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Quick Facts // Table of Contents

NEW HAMPSHIRE FIELD HOCKEY

Senior back Cally Cooke will anchor the defense and senior forward Meg Shea will spearhead the attack as the Wildcats take aim at another postseason appearance in ‘09.

General Information

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durham, NH 03824 Founded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1866 Enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,200 Academic Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . over 100 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wildcats Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue and White President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Mark Huddleston Director of Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marty Scarano Admissions Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-1360 UNH Athletics Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.unhwildcats.com

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Home Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memorial Field (AstroTurf) Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . America East Head Coach (alma mater). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robin Balducci (UNH ‘85) Collegiate record/years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167-190-4/18 Record at UNH/years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . same Assistant coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Simpson, Margaux Shute Field Hockey Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-3833 2008 Overall Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11 2008 America East Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2/2nd place (tie) Letterwinners Returning/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/7 Starters Returning/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/4 Newcomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2009 Captains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA

Media Information

Director of Athletic Media Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Stapin Associate Director / Field Hockey Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas Poole Poole Office/Cell phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-2585 / (603) 674-2528 Poole E-mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doug.Poole@unh.edu Office Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-3839

Player Index

Becker, Clare......................14 Boody, Leah.........................9 Buda, Emily.......................15 Collins Smyth, Kate...........11 Connolly, Kara...................11 Cooke, Cally........................9 Damon, Kylie.....................15 Deck, Kendall....................12 Duffy, Shayna.....................16 Erler, Emma.......................16 Frates, Whitney..................12 Lyons, Kyle........................13 Nagengast, Katherine.........13 Quill, Mary.........................17 Rausch, Hayley..................14 Shea, Meg..........................10 Sweeney, Jess.....................14 Williams, Kiera..................10 Woods, Melyssa.................17

Inside the Guide

2. the Administration 3. Support Staff 4. Coaching Staff 6. Season Outlook 8. the Roster 9. Player Profiles (see index) 18. 2008 Results and Statistics 19. Individual Record Book 20. Team Record Book 21. UNH Athletic Awards 22. Awards 23. Lifetime Record vs. Opponents 24. the University 24. America East

The 2009 University of New Hampshire field hockey media guide was written and designed by Douglas Poole on a Macintosh iMac utilizing InDesign CS2 and Photoshop CS2. Action photos by Mike Silverwood and Gregory Greene; headshots by Gil Talbot; alumni headshots (pg 19) by UNH Photo Services.

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Administration

Carrie Doyle

Sr. Associate Athletic Director Senior Woman Administrator

Dr. Mark Huddleston was named the 19th President of the University of New Hampshire by the USNH Board of Trustees on April 18, 2007. Huddleston was formerly at Ohio Wesleyan University and brings three decades of experience in public and private higher education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. He began his academic career at the State University of New York-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. He then joined the faculty of the University of Delaware in 1980 and remained there for the next 24 years. Dr. Huddleston 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, where he managed 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and served in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. Dr. Huddleston received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY-Buffalo and received both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Huddleston has been active as a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an advisor in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Dr. Huddleston was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles. Marty Scarano is in the midst of his 10th year as Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. There have been over $8.5 million in capitol improvements since his hiring in the summer of 2000. 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. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano brought about the completion of the $2.15 million Reggie Atkins Track and Field Facility in the summer of 2000. The addition of a center-ice scoreboard and message board at the Whittemore Center was completed in 2001. In 2002, UNH athletics renovated Memorial Field along with the Bigglestone Plaza and Bremner Field on the former Upper Field. The two fields, which feature state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lighting, were built at a cost of $1.5 million apiece. In addition, construction was completed to enlarge and improve the women’s locker rooms in the UNH Field House. Two other major improvements to benefit UNH’s student-athletes have been the renovation of the Jerry Azumah Performance Center for Strength and Conditioning, which features state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, new offices and design, and a complete overhaul of the Student-Athlete Academic Center. Scarano and the University are also in the midst of the planning and fundraising for a multi-purpose outdoor facility. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, UNH has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department was host of highly-successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009, and Manchester will once again be the site of the Northeast Regionals in 2011. UNH has had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours in 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, which took place at the Whittemore Center. This past season, men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, the men’s and women’s ski teams and gymnastics, as well as members of men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams, all competed in the NCAA postseason. With all of these initiatives and accomplishments, UNH athletics has consistently been ranked in the top 90 programs among all Division I institutions in the battle for the NACDA Directors Cup, which is well ahead of nearly all of UNH’s conference opponents. Scarano’s many accomplishments during his tenure have 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 in March 2002. UNH’s graduation rate for athletes has maintained levels at or exceeding 90 percent, which puts it among the nation’s best in Division I. The men’s ice hockey team won the regular season Hockey East title in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and then advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2002 and 2003. The Wildcat women’s hockey team won the Hockey East Tournament Championship for the fourth straight season in 2009, which also included Frozen Four appearances in 2006 and 2008. The women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever EAGL title in 2003, when the event was hosted at the Whitt. The volleyball team won an America East crown in 2002 and 2003 and went on to the NCAA tournament in those same seasons. The field hockey team made the NCAA’s in 2000, while women’s lacrosse made “The Big Dance” in 2004 and again in 2008. UNH football returned to national prominence and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for parts of three seasons from 2005-07, and made it to the NCAA FCS playoffs the last five years, including the quarterfinals for three consecutive seasons. Additionally, 17 coaches have won 54 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure. 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 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 2005-2006 and 2006-07. Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. 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 two daughters, Lynden, a freshman at UNH, and Corey, and a son, Kyle.

Steve Metcalf

Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations

Dot Sheehan

Sr. Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs

Liz McAllister

Administrative Assistant Field Hockey

Carrie Kimball

Assistant AD for Operations



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Support Staff

Academic Support Services

Athletic excellence is one-half the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire field hockey players. The primary measure of achievement is the student-athlete’s success in the classroom. For the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 academic years, UNH was awarded the America East Academic Cup for recording the highest GPA in the conference. Most recently, UNH had the highest number of student-athletes on the Fall 2006 America East Academic Honor Roll. Furthermore, New Hampshire boasts one of the top graduation rates in the country. UNH is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete’s ability to achieve academic excellence. Realizing the time commitment the players give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available to Wildcat field hockey players and all other student-athletes. This program includes the monitoring of academic progress and providing tutorial services, as well as interacting with the academic advisors within the various colleges. Serving as Student-Athlete Support Coordinator for a 16th season is Assistant Athletic Director Joanne Maldari, a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross who went on the earn her master’s degree in Athletic Counseling at Springfield College. She was recognized for her outstanding efforts at UNH by receiving the University’s 2001 Academic Advising Award. Before coming to Durham, Maldari served athletic counseling internships at Springfield and Central Connecticut State University. Cathy Leach is entering her eighth year as an assistant in the realm of academic support.

Joanne Maldari

Sports Medicine

Athletic Training at UNH consists of five full-time athletic trainers, one part-time athletic trainer and one full-time intern. In addition to director Jon Dana, the head athletic trainers are Glenn Riefenstahl, Cindy Michaud, Dan Sedory, Renee Kleszczynski and Barbara Hemphill. Sedory also serves as the Athletic Training Curriculum Coordinator. Students from his program assist the Certified Athletic Trainers in all aspects of team coverage. Hemphill will serve as the primary contact for the field hockey program for the second consecutive year in ‘09; she will be assisted by Alexandra Moran and Bethany Roun. The University has two athletic training rooms in use, the primary of which is located in the Field House. All of the athletic training facilities utilize the currently available modalities including muscle stimulators, ultrasound, heat, cryotherapy and hydrotherapy. The athletic training rooms also serve as the primary site for all post-injury rehabilitation.

Cathy Leach

Strength & Conditioning

Paul Chapman, a 1990 graduate of Dickinson State University with a B.S. degree in Biology who went on the earn a M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of North Dakota in 1994, enters his eighth year as the director of strength and conditioning at New Hampshire. Chapman had been the director of strength and conditioning at UND from 1992-2002. Chapman is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, USA Weightlifting (certified level-1 coach), the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and he served as the state director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in North Dakota from 1991-95. John Ciani, a ‘00 graduate of Long Beach State who is also in his eighth year at UNH, is the associate director and works with the field hockey program. Ciani works with the coaching staff to develop individualized training programs.

Jon Dana

Athletic Media Relations

The Athletic Media Relations department at UNH consists of three sports information professionals, two assistants and work-study students. The Director of Athletic Media Relations is Scott Stapin, a 1989 graduate of Northeastern University. Stapin worked for six years at Cornell University as Assistant Sports Information Director before joining the Wildcat program in the summer of 1996. Assisting Stapin is Douglas Poole, a ‘93 graduate of UNH, and Tom Wilkins (Assumption ‘01). Poole, who will serve as the field hockey liaison for the 12th time in 13 years, was employed as a sportswriter at two local newspapers prior to returning to his alma mater in the spring of 1997. The primary responsibility of the media relations department is to promote the 20 varsity sports at UNH. Included in this responsibility is the coordination of relations with media members, the promotion of student-athletes for academic and athletic awards (on the conference, regional and national levels), the production of media guides and programs, and the maintenance of team and individual statistics.

UNH Athletic Department Mission Statement

The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at UNH 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.

Barbara Hemphill

Paul Chapman

John Ciani

UNH Diversity Statement

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence.” This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff, and students.

