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2009 WOMEN’S SOCCER

UNH Wildcats Table of Contents University of New Hampshire................2 Administration..........................................3 Head Coach Michael Jackson..................4 Coaching Staff/Support Staff..................5 America East..............................................6 2009 Outlook..............................................7 Roster..........................................................8 Player Profiles Duncan, Jenna...................................9 Hastings, Alex...................................9 Kaplan, Shaunna.............................10 Wiley, Meg.......................................10 Keefe, Morgan.................................11 Yost, Ally..........................................11 Avitabile, Amy................................12 Avitabile, Ashley.............................12 Guerra, Cassie.................................13 Posehn, Marika...............................13 Brown, Jill........................................14 Finley, Taylor...................................14 Gilkenson, Stephanie.....................14 Krall, Jordyn....................................15 LeBlanc, Carole...............................15 Mooney, Kelly.................................15 Rozelle, Alli......................................15 Duchaney, Brooke...........................16 Michel, Alyssa.................................16 Coppenrath, Allie...........................16 Dobush, Sarah.................................16 Jackson, Erin....................................16 Lamotte, Monique..........................16 Nogueira, Drea................................17 Pallotta, Lyndsey............................17 Spencer, Kelly..................................17 Tewell, Chelsey...............................17 2008 Review.............................................18 2008 Results and Statistics.....................19 Series Records/Letterwinners...............20 Year-by-Year Record...............................20 UNH Record Book..................................21 UNH Awards...........................................22 Wildcat Captains and Honor Roll.........23 Wildcat Images........................................24

Quick Facts UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

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Location......................................................................Durham, NH Founded..................................................................................... 1866 Enrollment.............................................................................. 14,200 President......................................................Dr. Mark Huddleston Director of Athletics............................................... Marty Scarano Nickname...........................................................................Wildcats Colors......................................................................Blue and White Affiliation........................................................... NCAA Division I Conference.................................................................America East Home Fields.................................. Lewis Fields / Bremner Field

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Outlook

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Players

21 Leaders

Head coach........................................................... Michael Jackson Alma mater............................................... Maine-Presque Isle ’77 Overall record/years....................................... 109-136-24/14 yrs Record at UNH/years......................................................... [same] Assistant coach................................. Kelly Martin (Vermont ‘93) Assistant coach......................... Carly Draper (St. Lawrence ‘07) 2008 overall record.................................................................6-11-1 2008 conference record....................................5-3-0/ Third place Letterwinners returning/lost.................................................16/8 Starters returning/lost..............................................................6/5 Newcomers................................................................................... 11 Captains....................... Ally Yost, Morgan Keefe & Jordyn Krall

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

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23 Honors

Director......................................................................... Scott Stapin Women’s soccer contact............................................... Eric Coplin Phone........................................................................ (603) 862-0717 E-mail.............................................................eric.coplin@unh.edu UNH athletics website............................ www.unhwildcats.com

Lewis Fields Lewis Fields (right) has a grass pitch and is the primary home for the UNH women’s soccer program. It is part of the University’s athletic complex located on campus and is adjacent to Cowell Stadium. Lewis Fields was the site of America East first round tournament games in 2003, 2004 and 2008.

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Bremner Field (right), the alternate game and training site of UNH soccer, was renovated into an AstroPlay facility (approximately 110,000 square feet) with full lighting in the summer of 2002. Bremner provides the opportunity to host night games. Bremner Field was the site of the America East semifinal and championship games in 2007. FRONT COVER Senior captains Morgan Keefe and Ally Yost. BACK COVER Seniors Shaunna Kaplan, Alex Hastings, Jenna Duncan and Meg Wiley. CREDITS: The 2009 UNH women’s soccer media guide was written, designed and edited by Eric Coplin of the UNH Athletic Media Relations office. Editing assistance from Doug Poole. Action photography by Greg Wiley and Mike Silverwood. Individual headshots by Gil Talbot.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 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.

HISTORY

As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers, and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Holloway Commons Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts nearly 550 international students from more than 40 countries and boasts a population of students from 49 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agricultures, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University’s undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, others, society, and the world. The University prides itself as being a top 10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and The Princeton Review) and is among the top 30 universities nationally in science research funding from NASA. UNH is home to the NASA-recognized Space Science Center; the Institute for Study for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute of Marine Science and Engineering. The English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans. UNH also graduates students who attend top-notch graduate schools, including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Engineering at Stanford, and Medical school at Dartmouth, John Hopkins, and Harvard.

CAMPUS

In the last few years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September of 2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a brand new strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added two brand new $1.5 million outdoor artificial fields, Memorial Field and Bremner Field. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some Dimond Library major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, new sound system, new bleacher system, new backboards and new scoreboards. Currently, the Paul Sweet Oval is being completely renovated to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. 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-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a new science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. This revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. The University has also completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as 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 that had housed the old Snively Arena. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, student life, or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff, and as a community. Lundholm Gymnasium



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ADMINISTRATION Dr. Mark Huddleston

President

Mark W. Huddleston is the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire. He brings three decades of experience in public and private higher education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator, most recently as president of Ohio Wesleyan University. His term at UNH commenced in July 2007. Huddleston 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 fulltime faculty and staff, and served in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. Having received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY-Buffalo, Huddleston went on to receive both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An author of numerous books and articles, he 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. Huddleston was raised in Syracuse and spent 24 years at the University of Delaware in various capacities. For UNH he says, the best years are yet to come—and he is happy that he will be a part of that. Huddleston and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles.

Marty Scarano

Director of Athletics

Marty Scarano is in the midst of his 10th year as Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. There have been over $8.5 million in capitol improvements since his hiring in the summer of 2000. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano brought about the completion of the $2.15 million Reggie Atkins Track and Field Facility in the summer of 2000. The addition of a center-ice scoreboard and message board at the Whittemore Center was completed in 2001. In 2002, UNH athletics renovated Memorial Field along with the Bigglestone Plaza and Bremner Field on the former Upper Field. The two fields, which feature state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lighting, were built at a cost of $1.5 million apiece. In addition, construction was completed to enlarge and improve the women’s locker rooms in the UNH Field House. Two other major improvements to benefit UNH’s student-athletes have been the renovation of the Jerry Azumah Performance Center for Strength and Conditioning, which features state-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, new offices and design, and a complete overhaul of the Student-Athlete Academic Center. Scarano and the University are also in the midst of the planning and fundraising for a multi-purpose outdoor facility. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, UNH has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department was host of highly-successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009, and Manchester will once again be the site of the Northeast Regionals in 2011. UNH has had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours in the Whittemore Center in 2002 and 2005. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley, as well as the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional, which took place at the Whittemore Center. This past season, men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, the men’s and women’s ski teams and gymnastics, as well as members of men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams, all competed in the NCAA postseason. With all of these initiatives and accomplishments, UNH athletics has consistently been ranked in the top 90 programs among all Division I institutions in the battle for the NACDA Directors Cup, which is well ahead of nearly all of UNH’s conference opponents. Scarano’s many accomplishments during his tenure have played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 Athletic Departments in the Country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings in March 2002. UNH’s graduation rate for athletes has maintained levels at or exceeding 90 percent, which puts it among the nation’s best in Division I. The men’s ice hockey team won the regular season Hockey East title in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and then advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in 2002 and 2003. The Wildcat women’s hockey team won the Hockey East Tournament Championship for the fourth straight season in 2009, which also included Frozen Four appearances in 2006 and 2008. The women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever EAGL title in 2003, when the event was hosted at the Whitt. The volleyball team won an America East crown in 2002 and 2003 and went on to the NCAA tournament in those same seasons. The field hockey team made the NCAA’s in 2000, while women’s lacrosse made “The Big Dance” in 2004 and again in 2008. UNH football returned to national prominence and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for parts of three seasons from 2005-07, and made it to the NCAA FCS playoffs the last five years, including the quarterfinals for three consecutive seasons. Additionally, 17 coaches have won 54 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for FCS football in the Northeast region. Scarano was also awarded the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year for the FCS. Scarano also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-2006 and 2006-07. Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. The college’s athletic program excelled both in and out of the classroom under his supervision and six different athletic facilities received renovations, including the Schlessman Pool, Washburn Field, the Carle Weight Room and a new press box at Stewart Field. During his tenure, Colorado College was ranked among the top 20 Division III programs in the Sears Cup national standings and produced several All-Americans, all-academic award winners and NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipients. During Scarano’s tenure at Colorado College, the men’s ice hockey team became a regular at the NCAA men’s ice hockey championships. Prior to his stay in Colorado Springs, Scarano worked for 13 years at Colgate University, where he served as assistant director of athletics, director of physical education, associate director, and senior associate director. Scarano, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a 1978 graduate of Penn State University, where he started his athletic career as assistant ticket manager and the athletics events manager from 1980-83. Scarano holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental History from Colgate. He and his wife, Cydney, have two daughters, Lynden, a sophomore at UNH, and Corey, and a son, Kyle.

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COACHING STAFF Michael Jackson

Head Coach

Michael Jackson enters his 15th season as the head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program. A 1977 graduate of the University of Maine-Presque Isle, Jackson was named the America East Coach of the Year in 2002 and 1998, and led a staff that garnered America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2007. In 14 years, Jackson has compiled a 109-136-24 overall record, including a 34-18-7 record in conference play for a .636 winning percentage, coached five of the program’s top seven leading point scorers and the only AllAmerica First Team selection – goalkeeper Maja Hansen – in UNH history. He has also had 12 America East All-Conference First Team honorees, as well as three players named to the North Atlantic Conference All-Conference First Team, a Goalkeeper of the Year award winner (Kristen Ouellette, 2002), three Striker of the Year recipients (Chiara Best, 2004 and Michelle Sheehan, 2007 and 2008) and a Midfielder of the Year honoree (Caitlin Whelan, 2007). Jackson, who has made 11 tournament appearances with the ‘Cats, led UNH to the title game in 1998 and 2007, as well as semifinal appearances in 1995, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He also led the ‘Cats to America East tournament appearances in 2000 and 2008. In 2008, the Wildcats qualified for the tournament for the eighth straight season – the longest active streak in the conference. Jackson steered the ‘Cats to a 6-11-1 overall record, but a 5-3-0 conference mark that earned UNH the No. 3 seed in the America East tournament, where it suffered a 1-0 loss to Binghamton in the quarterfinal round. Jackson put together what may have been his most impressive year while at the helm for the Wildcats in 2007. He led his team to an 11-7-2 regular season record, good for a .632 winning percentage. While the 11 victories tied the second highest win total in a single season, which he had already done twice (1998, 2004), the winning percentage was Jackson’s highest during his career in Durham. His 6-1-1 record in the conference garnered a share of the Wildcats’ second ever America East regular season title, which also gave them their first America East tournament No. 1 seed in program history. For the sixth consecutive year, the Wildcats made it as far as the semifinal round. Jackson surpassed that, however, guiding the ‘Cats to the championship game for the second time in school history – the first time as a No. 1 seed and host of the title game. UNH advanced to the semifinals of the America East Championships in 2006 and finished 6-11-1 overall with seven shutouts. Two years prior, Jackson led the Wildcats (11-8-2 overall) to their first America East regular-season title as UNH shared the crown with a 6-3-0 conference record. In 2002, Jackson guided UNH to a second-place finish in the conference with a 5-2-1 record. The Wildcats reached double digits in wins (10-7-1 overall) and tied the school record for shutouts by blanking the opposition nine times. Jackson was honored as the conference’s Coach of the Year in 1998 after leading the ‘Cats to a third seed in the league tournament with a 7-2-0 America East record. UNH advanced to the conference championship game and finished that season with an 11-9-0 mark. Before assuming the head coaching position at UNH, Jackson served as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut from 1990-94. During his tenure with the Huskies, UConn qualified for the NCAA tournament five consecutive seasons. In his last season at UConn, the team advanced to the NCAA semifinals. They advanced to the championship game in 1990 and made quarterfinal appearances in 1991 and 1993. The Huskies produced seven NCAA Division I All-America selections, 14 All-New England and 12 All-Regional players, as well as one Academic All-American in Jackson’s five years of service. Prior to joining the UConn coaching staff, Jackson served as the girls varsity soccer coach, as well as special education teacher at East Hampton (Conn.) High School from 1986-89. He helped produce the school’s first-ever All-State player during his rookie season. In his second year at the helm, the team qualified for its first-ever tournament and produced another All-State selection. Jackson began his coaching career with the boys’ soccer program at Waterford (Conn.) High School (1981-85). He directed the team to the state tournament four times, including three conference championships. In 1982, his team advanced to the state final and generated the school’s first-ever All-America selection. Jackson has also been involved in the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association’s Olympic Development Program, as well as with the Under-15 through Under-19 State teams. He has also been involved in various soccer camps throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition to his coaching background, Jackson also possesses several years of playing experience. He was a member of the varsity soccer program at the University of Maine-Presque Isle and played for the Waterford Soccer Club, an amateur men’s team. Jackson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Maine-Presque Isle in 1977 and attained his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Connecticut in 1986. As a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association, Jackson holds an Advanced National Diploma. He also earned a ‘B’ coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation. Jackson is a native of New London, Conn., and resides in Lee (N.H.) with his wife Cate.



