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3x NCAA TOURNAMENT ~ UNIV. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLLEYBALL ~ 3x AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

www.UNHWildcats.com Volleyball Quick Facts Location............................................................................................ Durham, NH 03824 Founded....................................................................................................................... 1866 Enrollment................................................................................................................ 14,000 President........................................................................................Dr. Mark Huddleston Athletic Director................................................................................... Marty Scarano Colors...............................................................................................Navy Blue and White Nickname...............................................................................................................Wildcats Affiliation..................................................................................................................NCAA I Conference................................................................................................... America East Arena (Capacity)..................................................... Lundholm Gymnasium (2,700) Head Volleyball Coach........................................................................ Jill Hirschinger Alma Mater............................................................................................ Utah State, 1979 Career Record/Years................................................................. 626-429-10/30 Years Record at School/Years...................................................................217-188/13 Years America East Record/Years............................................................. 112-65/13 Years Associate Head Coach................................. Stacy Barnett (New Hampshire, ‘01) Assistant Coach...................................................Erin Walker (New Hampshire, ‘05) 2008 Overall Record................................................................................................. 7-21 2008 Conference Record/Finish...................................................... 4-8/Fifth Place Lettermen Returning/Lost.....................................................................................14/3 Starters Returning/Lost.............................................................................6/1 (libero) 2009 Tri-Captains........................................ Kelly Harte, Sara Heldman, Kate Uitti Assoc. Dir. of Media Relations/Volleyball Contact.......................Tom Wilkins Wilkins Office........................................................................(603) 862-0730 Wilkins Cell............................................................................(603) 969-7049 Wilkins Email..............................................................tom.wilkins@unh.edu Media Relations FAX.............................................................(603) 862-3839 Volleyball Office....................................................................(603) 862-4664 Volleyball Office FAX............................................................(603) 862-4069 Hirschinger Email...................................................... jillh@hopper.unh.edu Main Athletics Office............................................................(603) 862-1850 Wildcats on the Web................................................ www.unhwildcats.com

Directions to UNH

From the South: Take 95 North to 91 North (at New Haven, Conn.) to 84 East (Exit 29/Charter Oak Bridge). Follow 84 East through Connecticut to the Mass Pike (Route 90). Stay on the Mass Pike for 10 miles before taking the exit for Auburn/Worcester and 290 East. Proceed east on 290 to Exit 26B for 495 North -- stay in the left lanes to exit to 495 North. Continue on 495 North -- it will end and merge with 95 North. Proceed on 95 North into New Hampshire and continue on to the toll booth. From the toll, go approximately seven miles to Exit 4 for the Spaulding Turnpike. Go about four miles and take the last exit before the toll (Exit 6W) for Concord and Durham. Go approximately four miles and continue straight through a traffic light (Madbury Road), and proceed another 1 1/2 miles to the Route 155A exit, marked “University of New Hampshire.”Take a left turn off the ramp and proceed approximately one mile. The Field House will be on your right. For parking see below. From Maine: Follow 95 South to Spaulding Turnpike (Route 4 West) and continue as above.

2009 Preview

Season Outlook........................................................................................... 2 Numerical Roster........................................................................................ 8 Alphabetical Roster.................................................................................... 8 Schedule.....................................................................................Back Cover

The Coaches/Support Staff

Head Coach Jill Hirschinger.................................................................... 3 Associate Head Coach Stacy Barnett................................................... 4 Assistant Coach Erin Walker.................................................................... 4 Wildcat Support Staff............................................................................ 5-6

Meet the 2009 Wildcats

Kirsten Bates #13......................................................................................... 9 Lindsay Fogarty #15................................................................................10 Kelly Harte #6 (Captain)..........................................................................11 Kate Uitti #11 (Captain)..........................................................................12 Heldman #3 (Captain)/Huxtable #2...................................................13 Elliott #18/Yegge #12..............................................................................14 Acres #10/ Dressing #7...........................................................................15 Keding #16/Laquerre #5.........................................................................16 Dick #17/ Tunstall #9................................................................................17 Falcusan #20/Scnhepp #14...................................................................18

The Opponents

2009 Opponents.......................................................................................19

2008 Season Review

2008 Results................................................................................................20 2008 Overall Stats.....................................................................................21 2008 America East Individual Stat Leaders......................................21

