2013 Women's Soccer News

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.

May 22, 2014
UNH Appoints Steve Welham as Women’s Soccer Head Coach
DURHAM, N.H. – Marty Scarano, director of athletics at the University of New Hampshire, announced Thursday the hiring of Steve Welham as the new head coach of the women’s soccer program.

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 13, 2014
Men’s and Women’s Soccer Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
DURHAM, N.H. – The men’s and women’s soccer programs from the University of New Hampshire have been honored as recipients of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. UNH is just one of 193 schools to have both programs recognized.

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.

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 23, 2014
Saturday's Women's Soccer Spring Game vs. Boston University Now at 6 p.m.
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team's final game of the spring season on Saturday, April 26, has been moved to 6 p.m. from its original start time of 7 p.m.

April 14, 2014
Pinhancos, Bak Named Women's Soccer Interim Co-Head Coaches
DURHAM, N.H. – Marty Scarano, director of athletics at UNH, has tabbed Carlos Pinhancos and Kyle Bak as interim co-head coaches of the Wildcat women’s soccer program following the departure of former head coach Sam Lopes. On April 10, Lopes was named head coach of the Providence College women’s soccer team.

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.

March 28, 2014
Women’s Soccer to Host Spring Alumni Game
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program is set to host its spring alumni game on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. The match is set to be played on Bremner Field.

March 27, 2014
Men's and Women's Soccer Announce Golf Outing
DURHAM, N.H. – The men’s and women’s soccer programs at the University of New Hampshire have announced their annual golf outing, set for Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m. The outing will take place at Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland, N.H.

February 26, 2014
Women’s Soccer Signs Six for 2014 Season
DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Sam Lopes of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program is pleased to announce the signing of six student-athletes to the roster for the 2014 season.

February 10, 2014
Women’s Soccer Announces Spring 2014 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team has announced its schedule for 2014 spring play. The first game will take place on Saturday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. against Stonehill College.

February 6, 2014
UNH Athletics Places Highest Number of Student-Athletes on America East Fall 2013 Honor Roll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UNH had the highest number of student-athletes (114) recognized on the America East Fall 2013 Honor Roll, which marked the fifth consecutive fall semester the Wildcats accomplished that feat.

February 3, 2014
Women’s Soccer Announces Addition of Three Transfer Student-Athletes
DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Sam Lopes of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team is pleased to announce the addition of three transfer student-athletes to the program. Morgan Smith (Canton, Conn.), Caroline Murray (New Canaan, Conn.) and Abby Short (Stratham, N.H.) will join the squad for the 2014 season.

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 21, 2014
Women’s Soccer’s Borkan Named to Jewish Sports Review All-America Team
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was named to the Jewish Sports Review’s All-America Team. She was just one of two freshmen in the nation named to the squad.

December 4, 2013
Men's and Women's Soccer Teams earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s soccer teams have earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013 academic year after very successful seasons on and off the field.

November 26, 2013
Wildcats Lead Commissioner's Cup Standings After Fall Season
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire leads the America East 2013-14 Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup standings by one point at the end of the fall athletic season, the league announced Tuesday.

October 30, 2013
Borkan Earns Women's Soccer America East All-Rookie Team Honors, Blondin and Murray All-Academic
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team was named a member of the 2013 America East Women’s Soccer All-Rookie squad, announced by the conference Wednesday. Junior Hannah Blondin (East Hampton, Conn.) and senior Colleen Murray (Bedford, N.H.) were tabbed to the All-Academic Team.

October 27, 2013
Women’s Soccer Downed at UMBC, 2-1
BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer squad fell by a score of 2-1 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the regular season finale. UMBC recorded a pair of late goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit.

October 24, 2013
O’Neil Scores as Women’s Soccer Falls at Stony Brook, 3-1
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Sophomore Kirsten O’Neil (Hampton, N.H.) scored her fourth goal of the season as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell at Stony Brook University, 3-1, Thursday night.