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COACHING STAFF/SUPPORT STAFF Kelly Martin

Assistant Coach

CARLY DRAPER

Assistant Coach

Kelly Martin enters her 15th season as an assistant coach with the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program. A 1993 graduate of the University of Vermont, Martin has a wealth of coaching and playing experience. Before joining the Wildcat staff, Martin played for the Sheffield Hallam United Soccer Club (Sheffield, England) in the fall of 1994 and played semiprofessionally with the Boston Renegades of the USISL-Women’s League from 1996-98. Martin was inducted into the UVM Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2006 in recognition of her excellence as a soccer and softball player for the Catamounts. A four-year standout on the University of Vermont’s varsity soccer program, Martin was a three-time All-New England Team (NEWISA) selection. As team captain in 1992 and 1993, Martin was selected to the NSCAA First Team twice. In addition, she was a two-time First Team All-North Atlantic Conference (NAC) selection and played for the NEWISA Northeast Region Senior All-Star Team in 1993. Martin was also a member of UVM’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship team in 1989. She excelled in the classroom while at Vermont, where she was named to the school’s Dean’s List and to the NAC Academic Honor Roll. Martin, who holds an NSCAA National Diploma and a USSF ‘B’ coaching license, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UVM and completed her Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Athletic Administration at UVM in March 2000. Martin is a native of Keene (N.H.) and currently resides with her family in Hampton (N.H.). Carly Draper enters her first season as an assistant coach with the UNH women’s soccer program. Draper, who will work with the Wildcat goalkeepers, comes to Durham after a two-year stint as a graduate assistant with Loyola (Md.) College, where she also worked with the goalkeepers and received a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in May 2009. Draper, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, helped guide the Greyhounds to a 10-6-4 record in 2008, including a 7-0-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference mark that clinched the regular season championship before Loyola fell in the tournament title game. Draper graduated from St. Lawrence in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Exercise Science.

Cathy Leach

Academic Services

Athletic excellence is one-half of the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire women’s soccer 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 of 2004 and 2006 and Winter/Spring 2005 semesters, UNH placed the highest number of student-athletes on the America East Honor Roll. New Hampshire also boasts one of the top graduation rates in the country. UNH is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete’s ability to achieve academic excellence. Realizing the time commitment the players give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available to Wildcat women’s soccer 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. Cathy Leach is entering her eighth year as an assistant of academic support and the primary contact for women’s soccer.

John Ciani

Strength And Conditioning Coach

John Ciani enters his fourth season as an associate director of strength and conditioning at the University; he had held the position of UNH strength and conditioning assistant coach for four years. Ciani’s efforts have been key in guiding UNH student-athletes to NCAA appearances in both women’s and men’s ice hockey, football, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, skiing and track and field. Ciani came to UNH from the University of North Dakota, where he worked under Paul Chapman, the Wildcats’ current director of strength and conditioning, as an assistant with the men’s ice hockey, football, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s basketball and baseball teams. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center opened its doors in the summer of 2003 to UNH student-athletes. A monetary donation by Azumah, a now-retired cornerback of the Chicago Bears of the NFL who was a 2004 Pro Bowl selection and 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 Power lift platform stations, 12 Hammer strength machines and an additional 15,000 pounds of weights.

Casey Spangler

Athletic Trainer

Casey Spangler, a 2009 graduate of Winona State University, joined the University of New Hampshire Sports Medicine staff for the 2009-10 season. As a senior at Winona State, Spangler worked with the women’s volleyball, men’s basketball and the outdoor track & field teams. In previous years, her assignments included coverage with the football, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, gymnastics, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s ice hockey teams. Spangler, who received a B.S. in Athletic Training, is a certified member of the National Athletic Training Association and the Great Lakes Athletic Training Association. She has also been certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA as well as a First Responder – Professional Rescuer by the American Heart Association.

KAREN COLLINS

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

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

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AMERICA EAST About America East...

STAFF DIRECTORY Patrick Nero

Commissioner

Kerri Fagan

Senior Associate Commissioner

Matt Bourque

Associate Commissioner

Frank Sullivan

Associate Commissioner/Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials

BRIAN BARRIO

Assistant Commissioner/Compliance

Sean Tainsh

Director of Communications

CHAD DWYER

Sport/Championship Administrator

Leslie Hanna

Assistant Director of Communications Sport/Business Administrator

CORI lefkowith Intern

Barbara Jacobs

Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials

Kathy Ferraraccio Roger Taylor

Coordinator of Soccer Officials

Barbara Carreiro

Coordinator of Field Hockey Officials Coordinator of Women’s Lacrosse Officials Coordinator of Baseball Umpires

Nick Cinquanto

Coordinator of Softball Umpires

CONTACT INFORMATION Phone Number 617-695-6369

Fax Numbers

(617) 695-6380 (administration) (617) 695-6385 (communications)

Mailing Address

215 First Street, Suite 140 Cambridge, MA 02142

Website

www.AmericaEast.com



• University of Vermont captured its fifth straight America East Academic Cup in 2009 after its student-athletes registered a cumulative 3.14 grade-point average, which tied the league’s best mark ever. Six other schools also earned a 3.0 GPA or better. • America East’s 3,200 student-athletes registered a combined 3.05 GPA during the 2008-09 academic year, and over 60 percent of them were named to America East’s Academic Honor Roll for recording a GPA of 3.0 or better. • Connor Tobin (Vermont), Dan Schultz (Boston University) and Cornelia Carapcea (UMBC) were tabbed ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans, while 26 others were All-District selections. • University of Vermont’s Connor Tobin (soccer) and Kristen Millar (lacrosse) were the America East Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year, respectively. Rank Team (1st-place votes) Points • Twenty-one student-athletes were recognized as America East Scholar-Athletes and 167 received All-Aca 1. Boston U. (8) 64 demic recognition in their respective sport. • Nineteen America East teams were publicly recog- 2. Stony Brook (1) 57 nized by the NCAA for their multiyear Academic Prog 3. Hartford 45 ress Rate (APR), finishing among the top 10 percent of 4. New Hampshire 43 teams in the nation, with nine programs receiving per- fect scores of 1000. 5. Binghamton 33

ATHLETICS…

Coordinator of Volleyball Officials

Nick Zibelli

ACADEMICS…

2009 Preseason Poll

Jessica Descartes

Mara Wager

Now in its third decade of operation, America East has evolved into one of the most comprehensive NCAA Division I conferences with a commitment to broad-based, competitive athletics programs, complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions. Progressive in its approach to its more than 3,200 student-athletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 20 sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, 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 strives to develop champions in academics, athletics and leadership at its nine member institutions: University at Albany, Binghamton University, Boston University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University and University of Vermont.

6. Maine 7. Albany 8. Vermont 9. UMBC

32 21 16 13

• Boston University won the Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup for the fourth straight year and seventh time in the last eight seasons after capturing a conference-best seven championships, four regular-season titles and four runner-up finishes during the 2008-09 season. • Four America East programs won postseason games in 2008-09: Boston University men’s soccer (NCAA), Boston University women’s basketball (WNIT), Vermont men’s basketball (CBI) and Boston University softball (NCAA). • Nineteen America East student-athletes earned All-America recognition, including one in men’s basketball, one in men’s soccer, six in men’s lacrosse, four in women’s lacrosse and nine in cross country/track & field. • America East improved 10 positions in the men’s basketball conference RPI to No. 17, its fifth-best finish ever, and sent two teams (Binghamton, NCAA; Vermont, CBI) to the postseason for the fifth time since 2003. • Three women’s basketball teams – Boston University, Hartford and Vermont – reached the postseason, tying a conference record set in 1999. • Boston University defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship to give America East at least one NCAA win in seven of the last eight years, and the conference RPI (No. 6) was America East’s highest ever. • Boston University became the first women’s soccer champion to complete an unbeaten and untied conference slate since 2000 and made its fourth straight NCAA appearance. • UMBC (No. 9), which won its second straight America East Men’s Lacrosse Championship, and Stony Brook (No. 20) were ranked in the final USILA national poll, while Albany was also ranked during the season. • Sarah Dalton, a first-team All-American in women’s lacrosse, led Boston University to its fifth straight conference title. The Terriers (No. 11) and New Hampshire (No. 20) were ranked in the final IWLCA national poll. • Stony Brook women’s cross country competed at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship for the second straight season. • Boston University reached the championship round of its NCAA Softball Regional with wins over Iowa and Auburn, matching the best finish ever by an America East team.

