UNH Women's Lacrosse 2010 Media Guide
This 26-page publication includes coaches' and players' bios as well as a season outlook of the 2010 UNH women's lacrosse team. It also includes a records and history section.
New HampsHire 2010 lacrosse risiNG Up The Administration ...........................................................2 Support Staff .....................................................................3 Coaching Staff............................................................... 4-5 Season Outlook .................................................................6 Roster ................................................................................7 Player Profiles Seniors (two) .................................................................8 Juniors (four)........................................................... 9-10 Sophomores (six) .................................................. 11-13 Newcomers (nine) ................................................. 14-15 The University of New Hampshire .................................16 America East ...................................................................17 Results and Statistics (2009) ...........................................18 Record Book ............................................................. 19-20 History.............................................................................20 Lacrosse Honor Roll .......................................................21 'Cats in the 21st Century .................................................22 1985 National Champions � 25th anniversary . Inside back Schedule ........................................................... Back cover Table of Contents unh women's lacrosse General UNH Quick Facts Location ..................................................................................Durham, NH 03824 Founded...........................................................................................................1866 Enrollment....................................................................................................14,000 Nickname ................................................................................................. Wildcats Colors .............................................................................................Blue and White President............................................................................... Dr. Mark Huddleston Director of Athletics........................................................................Marty Scarano UNH Athletics web site .....................................................www.unhwildcats.com Admissions Information.................................................................(603) 862-1360 UNH women's lacrosse Home Field................................................................. Memorial Field (AstroTurf) Affiliation ................................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference ........................................................................................America East Head coach (alma mater) ................................................Michael Daly (UNH '90) Record at UNH/years ........................................................................0-0/First year Collegiate record/years .......................................................................... 140-27/xx Assistant coach.................................................................. Jess Burnap (UNH '05) Assistant coach.................................................................Katie Leland (UNH '06) Volunteer assistant coach ..................................................... Michaela Hardy ('09) Lacrosse office phone ....................................................................(603) 862-4481 Lacrosse office e-mail ........................................................firstname.lastname@example.org 2009 overall record ......................................................................................... 12-7 2009 conference record/place ............................................................ 4-2/2nd (tie) Letterwinners returning/lost ...........................................................................12/11 Starters returning/lost ........................................................................................ 4/7 Newcomers ...........................................................................................................9 2010 captains ............................... Allie Duclos, Shaunna Kaplan, Kellen Millard Media information Director of Athletic Media Relations .................................................. Scott Stapin Associate Director/Lacrosse contact ............................................... Douglas Poole Associate Director ..............................................................................Tom Wilkins Poole Office/Cell phone .................................... (603) 862-2585 / (603) 674-2528 Poole e-mail ......................................................................... email@example.com Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 The2010UniversityofNewHampshirewomen'slacrossemediaguidewaswrittenanddesignedbyDoug Poole on a Mac OS X utilizingAdobe InDesign and Photoshop.All action photos by Michael Silverwood. HeadshotsandteamphotobyGilTalbot.CampusphotosbyUNHInstructionalServices. Media Guide Credits unh women's lacrosse The AdminisTrATion 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, where he remained for the next 24 years. Dr. Huddleston chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. He was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2001, 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. Dr. Mark HuDDleston PresiDent Marty Scarano is in the midst of his ninth 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. The Paul Sweet Oval (indoor track) was completely renovated in summer 2008 to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. Last summer, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally, 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 `01. 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 stateof-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 national arena. To accomplish that goal, UNH has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships, including men's ice hockey NCAA regionals in `09 and `11. In 2007, New Hampshire was host of the NCAA Ski Championships and the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Northeast Regional within a span of a month. The Wildcats also hosted a men's hockey regional in `04 as well as the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Frozen Four in both `02 and `05. Furthermore, the 2005 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Northeast Regional took place at UNH's Whittemore Center. Last season, the Wildcat men's and women's ice hockey squads, football, women's lacrosse, and the men's and women's ski teams all competed in the NCAA postseason; individual student-athletes also represented UNH in women's cross country, women's gymnastics and both men's and women's outdoor track. With all of these initiatives and accomplishments, UNH athletics has consistently been ranked in the top 90 programs among all Div. 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 near 90%, which puts it among the nation's best in Div. I. UNH football returned to national prominence and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for parts of three consecutive year; they have advanced to the NCAA postseason each of the last four years with a stretch of three consecutive quarterfinal appearances. The men's ice hockey team won the regular season Hockey East title in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008 and advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in `02 and `03. The Wildcat women's hockey team has won Hockey East regular season and tournament titles each of the past three years and advanced to the Frozen Four in both `06 and `08. 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 America East crowns in `02 and `03 and went on to the NCAA tournament in those 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. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for I-AA football in the Northeast region. He was also awarded the NACDA A.D. of the Year for the Football Championship Sub-Division. Scarano has also been an active member in the leadership of UNH's three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 Football (currently the CAA), 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 and Corey, and a son, Kyle. Marty scarano Director of atHletics Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 Athletic excellence is one-half the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse 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. In both the Fall 2004 and Winter/Spring 2005 semesters, UNH placed the highest number of student-athletes on the America East Honor Roll; the University accomplished the feat again in Fall 2006. New Hampshire also boasts one of the top graduation rates in the country. JoanneMaldari CathyLeach 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 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 sixth year as an assistant in the realm of academic support. acaDeMic suPPort services unh women's lacrosse The supporT sTAff sPorts MeDicine trainer and an interns. In addition to director Jon Dana, the full-time employees are Glenn Riefenstahl, Cindy Michaud, Yumi Osawa, Renee Kleszczynski, Chuck Meek and Dan Sedory, who serves primarily as the Coordinator for the CAAHEP approved Athletic Training Curriculum. The Department works out of two locations: the Field House and the Whittemore Center. Both athletic training rooms utilize currently available modalities including muscle stimulators, JonDana CindyMichaud ultrasound, heat, cryotherapy and hydrotherapy. The Certified Athletic Trainer provides a myriad of services to the department and the student-athlete. These include, but are not limited to, initial injury assessment and management, emergency injury/illness management, referral to appropriate professionals, interface with associated physicians and others, rehabilitation, counseling, administrative duties including insurance coordination, supervision of practices and games, development and implementation of emergency plans, as well as student athletic supervision. 