October 22, 2013
Women's Soccer to Host One Day Prospect Clinic Dec. 8
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program is set to host a one day prospect clinic Sunday, Dec. 8 at the UNH campus. Registration is available now and ends Dec. 1.

October 20, 2013
Women's Soccer Falls to Maine, 1-0
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell to the University of Maine Sunday afternoon by a score of 1-0. The game was held at Bremner Field on Senior Day.

October 19, 2013
Women’s Soccer Hosts Maine for Senior Day, Think Pink Match on Sunday, Oct. 20 (1 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team will play host to the University of Maine for its Senior Day as well as the Think Pink (coaches vs. cancer) match. The game is set to take place on Bremner Field at 1 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.

October 17, 2013
Women’s Soccer to Host UMass Lowell Thursday, Oct. 17 (3 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team (3-5-6, 1-0-3 America East) is set to host conference foe UMass Lowell (0-13-1, 0-4-0 AE) on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. at Cowell Stadium. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.

October 17, 2013
O’Neil and Ledwith Lead Women’s Soccer Past UMass Lowell, 2-0
DURHAM, N.H. – Kirsten O’Neil (Hampton, N.H.) and Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) each tallied a goal as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team shutout UMass Lowell, 2-0, at home Thursday afternoon.

October 13, 2013
Ledwith Scores as Women's Soccer Battles to 1-1 Draw at Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Junior Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team scored her first goal of the season Sunday afternoon as the squad battled to a 1-1 draw at the University of Vermont.

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 9, 2013
Borkan Backbones Women’s Soccer to 0-0 Draw with Dartmouth
DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team made eight saves en route to a 0-0 draw with intrastate rival Dartmouth College.

October 8, 2013
Women's Soccer Hosts Clinic for Oyster River Youth Association
DURHAM, N.H. - Members of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team took part in hosting a clinic for the Oyster River Youth Association on Friday, Sept. 29 to help teach the participants the general skills of soccer.

October 8, 2013
Women’s Soccer Pauses Conference Play to Host Dartmouth Wednesday, Oct. 9 (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team will take a quick break from conference action to host intrastate rival Dartmouth on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.

October 6, 2013
Deweirdt Leads Women’s Soccer Past Hartford, 1-0
HARTFORD, Conn. – Freshman Anna Deweirdt (Seattle, Wash.) lifted the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team over Hartford University in the 107th minute of play with her first career goal Sunday afternoon as the Wildcats edged the Hawks, 1-0.

October 3, 2013
O’Neil Records Second Goal of the Season as Women’s Soccer Draws with Albany, 1-1
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Kirsten O’Neil (Hampton, N.H.) netted her second goal of the season as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team battled to a 1-1 draw against the Albany Great Danes at Cowell Stadium Thursday afternoon.

October 2, 2013
Women’s Soccer Welcomes Albany for Afternoon Tilt Thursday, Oct. 3 (3:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team welcomes the University at Albany for the second America East Conference match of the season Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Cowell Stadium. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.

September 30, 2013
Borkan Earns Second Straight AE Rookie of the Week Accolade
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team earned her second consecutive America East Rookie of the Week accolade the conference announced Monday morning.

September 29, 2013
Women’s Soccer Battles to 0-0 Draw with Binghamton
DURHAM, N.H. -- Freshman goalie Mimi Borkan (Medford, Mass.) posted her second-consecutive shutout Sunday afternoon as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 draw with Binghamton in the conference opener.

September 27, 2013
Women’s Soccer Opens up Conference Slate against Binghamton Sunday, Sept. 29 (1 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team will open up the America East Conference portion of the schedule on Sunday, Sept. 29 as the team hosts Binghamton. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available on www.UNHWildcats.com.

September 25, 2013
Borkan Earns First Career Shutout as Women’s Soccer Plays to Scoreless Draw at Holy Cross
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team earned her first career shutout making six saves as the Wildcats played to a scoreless draw at Holy Cross Wednesday night.

