2012-13 Women's Track & Field/Cross Country
A comprehensive look at the women's cross country and track and field programs at the University of New Hampshire. The publication gives an in depth look at the student-athletes, coaches, records and history of the programs.
Keely Maguire 2011 NCAA All-Northeast XC 2x NCAA Track Qualifier Rosemary Read 2012 America East Runner-up Hammer New Hampshire 2012-13 Womenâ€™s Cross Country Track & Field TABLEOFCONTENTS UNH Quick Facts Location............................................................... Durham, NH 03824 Founded.......................................................................................... 1866 Enrollment................................................................................... 14,596 President............................................................Dr. Mark Huddleston Athletic Director........................................................ Marty Scarano Colors..................................................................Navy Blue and White Nickname.................................................................................. Wildcats Affiliation......................................................................................NCAA I Conference...................................................................... America East Arena....................................Reggie F. Atkins Track & Field Facility ....................................................................................... Paul Sweet Oval Track & Field Head Coach.......................................... Casey Carroll Alma Mater.............................New Hampshire ‘94 (15th Season) Carroll Phone................................................................ 603-862-3815 Cross Country Head Coach.................................. Robert Hoppler Alma Mater...................................Rhode Island ‘89 (18th Season) Hoppler Phone............................................................. 603-862-4740 Media Contact................................................................ Eric Peterson Peterson’s Office........................................................ (603) 812-6877 Peterson’s Email........................................ firstname.lastname@example.org Media Relations FAX................................................. (603) 862-3839 Main Athletics Office................................................ (603) 862-1850 Track & Field Twitter........................................................@UNHTFXC Wildcats on the Web................................ www.unhwildcats.com Table of Contents This is New Hampshire..........................................................................2 Coaching Staff..........................................................................................4 2012-13 XC/Track & Field Roster....................................................5-6 Athletes to Watch............................................................................. 7-16 2011-12 America East Results.......................................................... 17 2011-12 Season Review..................................................................... 18 Record Book........................................................................................... 19 Administration...................................................................................... 20 University Profile.............................................................................22-23 Schedule................................................................................. Back Cover Directions to UNH From Boston: Take 95 North into New Hampshire and continue on to the toll booth. From the toll, go approximately seven miles to Exit 4 for the Spaulding Turnpike. Go about four miles and take the last exit before the toll (Exit 6W) for Concord and Durham. Go approximately four miles and continue straight through a traffic light (Madbury Road), and proceed another 1 1/2 miles to the Route 155A exit, marked “University of New Hampshire.” Take a left turn off the ramp and proceed approximately one mile. The Field House will be on your right. For parking see below. From Maine: Follow 95 South to Spaulding Turnpike (Route 4 West) and continue as above. From the West (Vermont, Concord): Take 89 South to 93 North. Follow 93 North, approximately four miles to 393 East, which will merge with Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 to Route 155A exit for “University of New Hampshire.” Make a right off the ramp and proceed as above. From the West (Manchester, Nashua): Take 93 North to Route 101 East. Follow 101 to Exit 6 (Route 125). Exit and take a left onto 125 and follow straight to Lee Traffic Circle. First right at circle is Route 4 East. Continue as above. Public Parking: Approximately one-quarter mile before reaching the Field House, make a left turn opposite tennis courts -- Green sign “Field House Parking” -- follow road and turn right at fork. Parking Lot “A” is one-quarter mile ahead on the left. Credits: The 2012-13 University of New Hampshire Media Guide was written, edited and designed by the UNH Athletic Media & Public Relations Office. Design and layout on the iMac by Eric Peterson using Adobe Indesign and Adobe Photoshop CS5. Action photos by Gil Talbot and Greg Greene. Special thanks to Andrew Doyle, Alex Harlow, Casey Carroll and Robert Hoppler for their assistance. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 1 COACHING STAFF Casey Carroll • Track & Field Head Coach Casey Carroll, a 1994 graduate of UNH, returns for his 15th season guiding the UNH women’s track and field program. During his tenure, the team has steadily worked its way to the top of the America East conference, Northeast Region and beyond. The last five years of the program have proven to be tremendously successful. The 2011 outdoor season was historic with the Lady Wildcats winning the New England Outdoor Collegiate Track and Field Championship. In the last five years of that championship, the program also achieved four second place finishes in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. In 2008, Carroll was named New England Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. The Lady Wildcats have also finished in the top three of the America East Championship four times with two second and two third place showings. UNH has also shown a presence on the NCAA regional and national scene. Over the last seven years, the team sent numerous track and field athletes to compete at the NCAA National Championships and the USATF Junior National Championships in the distance, hurdles, jumps and throws events. In the last 14 years of the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country seasons, he has been on the America East Coaching Staff of the Year 13 times. Since his arrival, the team has set new school records in 32 different indoor and outdoor events. Carroll is a USATF Level II certified coach in all track and field disciplines. While a student at UNH, Carroll spent four years as a member of the track & field and cross country programs. A distance runner, Carroll was team captain for two years. His senior year, Carroll was a top-10 finisher at the North Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championship and All-Conference in the 5000 meters at the outdoor Track and Field Championship. In 1998, Carroll received his Master’s of Science degree in Psychology of Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Oregon. Carroll still is a competitive runner on the roads and was the winner of the Maine Marathon in 2003, the Eastern States 20-Miler in 2007 and the Hampton Rockfest Marathon in 2010. Robert Hoppler • Cross Country Head Coach Robert Hoppler, a 1989 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, is