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

2009 OUTLOOK In 2009, the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program will look to extend the league’s longest active America East Championship tournament appearance streak to nine straight seasons. UNH has its sights set higher, however, after reaching its second ever title game in 2007 and then making an early exit from the tournament a year ago. As is the goal every year, the Wildcats are looking for their first ever America East title and a berth into the NCAA tournament. After losing five impact seniors who had great careers wearing the blue and white, the route to the top of the mountain will be a difficult one. With 17 members of the 2008 team returning and 11 skilled newcomers arriving in Durham, however, head coach Michael Jackson and his staff, including new assistant Carly Draper, are confident they have the squad that can make the long climb to the top and finally reach their goal. A year after bringing back 67 of its 88 total points scored (76 percent), UNH returns just 32 of its 72 points scored (44 percent) this season after graduating two-time America East Striker of the Year Michelle Sheehan and one-time Midfielder of the Year Caitlin Whelan. The bulk of those points come from senior Shaunna Kaplan, who will be counted on to help carry the scoring load in 2009. After increasing her point total from five, to nine, to 12 in each of her first three years, the Wildcats hope Kaplan is in line for a breakout senior year. The explosively-quick Kaplan tallied three goals and six assists last season, tying for the team lead in assists and ranking third on the squad in both goals and points. Joining Kaplan up front will be senior captain Morgan Keefe, who tallied both her first collegiate goal and assist last season en route to three points in 18 games. Another captain, sophomore Jordyn Krall, will also see the majority of her time at the forward spot. Krall’s versatility gives the Wildcats greater flexibility as she can also play in the midfield, and filled in at back last year in a handful of her 18 games. Three newcomers should help the ‘Cats reload at the forward spot, with freshman Drea Nogueira and sophomore transfers Alyssa Michel and Brooke Duchaney all arriving in Durham. Nogueira, 5-foot-4-inch from New Bedford, Mass., was a four-year varsity starter at New Bedford High School, where she captained the squad and was named the Standard Times Player of the Year her senior year. Michel, 5-7 from Bellingham, Wash., player her freshman year at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., where she was named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Third Team after ranking second on her team in goals (6) and points (13). Duchaney, meanwhile, played her freshman season at Bryant University, where she tied for second on the team in goals (3) and was third on the squad in both points (8) and assists (2), and also notched Bryant’s first Division I goal. Junior Amy Avitabile will lead the midfield this season after notching eight points on her first collegiate goal and a team-high six assists. Avitabile started all 15 games she played, missing the final three contests after a knee injury that she will be fully recovered from when UNH opens the season. Fellow juniors Cassie Guerra and Ashley Avitabile also return after playing in 16 and 17 games, respectively, last season, to add depth to the midfield. Sophomore Stephanie Gilkenson returns to the midfield after a solid freshman campaign in which she was named to the All-Rookie Team after tallying five points on five helpers in 18 games. Carole LeBlanc returns for her sophomore year after she tallied four points on two goals in 15 games during her first go-around with the Wildcats. Alli Rozelle rejoins the UNH midfield for her sophomore season, after taking 2008 off. Rozelle appeared in 13 matches as a freshman for the ‘Cats during their run to the title game in 2007. UNH also welcomes impact freshmen Monique Lamotte and Allie Coppenrath into the women’s soccer family. Lamotte, 5-6 from Blackstone, Mass., played four years of varsity soccer at Freedom High School in Tampa, Fla., where she holds records for both goals in a career (63) and goals in a season (22), and was the squad’s MVP in the 2006, 2008 and 2009 seasons. Coppenrath, 5-5 from Green Harbor, Mass., spent four years as a varsity player at Marshfield High School, where she helped lead the squad to the South Sectional finals her sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and was a Patriot Ledger All-League selection in 2008. After gaining a year of valuable experience and adding a handful of talent, the Wildcat defensive unit should be much improved from 2008. Seniors Jenna Duncan, Alex Hastings and Meg Wiley all return after playing in 11, 17 and 14 games, respectively. Duncan, who can also play in the midfield, missed a stretch of time due to injury. Junior Marika Posehn also returns to the backfield, but could see more time at midfield this year, where she saw the majority of her time during her 2007 All-Rookie campaign. Posehn started 16 of the 18 games she played in last season. Jill Brown leads a class of three sophomores who are returning to the backfield, including Taylor Finley and Kelly Mooney. Brown played in 15 games last season and Finley appeared in 10 matches, while Mooney sat out the season after seeing action in five contests her freshman year. The Wildcats also added three impact freshmen to the backfield over the offseason in Kelly Spencer, Chelsey Tewell and Lyndsay Pallotta. Spencer, 6-0 from Exeter, N.H., played four years of varsity soccer, including the past three at Exeter High School and won a pair of Class L state championships her sophomore and junior seasons. Spencer was an All-New England selection in 2008, as well as a First Team All-State selection in both 2007 and 2008. Spencer was also rated the fourth Best High School Athlete in New Hampshire and Vermont – and the top female athlete – by Varsity Magazine in December 2008. Tewell, 5-4 from York Harbor, Maine, was a four-year varsity forward at York High School, where she did not miss a single game during her high school career. Tewell, who graduated from YHS with 54 goals and 36 assists, was named captain her senior year before finishing with team MVP honors after leading her squad in scoring for the third straight season. Pallotta, 5-5 out of Hanover, Mass., played four years of varsity soccer at Hanover High School, where she was a Patriot League All-Star in both 2006 and 2008. The Wildcats will have some new faces in net this season, but return senior tri-captain Ally Yost, who will handle the majority of duties this season. Yost played in eight games last year, compiling a 1.38 GAA to go along with a .792 save percentage. The ‘Cats complement Yost with a pair of freshmen, Sarah Dobush and Erin Jackson. Dobush, 5-10 from Pickering, Ontario, recently finished training at Ontario’s National Training Centre and also wrapped up her second season with the Oshawa Kicks, whom she helped lead to Ontario Cup and OYSL U-18 Championships. Dobush was previously a member of the Toronto Lynx Club, and also trained with their W-League team. Jackson, 5-8 from Wakefield, Mass., was a four-year varsity member at Wakefield Memorial High School, where she captained the squad in both 2007 and 2008, and was also the team MVP in 2008. The team was a Division 2 North finalist in 2007, when Jackson was a Middlesex All-League Goalie and Eastern Mass All-Star. Jackson was also a Middlesex League All-Star in both 2007 and 2008. With a solid core of hungry, returning players and an influx of fresh new faces, the Wildcats, who were picked fourth in the America East Pre-Season Coaches Poll, are in prime position to make another run at an America East title in 2009.

WOMEN’S SOCCER



ROSTER 2009 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S SOCCER ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 30

Name Sarah Dobush Grace Marden Stephanie Gilkenson Amy Avitabile Alyssa Michel Brooke Duchaney Jordyn Krall Meg Wiley Allie Coppenrath Marika Posehn Morgan Keefe Chelsey Tewell Ashley Avitabile Lyndsay Pallotta Shaunna Kaplan Taylor Finley Kelly Mooney Alex Hastings Monique Lamotte Drea Nogueira Kelly Spencer Alli Rozelle Jenna Duncan Erin Jackson Ally Yost Cassie Guerra Jill Brown Carole LeBlanc

Class Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. So. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. So.

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

Height 5-10 5-6 5-5 5-3 5-7 5-2 5-5 5-5 5-5 5-6 5-5 5-4 5-7 5-5 5-4 5-8 5-9 5-8 5-6 5-4 6-0 5-8 5-5 5-8 5-11 5-5 5-8 5-4

Hometown/Last School Pickering, Ontario/Dunbarton Mirror Lake, N.H./Kingswood Cranston, R.I./LaSalle Academy Pembroke, Mass./Pembroke Bellingham, Wash./Mesa State College Hampton Falls, N.H./Bryant University Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury Norwell, Mass./Norwell Green Harbor, Mass./Marshfield Duncan, British Columbia/Cowichan Secondary So. Burlington, Vt./So. Burlington York Harbor, Maine/York Pembroke, Mass./Pembroke Hanover, Mass./Hanover Framingham, Mass./Framingham Bedford, N.H./Manchester West Canton, Mass./Canton Fort Collins, Colo./Rocky Mountain Blackstone, Mass./Freedom (Fla.) New Bedford, Mass./New Bedford Exeter, N.H./Exeter Stratham, N.H./Exeter Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock North Wakefield, Mass./Wakefield Memorial Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy DeWitt, N.Y./DeWitt Manchester, N.H./Manchester Memorial Grand-Digue, New Brunswick/Brewster Academy

Co-captains: Morgan Keefe, Ally Yost, Jordyn Krall Head Coach: Michael Jackson (Maine Presque Isle ‘77) Assistants: Kelly Martin (Vermont ‘93), Carly Draper (St. Lawrence ‘07)

GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN: WILDCATS BY STATE/PROVINCE UNITED STATES

CANADA Represents a state where current Wildcat soccer student-athletes reside.

Represents a state where a past Wildcat soccer student-athlete resided.

Refer to page 17 for a complete list of all-time roster and a state-by-state and province-by-province breakdown.

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.



2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

MEET THE WILDCATS JENNA

ALEX

DUNCAN Senior Back/Midfielder 5-5 Ivyland, Pa.

ACCOLADES

23

2008 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2007 – America East Academic Honor Roll.

2008

Played in 11 games, including six starts … contributed defensively at back

2007

Played in 14 matches, including six starts.

2006

HASTINGS Senior Back 5-8 Fort Collins, Colo.

ACCOLADES

2008 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2007 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2006 – America East Academic Honor Roll.

2008

Started 15 of 17 matches she played in … contributed defensively at back.

2007

Appeared in nine matches.

Made 11 appearances as a walk on ... scored the game-winning penalty kick in the America East quarterfinals versus Binghamton (Oct. 27).

2006

BEFORE UNH

BEFORE UNH

PERSONAL FILE

PERSONAL FILE

2006 graduate of Council Rock High School, where she was a four-time letterwinner in soccer ... member of the 2005 U-17 and 2006 U-18 Epysa Cup championship teams ... four-time member of Philadelphia Soccer Club. Born Dec. 26, 1987 in Ocala, Fla. ... daughter of Jim and Donna Duncan ... Business administration: finance major. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS 11/0 14/6 11/6 36/12

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals..................................................... N/A 0 Assists................................................... N/A 0 Points.................................................... N/A 0

18

Appeared in four matches. 2006 graduate of Rocky Mountain High School, where she lettered in soccer and track ... All-Conference First Team in 2006 ... led RMHS to the playoffs all four years ... Colorado ODP team in 2004 and ‘05 ... played on the Fort Collins Arsenal club team from 1999-2006. Born Aug. 26, 1988 in Fort Collins, Colo. ... daughter of Brian and Danette Hastings ... biology major. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS 4/0 9/0 17/15 30/15

WOMEN’S SOCCER

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals..................................................... N/A 0 Assists................................................... N/A 0 Points.................................................... N/A 0



MEET THE WILDCATS SHAUNNA

MEG

KAPLAN Senior Forward 5-4 Framingham, Mass.

ACCOLADES

15

2008 – NEWISA All-New England Second Team ... America East Player of the Week (Sept. 29) ... America East Academic Honor Roll. 2007 – America East Player of the Week (Oct. 22) ... America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2006 – America East All-Rookie Team.

WILEY Senior Back 5-5 Norwell, Mass.

2008

8

Played in 14 contests, including eight starts … recorded five shots while contributing defensively at the back position.

2007

Appeared in eight games, including four starts.

BEFORE UNH

2008

One of six Wildcats to play in all 18 matches … made 17 starts … tallied a careerhigh 12 points on three goals and six assists … tied for the team lead in assists and was third in goals and points … second in the conference in assists … started all eight conference games, tallying 1-3-5 … set a career high with three points at Binghamton on Sept. 28 … posted a career-high two assists at UMass on Sept. 4.

2007

Played in all 20 games, including 17 starts ... posted three goals and three assists for nine points, which was third best on the team ... scored the lone Wildcat goal in the America East championship game ... notched the game-winning goal versus Hartford (Oct. 21).

2006

Recorded 13 appearances and made six starts after sitting the first half of the season out due to illness ... tied for third on the team in points (four) ... tied for second on the team in goals (two) and posted an assist ... tallied first collegiate goal versus Hartford (Sept. 28) ... scored the game-winning goal vs. Albany (Oct. 22) ... standout performer at the attack position on the women’s lacrosse team.

2005 graduate of Norwell High School, where she lettered in soccer ... Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team in 2003 and 2004 ... All-State Team in 2003 and 2004 ... Eastern Mass. First Team All-Star from 2002-04 ... South Shore League MVP in 2003 and 2004 ... South Shore League All-Star from 2002-04 ... led team to the South Shore League title in 2003 and 2004 ... 2003 South Shore leading scorer with 21 goals and 12 assists ... Northeast Regional ODP Team ... three-year member of the Cape Cod Lady Crusaders club team ... played on the Cristale Soccer club team.