September 20, 2013
Women’s Soccer Falls at Bryant, 2-0
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell by a score of 2-0 at Bryant in a Friday afternoon match. The loss drops the Wildcats to 2-5-1 on the year while Bryant improves to 4-4.

September 16, 2013
Borkan, Steriti: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Mimi Borkan of the women’s soccer team and Nico Steriti of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

September 16, 2013
Borkan Earns America East Rookie of the Week Accolade
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team earned the title of America East Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference Monday morning.

September 11, 2013
Logue Scores, Borkan Earns First-Career Win as Women’s Soccer Tops Harvard, 2-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season while freshman goalkeeper Mimi Borkan (Medfield, Mass.) earned her first-career win as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team topped Harvard, 2-1, Wednesday night on the road.

September 8, 2013
Women's Soccer Falls to UMass, 1-0
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell to UMass Sunday afternoon by a score of 1-0. The loss drops the Wildcats to 1-4-1 on the year while UMass improves to 1-3-1.

September 7, 2013
Women's Soccer Hosts UMass Sunday, Sept. 8 (1 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team hosts the University of Massachusetts Minutewomen Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available on www.UNHWildcats.com.

September 5, 2013
Women's Soccer Battles to 1-1 Draw with Northeastern
DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Gabrielle Sloan (Stow, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team scored her first goal of the season in the 44th minute to help the Wildcats battle to a 1-1 draw against Northeastern Thursday night at Bremner Field.

September 4, 2013
Women's Soccer Plays Northeastern Thursday, Sept. 5 at Bremner Field (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team will host Northeastern Thursday, Sept. 5 at Bremner Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available on www.UNHWildcats.com.

September 1, 2013
Women's Soccer Edged by Rhode Island, 2-0
KINGSTON, R.I. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer squad fell by a score of 2-0 to the University of Rhode Island Sunday afternoon. Junior Brianna Spitler (Montoursville, Pa.) led the ‘Cats with a pair of shots.

August 30, 2013
Women's Soccer Falls to Providence, 4-1
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell to Providence College, 4-1, Friday night at Bremner Field. Junior Jenna Shaddock (Halifax, Nova Scotia) tallied UNH’s goal in the 47th minute of play as she connected with a corner kick.

August 29, 2013
Women's Soccer Hosts Providence in Home Opener Friday, Aug. 30 (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team will host Providence College in its home opener Friday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Links to live stats and video will be available on www.UNHWildcats.com.

August 25, 2013
Women's Soccer Blanks Sacred Heart, 1-0
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sophomore Kirsten O’Neil (Hampton, N.H.) scored the only goal of the game Sunday to lift the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team over Sacred Heart, 1-0.

August 23, 2013
Women's Soccer Falls in Season Opener against Colgate, 2-0
BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team fell in its season opener Friday afternoon against Colgate, 2-0. The game was the first of two for the Wildcats at the TD Bank Classic held at the University of Vermont.

August 22, 2013
Women's Soccer Set to Begin 2013 Season
DURHAM, N.H. – Led by first year head coach Sam Lopes, the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team is set to being the 2013 campaign Friday, Aug. 23 with a neutral site game against Colgate. The contest will take place at the TD Bank Classic at the University of Vermont.

August 15, 2013
Women's Soccer Selected Fifth in AE Preseason Poll
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, led by first-year head coach Sam Lopes, was selected to finish fifth in the 2013 America East Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the conference Thursday.

August 14, 2013
Women's Soccer Announces Hiring of Two Alums to Staff
DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Sam Lopes of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team is pleased to announce the hiring of a pair of alums, volunteer assistant coach Jordyn Krall (’12) and director of soccer operations Monique LaMotte (’13).

May 23, 2013
Women's Soccer Releases 2013 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Sam Lopes of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team has announced the schedule for the 2013 season. The slate will feature eight contests at home, eight on the road, and two at neutral sites.

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