the head women’s cross country coach and assistant coach with the track and field programs. He is currently in his 18th year with the cross country and distance men at UNH, and in his 13th year as the head women’s cross country coach. While at UNH, Hoppler has helped guide the men and women to 14 conference championships (seven cross country, four outdoor, three indoor). The women have three top-10 NCAA Regional finishes to go along with three ECAC University Championships since 2002. On the track, Hoppler has coached multiple school record holders, conference and New England Champions, as well as over 30 IC4A/ ECAC honorees. In 2008, Hoppler coached Cathy Parker to an All-America finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. In addition, Hoppler coached Joanne Dow to the 2008 United States Olympic Track Team in the 20K race walk. Coach Hoppler has also coached multiple provisional NCAA track qualifiers, as well as four cross country Academic All-Americans and four America East Scholar Athletes in the past five years. Under Coach Hoppler, the Wildcat women have been named as an All-Academic Team over the past four seasons and acheived a 3.40 team GPA in the fall of 2009. Coach Hoppler lives in Durham, N.H., with his daughters Katie, Madison and Lauren. 2 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 2012-13 R o s t e r Name Madeleine Allen Janine Appleton Elise Beattie Natalie Bilynsky Brianna Boden Caroline Bonsaint Meagan Boucher Allison Brehm Lauren Brown Kaleigh Campbell Molly Clark Marie Collins Morgan Costa Julie Credendino Kathryn Darmody Olivia Dean Rachel DePalma Amelia Dickinson Laura Rose Donegan Kiley Donohue Bryn Estes Kelsey Farrell Kimberly Forance Melanie Frazier Randi Fries Lucy Garfield Michelle Gearin Alexandra Giese Keila Grigware Caroline Hammond McKenzie Haney Joya Helander Katherine Hickey Carissa Hodgdon Megan Hourican Brittany Hunt Abbey Huntress Emily Hutchinson Darcy James Molly Jenssen Kaitlin Joseph Lindsey Judge Abigail Kaplan Cl. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Event Hometown/High School Multi Events Lenox, Mass./Lenox Jumps Marlborough, Conn./RHAM Distance/XC Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock Sprints Epping, N.H./Oyster River Distance Keene, N.H./Keene Hurdles/Sprints Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet Sprints Manchester, N.H./Central Sprints Pembroke, N.H./Pembroke Distance/XC St. Johnsbury, Vt./St. Johnsbury Academy Distance/XC Ashburn, N.H./Central Sprints Hingham, Mass./Hingham Jumps Lee, N.H./Oyster River Sprints Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle Distance Islip, N.Y./Islip Sprints Westport, Mass./Bishop Stang Sprints Laconia, N.H./Laconia Sprints/Jumps Orange, Conn./Amity Throws Concord, N.H./St. Paul’s Distance/XC Melbourne, Australia / Mac-Robertson Distance/XC Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Jumps Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon Throws North Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet Sprints Dracut, Mass./Dracut Jumps/Sprints Bridgewater, Mass./Bridgewater-Raynham Jumps Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Distance/XC Hanover, N.H./Hanover Throws York, Maine/York Distance/XC Franklin, Mass./Franklin Throws Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford Distance/XC Lexington, Mass./Lexington Distance/XC Penacook, N.H./Merrimack Valley Sprints Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand Sprints Northfield, N.H./Belmont Distance Northwood, N.H./Coe-Brown Jumps Arlington, Mass./Arlington Distance/XC Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield Throws Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy Jumps Newton, Mass./Newton North Distance/XC Exeter, N.H./Exeter Sprints Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield Jumps Nashua, N.H./Nashua South Distance/XC Essex, Vt./Essex Throws Franklin, N.H./Franklin 3 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ROSTER 2012-13 R o s t e r Name Sydney Kay Cassie Kruse Virginia Lavallee Bacall Liset Margret Lubanko Keely Maguire Gabrielle Mancuso Colleen Manna Haley Margareci Catey McCann Brenna McLaughlin Andrea Nash Colleen O’Dowd Taylor Ordway Grace Ouellette Cayla Pellegrini Tasia Percevecz Lauren Perrodin Taryn Pydynkowksi Katherine Rafuse Rosemary Read Jaden Riendeau Claire Ruff Megan Ross Keyla Salazar Jessica Salley Kelsie Schanlaber Chelsey Serrano Amber Short Abbey Smith Rose Stanizione Victoria Tondre Megan Trow Andrea Turteltaub Anne Twombly Kellie Walker Stephanie Walsh Kirsten Warner Cl. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Event Sprints Distance/XC Jumps/Hurdles Throws Distance/XC Distance/XC Distance/XC Sprints Distance/XC Sprints Distance/XC Hurdles Distance/XC Sprints Distance/XC Distance/XC Jumps Sprints Jumps Sprints Throws Distance Distance/XC Distance/XC Throws Multi Events Sprints Distance/XC Distance Sprints/Hurdles Sprints Jumps/Sprints Distance/XC Throws Distance/XC Distance/XC Throws Jumps Hometown/High School Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire Kingston, N.H./Sanborn Dover, N.H./Portsmouth Christian Durham, N.H./White Mountain School Georgetown, Mass./Triton New Paltz, N.Y./New Platz Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield Sandown, N.H./Timberlane Strafford, N.H./Coe-Brown Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg Area Plaistow, N.H./Timberlane Bedford, N.H./Bedford Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Fountain Hills, Ariz./Desert Mountain Coral Springs, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas Danvers, Mass./Danvers Concord, Mass./Weyland West Greenwich, R.I./Warwick East Providence, R.I./East Providence Boston, Mass./Boston Latin Franklin, Mass./Franklin Nashua, N.H./Nashua South Andover, Mass./Andover Lancaster, N.H./White Mountains Raymond, N.H./Trinity Keene, N.H./Keene Derry, N.H./Pinkerton North Reading, Mass./Reading Canton, Mass./Canton Walpole, N.H./Fall Mountain Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield Exeter, N.H./Exeter North Branford, Conn./North Branford Penacook, N.H./Merrimack Valley South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor Head Coach: Casey Carroll (New Hampshire ‘94/15th Season) Assistant Coach: Robert Hoppler (Rhode Island ‘89/18th Season) 4 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETESTOWATCH Madeline Allen Junior Lenox, Mass. Lenox HS Multi Events Elise B e at t i e Junior Woodstock, Ill. Woodstock HS Distance/XC 2010-11 Outdoor Highlights Personal Collegiate Accolades Finished fourth in the 400m hurdles (1:08.92) at the Wildcat Invitational II. America East Performer of the Week, September 13, 2011... 2011 America East Cross Country All-Academic Team... 2011 America East Cross Country All-Conference Team. Madeline was born on July 2, 1992... daughter of Cliff and Nancy... has an older sister who plays basketball at Vassar College... currently majoring in Exerise Science. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in the 5,000 meters at the New England Championships; 17:36.34... Placed 33rd in 5,000 meter elite division at Ellis Invitational; 17:19.71... Placed third in long jump at the Wildcat Invitational II meet; 17-09.00... Placed third in the 1,500 meters at the Wildcat Invitational II; 4:44.12. 2011 Cross Country Highlights Placed 55th overall at the NCAA Northeast Regionals; time of 22:06... Finished 10th overall at the America East Championship; time of 17:28... Placed third overall at the UAlbany Invitational; 5,000-meter; time of 17:46... Placed fifth overall at the Dartmouth Invitational; five-kilometer; time of 17:27. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Sixth in 5,000 meters at New England Championships; 17:46.26... Finished second in the 1500m (4:50.51) at the Wildcat Invitational II. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Before UNH Finished fourth in the 3000m (10:31.03) at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic. All State Cross Country in 2008 and 2009... All State track & field for the 3200 and 1600 in 2010. Personal Elise was born on October 9, 1991... daughter of Dave and Debbie... younger sister Kayla runs for the University of Iowa... currently majoring in Nursing. Elise Beattie 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 5 ATHLETESTOWATCH Caroline Bonsaint Junior Hampton, N.H. Winnacunnet HS Hurdles/Sprints M e ag a n Boucher Senior Manchester, N.H. Central Distance/XC 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2012 Outdoor Highlights First in the long jump at Wildcat Invitational; 17-10.25... First in the 4x100 meter relay at Maine tri-meet; 49.14... First in the 4x100 meter relay at home tri-meet;49.61... First in the long jump at home tri-meet; 17-10.75. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the New England Championships; 11:00.88... Eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the America East Championships; 11:06.11... Won the steeplechase at Wildcat Invitational; 11:14.85... Placed 25th in 1,500m open division at Ellis Invitational; 4:47.49. Third in long jump at Dartmouth Classic; 16-07.75. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Finished eighth in the long jump (16-8.75) at the Boston Indoor Games... Finished fourth in the 55m hurdles (8.72) at the Carisella Invitational. Fourth in distance medley relay at America East Championships; 12:08.69... Fourth in 4x800 relay at America East Championships; 9:10.37... Seventh in 1,000 meters at Joe Donahue Games; 3:01.39... Fifth in the mile at Jay Carisella Invite; 5:15.38. Personal Caroline was born on March 13, 1992... daughter of Tim and Karen Bonsaint... currently majoring in Art Education... list favorite athlete as Allyson Felix. 2011 Cross Country Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Placed sixth at the Dual Meet against Maine, time of 19:18. Finished second in the 600m (1:39.09) against Maine and Vermont. 2010-11 Outdoor Highlights Finished second in the 3000m steeplechase (11:45.98) at the Wildcat Invitational II. Personal Meagan was born on October 3, 1990... daughter of Donald and Monique Boucher... currently majoring in Math Education. Caroline Bonsaint 6 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETESTOWATCH Allison Brehm Junior Pembroke, N.H. Pembroke HS Sprints Morgan C o s ta Sophomore Standish, Maine Bonny Eagle Sprints Collegiate Accolades Tied school record in 100 meters; 12.19... Fastest time for UNH women’s sprinter in any weather condition - set at the 2012 Wildcat Invitational II; 11.86. 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2012 Outdoor Highlights First in the 4x400 meter relay at Wildcat Invitational; 4:04.01... Third in the 400 meter at Wildcat Invitational; 1:00.33... First in the 4x100 meter relay at Maine tri-meet; 49.14... First in the 4x100 meter relay at home tri-meet; 49.61. Sixth in 100 meters (12.10) and eighth in 200 meters (24.81) at New England Championships... Fifth in 200 meters (24.99) and sixth in 100 meters (12.28) at America East Championships... Finished second in the 400 meters at Wildcat Invitational; 59.66... Won the 100 meters at Maine tri-meet; 12.51... Won the 200 meters at Maine tri-meet; 26.03... Finished first in 4x100 meter relay at Maine tri-meet; 49.14... Won the 100 meters at home tri-meet; 12.23... Won the 200 meters at home tri-meet; 25.53... Won the 4x100 meter relay at home tri-meet; 49.61... First place in 100 meters at the Wildcat Invitational II; 11.86... First place in 200 meters at the Wildcat Invitational II; 25.31. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Fourth in distance medley relay at America East Championships; 12:08.69... Third in 400 meters at Dartmouth Classic; 1:00.64... Won the 200 meters against Maine; 26.60. Before UNH All-Conference team, high honor student, and state runner up in the 200m 4x200 State Champions. Personal 2011-2012 Indoor Highlights Sixth at AE Championships in the 60 meters; 7.84... Eighth at New Englands in the 60 meters; 7.86... First at the tri-meet in the 4x400 relay; 4:20.04... First in the 60-meter dash at Dartmouth Indoor Classic; 7.87... First in the 200 meters at Dartmouth Indoor Classic; 26.66... First in the 4x200 relay at Dartmouth Indoor Classic; 1:47.02. Morgan was born on March 21, 1993... daughter of John and Kim... currently majoring in Exercise Science. Julia C redendino Junior Islip, N.Y. Islip Distance/XC 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Won the 55m (7.37) against Maine and Vermont... Seventh in the 55m (7.47) and 13th in the 200m (26.75) at the Boston Indoor Games... Won the 55m (7.42) against Maine... Fifth in the 55m (7.47) at the Carisella Carnival. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Fourth in the 100m (12.85) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Third in the 100m (13.03) at the Wildcat Invitational I. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights 2010 Outdoor Highlights Seventh in the 100m (12.79) at the New England Championship... Fifth in the 4x100 relay (49.47) at the Larry Ellis Invitational... Fourth in the 4x4 relay (3:57.33) at the Larry Ellis Invitational.... Second in the 200m (26.57) at the Wildcat Invitational II. Finished third in the 1000m (3:04.90) at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic… Placed second in the mile (5:16.63) against Maine… Finished eighth in the mile (5:20.52) at the Carisella Invitational. Personal Allison was born on March 17th 1991... daughter of William and Sara Brehm.. older brother William ran track at UNH for 4 years and was team captain... won state championship in 100m dash as a junior at Pembroke Academy... Currently majoring in Zoology. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 7 ATHLETESTOWATCH K at h ryn D a r m o dy Junior Westport, Mass. Bishop Stang Sprints Melanie Frazier Senior Bridgewater, Mass. Bridgewater-Raynham Sprints/Jumps 2012 Outdoor Highlights Finished first in the 4x400 meter relay at the Wildcat Invitational; 4:04.01. 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Part of the winning 4x400m relay team against Maine… Placed seventh in the 400m (1:02.10) at the Carisella Invitational. Eighth in the long jump at the America East Championships; 17-04.75... Finished first in the 4x400 meter relay at Wildcat Invitational; 4:04.01...Finished first in the 4x100 meter relay at Maine tri-meet; 49.14...Won the long jump at Maine tri-meet; 17-03.25...Finished first in the 4x100 meter relay at home tri-meet; 49.61...Second in the long jump at the Wildcat Invitational II meet; 17-10.25. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Third in long jump at New England Championships; 17-09.00...Fourth in long jump at the America East Championships; 17-10.75...Second in long jump at Dartmouth Classic; 17-00.00...Third in long jump at Jay Carisella Invite; 16-10.50. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights B ryn Estes Junior Lebanon, N.H. Lebanon HS Jumps Eighth in the long jump (17-6.25) at the New England Championship...Second in the long jump (17-6) at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic...Fourth in the long jump (16-11.50) at the Carisella Invitational. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Seventh in long jump at New England Championships; 5.41m...Finished third in the long jump (17-4.25) at the Wildcat Invitational. 