brook University, Sheehan scored the team’s two goals, with the second coming in overtime to advance UNH to the title match for the second time in school history.


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 2006-07 academic year.

A total of 406 teams were honored, with only 71 institutions including UNH, earning the award for both their men’s and women’s programs.


DURHAM, N.H.Caitlyn Serafine (Canandaigua, N.Y.), a back on the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, was selected to play in the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association 2007 Senior Bowl on Dec. 12 at Bryant University.
     Serafine put together a fine season for the Wildcats this year as she started all 20 games for the team and was a consistent contributor on defense. Her stellar play in the backfield played a major part in the Wildcats’ eight shutouts, as well as their 0.88 goals-against-average and .820 save percentage that were ranked 68th and 76th in the country, respectively.



    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- The University of New Hampshire is currently leading the America East 2007-08 Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner's Cup standings by a mere five points after completion of the fall athletic season. The Commissioner's Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in America East as determined by a scoring system which rewards a school for success both during the regular season and at championship competition in the conference's 22 sports.
    Following the six fall championships, New Hampshire has 144 points and holds a slight edge over current Cup holder, Boston University, which has 139 points. Stony Brook University is third with 111 points followed by Binghamton University (106), University at Albany (83), University of Vermont (81), University of Maine (67), UMBC (65) and University of Hartford (61).



DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore midfielder Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) scored in the 69th minute to cut her team’s deficit in half, but the comeback fell just short as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell, 2-1, to Boston University in the championship game of the America East tournament Saturday afternoon on a windy Bremner Field.
     The Wildcats, who finish the season with an 11-7-3 record, including 6-1-1 in America East play, lose in their second championship game in school history. They also lost, 4-0, to Hartford in the 1998 final. The Terriers finish up at 11-6-3 overall, including 6-1-1 in the conference, and capture their fifth conference championship and third in the last five years.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced Thursday that Saturday’s women’s soccer America East championship game, scheduled to be played on Lewis Fields, has been moved to Bremner Field.
     Much like last week when the semifinal game was re-located, Lewis Fields – a grass surface – is too soft and rain soaked to safely play on. UNH officials again made the call to move the game to Bremner Field, its field turf facility.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team lost one conference game this season. Sunday they revenged that loss.
     Junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) scored a pair of goals to lead the Wildcats past Stony Brook University in overtime of the America East semifinal game on Bremner Field.
     The Wildcats, who improved their record to 11-6-2 overall, have advanced to the America East championship game for only the second time in school history, and first time since they met Hartford in the 1998 final. The ‘Cats, who played to a scoreless tie with Boston University on Oct. 25, will receive their rematch with the Terriers, who blanked Binghamton, 2-0, earlier in the day. The Seawolves’ season ends with their record at 8-5-5.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced Saturday that the women’s soccer America East semifinal game scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4 at noon on Lewis Fields, has been pushed back to a 1 p.m. start time and moved to Bremner Field.
     Saturday’s rain will make Lewis Fields – a grass surface – too soft to safely play on. UNH officials made the call to move the game to Bremner Field, its field turf facility.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced its women’s soccer all-conference awards Wednesday, and the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team took home a handful of hardware. Six different players were honored for UNH, as well as its coaching staff.

      Junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) garnered America East Striker of the Year honors, while junior midfielder Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) was named America East Midfielder of the Year. The Wildcat coaching staff, made up of Head Coach Mike Jackson and assistant coaches Kelly Martin, John Conlon and Yvonna Rowinski, was named America East Coaching Staff of the Year.


DURHAM, N.H. – With all eyes on three of the four America East games on Sunday to decide the fate of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, things went half the Wildcats’ way as they were crowned America East Regular Season Co-Champions, and grabbed the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.
    Boston University took care of its business Sunday, beating Binghamton University, 2-0, to finish with 19 points and grab a share of the regular season title with the Wildcats, who also finished with 19 points. A Terrier loss or tie would have given the Wildcats their first outright regular season title in school history. This marks the second time the ‘Cats have shared a regular season title. In 2004, their 6-3-0 record in the conference was good enough to finish in first place along with Binghamton and the University of Maine.


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Junior Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) tallied her conference-leading ninth goal of the season, but the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team wrapped up its regular season with a 2-1 loss to Yale University on Saturday evening at Reese Stadium.
     With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 10-6-2 overall but remain at 6-1-1 in the conference, with a big day coming Sunday that will decide UNH’s role in the America East regular season title as well as the conference tournament. The Bulldogs improve to 9-6-0.