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 sixth year as the strength and conditioning coordinator 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 PaulChapman JohnCiani from 1991-95. John Ciani, who is also in his sixth year at UNH, is Chapman's assistant and works with the lacrosse program. A graduate of Long Beach State, Ciani also assisted Chapman at North Dakota. The Athletic Media Relations department at UNH consists of five sports information professionals 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 '03). Poole, who will serve as the women's lacrosse liaison for the 12th consecutive year, was employed as a sportswriter ScottStapin DougPoole 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. The Sports Medicine Department at the University of New Hampshire consists of six full time athletic trainers, one part time strengtH & conDitioning MeDia relations Co-Director,Wildcat AthleticsCouncil BrendaMullaney AdministrativeAssistant Women'sLacrosse MelanieBrown SeniorWoman's Administrator CarrieDoyle LifeSkillsProgram Coordinator CathyCoakley AssociateAthleticDirector forInternalOperations SteveMetcalf FacilitiesManager JeanMitchell Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse CoAChing sTAff MicHael Daly to the semifinals five times. Daly guided Stonehill to nine consecutive conference regular-season titles (1999-2007), which included eight undefeated league marks, and eight straight conference tourney championships (2000-07). As a result of his program's excellence, Daly was honored as Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year a total of six times, including the 2002 through 2006 seasons. In addition to overseeing every aspect of the women's lacrosse program, Daly held the title of Assistant Director of Athletics at Stonehill College and as such he directed, scheduled and staffed all athletic facilities for practices, competitions, special events, fundraising activities and NCAA tournament events; and administered the equipment, facilities and capital budget. Furthermore, Daly served as an academic advisor and was also involved with the NCAA Lifeskills program and SAAC. Between his coaching stints at UNH, Daly worked at C.E. Communication Services, Inc. (Franklin, Mass.), where he served as the marketing director and webmaster, and also oversaw government sales. Daly earned a B.A. in Communication and Business Administration at UNH in 1990, then received a master's degree (`94) and MBA (`96) from Northeastern University. Head CoaCH Michael Daly (`90) became the eighth head coach in the 34-year history of the UNH women's lacrosse program on August 3, 2009. He returns for a second coaching stint at his alma mater. Daly initially joined the program as an assistant coach in July 2007 and remained as the primary assistant until September 2008. As an assistant at UNH, Daly aided in numerous phases of the program, including recruiting, practice and game preparation, budget and team travel, fundraising and community service. The 2008 Wildcats received an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament, finished 13-6 overall and ranked No. 6 in the nation defensively. Prior to the 2007-08 year at UNH, Daly was head coach at Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.), where he compiled a 140-27 record in nine seasons and was named IWLCA Division II National Coach of the Year three times (1999, 2003, 2005). He led the Skyhawks to the Division II national championship in 2003 and 2005 � and a runner-up finish in '02 � as part of a seven-year span in which the team advanced assistant CoaCH Jess Burnap enters her fourth season as an assistant coach at her alma mater. Burnap, who earned a B.S. in Psychology in 2005, was a four-year standout for the New Hampshire women's lacrosse program. As one of the program's most prolific scorers, Burnap broke the UNH single-season goals record with 72 in the 2004 season and recorded 81 points that year. She compiled career totals of 168 goals and 45 assists for 213 points to leave the program ranked No. 2 in both goals and points as well as No. 9 in assists. Burnap, who started all 74 games in her four-year career, became the third Wildcat to reach the 150goal milestone with the 150th of her career April 13, 2005 vs. Harvard. She also became just the third player in program history to attain the 200-point milestone with a point vs. Albany on April 24, 2005. And her eight-goal effort vs. Boston College in 2004 tied the school record at the time. A native of New Canaan, Conn., Burnap earned IWLCA All-America Second Team and America East Player of the Year honors in her record-breaking junior season. She was a three-time selection to the America East All-Conference First Team (2003, 2004, 2005) and earned both Second Team and Rookie of the Year honors in 2002. As a senior tri-captain, Burnap was named to the preseason Tewaaraton Watch List (nation's top player award) and to the IWLCA National Honor Roll for her academic achievement. Burnap grabbed headlines for her offensive prowess but was a multi-dimensional player for the `Cats. She led the team in draw controls as a junior and senior and was the team leader in ground balls as a sophomore. She led the Wildcats to league regular-season and tournament titles � and an NCAA tournament appearance � in 2004, as well as runner-up league tourney finishes in the other three seasons. Prior to coming back to UNH as part of the coaching staff in the summer of 2006, Burnap was head coach of the girls lacrosse team at Deering High School (Portland, Maine) for the 2006 season. Jess BurnaP Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 assistant CoaCH Katie Leland, who rewrote the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse record book as a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, has rejoined the UNH program as an assistant coach this season. Leland � named the America East Women's Lacrosse Student-Athlete of the Year in 2005 � currently holds four UNH records, including career points with 270, and ranks second on the program's career assist list (92). She also owns the benchmarks for goals in a game (nine), points in a season (90; in 2004) and goals in a career (179). On New Hampshire's lists of single-season superlatives, Leland holds three of the top 10 totals in goals, two of the top four in assists and three of the top four in points. Furthermore, Leland is one of only three Wildcats in the program's history to record double-digit points in a game, which she accomplished with an 11-point effort (nine goals; two assists) during the 2005 season; the nine goals marked the highest by a Division I player that season. Leland recorded team highs in goals (53), assists (29) and points (82) in her senior year to rank No. 12 in the nation in points per game, 20th in assists per game and 22nd in goals per game. She received IWLCA Northeast Region AllAmerica First Team and IWLCA Academic Honor Roll � as well as America East All-Conference First Team accolades � recognition that season. Leland had a record-breaking effort in '04, when she scored 60 goals and assisted on 30 others to shatter UNH's previous single-season benchmark of 68 points with 92. With those numbers, Leland ranked eighth nationally in points as well as 15th in goals and 17th in assists. Leland's 2004 postseason honors included IWLCA All-Region First Team, America East All-Conference First Team and Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship. In 2005, Leland became the first 'Cat in the program's distinguished history to record 70+ points in consecutive seasons with 72 points on 51 goals and 21 assists. She repeated as an All-Conference First Team selection and was also voted to the All-Region Second Team. Leland, a native of Timonium, Md., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology: Sport Studies from UNH in May 2006. katie lelanD unh women's lacrosse CoAChing sTAff Volunteer assistant CoaCH Michaela Hardy was a four-year women's lacrosse letterwinner at UNH and graduated with a Psychology degree in 2009. She was a two-time IWLCA All-Academic Team honoree (2008 and 2009) and was named to the IWLCA All-America Third Team following her junior season in 2008. Her other collegiate accolades included America East All-Conference First Team in 2008 and 2009; Hardy was also named to the league All-Academic Team both those years and IWLCA Northeast Region First Team in '08. Hardy, a native of Reading, Mass., had a breakout junior season (2008) in which she recorded 52 goals and seven assists for 59 points. The 52 goals is currently the ninth-best single-season mark in UNH history. Hardy ranked 30th in the nation in goals per game (2.74) and scored a goal each of the last 16 games of the season. She led UNH in goals, points, caused turnovers and shots and led the America East conference in both goals per game and caused turnovers per game. Hardy's season highlights included a seven-goal game vs. league rival Stony Brook University, a seven-point performance (five goals, two assists) vs. Oregon and a six-goal performance vs. Harvard. The speedy midfielder finished her career with 109 goals and 15 assists for 124 points in 71 games. MicHaela HarDy Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse 2010 seAson ouTlook Change is in the air in Durham. Well, on the sidelines, at least, where Michael Daly (UNH `90) enters his first season as head coach of the UNH women's lacrosse team. This is Daly's second coaching stint at his alma mater; he served as assistant coach in the 2008 season, when the Wildcats earned an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament. And there is also change on the field, where the Wildcats return four starters and 12 letterwinners overall. Those returning include a 2009 NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team selection, two America East All-Conference First Team honorees and a pair of All-Rookie teamers. One thing that is not expected to change, however, is UNH's success. New Hampshire has advanced to the America East tournament a leaguerecord 12 consecutive years and has played in the league championship game seven of the last eight years. The `Cats were selected second in the America East Coaches Preseason Poll and 20th in a national preseason poll. The 2010 Wildcats will be led by three captains: seniors Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) and Kellen Millard (Ipswich, Mass.) and junior Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.). Kaplan, the aforementioned player who received both Northeast Region team and AllConference recognition, led the team in assists as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Last year, she was the only Wildcat to record double digits in goals, assists, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers. In addition to leading the team in assists (29), the speedy attacker ranked second in points (54) and fourth in both goals (25) and caused turnovers (19). Millard is a defender who has seen a progressive increase in playing time every season. Last year, she saw significant time not only on draw controls but on defense, and her contributions helped lead the Wildcats to a No. 5 national ranking in goals allowed per game. Duclos is a highly-regarded defensive player who garnered All-Conference First Team accolades in '09. She ranked fifth in the nation in draw controls and was among the America East leaders in draw controls (second), ground balls (fourth) and caused turnovers (fourth). Despite missing four games, the midfielder led the team in draw controls (59) and ranked second in both ground balls and caused turnovers. Offensively, Duclos recorded six points, all on goals. There is an abundance of talent at midfield, where Duclos is joined by junior Allie Bratton (Windermere, Fla) and sophomores Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.), Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y), Erin