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In 18 seasons at the helm of the University of New Hampshire field hockey program, Robin Balducci – a twotime America East Coach of the Year recipient (2000, 1998) and a Northeast Region Coach of the Year honoree (1998) – is the program’s all-time winningest head coach by guiding the Wildcats to 167 victories and 14 postseason appearances. She recorded her 100th career victory October 14, 2000 when the Blue and White defeated the University of Vermont at UNH’s Memorial Field. Balducci enters her 19th season with an overall record of 167-190-4 that includes 65-54-2 in America East conference play. Under her tutelage, 11 Wildcats have received All-America honors and that includes First Team selections Stacy Fimple and Rebecca Provost in 1994 as well as Marcie Boyer in 2002. In 2008, the Wildcats boasted the highest-scoring offense in America East and finished as league runner-up in both the regular season standings and tournament. UNH had a league-high four representatives on the All-Rookie Team as well as two players on both the First and Second teams. The ‘Cats finished with nine wins for the second consecutive year and had four overtime losses (three to nationally-ranked teams). UNH won six of the initial nine games of the 2007 season and consecutive shutout victories against Davidson and Fairfield gave the ‘Cats a 9-8 record late in the season. UNH advanced to the America East tournament and was ousted in the semifinals. The Wildcats finished ‘05 with a 7-12 overall record and missed the league tourney by virtue of a tiebreaker. In 2004, Balducci led the ‘Cats to their third consecutive appearance in the America East Championships. She guided the ‘03 team to second place in the league standings with a 5-1 mark and UNH finished with a 10-11 overall record to reach double digits in the win column for the sixth time in seven seasons. In 2002, UNH won a share of the America East regularseason title (4-1 conference record) and finished with a 12-8 overall record. In ‘00, Balducci guided UNH to the America East regular-season title, a runner-up finish in the conference tourney and an NCAA Tournament appearance for the second time in a three-year span. In recognition of her team’s accomplishments, Balducci was named America East Coach of the Year. In 1999, Balducci led UNH to a 12-7 overall record that included a 7-1 mark in America East. The ‘Cats earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament but fell short in their quest to defend the league title. In 1998, she guided the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament and they concluded the season with a 14-7 record, 6-2 America East mark and a conference championship. She was honored as NFHCA Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year and America East Coach of the Year. In 1997, UNH reemerged on the national scene, ascended to No. 8 in the nation and capped a successful 11-10 campaign with a loss in the

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ECAC championship game. Balducci is also a prominent figure on the national field hockey scene. In 1995, she was selected as a member of the United States National Team coaching staff. In the summer of ‘96, Balducci travelled to Germany with the U.S. National Team to compete in the Champions Trophy and the team finished in sixth place. The year before that, Coach Balducci embarked on a tour of Holland with the U-21 National team. During the 1995 calendar year, she toured Australia with the U.S. National Team, travelled to Spain with the U-21 squad and was a member of the coaching staff at the Pan American Games in Argentina, where the U.S. won the silver medal. Balducci, a Milford, Mass. native, has been involved in United States Field Hockey Association developmental camps since 1985 and continues to work at both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ camp levels. In 1991, her first year at the helm of the Wildcats, Balducci led UNH to an 11-6-2 record, a semifinal North Atlantic Conference playoff berth and a final national ranking of No. 12. In 1992, she kept the Wildcats in the national picture by leading her team to the NAC final. The following season, Balducci led the ‘Cats to a national ranking of No. 19 when UNH posted a 12-6-2 record. In her fourth season, Balducci guided New Hampshire to its best record in five years with a 14-8 mark in ‘94. The team was ranked 14th in the country that year and advanced to the NAC championship game. Without a place to call home in 1995 – Memorial Field was unplayable because of the Whittemore Center construction – Balducci coached the ‘Cats to a 7-12 mark. Balducci, a 1985 graduate of UNH, was a three-sport standout for the Wildcats and served as captain for each team. As a four-year starter in both field hockey and ice hockey, as well as a three-year starter in lacrosse, Balducci led UNH to both regional and national prominence. She earned Regional All-America honors in both field hockey and lacrosse, and still ranks sixth on the ice hockey all-time point scoring list. In 1985, Balducci was the starting goalkeeper for the Wildcat lacrosse team that won the only NCAA championship in UNH athletics’ history. The entire national championship lacrosse team was inducted into the inaugural class of the UNH Department of Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor in 1994 and Balducci herself was inducted in 1998 in recognition of her individual accomplishments. As starting goalkeeper her senior year, Balducci led the Wildcat field hockey team to the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In 1984, she was selected to the U.S. National Field Hockey Squad. She still holds the UNH school record for career shutouts with 31. Before returning to her alma mater, Balducci served as an assistant coach at Northeastern University for three years. During that time, the field hockey team earned two NCAA tournament bids and was consistently ranked among the top teams in the country.

Assistant Coaches Steve Simpson, a 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland, enters his third season with the University of New Hampshire coaching staff. Simpson came to UNH from the University of Massachusetts, where he had served as assistant coach since the 2003 season. In his four-year tenure, the Minutewomen advanced to the conference championship game in 2004 and 2005. Simpson also coached collegiately at the University of Maryland from 1995-2003, the last year of which he was the first assistant. With his assistance, the Terrapins won the national championship in 1999 and advanced to the national semifinals three other times (1995, 2000, 2001). His collegiate coaching responsibilities have included coaching all positions, recruiting, scheduling, planning travel and purchasing equipment. Simpson also has international coaching experience as an assistant with the U.S. Women’s National Team (1997-98) that included the Hockey World Cup in May 1998 and the Champions Trophy in 1997. In addition, he has coached at numerous “A” and “B” Camps and been active in the USFHA Futures Program, including serving as Regional Director and Director of Coaching of the Chesapeake Region. Simpson’s coaching resume also includes the EPTC Regional Team, the Tidewater Tempest and the New England Fire. He also founded and coached the Washington Wolves Hockey Club. And his field hockey experience is not limited to coaching; Simpson was an internationally-rated umpire manager. He umpired at the Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, the Pan Am Games, the Pan Am Cup and the World Cup qualifier in Edinburgh in 2001. He is currently an internationally-rated umpire manager. Margaux Shute was a member of the UNH field hockey program as a student-athlete from 2003-07 and immediately joined the program as an assistant coach following graduation in May 2008. Shute, a threeyear starting goalkeeper, received NFHCA Division I National All-Academic Squad recognition every year and was named to the 2007 America East All-Academic Team for excellence both on the field and in the classroom. Her goalkeeping experience was invaluable in the ‘08 season, when the Wildcats had two rookie goalies. She played 99.7% of the minutes during her last three seasons (4160:20 of a possible 4172:29), including all 1341:22 in ‘05, with 58 consecutive starts. Shute had an outstanding senior season in which she recorded personal bests in goals-against-average (2.03), save percentage (.735) and shutouts (five) to garner America East All-Conference Second Team accolades. She recorded consecutive shutouts against UMass, Pacific and Holy Cross as part of an overall shutout streak of 292 minutes, 45 seconds; UNH had not blanked three consecutive opponents since 1997. Shute also had back-to-back shutouts of Davidson and Fairfield. The native of Norridgewock, Maine ranked No. 5 in the nation in saves (150) and No. 8 in saves/game (8.33) as a junior in 2006; she recorded double-digit saves six times that year. Shute recorded her first career shutout in 2005 and finished with three during that sophomore campaign. She tallied double digits in saves four times in ‘05 and that included a personal best of 19 against Indiana University in the season opener.

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Assistant Coach At UNH Third season

Karen Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, joined the UNH faculty in the fall of 2002. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro (2002) with a specialization in Sport Psychology. Her research focuses primarily on social issues in coaching and coaching education. As an undergraduate at Princeton University (1994) she was a two-sport athlete playing on the field hockey and lacrosse teams, and she captained the field hockey team her senior year. As both a player and coach at Princeton, Collins was part of multiple league championships, NCAA appearances and a national championship. After completing her undergraduate work at Princeton, she went on to coach field hockey at Princeton, the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College. Dr. Collins received her MS in Sport Studies from UNH and brings the combination of her academic preparation in sport psychology with a great deal of sport experience to her current position at UNH. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Collins is a sport psychology consultant for youth and collegiate athletes and coaches.

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Margaux Shute Assistant Coach At UNH Second season

Karen Collins

Sport Psychology



Season Outlook OVERVIEW In 2007, the University of New Hampshire field hockey team returned to America East postseason play after a two-year absence. In 2008, the Wildcats advanced to the America East championship game, where they fell by the slimmest of margins: one goal. UNH – with 11 returning letterwinners, including seven starters, and six newcomers – looks to continue its recent upward swing in 2009. The ‘Cats were the highest-scoring team in America East last year, and they should have a highly potent attack again in ‘09 with three of the four players who recorded 20+ points returning to the lineup. At the other end of the field, the defense will be much improved with the leadership of a veteran, experienced corps of backs. DEFENSE With a highly talented and experienced corps intact, UNH will have a staunch defense in 2009. Three backs started all 20 games in ‘08 – a fourth was a significant part of the rotation – and goalkeeper Katherine Nagengast returns with a year of collegiate experience. Cally Cooke is a senior with three years of starting experience. She garnered America East AllConference Second Team recognition last season and proved to be not only a leader of the defensive unit but to the team, as evident by the captain band she wore a majority of the time. Cooke helped propel UNH into the America East championship game by setting up the game-winning overtime goal against rival Maine in the semifinals. Kiera Williams is another senior who can boast three years as a starter and America East All-Conference Second Team accolades (in 2007). Kendall Deck immediately stepped into a starting role last year as a freshman and went on to earn America East All-Rookie Team honors. In addition to her role on the defensive end of the field, Deck emerged as the stopper on the offensive penalty corner unit and tallied five assists; that total tied for third highest on the team. Kyle Lyons played in 17 of 20 games in her rookie campaign of ‘08 and gained significant experience coming off the bench as well as starting this past spring. She was called upon to contribute to the offense just once, and answered that call by scoring a penalty-stroke goal in the America East semifinal to help the ‘Cats advance to the title game. Kylie Damon is a newcomer who will bring depth to the defensive unit. Damon, a freshman, was an All-America Second Team selection as well as a two-time Regional All-America honoree at Skowhegan Area High School (Maine); she helped lead the team to a state championship four consecutive years. Jess Sweeney is a transfer from Hofstra University, where she did not see any game action as a freshman in 2008; she will be redshirting the ‘09 season. In goal, Nagengast saw limited action last season as a freshman. She played in five games with one start (at Holy Cross) and did not factor into a decision (0-0 record). Nagengast tallied 11 saves during her time in net – a total of 113:51 – for a .550 save percentage. Midfield Kara Connolly, the lone junior on the squad, saw increased playing time in ‘08 – when she played in all 20 games with 10 starts – and that trend should continue into the 2009 season. Kate Collins Smyth garnered America East All-Rookie Team recognition in 2008. She started all 20 games and tied for third on the team in assists (five) as a freshman; she also tallied two goals to finish with a total of nine points. The crop of freshmen consists of Emily Buda, Emma Erler and Melyssa Woods. Buda earned Regional All-America and state Player of the Year accolades as a senior, when she captained Simsbury High School (Conn.) to a state title. Erler garnered both Regional All-America and All-State First Team honors twice, and she led Newfound Regional High School (N.H.) to a pair of state championships. Woods was named to the All-State Team and led Glens Falls High School (N.Y.) to a runner-up finish last year as a senior.