2010 Outdoor Highlights Sixth in the long jump (5.33) at the New England Championship...Second in the long jump (5.55m) at the Wildcat Invitational III...Seventh in the long jump (5.37m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational...Third in the long jump (5.33m) at the Wildcat Invitational II...Fourth in the long jump (5.46m) at the Wildcat Invitational I...Won the long jump (5.36m) at the Maine Tri-Meet. 2010-11 Outdoor Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Finished fourth in the pole vault (2.52) at the Wildcat Invitational II. Finished fourth in the long jump (17-3.25) at the Boston Indoor games… Finished second in the pole vault (9-0.25) against Maine. 2008-09 Indoor Highlights Sixth in the long jump (16-7.75) at the Jay Carisella Invite. 8 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETESTOWATCH Lucy Garfield Senior Hanover, N.H. Hanover Distance/XC A bb e y Huntress Sophomore Saco, Maine Thorton Academy Throws 2012 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the New England Championships; 11:03.07...Seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the America East Championship; 11:05.95...Finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Wildcat Invitational; 11:25.16...Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Maine tri-meet; 11:33.73...Placed 6th in 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invitational; 10:31.31. 2012 Outdoor Highlights Eighth in the shot put at the America East Championship; 39-02.25...Won the shot put at Maine tri-meet; 38-04.25...Won the shot put at home tri-meet; 39-05.00. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Won the shot put against Maine; 11.51m...Fifth in the shot put at the Jay Carisella Invite; 11.32m. Eighth in 3,000 meters at New England Championships; 10:19.80. Michelle Gearin Junior York, Maine York Throws 2012 Outdoor Highlights Finished second in the javelin at Wildcat Invitational; 117-01... Finished seventh in the javelin against Northeastern; 112-08. Personal Michelle was born on August 27, 1992... daughter of Robert and Anne Gearin... currently majoring in Economics and Finance. Abbey Huntress 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 9 ATHLETESTOWATCH Darcy J am e s Senior Exeter, N.H. Exeter HS Distance/XC Virginia L ava l l e Sophomore Kingston, N.H. Sanborn HS Jumps/Hurdles Collegiate Accolades 2011 America East All- Academic Team 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2011 Cross Country Highlights Placed 34th overall at the NCAA Northeast Regionals; time of 21:40... Placed 11th overall at the America East Championship; time of 17:29... Placed fourth overall at the UAlbany Invitational: time of 17:47. Eighth in the 100-meter hurdles at the New England Championships; 14.73...Seventh in the 100-meter hurdles at the America East Championships; 14.77... Finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at Wildcat Invitational; 15.17... Finished 3rd in the 100-meter hurdles at the Wildcat Invitational II; 14.73. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Finished third in the 1000m (2:55.83) at the America East Championship... Won the mile (5:11.64) against Maine. Won the 55-meter hurdles at home tri-meet; 8.56... Sixth in 55-meter hurdles at Joe Donahue Games; 8.60... Fourth in the 55-meter hurdles at the Jay Carisella Invite; 8.69. 2010-11 Outdoor Highlights Won the 800m (2:19.01) at the Wildcat Invitational II. 2009-10 Outdoor Highlights Placed 13th in the 800m (2:18.20) at Larry Ellis Invitational... Placed third in the 800m (2:18.470 at the Wildcat Invitational II. 2009-10 Indoor Highlights Placed 10th in the distance medley (11:51.97) at the ECAC Championship... Placed sixth in the distance medley (12:05.70) at the New England Championship... Placed seventh in the 1000m (2:59.80) at the America East Championship... Placed third in the distance medley (12:05.70) at the America East Championship. Virginia Lavallee 10 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETESTOWATCH K e e ly M ag u i r e Senior Georgetown, Mass. Triton HS Distance/XC Colleen Manna Senior Ridgefield, Conn. Ridgefield HS Sprints Collegiate Accolades 2009 America East Outdoor Rookie of the Meet... Won the 10,000 meters at the 2009 America East Championship... America East Performer of the Week, October 18, 2011... 2011 American East All-Conference Team... 2011 NCAA All- Northeast Region Team. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Won the 400 meters against Maine; 1:03.49... Fifth in the 500 meters at the Jay Carisella Invite; 1:21.15 Before UNH 2012 Outdoor Highlights All FCIAC Indoor and Outdoor Track...School record in the 4x100 and 4x200 relay Won the 1,500 meters at the America East Championships; 4:26.86... Fifth in 1,500 meters at American East Championships; 4:28.08... Finished sixth in the 3,000 meters at the Penn Relays; 9:36.76... Finished 12th in the 1500 meter at Larry Ellis Invitational; 4:26.57... Finished third in 10,000 meters at Raleigh Relays; 35:18.11... Finished second in 800 meters at Wildcat Inviational; 2:13.87. Personal Colleen was born on May 2, 1991...daughter of Gerard and Maggie... currently majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Fourth in the 4x800 meter at America East Championship; 9:10.37...Second at New Englands in the mile; 4:50.39...12th in the mile at Last Chance Meet; 4:45.83...First in the mile at quad meet; 4:53.13. 2011 Cross Country Highlights Placed 24th overall at the NCAA Northeast Regionals; six-kilometer, time of 21:27... Finished fourth overall at the America East Championship; time of 17:03... Finished first overall at the UAlbany Invitational; 5,000-meter; time of 17:22... Placed third overall against Providence College and Maine in the season opener. C ayl a Pellegrini Junior Derry, N.H. Pinkerton Academy Distance/XC 2011 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in the 5,00 meters at the America East Championships; 17:19.48... Won the 10,000 meters at the New England Championships; 36:41.12... Qualified for NCAA Northeast Regional in the 10,000 meters 2009 Indoor Highlights 2012 Outdoor Highlights First in distance medley relay at America East Championships; seventh in 1000m... Second in distance medley relay at New England Championship; seventh in 4x800m... American East Outdoor Championship 1st 10,000m, 5th 5000m... ECAC Championships 6th 10,000m Eighth in the 10,000 meters at the New England Championships; 38:25.09... Third in 10,000 meters at America East Championships; 37:45.96... Placed 15th in the 3,000 meters at Ellis Invitational 2011 Cross Country Highlights 2009 Outdoor Highlights Placed 10th at the tri-meet against Providence and Maine, time of 19:18... Placed 235th at the Paul Short Invitational, time of 23:31 Won 10,000 meters at America East Championship... Sixth in 10,000 meters at ECAC Championships. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 11 ATHLETESTOWATCH Erin Phillips Senior Belmont, N.H. Belmont HS Distance/XC R o s e ma ry Read Senior West Greenwhich, R.I. Warwick HS Throws 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Eighth in 5,000 meters at New England Championships; 17:46.36... Won the 3,000 meters at tri-meet; 10:39.68. Collegiate Accolades 2012 Field Performer of the Week (04/03, 5/1) 2011 Outdoor Highlights 2012 Outdoor Highlights Placed 35th overall at the America East Championship in a time of 18:32... Seventh in 10,000 meters at New England Championships; 38:15.03. Second in the hammer throw at the New England Championships; 171-04... Second in the hammer throw at America East Championships; 167-08... Finished first in hammer throw at the Wildcat Invitational II; 173-11... Finished 21st in hammer throw at Larry Ellis Invitational; 161-03... Finished first in hammer throw at home tri-meet; 171-04... Finished second in hammer throw at Husky Open; 172-09... Finished second in hammer throw at Wildcat Invitational; 168-00. