Jay Colbert Football Jay, a senior from Langhorne, Pa., spearheaded the UNH football team’s defensive effort with a career-high three sacks as the 15th-ranked Wildcats defeated Lafayette College, 45-7, in an NCAA first round playoff game Nov. 30 at Cowell Stadium. The defensive end finished with a total of five tackles, four of which were for a total loss of 26 yards. The three sacks, which doubled his season total, were for 22 yards. Jay set the tone of the game early by sacking Lafayette quarterback Drew Reed for a seven-yard loss on the first play from scrimmage. Jay’s second sack, this time for eight yards, forced the Leopards into a third-and-long that they did not convert. His third sack of the day on a 3rd-and-12 play in the third quarter once again forced the visitors to punt. Jay punctuated the third quarter by tackling Reed for a four-yard loss.
Kelsey Hogan Women's Basketball Kelsey, a senior from Nashua, N.H., averaged 16 points in two games last week as the UNH women’s basketball team defeated Colgate University, 63-58, on Nov. 25 and lost 67-61 at Bryant. Kelsey led four Wildcats in double digits against Colgate with a game-high 15 points on the strength of 5-for-9 shooting from the floor; she was also credited with three rebounds, three assists and one steal against the Raiders. Kelsey followed that with a season-high 17 points at Bryant; she tied her career high of four 3-pointers in that game. Hogan’s 3-pointer broke a 50-50 tie with 3:41 remaining in the second half to give UNH a lead it would not relinquish to Colgate.