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Season Outlook attack The highest-scoring offense in America East will have to find a way to offset the loss of the Offensive Player of the Year, Sarah Craigue, to graduation. A good place to start is with senior Meg Shea, whose 2008 accolades included NFHCA Northeast Region First Team and America East All-Conference First Team. Shea tied for the team lead in goals (11) and was second in points (24), and with those numbers she ranked third in the league in goals per game and sixth in points per game. One day after receiving All-Conference honors, Shea scored two goals – including the one in sudden-death overtime – to springboard UNH past the league semifinals to the title game. Leah Boody, another senior, closed the 2008 season on a strong note by recording a point in four of the last six regular-season games, when she became an integral part of the offensive penalty corner unit. She finished in a tie for third on the team in assists. Whitney Frates and Hayley Rausch were expected to make an immediate impact last year as rookies. And they did exactly that by becoming the first freshmen since 1983 to record 20+ points. Frates, who was named to both the America East All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie Team as well as the NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team, ranked second on the team in assists (seven) as well as third in both points (23) and shooting percentage and tied for third in goals (eight); in America East, she ranked fifth in assists per game and eighth in points per game. Frates recorded a team-best seven-game point-scoring streak in which she compiled six goals and three assists for 15 points. Rausch, who started 15 of the 17 games in which she played, tied with Frates for third on the team in goals (eight) and also had four assists to finish with 20 points; the point total ranked fourth and she had a team-best .364 shooting percentage. In America East, Rausch was sixth in goals per game and seventh in points per game. The trio of Clare Becker, Shayna Duffy and Mary Quill join the front line of the attack. Becker recorded 16 goals and 20 assists last year as a senior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, which is one of the dominant programs in Maryland. Duffy was named to the All-State Team her senior year at nearby Dover High School. Quill, another Seacoast New Hampshire native out of Portsmouth High School, joined Duffy on the All-State Team, and she was a Second Team selection as a junior. the schedule In addition to five America East league games, the Wildcats will battle four Ivy League teams as well as two ACC teams, a pair of Big East squads and a member of the Big 10. Of the 18 regularseason games, five are home at Memorial Field and three are at neutral sites. The 2009 season opens Aug. 30 at home against Syracuse University, a team that advanced to the semifinals of last year’s NCAA tournament and ended the year ranked third in the national polls. New Hampshire begins September with a pair of games in the Ocean State against Brown University (Sept. 4) and Providence College (Sept. 6). The ‘Cats then make the first of two trips to Burlington, Vt. to play Cal-Davis and Penn at UVM’s Sheraton Classic on Sept. 12-13. UNH continues play against another Ivy League team, Harvard, on Sept. 16 and returns home to face Holy Cross on the 19th. The Wildcats then hit the road again to battle Davidson and Duke, a 2008 NCAA quarterfinalist that was ranked eighth in the country. League play begins Oct. 3 at home against interstate rival Maine, and the ‘Cats travel to play Northeastern and Dartmouth before resuming America East action at Vermont. The next day, UNH travels to Cambridge, Mass. (Harvard) to play Michigan. New Hampshire plays a fifth consecutive out-of-town game against Boston University on Oct. 17 and then plays host to Boston College – a team that ended ’08 at No. 15 in the rankings – on the 18th. The Wildcats will hold Senior Day on Oct. 24 against Fairfield University and conclude the regular season the following weekend at Albany, the defending America East champion who defeated UNH, 2-1, in last year’s league title game. Postseason play begins in November, when UNH looks to make its third consecutive appearance in the America East tournament.

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the Roster by the Alphabet

Becker, Clare................. # 8 Boody, Leah.................... 21 Buda, Emily..................... 3 Collins Smyth, Kate......... 7 Connolly, Kara............... 14 Cooke, Cally.................... 2 Damon, Kylie................... 9 Deck, Kendall................ 20 Duffy, Shayna................. 25 Erler, Emma................... 11 Frates, Whitney................ 4 Lyons, Kyle...................... 5 Nagengast, Katherine..... 33 Quill, Mary..................... 22 Rausch, Hayley.............. 17 Shea, Meg...................... 18 Sweeney, Jess.................. 12 Williams, Kiera.............. 15 Woods, Melyssa............. 10

by Class

Seniors (4) Leah Boody, Cally Cooke, Meg Shea, Kiera Williams. Juniors (1) Kara Connolly. Sophomores (6) Kate Collins Smyth, Kendall Deck, Whitney Frates, Kyle Lyons, Katherine Nagengast, Hayley Rausch. Freshmen (8) Clare Becker, Emily Buda, Kylie Damon, Shayna Duffy, Emma Erler, Mary Quill, Jess Sweeney, Melyssa Woods.

No. 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 20 21 22 25 33

Name Cally Cooke Emily Buda Whitney Frates Kyle Lyons Kate Collins Smyth Clare Becker Kylie Damon Melyssa Woods Emma Erler Jess Sweeney Kara Connolly Kiera Williams Hayley Rausch Meg Shea Kendall Deck Leah Boody Mary Quill Shayna Duffy Katherine Nagengast

Yr. Sr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. (r) Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. So.

Pos. B M/F F B M F B M M/F B M B F F B F F F GK

Ht. 5-7 5-5 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-5 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-9 5-5 5-5 5-7 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-3 5-5 5-11

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Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls New Hampton, N.H./Newfound Regional Accord, N.Y./Rondout Valley Mohegan Lake, N.Y./Lakeland Dover, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas Severna Park, Md./Severna Park Melrose, Mass./Melrose Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Amesbury, Mass./Amesbury Portsmouth, N.H./Portsmouth Dover, N.H./Dover Westborough, Mass./Westborough

Head coach – Robin Balducci (New Hampshire ‘85)/ 19th season Assistant coaches – Steve Simpson (Maryland ‘88), Margaux Shute (UNH ‘08) Student manager – Ross Gorham

by State

Connecticut (1) Emily Buda Maine (1) Kylie Damon Maryland (2) C l a r e B e c k e r, H a y l e y Rausch Massachusetts (4) Leah Boody, Cally Cooke, Katherine Nagengast, Meg Shea New Hampshire (4) Shayna Duffy, Emma Erler, Mary Quill, Kiera Williams New Jersey (1) Kendall Deck New York (3) Kara Connolly, Jess Sweeney, Melyssa Woods Vermont (2) Whitney Frates, Kyle Lyons Ireland (1) Kate Collins Smyth



Hometown/High School Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury Woodstock, Vt./Kimball Union Academy White River Junction, Vt./Kimball Union

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Leah

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Year GP GS G A P Sh 2006 17 0 1 0 2 8 2007 20 2 1 1 3 10 2008 20 4 2 5 9 9 Career 57 6 4 6 14 27

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Senior 5-7 Newburyport, Mass.

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Collegiate accolades: NFHCA All-Academic Squad (‘06 07’ ‘08); America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (‘06 ‘07 ‘08); America East All-Academic Team (‘08); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘08). AS A junior in 2008: Started all 20 games, including both postseason games in the America East championship; tallied an assist on the overtime game-winning goal in the league semifinal game vs. Maine to send the ‘Cats to the title game; recorded an assist in UNH’s 5-2 victory against Brown (9/5); one of the key defensive stoppers in the backfield for the Wildcats; a prominent part of the defensive penalty corner unit. As a Sophomore in 2007: One of seven Wildcats to start all 21 games; recorded four points with two goals, both on penalty-stroke shots; tallied her first collegiate points with a goal against Maine (10/6); scored her other goal in the next game at Dartmouth (10/10). As a freshman in 2006: Started all 16 games in which she played, including all five America East conference games.

# 2 C ally C ooke / B ack

As a junior in 2008: Played in all 18 regular-season games with two starts, and started both postseason games in the America East championship; recorded a total of nine points on two goals and five assists, including 1-2-4 in five league games; tied for third on the team in assists; scored a goal in two of the last three regular-season games, tallying a total of five points in that span; had a point in four of the last six regular-season games; in the latter half of the season, was a key player on the offensive penalty corner unit; recorded a career-high three points with a goal and an assist at Fairfield (10/25); tallied assists in back-toback games against both Harvard (9/7) and 10th-ranked Michigan State (9/14) and Dartmouth (10/8) and Maine (10/11); recorded an assist on the game-winning goals against Fairfield and Harvard; the two goals matched her previous two-year total; the nine-point total nearly doubled her previous two-year total (five). As a Sophomore in 2007: Played in 20 of 21 games and was in the starting lineup twice; started one of the four America East conference games in which she played; recorded three points with a goal and an assist; tallied her goal at Northeastern (10/30); recorded her first career assist vs. Boston College (10/21). As a freshman in 2006: Played in 17 of 18 games, including all five America East games; recorded two points on one goal; recorded her first collegiate point with a goal against Davidson. High school: Leah is a ‘06 graduate of Amesbury High School, where she lettered in field hockey, basketball and softball; National Field Hockey Festival participant in 2005; National Indoor tournament in ‘06; USFHA National U-16 Tournament in ‘03; played in the Futures program since age 12; Futures Elite selection in 2003-04-05-06; All-Star selection in 2003-04-05; all-league in 2003-04; Eagle Tribune All-Star in ‘04; as a four-year starter, she recorded 29 goals and 41 assists, which included nine goals and 10 assists as a senior; led Amesbury to the Cape Ann League title in 2002-03-04; in softball, she earned All-Star and all-league honors in 2003-04-05 and was named the team’s offensive MVP in 2002 and ‘04. Personal: Born 5/14/88 in Newburyport, Mass.; daughter of Thomas and Maureen Boody; major is kinesiology: athletic training; her sister Amanda played field hockey at Worcester State College; her father played football at Virginia Tech.

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Senior 5-7 Amesbury, Mass.

High school: Cally is a ‘06 graduate of Newburyport High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic selection in 2005; Futures Elite in 2005 and ‘06; National Futures Tournament participant in 2004 and ‘05; 2005 National Festival (gold medal); 2004 Jr. Olympics (bronze medal); 2003 National Indoor Tournament (gold medal); Cape Ann League All-Star in ‘04 and ‘05; Mass. Best of 60 Team; Newburyport MVP in ‘05; led team to the Northern Mass. title in ‘05. Personal: Born 3/28/88 in Newburyport, Mass.; daughter of Russell and Jill Cooke; major is business; her father played football at UMass and professionally for the N.Y. Jets (1978).

Year GP GS G A P Sh 2006 16 16 0 0 0 4 2007 21 21 2 0 4 5 2008 20 20 0 2 2 4 Career 57 57 2 2 6 13

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Kiera

Shea

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Year GP GS G A P Sh 2006 13 5 5 2 12 18 2007 21 21 3 2 8 44 2008 20 20 11 2 24 72 Career 54 46 19 6 44 134

10

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Senior 5-5 Dover, N.H.

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Collegiate accolades: America East AllConference Second Team (‘07); UNH’s Marisa Didio Award (‘07 ‘08). As a junior in 2008: Played in all 20 games and was in the starting lineup 19 times, including both postseason games in the America East championship; was injured during pre-game warmup vs. Harvard but entered the game early in the first half; recorded a team-high three defensive saves; served as a major defensive stopper for the Wildcats in the backfield and was a critical part of the defensive penalty corner unit. As a Sophomore in 2007: Started all 20 games in which she started; played in all five America East conference games; recorded one point on an assist; assisted on the game-winning goal in double overtime against Maine (10/6).

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As a freshman in 2006: Played in all 18 games and was in the starting lineup 17 times; started four of five America East games; recorded her first collegiate point with an assist against nationally-ranked Boston College; finished the season with one point. Before UNH: Redshirted the 2005 season at the University of Connecticut. High school: Kiera is a 2004 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; named New Hampshire Player of the Year as a senior; All-State First Team in 2003 and 2004; AllState Second Team in 2002; recorded 14 goals and 19 assists to lead STA to the 2004 state semifinals; guided STA to the 2003 state title with five goals and 15 assists; team MVP as a junior and senior; lacrosse captain as a junior and senior. Personal: Born 3/1/87; daughter of Bill and Erin Williams; major is pre-vet.