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Third in the weight throw (50-6.25) at the America East Championship.. Fourth in the weight throw (48-1.25) at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic... Eighth in the weight throw (47-11.25) at the Boston Indoor Games... Third in the weight throw (48-2.75) against Stonehill, Holy Cross and Worcester... Won the weight throw (50-1.25) against Maine... Fifth in the weight throw (47-8) at the Carisella Invitational. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Seventh in hammer throw at New England Championships; 49.96m... Second in hammer throw at America East Championships; 50.25m... Won the hammer throw (49.44) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Won the hammer throw (163-02) at the Wildcat Invitational I. 2009-10 Indoor Highlights 2010 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in the weight throw (48-11) at the America East Championship. Third in the hammer throw (49.31) at the America East Championship... Second in the hammer throw (48.95) at the Wildcat Invitational III... Fifth in the hammer throw (48.80m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational... Second in the hammer throw (47.70m) at the Wildcat Invitational II... Third in the hammer throw (46.92) at the Wildcat Invitational I... Second in the hammer throw (43.39m) at the Maine tri-meet. Erin Phillips 12 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD ATHLETESTOWATCH Jessica Salley Sophomore Andover, Mass. Andover HS Multi Events Chelsey Serrano Sophomore Raymond, N.H. Trinity Distance/XC 2012 Outdoor Highlights Third in high jump at America East Championships; 5-05.25... Won high jump at Wildcat Invitational; 5-07.75... Won high jump at Maine tri-meet; 5-03.07... Won high jump at home tri-meet; 5-03.75... Placed ninth in high jump at Larry Ellis Invitational; 5-05.55... Placed third in high jump at the Wildcat Invitational II; 5-00.50. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Fourth in distance medley at America East Championships; 12:08.69... Second in 1,000 meters at Dartmouth Classic; 3:05.11... Eighth in the mile at Joe Donahue Games; 5:13.26. 2011-12 Indoor Highlights 2011 Highlights Won the high jump at home tri-meet; 5-05.25... Second in high jump at Dartmouth Classic; 5-04.25... Fourth in high jump at Joe Donahue Games; 5-04.25... Won the high jump at home quad-meet; 5-06.00. Placed 28th overall at the America East Championships with a time of 18:21.01... Finished 21st overall at the UAlbany Invitational with a time of 18:38... Placed fifth overall at the UMaine tri-meet with a time of 19:07. Personal Jessica was born on August 19, 1993... daughter of Edward and Suzanne Salley... currently majoring in Communication Science and Disorders. K e yl a Salazar Senior Nashua, N.H. Nashua South HS Throws 2012 Outdoor Highlights Third in hammer throw at America East Championships; 155-03... Third in hammer throw at the Wildcat Invitational II; 45-09. 2011 Outdoor Highlights Fifth in hammer throw at America East Championships; 45.91m. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Finished second in the shot put (33-1.75) against Maine... Finished second in the hammer throw (47.42) and second in javelin (31.84) at the Wildcat Inviatational II. 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 13 ATHLETESTOWATCH Anne T w o mb ly Junior Exeter, N.H. Exeter HS Distance/XC Stephanie Walsh Junior Penacook, N.H. Merrimack Valley Throws 2012 Outdoor Highlights Seventh in the 1,500 meters at the New England Championships; 4:38.80... Sixth in the 5,000 meters at the America East Championships; 17:22.57. 2012 Outdoor Highlights 2011-12 Indoor Highlights Fifth in the discus at the America East Championships; 130-08... Finished third in the discus at Wildcat Invitational; 120-04... Finished first in the discus at Maine tri-meet; 130-01... Placed 15th in discus at Ellis Invitational; 134-10... Placed third in discus at the Wildcat Inviatational II; 129-00. Won the 1,000 meters against Maine; 3:08.54... Fifth in the 5,000 meters at the Jay Carisella Invite; 18:12.21... Placed 11th in the 1,500 meter open division at Larry Ellis Invitational; 4:40.72. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights 2011 Outdoor Highlights Won the shot put (33-3.75) against Maine. Eighth in discus at America East Championships; 37.07m... Won the discus (36.15) and finished third in the shot put (9.92) at the Wildcat Invitational II. 2010-11 Indoor Highlights Finished seventh in the 3,000m (10:19.80) at New England Championship... Won the 3,000m (10:40.83) against Maine and Vermont. Before UNH 2010 NH girls All State Team... National Honors Society Member... President of National Art Society. Personal Stephanie was born on February 24, 1992... currently majoring in Zoology. Anne Twombly 14 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 2011-12 RESUL 2011-12 A m e r i c a E a s t R e s u lt s 2011 America East Cross Country - Team Rank School Points 1 Stony Brook 40 T-2 Boston U. 56 T-2 New Hampshire 56 4 Vermont 84 5 Albany 98 6 Binghamton 189 7 Maine 214 8 UMBC 233 9 Hartford 234 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2011 AE Cross Country - Individual No. Runner Hayley Green Katie Matthews Sydney Fitzpatrick Keely Maguire Rosa Moriello Patricia Barry Morgan Powers Annie Keown Olivia Burne Elise Beattie School Stony Brook Boston U. UNH UNH Boston U. Stony Brook Vermont Stony Brook Stony Brook UNH Time 16:51.59 16:54.56 16:59.95 17:03.16 17:04.18 17:12.29 17:20.37 17:21.52 17:22.55 17:28.67 2011-12 America East Indoor - Team Rank School Points 1 Boston U. 164 2 Albany 159.5 3 UMBC 106.5 4 Vermont 93 5 Binghamton 74.5 6 New Hampshire 67 7 Stony Brook 54 8 Maine 47 9 Hartford 14.5 2011-12 AE Indoor - Top Performers Award Most Outstanding Track Most Outstanding Field Most Outstanding Rookie Coaches Award Coaching Staff Athlete School Lucy Van Dalen SBU Amanda Deller UMBC Mercedes Jackson UMBC Allison Barwise BU Boston U. 2012 America East Outdoor - Team Rank School Points 1 Boston U. 164 2 Albany 159.5 3 UMBC 106.5 4 Vermont 93 5 Binghamton 74.5 6 New Hampshire 67 7 Stony Brook 54 8 Maine 47 9 Hartford 14.5 2012 AE Outdoor - Top Performers Award Most Outstanding Track Most Outstanding Field Most Outstanding Rookie Coaches Award Coaching Staff Athlete School Lucy Van Dalen SBU Allison Barwise BU Mercedes Jackson UMBC Allison Barwise BU Albany 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMENâ€™S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 15 2011-12SEASONREVIEW 2011-12 W i l d c at R e v i e w CROSS COUNTRY A model of consistency over the past few seasons, the women’s cross country team continued its run as one of the premier programs in the America East Conference after another strong performance in 2011 when UNH finished runner-up at the league meet for the second straight season. The Wildcats were led by the veteran duo of senior Sydney Fitzpatrick and junior Keely Maguire, while sophomore Elise Beattie established herself as one of the top up-and-coming athletes in the league. Fitzpatrick finished third overall at the conference championships, clocking in at 16:59, while Maguire and Beattie placed fourth and 10th, respectively, as all three runners were named to the All-Conference team. UNH finished with 56 points, sharing second place with Boston University. New Hampshire earned a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet in Buffalo, paced by Maguire who was 24th overall in a time of 24:27. The Wildcats were the second-highest America East finisher at the regional meet, while Maguire racked up All-Northeast Team accolades for her efforts. The Wildcats were equally as impressive in the classroom and placed 24 members on the America East Academic Honor Roll. Junior Darcy James, who placed 