Levesque (Duxbury, Mass.) and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.). Cohen and Keagins were part of last year's All-Rookie crop. Cohen played in 18 of 19 games, was in the starting lineup 15 times and tallied 15 points on 11 goals and four assists. She ranked third on the team in draw controls (24) and also recorded double digits in both ground balls and caused turnovers. Keagins was an explosive scorer off the bench for UNH, as evident by a six-goal outburst at Albany during the regular season. She finished the 2009 season with 16 points, all on goals. Rausch was UNH's top rookie goal scorer and point producer a year ago with 17 goals and 23 points. She played in 18 of 19 games and was in the starting lineup nine times. Bratton played in 14 games, all off the bench, and contributed nine points on five goals and four assists. Levesque saw limited playing time in eight games last season. Kaplan is joined at the attack position by junior Deb Dale (East Northport, N.Y.) and sophomore JoJo Curro (Amherst, N.H.). Dale started six of the 11 games in which she played last year and compiled 10 points on six goals and four assists. Curro had six starts in 13 games, and she finished with 12 points on six goals and six assists. Besides Millard, the only returning letterwinner on defense is junior Jess Cassotis (York, Maine), She saw action in 10 games, all off the bench, a year ago. Sophomore goalkeeper Kate Gunts (Wilton, Conn.) returns as the last line of defense. Gunts ranked fourth in the nation in goalsagainst-average with a mark of 8.18 in 16 games (11 starts) last season; she led the America East conference in that statistic. Her GAA was slightly better -- 8.11 -- in league games. Joining these 12 returning letterwinners are nine incoming freshmen. The defensive unit will be bolstered by the addition of Heather Carr (Derry, N.H.), Casey Doyle (Ivyland, Pa.), Ally Stager (Reading, Mass.) and Caitlin Tappan (Wolfeboro, N.H.), as well as goalkeeper Kathleen O'Keefe (Chatham, N.J.). The midfield welcomes Amber Casiano (South Windsor, Conn.), who followed Duclos to UNH, and Chelsea Cyester (Parker, Colo.). The new attackers are Jenny Simpson (New Canaan, Conn.) and Cherelle Flynn (Arlington, Mass.). New Hampshire opens the 2010 season with a pair of home games in February. The Wildcats play host to Holy Cross on the 24th and to intrastate rival Dartmouth College on the 27th. March brings Colgate, Harvard and Fairfield to town as well as road trips to Maryland and Florida. The month of April brings five consecutive America East league games vs. UMBC, Boston University, Stony Brook, Binghamton and Albany. The month ends on the road against Boston College and the regular season concludes May 1st at Vermont. Postseason play starts May 6 & 8 with the America East tournament at the site of the highest seed, and the tourney winner receives an automatic berth to the NCAAs. Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 unh women's lacrosse 2010 WildCAT rosTer Front row (l to r): Amber Casiano, Jess Cassotis, JoJo Curro, Chelsea Cyester, Allie Bratton, tri-captain Kellen Millard, tri-captain Shaunna Kaplan, Deb Dale, Casey Doyle, Kate Keagins, Caitlin Tappan and Heather Carr. BaCk row: Assistant coach Jess Burnap, assistant coach Katie Leland, Kathleen O'Keefe, Jenny Simpson, Cherelle Flynn, Ally Stager, tri-captain Allie Duclos, Hayley Rausch, Ilana Cohen, Erin Levesque, Kate Gunts, assistant coach Michaela Hardy and head coach Michael Daly. No. 0 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 23 24 27 29 Name Kate Gunts Allie Bratton Jess Cassotis Erin Levesque Kate Keagins Amber Casiano Casey Doyle Ilana Cohen Chelsea Cyester Jenny Simpson Deb Dale Allie Duclos Shaunna Kaplan Caitlin Tappan Hayley Rausch JoJo Curro Heather Carr Ally Stager Kellen Millard Cherelle Flynn Kathleen O'Keefe Yr. So. 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GK M D M M M D M M A A M A D M A D D D A GK Ht. 5-4 5-2 5-4 5-7 5-4 5-7 5-6 5-8 5-2 5-5 5-6 5-8 5-3 5-4 5-7 5-4 5-8 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-9 Hometown/ High school Wilton, Conn./Wilton Windermere, Fla./West Orange York, Maine/York Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury Bayshore, N.Y./Bayshore South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor Ivyland, Pa./Counsil Rock North Andover, Mass./Andover Parker, Colo./Chaparral New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan East Northport, N.Y./Northport South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor Framingham, Mass./Framingham Wolfeboro, N.H./Kingswood Regional Severna Park, Md./Severna Park Amherst, N.H./Souhegan Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Reading, Mass./Reading Memorial Ipswich, Mass./Pingree Arlington, Mass./Arlington Chatham, N.J./Chatham Captains: Allie Duclos, Shaunna Kaplan and Kellen Millard Head coach: Michael Daly (UNH '90) / First season Assistant coaches: Jess Burnap (UNH '05), Katie Leland (UNH '06) Volunteer assistant coach: Michaela Hardy (UNH '09) Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse The WildCATs Shaunna Kaplan Senior Attack 5-3 Framingham, Mass. Framingham High School All-Rookie Team. Career Totals: 54 games played; 82 goals; 52 assists; 134 points. Career Highs: Four goals (vs. Albany 04/16/08); five assists (at Binghamton 04/25/09); eight points (at Binghamton 04/25/09). Career Milestones: 50th career goal vs. Oregon (04/20/08); 50th career assist vs. Albany (04/30/09); 100th career point vs. Stony Brook (03/28/09). 009 Season: Started all 19 games; the only Wildcat to record double digits in goals (29), assists (25), ground balls (21), draw controls (17) and caused turnovers (19); led the team in assists (for the third consecutive year); ranked second in points as well as fourth in both goals and caused turnovers; in six America East conference games, recorded 14-9-23; tallied 8-4-12 in six games vs. nationally-ranked teams; recorded personal bests of five assists and eight points at Binghamton (04/25); ended the season with a point in 12 consecutive games; recorded a point in 17 of 19 games with 14 multiple-point efforts, including nine multiple-goal performances and seven multiple-assist efforts; in addition to the career-high eight-point game, had five four-point games and one five-point game; six multiple ground ball efforts; tallied a career-high five caused turnovers, as well as two goals and three ground balls, at Albany (03/21). 00 Season: Started all 19 games; led the team in assists (15) and draw controls (34); ranked third in goals (30), points (45), ground balls (26) and caused turnovers (12); second in shooting percentage (.476); one of two 'Cats to record double digits in goals, assists, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers; 11-5-16 in six America East conference games; 6-4-10 in six games against nationally-ranked teams; recorded a point in 17 consecutive games with 11 multiple-point efforts, which included 10 multiple-goal performances; established a career high in goals (four) and a season-high five points (five) April 16 vs. Albany; tallied three goals four times and four points six times; tallied seven points (3g, 4a) as well as six draw controls, two ground balls and one caused turnover in the two league tourney games; eight games with multiple ground balls, including a season-high four at Stony Brook (04/05) � also tallied three draw controls in that game. 00 Season: Played in 16 of 17 games; led the team in assists and draw controls; ranked second in points as well as third in CTO and fourth in both GB and goals; in six conference games, recorded 6-5-11; also tallied 14 GB, five CTO and nine DC; recorded a point in 14 of 16 games with 12 multiple-point efforts; scored a goal in each of those 14 games with seven multiple-goal performances; began her collegiate career by scoring a goal and recording more than one point in each of the first 10 games of the season; the 10-game goal streak broke the school record established by Sarah Von Bargen (nine games) for longest at the outset of a Wildcat career; season-high three goals in the league semifinal and vs. Vermont in the regular season; personal-best three assists in the regular-season finale at Binghamton; season-high four points vs. Vermont, Binghamton and Boston U. (in the semifinal). Personal: Lettered on the UNH women's soccer team in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009; recorded 2-1-5 as a rookie forward and 3-3-9 this past fall; born 11/27/87; a 2006 graduate of Framingham High School, where she lettered in lacrosse and soccer; All-America First Team in 2006; Bay State League First Team All-Star in 2006, '05 and '04; BostonGlobePlayer of the Year in '06; BostonGlobeand BostonHeraldAllScholastic in '06 and '05; MetroWestDailyNewsAll-Star in '06, '05 and '04; Eastern Massachusetts Player of the Year in '06; led Framingham to the state title in '06, when she recorded 91 goals and 87 assists; career numbers of 222 goals and 178 assists; in soccer, Super Y National Olympic Development Program Team in '05; three-time Bay State League First Team All-Star; a kinesiology: sport studies major. Collegiate Honors: 2009: IWLCA Northeast Region Second Team; America East First Team. 2008: America East All-Conference Second Team; America East All-Championship Team. 2007: America East Kellen Millard Senior Defense 5-8 Ipswich, Mass. Pingree School Career Totals: 43 games played; two goals; two points. Career Highs: One goal (twice-most recent at Binghamton 4/28/07); one point (twice-most recent at Binghamton 4/28/07). 009 Season: Played in 18 of 19 games and was in the starting lineup seven times; played in all six America East conference games with one start; recorded 13 ground balls, 13 draw controls and eight caused turnovers. 00 Season: Played in 17 of 19 games and was in the starting lineup seven times; started five consecutive games from March 29 � April 16 and played an increased defensive role during that time and in the remaining four games; recorded three draw controls and one ground ball vs. Binghamton (03/29); followed that with a three ground ball-effort at Stony Brook (04/05). 00 Season: Played in eight games with three starts, including the America East semifinal; other than Shaunna Kaplan, was the only rookie with a goal � two, in fact; in her first collegiate start (at nationally-ranked UConn), recorded her first collegiate point with her first career goal; scored her other goal in her second career start (at Binghamton). Personal: Born 8/11/88; a 2006 graduate of Pingree School, where she lettered in lacrosse, soccer and cross country; NEPSAC All-Scholastic selection in 2006; EIL All-League in 2005; All-Galaxy Lacrosse League Honorable Mention in 2004; captain of the 2006 team and recorded 56 points on 47 goals and nine assists; career totals of 75 goals and 18 assists for 93 points; also competed on the Mass Elite and Team Revolution club teams; a business administration/marketing major. career statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Career GP/GS 8/3 17/7 18/7 43/17 G 2 0 0 2 career statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 Career GP/GS 16/15 19/19 19/19 54/53 G 23 30 29 82 A 12 15 25 52 Pts 35 45 54 134 Sh 56 63 84 203 GB 25 26 21 72 DC 23 34 17 74 CTO 15 12 19 46 A 0 0 0 0 Pts 2 0 0 2 Sh 2 0 0 2 GB 1 13 13 27 DC 1 6 13 20 CTO 0 6 8 14 Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 allie Bratton Junior Midfield 5-2 Windermere, Fla. West Orange High School unh women's lacrosse The WildCATs Career Totals: 18 games played, 5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points. JeSS CaSSotiS Junior Defense 5-4 York, Maine York High School Career Totals: 12 games played. Career Highs: Two goals (vs. LeMoyne 04/11/09); three assists (at UConn 03/07/09); four points (at UConn 03/07/09). 