Year GP GS 2006 18 17 2007 20 20 2008 20 19 Career 58 56

G A P Sh 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

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Collegiate accolades: NFHCA Northeast Region First Team (‘08); America East All-Conference First Team (‘08); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘07); America East All-Rookie Team (‘06); America East AllChampionship Team (‘08); Joyce V. Hiller Scholarship Award (‘08 ‘09). As a junior in 2008: Started all 20 games, including both postseason games in the America East championship; led the team in shots with 72 and tied for the lead in goals (11); second in total points with 24; in the America East conference, ranked third in goals per game and sixth in points per game (1.20); scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, in the America East semifinal game vs. Maine; the two goals and four points matched her season highs established vs. Brown (9/5); recorded a three-game goal scoring streak from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3 and also potted goals in consecutive games against Boston College (10/19) and Fairfield (10/25); tallied a point in six of eight games ranging from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8; recorded a point in 10 of 18 games overall; scored the game-winning goal vs. Brown. As a Sophomore in 2007: One of seven Wildcats to start all 21 games; recorded three goals and two assists for eight points; ranked second on the team in shots (44) – first in shots on goal (31); scored a goal in the season opener vs. St. Louis (8/26) and the regular-season finale at Sacred Heart (10/28); tallied three points with a goal and an assist at Central Michigan (9/22); scored the game-winning goal in that game; assisted on the game-winning goal vs. Davidson (10/16). As a freshman in 2006: Played in 13 of 18 games and was in the starting lineup five times; started two of five America East conference games; ranked second on the team in both goals (five) and points (12); recorded all 12 points in the last five games of the season; recorded her first collegiate points with a goal against Providence College; tallied career highs in both goals (three) and points (six) at UMass; scored the game-winning goal at UMBC; among the nine ‘Cats in double digits in shots, recorded the highest shooting percentage (.278). High school: Meg is a ‘06 graduate of Melrose High School, where she lettered in field hockey and tennis; Middlesex League All-Star in 2003, ‘04 and ‘05; led the league in scoring as a junior and senior; also the team’s leading scorer as a sophomore; Best of 60’s Senior Game participant; in tennis, was named to the league All-Star Team in ‘06; compiled a 31-5 singles record in her last two years; Personal: Born 4/29/88 in Melrose, Mass.; daughter of Mike and Lynn Shea; major is sociology.

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Senior 5-6 Melrose, Mass.

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Kara

Collins Smyth

Connolly

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Personal: Born 7/8/89; daughter of Thomas and Nancy Connolly; major is occupational therapy.

Year GP GS G A P Sh 2007 10 0 1 0 2 6 2008 20 10 0 2 2 4 Career 30 10 1 2 4 10

# 1 4 K ara C onnolly / midfield

As a sophomore in 2008: Played in all 20 games, including both postseason games in the America East championship; was in the starting lineup 10 times during the regular season; came off the bench in all five America East conference games; recorded an assist against both Brown (9/5) and Holy Cross (9/17); recorded a total of two points.

High school: Kara is a ‘07 graduate of Lakeland High School, where she lettered in field hockey and soccer; earned 2006 All-America Second Team honors as a senior midfielder and led the team to the state championship; also earned All-State, All-Section and All-League honors in both 2005 and 2006 and was named to the Regional All-America Team in ’05; led her team to the gold medal in the Empire State Games in both 2005 and 2006, and also competed in the 2005 Junior Olympics; served as team captain in her junior and senior season.

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Collegiate accolades: America East Academic Honor Roll (‘08); America East All-Rookie Team (‘08); UNH’s Susan Kilmister Memorial Award (‘09).

Collegiate accolades: America East Academic Honor Roll (‘08 ).

As a Freshman in 2007: Played in 19 of 21 games, all off the bench; played in all five America East conference games; recorded two points on one goal; recorded her first career points with a goal at Central Michigan (9/22).

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Sophomore 5-5

As a freshman in 2008: Started all 20 games, including both postseason games in the America East championship; sixth on the team in points with a total of nine; tied for third on the team in assists with five; scored two goals, both coming in UNH victories – Holy Cross (9/17) and Fairfield (10/25); career-high two assists at Maine (10/11); recorded her first collegiate point with an assist vs. Radford (8/31); scored her first goal at Holy Cross; tallied an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Vermont; an instrumental part of controlling tempo in the midfield. High school: Kate is a ‘08 graduate of Crescent College Comprehensive; a member of Ireland’s Under-18 National Team; competed at the 2007 U-18 European Championship. Personal: Born 5/2/89; daughter of Phillip and Margaret; major is kinesiology: exercise science.

Year GP GS G A P Sh 2008 20 20 2 5 9 21 Career 20 20 2 5 9 21

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M

Junior 5-5 Mohegan Lake, N.Y.

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Whitney

Deck

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Collegiate accolades: America East Academic Honor Roll (‘08); America East All-Rookie Team ‘08); UNH’s Susan Kilmister Memorial Award (‘09).

Year GP GS 2008 20 20 Career 20 20

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# 2 0 K endall deck / back

Personal: Born 12/20/89 in Summit, N.J.; daughter of Kenneth and Sheila Deck; major is mathematics education.

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Collegiate accolades: NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team (‘08); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘08); America East All-Rookie Team (‘08); America East All-Championship Team (‘08); America East Rookie of the Week, twice (‘08); UNH’s Marisa Didio Award (‘08).

As a freshman in 2008: Started all 20 games, including both games in the America East championship; tied for third on the team in assists with a total of five; compiled a total of five points; became a vital part of the offensive penalty corner unit as the stopper and recorded an assist in consecutive games against Dartmouth (Oct. 8) and Maine (Oct. 11); recorded her first collegiate point with an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Radford on Aug. 31; also tallied an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Fairfield. High school: Kendall is a ‘08 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; competed at the Futures National in 2005 and 2007 as well as the National Indoor Tournament in 2007 and 2008; 2007 Academic All-America Team selection; her other 2007 accolades included All-State Second Team, NJFHCA All-Star, NJFHCA Group 4 First Team, Somerset County First Team and Skyland Conference First Team; also received the conference, county and Group 4 honors as a junior in ‘06; led Bridgewater-Raritan to a Group 4 state runner-up finish from 2005-07 and the team won the conference title all four years.

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Sophomore 5-4 Woodstock, Vt.

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As a freshman in 2008: Played in all 20 games and was in the starting lineup 10 times, including both America East championship games; third on the team in points (23) and tied for third in goals (eight); second in shooting percentage (.267); in the conference, ranked fifth in assists per game and eighth in points per game; scored two game-winning goals (vs. Harvard and Vermont) and assisted on the gamewinning goal vs. Maine; tallied 2-2-6 in five America East league games; recorded a point in seven straight games from Sept. 26 to Oct. 17; tallied 6-3-15 in that span; finished with a point in 13 of 20 games; notched career highs of two goals and four points in UNH’s 4-1 win vs. Northeastern (10/5); tallied her first career point with an assist vs. Brown (9/5); scored her first collegiate goal the following game vs. Harvard (9/7).

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Sophomore 5-7 Bridgewater, N.J.

Frates

High school: Whitney is a ‘08 graduate of Kimball Union Academy, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse; competed at the National Futures Tournament in 2006 (gold medal) and 2007; garnered All-America Second Team recognition; captained the team in 2007 and 2008 and named team MVP both seasons; broke the school’s single-season point record with 31 goals and 25 assists as a senior; holds the career points record with 73 goals and 40 assists; NEPSWA All-Star selection as a junior and senior; in lacrosse, earned Northern New England All-Star honors.

Personal: Born 7/1/90 in Hanover, N.H.; daughter of John and Betsy Frates; major is undeclared. Year GP GS G A P Sh 2008 20 10 8 7 23 30 Career 20 10 8 7 23 30

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High school: Katherine is a ‘08 graduate of Westborough High School, where she lettered in field hockey, swimming and lacrosse; competed at the Futures National program from 2003-07 as well as the USFH Under-16 National Tournament in ‘05 and ‘06; named a Midwach B All-Star and to the Worcester Telegram Super Team in ‘06 and ‘07; Division I MVP; as a senior captain, surrendered just six goals in 20 games for a 0.30 GAA to lead WHS to the Midwach B championship; also played on the Cape Ann Coalition club team.

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As a freshman in 2008: Played in five games with one start (at Holy Cross; 9/17); did not factor into a decision (0-0 record); did not play in any America East league games; tallied 11 saves in her limited time in net – a total of 113:51 – for a .550 save percentage; made her collegiate debut Aug. 31 against Radford; played the final 27:12 of that game and made one save to combine with Jenna Lehman for the shutout.

High school: Kyle attended Kimball Union Academy prep school, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, for one year; named the 2008 Outstanding Female Athlete; NEPSAC Class C All-New England Team; captain and team MVP for both field hockey and ice hockey; a 2007 graduate of Hartford High School, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and softball; as a senior, her honors included Outstanding Female Athlete, Burlington Free Press All-State First Team, All-Marble Valley League First Team and Twin State All-Star selection; captained all three teams that year; Burlington Free Press All-State Second Team as a junior; in ice hockey, received Vermont Coaches and Burlington Free Press all-state honors as a sophomore, junior and senior; tallied 118 career points to rank second in school history.

Year GP GS G 2008 17 1 1 Career 17 1 1

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Sophomore 5-11 Westborough, Mass.

Collegiate accolades: America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (‘08).

As a freshman in 2008: Played in 15 regularseason games and was in the starting lineup once; also played in both America East championship games; in the semifinal vs. Maine, gave the Wildcats a 1-0 first-half lead by scoring on a penalty stroke; it was her only shot of the season; served as valuable role player on the defensive end.

Personal: Born 7/31/89 in Lebanon, N.H.; daughter of John and Nancy Lyons; major is undeclared; her sister Kristen lettered in field hockey at Middlebury College (1999); her sister Kelly lettered in field hockey at Roanoke College (2002-04); her father lettered in football at Penn (1970-74) and coached there from 1974-84; he also coached at Boston U. (1985-87), Dartmouth (1988-2004) and NFL Europe (2005-07).

Nagengast

Personal: Born 1/3/90 in San Antonio, Texas; daughter of Richard and Kris Nagengast; major is kinesiology: exercise science.

Year GP/GS MIN GA GAA Sv Sv% W-L 2008 5/1 113:51 9 5.53 11 .550 0-0 Career 5/1 113:51 9 5.53 11 .550 0-0

# 3 3 K atherine N agengast / goalkeeper

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Sophomore 5-5 White River Jct, Vt.

Katherine

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the Wildcats Hayley

Jess

Rausch

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Sophomore 5-7 Severna Park, Md.

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Personal: Major is athletic training.