11th overall at the conference championship meet, and Beattie were both named to the America East All-Academic Team. INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Featuring a healthy mix of veteran distance runners and a strong corps of throwers, the women’s indoor track & field team enjoyed several individual accomplishments during the season. The team placed sixth at the America East Championships and went on to earn a top-10 finish at the New England Championships. The Wildcats were paced by the distance trio of graduate student Allison Letourneau, senior Sydney Fitzpatrick and junior Keely Maguire. Letourneau, who broke three school records in two different events during the season, captured a second-place finish in the mile at the conference championships, crossing the finish line in a record-setting time of 4:42.47. Fitzpatrick broke a school record in the 5,000 meters and then turned in a second-place finish in the event at the league championships. Lastly, Maguire earned a runner-up finish in the mile at New Englands. The tandem of senior Melody Pothier and junior Rosemary Read formed a viable throwing threat in the conference landscape. Pothier and Read finished third and fourth, respectively, in the weight throw at the America East Championships, while senior Kate Early added a runnerup performance in the pentathlon at the New England Championships. In addition, Letourneau and Pothier were both named to the America East All-Academic Team for their commitment to success in the classroom as well as in athletics. OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD After capturing a New England title last season, the women’s outdoor track & field team earned another impressive performance with a runner-up finish at the meet while, individually, three competitors qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries. Graduate student Allison Letourneau, who set four school records in three different events during the season, capped off an outstanding final go-around as a Wildcat with a second-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the America East Championships. From there, she went on to capture her fifth career New England title with a victory in the 800 meters and took 23rd in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA East Regionals. Junior Keely Maguire also captured a New England title with a first-place finish in the 1,500 meters, topping a field of 31 runners for her second career victory at the regional meet. She also finished 25th in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Regionals, marking her second straight Outdoor East Preliminary qualification. Senior Laura Stern orchestrated a remarkable comeback after two injury-plagued seasons. Stern was 21st in the event at the NCAA Regionals and was runner-up at both the conference and New England Championships. She was also named the America East Field Performer of the Week to open the season. Allison Letourneau broke seven school records during the 2011-12 season. 16 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD RECORDBOOK UNH TRACK & FIELD RECORD BOOK INDOOR RECORDS 55M 7.21 Sarah Hall-2008 7.21 Lauren Perrodin-2012 55MH 7.60 Alison Poulin-1993 60M 7.65 Lauren Perrodin-2012 200M 25.03 Alison Poulin-1993 400M 54.85 Alison Poulin-1993 500M 1:14.35 Megan Donohue-2011 800M 2:11.03 Leighann Carpenter-2004 1,000M 2:48.16 Allison Letourneau-2012 Mile 4:42.47 Allison Letourneau-2012 3,000M 9:29.49 Keely Maguire-2012 5,000M 16:17.62 Sydney Fitpatrick-2012 High Jump 5’7” A. Anderson-2002 Long Jump 18’5 ½“ Kiah Quarles-2005 Triple Jump 40’1¼” Camille Quarles-2011 Pole Vault 13’6” Rita Ciambra-2010 Shot Put 45’ 1 ¼“ Lauren Knight-2004 Weight Throw 57’ 3 ½“ Ashlee Lathrop-2009 Pentathlon 3485 pts Jacky Mendes-2011 4 x 400 3:50.27 Chelsey Canavan-2011 Megan Donohue Kaitlin Kwiecien Caitlin Dugan 4 x 800 8:56.92 Megan Donohue-2011 Kaitlin Kwiecien Catherine Parrella Darcy James DMR 11:36.04 James-2012 Morgan Costa Anne Twombly Elise Beattie OUTDOOR RECORDS 100M 12.19 Betsy Harris-1979 Allison Brehm-2012 100MH 14.01 Alison Poulin-1993 200M 24.74 Sarah Hall-2009 400M 56.49 Leighann Carpenter-2004 400MIH 55.94 Alison Poulin-1993 800M 2:08.81 Allison Letourneau-2012 1500M 4:20.99 Allison Letourneau-2012 3,000M 9:33.76 Allison Letourneau-2012 Steeple 10:06.45 Cathy Parker-2007 5,000M 16:29.90 Keely Maguire-2013 10,000M 34:30.30 Erica Jesseman-2011 Shot Put 44’ 3 ½“ Lauren Knight-2004 Discus 144’ 7” Carol Weston-1989 Javelin 157’ 5” Sandy Richter-1988 Hammer 185’ 5” Ashlee Lathrop-2010 High Jump 5’8” Alison Poulin-1993 Long Jump 18’ 6 ¾“ Aleshia Davis-1983 Triple Jump 40’ 8 ¼” Camille Quarles-2011 Pole Vault 13’ 7 ¼“ Rita Ciambra-2010 Heptathlon 4713 pts Kate Early-2011 4 x 100m 48:08 Darlene Beers-1998 Valerie Williams Kilroy McDonnell 4 x 400m 3:50.49 Kaitlin Kwiecien-2008 Chelsey Canavan Sarah Hall Megan Donohue 4 x 800m 8:51. 06 Katie Litwinowich-2003 Amy Czesnowski Leighann Carpenter Kristen Meiser 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 17 ADMINISTRATION Mark W. Huddleston became the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire in July 2007, bringing three decades of experience in public and private education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. Huddleston has been a strong advocate for increasing affordability and accessibility in higher education, and has argued that we need to rethink much of what we do to protect our core missions, and to ensure that higher education remains vital and financially sustainable in the 21st century. In February 2010, he presented a 10-year strategic plan for UNH, the result of an intensive collaboration between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the University’s wider communities. Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, the plan is helping to guide the University’s response to a historic state budget cut passed by the 2011 New Hampshire Legislature. “The strategic plan commits us to finding new ways to teach, learn, discover, create, and engage in the 21st century—and positions UNH to become a national leader in the redefinition of American higher education,” Huddleston says. Huddleston was raised in Syracuse, N.Y., and was the first member of his family ever to attend college. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York-Buffalo, and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He began his academic career at SUNY-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he served for the next 24 years. There, he chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. In 2001, he was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, overseeing 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and serving in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. An author of numerous books and articles, he has been a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an adviser in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Huddleston is chair of the Presidents Council of the America East Conference, an incorporator of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Speedway Children’s Charities. Huddleston and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles. D r. M a r k W. H u d d l e s t o n - P r e s i d e n t The 2012-13 academic year marks the 13th season Marty Scarano has served as the Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with academics, facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. His many accomplishments played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 Athletic Departments in the Country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings. With a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 89 percent among its student-athletes in 2011-12, UNH ranked third