009 Season: Played in 14 games, all off the bench; recorded five goals and four assists for nine points; in five America East conference games, had two points on two goals; tallied her first career point with an assist against Bryant in the season opener (02/22); scored her first career goal at UConn (03/07); also recorded three assists in that game to finish with career highs in both assists and points (four); scored a career-high two goals vs. LeMoyne (04/11). 00 Season: Played in four games, including the NCAA first-round game; appeared in one America East conference game. Personal: Born 4/5/89; a 2007 graduate of West Orange High School, where she lettered in lacrosse as a four-year starter and two-time captain; was a 2006 U.S. Lacrosse All-America Honorable Mention selection; also received Metro All-Star and District All-Star honors in both 2005 and 2006; played on the Team FLC club team and was also a member of Florida's U.S. Lacrosse national team; an English: teaching major. 009 Season: Played in 10 games, all off the bench; played in three America East conference games; was credited with three ground balls and three caused turnovers. 00 Season: Played in two games; appeared in one America East conference game. Personal: Born 1/18/89; a 2007 graduate of York High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, soccer, indoor track, basketball and field hockey; led York to a state runner-up finish in 2007; also played on the Seacoast United and Upper New England club teams; an RMP- therapeutic rec major. career statistics Year 2008 2009 Career GP/GS 4/0 14/0 18/0 G 0 5 5 A 0 4 4 Pts 0 9 9 Sh 0 13 13 GB 0 1 1 DC 0 1 1 CTO 0 1 1 career statistics Year 2008 2009 Career GP/GS 2/0 10/0 12/0 G 0 0 0 A 0 0 0 Pts 0 0 0 Sh 0 0 0 GB 0 3 3 DC 0 0 0 CTO 0 3 3 Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 9 unh women's lacrosse The WildCATs deB dale Junior Attack 5-6 East Northport, N.Y. Northport High School Career Totals: 23 games played; 9 goals; 7 assists; 16 points. Career Highs: Three goals (vs. LeMoyne 04/11/09); three assists (vs. Albany 04/30/09); four points (vs. Albany 04/30/09). 009 Season: Played in 11 games and was in the starting lineup six times; started two of five America East conference games in which she played; overall, recorded six goals and four assists for 10 points; scored her six goals on just 10 shots for a .600 shooting percentage; scored a career-high three goals vs. LeMoyne (04/11); tallied personal bests in both assists (three) and points (four) in the America East semifinal vs. Albany (04/30); recorded six goals and three assists for nine points in the last five games of the season. 00 Season: Played in 12 games, all off the bench; tallied 2-1-3 in three postseason games, and that included 1-1-2 in the NCAA first-round game for her first multiple-point effort; recorded her first career point with an assist vs. UConn (03/07); scored her first goal at Vermont (04/09). Personal: A 2007 graduate of Northport High School, where she lettered in lacrosse; a U.S. Lacrosse All-America Honorable Mention selection in 2006; also named to the New York State School Girl Select team and received All-County as well as All-Tournament Team and All-Galaxy honors in 2006; her other honors included All-Galaxy Second Team and Honorable Mention All-County in 2005; also played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets club team; an undeclared major in the College of Liberal Arts. Collegiate Honors: 2009: America East AllAcademic Team; America East All-Conference First Team; America East Defensive Player of the Week (03/02). 2008: America East AllConference First Team; America East All-Rookie Team. Career Totals: 29 games played; 7 goals; 1 assist; 8 points. Career Highs: One goal (seven times; most recent at UMBC 04/04/09); one assist (vs. Holy Cross 02/26/08); one point (eight times- most recent at UMBC 04/04/09). 009 season: Started all 15 games in which she played; recorded six points, all on goals; in five America East conference games, tallied two points; finished with double digits in ground balls (37), draw controls (59) and caused turnovers (21); led the team in draw controls; second in ground balls and tied for second in caused turnovers; ranked fifth in the nation in draw controls; ranked second in America East in draw controls as well as fourth in both ground balls and caused turnovers; tallied multiple DCs in 13 of 15 games; that included 11 vs. Stony Brook (03/28) and seven against both Albany (03/21) and Maryland (03/15); recorded a season-high six ground balls at Dartmouth (02/28); in the March 21 game at Albany, finished with four GB, 11 DC and three CTO. 00 season: Started all 14 games in which she played; ranked second on the team in draw controls (33); despite missing five games, was one of five 'Cats to record double digits in ground balls (23), draw controls and caused turnovers (10); ranked sixth in both ground balls and caused turnovers; eight games with multiple ground balls, including a stretch of five consecutive games; tallied a season-high four ground balls vs. Harvard (03/12) and had five draw controls in that game; season-high seven draw controls vs. Holy Cross (02/27); recorded her first career point with an assist vs. Holy Cross (02/27); scored her first goal against UConn (03/07). Personal: Born 10/4/89; a 2007 graduate of South Windsor High School, where she lettered in lacrosse and volleyball; played on the USA Under-19 Team in 2006 and 2007; All-America selection in 2006 and 2007; All-State and All-Conference honoree in 2005, 2006 and 2007; also played for the Connecticut lacrosse club team; a family studies major. allie duCloS Junior MIdfield 5-8 South Windsor, Conn. South Windsor High School career statistics Year 2008 2009 Career GP/GS 12/0 11/6 23/6 G 3 6 9 A 3 4 7 Pts 6 10 16 Sh 7 10 17 GB 1 5 6 DC 2 1 3 CTO 2 0 2 career statistics Year 2008 2009 Career GP/GS 14/14 15/15 29/29 G 1 6 7 A 1 0 1 Pts 2 6 8 Sh 4 11 15 GB 23 37 60 DC 33 59 92 CTO 10 21 31 0 Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 ilana Cohen assists; 15 points. Sophomore Midfield 5-8 Andover, Mass. Andover High School Collegiate Honors: 2009: America East AllRookie Team. Career Totals: 18 games played; 11 goals; 4 unh women's lacrosse The WildCATs JoJo Curro Sophomore Attack 5-4 Amherst, N.H. Souhegan High School Collegiate Honors: 2009: America East Rookie of the Week (02/23). Career Totals: 13 games played; 6 goals; 6 assists; 12 points. Career Highs: Two goals (vs. Bryant 02/22/09); one assist (four timesmost recent vs. Vermont 03/18/09); three points (vs. Bryant 02/22/09). 009 season: Played in 18 of 19 games and was in the starting lineup 15 times; tallied 11 goals and four assists for 15 points; ranked third on the team in draw controls with 24; second in game-winning goals (three); in six America East league games, tallied 4-1-5; recorded a five-game point-scoring streak spanning April 8-30 and tallied five goals and two assists for seven points in that time frame; in her collegiate debut, the season-opener vs. Bryant (02/22), recorded two goals and an assist for three points; also tallied multiple points (1g, 1a) in consecutive games against LeMoyne and Vermont; Personal: Born 3/22/90; a 2008 graduate of Andover High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, soccer and basketball; Merrimack Valley league MVP and All-Conference selection as a senior captain in '08; Eastern Mass All-Star Team 2 in '08; EagleTribuneAll-Star in '08; Lower New England Team ('07); ; led Andover to the state championship game in '08; All-Galaxy Team in '07; she also played for the Mass Elite club team; in basketball, was a Merrimack Valley All-Star in '08; a business administration major. Career Highs: Two goals (vs. Bryant 02/22/09); three assists (at Holy Cross 02/25/09); four points (vs. Bryant 02/22/09). 009 season: Played in 13 games and was in the starting lineup six times; recorded six points and six assists for 12 points; tied for fourth on the team in assists; tallied two points, both on goals, in four America East league games (all off the bench); in her collegiate debut, the season opener vs. Bryant (02/22), recorded career highs in both goals (two) and points (four); tallied a personal best of three assists in the next game at Holy Cross (02/25). Personal: A 2008 graduate of Souhegan High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, field hockey, ice hockey and swimming; All-America selection in '08; All-State team all four years; Upper-New England Team 2005-08; All-Galaxy Team in '06 and '07; Telegraph All-Star team four years and 2008 Player of the Year; UnionLeaderAll-State Team '07 and '08; Sportsmanship Award, 2006-08; led team to a state title as a secondyear captain in '08; also played for the Granite State Elite lacrosse club; her field hockey accolades included All-State team (twice) and Telegraph 2007Player of the Year; a recreational management and policies major; her sister, McKinley Curro, is a senior on the Boston University women's lacrosse team; her brother, Chris Curro, captained the UNH rugby team and was an All-America selection. career statistics Year 2009 Career GP/GS 18/15 18/15 G 11 11 A 4 4 Pts 15 15 Sh 28 28 GB 20 20 DC 24 24 CTO 13 13 career statistics Year 2009 Career GP/GS 13/6 13/6 G 6 6 A 6 6 Pts 12 12 Sh 16 16 GB 6 6 DC 1 1 CTO 2 2 Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse The WildCATs Kate GuntS Sophomore Goalkeeper 5-4 Wilton, Conn. Wilton High School Career Totals: 16 games played; 9-5 record; 8.18 GAA; .383 sv%. Career Highs: 11 saves (vs. Boston U. 16 points. Kate KeaGinS Sophomore Midfield 5-4 Bay Shore, N.Y. Bay Shore High School Collegiate Honors: 2009: America East AllRookie Team. Career Totals: 18 games played; 16 goals; 4/01/09). 