Records and History

All-Time Roster................................................................................... 23-24 Individual Records....................................................................................25 Wildcat Milestones/Team Match Records........................................26 Tournament History/Yearly Records..................................................27 All-Time Coaching List and Records..................................................27 UNH Volleyball Timeline.................................................................. 28-30 Yearly Awards.............................................................................................31 Annual Results.................................................................................... 32-34 All-Time Record vs. Opponents...........................................................35

University of New Hampshire

The Administration..................................................................................36 University Profile................................................................................ 38-39 Athletic Department Staff.....................................................................40

From the West (Vermont, Concord): Take 89 South to 93 North. Follow 93 North, approximately four miles to 393 East, which will merge with Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 to Route 155A exit for “University of New Hampshire.” Make a right off the ramp and proceed as above. From the West (Manchester, Nashua): Take 93 North to Route 101 East. Follow 101 to Exit 6 (Route 125). Exit and take a left onto 125 and follow straight to Lee Traffic Circle. First right at circle is Route 4 East. Continue as above. Public Parking: Approximately one-quarter mile before reaching the Field House, make a left turn opposite tennis courts -- Green sign “Field House Parking” -- follow road and turn right at fork. Parking Lot “A” is one-quarter mile ahead on the left.

Credits: The 2009 University of New Hampshire Media and Recruiting Guide was written, edited and designed by the UNH Athletic Media Relations Office. Design and layout on the iMac by Tom Wilkins using Adobe Indesign and Adobe Photoshop CS2. Inside action photos by Michael Silverwood. Front cover photos by Mike Silverwood. Individual head shots and campus photos taken by UNH Instructional Services. Special thanks to Stacy Barnett, Eric Coplin, Jill Hirschinger and Doug Poole for their  editorial and layout assistance. Front Cover designed by Amber Radzevich.