PERSONAL FILE

Born June 25, 1987 in Norwell, Mass. ... daughter of Greg and Camille Wiley ... sociology major. YEAR 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS 8/4 14/8 22/12

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals....................................................N/A 0 Assists..................................................N/A 0 Points...................................................N/A

BEFORE UNH

2006 graduate of Framingham High School, where she was a four-time letterwinner in soccer and lacrosse and MVP of both teams as a senior ... Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team in both sports ... threetime All-League selection in both sports ... 2005 All-State Team in soccer ... MetroWest Daily News All-Star in soccer (twice) and lacrosse (three times) ... recorded 65 goals and 45 assists in four years of soccer, including 28 goals and 15 assists as a senior ... led soccer team to 2005 Mass. Division 1 North championship ... lacrosse team won the Division. 1 North championship in 2004 ... 2006 All-America selection and Eastern Mass. Player of the Year in lacrosse ... Super-Y ODP from 2003-05 ... ODP National Pool player in 2005 ... played with the Boston Renegades club soccer team.

PERSONAL FILE

Born Nov. 27, 1987 in Framingham, Mass. ... daughter of Joel and Ellen Kaplan ... kinesiology: sport studies major. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals

10

G/GS 13/6 20/17 18/17 51/40

G 2 3 3 8

A 1 3 6 10

PTS 5 9 12 26

CAREER HIGHS Goals.....................................1, eight times Assists..................... 2 at UMass 09/04/08 Points........................................2, six times

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

MEET THE WILDCATS MORGAN

KEEFE

Senior Forward/Midfielder 5-5 South Burlington, Vt.

ACCOLADES

11

2008 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2007 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2006 – America East Academic Honor Roll.

2008

One of six Wildcats to play in all 18 games … made eight starts … recorded three points on a goal and an assist … picked up her first collegiate point on a game-winning assist in a 3-2 victory against Stony Brook on Oct. 2 … netted her first collegiate goal against Vermont on Oct. 12.

2007

Played in 16 games with two starts, including one in the America East championship game.

2006

Appeared in 12 matches, including five America East conference games.

BEFORE UNH

2006 graduate of South Burlington High School, where she earned four letters in soccer, indoor track and outdoor track, as well as three letters in skiing ... All-State First Team in 2003 and ‘04 ... Burlington Free Press All-State First Team in ‘04 and Second Team in ‘03 ... All-Metro Division First Team from 2002-04 ... team and conference leading scorer, as well as offensive MVP in 2003 and ‘04 ... injury sidelined her in 2005 ... recorded totals of 44 goals and 12 assists in three seasons, including 20 goals and five assists as a junior ... played on the ODP state team for four years ... played for the Nordic and Far Post club team for eight years ... captained the soccer and both track teams as a senior.

PERSONAL FILE

Born July 10, 1988 in Burlington, Vt. ... daughter of Tim and Lynne Keefe ... nursing major. YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS 12/0 16/2 18/8 46/10

G 0 0 1 1

A 0 0 1 1

ALLY

CAPTAIN

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals................. 1, vs. Vermont 10/12/08 0 Assists......... 1, vs. Stony Brook 10/02/08 3 Points................ 2, vs. Vermont 10/12/08 3

YOST Senior Goalkeeper 5-11 Langhorne, Pa.

ACCOLADES

CAPTAIN

26

2008 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... UNH Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete Award. 2007 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... UNH Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete Award. 2006 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... UNH Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete Award for having the highest grade point average during the traditional season of competition.

2008

Played in eight games, including six starts … posted a 1.38 goals-against average to go along with a .792 save percentage … matched her career high with eight saves versus Harvard on Sept. 10.

2007

Split time in net, playing in 10 games for the Wildcats, including the America East championship semifinal game ... logged a 5-4-1 record with four shutouts, to go along with a 0.87 GAA and .820 save percentage that ranked 73rd and 77th, respectively, in the nation ... posted a career-high eight saves versus Dartmouth (Sept. 25) ... authored a five-save shutout against UMBC (Oct. 4).

2006

Did not appear in any matches.

BEFORE UNH

2006 graduate of Neshaminy High School (Langhorne, Pa.), where she lettered in soccer, field hockey and cross country ... EPA ODP team for six years ... All-League selection in 2004 and ‘06 ... All-District in ‘04 ... holds the school record for shutouts both in a season and career ... captained the team to its first league championship in 2006 ... ranked fourth in her class of 770 students ... played on the Yardley Makefield Spirit club team for seven years.

PERSONAL FILE

Born Nov. 16, 1987 in Manchester, N.H. ... daughter of Tom and Barbara Yost ... mechanical engineering major. YEAR 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS MIN GA GAA 10/10 926:31 9 0.87 8/6 650:00 10 1.38 18/16 1576:31 19 1.08

WOMEN’S SOCCER

SV 41 38 79

SV% .820 .792 .806

W 5 2 7

L 4 5 9

T 1 0 1

SO 4 0 4

11

MEET THE WILDCATS AMY

ASHLEY

AVITABILE Junior Midfielder 5-3 Pembroke, Mass.

ACCOLADES

4

2007 – America East All-Rookie Team ... America East Academic Honor Roll.

2008

Started all 15 games she appeared in … missed the final three contests due to injury … tied for the team lead in assists (6) and ranked fifth on the team in points (8) … recorded the second most assists in the conference … during conference play she tied for the team lead in assists (4) and was third in points (6) … scored her first collegiate goal at Albany on Oct. 5 … set a career high with two assists in the season opener at Holy Cross on Aug. 24 and then matched the mark against Vermont on Oct. 12.

2007

Started all 19 matches she played in ... tallied three assists for three points ... all three helpers were game-winning assists, including the first point of her career against Brown (Sept. 11) and two more at UMBC (Oct. 4) and against Maine (Oct. 18).

BEFORE UNH

2007 graduate of Pembroke High School, where she lettered in soccer, indoor track and lacrosse; an All-League All-Star in 2005 and 2006 ... member of the Super Y national team 2003-06 ... garnered MVP honors for Pembroke in 2005 and 2006 as well ... played for the Massachusetts State ODP team (2000-06) along with Regional Team in 2001-2002 ... member of the Massachusetts Stingers of the WPSL League ... played four seasons for the club team and won a three championships with the Scorpions.

AVITABILE Junior Midfielder 5-7 Pembroke, Mass.

ACCOLADES

13

2008 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2008

Appeared in 17 games, including five starts … played in all eight conference games with three starts.

BEFORE UNH

Spent one semester at Emory University ... four-year varsity starter at Pembroke High School, where she was named captain her junior year ... played with the Crusaders United club team for four years ... was a member of the ODP State Team from U12 through U17 ... was a Super-Y ODP Regional Team member in 2005.

PERSONAL FILE

Born March 20, 1988 in Boston ... daughter of Jim and Cheryl Avitabile ... biochemistry major. YEAR G/GS G A PTS CAREER HIGHS 2008 17/5 0 0 0 Goals...................... 1 at Albany 10/05/08 Totals 17/5 0 0 0 Assists...................................2, two times Points...................................2, three times

PERSONAL FILE

Born June 25, 1989 in Boston ... daughter of Jim and Cheryl Avitabile ... RMP: program administration major. YEAR 2007 2008 Totals

12

G/GS 19/19 15/15 34/34

G 0 1 1

A 3 6 9

PTS CAREER HIGHS 3 Goals................... 1, at Albany (10/05/08) 8 Assists.....................................2, two times 11 Points................................... 2, three times

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

MEET THE WILDCATS CASSie

MARIKA

GUERRA Junior Midfielder 5-5 DeWitt, N.Y.

ACCOLADES

27

2008 – America East Academic Honor Roll. 2007 – America East Academic Honor Roll.

POSEHN Junior Back/Midfielder 5-6 Duncan, British Columbia

ACCOLADES

10

2008 – America East Academic Honor Roll. 2007 – America East All-Rookie Team.

2008

2008

Played in 16 games, including one start … ranked seventh on the team with 14 shots.

2007

Played in 17 matches, including one start ... recorded one goal and two assists for four points ... tallied the first goal and points of her career when she capped the scoring against Central Arkansas (Sept. 2).

One of six Wildcats to play in all 18 games … started 16 matches … recorded five shots while once again contributing defensively at the back position.

2007

Started in 17 of the 19 matches she played in ... was part of a defense that contributed to the Wildcats’ eight shutouts, as well as their 0.88 goalsagainst-average and .820 save percentage that were ranked 67th and 76th in the country, respectively.

BEFORE UNH

BEFORE UNH

2007 graduate of DeWitt High, where she lettered in soccer and was team MVP and a co-captain from 2005-06 ... MVP of the Exceptional Seniors match ... 2005 All-League First Team ... Section Three Class A All-Star ... Third Team All-CNY Team ... First Team All-league 2006 ... 2004 NYSW State Cup Champions ... scored 31 goals and notched 48 assists while attending DeWitt High ... competed at the World Scholar Athlete Games 2006 ... 2005-06 Rochester Junior Rhinos Team MVP ... ODP New York State West Team from 2001-06.

2007 graduate of Cowichan Senior Secondary in Duncan, British Columbia, where she lettered in soccer, track and field, rugby and field hockey ... ODP experience includes, National Training Centre from 2006, as well as in 2005 when they were National Silver Medalists ... Coast Cup Champions & Provincial Cup Silver Medalists ... North Shore United ... U- 18 B.C. Provincial Team from 2003-07 ... Whitecap Reserves in 2006 ... Cowichan Valley Athlete of the Year in 2006 ... B.C. Sports Hall of Fame Award in 2007 ... Provincial silver medalist in 400-meter hurdles ... field hockey Provincial Champions.

PERSONAL FILE

PERSONAL FILE

Born Nov. 20, 1989 in Bakersfield, Calif. ... daughter of Mingo and Kristy Guerra ... zoology major. YEAR 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS 17/1 16/1 33/2

G 1 0 1

A 2 0 2

PTS CAREER HIGHS 4 Goals... 1, vs. Central Arkansas (9/2/07) 0 Assists.....................................1, two times 4 Points...2, vs. Central Arkansas (9/2/07)

Born April 7, 1989 in Duncan, British Columbia ... daughter of Darrell and Monique Posehn ... environmental science: ecosystems major. YEAR 2007 2008 Totals

G/GS 19/17 18/16 37/33

WOMEN’S SOCCER

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals....................................................N/A 0 Assists..................................................N/A 0 Points...................................................N/A

13

MEET THE WILDCATS JILL

TAYLOR

BROWN Sophomore Back 5-8 Manchester, N.H.

ACCOLADES

28

2008 – America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2008

Played in 15 games, including 11 starts … contributed defensively at back.

BEFORE UNH

FINLEY Sophomore Back 5-8 Bedford, N.H.

ACCOLADES

16

2008 – America East Academic Honor Roll.

2008

Walked on to the team and appeared in 10 matches, including one start, as a back.

BEFORE UNH

Four-year varsity starter at Memorial High School, where she was a twotime captain and earned the 2007 Memorial High School Most Valuable Player Award ... selected to play in the Lion’s Cup in July 2008 ... a member of the 2007 Super-Y National ODP Select Team ... 2007 Region 1 ODP 88/89 Pool player ... played club soccer for Seacoast United Premier and the New Hampshire ODP State Team in each of the last six years ... elected SUSC U-17 Premier Team Captain ... 2004 U-15 Super-Y National Champion.