# 1 7 H ayley R ausch / forward

Year GP GS G A P Sh 2008 17 15 8 4 20 22 Career 17 15 8 4 20 22

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High School: Jess is a ‘08 graduate of Rondout Valley High School, where she lettered in field hockey, basketball and softball; All-State First Team selection as a senior; two-time All-Mid Hudson Athletic League honoree; named Rondout’s Most Outstanding Player; two-time Sportsmanship Award recipient.

High school: Hayley is a ‘08 graduate of Severna Park High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; will continue her pursuit as a two-sport student-athlete at UNH with both the field hockey and lacrosse teams; ranked among the top 20 in the nation in scoring with 34 goals as a sophomore, when she received All-County, All-Met and Player of the Year honors; tallied 22 goals and 10 assists to earn All-County Second Team and All-Met Honorable Mention recognition in 2007; led SPHS to the state championship in consecutive years from 2005-07 and to a runner-up finish in 2004; also played on the Spark Indoor club team. Personal: Born 1/22/90 in Annapolis, Md.; daughter of Richard and Sarah Rausch; major is psychology.

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Freshman (R) 5-9 Accord, N.Y.

Before UNH: A transfer from Hofstra University; did not play a game in the 2008 season.

As a freshman in 2008: Played in 17 games, including the America East semifinal, and was in the starting lineup 15 times; missed the last two regular-season games; had a team-best .364 shooting percentage with eight goals on 21 shots; tied for third on the team in goals; fourth in points (20); notched four assists; ranked sixth in the league in goals per game and seventh in points per game; scored one gamewinning goal – vs. Northeastern (10/5); recorded season highs of two goals and four points against No. 11 Louisville (9/20); tallied a point in five of six games spanning from Aug. 31 to Sept. 20; had 5-212 in that time frame; recorded a point in nine of 17 games; recorded her first career points with a goal against Radford (8/31). UNH lacrosse: As a freshman in 2009, she played in 18 games with nine starts and led UNH rookies in both goals (17) and points (23).

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Becker

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Freshman 5-5 Chevy Chase, Md.

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High School: Clare is a ‘09 graduate of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; captained the ‘08 team and garnered Gazette All-County First Team honors with 16 goals, 20 assists; Washington Post All-Metropolitan Honorable Mention in ‘08; in 2007, team won the regional and divisional championships en route to the 3A state title game; three-year regional Futures participant; also played for the Southeast and Capitol Pegasus club teams. Personal: Born 5/14/91 in Washington, D.C.; daughter of Bruce Becker and Natalie Jennings; her father was a soccer letterwinner at Penn; major is hospitality management.

the Wildcats Emily

Kylie

Buda

High School: Emily is a ‘09 graduate of Simsbury High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; Regional All-America Team as a senior in 2008; also named the Coca Cola Player of the Year (Conn.) and the Hartford Courant Player of the Year, as well as the MVP in both the state championship game and Senior All-Star Game; Conn. Field Hockey Association All-Star, 2004-08; Hartford Courant All-Star, 2004-08; team captain as a senior, when she recorded 18 goals and 15 assists for 51 points; career numbers included 63 goals, 41 assists and 167 points; led SHS to the state title in ‘08 and runner-up in ‘06; played seven years for the Seacoast United club team. Personal: Born 7/8/91 in Beverly, Mass.; daughter of David and Wendy Buda; her father lettered in ice hockey at Northeastern University (1985-89) and was a 1985 draft pick of the Boston Bruins; her sister, Heather, lettered in field hockey at Bentley College (2004-08); undeclared major.

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Freshman 5-6 Skowhegan, Maine

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High School: Kylie is a ‘09 graduate of Skowhegan Area High School, where she lettered in field hockey; Second Team All-America selection in ‘07; Regional All-America honoree in ‘07 and ‘08; Portland Telegram All-State First Team in ‘07 and ‘08; KVAC First Team in ‘08; KVAC Second Team in ‘07 KVAC All-Rookie Team; led Skowhegan to the Class A state championship all four years; recorded 11 goals and six assists as a senior to finish with career numbers of 18 goals and 18 assists; also played for the Seacoast United, Maine Event and Katandin club teams. Personal: Born 4/9/91 in Waterville, Maine; daughter of Jeffrey and Kathy Damon; her sister, Kim, lettered in field hockey at Maine (1999-2003); major is business.

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# 3 E mily B uda / M idfield / F orward

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Freshman 5-5 Simsbury, Conn.

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the Wildcats Emma

Shayna

Erler

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Freshman 5-5 Dover, N.H.

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Personal: Born 12/25/90 in Portsmouth, N.H.; daughter of Thomas and Diane Duffy; her great grandfather, George Jaques, lettered in both football and lacrosse at UNH (1931-34); her grandfather, Colonel Richard Spaulding, lettered in both football and track at UNH; major is undeclared in the school of Health and Human Services.

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# 2 5 S hayna D uffy / F orward

High School: Shayna is a ‘09 graduate of Dover High School, where she lettered in field hockey as well as both indoor and outdoor track; National Festival participant, 2007-08; National Futures participant, 2005-08; Class L All-State First Team in ‘08; Foster’s Daily Democrat Highest Honorable Mention Team; tallied 24 goals and 17 assists as a four-year starter; played for former UNH head coach Marisa Didio as part of Hockey Mates and Disney Classic; also played for the Seacoast United club team; earned five letters in indoor track, where she qualified for states in the 55-meter and 300m from 2005-08 and was named the MVP in ‘09; earned five letters in outdoor track, where she qualified for the 100m and 200m from 2005-08.

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Freshman 5-6 New Hampton, N.H.

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High School: Emma is a ‘09 graduate of Newfound Regional High School, where she lettered in field hockey, basketball and outdoor track & field; participated at the Junior National Camp in Boston (July ‘09); National Futures tournament participant in ‘07 and ‘08; named to the NFHCA Northeast Team in ‘07 and ‘08; Class M/S Player of the Year and All-State First Team in 2008; also named to the First Team in ‘06, and to the Second Team in ‘07; NH Twin State Senior Classic in 2008; William Loeb Memorial Fund Scholar-Athlete Award (Union Leader) in ‘08; led Newfound to the Class M/S state championship in ‘08 and ‘06, as well as a runner-up finish in ‘07; recorded three goals and an assist in the 2008 title game to finish the season with 19 goals and 18 assists; also played for the Upper Valley Blizzard club team; also a member of the Bears’ runner-up teams in basketball (‘07) and track (‘06). Personal: Born 1/24/91 in Laconia, N.H.; daughter of Dave and Brenda Erler; her father lettered in both cross country and track at St. Cloud State University (1972-76); major is environmental horticulture.

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Duffy

the Wildcats Mary

Melyssa

Quill

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High School: Mary is a ‘09 graduate of Portsmouth High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; All-State First Team in ‘08 and Second Team in ‘07; Foster’s Daily Democrat Dream Team and Union Leader All-State Team, as well as Varsity Magazine First Team (N.H. and Vt.), in 2008; NH Twin State Senior Classic in ‘08; was the Clippers’ leading scorer as a sophomore, junior and senior; as a senior captain in ‘08, garnered MVP honors by tallying 13 goals and 10 assists finish her four-year career with 36 goals and 25 assists; led PHS to a runner-up finish in ‘07; played for the Cape Ann Coalition club team; in lacrosse, won the state title in ‘07 and ‘08.

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Freshman 5-6 Glens Falls, N.Y.

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High School: Melyssa is a ‘09 graduate of Glens Falls High School, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse; won a bronze medal at the ‘08 National Futures Tournament; also competed at that event in ‘07; Empire State Games competitor in 2007 (bronze medalist) and 2008; All-State Team in 2008; also named the Post-Star Player of the Year and to the Foothills Council All-Star First Team in ‘08; Post-Star Second Team and Foothills Council First Team in ‘07; Times Union All-Star Team in ‘07; Post-Star All-Star First Team in ‘06; led GFHS to the Section II Class B championship in 2005, 2006 and 2008; Class B state runner-up in ‘06; tallied 15 goals and five assists as a senior to increase her five-year totals to 65 goals and 21 assists; had a single-season high of 23 goals as a sophomore; also played for the ADK club team.

# 2 2 M ary quill / F orward

Personal: Born 12/10/90 in Littleton, N.H.; daughter of Bruce Quill and Mary Coombs; major is undeclared.

Personal: Born 3/7/91 in Syracuse, N.Y.; daughter of Larry and Debbie Woods; her father lettered in cross country and track at Rutgers University (1977-81); her cousin, Meghan Cloonan, is currently on the Lafayette College field hockey team; major is biology.

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Freshman 5-3 Greenland, N.H.

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Results and Statistics 2008 Statistics

Player

Sarah Craigue

Craigue led the 2008 ‘Cats in goals, assists and points with career single-season highs in all three statistics. She was honored as America East Offensive Player of the Year.

G/GS

Player

Kara Napolitano

Game-winning goals

Sarah Craigue. . . . . . . . . . 3 Whitney Frates . . . . . . . . . 2 Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Brittany Jacobs. . . . . . . . . 1 Hayley Rausch . . . . . . . . . 1

Three-goal games

Sarah Craigue. . . . . . . . . . 1

Two-goal games

Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Whitney Frates . . . . . . . . . 1 Sarah Craigue. . . . . . . . . . 1 Hayley Rausch . . . . . . . . . 1

Defensive saves

Kiera Williams . . . . . . . . . 3 Kara Napolitano . . . . . . . . 1

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America East Career

A Pts Shots G/GS

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A Pts

Sarah Craigue 20/20 11 8 30 58 5/5 3 2 8 Meg Shea 20/20 11 2 24 72 5/5 2 0 4 Whitney Frates 20/10 8 7 23 21 5/5 2 2 6 Hayley Rausch 17/15 8 4 20 22 3/2 1 0 2 Brittany Jacobs 20/20 5 4 14 22 5/5 2 3 7 Kate Collins Smyth 20/20 2 5 9 21 5/5 1 3 5 Leah Boody 20/4 2 5 9 9 5/2 1 2 4 Kendall Deck 20/20 0 5 5 1 5/5 0 2 2 Kara Napolitano 20/20 1 0 2 4 5/5 1 0 2 Kyle Lyons 17/1 1 0 2 1 4/0 0 0 0 Kara Connolly 20/10 0 2 2 4 5/0 0 0 0 Cally Cooke 20/20 0 2 2 4 5/5 0 0 0 Kiera Williams 20/19 0 0 0 0 5/5 0 0 0 Holly Cuff 13/0 0 0 0 0 3/0 0 0 0 Hannah Colestock 10/1 0 0 0 2 2/1 0 0 0 Caitlyn Smith 4/0 0 0 0 1 1/0 0 0 0 UNH 20 49 44 142 251 5 13 14 40 Opponents 20 61 47 169 324 5 12 12 36

Goalkeeper Statistics

Napolitano was a fouryear starter and an integral part of the defensive penalty corner unit as a defensive stalwart for the ‘Cats. She also saw action on the offensive penalty corner unit.