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SEASON OUTLOOK

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

The Wildcats open up their 2009 campaign returning all but one player from last year’s squad, including two America East All-Rookie selections and two America East All-Conference second team honorees as they look to win their fourth America East Championship. After a 2008 season in which the Wildcats had the youngest team in the America East Conference, there is once again great optimism in the development of the program as Head Coach Jill Hirschinger and her staff look to add to their extensive success and tally up another winning campaign in 2009. With Hirschinger at the helm, the Wildcats will be in good hands as she returns for her 14th season as one of the most successful coaches in America East history. In her 14 years at UNH, she has become the program’s winningest coach and the first to surpass the 200-win milestone as she currently has 210 victories. Not to mention she has guided the Wildcats to 20-win seasons in six of the last 11 years. She has accumulated an impressive 626-429-10 overall record, owning a .593 winning percentage. Hirschinger’s 626 career-coaching victories rank her 15th on the all-time active NCAA wins list. This season, the Wildcats will play one their most competitive schedules as they square off against four teams in the top 100 RPI, including Albany (53), Arizona State (64), Northeastern (92) and Texas Christian University (100). The ‘Cats open up their 2009 season on Friday, Aug. 28 at the Syracuse Tournament as they take on the Orange as well as Siena and Sacramento State during the opening weekend of competition in Syracuse. The Wildcats open their home slate with a single exhibition match against Bentley College on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The following weekend, UNH will travel to participate in the UConn Tournament and will play the host Huskies, Texas Christian University (TCU) and Long Island University (LIU) Sept. 3-4. New Hampshire will stay on the road as it squares off against Rhode Island, Brown and Syracuse at the URI Tournament and will continue play in the Ocean State with a single match against Bryant University. UNH will return home for the second-annual Holly Young Invitational Sept. 18-19, where they will welcome in Arizona State, Wyoming as well as Harvard. The Wildcats will conclude non-conference play with a single match at Northeastern on Sept. 22 and weekend tournament at Providence College Sept. 25-26 with the Friars, Coppin State and St. Francis (N.Y.). UNH will open America East conference play on Friday, Oct. 2 as it plays host to Binghamton (7 p.m.) and continues at home with Albany on Sunday, Oct. 4 (1 p.m.). The Wildcats will once again be led by senior captain Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) for the second consecutive season, as she headlines an impressive list of setters returning to the program in 2009. Last season, she collected a team-high 645 assists, rounding out 2,653 assists for her career, a mark, second only to Associate Head Coach Stacy Barnett (3,977). In addition to Uitti, the ‘Cats will also be led junior captain and fellow setter Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.). Last year, Heldman emerged as a key element in the Wildcat lineup as she ranked second on the roster with a career-high 342 assists. In addition to her impressive assist output, Heldman also added 115 digs, 18 kills and 12 blocks in 2008. Newcomer Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Junior Setter Mich.) also looks to add depth for the ‘Cats as she will challenge both Sara Heldman Uitti and Heldman for a spot in the lineup. The Wildcats should be back on track defensively in 2009. Leading the way for the ‘Cats is senior captain Kelly Harte (East Rochester, N.H.) who had a breakout year in 2008 after posting a career-high 116 digs and 11 assists. One player who has emerged in as a defensive leader is junior defensive specialist Jayde Huxtable (St. Charles, Ill.), as she looks to become a mainstay in the Wildcat lineup. Huxtable proved her worth in 2008, tallying 100 digs and six assists. Joining the two upperclassmen is newcomer Jessie Schnepp (East Longmeadow, Mass.), who will look to challenge both Huxtable and Harte and make her mark in the lineup. Even with great depth and experience on defense, the Wildcats look to truly make their mark offensively as they return two America East All-Rookie selections and two America East All-Conference second team honoreess into the fold as well as their top six kill leaders from a year ago. Headlining this illustrious group in the middle is senior middle blocker Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.). Fogarty was impressive as she earned America East All-Conference second team honors after compiling 221 kills, a total which ranked second on the team. Paired with an impressive kills total, Fogarty had a .247 hitting percentage, a clip which ranked ninth in the conference. She also registered the second most blocks on the squad with 73, while also collecting 40 digs and 24 assists. Junior middle blocker Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.) also proved to be valued member of the Wildcat rotation as she notched the fifth highest kill total among all Wildcats with 111. She also totaled a career-high 96 blocks, a total that ranked sixth in the conference. Also looking to add depth to the Wildcat lineup in 2009 are red-shirt freshmen middle blockers Jessy Dick (Lethbridge, Alberta) and Starsha Tunstall (East Providence, R.I), both who look to challenge FogJunior arty and Elliott for playing time. Defensive Specialist Senior outside hitter Kirsten Bates (Calgary, Alberta) leads a talented and deep group of outside hitters. Bates, an America East All-Conference Jayde Huxtable second team selection, registered 345 kills, a total which ranked fourth in the conference. She also tallied the second-most digs among all Wildcats with 245, while notching 51 blocks and 24 assists. This season also holds great promise for a group of young outside hitters looking to make their mark in 2009. Also making a major splash in 2008 was sophomore outside hitter Pauline Acres (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), who earned an All-Rookie Conference selection after registering the third highest kill total on the team with 181. Kills aside, she also compiled 104 digs, 25 blocks and three assists. Another returning America East Conference All-Rookie selection is Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.), who just a year ago tallied the fourth best kill total on the squad with 169. Adding to her stellar freshman campaign, Laquerre compiled 41 digs along with notching 28 blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Amy Keding (Northbrook, Ill.) also looks to serve a valuable piece of the puzzle in 2009 as she is coming off a freshman season in which she notched 41 kills, 15 blocks and 14 digs, all which ranked third among Wildcat rookies. Junior Laura Yegge (Redlands, Calif.) will be looked on to provide depth in the Wildcat lineup as she looks to build upon a sophomore campaign in which she registered a career-high 28 kills, along with four blocks and two digs. Sophomore Taylor Dressing (Gillette, N.J.) also looks to serve as a valued role player this season, as she looks to make her mark in the Wildcat rotation. Overall, the Wildcats return two All-Rookie Conference selections and two All-Conference second team selections as they have their sights on the America East playoffs. However, with a plethora of young talent at the core of the proJunior gram, the ‘Cats look to set the bar that much higher as they work towards capturing their fourth America East Championship Middle Blocker and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

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www.UNHWildcats.com Head Coach Jill Hirschinger