Four-year varsity starter at Manchester West High School, where she captained the squad during her senior season ... named All-State First Team her senior season ... went 20-0-0 en route to a second-straight state championship her junior year ... played two seasons with the club team Seacoast United, winning the state championship in both seasons.

PERSONAL FILE

PERSONAL FILE

Born Dec. 16, 1989 in Manchester, N.H. ... daughter of Mark and Debbie Brown ... nursing major. YEAR 2008 Totals

G/GS 15/11 15/11

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals..................................................... N/A 0 Assists................................................... N/A Points.................................................... N/A

Born Sept. 9, 1988 in Manchester, N.H. ... daughter of David and Jeanne Finley ... RMP: program administration major. YEAR 2008 Totals

G/GS 10/1 10/1

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals..................................................... N/A 0 Assists................................................... N/A Points.................................................... N/A

STEPHANIE

GILKENSON Sophomore Midfielder/Forward 5-5 Cranston, R.I.

ACCOLADES

3

2008 – America East All-Rookie Team.

2008

Played in 18 matches, including seven starts … notched five points on five assists, which ranked her second and sixth on the team in those respective categories … recorded the third most assists in the conference … did most of her damage in America East play, recording four of her five assists in the first three conference games to help the ‘Cats off to a fast start … tallied her first collegiate point and assist versus Dartmouth on Sept. 25 … posted a career-high two helpers at Binghamton on Sept. 28.

BEFORE UNH

Four-time Division I champion at LaSalle Academy, where she made First Team All-State as a junior, Second Team All-State as a sophomore and First Team All-Division as a freshman ... member of the Cape Cod Crusaders club team for four years, helping them to the U.S. Club National Championship in 2007, as well as the Super Y Regional Championship.

PERSONAL FILE

Born Sept. 14, 1990 in Hartford, Conn. ... daughter of Ken and Cherie Gilkenson ... major is undeclared. YEAR 2008 Totals

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G/GS 18/7 18/7

G 0 0

A 5 5

PTS CAREER HIGHS 5 Goals..................................................... N/A 5 Assists...........2 at Binghamton 09/28/08 Points............2 at Binghamton 09/28/08

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

MEET THE WILDCATS JORDYN

KRALL

Sophomore Forward/Midfielder 5-5 Duxbury, Mass.

2008

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Played in all 18 games, including nine starts … contributed at both the midfield and back positions … displayed leadership both on and off the field, while moving to a position she had never played before to help her squad.

BEFORE UNH

Four-year varsity starter at Duxbury High School ... tallied 41 goals and 53 assists in 63 career games ... served as a captain her senior year ... named First Team All-State, as well as Patriot League MVP in her junior and senior seasons ... a member of the Region I Team each of the last four seasons ... a National Pool player from 2005 to 2006 and was a member of the ODP Team from 2002 to 2005 ... elected team captain of the Massachusetts State Team and a Regional Pool player last season.

PERSONAL FILE

Born March 20, 1990 in South Weymouth, Mass. ... daughter of George and Erin Krall ... major is undeclared. YEAR 2008 Totals

G/GS 18/9 18/9

G 0 0

A 0 0

KELLY

CAPTAIN

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals..................................................... N/A 0 Assists................................................... N/A Points.................................................... N/A

MOONEY Sophomore Back 5-9 Canton, Mass.

2008

Sat out the season.

2007

Appeared in five matches.

BEFORE UNH

2007 graduate of Canton High School, where she lettered in soccer, track and lacrosse ... Massachusetts Division II Player of the Year ... garnered Massachusetts All-State and All-New England honors ... MVP of the Eastern Massachusetts Hockomock League ... played for the Tri-Valley Eagles club team.

PERSONAL FILE

Born May 23, 1989 in Stoughton, Mass. ... daughter of Paul and Lorie Mooney ... political science major. YEAR 2007 Totals

G/GS 5/0 5/0

G 0 0

2008

Played in 15 games, including one start … netted two goals for four points … tallied her first collegiate goal and point against Rhode Island on Sept. 7.

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals....................................................N/A 0 Assists..................................................N/A Points...................................................N/A

ROZELLE

LEBLANC

30

A 0 0

ALLI

CAROLE

Sophomore Midfielder/Forward 5-4 Grand-Digue,NewBrunswick

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Sophomore Midfielder 5-8 Stratham, N.H.

2008

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Sat out the season.

2007

Played in 13 games, including three starts.

BEFORE UNH

2007 graduate of Brewster Academy, where she lettered in hockey, soccer and crew.

2007 graduate of Exeter High School, where she was a two-time captain and three-time MVP ... captured the state championship in 2006 ... Fosters Daily Democrat Dream Team ... Union Leader All-State First Team ... NSCAA All-New England Team in 2006 ... All-State First Team in 2006 ... All-State Second Team in 2004 and ‘05 ... Super-Y League National Championship All-Tournament Team in 2004 ... ODP from 2002-06 ... USL Select Team from 2005-06 ... USYS state champions from 2004-06 ... 2004 Super-Y National Champions ... N.H. Lions Cup ... played for Seacoast United Soccer Club.

PERSONAL FILE

PERSONAL FILE

2007 Played for the nationally-ranked UNH women’s ice hockey team.

BEFORE UNH

Born Jan. 13, 1988 in Moncton, New Brunswick ... daughter of Guy and Mai LeBlanc ... RMP: therapeutic recreation major. YEAR 2008 Totals

G/GS 15/1 15/1

G 2 2

A 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 4 Goals...................................... 1, two times 4 Assists...................................................N/A Points..................................... 2, two times

Born in Exeter, N.H. ... daughter of Todd and Paula Rozelle ... RMP: therapeutic recreation major. YEAR 2007 Totals

G/GS 13/3 13/3

WOMEN’S SOCCER

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS CAREER HIGHS 0 Goals....................................................N/A 0 Assists..................................................N/A Points...................................................N/A

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MEET THE WILDCATS SARAH

BROOKE

DOBUSH

DUCHANEY Sophomore F 5-2 Hampton Falls, N.H.

BEFORE UNH

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Started 10 of 16 games played in one season at Bryant University ... tied for second on the team in goals (3) and was third on the squad in both points (8) and assists (2) ... notched Bryant’s first Division I goal Aug. 22, 2008 at Northern Colorado in the 80th minute ... a 2008 graduate of Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass., where she was a four-year letterwinner.

PERSONAL FILE

Born April 27, 1990 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Rick and Nancy Duchaney ... major is undeclared in WSBE. YEAR G/GS 2008(BRY) 16/10 Totals 16/10

G 3 3

A 2 2

PTS CAREER HIGHS 8 Goals.................................... 1, three times 8 Assists.....................................1, two times Points... 3, at Northern Colo. (08/22/08)

Freshman GK 5-10 Pickering, Ontario

BEFORE UNH

2009 graduate of Dunbarton High School … trained at Ontario’s National Training Centre prior to arriving at UNH … spent two seasons with the Oshawa Kicks, whom she helped lead to Ontario Cup and OYSL U-18 Championships … posted a 12-2-0 record with five shutouts to go along with a 0.58 GAA in the team’s inaugural season … previously a member of the Toronto Lynx Club, and also trained with their W-League team. … member of the Super Y Select Team in 2008 … member of the Canadian National U20 player pool … participated in the July 2009 U20 camp in Colorado.

PERSONAL FILE

Born March 21, 1991 in Ajax, Ontario ... daughter of Tim and Dale Dobush ... psychology major.

ERIN

JACKSON

ALYSSA

MICHEL Sophomore F 5-7 Bellingham, Wash.

BEFORE UNH

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Started in 16 of 22 games played in one season at Mesa State College … was second on the team in both goals (6) and points (13) en route to being an All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Third Team selection … four-year letterwinner at Bellingham (Wash.) High School where she was a two-time All-Conference selection and a three-time league champion.

Freshman GK 5-8 Wakefield, Mass.

BEFORE UNH

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2009 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School, where she was a four-year varsity starter … captained the squad in both 2007 and 2008 … team MVP in 2008 … WMHS was a Division 2 North Finalist in 2007 … Middlesex All-League Goalie and Eastern Mass All-Star in 2007 … Middlesex League All-Star in both 2007 and 2008 … played one year of club soccer with the U18 Boston Renegades.

PERSONAL FILE

Born Sept. 3, 1990 in Winchester, Mass. … daughter of Richard and Paula Jackson … major is undeclared in WSBE.

PERSONAL FILE

Daughter of Chris and Diane Michel ... psychology major.

MONIQUE

LAMOTTE

ALLIE

COPPENRATH Freshman M/F 5-5 Green Harbor, Mass.

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Freshman M/F 5-6 Blackstone, Mass.

BEFORE UNH

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2009 graduate of Marshfield High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner … helped lead MHS to the South Sectional finals her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … was a Patriot Ledger All-League selection in 2008, an ACL All-Star from 2006-08 and an All-Scholastic honoree in 2005 and 2006 … played club with Massachusetts Premier Soccer for five years, serving as captain from 2006-08 … led MPS to the Super Y North American title in 2008 … member of the Super Y ODP National Select Team from 2007-09, as well as a Super Y ODP National Pool Selection from 2005-09.

2009 graduate of Freedom High School (Fla.), where she was a four-year letterwinner … holds FHS’ records for goals in a career (63) and goals in a season (22) … was FHS’ MVP in the 2006, 2008 and 2009 seasons … named to the Hillsborough All-County First Team in 2008, Second Team in 2009, and was an Honorable Mention in both 2006 and 2007 … earned the Jose Alvarez Award as Hillsborough County’s Top Female Soccer Player in 2009 … member of the Super Y ODP National Team in 2008, as well as a Southeast ODP State and Regional Pool Player in 2007 and 2008 … won a Super Y North American championship with Massachusetts Premier in 2008, and spent time with both the Brandan Flames and Blackwatch Sterling Club.

PERSONAL FILE

PERSONAL FILE

BEFORE UNH

Born Sept. 21, 1990 in Newton, Mass. … daughter of Frederick and Susan Coppenrath … sociology major.

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Born Sept. 23, 1991 in Framingham, Mass. … daughter of Roy and Jeanne Lamotte … kinesiology athletic training major.

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

MEET THE WILDCATS DREA

KELLY

NOGUEIRA Freshman F 5-4 New Bedford, Mass.

BEFORE UNH

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SPENCER Freshman B 6-0 Exeter, N.H.

BEFORE UNH

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2009 graduate of New Bedford High School, where she was a four-year varsity starter … captained the squad her senior year, when she was named the Standard Times Player of the Year … was also a three-time Super Y Team All-Star, a three-time Big 3 Conference All-Star and a two-time Eastern Massachusetts All-Star … spent three seasons with Mass Premier, where she helped lead the squad to a Super Y National Championship in 2008 … was a four-year starter for the lacrosse team and was named Player of the Year her junior season.

2009 graduate of Exeter High School, where she was a three-year letterwinner … won a pair of Class L state championships her sophomore and junior seasons … All-New England selection in 2008 … First Team All-State selection in both 2007 and 2008 … selected to play in the Lions Cup game in the summer of 2009 … rated the fourth Best High School Athlete in New Hampshire and Vermont – and the top female athlete – by Varsity Magazine in December 2008 … three-year member of Seacoast United, whom she helped lead to a New Hampshire State Cup Championship, as well as the Regional finals in 2008 … chosen as a Super Y ODP National Team member in 2008 … U-16 and U-17 New Hampshire State ODP Team member in 2007 and 2008.

PERSONAL FILE

PERSONAL FILE

Born Aug. 29, 1990 in New Bedford, Mass. … daughter of Helder and Maria Nogueira … majoring in kinesiology: pedagogy.