009 season: Played in 16 of 19 games and was in the starting lineup 11 times; compiled a 9-5 record with a 8.18 GAA and .383 save percentage; ranked fourth in the nation in GAA and led America East in that statistic; in six America East league games (five starts), went 4-2 with a 8.11 GAA and .371 save percentage; in her collegiate debut, the season opener vs. Bryant (02/22), made two saves and earned her first win in a 19-2 victory; earned the win in overtime at Yale by making a total of five saves in the second half and overtime sessions; made 11 saves vs. Boston U. (04/01); also had double-digit saves vs. Cornell (10; 04/06) and an eight-save performance vs. nationally-ranked Vanderbilt (04/08). Personal: Born 4/11/90; a 2008 graduate of Wilton High School, where she lettered in lacrosse; All-FCIAC First Team in '08; recorded a .550 save percentage as a senior captain; led team to the state title game in '07 and '08; also played on the CTLF Connecticut Lacrosse Futures club team; an undeclared major in the College of Liberal Arts; her dad, Bucky, lettered on the Cornell lacrosse team and won an NCAA championship in '71; her mom, Dennyse, lettered on the Ohio Wesleyan lacrosse team. Career Highs: Six goals (at Albany 03/21/09); six points (at Albany 03/21/09). 009 season: Played in 18 of 19 games, all off the bench; compiled 16 points, all on goals; ranked fifth on the team in draw controls with 22; in five America East league games, tallied seven goals; scored a goal in her collegiate debut, the season opener vs. Bryant (02/22); recorded career highs in both goals (six) and points (six) at Albany (03/21); one game earlier, netted three goals vs. UMass (03/18). Personal: Born 8/26/90; a 2008 graduate of Bay Shore High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, soccer and indoor track; All-County in '07 and '08; scored nine goals in a single game; two-time gold medalist at the Empire State Games; also played on the Long Island Yellow Jackets club team; All-America selection in indoor track in '06; All-State in track in '06 and '07; an undeclared major. career statistics Year 2009 Career GP/GS 16/11 16/11 W-L 9-5 9-5 Min 733:45 733:45 GA 100 100 GAA 8.18 8.18 Sv 62 62 Sv% .383 .383 career statistics Year 2009 Career GP/GS 18/0 18/0 G 16 16 A 0 0 Pts 16 16 Sh 36 36 GB 10 10 DC 22 22 CTO 7 7 Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 5e 00rin leveSque games. Sophomore Midfield 5-7 Duxbury, Mass. Duxbury High School Career Totals: Eight games played. 009 season: Played in eight games, all off the bench; played in three America East league unh women's lacrosse 5h 00ayley rauSCh The WildCATs Sophomore Midfield 5-7 Severna Park, Md. Severna Park High School Career Totals: 18 games played; 17 goals; six assists; 23 points. Personal: Born 8/24/90; a 2008 graduate of Duxbury High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey; All-America Honorable Mention in '08; Patriot League All-Star in '07 and '08; named to the 2008 All-Scholastic Team by the BostonGlobe, BostonHerald and Patriot Ledger; led Duxbury to the state title in '07; in field hockey, was a Patriot League All-Star from 2006-08 and PatriotLedgerAll-Scholastic honoree in '08; in ice hockey, was a PatriotLedgerAll-Scholastic selection in '07 and '08; also played for the Mass Elite club team; Duxbury High Boosters Club award for Athletic Leadership and Excellence; her father lettered in football at Tufts and her two brothers lettered in lacrosse at Skidmore College; a nutrition major. Career Highs: Three goals (twice- most recent at Binghamton 04/25/09); two assists (vs. LeMoyne 04/11/09); four points (at Binghamton 04/25/09). 009 season: Played in 18 of 19 games and was in the starting lineup nine times; recorded 17 goals and six assists for 23 points; tied for fourth on the team in assists; among UNH's eight double-digit goal scorers, had the second-highest shooting percentage (.459); tallied six goals and three assists for nine points in six America East league games; recorded two goals in her collegiate debut, the season opener vs. Bryant (02/22); netted three goals vs. Yale (03/04) and matched that career high at Binghamton (04/25); also tallied an assist in that game to finish with a personal best of four points; career-high two assists vs. LeMoyne (04/11); ended the season with a five-game point-scoring streak, including two goals in the America East semifinal vs. Albany and one goal in the league championship game vs. Boston U. Personal: Born 1/22/90; a 2008 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; in field hockey, 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; major is psychology. career statistics Year 2009 Career GP/GS 8/0 8/0 G 0 0 A 0 0 Pts 0 0 Sh 0 0 GB 3 3 DC 2 2 CTO 0 0 career statistics Year 2009 Career GP/GS 18/9 18/9 G 17 17 A 6 6 Pts 23 23 Sh 37 37 GB 5 5 DC 13 13 CTO 2 2 Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse The WildCATs Personal: Born 06/07/91; a 2009 graduate of Pinkerton Academy, where she lettered in lacrosse, field hockey and indoor track; named to the Upper New England National Team in 2007 and 2008; All-Conference Second Team; selected to the VT-NH Senior All-Star Game; led the Astros to a runner-up finish in the '09 state tourney; established a school single-season assist record with 51 as a senior; tallied 103 assists and 32 goals in her career; also played for the Revolution Lacrosse club team; an undeclared major in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. heather Carr Freshman Defense 5-8 Derry, N.H. Pinkerton Academy Personal: Born 07/21/91; a 2009 graduate of Chatham High School, where she lettered in lacrosse and basketball; All-State Second Team in both 2008 and 2009; also named to the All-Area team in both '08 and '09; also an All-County selection both of those years; Morris County Tournament championship MVP in '08, when the team won the county championship; CHS also won the 2008 Group 2 state title; captain and MVP in 2009; her father, Robert O'Keefe, played lacrosse at Boston College; a communications major. Kathleen o'KeeFe Freshman Goalkeeper 5-9 Chatham, N.J. Chatham High School Personal: Born 10/08/91; a 2009 graduate of South Windsor High School, where she lettered in lacrosse and basketball; All-America selection in 2008 and 2009; All-State First Team in 2007, '08 and '09; also named to the all-conference team those three years; led SWHS to the conference title in 2007; holds the school record for assists in a game with nine; played in the Super Juniors with two Lower New England teams; also played in the CT Lacrosse Futures program; in basketball, was an all-conference honoree as a junior and senior; a psychology major. aMBer CaSiano Freshman Midfield 5-7 South Windsor, Conn. South Windsor High School Personal: Born 04/23/91; a 2009 graduate of Chaparral High School, where she lettered in lacrosse; All-America selection in 2009 and an All-America Honorable Mention honoree in 2008; All-League First Team all four years; 2009 league MVP; CHAIA Academic All-American in '08 and '09; 2006, '07 and '08 national tournament; recorded 72 goals and 36 assists for 108 points as a senior; career numbers of 218 goals and 74 assists; also played with the Team 180 and Blue Sky club teams; a business administration major. ChelSea CyeSter Personal: Born 04/09/91; a 2009 graduate of New Canaan High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, soccer and indoor track; All-America First Team in 2009; All-State First Team in 2008 and 2009, and All-State Second Team in 2007; All FCIAC First Team in 2007, 2008 and 2009; named to the 2008 CT Super Junior Team; led NCHS to the state finals in '09 and the FCIAC finals in '08 and '09; tallied 91 goals and a total of 129 points as a senior; had totals of 87 goals and 106 points as a junior; led the team in goals as a sophomore with 51; career totals of 236 goals and 69 assists for 305 points; also played on the CT Lacrosse Futures team; her mom, Debbie, lettered in both lacrosse and field hockey at Colgate University; an undeclared major. Jenny SiMpSon Freshman Attack 5-5 New Canaan, Conn. New Canaan High School Freshman Midfield 5-2 Parker, Colo. Chaparral High School Personal: Born 10/19/90; a 2009 graduate of Council Rock North High School, where she lettered in lacrosse and field hockey; All-League First Team in 2007, 2008 and 2009; team captain in '08 and '09; Bucks County Courier Times Player of the Year in '09; member of the Upper Atlantic 1 team in '08; tallied 34 goals, 17 assists and 47 ground balls as a senior; in field hockey, named to the All-League First Team in '08, when she captained the team; also competed with the Phantastix Lacrosse Club; an undeclared major in Liberal Arts. CaSey doyle Freshman Defense 5-6 Ivyland, Pa. Council Rock North High School Personal: Born 03/29/91; a 2009 graduate of Reading Memorial High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, soccer and basketball; 2009 Boston Globe All-Scholastic First Team; Daily Times Chronicle Lacrosse Player of the Year, 2009; Middlesex League All-Star all four years; captain as a senior, when she tallied 66 goals and 42 assists for 108 points; is the all-time leading scorer at Reading Memorial with 158 goals and 92 assists for 250 points; also played for the Mass Elite club lacrosse team; in soccer, was a two-time Middlesex League All-Star and Goalkeeper of the Year; also a twotime selection to the Middlesex League All-Star team in basketball; an undeclared major in the School of Health and Human Resources. ally StaGer Freshman Defense 5-11 Reading, Mass. Reading Memorial High School Personal: Born 09/17/90; a 2009 graduate of Arlington High School, where she lettered in lacrosse, basketball and soccer; Eastern Mass All-Star in 2009; also an Eastern Mass All-Star in both basketball ('08) and soccer ('08); also played for the Accel Lacrosse Team; an undeclared major. Cherelle Flynn Freshman Attack 5-9 Arlington, Mass. Arlington High School Personal: Born 11/20/90; a 2009 graduate of Kingswood Regional High School, where she lettered in lacrosse cross country, track and skiing; Division 3 All-State First Team in 2009; Upper New England Team (Western Division) captained the lacrosse, cross country and ski teams as a senior; lax MVP in 2009; cross country MVP as a freshman; her father, Bill, was a letterwinner in lacrosse at the University of Vermont; a business major. Caitlin tappan Freshman Attack 5-4 Framingham, Mass. Framingham High School Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 ABOUT AMERICA EAST... Since its modest beginning as a men's basketball-only conference in 1979, 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. Each of the nine institutions - University at Albany, Binghamton University, Boston University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University, and University of Vermont - offers a unique blend of academic and athletic tradition. Progressive in its approach to its more than 3,200 student-athletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 21 sports: men's and women's basketball, baseball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, women's golf, men's and women's indoor track and field, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's outdoor track and field, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. America East also conducts the nation's most comprehensive academic recognition program for student-athletes. With a geographic footprint covering the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast regions of the United States, America East has a population base of more than 50 million people and nearly 30 million television homes. America East member institutions include more than 106,000 students on the nine campuses and boast nearly one