DURHAM, N.H. – In an America East showdown pitting the top two teams in the conference against each other with the regular season champions plaque on the line, the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team tied Boston University, 0-0, Thursday afternoon at Lewis Fields.
    The tie wraps up conference play for the Wildcats, and clinches them at least a share of the regular season title. The Wildcats’ record stands at 10-5-2, including 6-1-1 in America East play, while the Terriers record is 8-6-3 overall and 5-1-1 in the conference.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, has been named America East Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 21.   
     Kaplan propelled the Wildcats to victory Oct. 21 when she scored the lone goal of the game on the road against conference-foe Hartford. Kaplan picked off a pass in her own offensive zone, made a move to fake the opposing goalkeeper and buried the ball in the back of the vacant net for her second goal of the season.


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Sophomore midfielder Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) scored late in the 35th minute to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to a huge 1-0 conference victory over the University of Hartford on Sunday at Yousuf Al-Marzook Athletic Field.
     The win lifts the Wildcats’ record to 10-5-1, including 6-1-0 in the America East, where the ‘Cats have clinched a bye in the first round of the America East Championships. The Hawks fall to 5-6-4 overall and 3-1-2 in the conference, and have their 15-game unbeaten streak against conference opponents snapped.




DURHAM, N.H. – Junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and senior midfielder Marianne Rivard (West Kingston, R.I.) each scored late in the second half to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team past the University of Maine, 2-1, Thursday at Lewis Fields.
     The win improves the Wildcats’ record to 9-5-1, including 5-1-0 in America East, and temporarily, at least, moves them into first place in the conference. The Black Bears fall to 4-6-3 overall, and 2-2-1 in the conference.
     With 2:22 remaining in a 1-1 game, the Wildcats took advantage of their corner kick by freshman midfielder Amy Avitabile (Pembroke, Mass.) when Rivard rushed into the left side of the box and headed the ball into the back of the net for her third game-winning goal of the season.


BURLINGTON, Vt. – Senior back Caitlyn Serafine (Canandaigua, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Julie O’Shaughnessy (Manchester, N.H.) each scored their second goals of the season, and junior forward Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) tallied assists on each goal, to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team past the University of Vermont, 2-1, Sunday at Centennial Field.
     The win places the Wildcats’ record at 8-5-1 overall, including 4-1-0 in America East play, while the Catamounts drop their record to 1-12-1 overall and 0-4-0 in the conference.




STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Aria Tanzi scored in the 32nd minute, and Marisa Viola recorded her seventh straight shutout to help Stony Brook University down the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, 1-0, Thursday at LaValle Stadium.
     With the loss – their first of conference play – the Wildcats drop their record to 7-5-1, including 3-1-0 in America East, while the Seawolves improve to 6-2-4 overall, and 3-0-1 in the conference.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday that junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) has been named America East Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 7.
     Sheehan scored two goals this past week, including an insurance goal in UNH’s 2-0 win versus UMBC on Oct. 4, and her conference-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season in the Wildcats’ 3-0 shutout of Albany on Oct. 7


DURHAM, N.H. – Junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) scored her conference-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season, and junior Julie O’Shaughnessy (Manchester, N.H.) and sophomore Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) each scored their first goals of the season, to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team past the University at Albany, 3-0, Sunday at Lewis Fields
     With the win – their third in a row – the Wildcats improve to 7-4-1 overall, including 3-0-0 in America East play, while the Great Danes drop to 3-6-3 overall and 0-3-0 in the conference.


DURHAM, N.H. The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team will hold its annual Nike Youth Day on Oct. 7, when the Wildcats play host to the University at Albany on Lewis Fields.
     Complimentary posters will be given to fans following the match, and an autograph session will be held with all of the players and coaches as part of the festivities.




BALTIMORE, Md.Senior midfielder Marianne Rivard (West Kingston, R.I.) scored for the second time in as many games, and junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) scored for the first time in nearly a month, to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over the University of Maryland Baltimore County on Thursday afternoon at UMBC Soccer Stadium.
     With the shutout – its fourth of the season – UNH improves to 6-4-1, including 2-0-0 in America East, while UMBC falls to 1-8-2 overall and 0-2-0 in the conference.