Born Aug. 29, 1991 in Exeter. N.H. … daughter of Mark and Heidi Spencer … majoring in economics.

CHELSEY

TEWELL

LYNDSAY

PALLOTTA Freshman B 5-5 Hanover, Mass.

BEFORE UNH

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2009 graduate of Hanover High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner … Patriot League All-Star in both 2006 and 2008 … spent four years with Massachusetts Premier Soccer, where she helped lead the squad to a Super Y North American title in 2008 … named team MVP in 2007 … Super Y ODP National Team member in 2008.

PERSONAL FILE

Born Oct. 2, 1990 in Winchester, Mass. … daughter of Dan and Rose Pallotta … majoring in RMP: therapeutic recreation major.

Freshman B 5-4 York Harbor, Maine

BEFORE UNH

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2009 graduate of York High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner … did not miss a single game during her entire career while recording 54 goals and 36 assists … named team captain her senior year before finishing with team MVP honors after leading her squad in scoring for the third straight season… member of the Western Maine Class B All-Conference Team from 2006-08, as well as a Maine Coaches All-State Team member and Portland Press Herald All-Star in both 2007 and 2008 … spent seven years with the Seacoast United Soccer Club, helping it earn the Super Y New England Championship in 2006 and a spot in the Super Y National finals in both 2005 and 2006.

PERSONAL FILE

Born Jan. 22, 1991 in Nashua, N.H. … daughter of Chuck and Cheryl Tewell … major is undeclared.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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2008 year in review The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program extended the league’s longest active streak of America East tournament appearances to eight after earning the No. 3 seed in the tournament with a 5-3 conference record, but saw its streak of six consecutive semifinal berths snapped with a 1-0 loss at the hands of Binghamton in the quarterfinal round. Despite being without one of the most prolific scorers in UNH history for seven games and breaking in a young and inexperienced backfield, the Wildcats overcame adversity to have a successful season that ended with a 6-11-1 overall record. After winning its opener, 2-1 at Holy Cross, UNH went 07-1 over its next eight games with six losses by a single goal. Instead of rolling over, however, the Wildcats caught fire at the perfect time. Just after the conference slate kicked off, senior Michelle Sheehan, the 2007 America East Striker of the Year, returned after missing seven straight games to boost the Wildcat attack. It worked, as Sheehan scored four goals in her first four games back and the ‘Cats won four of five. UNH then absorbed a 1-0 loss at eventual champion, Boston University, before another Sheehan goal powered the Wildcats to another conference win against Hartford. In the season finale versus Maine, however, the ‘Cats were handed another 1-0 defeat, their eighth one-goal loss of the season. Their ninth single-goal loss – the 1-0 setback against Binghamton – ended the Wildcats’ season, but they showed they were tough and could handle adversity. The defense, meanwhile, proved that they were ready to take the next step after allowing just six goals in the final six games down the stretch. Prior to the tournament, the Wildcats were once again in the mix for conference hardware. Sheehan, who despite missing all that time still managed to rack up the fourth most goals (6) and seventh most points (13) in the conference, became UNH’s first two-time America East Striker of the Year. Sheehan ranked second in both points (1.18 ppg) and goals (0.55 gpg) per game. Sheehan and Caitlin Whelan, the 2007 Midfielder of the Year, were both selected to the All-Conference First Team for the second straight year, while Stephanie Gilkenson was chosen for a spot on the All-Rookie Team. Whelan tallied three goals and three assists for nine points while playing through

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injury, and Gilkenson recorded five points on five assists. The ‘Cats were not done there as they also racked up some significant regional honors. Sheehan became the first Wildcat selected to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team in nearly 15 years. The honor came as Sheehan’s second in as many years, as she was named to the Second Team in 2007. However, what is even more impressive is Sheehan is the first UNH women’s soccer player to be named to the NSCAA First Team since Kimberly Boyle and Maja Hansen in 1995, and the fourth overall. Sheehan is also the third Wildcat in program history to be named to an NSCAA regional team in consecutive years, joining Veronica O’Brien (1992-93) and Boyle (1995-96). Sheehan was also tabbed for the NEWISA All-New England First Team for the second consecutive year, while Shaunna Kaplan was a Second Teamer for the first time. Kaplan posted three goals and six assists for 12 points. The six assists were tied for the team lead and ranked her second in America East. UNH once again performed at a high level in the classroom as well, picking up numerous postseason awards. Whelan and Sara Hourihan, with respective GPAs of 3.38 and 3.68, were named to the America East All-Academic Team. Whelan and Hourihan were also honored as NSCAA/adidas Women’s Collegiate Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mentions, while Hourihan herself was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Third Team for District 1 women’s soccer. For the third year in a row and fourth out of the last five, the team itself received the NSCAA Team Academic Award with a 3.15 combined GPA. Hourihan scored seven goals and handed out two assists for 16 points. Hourihan led the team in both goals and points and had the third and fourth most, in those respective categories, in the conference. The 2008 season marked the final year in a UNH uniform for seniors Julie O’Shaughnessy, Nikki Golding, Sheehan, Whelan and Hourihan. Hourihan leaves the Wildcats in sixth place on their all-time goals (26) and points (58) lists, while Sheehan exits in seventh all-time in goals (25) and points (55). Despite losing that much talent, the ‘Cats remain well positioned in their battle for an America East title with 10 newcomers arriving in Durham and the returners gaining another year of invaluable experience.

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

2008 results and statistics

Date Aug. 24 Aug. 29 Aug. 31 Sept. 04 Sept. 07 Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 25 Sept. 28

6-11-1 overall, 5-3-0 America East

Opponent Score Res. at Holy Cross 2-1 W vs. Villanova # 1-2 L vs. Central Connecticut # 0-1 L at Massachusetts 2-2 T 2OT RHODE ISLAND 1-2 L 2OT HARVARD % 0-1 L at Northeastern 1-3 L OREGON STATE 1-2 L DARTMOUTH 1-2 L 2OT at Binghamton • 3-2 W

HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS • America East match

Player Sara Hourihan Michelle Sheehan Shaunna Kaplan Caitlin Whelan Amy Avitabile Stephanie Gilkenson Carole LeBlanc Morgan Keefe Julie O’Shaughnessy Cassie Guerra Meg Wiley Marika Posehn Jordyn Krall Kendall Dziama Jill Brown Alex Hastings Taylor Finley Ashley Avitabile Ally Yost Jenna Duncan Elizabeth Curry UNH Totals Opponent Totals

Name Ally Yost America East Nikki Golding America East UNH America East Opponents America East

Date Oct. 02 Oct. 05 Oct. 09 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Oct. 30

Opponent STONY BROOK • at Albany • UMBC • VERMONT • at Boston University • HARTFORD • at Maine • BINGHAMTON &

% Game played at Bremner Field # UVM TD Banknorth Classic (at Vermont)

OVERALL G/GS Sh G 17/17 47 7 11/9 18 6 18/17 34 3 18/18 42 3 16/15 15 1 18/7 16 0 15/1 8 2 18/8 9 1 17/8 6 1 16/1 14 0 14/8 5 0 18/16 3 0 18/9 3 0 8/0 1 0 15/11 1 0 17/15 1 0 10/1 1 0 17/5 1 0 8/6 0 0 11/6 0 0 13/8 0 0 18 225 24 18 310 29

G/GS 8/6 3/1 12/12 7/7 18 8 18 8

Min 650:00 180:00 1025:05 540:00 1675:05 720:00 1675:05 720:00

A 2 1 6 3 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 22

GA 10 3 19 9 29 12 24 15

Pts 16 13 12 9 8 5 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 80

& America East Quarterfinal (at UNH)

G/GS 7/7 7/5 8/8 8/8 6/6 8/4 5/0 8/3 8/3 7/0 5/3 8/8 8/7 4/0 7/3 7/6 8/1 8/3 3/1 2/0 6/5 8 8

GAA 1.38 1.50 1.67 1.50 1.56 1.50 1.29 1.88

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Score Res. 3-2 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 3-2 W 0-1 L 2-1 W 0-1 L 0-1 L

AMERICA EAST Sh G A 16 4 1 10 5 1 19 1 3 21 2 1 7 1 4 8 0 4 3 1 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 15 15 129 12 10

Saves 38 9 83 38 122 47 90 32

Sv% .792 .750 .814 .809 .808 .797 .789 .681

Pts Career 9 26-6-58 11 23-9-55 5 8-10-26 5 18-11-47 6 1-9-11 4 0-5-5 2 2-0-4 3 1-1-3 0 3-2-8 0 1-2-4 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 0 0-0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0-0 45 34

ShO 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 2

Record 2-5-0 1-1-0 4-6-1 4-2-0 6-11-1 5-3-0 11-6-1 3-5-0

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HISTORY All-time Letterwinners

Sue Abbene (NY) Ani Almasian (MA) Angeline Alexakos (NH) Maggie Arnold (ME) Amy Avitabile (MA) Ashley Avitabile (MA) Val Avramovic (ONT) Nicole Baichi (NY) Mindy Barnes (MA) Lia Barros (WA) Carolyn Beckerdorff (MA) Niki Begin (MA) Cheryl Bergeron (CT) Chiara Best (PA) Anne Bierbaum (MA) Robyn Bishop (MD) Molly Blessing (NH) Kimberly Boyle (MA) Shannon Boyle (MA) Sophia Brand (CT) Christine Breault (NH) Amy Brimblecom (MA) Corrine Brown (NY) Jill Brown (NH) Kristen Burnap (NY) Kristin Cannistraro (MA) Lisa Celone (ONT) Kim Chapin (NH) Paige Christie (TX) Ashlee Cieslak (WI) Kelly Collins (NH) Julie Conley (MA) Kierstin Coppola (NY) Jennifer Corie (NY) Eileen Corrigan (VA) Natalie Cook (VA) Lisa Coulis (ONT) Nicole Coupland (NH) Becky Craig (MA) Camille Cranson (MD)

Shannon Cromley (PA) Maja Hansen (MN) Elizabeth Curry (WA) Brittany Harris (MN) Kelly Curtis (ME) Alex Hastings (CO) Deb D’Angelo (NJ) Alita Haytayan (NH) Michelle Dam (MA) Kristy Hemsley (QUE) Brenda DeFelice (NH) Anna Hill (MA) Casey Deiter (PA) Lynn Holzman (MA) Leah Deniger (TX) Shannon Horan (NY) Susan Develin (MA) Stacey Horn (PA) Alyssa DeViro (MA) Sara Hourihan (MA) Dawn Drown (VT) Shelley Hull (MN) Theresa Ducharme (MA) Tiffany Johnson (PA) Jessica Dufoe (NH) Kristen Johnson (CT) Jenna Duncan (PA) Shaunna Kaplan (MA) Kendall Dziama (NH) Kristin Kearney (NH) Kris Eckert (NY) Morgan Keefe (VT) Andrea Encarnacao (MA) Joan Kelso (MD) Lauren Engel (PA) Jacquelyn Kendall (Ma) Amy Farquhar (CT) Molly Kirchner (VA) Kelly Farrell (VT) Rebekah Knight (MA) Toni Felini (PA) Jordyn Krall (MA) Taylor Finley (NH) Elizabeth Larsen (AZ) Chatham Flynn (NH) Danielle Lawler (NH) Meaghan Foley (CT) Gretchen Laudenat (CT) Tara Foley (MA) Carole LeBlanc (NB) Amy Gale (CT) Denise Lee (ONT) Katie Gatto (MA) Julie Leonhardt (MA) Nell Gharibian (MA) Jill Lewis (RI) Stephanie Gilkenson (RI) Jill Logsdon (MI) Kate Gilroy (NY) Melissa Long (MA) Missy Girard (NH) Courtney Longua (NH) Nikki Golding (MA) Nicole Lucey (NH) Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (WA) Katie Lutar (CT) Lori Gourley (MA) Diane McLoughlin (NY) Jill Goyette (NH) Deanna Maccario (MA) Cassie Guerra (NY) Liz MacKay (Ma) Lynn Gugliuzza (NY) Sam Madden (MA) Jess Halas (CT) Deb Maida (MA) Heather Halsey (CT) Erin Margentino (CT) Melissa Hanke (NH) Cindy Mateus (MA)