Overall

G/GS

W-L

Min

GA

GAA

Svs

Jenna Lehman 20/19 9-11 1311:53 52 2.77 118 America East 5/5 3-2 350:00 12 2.40 31 Katherine Nagengast 5/1 0-0 113:51 9 5.53 11 America East –– UNH 20 9-11 1425:44 61 2.99 129 America East 5 3-2 350:00 12 2.40 31 Opponents 20 11-9 1425:44 49 2.41 97 America East 5 2-3 350:00 13 2.60 24

2008 Results Date 08/30 08/31 09/05 09/07 09/14 09/17 09/20 09/21 09/26 09/28 10/03 10/05

9-11 Overall, 3-2 America East

Opponent at American (15) vs. Radford # BROWN HARVARD MICHIGAN ST. (10) at Holy Cross vs. Louisville (11) ^ at Syracuse (3) at Lafayette at Rutgers (11) BOSTON U. • NORTHEASTERN

Score 0-4 3-0 5-2 3-2 1-6 ot 4-3 ot 3-4 0-10 ot 2-3 ot 3-4 2-3 4-1

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10/08 10/11 10/17 10/19 10/25 11/02 11/07 11/09

G-A-P

20-13-53 19-6-44 8-7-23 8-4-20 9-5-23 2-5-9 4-6-14 0-5-5 4-4-12 1-0-2 1-2-4 2-2-6 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0

Sv% .694 .721 .550

ShO 0 0 0

.679 1 .721 0 .664 2 .649 0

DARTMOUTH 2-3 at Maine • 4-3 VERMONT • 2-1 at Boston College (14) ot 2-3 at Fairfield • 4-2 at Albany • 1-3 vs. Maine ** ot 3-2 at Albany *** 1-2

HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS • America East game # at American ^ at Syracuse ** America East semifinal (at Albany) *** America East final

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Career & Single-season Leaders CAREER GOALS

ASSISTS

1. Karen Geromini . . . . . 1983-86. . . . . 2. Gaby Haroules . . . . . . 1977-80. . . . . 3. Katie White. . . . . . . . . 2002-05. . . . . 4. Rebecca Provost. . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 5. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . 1999-2002 . . . Pauline Collins . . . . . . . 1983-86. . . . . 7. Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . 1987-90. . . . . 8. Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . . 1992-95. . . . . 9. Caroline Coyne. . . . . . 1995-98. . . . . 10. Kathy Cortez. . . . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 11. Dottie Catlin. . . . . . . 1992-95. . . . . Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . . 1996-99. . . . . 13. Barb Marois . . . . . . . 1981-84. . . . . 14. Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . 2000-03. . . . . Jessica Russell. . . . . . . 1997-2000. . . 16. Becky Craigue. . . . . . 1995-99. . . . . Mary Anne Cullinane. . . 1981-84. . . . .

71 56 45 40 33 33 32 31 30 29 28 28 27 26 26 23 23

1. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . 1995-98. . . . . 2. Kathy Cortez. . . . . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 3. Tami Street . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001 . . . 4. Nicole Pellechia . . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 5. Sandi Costigan . . . . . . 1985-86. . . . . 6. Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . 1996-99. . . . . 7. MacKenzie Stuart. . . . 2003-05. . . . . Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03. . . . . Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . . 1999-2002 . . . Karen Geromini . . . . . . 1983-86. . . . . 11. Shelly Robinson . . . . 1986-89. . . . . 12. Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . 1992-95. . . . . 13. Laurie Leary. . . . . . . 1980-83. . . . . 14. Kelly Stowe. . . . . . . . 1997-2000 . . . Cyndi Caldwell . . . . . . 1986-88. . . . . Patty Heap. . . . . . . . . . 1983-84. . . . . Carla Hesler. . . . . . . . . 1978-81. . . . .

1. Karen Geromini . . . . . 2. Katie White. . . . . . . . . 3. Karen Geromini . . . . . Gaby Haroules . . . . . . . 5. Jessica Russell. . . . . . . Dottie Catlin. . . . . . . . . Rebecca Provost. . . . . . 8. Barb Marois . . . . . . . . 9. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . . Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . . 12. Emily Colton. . . . . . . Katie White . . . . . . . . . Pauline Collins. . . . . . . Karen Geromini. . . . . .

27 21 19 19 17 17 17 16 14 14 14 13 13 13 13

1. Sandi Costigan . . . . . . 2. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . 3. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . Patty Heap. . . . . . . . . . . 5. Cyndi Caldwell. . . . . .

SINGLE SEASON GOALS

1986. . . . . . . 2003. . . . . . . 1985. . . . . . . 1979. . . . . . . 2000. . . . . . . 1994. . . . . . . 1993. . . . . . . 1984. . . . . . . 2002. . . . . . . 1999. . . . . . . 1989. . . . . . . 2006. . . . . . . 2005. . . . . . . 1986. . . . . . . 1983. . . . . . .

ASSISTS

1986. . . . . . . 1997. . . . . . . 1998. . . . . . . 1984. . . . . . . 1986. . . . . . .

POINTS

35 25 24 23 22 21 20 20 20 20 19 18 17 15 15 15 15

1. Karen Geromini . . . . . 1983-86. . . . 162 2. Gaby Haroules . . . . . . 1977-80. . . . 119 3. Katie White. . . . . . . . . 2002-05. . . . . 95 4. Rebecca Provost. . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 92 5. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . 1999-2002 . . . 86 6. Kathy Cortez. . . . . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 83 7. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . 1995-98. . . . . 81 8. Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . . 1992-95. . . . . 80 9. Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . 1996-99. . . . . 77 10. Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . 2000-03. . . . . 72 Pauline Collins . . . . . . . 1983-86. . . . . 72 12. Caroline Coyne. . . . . 1995-98. . . . . 71 13. Liz Brickley . . . . . . . 1987-90. . . . . 68 14. Jessica Russell. . . . . . 1997-2000 . . . 65 15. Carla Hesler . . . . . . . 1978-81. . . . . 63 16. Dottie Catlin. . . . . . . 1993-95. . . . . 61 Barb Marois. . . . . . . . . 1981-84. . . . . 61

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1. Karen Geromini . . . . . 2. Katie White. . . . . . . . . 3. Karen Geromini . . . . . 4. Jessica Russell. . . . . . . 5. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . 6. Gaby Haroules . . . . . . Barb Marois . . . . . . . . . 8. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . . Karen Geromini . . . . . . 11. Dottie Catlin. . . . . . . Rebecca Provost. . . . . .

Note: Assists were not credited until the 1980 season. Goals were officially awarded one point by the NCAA through the 1992 season and two points for the 1993-2008 seasons. The career and single-season totals have been recalculated to award two points for a goal throughout the program’s history.

POINTS

1986. . . . . . . 2003. . . . . . . 1985. . . . . . . 2000. . . . . . . 1998. . . . . . . 1979. . . . . . . 1984. . . . . . . 2002. . . . . . . 1999. . . . . . . 1983. . . . . . . 1994. . . . . . . 1993. . . . . . .

57 44 43 40 39 38 38 37 37 37 35 35

Goalkeeper Records Goalkeeper GP Amy Agulay, 1997-2000 79 Robin Balducci, 1980-83 71 Jenn Bouchie, 1992-93 41 Christine Buckley, 2001-04 77 Deb Cram, 1980-81 22 Jane Flanagan, 1984-85 8 Michele Flannell, 1984-87 74 Stacey Gaudette, 1987-90 58 Gina Gioffre, 1989-91 26 Jenna Lehman, 2008 20 Shayne Medico, 1993-96 56 Julie Munson, 2000-03 21 Mary Pearsall, 1995-98 21 Margaux Shute, 2004-07 64 * not available for the 1975-80 seasons

Min GA GAA 5564:07 152 1.91 *3622:30 50 * 3030:00 67 1.55 4973:51 196 2.76 *560:00 11 * 435:00 2 0.32 5151:00 75 1.02 3850:00 69 1.26 1627:00 24 1.03 1311:53 52 2.77 3866:37 121 2.19 624:08 24 2.69 900:56 18 1.40 4286:07 161 2.63

Most saves, game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, Jenn Bouchie vs. Old Dominion, 1992 Most saves, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244, Jenn Bouchie, 1992 Most shutouts, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, Robin Balducci, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, Kelly Stone, 1977 Best GAA, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.51, Robin Balducci, 1983 Best GAA, career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.02, Michele Flannell (1984-87) Best save percentage, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .930, Robin Balducci, 1981 Best save percentage, career. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911, Deb Cram (1980-81) Most minutes played, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1543, Shayne Medico, 1994 Most wins, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, Michele Flannell, 1986

Svs 818 486 439 570 112 16 552 531 226 118 565 68 115 419

Sv% .843 .907 .868 .744 .911 .889 .880 .885 .904 .694 .824 .739 .866 .722

ShO 13.5 31.0 11.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 27.0 20.5 1.5 0 9.5 0 6.0 8.0

W-L-T 46-31-0 *21-12-4 19-19-3 31-44-0 * 5-0-0 51-16-7 29-20-5 12-6-2 9-11 22-33-0 1-3-0 7-4-0 20-39

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Liz Brickley

Shelly Robinson

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UNH Record Book UNH Year-by-Year Team Records Year 1975 1976 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 1982 1983 # 1984 # 1985 # 1986 # 1987 # 1988 1989 # ^ 1990 ^ 1991 ^ 1992 ^ 1993 ^ 1994 ^ 1995 ^ 1996 1997 + 1998 # ^ 1999 ^ 2000 # ^ 2001 2002 ^ 2003 ^ 2004 ^ 2005 2006 2007 ^ 2008 ^

Record 4-3-2 10-3-0 12-1-1 9-3-2 10-4-2 16-3-3 9-4-1 7-9-2 14-4-2 16-3-1 13-3-5 17-3-0 10-7-1 6-9-1 14-5-0 10-6-4 11-6-2 8-13-0 12-6-2 14-8-0 7-12-0 3-16-0 11-10-0 14-7-0 12-7-0 14-8-0 7-12-0 12-8-0 10-11-0 4-16-0 7-12-0 3-15-0 9-12-0 9-11-0

• EAIAW tournament # NCAA tournament ^ NAC/America East tournament + ECAC tournament

Coach-by-Coach

Robin Balducci 1991-2008 167-190-4 Marisa Didio 1983-87/‘89

84-25-9

Jean Rilling 1975-82

77-30-13

Lauren Fuchs 1988 / ‘90

16-15-5

Overall -- 34 seasons 344-260-31 (.566)

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Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders

OFFENSE

Most goals, game . . . . . . . . . . 13 vs. Albany, 2002 Most goals, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 1984 Fewest goals, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 1988 Most assists, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 1994 Most points, season. . . . . . . . . 164, 1984 and 1994