million living alumni. LEAGUE HISTORY... To see how far America East has progressed, consider the conference was established in 1979 as the ECAC North. The conference at that time consisted of 10 institutions and sponsored league competition only in men's basketball, with the champion receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Men's basketball remained the lone league sport until the 1988-89 academic year. At that time, the conference's Board of Directors made a new commitment to an all-sports association, creating the North Atlantic Conference by establishing an office, hiring a full-time commissioner, and embarking on a building program. The North Atlantic Conference merged with the Seaboard Conference (the league in which Boston University, Hartford, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, among others, competed in women's basketball) in 1989 and the NAC looked to establish conference championships in several men's and women's sports. The conference changed its name to America East prior to the 1996-97 academic year and moved the conference headquarters to its downtown Boston in 1997 and to nearby Cambridge, Mass. in July, 2007. In 2005, America East hired Patrick Nero, most recently the Director of Athletics at Maine, as the conference's third commissioner. ATHLETIC SUCCESS... America East enters its 21st year of all-sports championship competition on the heels of one of the most successful seasons in history as five of its 10 team sport champions won at least one game in the NCAA Championship and two other teams received at-large tournament bids. In addition, one student-athlete won a national championship and 20 others garnered All-America recognition. America East sent multiple teams to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship for the first time since 2000 as league champion Boston University and runner-up New Hampshire each received bids. BU's Sarah Dalton received IWLCA All-America First Team accolades, while teammate Lauren Morton took home Second Team honors and UNH's Michaela Hardy garnered Third Team recognition. America East also had multiple representatives in the NCAA's women's basketball and men's soccer tournaments, and for the second time in three years Hartford won a first-round game in the women's basketball tourney. In men's lacrosse, UMBC finished the season ranked No. 6 in the USILA poll; Albany and Stony Brook were also ranked at one point during the season. BU advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Field Hockey Championship and Albany defeated Cleveland State, 3-0, in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship to become the first America East team to win a match in the tournament. Binghamton's Rory Quiller became the second national champion in America East history when he won the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship. UNH's Cathy Parker earned one of the two at-large bids to the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship and claimed All-America honors. ACADEMIC SUCCESS... America East institutions boasted a pair of Academic All-Americans in 2007-08 while another 19 were tabbed All-District selections. A total of 18 America East teams received Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA under the Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). The APR provides a real-time snapshot of a team's academic success and the academic progress of student-athletes. America East honored a top-scholar athlete in each of its America East Preseason Poll championship sports, including UNH's Cathy Parker (women's cross 1. Boston U. (6) 36 country), Michaela Hardy (women's lacrosse) and Jordan Horwitz 2. UNH 29 (men's outdoor track & field). More than 2,250 of America East's 3,200 student-athletes 3. Vermont (1) 23 were named to the Academic Honor Roll after receiving grade-point Albany 23 averages of 3.0 or better. Included in that total were 1,015 student5. UMBC 19 athletes who earned a 3.5 or better and were named to the Commis6. Stony Brook 10 sioner's Honor Roll. 7. Binghamton 7 unh women's lacrosse AmeriCA eAsT STAFF DIRECTORY PATRICK NERO CoMMissioner KERRI FAGAN senior associate coMMissioner MATT BOURQUE associate coMMissioner FRANK SULLIvAN associate coMMissioner KATIE WILLETT asst coMMissioner/coMPliance SEAN TAINSH Director of coMMunications ERIC REDDY Director of sales LESLIE HANNA asst Director of coMMunications JESSICA DESCARTES asst Director of cHaMPionsHiPs anD sPorts aDMinistration MOLLY GALLAGHER intern COORDINATOR OF OFFICIALS BARBARA JACOBS WoMen's BasketBall KATHY FERRARACCIO volleyBall ROGER TAYLOR soccer MARIE KOCH fielD Hockey MARA WAGER WoMen's lacrosse NICK ZIBELLI BaseBall NICK CINQUANTO softBall CONTACT INFORMATION PHONE 617-695-6369 FAX 617-695-6380 (aDMinistration) 617-695-6385 (coMMunications) MAILING ADDRESS 215 first street, suite 140 caMBriDge, Ma 02142 WEBSITE WWW.aMericaeast.coM Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse The universiTy of neW hAmpshire New Hampshire also graduates students who attend top-notch 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 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 July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added two brand new $1.5 million outdoor artificial fields at Memorial Field (AstroTurf) and Bremner Field (AstroPlay). 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 in the summer of 2007. A third artificial field � Field Turf � was also installed in Cowell Stadium in July `07. 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 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-theart 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 the renovation of the Dimond Library. 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 which 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. 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 DIvERSITY STATEMENT The University of New Hampshire seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. UNH 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 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. 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 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. Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 Memorial Field, which has been home for the women's lacrosse team since the program's inception, was renovated in July 2002. The renovation transformed a grass field adjacent to the Whittemore Center into an AstroTurf facility that features 95,000 square feet of playing surface, full lighting and Bigglestone Plaza. The project cost approximately $1.5 million and was built in conjunction with Bremner Field, which is a 110,000 square-foot AstroPlay facility located on what was formerly known as Upper Field. The UNH women's lacrosse team made its debut on renovated Memorial Field vs. the University of Massachusetts on March 14 , 2003. Memorial Field proved to be a true homefield advantage in the 2004 season when the `Cats went 7-1 in the regular season and then won both the semifinal and final games of the America East Championship to earn automatic qualifying status to the NCAAs. memoriAl field unh women's lacrosse AThleTiC fACiliTies The Jerry Azumah Performance Center opened its doors in the summer of 2003 to UNH student-athletes and was renovated in the summer of 2008. A monetary donation by Azumah, a recently retired cornerback of the Chicago Bears of the NFL and the 1999 recipient of the Walter Payton Award (top football player in Div. I-AA), allowed the UNH athletic department to overhaul its existing strength and conditioning center. The renovated Center features 5,000 pounds of Olympic weights, 7,000 pounds of dumbbells, 14 Powerlift platform stations, 12 Hammer strength machines and an additional 15,000 pounds of weights. Other renovations included the offices of the strength and conditioning coordinators. Jerry AzumAh performAnCe CenTer The University of New Hampshire athletic department significantly upgraded its Academic Center in the summer of 2003, and it continues to change handin-hand with the needs of student-athletes. The Academic Center provides a secluded, quiet area in the Field House for women's lacrosse players to focus on academics. Each of the Academic Center computers has internet access and features wireless access for laptop computers. The Academic Center reflects the University's commitment to academic excellence. In 2008, 14 UNH women's lacrosse players were named to the America East Academic Honor Roll, and seven received further distinction on the Commissioner's Honor Roll. UNH's Michaela Hardy was selected as the 2008 America East Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year and she was joined on the IWLCA All-Academic Team by Sarah Von Bargen. That duo, as well as Ashley Durepo, was named to the America East Women's Lacrosse All-Academic Team. ACAdemiC CenTer Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse 2009 resulTs Date 02.22 02.25 02.28 03.04 03.07 03.11 03.15 03.18 03.21 03.28 (12-7 overAll, 4-2 AmeriCA eAsT) Loc H A H H H H A N A Loc H A A H A A A H A H Opponent Bryant Holy Cross Dartmouth (15) Yale Connecticut Harvard Maryland (2) Massachusetts Albany � Stony Brook � 19-2 19-4 8-10 12-4 15-7 ot 11-9 7-19 13-10 ot 15-16 21-7 Score Result Date W W L W W W L W L W 04.01 04.04 04.06 04.08 04.11 04.8 04.25 04.30 05.02 Opponent Boston U. (12) � UMBC � Cornell (20) Vanderbilt (10) Le Moyne Vermont � Binghamton � Albany Boston U. (12) # Score 8-9 11-8 3-5 7-11 17-5 17-4 21-9 17-9 6-16 Result L W L L W W W W L � America East conference game America East semifinal # America East final (at Boston U.) 2009 sTATisTiCs Player (#) Sarah Von Bargen (2) Shaunna Kaplan (15) Susie Piotrkowski (22) Ashley Durepo (17) Michaela Hardy (10) Hayley Rausch (11) Kate Keagins (6) Ilana Cohen (9) JoJo Curro (18) Deb Dale (13) Allie Bratton (3) Allie Duclos (14) Beth Sabiston (8) Kelli LaPerch (19) Beth Stankus (23) Kellen Millard (24) Jess Cassotis (4) Erin Levesque (5) Missy Hamilton (12) Mikki Ekfelt (21) Kirstin Lang (26) Kate Gunts (0) Nikki Hume (00) UNH Opponents G/GS 19/19 19/19 19/19 19/19 19/19 18/9 18/0 18/15 13/6 11/6 14/0 15/15 18/18 19/19 19/19 18/7 10/0 8/0 6/0 4/0 1/0 16/11 12/8 19 19 G 62 29 17 33 33 17 16 11 6 6 5 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 222 152 A Pts Sh FP GB DC CTO 9 71 155 12-30 26 32 12 25 54 84 4-19 21 17 19 24 41 50 4-10 21 13 9 5 38 65 7-17 29 22 10 4 37 114 9-25 23 10 15 6 23 37 1-6 5 13 2 0 16 36 2-5 10 22 7 4 15 28 3-6 20 24 13 6 12 16 0-1 6 1 2 4 10 10 0-0 5 1 0 4 9 13 2-4 1 1 1 0 6 11 2-3 37 59 21 0 4 5 2-2 30 20 13 2 4 5 0-0 43 11 21 0 0 0 0-0 28 0 23 0 0 0 0-0 13 13 8 0 0 0 0-0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0-0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 16 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 6 0 0 68 290 507 38-95 267 190 130 71 223 394 29-80 274 222 129 OvERALL G/GS 6/6 6/6 6/6 6/6 6/6 6/4 5/0 6/6 4/0 5/2 5/0 5/5 6/6 6/6 6/6 6/1 3/0 3/0 2/0 1/0 -6/5 2/1 6 6 America East G 15 14 8 13 14 6 7 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 53 A 2 9 8 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 P 17 23 16 15 16 9 7 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 22 0 0 120 75 G-A-P 174-29-203 82-52-134 39-29-68 90-28-118 109-15-124 17-6-23 16-0-16 11-4-15 6-6-12 9-7-16 5-4-9 7-1-8 26-4-30 2-2-4 0-1-1 2-0-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 CAREER GOALTENDING STATISTICS OvERALL Player Kate Gunts Nikki Hume UNH Opponents America East Player Kate Gunts Nikki Hume UNH Opponents G/GS 16/11 12/8 19 19 G/GS 6/5 2/1 6 6 BREAKDOWN BY PERIOD GA 100 64 164 247 GA 44 9 53 93 GAA 8.18 9.18 8.54 12.86 GAA 8.11 13.28 8.69 15.25 Svs 62 36 98 221 Svs 26 4 30 85 Sv% .383 .360 .374 .472 Sv% .371 .308 .361 .478 W-L Min 9-5 733:45 3-2 418:15 12-7 1152:00 7-12 1152:00 W-L 4-2 0-0 4-2 2-4 Min 325:21 40:39 366:00 366:00 GOALS 1st UNH 130 Opp. 86 SHOTS 1st UNH 335 Opp. 180 SAvES 1st UNH 47 Opp. 103 2nd 114 76 2nd 287 171 2nd 49 115 1ot 1 0 1ot 5 2 1ot 1 2 2ot 2 2 2ot 3 3 2ot 1 1 Total 247 164 Total 630 356 Total 98 221 Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 SiNgle SeaSoN 1. Jess Burnap . . . . . . . . . .2004 . . . . . 