Jennifer Martin (CT) Hillary Mefferd (OR) Amy Merrow (NH) Pamela Messinger (MN) Katie Mooney (MA) Kelly Mooney (MA) Sonya Morse (NH) Christine Mosca (NJ) Kailyn Mulcahy (NH) Diana Nash (TX) Maura Naughton (MA) Kathy Neaves (MA) Jackie Neff (NH) Debbie Newman (CT) Veronica O’Brien (ONT) Beth O’Connor (NH) Julie O’Shaughnessy (NH) Shannon Oltman (WA) Kristen Ouellette (CT) Elizabeth Orozco (MA) Courtney Papaz (NJ) Melanie Paquette (NH) Dawn Peck (NH) Marisa Pelletier (CT) Meg Perry (MA) Cindy Pierce (NH) Cyndi Poehner (CT) Marika Posehn (BC) Kerry Prunotto (NY) Katie Purcell (RI) Rhyan Radack (NH) Amber Radzevich (NH) Julie Randall (MA) Heather Reinke (WI) Mary Reynolds (MA) Nicole Rhodes (MA) Deb Ricci (CA) Jill Ricci (CA) Marianne Rivard (RI) Amy Rohrer (CT)

Alli Rozelle (NH) Darcy Runfola (NY) Sharon Russell (MA) Sarah Sargent (CT) Joan Schultz (MA) Caitlyn Serafine (NY) Kim Shaw (MA) Michelle Sheehan (MA) Christy Smagula (NH) Lindsey Smagula (NH) Lorien Snellings (CT) Marky Solomon (RI) Stephanie Springer (CA) Stacey Staff (CT) Jill Stammer (NH) Kelly Stevens (PA) Emily Stoddard (MA) Sarah Stokes (NJ) Susan Stokes (NJ) Shannon Strong (PA) Katie Sullivan (MA) Farrell Swain (CT) Mary Beth Sydlowski (MA) Lorin Tedeschi (NH) Michelle Thornton (ONT) Janene Tilden (MA) Ana Tobon (PA) Amy Tourtellotte (CT) Julie Trask (TX) Carla Urmson (NY) Colleen Walsh (MA) Ellen Weinberg (TX) Julie Wernig (CO) Caitlin Whelan (MA) Amanda Wiggins (NH) Meg Wiley (MA) Jackie Wishoski (Ma) Amy Yager (NH) Ally Yost (PA) Wendy Young (NJ)

All-Time Record vs. Opponents

Opponent Air Force Albany Army Binghamton Boston College Boston University Brown Buffalo Canisius Central Arkansas Central Connecticut Central Florida Colgate Colorado Colorado College Connecticut Dartmouth Delaware Drexel Duke Fairfield Florida International Fordham Fresno State George Washington Georgia Southern Green Mountain Hartford Harvard Hofstra Holy Cross Indiana Iona James Madison Keene State Lafayette Maine Marist Maryland

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W 0 7 3 4 5 6 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 8 3 4 16 0 2 0 2 2 11 1 1

L 0 1 3 3 10 13 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 8 19 9 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 17 14 4 6 1 0 1 2 0 9 0 1

T 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct. ---.875 .500 .556 .361 .325 .500 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .250 1.000 .250 .111 .167 .357 .833 .500 .000 1.000 .000 .500 .500 .000 1.000 .333 .211 .500 .717 .000 1.000 .000 .500 1.000 .550 1.000 .500

Maryland-Baltimore County Massachusetts Miami Michigan Monmouth N.H. College Notre Dame UNC-Greensboro Northeastern Ohio University Oklahoma State Old Dominion Oregon Oregon State Princeton Providence Rhode Island Richmond Rutgers Sacred Heart Siena St. Anselm St. John’s St. Mary’s Santa Barbara Stetson Southern Methodist Stonehill Stony Brook Temple Texas A&M Texas - El Paso Texas Christian Towson Tulsa Vermont Villanova Virginia West Virginia Western Michigan

5 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 14 0 0 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 1 1 1 1 4 0 14 0 0 0 1

1 9 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 3 1 6 8 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 1 5 2 0

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0

.833 .231 1.000 .000 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .636 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .643 .636 .000 .000 1.000 ---.889 .250 1.000 .500 .000 .000 1.000 .727 1.000 .500 1.000 1.000 .714 .500 .615 .000 .000 .000 1.000

William and Mary Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wright State Yale Totals

The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program has ventured across the country and Canada to recruit the right studentathletes for its program. In total, 20 different states and three Canadian provinces have represented the Blue and White of the women’s soccer program. The following states and provinces, with number of players in parenthesis, have had representatives on the UNH women’s soccer team. Massachusetts (57) New Hampshire (37) Connecticut (22) New York (16) Pennsylvania (10) New Jersey (6) Ontario, Canada (6) Texas (5) Minnesota (4) Rhode Island (5) California (3) Maryland (3) Virginia (3) Washington (4) Maine (2) Vermont (2) Wisconsin (2) Arizona (1) Colorado (1) Michigan (1) Oregon (1) B.C., Canada (1) N.B., Canada (1) Quebec, Canada (1) 0 0 0 1 8 195

5 1 1 0 8 216

0 0 0 0 0 36

Bold indicates 2009 opponent

.000 .000 .000 1.000 .500 .477

UNH Soccer Year-by-Year

Year Coach 1985 Marjorie Anderson 1986 Marjorie Anderson 1987 Marjorie Anderson 1988 Marjorie Anderson 1989 Marjorie Anderson 1990 Marjorie Anderson 1991 Marjorie Anderson 1992 Marjorie Anderson 1993 Marjorie Anderson 1994 Marjorie Anderson 1995 Michael Jackson 1996 Michael Jackson 1997 Michael Jackson 1998 Michael Jackson 1999 Michael Jackson 2000 Michael Jackson 2001 Michael Jackson 2002 Michael Jackson 2003 Michael Jackson 2004 Michael Jackson 2005 Michael Jackson 2006 Michael Jackson 2007 Michael Jackson 2008 Michael Jackson Totals

Record 9-7-0 8-6-3 5-11-1 12-6-1 7-10-1 11-7-1 10-6-1 6-11-1 9-8-0 9-8-3 9-9-1 8-9-2 3-15-2 11-9-0 6-10-2 5-12-1 6-11-3 10-7-1 8-9-4 11-8-2 9-8-2 6-11-1 11-7-2 6-11-1 195-216-36

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

UNH RECORD BOOK GOALS

Career

1. Diane McLoughlin (1987-90) 2. Chiara Best (2001-04) 3. Kim Boyle (1993-96) 4. Mary Beth Sydlowski (1988-91) 5. Jackie Wishoski (2003-06) Sara Hourihan (2005-08) 7. Michelle Sheehan (2005-08) 8. Paige Christie (1988-91) 9. Veronica O’Brien (1990-93) 10. Niki Begin (1994-97)

Season

1. Jackie Wishoski (2003) 2. Chiara Best (2004) 3. Diane McLoughlin (1990) 4. Chiara Best (2003) Diane McLoughlin (1988) Sara Hourihan (2005) 7. Margie Arnold (1985) Kim Boyle (1995) Michelle Sheehan (2007) 10. Mary Beth Sydlowski (1989) Kim Boyle (1994)

GoalkeeperS *

Kristen Ouellette (1999-2002) Lynn Gugliuzza (2003-2006) Janene Tilden (1985-88) Molly Kirchner (1990-93) Maja Hansen (1991-95) Liz MacKay (2001-04) Stephanie Springer (1997-2000) Lorien Snellings (1995-99)

POINTS

ASSISTS

38 37 35 30 26 26 25 20 16 15 18 14 13 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 GP 51 38 69 60 54 47 48 59

Career

1. Tiffany Johnson (1991-95) 2. Mary Beth Sydlowski (1988-91) Veronica O’Brien (1990-1993) 4. Ellen Weinberg (1986-90) Valentina Avramovic (1990-93) Kim Boyle (1993-96) 7. Chiara Best (2001-04) 8. Niki Begin (1994-97) 9. Diane McLoughlin (1987-90) Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (2004-07)

Season 1. Tiffany Johnson (1995)

2. Mary Beth Sydlowski (1988) Valentina Avramovic (1990) Mary Beth Sydlowski (1990) Caitlin Whelan (2007) 6. Chiara Best (2003) Ellen Weinberg (1989) Valentina Avramovic (1991) Kim Boyle (1994) Niki Begin (1995) Amy Avitabile (2008) Shaunna Kaplan (2008) MIN 3836:02 3292:30 6202:00 5324:00 5084:00 3312:05 3388:09 4672:55

W-L-T 17-19-5 14-15-1 33-30-5 32-25-3 22-24-4 13-16-7 10-21-3 20-30-4

SVS 230 171 643 417 389 150 219 327

22 19 19 16 16 16 14 13 11 11

Career

1. Chiara Best (2001-04) 2. Diane McLoughlin (1987-90) 3. Kim Boyle (1993-96) 4. Mary Beth Sydlowski (1988-91) 5. Jackie Wishoski (2002-06) Sara Hourihan (2005-08) 7. Michelle Sheehan (2005-08) 8. Veronica O’Brien (1990-93) 9. Paige Christie (1988-91) 10. Niki Begin (1994-97)

Season

10 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

1. Jackie Wishoski (2003) 2. Chiara Best (2004) 3. Chiara Best (2003) 4. Diane McLoughlin (1988) Diane McLoughlin (1990) 6. Kim Boyle (1994) Sara Hourihan (2005) 8. Margie Arnold (1985) Mary Beth Sydlowski (1990) Michelle Sheehan (2007)

GA 49 44 84 81 78 53 62 93

ShO 12.0 9.0 25.5 19.0 14.0 7.0 10.0 11.5

Sv% .824 .795 .885 .837 .833 .739 .779 .779

88 87 86 79 58 58 55 51 47 43

41 31 30 27 27 26 26 25 25 25

GAA 1.15 1.20 1.22 1.37 1.38 1.44 1.65 1.79

* minimum 2000 minutes Current players in bold

Individual Records

GOALS Game: 5, Jackie Wishoski vs. Northeastern (Nov. 4, 2003) Season: 18, Jackie Wishoski (2003) ASSISTS Game: 3, Ellen Weinberg vs. Yale (1987) 3, Ellen Weinberg vs. Duke (1989) 3, Kim Boyle vs. Canisius (1993) 3, Lisa Celone vs. Drexel (1994) 3, Elizabeth Larsen vs. Drexel (1994) 3, Niki Begin vs. Drexel (1994) 3, Tiffany Johnson vs. Hofstra (1995) Season: 10, Tiffany Johnson (1995) POINTS Game: 11, Jackie Wishoski vs. Northeastern (Nov. 4, 2003) Season: 41, Jackie Wishoski (2003)