in the America East Conference and fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association. The men’s soccer, women’s cross country/track, gymnastics, women’s ski, and volleyball teams all posted perfect 100 percent GSRs while five additional programs tallied scores of 90 or above. The NCAA honored four Wildcat teams for multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APRs) in the top 10 percent of all teams in its respective sports. The Wildcat men’s ice hockey team and gymnastics both recorded perfect APRs of 1,000, while the men’s outdoor track & field team tallied 997 points and women’s indoor track & field notched 995. In 2012, the football program garnered its second-consecutive Academic Progress Rate Award for the Colonial Athletic Association. UNH became one of only five FCS programs in the nation to earn the title for a second straight year and the only FCS team in the country to both reach the postseason and capture an APR award in backto-back seasons. UNH finished third in the America East Academic Cup for their third consecutive top-three finish, achieving a 3.14 cumulative grade-point average. The Wildcats had the highest number of honorees on the 2011 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll and the highest percentage of studentathletes on the 2011-12 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. In the fall, 52 student-athletes were named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll for achieving a GPA mark of 3.5 or higher while 76 student-athletes accomplished the feat on the winter/spring honor roll. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, the University has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department has played host to highly successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011 and will host again in 2013. UNH has also had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours at the Whittemore Center in 2002 and 2005. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley as well as the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional at the Whittemore Center Arena. The women’s hockey team also played in the first outdoor game in the history of NCAA women’s hockey in 2010 at the Sun Life Frozen Fenway game against Northeastern while the men’s squad played in the 2012 Sun Life Frozen Fenway game against Maine. Football also competed in Colonial Clash games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. in 2010 and 2011 against UMass. During the Scarano Era, UNH teams have made 40 NCAA post-season appearances and have captured 11 conference titles. Gymnastics has participated in 11 NCAA tournaments, leading all programs over the span. Men’s hockey holds a pair of Hockey East titles and has made 10 trips to the NCAA tournament, a pair of Frozen Four appearances in 2002 and 2003. The football program has qualified for the NCAA FCS postseason for a nation leading eight consecutive seasons, advancing to the quarterfinals six times during the streak. Women’s ice hockey has seen NCAA action five times with two Frozen Four appearances. The squad also captured consecutive Hockey East Championships from 2006-09. The field hockey team captured its second ever America East crown in 2011 en route to their second national tournament appearance under Scarano’s tutelage. Volleyball has made a pair of NCAA appearances after capturing back-toback conference titles in 2002 and 2003 Women’s lacrosse has too earned a pair of NCAA berths (2004, 2008), one coming after an America East championship victory in 2004. Additionally, 24 coaches have won 63 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure, ranging from conference coach of the year to New England and Northeast Regional Coach of the Year honors. Furthermore, head football coach Sean McDonnell garnered the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year by The Sports Network in 2005 after a stellar 11-2 campaign. There have been over $9 million in capitol improvements since Scarano’s hiring in the summer of 2000. Recently, a new scoreboard was put in at Cowell Stadium while the football locker room received a facelift as part the most recent renovation phase. Changes to the locker room included a new lighting system while a 55-inch flat-screen TV and Fathead-designed murals featuring former players and UNH historical were added to the walls. A memorial of Todd Walker was also added in honor of the former Wildcat wide receiver who suffered an untimely and heroic death in March of 2011. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. As part of a $650,000 renovation project in the summer of 2011, the field turf at Bremner Field was replaced with a new state-of-the-art surface used by many varsity teams and for student recreational activities. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 overhaul included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for FCS football in the Northeast region. Scarano was also awarded the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year for the FCS. Scarano has also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and is currently on the America East Executive Council. Most recently, Scarano was a member of the Hockey East Restructuring team that successfully recruited Notre Dame and the University of Connecticut to the conference. Outside of athletics, Scarano is in his 10th year on the Board of Corporators at Canterbury Shaker Village, a non-profit museum located in Canterbury, N.H. Before arriving at the University of New Hampshire, Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. During his tenure, Colorado College was ranked among the top 20 Division III programs in the Sears Cup national standings and produced several All-Americans, all-academic award winners and NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipients. Prior to his stay in Colorado Springs, Scarano worked for 13 years at Colgate University, where he served as assistant director of athletics, director of physical education, associate director, and senior associate director. Scarano, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a 1978 graduate of Penn State University, where he started his athletic career as assistant ticket manager and the athletics events manager from 1980-83. Scarano holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental History from Colgate. He and his wife, Cydney, have three children, Lyndon, Kyle, a sophomore at UNH, and Corey. Marty Scarano - Director of Athletics 18 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD University of New Hampshire 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 19 UNIVERSITYOFNEWHAMPSHIRE The University of New Hampshire was originally founded as a land-grant college whose mission was to shape and educate citizenry among the state’s farmers, business people and engineers. Today, the University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university serving a growing undergraduate student body of about 11,942 and a graduate population of 2,257 in addition to 621 full-time faculty members, 86% of which have earned their doctorate degree. The University has grown into a top public research university occupying 2,600 acres of classic living and learning space, while still maintaining the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. UNH’s student to faculty ratio registers at 18:1 with 85% of its classes having 50 students or less. History As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers, and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts 733 international students from more than 45 countries and boasts a population of students from all 50 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agricultures, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University’s undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, others, society, and the world. The University prides itself as being a top 10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and The Princeton Review) and is among the top 30 universities nationally in science research funding from NASA. UNH is home to the NASA-recognized Space Science Center; the Institute for Study for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute of Marine Science and Engineering. The English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans. UNH also graduates students who attend top-notch graduate schools, including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Campus Engineering at Stanford, and Medical School at Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard. Campus In recent years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September of 2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. Renovations to the Center included the addition of 5,000 pounds of Olympic weights, 7,000 pounds of dumbbells, 14 Powerlift platform stations, 12 Hammer strength machines and an additional 15,000 pounds of weights. UNH athletics also added two $1.5 million outdoor artificial fields, Memorial Field and Bremner Field. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, new sound system, new bleacher system, new backboards and new scoreboards. The Paul Sweet Oval was also renovated to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. In the 2012 offseason, Cowell Stadium was fitted with a brand new scoreboard while the football locker rooms were renovated as well. In the locker rooms, a new lighting system was installed while a 55-inch flat-screen TV and Fathead-designed murals featuring former players and UNH historical were added to the walls. A memorial of Todd Walker was also added in honor of the former Wildcat wide receiver. Walker suffered an untimely and heroic death March 18, 2011, in Boulder, Colo., when he stopped an attempted robbery and saved the life of a woman he was walking home. In November of 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Dimond Librar y Complex reached completion. The Whittemore Center includes a state-of-the-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a new three-level recreational sports facility within the structure that had housed the old Snively Arena. In addition to the incredible improvements of its athletic facilities, the University has upgraded and renovated a large part of its academic campus as well. The latest addition to the expanding campus is the Paul College of Business and Economics, a 115,000 square foot academic building located on Garrison Avenue. Slated for completion in January 2013, the building will feature 16 technology-rich classrooms, totaling 950 new instructional seats. 20 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD UNIVERSITYOFNEWHAMPSHIRE There will also be 25 high-tech groups study rooms along with a two-story “Great Hall” for informal and special events. Outside of the facility, there will be a courtyard for outdoor activities and events. The building will be a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold facility, maintaining the University’s commitment to sustainable programs and facilities. The University broke ground on the project in May 2011. Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has also been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University completed a $52 million renovation of Kingsbury Hall in October of 2007, adding 6,000 square feet of student project space for students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as a $4.5 million revamp of Hewitt Hall to expand the School of Health and Human Services. In addition, the 120,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building, Rudman Hall and the Spaulding Life Sciences Renovation project now provide state-of-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. Holloway Commons The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a new science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. The revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. Additionally, the University completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as the renovation of the Dimond Library. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, student life, or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff, and as a community. Mission Statement The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: 1. Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete. 2. Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition. 3. Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts. 4. Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play. 5. Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes. Jerry Azumah ‘99 Former NFL Pro Bowler, Chicago Bears Susan Blanchard Ryan ’89 Star of movie “Open Water” Andy Brickley ’82 Former NHL Player & Analyst, Boston Bruins (NESN) Bobby Butler ‘10 NHL Player, Ottawa Senators Karyn Bye ’94 1998 Olympic Gold, Ice Hockey Marcy Carsey ’66 Producer, Cosby Show & That 70’s Show Ty Conklin ’01 NHL Player, Detroit Red Wings Gary DeStefano ’78 President, Nike Global Operations Jack Edwards ’79 Announcer, Boston Bruins (NESN) Carlton Fisk ’69 Hall of Fame Baseball Player Corey Graham ’07 NFL Player, Chicago Bears John Irving ’65 Author, “Cider House Rules” Chip Kelly ‘90 Head Football Coach, Oregon Distinguished Alumni Jason Krog, ‘99 Swedish Elite Player, HV71 Kathryn Kross ’82 Executive Producer, “Bloomberg News” Richard Linnehan ’80 NASA Astronaut John Lynch ’74 New Hampshire Governor Jackie MacMullan ’82 Journalist, ESPN & ESPN.com Mike Minnigan ’78 Owner, Minigan Properties; Former VP AOL Mike O’Malley ’92 Actor, “Glee”“My Name is Earl” “Yes, Dear” Peter Paul ’67 Owner, Paul Financial & Peter Paul Wines Robert Towse ’63 Senior Partner, Morgan Stanley Barbara Walsh ’81 Pulitzer-prize winner, Portland Press Herald Chris Wragge ‘92 Co-Anchor, CBS News’ The Early Show 2012-13 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 21 2012-13 Schedule Cross Country Date Aug. 31 Sep. 14 Sep. 21 Sep. 28 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 9 Nov. 17 vs. Providence, Maine Pre Conference Meet at Maine at Paul Short Invitational at New England Championships Pre-Nationals Meet America East Championships at NCAA Northeast Regional at NCAA Championships Meet Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Orono, ME Bethlehem, PA Westfield, MA Louisville, Ky. Durham, N.H. Madison, Conn. Louisville, KY Site Indoor Track & Field Date Dec. 1 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Feb. 2 Feb. 11 -12 Feb. 16 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 2-3 Mar. 8 at Jay Carisella Carnival Maine Heptathlon Maine vs. Holy Cross, Stonehill at Boston Indoor Games at URI Invitational at America East Championships Open Home Meet at New England Championships at IC4A Championships at NCAA Championships Meet Boston, MA Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Boston, MA Kingston, R.I. Boston, MA Durham, N.H. Boston, MA Boston, MA Fayetteville, AR Site Outdoor Track & Field Date Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 13 Apr. 17-18 Apr. 20 Apr. 24-26 Apr. 27 May 4-5 May 9-11 May 10-12 May 23-25 Jun. 5-8 at Maine vs Holy Cross, Maine Wildcat Invitational at Holy Cross Decathlon at Stony Brook Invitational at Penn Relays at UMass Invitational at America East Championships at New England Championships at IC4A Championships at NCAA East Regional at NCAA Championships Meet Orono, ME Durham, N.H. Durham, N.H. Worcester, MA Stony Brook, N.Y. Philadelphia, PA Amherst, MA Vestal, N.Y. Easton, MA Princeton, N.J. Greensboro, N.C. Eugene, OR Site www.unhwildcats.com