HEAD COACH JILL HIRSCHINGER HIRSCHINGER YEAR-BY-YEAR

Jill Hirschinger, a four-time America East Coach of the Year, enters her 14th season as head coach of the University of New Hampshire volleyball program, marking her 31st season as a head volleyball coach. Hirschinger was named the head coach of the Wildcat 1979• 12-26-5 .337 volleyball program in the spring of 1996 by former athletic director Judy Ray, in the second 1980• 12-21-3 .375 season that UNH regained its varsity status. In her 14 years at UNH, she has become the program’s winningest coach and the first to surpass the 200-win milestone as she currently 1981• 25-16-2 .605 has 210 victories. Not to mention she has guided the Wildcats to 20-win seasons in six of the 1982• 16-14 .533 last 11 years. Hirschinger earned her 200th career win at UNH when the team captured a 3-1 1983• 14-13 .519 win over Southern Methodist University in the deciding match of the UNH Tournament on Sept. 15, 2007. 1984∞ 48-3 .941 Hirschinger has spent the past 30 seasons as a head coach at both the Division I 1985∞ 33-10 .767 and II levels. She has accumulated an impressive 626-429-10 overall record, owning a .592 1986∞ 33-7 .825 winning percentage. Hirschinger’s 626 career-coaching victories rank her 15th on the alltime active NCAA wins list. She reached the 600 win plateau in the second-to-last match of 1987∞ 40-9 .816 the regular season in 2006 with a 3-2 win over America East rival Binghamton on Nov. 11 at 1988∞ 19-18 .514 Lundholm Gym. She also coached a pair of All-American honorable mentions (Aly Coler and 1989∞ 30-7 .818 Beth Cole) during her tenure at UNH. Last season Hirschinger recruited a freshman class that included Pauline Acres, 1990∞ 36-6 .857 Jessy Dick, Taylor Dressing, Amy Keding, Lauren Laquerre and Starsha Tunstall. Acres and Laquerre both of which emerged as 1991∞ 24-17 .585 major contributors in the Wildcat lineup and were both named to the America East Conference All-Rookie team. Acres regis1992∞ 26-14 .650 tered the third highest kill total on the team with 181 kills, including an average of 1.97 kills per game. She also compiled 104 digs, 25 blocks and three assists. As for Laquerre, she ranked fourth on the roster in kills, posting a total of 169 with an average 1993∞ 18-16 .529 of 2.14 kills per game. She also compiled 41 digs in addition to notching 28 blocks. 1994∞ 10-25 .286 Five seasons ago, Hirschinger won the 2003 America East Coach of the Year after guiding the program to its sec1995∞ 13-19 .406 ond-straight conference championship with a 23-12 overall record and a 12-2 mark in conference play. UNH faced No. 1- and eventual national champion- Southern California in the team’s third appearance in the NCAA Tournament under Coach Hirsch- 1996¶ 6-26 .188 inger. 1997¶ 23-10 .697 In 2002, Hirschinger guided the ’Cats to a 23-11 overall record and the team earned its second America East title in 1998¶ 24-11 .685 school history, along with the second NCAA Tournament berth in UNH history. The Wildcats fell to Big Ten champion Minnesota in four games, becoming the first team in America East to win a game in the NCAA Tournament since the NCAA went to a 64- 1999¶ 24-12 .667 team format. 2000¶ 23-11 .676 In 1998, Hirschinger led UNH to a 24-11 overall record with a perfect 14-0 mark in America East action. The Wildcats 2001¶ 18-9 .667 had a banner season, defeating conference rival Hofstra for the school’s first-ever America East championship and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament against nationally ranked University of Arkansas. The Wildcats tallied the second-most wins in 2002¶ 23-11 .676 school history with 24 (26 in 1980). Hirschinger also earned America East Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, while 2003¶ 23-12 .657 several players garnered all-conference awards. She also guided the ‘Cats to a school-record 14 consecutive wins in 1998. 2004¶ 9-20 .310 Hirschinger took over the Wildcat program in 1996, when the team was in just its second year at the Division I varsity level since 1984. She led the young team to a 6-26 overall record, which included victories in four of the Wildcats’ final six 2005¶ 7-20 .259 matches. 2006¶ 11-16 .407 Hirschinger recorded her 500th career coaching victory Oct. 15, 2000 vs. Drexel and she posted her 100th career vic2007¶ 19-9 .678 tory at UNH on Nov. 18, 2000 vs. Northeastern in the America East semifinal match. She was appointed to the 17-member AVCA Board of Directors in May of 2005. Hirschinger also serves as Chair for the AVCA All- 2008¶ 7-21 .250 America committees. Hirschinger will serve on the regional ranking advisory committee for the NCAA. She served three years TOTALS 626-429-10 .592 as the Senior Women’s Administrator in UNH’s Athletic Department from 2001-2004. Before coming to Durham, Hirschinger spent the previous 12 seasons at Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, • at Drake University Mich. Hirschinger registered 11 winning seasons and ended her stay at Ferris as the winningest coach in Bulldog history with a ∞ at Ferris State University 330-151 (.686) overall record. She led FSU to seven Division II postseason playoff appearances and recorded a milestone 400th ¶ at UNH victory in that span. Hirschinger was named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (GLIAC) on four occasions, regional Coach of the Year three times, and led the Bulldogs to an NCAA Final Four appearance in 1987 and Elite Eight appearance in 1989. She also coached nine All-Americans and two academic All-Americans while coaching the Bulldogs. Hirschinger also owns the NCAA record with 46 consecutive wins, while at FSU. In addition to her coaching duties at Ferris State, Hirschinger served as an Assistant Athletic Director and was in charge of NCAA compliance at the school. She was a member of the NCAA Division II ACTIVE NCAA VICTORIES LIST national volleyball committee, and also served on the All-America and National Golf Committees. Hirsch Coach, School Yrs. Wins inger was inducted into the FSU Athletic Hall of Fame in the summer of 2008. 1. Andy Banachowski, UCLA 39 1,082 Prior to her arrival at Ferris State, Hirschinger began her collegiate volleyball coaching career 2. Dave Shoji, Hawaii 34 984 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. During her five-year stint at Drake, she guided the NCAA Divi3. Russ Rose, Penn State 30 963 sion I program to two appearances at the U.S. Volleyball Association’s National Tournament and an Iowa Division I state title. She compiled a 79-90-10 (.469) record during her tenure at Drake. 4. Mike Hebert, Minnesota 32 838 A 1979 graduate of Utah State Uni5. Kathy Gregory, UC Santa Barbara 34 809 versity, Hirschinger compiled an impressive 6. Mick Haley, Southern California 24 726 athletic resume during her collegiate career, 7. Sue Gozansky, UC Riverside 38 680 excelling in volleyball, garnering all-conference, 8. John Dunning, Stanford 23 676 all-region and team captain recognition while 9. Karen Chisum, Texas State 28 675 helping the Aggies claim the AIAW Division I 10. Mary Wise, Florida 21 659 national championship and Collegiate Clas Bill Walton, Houston 27 659 sic North America Cup championship in 1978. 12. Brian Gimmillaro, Long Beach State 23 656 Hirschinger was also a standout in track and field, 12. Bob Bertucci, Temple 29 647 qualifying nationally (1976-79) in the javelin and 14. Matt Peck, Middle Tennessee 25 632 placing 10th in 1977. She received her Bachelor 15. Jill Hirschinger, New Hampshire 30 626 of Science Degree in Physical Education at Utah State. In the winter of 2008, Hirschinger and the rest of the 1978 National Championship team were inducted into the Utah State Athletic Hall of Fame. Born in West Allis, Wis., Hirschinger graduated from West Allis Central High School and attended New Mexico State University for one year. A two-sport athlete at New Mexico State, she led her team to a 10th-place finish at the National Volleyball Championships in 1975.