GOALTENDING Saves, game: 25, Janene Tilden vs. Boston College (1986) Saves, season: 180, Janene Tilden (1986) Shutouts, season: 9, Janene Tilden (1986) Save percentage, season: .909, Janene Tilden (1986) Goals against average, season: 0.78, Kristen Ouellette (2002)

Team Records

Most goals scored, game: 15 vs. Drexel (1994) Most goals allowed, game: 11 vs. Notre Dame (2005) Most goals scored, season: 45 (1990) Most wins, season: 12, 1988 (12-6-1) Most losses, season: 15, 1997 (3-15-2) Most shutouts, season: 9, 2002 and 1986

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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WOMEN’S SOCCER TROPHY CASE Honor Award

Player’s Award

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

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

Presented to the player whom the coaching staff finds to have made significant contributions to the team and deserves special recognition for her efforts. Deb D’Angelo (‘97) Kim Boyle (‘97) Shannon Strong (‘98) Lorien Snellings (‘99) Jennifer Martin (‘00) Andrea Encarnacao (‘01) Michelle Thornton (‘02) Courtney Papaz (‘03) Chiara Best (‘05) Jackie Wishoski (‘07) Chiara Best (‘05) Kelly Collins (‘07) Michelle Sheehan (‘09) Michelle Sheehan (‘09) Caitlin Whelan (‘09) Julie O’Shaughnessy (‘09)

Kelly Collins

Honor Award – 2005

Gold Medal Award

Presented to the team member who, through strength of character, will and commitment, has overcome obstacles and challenges to maximize her potential and be a positive role model on the team. 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Kristy Hemsley (‘02) Meg Foley (‘02) Amber Radzevich (‘04) Debbie Newman (‘06) Katie Lutar (‘08) Rhyan Radack (‘08) Lindsey Smagula (‘06) Lia Barros (‘07) Julie O’Shaughnessy (‘09) Nikki Golding (‘09)

Kristy Hemsley

Gold Medal Award – 2000

Barros Family Award

The Barros Family Award was established as a tribute to Mrs. Gail Barros, Mr. Fernando Barros and their daughter, Lia Barros (’07), to recognize a member of the women’s soccer team whose pursuit of excellence is uncompromised. Additionally, this individual is a positive life force, respected team member and one who has achieved academic success. 2008 2008

Lia Barros (‘07) Kendall Dziama (‘11)

Rebekah Knight (‘98) Andrea Encarnacao (‘01) Stacey Staff (‘00) Jennifer Martin (‘00) Marky Solomon (‘01) Sarah Sargent (‘02) Farrell Swain (‘02) Kristen Ouellette (‘03) Amber Radzevich (‘04) Jackie Wishoski (‘07) Julie Randall (‘06) Lynn Gugliuzza (‘07) Nicole Lucey (‘08), Caitlyn Serafine (‘08) Sara Hourihan (‘09)

Marky Solomon

Player’s Award – 2000

Student Athlete Award

Presented to the team member earning the highest grade point average during the Fall semester. 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Jill Goyette (‘99) Missy Long (‘98) Pam Messinger (‘99) Marky Solomon (‘01) Marky Solomon (‘01) Marky Solomon (‘01) Katie Sullivan (‘05) Debbie Newman (‘06) Liz MacKay (‘05) Debbie Newman (‘06) Lia Barros (‘07) Debbie Newman (‘06) Katie Sullivan (‘05) Nicole Lucey Sophia Brand Student-Athlete Award – 2006 Nicole Lucey (‘08) Lynn Gugliuzza (‘07), Ally Yost (‘10) Ally Yost (‘10), Sara Hourihan (‘09) Ally Yost (‘10), Elizabeth Curry (‘12)

Jim Urquhart Award

This honor – the UNH athletic department’s most prestigious award – is bestowed annually upon a male and female UNH senior student-athlete who excels in both athletic competition and the classroom, as well as possessing great character, sportsmanship and a passion for sports. Two women’s soccer players have been recipients of this award since its inception in 1999.

Lia Barros

Barros Family Award – 2008

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Presented to the team member whom the players select as deserving of special honor. This award distinguishes the individual as one who has earned the respect of her peers.

Andrea Encarnacao (2001)

Chiara Best (2005)

2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

WILDCAT CAPTAINS AND HONOR ROLL

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Cindy Pierce, Kim Shaw Dawn Peck Maura Naughton, Janene Tilden Maura Naughton, Beth O’Connor Paige Christie, Ellen Weinberg Paige Christie, Darcy Runfola, Mary Beth Sydlowski Molly Kirchner, Sonya Morse, Veronica O’Brien Shelley Hull, Molly Kirchner, Veronica O’Brien Maja Hansen, Shelley Hull, Amy Rohrer Deb D’Angelo, Maja Hansen, Tiffany Johnson Kim Boyle, Deb D’Angelo, Shannon Strong Rebekah Knight, Diana Nash, Shannon Strong Courtney Longua, Lorien Snellings Nicole Coupland, Tara Foley, Stacey Staff Andrea Encarnacao, Marky Solomon Meaghan Foley, Farrell Swain Kristen Ouellette Amber Radzevich Chiara Best, Debbie Newman, Katie Sullivan Debbie Newman, Julie Wernig Kelly Collins, Hillary Mefferd, Caitlyn Serafine Caitlyn Serafine, Nicole Lucey Michelle Sheehan, Julie O’Shaughnessy

2009 CAPTAINS

MORGAN KEEFE ALLY YOST Wildcat Honor Roll

NATIONAL

NSCAA All-America First Team 1995 – Maja Hansen ISAA National Player of the Year 1995 – Maja Hansen

NEWISA All-New England 1989 – Diane McLoughlin, Mary Beth Sydlowski 1991 – Paige Christie, Veronica O’Brien, Mary Beth Sydlowski 2006 – Hillary Mefferd

America East Striker of the Year 2004 – Chiara Best 2007 – Michelle Sheehan 2008 – Michelle Sheehan

America East Midfielder of the Year 2007 – Caitlin Whelan

JORDYN KRALL

America East All-Rookie Team 2001 – Chiara Best 2002 – Debbie Newman, Jackie Wishoski 2003 – Hillary Mefferd 2004 – Adriana Gonzalez-Medina 2005 – Sara Hourihan, Michelle Sheehan 2006 - Shaunna Kaplan 2007 - Amy Avitabile, Marika Posehn 2008 - Stephanie Gilkenson

NEWISA All-New England First Team America East Goalkeeper of the Year 2002 – Cyndi Poehner 2002 – Kristen Ouellette 2003 – Debbie Newman 2007 – Michelle Sheehan, Caitlin Whelan America East All-Academic Team America East Rookie of the Year 2008 – Michelle Sheehan 2006 – Hillary Mefferd 2005 – Sara Hourihan 2007 – Caitlyn Serafine, Michelle Sheehan NSCAA Northeast Region Second Team NEWISA All-New England Second Team America East All-Conference First Team 2008 – Sara Hourihan, Caitlin Whelan 2002 – Kristen Ouellette 1989 – Diane McLoughlin, Maura 1997 – Michelle Thornton NAC Rookie of the Year Naughton, Mary Beth Sydlowski 2003 – Chiara Best 1998 – Michelle Thornton 2007 – Caitlyn Serafine 1991 – Shelley Hull 1992 – Veronica O’Brien 2002 – Kristen Ouellette 2008 – Shaunna Kaplan 1996 – Kim Boyle 2003 – Chiara Best North Atlantic Conference First Team 2004 – Chiara Best 2004 – Chiara Best, Hillary Mefferd, ISAA North Team 1991 – Paige Christie, Veronica O’Brien 2007 – Michelle Sheehan Jackie Wishoski (Honorary) 1989 – Maura Naughton 2007 – Michelle Sheehan, Caitlin Whelan, 1992 – Valentina Avramovic, Veronica O’Brien NSCAA Northeast Region Third Team Caitlyn Serafine ISAA Sr. Recognition Award Winners 2007 – Caitlin Whelan 2008– Michelle Sheehan, Caitlin Whelan 1993 – Shelley Hull, Molly Kirchner, 1988 – Maura Naughton Veronica O’Brien 1989 – Maura Naughton America East All-Conference Second Team 1994 – Shelley Hull, Maja Hansen, NSCAA All-New England 1990 – Diane McLoughlin, Ellen Weinberg 1998 – Kristin Cannistraro, Courtney Shannon Strong 1988 – Diane McLoughlin, 1995 – Maja Hansen 1995 – Kimberly Boyle, Maja Hansen, Longua, Lorien Snellings Maura Naughton 1999 – Andrea Encarnacao Tiffany Johnson 1990 – Diane McLoughlin, 2001 – Chiara Best, Michelle Thornton CONFERENCE 1996 – Kimberly Boyle Mary Beth Sydlowski 2002 – Chiara Best, Debbie Newman, 1994 – Maja Hansen, Shelley Hull Cyndi Poehner, Ana Tobon America East Coach/Coaching Staff of the Year NAC All-Rookie Team 2003 – Debbie Newman, Ana Tobon 1995 – Stacey Staff Brine All-New England Second Team 1998 – Michael Jackson 2004 – Debbie Newman, Julie Wernig 2002 – Michael Jackson 1986 – Ellen Weinberg 2005 – Caitlyn Serafine, Amanda Wiggins 2007 – Michael Jackson, Kelly Martin, John Conlon East/West All-Star Game 1992 – Maja Hansen 2006 – Hillary Mefferd 1985 – Maggie Arnold 2007 – Marianne Rivard

REGIONAL

NSCAA Northeast Region First Team 1993 – Veronica O’Brien 1995 – Kimberly Boyle, Maja Hansen 2008 – Michelle Sheehan

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WILDCAT IMAGES

Handing Out the Hardware

The Wildcats were honored at their annual awards banquet Feb. 21. Sara Hourihan was chosen as the Player’s Award winner, the Honor Award went to Julie O’Shaughnessy, Nikki Golding took home the Gold Medal Award and Kendall Dziama was selected as the recipient of the first annual Barros Family Award. The Wildcats also honored their senior class of Hourihan, O’Shaughnessy, Golding, Michelle Sheehan and Caitlin Whelan. From left to right: Golding, Sheehan, Hourihan, Dziama, Whelan and O’Shaughnessy.

Academic Excellence

Ally Yost (left) and Elizabeth Curry were also honored at the banquet as winners of the StudentAthlete Award. For Yost, it was the third straight time she had won the award.

Nike Youth Day

The Wildcats hung out and signed autographs for the kids at their .annual Nike Youth Day after the game against Vermont on Oct. 12, 2008.

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2009 NEW HAMPSHIRE

2009 UNH WOMEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE August September October November

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Sunday

@ Rhode Island

1 p.m.

4 6 8 11 13 18 20 24 27

Friday Sunday Tuesday Friday Sunday Friday Sunday Thursday Sunday

@ St. John’s (N.Y.) @ Siena @ Harvard NORTHEASTERN # MASSACHUSETTS @ Colorado College @ Air Force HOLY CROSS # @ Stony Brook *

7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29

Thursday Sunday Thursday Sunday Thursday Sunday Thursday Sunday Thursday

BOSTON UNIVERSITY * @ Hartford * ALBANY * @ Dartmouth @ Vermont * MAINE * @ UMBC * BINGHAMTON * AMERICA EAST First Round ^

3 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA

1 7/8 13

Sunday Sat./Sun. Friday

AMERICA EAST Semifinals ^ AMERICA EAST Finals ^ NCAA Tournament Begins

TBA TBA TBA

HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS # Game played on Bremner Field (Astroplay) * AMERICA EAST Conference Game ^ Hosted by higher seeded team


2009 UNH Women's Soccer Media Guide