2. Sarah Von Bargen . . . . .2009 . . . . . 3. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . .2004 . . . . . Jessie Groszkowski . . . .2002 . . . . . 5. Kathy Sanborn . . . . . . .1979 . . . . . 6. Colleen Christopher . . .2001 . . . . . 7. Jessie Groszkowski . . . .2003 . . . . . 8. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . .2006 . . . . . 9. Michaela Hardy . . . . . . .2008 . . . . . 10. Katie Leland . . . . . . . .2005 . . . . . 1. Karen Geromini . . . . . .1986 . . . . . 2. Laurie Leary . . . . . . . . .1984 . . . . . 3. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . .2004 . . . . . 4. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . .2006 . . . . . 5. Mandy Kernan . . . . . . .1993 . . . . . Karen Geromini . . . . . .1987 . . . . . 7. Laura Clark . . . . . . . . . .1993 . . . . . Shaunna Kaplan . . . . .2009 . . . . . 9. Susie Piotrkowski . . . . .2009 . . . . . 10. Kelly Blaney . . . . . . . .2005 . . . . . Liz Brickley . . . . . . . .1991 . . . . . 1. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . 2. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . 3. Jess Burnap . . . . . . . . . 4. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . 5. Sarah Von Bargen . . . . 6. Jessie Groszkowski . . . 7. Colleen Christopher . . 8. Karen Geromini . . . . . 9. Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . Karen Geromini . . . . . Sarah Kittredge . . . . . . goalS Career 72 62 60 60 59 56 54 53 52 51 35 32 30 29 27 27 25 25 24 23 23 1. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Jessie Groszkowski . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Sarah Von Bargen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Jess Burnap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. Pauline Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. Colleen Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . 7. Karen Geromini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. Nicole Rhodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. Kristin Blanchette . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 178 174 168 155 137 134 118 112 112 iNdividual reCordS aSSiSTS 1. Karen Geromini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 2. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 3. Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 4. Maud Kernan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Laurie Leary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Megan Mangano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 7. Kelly Blaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 8. Sarah Kittredge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 9. Jess Burnap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 10. Alita Haytayan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 1. Katie Leland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Karen Geromini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Jess Burnap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Jessie Groszkowski . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. Sarah Von Bargen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. Pauline Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. Nicole Rhodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. Colleen Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . 10. Kristin Blanchette . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 235 213 204 203 179 178 153 152 151 PoiNTS 1. Suzanne Rousseau. . . 1978. . . . . . 2.36 2. Deb Cram . . . . . . . . . 1982. . . . . . 3.33 3. Suzanne Rousseau. . . 1975. . . . . . 3.50 4. Deb Cram . . . . . . . . . 1984. . . . . . 3.67 5. Robin Balducci . . . . . 1984. . . . . . 5.17 1. Deb Cram . . . . . . . . . 1982. . . . . 2. Suzanne Rousseau. . . 1978. . . . . 3. Cathy Narsiff . . . . . . . 1986. . . . . 4. Suzanne Rousseau. . . 1979. . . . . 5. Robin Balducci . . . . . 1984. . . . . 1. Cathy Narsiff . . . . . . . 1986. . . . . . 2. Shelby Hodgkins . . . . 1996. . . . . . 3. Steph Olsen . . . . . . . . 1994. . . . . . 4. Steph Olsen . . . . . . . . 1993. . . . . . 5. Steph Olsen . . . . . . . . 1995. . . . . . goalS agaiNST average 2004 ........... 90 2006 ........... 82 2004 ........... 81 2005 ........... 72 2009 ........... 71 2002 ........... 68 2001 ........... 66 1984 ........... 64 1990 ........... 62 1987 ........... 62 1984 ........... 62 Most Goals Game: 9, Katie Leland (04/11/05 vs. UMBC) Season: 72, Jess Burnap (2004; 20 games) Career: 179, Katie Leland (2003-06) Most Assists Game: 9, Sarah Kittredge (04/13/85 vs. Boston College) Season: 35, Karen Geromini (1986) Career: 101, Karen Geromini (1984-87) Most Points Game: 12, Laurie Leary (04/28/84 vs. Holy Cross) Season: 90, Katie Leland (2004; 20 games) Career: 270, Katie Leland (2003-06) Most Ground Balls Game: 12, Stephanie Keefe (04/17/97 vs. Holy Cross) Season: 77, Cristina Covucci (2004) Career: 197, Stephanie Keefe (1997-2000) Most Draw Controls Game: xxx Season: 58, Jessie Groszkowski (2003) Career: 162, Jessie Groszkowski (2000-03) Most Caused Turnovers Game: Season: 56, Colleen Christopher (2000) Career: 142, Colleen Christopher (1998-2001) Most Saves Game: 25, Steph Olsen (03/25/94 vs. Yale) Season: 216, Cathy Narsif (1986) Career: 639, Shelby Hodgkins (1996-99) Most Games Played (goalkeeper) Career: 60, Shelby Hodgkins (1996-99) Danielle Martin (2000-03) unh women's lacrosse reCord Book TeaM reCordS Save PerCeNTage 1. Christa Hansen . . . . . 1990-92 . . . 5.88 2. Cathy Narsiff . . . . . . . 1986-88 . . . 6.01 3. Robin Balducci . . . . . 1983-85 . . . 6.59 4. Steph Olsen . . . . . . . . 1993-95 . . . 8.39 5. Stacey Plati . . . . . . . . 2004-05 . . . 8.53 1. Cathy Narsiff . . . . . . . 1986-88 . . 2. Robin Balducci . . . . . 1983-85 . . 3. Steph Olsen . . . . . . . . 1993-95 . . 4. Ashley Milley . . . . . . 2005-08 . . 5. Christa Hansen . . . . . 1990-92 . 1. Shelby Hodgkins . . . . 1996-99 . . . 2. Steph Olsen . . . . . . . . 1993-95 . . . 3. Cathy Narsiff . . . . . . . 1986-88 . . . 4. Danielle Martin . . . . . 2000-03 . . . 5. Christa Hansen . . . . . 1990-92 . . . .668 .659 .612 .585 .581 639 542 524 447 402 26 26 25 24 20 SaveS .752 .723 .711 .702 .698 216 212 183 182 177 1. Stacey Plati . . . . . . . . 2004. . . . . . . 15 2. Ashley Milley . . . . . . 2008. . . . . . . 13 3. Danielle Martin . . . . . 2002. . . . . . . 12 4. Cathy Narsiff . . . . . . . 1986. . . . . . . 11 Robin Balducci ('85), Amanda Warren 1. Ashley Milley . . . . . . 20089. . 1150:53 2. Stacey Plati . . . . . . . . 2004. . .1059:46 3. Danielle Martin . . . . . 2002. . .1042:55 4. Shelby Hodgkins . . . . 1996. . . .945:00 5. Danielle Martin . . . . . 2003. . . .928:23 WiNS MiNuTeS 1. Ashley Milley . . . . . . 2005-08 . . . . Robin Balducci . . . . . 1983-85 . . . . 3. Steph Olsen . . . . . . . . 1993-95 . . . . 4. Stacey Plati . . . . . . . . 2004-05 . . . . 5. Danielle Martin . . . . . 2000-03 . . . . 1. Shelby Hodgkins . . 1996-99 . .2850:40 2. Ashley Milley . . . . 2005-08 . .2778:46 3. Danielle Martin . . . 2000-03 . .2718:33 4. Christa Hansen . . . 1990-92 . .2466:00 5. Steph Olsen . . . . . . 1993-95 . .2452:00 Fastest Goal, start of game :08, Laurie Leary (04/23/83 vs. UMass) Fastest Consecutive Goals :03, Karen Geromini /Anne Sherer (04/02/86 vs. Vermont) Consecutive Games with a Goal 45, Jessie Groszkowski (04/06/01 to 05/03/03; 139 goals) Goals, game 27 vs. UMass (04/28/94) Assists, game 18 vs. UMass (04/28/93) Points, game 38 vs. UMass (04/28/93) Wins, season 15 (2004) Consectuive Wins, season 14 (2004) Winning Percentage, season .955 (1977) Goals, season 272 (2004) Assists, season 113 (1993) Points, season 358 (2004) [272 goals, 86 assists] Saves, season 227 (1999) Goals-Against-Average, season 4.60 (1984) Ground Balls, season (check 2005-09) 476 (1997) Draw Controls, season (check 2005-09) 224 (2004) Caused Turnovers, season (check 2005-09) 196 (2001) Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 9 unh women's lacrosse reCord Book Year 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 2009 Total Head coach Jean Rilling Jean Rilling Jean Rilling Jean Rilling Jean Rilling Kathy Henderson Marisa Didio Marisa Didio Marisa Didio Marge Anderson Year-BY-Year reCord record 10-0-1 9-1-1 12-4 9-5 5-3-1 3-6 8-4 12-3 11-3 11-4 Postseason NEWLA Tournament NEWLA Tournament National Coll. Tourney New England Tourney USWLA National Tourney NCAA first round ECAC champions NCAA champions ECAC champions NCAA first round ECAC champions NCAA semifinals ECAC first round ECAC first round NCAA semis ECAC first round ECAC runner-up ECAC runner-up Marge Anderson 13-4 Marge Anderson 4-7-1 Marge Anderson 7-6 Marge Anderson 11-3 Marge Anderson 11-2 Marge Anderson 8-5 Anderson/Weatherall 10-5 Sandy Weatherall 9-5 Sandy Weatherall 6-7 Erica Harris 1-16 Sandy Bridgeman 4-10 Sandy Bridgeman 7-8 Sandy Bridgeman 8-9 Sandy Bridgeman 7-10 Sandy Bridgeman 11-7 Sandy Bridgeman 12-6 Sandy Bridgeman 5-12 Sandy Bridgeman 15-5 Sandy Bridgeman 11-8 Sandy Bridgeman 11-7 Sandy Bridgeman 7-10 Sandy Bridgeman 13-6 Sandy Bridgeman 12-7 9-9- W 123 75 45 31 15 3 1 l 105 36 13 10 12 6 16 America East semis America East semis America East semis America East semis America East runner-up America East runner-up NCAA first round America East runner-up America East runner-up America East semis NCAA first round America East runner-up CoaCHiNg reCord Name Sandy Bridgeman Marge Anderson Jean Rilling Marisa Didio Sandy Weatherall Kathy Henderson Erica Harris 0 T 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 Win% .539 .674 .762 .756 .556 .333 .059 Team Albany Bates Bedford (England) Binghamton Boston College Boston University Bowdoin Bridgewater Brown Bryant Bucknell California Colgate Connecticut Cornell Dartmouth Davidson Delaware Drexel Duquesne Fairfield Florida Harvard Hofstra Holy Cross James Madison LeMoyne Loyola (Md.) Maine-Gorham Marist College Maryland Maryland-BC Massachusetts North Carolina Northeastern Northwestern Old Dominion Oregon Penn State Plymouth State Princeton Rhode Island Richmond Rutgers St. Joseph's Sacred Heart Springfield Stanford Stony