DEFENSE

Most goals allowed, game. . . . . 11 at Duke (09.04.04) Most goals allowed, season. . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 2004 Fewest goals allowed, season. . . . . . . . . . . 4, 1977 Most shutouts, season. . . . . . . . 11, 1977 and 1983 Most consecutive shutouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 1977

WINS & LOSSES

Most wins, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 1986 Most wins, start of season. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 1984 Fewest wins, season . . . . . . . . . . 3, 1996 and 2006 Most losses, season. . . . . . . . . . 16, 1996 and 2004 Fewest losses, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 1977 Longest unbeaten streak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 1980 Longest win streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 1984 Longest winless streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 2006 Longest losing streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 2006 Widest margin of victory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 vs. UMaine-Gorham (‘77) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 9-0 vs. UMBC (‘03) Widest margin of defeat. . . . . 11, 11-0 at Duke (‘04)

‘Cats in Coaching

The UNH field hockey program has made an indelible imprint in the high school, collegiate and club coaching ranks. The following is a list of who’s been where: Amy Agulay Robin Balducci Marcie Boyer Lauren Bruce Sam Carr Emily Colton Marisa Didio Karen Geromini Courtney Goodwin Carla Hesler Kristin Iarrusso L. LeGasse-Heffernin Antoinette Lucas Barb Marois Jess McClain Kelly McCullough Julie Munson Cheryl Murtagh B. Provost-Campbell Maime Reardon Kaitlyn Reilly Margaux Shute Kaitlyn Skelley Katie White

Syracuse (assistant coach) UNH, Northeastern St. Louis (head coach) St. Louis (assistant coach) UNH, Harvard, Michigan State Harvard (assistant coach) UNH, Northwestern, Yale Thayer Academy, Windsor School Cape Ann Coalition Yale, St. Michael’s Futures Regional (administrator) Newburyport H.S. UNH, James Madison, Duke UNH, York H.S. UNH, Kincaid School UNH, Northwestern (head coach) James Madison (assistant coach) Northeastern (head coach) Lead the Way (director) Lynnfield H.S. Kingswood Regional H.S. UNH (assistant coach) Siena College (assistant coach) Albany (assistant coach)

Year Goals Assists Points 1975 D. Flaherty 5 D. Flaherty K. Sanborn 5 K. Sanborn 1976 G. Griffith 9 G. Griffith 1977 G. Haroules 12 G. Haroules 1978 G. Haroules 15 G. Haroules 1979 G. Haroules 19 G. Haroules 1980 G. Haroules 12 C. Murtagh 11 C. Hesler 1981 C. Hesler 9 C. Hesler 6 C. Hesler 1982 L. Leary 6 L. Leary 6 L. Leary 1983 K. Geromini 13 K. Geromini 11 K. Geromini 1984 B. Marois 16 P. Heap 15 B. Marois 1985 K. Geromini 19 J. Sickels 7 K. Geromini 1986 K. Geromini 27 S. Costigan 17 K. Geromini 1987 P. Hilinski 7 L. Mercier 6 P. Hilinski 1988 K. Brady 3 C. Caldwell 2 K. Brady K. Zifcak 2 C. Caldwell 1989 L. Brickley 14 S. Robinson 11 L. Brickley 1990 L. Brickley 11 K. Zifcak 9 L. Brickley 1991 S. Roulston 10 B. Canning 7 S. Roulston 1992 K. Cortez 8 K. Cortez 9 K. Cortez 1993 B. Provost 17 T. Toupin 8 B. Provost 1994 D. Catlin 17 N. Pellechia 12 D. Catlin 1995 S. Fimple 5 S. Fimple 6 S. Fimple D. Catlin 5 1996 K. Diamond 8 K. Iarrusso 4 K. Diamond 1997 C. Coyne 12 B. Craigue 16 B. Craigue 1998 B. Craigue 12 B. Craigue 15 B. Craigue C. Coyne 12 1999 K. Iarrusso 14 K. Stowe 10 K. Iarrusso 2000 J. Russell 17 A. Lehmann 10 J. Russell T. Street 10 2001 M. Boyer 8 T. Street 8 M. Boyer 2002 M. Boyer 14 M. Boyer 9 M. Boyer 2003 K. White 21 J. Stamp 9 K. White 2004 K. Skelley 7 M. Stuart 5 K. Skelley C. Gillen 2005 K. White 13 M. Stuart 11 K. White 2006 E. Colton 13 E. Colton 5 E. Colton 2007 S. Sellenger 6 S. Sellenger 9 S. Sellenger 2008 S. Craigue 11 S. Craigue 8 S. Craigue M. Shea 11

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Individual Records

Most goals, game 5, Carla Hesler vs. Brown, 1980 Most goals, season 27, Karen Geromini, 1986 Most assists, game 4, Sarah Paveglio vs. Va. Commonwealth, 1990 4, Kim Zifcak vs. Va. Commonwealth, 1990 4, Nicole Pellechia vs. West Chester, 1994 Most assists, season 17, Sandi Costigan, 1986 Most points, game 11, Carla Hesler vs. Brown, 1980 Most points, season 57, Karen Geromini, 1986

10 10 18 24 30 38 31 24 18 37 38 43 57 19 6 6 31 23 25 25 35 35 16 19 30 39 37 40 17 37 44 14 14 29 31 21 30

Wildcat Awards The University of New Hampshire Athletics Department holds an annual awards reception each spring to recognize the achievements of its student-athletes. The field hockey team has had numerous athletes honored with various awards through the years. Student-Athlete of the Year 1979 Kathy Sanborn 1981 Gaby Haroules 1982 Carla Hesler 1985 Barb Marois 1986 Sandy Vander-Heyden 1987 Karen Geromini 1991 Liz Brickley 1992 Brenda Canning 1994 Tracy Toupin 1995 Stacy Fimple 2003 Marcie Boyer

Susan Kilmister Memorial Award

This award was established in memory of Susan Kilmister, a member of the UNH field hockey and lacrosse teams in 1978 and 1979. Sue died unexpectedly while participating at the 1979 NCAA national lacrosse championships. Her family, friends and teammates remember her as an outstanding athlete who contributed to her team both as a performer and a person. Recipients of this award reflect Sue’s dedication, accomplishments and sportsmanship as a student-athlete. 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Jean Courtney Cherie Toupin Kathleen Ruffle Kathleen Ruffle Rebecca Provost Jenn Bouchie Dottie Catlin Courtney Lucksinger Aimee Tanguay Carey Bialobrzeski Selena Liubakka Kelly Stowe

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Allie Lehmann Kaitlin Carney Brittany Schneider Julie Munson Heidi Anderson Anita Anastasi Sam Geary Cally Cooke Brooke Bercari Kendall Deck Kate Collins Smyth

alumni association award 1988 Kate Dumphy 1995 Nicole Pellecchia Wildcat winners circle scholar-athlete award 1984 Mary Ellen Cullinane 1985 Jill Sickels 1986 Kate Dumphy 1990 Kristen Vander-Heyden Barbara king-Newman scholarship award 1999 Kristin Iarrusso

Marisa Didio Award

The Marisa Didio Award is bestowed upon a studentathlete who represents the Extra Mile Theory, which states “Some choose the shortest distance doing only what is required. Others give of themselves more freely and go the extra mile.” Marisa Didio served as head coach of the UNH field hockey team for six seasons (1983-87, 1989) and led the Wildcats to the national championship game in 1986. She compiled an 84-25-9 record and also led the women’s lacrosse team to a 31-10 mark – and the University’s only NCAA national championship in 1985 – in three seasons. 2006 2007 2008 2009

Kara Napolitano Kiera Williams Kiera Williams Whitney Frates

UNH Hall of Fame Inductees

1994 Marisa Didio (‘78) Barb Marois (‘86) 1995 Karen Geromini (‘87) Gaby Haroules (‘81) Kathy Sanborn (‘79) Pat Small (‘58) Sandy Vander-Heyden (‘87) 1996 Harriet B. Forkey (‘54) Anita Kichline (‘52) Jean Rilling (Coach) Sharon Stepanian (‘48) 1997 Sandra MacIvor (‘63) Virginia E. Parker (‘46) Jean Swett-Sickels (‘54) 1998 Robin Balducci (‘85) Joyce Hiller (‘54) Ruth Hodgkins (‘46) 1999 Pauline Collins (‘87) Sandi Costigan (‘86) Marjorie Fisk (‘54) Anna Lee Miller (‘70) 2000 Laurie Leary (‘83) Cheryl Murtagh (‘81) 2001 Carla Hesler (‘82) 2002 Liz Brickley (‘91) 2004 Susanne Fortier (‘71) Tracy Toupin (‘95) 2008 Stacy Fimple (‘96)

Joyce V. Hiller Scholarship Award

The Joyce V. Hiller Scholarship Fund has been established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation through the generosity of Joyce V. Hiller. Joyce earned her degree in Physical Education from UNH in 1954 and was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 1998. Over the years, she has been an enthusiastic advocate and generous benefactor for UNH women’s athletics, particularly the field hockey program. The scholarship is given with respect to what Joyce has meant to the field hockey program – a person who is always there with a helping hand and gives selflessly to the program. 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Amy Agulay Jessica Russell Marcie Boyer Marcie Boyer Jen Stamp Christine Buckley

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Kaitlyn Skelley Brittany Jacobs Sam Geary Margaux Shute Meg Shea Meg Shea

Whitney Frates

Meg Shea

Kendall Deck

Kate Collins Smyth

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Wildcat Honor Roll NFHCA All-Academic Squad 1992 Jenn Bouchie 1994 Jodi Maxon 1995 Jodi Maxon 1996 Becky Craigue 1997 Becky Craigue Kristen Wagner 1998 Amy Agulay Carey Bialobrzeski Becky Craigue Kate Duffy 1999 Amy Agulay 2000 Amy Agulay Marcie Boyer 2001 Heidi Anderson Marcie Boyer Lizzy Duffy Julie Munson Cameron Schmitz 2002 Marcie Boyer Julie Munson 2003 Sam Geary Caitlin Gillen Julie Munson Holly Schurk Margaux Shute 2004 Heidi Anderson Lauren Bruce Sam Geary Caitlin Gillen Shauna Sellenger Margaux Shute Stefanie Simeone 2005 Sam Geary Brittany Jacobs Margaux Shute 2006 Cally Cooke Sam Geary Brittany Jacobs Margaux Shute Kendra Teixeira 2007 Cally Cooke Sam Geary Kim McGinness Michelle Montalbano Margaux Shute 2008 Cally Cooke Brittany Jacobs Katherine Nagengast

All-Americans FIRST TEAM Carla Hesler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Cheryl Murtagh. . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Carla Hesler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Barb Marois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Sandy Vander Heyden. . . . . . . 1985 Sandi Costigan . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Karen Geromini . . . . . . . . 1985-86 Peggy Hilinski. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Rebecca Provost. . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002

SECOND TEAM Laurie Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Pauline Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Tracy Toupin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Becky Craigue. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Jessica Russell. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Cameron Schmitz. . . . . . . . . . 2001 Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