DURHAM, N.H. – Seniors Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) and Marianne Rivard (West Kingston, R.I.) scored goals four and a half minutes apart late in the game to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over conference-foe Binghamton University on Sunday at Lewis Fields.
     The win halts the Wildcats’ three-game losing skid and improves their record to 5-4-1, while the Bearcats fall to 1-7-2.
      With her team down 1-0 in the 74th minute, Gonzalez-Medina took a feed in the box from freshman midfielder Cassandra Guerra (DeWitt, N.Y.), and booted the ball over the head of Binghamton goalkeeper Erin Iman and into the left corner of the net.


HANOVER, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team ended a tough three-game road trip Tuesday, when it was shutout 2-0 by intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Chase Fields.
     The Wildcats, who were shut out in every game of the road trip, drop to 4-4-1, while the Big Green improve their record to 2-6-0.
     Dartmouth
took control from the beginning, outshooting UNH 11-3 in the first half and 17-4 overall. The Big Green jumped on the board in the 21st minute when Myra Sack’s free kick from 30 yards out was headed into the back of the net by Peyton Tata.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second straight game the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team could not muster a single goal and were again shutout, this time losing 1-0 to Harvard University on Sunday at Ohiri Field.
      With the loss, the Wildcats, who came into the week ranked ninth in the SoccerBuzz NCAA Division I Northeast regional poll and 10th in the NSCAA/Adidas NCAA Division I Northeast regional poll, fall to 4-3-1. The Crimson, who are ranked fifth in the SoccerBuzz regional poll and sixth in NSCAA/Adidas regional poll, improve to 5-2-1.
      The early part of the game unfolded in what is becoming typical fashion for UNH contests; strong defensive battles that lead to long stretches of scoreless play for each team. The Wildcats and Crimson played through the first half and nearly 25 minutes into the second without putting any offense on the board.


KINGSTON, R.I. – The five-game unbeaten streak of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team came to an end Friday when it was blanked by the University of Rhode Island, 3-0, at the URI Soccer Complex.
     The game was close for most of the first half, with neither team scoring until the 43rd minute. In the end however, it was the Rams who put three goals on the board to win the game.
     The loss drops the Wildcats to 4-2-1 on the season, and is their first since falling to the University of Central Arkansas, 1-0, on opening day. The Rams, who are ranked seventh in both the NSCAA/Adidas and SoccerBuzz Division I Northeast regional polls, while the ‘Cats are ranked 10th and ninth on each poll, respectively, improve their record to 4-2-1.




DURHAM, N.H. – Soccer Buzz Magazine announced Monday that the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team has been ranked ninth in the Soccer Buzz Northeast Regional Rankings – its highest position ever, while the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday that the Wildcats have maintained their No. 10 spot in the NSCAA/Adidas Regional Poll for the NCAA Division I Northeast Region.
     The Wildcats improved their record to 4-1-1 last week with a 2-0 win over Brown University and a 1-1 tie with Northeastern University. The ‘Cats are currently unbeaten in their last five matches with previous wins over the University of Central Arkansas, the College of the Holy Cross and Iona College.


DURHAM, N.H. – Junior forward Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) scored against her former squad in the 80th minute to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to a 1-1 tie against Northeastern University on Saturday at Bremner Field.
     With the tie, UNH (4-1-1) – which is ranked 10th in the Northeast Division – remains unbeaten in its last five matches, while Northeastern moves its record to 2-2-1.
     With 10:29 remaining in the second half, and her team down 1-0, Whelan stole the ball just above the box, spun and fired a rocket on net that barely snuck above Huskies’ goalkeeper Annie Petrofsky’s fingers and below the crossbar.



DURHAM, N.H.Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) tallied her fifth goal of the season and Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) scored her first to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to a hard-fought 2-0 win against Brown University Tuesday at rain-soaked Bremner Field.
    UNH, which earlier in the day entered the NSCAA/Adidas Northeast Regional rankings at No. 10, won its fourth consecutive match to improve to 4-1-0, while Brown dropped its second
2-0 match of the season and fell to 0-2-0.
    A driving rain pelted the field for the entire first half before breaking for the second frame. The Wildcats didn’t seem to mind the weather, however, as both of their goals came in the first half.