Brook Sweet Briar Syracuse Temple Towson Tufts Vanderbilt vermont Villanova Virginia Virginia Tech William & Mary Yale Total all-TiMe SerieS reCordS W 11 2 1 8 17 11 5 4 18 1 1 0 6 5 5 12 1 0 6 1 2 0 17 6 14 4 1 2 1 2 1 8 20 0 9 6 1 1 2 1 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 2 5 1 0 3 5 2 3 28 3 2 0 0 12 9 l 1 0 0 0 5 19 0 0 10 0 0 1 2 3 3 19 0 7 2 0 0 0 17 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 15 2 0 5 1 0 13 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 12 3 0 8 3 0 0 1 2 19 9 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pct. .917 1.000 1.000 1.000 .773 .367 1.000 1.000 .638 1.000 1.000 .000 .750 .625 .625 .387 1.000 .000 .750 1.000 1.000 �� .500 .429 .875 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .143 1.000 .566 .000 1.000 .545 .500 1.000 .133 1.000 1.000 .600 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .667 .714 1.000 .000 .200 .625 1.000 .273 .903 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .387 .9 00 opponents in Bold Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 NATIONAL AWARDS IWLCA Division I All-Academic Squad 2009 2008 Michaela Hardy, Sarah Von Bargen 2006 Leanne Ferretti, Maghan Grahn, Katie Leland 2005 Jess Burnap, Katie Leland, Renee Nemmers, Lauren Zerbinopoulos 2004 Renee Nemmers, Lauren Zerbinopoulos 2000 Kristin Andruszkiewicz, Maggie McKee 1998 Becky Perkins, Nicole Rhodes IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse All-America 1st Team 2002 Jessie Groszkowski 1995 Maja Hansen 1991 Anna Hill 1990 Anna Hill 1989 Katey Stone, Anna Hill 1988 Anna Hill, Cathy Narsiff, Katey Stone 1987 Karen Geromini, Mary Rogers, Pauline Collins 1986 Karen Geromini, Barb Marois 1985 Suzie Haynes, Sandy Vander-Heyden 1984 Sandy Vander-Heyden IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse All-America 2nd Team 2004 Jess Burnap 2001 Colleen Christopher 1990 Liz Brickley 1989 Liz Brickley 1986 Suzie Haynes, Cathy Narsiff 1985 Karen Geromini, Heather Reynolds 1984 Laurie Leary 1983 Linda Neilson, Laurie Leary IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse All-America 3rd Team 2009 Sarah Von Bargen 2008 Michaela Hardy 2005 Cristina Covucci 1994 Maja Hansen 1993 Laura Clark 1992 Laurie Geromini, Alita Haytayan, Diane McLoughlin IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse All-America Honorable Mention 1991 Liz Brickley 1990 Beth O'Connor 1985 Robin Balducci inside lacrosse All-America Third Team 2003 Jessie Groszkowski Brine/IWLCA North Regional All-America 1st Team 2009 2008 Michaela Hardy 2006 Katie Leland 2005 Cristina Covucci 2004 Jess Burnap, Katie Leland 2003 Jessie Groszkowski 2002 Jessie Groszkowski 2001 Colleen Christopher 2000 Colleen Christopher 1995 Maja Hansen 1994 Maja Hansen Brine/IWLCA North Regional All-America 2nd Team 2008 Allie Duclos, Ashley Milley, Sarah Von Bargen 2006 Kristin Blanchette, Christine Carbone 2005 Katie Leland 2004 Cristina Covucci, Laura Dosdall 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1994 Nicole Moore Meg Mangano Stephanie Keefe Colleen Christopher, Courtney Davis Nicole Rhodes Dottie Catlin Toni Felini unh women's lacrosse WildCAT honors Colleen Christopher, Jessie Groszkowski, Meg Mangano Colleen Christopher Meg Catterall, Nicole Rhodes 2001 2000 1998 All-Conference Second Team 2008 Ashley Durepo, Shaunna Kaplan, Beth Sabiston 2007 Christine Carbone, Ashley Durepo 2006 Bailley Mazur, Moira Talbot, Sarah Von Bargen 2005 Jill Albee, Stacey Plati, Lauren Zerbinopoulos 2004 Kelly Blaney 2003 Kelly Blaney, Mel Bourque, Danielle Martin 2002 Jess Burnap, Molly Cherington, Hilary Maynes, Jen Smith 2001 Amanda Warren, Sue Yund 2000 Stephanie Keefe 1999 Meg Catterall, Colleen Christopher, Courtney Davis, Shelby Hodgkins 1998 Colleen Christopher 1997 Nicole Rhodes All-Rookie Team 2009 Ilana Cohen, Kate Keagins 2008 Allie Duclos, Susie Piotrkowski 2007 Natalie Jones, Shaunna Kaplan 2006 Ashley Durepo, Sarah Von Bargen 2005 Ashley Milley, Moira Talbot 2004 Cristina Covucci, Stacey Plati 2003 Kristin Blanchette, Mel Bourque, Katie Leland 2002 Jess Burnap, Laura Dosdall, Renee Nemmers 2001 Christine Anneberg All-Championship Team 2009 Shaunna Kaplan, Beth Stankus, Sarah Von Bargen 2008 Shaunna Kaplan, Ashley Milley, Sarah Von Bargen 2007 Shaunna Kaplan, Bailley Mazur 2006 Kristin Blanchette, Ashley Crook, Katie Leland 2005 Jess Burnap, Christine Carbone, Cristina Covucci 2004 Kelly Blaney, Laura Dosdall, Katie Leland (Most Outstanding Performer), Stacey Plati 2003 Jess Burnap, Laura Dosdall, Jessie Groszkowski 2002 Jess Burnap, Jessie Groszkowski, Nicole Moore 2001 Danielle Martin, Nicole Moore 2000 Colleen Christopher, Meg Mangano 1998 Colleen Christopher, Stephanie Keefe Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2008 Michaela Hardy All-Academic Team 2008 Ashley Durepo, Michaela Hardy, Sarah Von Bargen 2007 Ashley Durepo, Sarah Von Bargen All-Conference Team 1996 Nicole Rhodes North Regional All-America Honorable Mention 1993 Maja Hansen New England Regional All-America 1st Team 1993 Laura Clark, Toni Felini, Jamie Hare 1991 Liz Brickley, Anna Hill, Beth O'Connor 1990 Liz Brickley, Kierstin Coppola, Alita Haytayan, Anna Hill, Laurie Geromini 1989 Liz Brickley, Anna Hill, Katey Stone 1988 Emily Brown, Anna Hill, Cathy Narsiff, Katey Stone New England Regional All-America Honorable Mention 1991 Kierstin Coppola 1990 Kim Torrotelli 1989 Lynne Abbott, Emily Brown 1988 Liz Brickley North/South All-Star Game 2006 Kristin Blanchette, Katie Leland 2001 Colleen Christopher 2000 Stephanie Keefe 1996 Katie Blankley IWLCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 2004 Sandy Bridgeman CONFERENCE AWARDS Coach of the Year 2004 Sandy Bridgeman 2002 Sandy Bridgeman 2001 Sandy Bridgeman Player of the Year 2004 Jess Burnap 2002 Jessie Groszkowski Rookie of the Year 2004 Cristina Covucci 2002 Jess Burnap All-Conference First Team 2009 Allie Duclos, Michaela Hardy, Shaunna Kaplan, Beth Stankus, Sarah Von Bargen 2008 Allie Duclos, Michaela Hardy, Ashley Milley, Sarah Von Bargen 2007 Bailley Mazur, Sarah Von Bargen 2006 Kristin Blanchette, Christine Carbone, Katie Leland 2005 Jess Burnap, Christine Carbone, Cristina Covucci, Katie Leland 2004 Jess Burnap, Sarah Cahill, Cristina Covucci, Laura Dosdall, Katie Leland, Renee Nemmers, Stacey Plati 2003 Jess Burnap, Sarah Cahill, Jessie Groszkowski, Renee Nemmers, Jen Smith 2002 Meagan Clavin, Jessie Groszkowski, Jen Magill, Danielle Martin, Nicole Moore, Sue Yund america east North atlantic Conference Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up NCAA tourNey AppeArANCes: 1984 '85 '86' 87 '91 2004 '08 unh women's lacrosse unh in The 21sT CenTury SANDY BRIDGEMAN 2009 � Season-high national ranking of #xx � UNH defense ranked #5 in the nation � Sarah Von Bargen� All-America Third Team � UNH makes league-record 12th consecutive AE tourney appearance � League-high five representatives on the America East First Team 2008 � NCAA tournament participant � Season-high national ranking of #13 � UNH defense ranked #7 in the nation � Michaela Hardy� All-America Third Team � League-high four representatives on the America East First Team 2007 � Two America East First Team selections � Six Wildcats receive All-Conference honors 2006 � UNH advances to fifth straight championship game � Katie Leland breaks UNH career goal and points records � Sarah Von Bargen breaks UNH rookie records for goals and points � Six Wildcats receive All-Conference honors JESS BURNAP MICHAELA HARDY KATIE LELAND 2005 � Cristina Covucci� All-America Third Team � Four `Cats named to National Honor Roll � Four `Cats named to All-Conference First Team � Katie Leland breaks UNH single-game goalrecord with nine vs. UMBC � Jess Burnap becomes third `Cat to reach the 150 goal as well as 200 point milestones � Sandy Bridgeman becomes winningest UNH head coach 2004 � NCAA tournament participant � Season-high national ranking of #17 � America East regular season and tourney champs � Jess Burnap� All-America Second Team � Burnap� America East Player of the Year � Cristina Covucci � AE Rookie of the Year � Sandy Bridgeman � AE Coach of the Year � Bridgeman � IWLCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year � Burnap breaks UNH single-season goal record with 72 � Katie Leland breaks UNH single-season points record with 90 � UNH records for wins (15) and consecutive wins (14) � Single-season record for goals (272) and points (358) 2003 � America East runner-up � Five America East First Team selections 2002 � Jessie Groszkowski� All-America First Team � Groszkowski� America East Player of the Year � Jess Burnap� AE Rookie of the Year � Sandy Bridgeman � AE Coach of the Year � America East regular-season champions � Six AE First Team selections 2001 � Colleen Christopher � All-America Second Team � First double-digit win total (11) since 1991 � Sandy Bridgeman � AE Coach of the Year SARAH vON BARGEN COLLEEN CHRISTOPHER JESSIE GROSZKOWSKI CRISTINA COvUCCI Wildcat Lacrosse Rising Up AmeriCA eAst tourNey AppeArANCes 1998 '99 2000 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 InMay1985,theUniversityofNewHampshirewomen'slacrosseteamwontheNCAAnationalchampionship.Twentyfive years later, it remains a feat unmatched by any Wildcat team (the women's hockey team won the AWCHA national championshipin1998). UNH concluded the 1985 regular season with a 9-3 record and had to wait for an NCAA at-large bid that would be extended to only four teams. And when they received the invitation, the Wildcats were determined to prove their detractors wrong. In the semifinal, the Wildcats were underdogs to defending champion Temple, but the `Cats defeated the Owls, 7-3, to advance to the title game. The foe in the national championship game: Maryland, which had lost to Temple in the 1984 national title game. An inspired Wildcats team would not be denied however, and they fended off the Terrapins in a 6-5 victory that gave the 1985 UNH women's lacrosse team a unique accomplishment in school history: NCAA champions. Five players received All-America honors from that team, as Sandy (Vander-Heyden) Bridgeman and Suzie Haynes were First Team selections, Karen Geromini and Heather Reynolds were named to the Second Team and Robin Balducci received Honorable Mention. The 1985 women's lacrosse team, as well as Marisa Didio and Barb Marois, were enshrined in the inaugural class of the Wildcat Winners Circle (hall of fame for UNH's women student-athletes). Since then, Sandy Bridgeman and Karen Geromini were inducted in 1995, Robin Balducci followed in 1998 and Pauline Collins received the honor in 1999. New HampsHire womeN's Lacrosse 1985 Ncaa cHampioNs: 25tH aNNiversary New HampsHire 2010 scHedule February March 3rd 6th 9th 13th 20th 28th 31st 24th Wed. 27th sat. HolyCross DartmoutH 4pm 1pm april Wed. sat. tues. Sat. Sat. sun. Wed. sat. Wed. Sat. sat. sat. Wed. Sat. atUMass Colgate HarvarD atMaryland atFlorida FairFielD atYale 3pm 12pm 3pm 12pm 1pm 12pm 4pm Shaunna Kaplan May 1 3rd 7th 10th 17th 24th 28th umBC� atBoston.U� atStonyBrook� BingHamton� alBany� atBostonCollege atVermont� 1pm 4pm 1pm 1pm 1pm 4pm 1pm Kellen Millard HomegamesinBolDCaPs �americaeastleaguegame