HONORABLE MENTION Mary Ellen Cullinane. . . . . . . 1984 Sandy Vander Heyden. . . . . . . 1984 Sandi Costigan . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Karen Geromini . . . . . . . . 1983-84 Karen Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989

UNH WILDCATS & USA field hockey

USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame Barb Marois

2004

U.S. Olympic Committee Player of the Year Barb Marois

U.S. Olympic Team

Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan

U.S. National Team

Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan Brenda Canning Tracy Toupin

U.S. National Squad

Marisa Didio Cheryl Murtagh Carla Hesler Laurie Leary Robin Balducci Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan Karen Geromini

U.S. National Elite Squad Cheryl Murtagh

1991-92-93-94 1988, 1996 1988 1988 1986-96 1986-87 1987-89 1992-94 1992-94 1978-80 1978-80 1979-83 1984 1984 1984-85 1984-85 1985-86 1984-86 1981

Broderick Award Finalists

Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan Marcie Boyer

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THIRD TEAM Laurie Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Brenda Canning . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Tracy Toupin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992

1984 1985 1986 2002

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U.S. Olympic Festival Team Pauline Collins Karen Geromini Cyndi Caldwell Deb Blumen Sarah Paveglio Cherie Toupin Brenda Canning Tracy Toupin Kathy Cortez Nicole Pellechia Stacy Fimple Shayne Medico Jessica McClain

U.S. Under-23 Team Marcie Boyer

1985-86 1984-86 1987 1990 1991 1991 1991 1993 1992 1993 1995 1995 1995 2002-03

U.S. Under-21 Team Carla Hesler Cheryl Murtagh Pauline Collins Kim Zifcak Cyndi Caldwell Tracy Toupin

U.S. Junior National Team Pauline Collins Karen Brady

1985-86 1986-87 1986-87 1992 1987 1989

U.S. National Team Coaches Marisa Didio Assistant Olympic Coach National Team asst. coach Robin Balducci National coaching staff

1988 1985-88 1995-00

Conference Awards America East // North Atlantic conference America East Coach of the Year Robin Balducci

1998, 2000

Jessica Russell

2000

Marcie Boyer Sarah Craigue

2002 2008

Amy Agulay Katie White

1997 2002

America East Player of the Year

America East Offensive Player of the Year America East Rookie of the Year

America East All-Conference First Team

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Aimee Tanguay Caroline Coyne Becky Craigue Amy Agulay, Kristin Iarrusso, Kelly Stowe Amy Agulay, Jessica Russell, Kelly Stowe Marcie Boyer Marcie Boyer, Jen Stamp Sam Carr, Jen Stamp, Katie White Brittany Schneider Katie White Emily Colton Brooke Bercari Sarah Craigue, Meg Shea

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Carey Bialobrzeski, Selena Liubakka, Cameron Schmitz Cameron Schmitz Marcie Boyer, Allie Lehmann Cameron Schmitz Lizzy Duffy, Kristen Weldon Christine Buckley, Brittany Schneider Heidi Anderson, Caitlin Gillen Brittany Jacobs, MacKenzie Stuart

America East All-Conference Second Team

2006 2007 2008

Sam Geary Meg Shea, Margaux Shute, Kiera Williams Cally Cooke, Whitney Frates

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Christine Buckley, Brittany Schneider Kaitlyn Skelley, Katie White Caitlin Gillen, MacKenzie Stuart Liz Edwards, Kate Gedney Brittany Jacobs, Kara Napolitano, Michelle Tavener Meg Shea Johanna Stemmler Kate Collins Smyth, Kendall Deck, Whitney Frates, Jenna Lehman

2006 2007 2008

Sam Geary Margaux Shute Cally Cooke

America East All-Rookie Team

America East All-Academic Team

NAC Player of the Year Tracy Toupin Stacy Fimple

NAC All-Conference Team

Kathy Cortez

1992 1994

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Karen Brady, Liz Brickley, Kristin Vander-Heyden Deb Blumen, Liz Brickley, Stacey Gaudette, Kristin Vander-Heyden Brenda Canning, Tracy Toupin Kathy Cortez, Sunna Roulston, Tracy Toupin Stacy Fimple, Rebecca Provost, Tracy Toupin Stacy Fimple, Nicole Pellechia, Rebecca Provost Jessica McClain

1995

Jodi Maxon, Stacy Fimple

Brittany Schneider

NAC All-Conference Second Team

All-Time Record vs. Opponents

(2009 opponents in bold)

Opponent W L T Pct. Albany 4 5 0 .444 American 0 1 0 .000 Ball State 0 1 0 .000 Bates 3 1 0 .750 Bentley 5 0 0 1.000 Boston College 8 15 3 .365 Boston U. 14 18 3 .443 Bowdoin 4 0 0 1.000 Bridgewater 6 1 0 .857 Brockport 1 0 0 1.000 Brown 12 3 1 .781 Bucknell 2 0 0 1.000 California 3 2 0 .600 UC-Davis 0 0 0 –– Central Michigan 2 1 0 .667 Colby-Sawyer 1 0 0 1.000 Colgate 2 0 0 1.000 Connecticut 9 17 4 .367 Dartmouth 16 16 2 .500 Davidson 1 1 0 .500 Delaware 8 5 0 .615 Drexel 8 4 0 .667 Duke 1 2 0 .333 Fairfield 2 0 0 1.000 Harvard 16 12 2 .567 Hofstra 4 2 0 .667

Opponent W L T Pct. Holy Cross 9 2 0 .818 Indiana 0 3 0 .000 Iowa 1 11 1 .115 James Madison 2 1 0 .667 Keene State 5 0 0 1.000 Kent State 1 0 0 1.000 Lafayette 0 1 0 .000 Lock Haven 2 1 0 .667 Louisville 0 1 0 .000 Maine 20 10 0 .667 Maine-Gorham 3 0 0 1.000 Maryland 0 3 0 .000 UMBC 4 0 0 1.000 Massachusetts 14 18 2 .441 Miami (Ohio) 2 1 0 .667 Michigan 1 3 0 .250 Michigan State 0 4 0 .000 North Carolina 3 4 0 .429 Northeastern 16 25 2 .395 Northwestern 5 4 0 .556 Ohio 0 2 0 .000 Ohio State 1 2 0 .333 Old Dominion 1 11 0 .083 Pacific 3 1 0 .750 Penn 0 0 0 –– Penn State 2 3 2 .429

Opponent W L Plymouth State 3 0 Providence 17 10 Purdue 1 0 Radford 2 0 Rhode Island 15 2 Richmond 2 0 Rider 1 1 Rutgers 0 3 St. Joseph’s 1 0 St. Louis 4 0 Sacred Heart 1 2 Southern Conn. 1 1 Springfield 14 6 Stanford 1 0 Syracuse 4 1 Temple 1 1 Towson 7 1 Vermont 22 5 Virginia 3 2 Va. Commonwealth 2 1 West Chester 6 1 William & Mary 1 2 Yale 8 3 Total 344 260

T Pct. 0 1.000 0 .630 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 .861 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .333 0 .500 3 .674 0 1.000 0 .800 1 .500 0 .875 0 .815 2 .571 0 .667 1 .813 0 .333 1 .708 31 .566

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the University of New Hampshire America East

Now in its third decade of operation, America East has evolved into one of the most comprehensive NCAA Division I conferences with a commitment to broad-based, competitive athletics programs, complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions. Progressive in its approach to its more than 3,200 student-athletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 20 sports, including field hockey. America East also conducts the nation’s most comprehensive academic recognition program for studentathletes. With a geographic footprint covering the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast regions of the United States, America East strives to develop champions in academics, athletics and leadership at its nine member institutions: University at Albany, Binghamton University, Boston University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University and University of Vermont. America East’s 3,200 student-athletes registered a combined 3.05 GPA during the 2008-09 academic year, and over 60 percent of them were named to America East’s Academic Honor Roll for recording a GPA of 3.0 or better; 167 received All-Academic recognition in their respective sport. Furthermore, 19 America East student-athletes earned All-America recognition, including one in men’s basketball, one in men’s soccer, six in men’s lacrosse, four in women’s lacrosse and nine in cross country/track & field. Nineteen America East teams were publicly recognized by the NCAA for their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR), finishing among the top 10 percent of teams in the nation; nine programs received perfect scores of 1000.

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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 11,000 and a graduate population of 3,000 in addition to 600 full-time faculty members, 92% 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 17:1 with 84% of its classes having 50 students or less. 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 nearly 550 international students from more than 40 countries and boasts a population of students from 49 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 topnotch graduate schools, including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Engineering at Stanford, and Medical school at Dartmouth, John Hopkins and Harvard. In the last few years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September

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Memorial Field at night

2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a brand new strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added artificial fields at Cowell Stadium, Memorial Field and Bremner Field. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, a new sound system and, most recently, a brand new bleacher system was installed in the summer of 2007. 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. Most recently, Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University also completed a $52 million renovation of Kingsbury Hall, 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 new 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. 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. This 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. The University has also completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as new dormitories and on-campus apartment buildings. In November of 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Complex reached completion. The new 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. 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.

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new hampshire The University prides itself as being a Top-10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes. com and The Princeton Review). The Whittemore School of Business and Economics was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans.

UNH is one of the leading research schools on the East coast. A land-, sea- and space-grant university, our University engages undergraduates in the intellectual excitement of research.

The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is located to the north. The crown jewel of the region is Lake Winnipesaukee, which is one of the largest lakes in the Northeast. Countless recreational activities exist on the many lakes in the area.

UNH leads the East coast in the amount of grant money received – approximately 65 million dollars per year.

Amtrak’s Downeaster, with a station located on campus, is a great way to travel to Boston or Portland. As a passenger, you’ll enjoy miles of scenic landscape en route to your destination.

The University itself is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Historic Portsmouth Harbor, less than 10 miles from UNH, offers many shopping and fine dining opportunities, while Hampton Beach, to the south, is a popular vacation spot.

UNH Wildcats 2009 schedule

AUGUST 30

SUN

syracuse

1 pm

SEPTEMBER 4 6 12 13 16 19 25 27

FRI SUN SAT SUN WED SAT FRI SUN

at Brown 4 pm at Providence 1 pm vs. Cal-Davis (at UVM) 2 pm vs. Penn (at UVM) 2:30 pm at Harvard 6 pm HOLY CROSS 1 pm at Davidson 6 pm at Duke 1 pm

Home games in ALL CAPS

• America East conference game

OCTOBER

3 4 7 10 11 17 18 24 31

SAT SUN WED SAT SUN SAT SUN SAT SAT

MAINE • at Northeastern at Dartmouth at Vermont • vs. Michigan (at Harvard) at Boston U. • BOSTON COLLEGE FAIRFIELD • at Albany •

1 pm 1 pm 3 pm 1 pm 1 pm 1 pm 3 pm 1 pm 1 pm

NOVEMBER 6 8

FRI SUN

America East semifinal America East championship

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