MISSION, Kan. – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday that the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team has been ranked 10th in the NSCAA/Adidas Regional Poll for the NCAA Division I Northeast Region.
     The last time the Wildcats were ranked in the northeast region was Oct. 17, 2006 when they held the same No. 10 ranking.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that junior forward Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was named America East Player of the Week for the week of Sept.4-9.
     Whelan matched her career high in goals in back-to-back games last week when she tallied two against Holy Cross to power the Wildcats past the Crusaders, 5-0, and again scored a pair versus Iona to lead the ‘Cats to their third victory in a row. Whelan also had an assist on Michelle Sheehan’s (Belmont, Mass.) game-winning goal versus Holy Cross. All of Whelan’s goals (4) and assists (1) on the season came in the last week, giving her nine points on the year. 


DURHAM, N.H.Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.) netted a pair of goals and the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team downed Iona College, 3-1, Sunday at Lewis Fields.
     The Wildcats (3-1-0), who won their third match in a row, held a 23-8 advantage over Iona (0-4-0) in shots, as well as an 11-1 edge in corner kicks.
     Whelan’s two goals match her career high, and mark the second time this season she has tallied a pair. She scored twice Wednesday against Holy Cross.



DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team received a pair of two-goal performances from junior forwards Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) and Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.), to defeat Holy Cross 5-0 in its home-opener Wednesday at Bremner Field.
        UNH, which recorded a 27-11 shot advantage as well as an 8-2 edge in corner kicks, won its second consecutive match by shutout to improve to 2-1-0. Holy Cross is now 1-1-0 on the season.
          The game was scoreless until the 40th minute when the Sheehan-Whelan combo struck for the first time. Whelan took the ball from the top of the box and played it up to a waiting Sheehan who slid it past Crusader goalie Jessica Stone.



CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday that junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was named America East Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
     Sheehan was named Offensive MVP and selected to the All-Tournament Team at the UVM TD Banknorth Classic when she led all scorers in the tournament with two goals. She scored a career-high two goals against Central Arkansas on Sept. 2, including the game-winning tally, to lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 victory – their first of the season.  



BURLINGTON, Vt.Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) scored two goals to garner the TD Banknorth Classic Offensive MVP award and propel the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to Sunday afternoon’s 3-0 victory against Central Arkansas in tournament action at the University of Vermont’s Centennial Field.
     UNH, which fell 1-0 to George Washington University in Friday’s TD Banknorth Classic opener, is now 1-1-0 on the season. Central Arkansas is 0-2-0. Sheehan, the tourney’s leading goal scorer with her career-high two tallies, was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammates Marianne Rivard (West Kingston, R.I.) and Caitlin Whelan (Weymouth, Mass.).



BURLINGTON, Vt. –Kristen Slack scored in the 19th minute and Amie Kern made five saves to lead the George Washington University women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against University of New Hampshire in Friday’s opening round of the UVM TD Banknorth Classic at Centennial Field.
     UNH goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) made three saves in her collegiate debut.



DURHAM, NH- The 2007 installment of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program continues to make strides towards an America East championship. The Wildcats look to extend the league’s longest active America East Championship tournament appearance streak to an amazing seven straight seasons and semifinals to six.UNH lost six valuable members to graduation, but bring back most the program’s offense from the 2006 campaign and add eight highly touted newcomers.
      The UNH offense brings back 43 of its 48 total points scored in what should be a much-improved scoring unit. Juniors Sara Hourihan and Michelle Sheehan lead the charge at the forward position after combining for 23 of those 48 points. Hourihan, who was named America East Rookie of the Year in 2005, has led UNH in scoring in consecutive seasons. Sheehan was selected to the 2005 America East All-Rookie Team and made an immediate impact with two goals and a team-high five assists in 2006.


CAMBRIDGE, MASS. –  The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program was recently selected fourth overall with 38 points in the America East conference preseason poll, according to a vote from the conference’s head coaches. It was announced on Tuesday.

Boston University was chosen first overall for the fourth consecutive season and notched 64 points to pace the nine conference teams, while defending champion University of Hartford finished a close second with 54 points. University of Maine was third (51 points), UNH and Binghamton tied for fourth (38), University of Vermont (28) is sixth and Stony Brook University (25) comes in seventh. UMBC (13) and University at Albany (12) round out the nine-team poll.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program added Ivy League powerhouse Yale University to its 2007 schedule. It was announced on Friday.

The Wildcats travel to face the Yale Bulldogs on October 27. In 2005, the Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals before losing to Notre Dame. Since the 2002 season, Yale has posted an impressive 57-28-6 record (.648). UNH is also set to do battle with three other Ivy League institutions during the 2007 campaign. The Wildcats play host to Brown on September 11 before making visits to Harvard (Sept. 23) and the annual Granite State rival Dartmouth match on September 25.




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