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2009 Wildcat Volleyball

Associate Head Coach Stacy Barnett Stacy Barnett enters her fifth season at UNH and her second season in which she has served as Associate Head Coach. Barnett was promoted to her current position after serving three seasons as the top assistant coach with the Wildcat volleyball program. She returned to her alma mater after a successful playing career (1997-2000) as the starting setter on the school’s first America East title-winning team in 1998 and was also a part of the Wildcat coaching staff that won the 2002 America East Championship. Barnett plays an integral part in the day-to-day operations of the program with a strong work ethic and a competitive edge to help UNH get to the next level. Barnett is primarily responsible for assisting Coach Hirschinger as the team’s recruiting coordinator, coaching the Wildcat setters, developing the ‘Cats offensive systems and working with the players on skill development and technical training. Over the past three seasons, she coached Kate Uitti who was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and sits second in career assists at UNH behind only Barnett herself. Barnett is also active nationally as she serves on the assistant coaches’ committee for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), Prior to UNH, Barnett served as the graduate assistant coach at the University of Delaware for two seasons under head coach Bonnie Kenny. In her second year at Delaware, Barnett helped the team to its first appearance at the Colonial Athletic Conference Championships in school history. Barnett has also coached with the Seacoast Junior Olympic Volleyball Program for seven years (1999-2006) and now sits on the board of directors. While at UNH, Barnett was the starting setter in three of her four years in Durham and she helped guide the team to the school’s first ever America East championship and NCAA appearance in 1998. During her playing tenure in Durham, the Wildcats appeared in the America East Championship match all four years. Barnett was named to the America East All-Conference Team in 1998, 1999 and 2000. She captained the Wildcats in 1998 and 2000, received the Coaches’ Award in 1997 and was part of the best four-year record in program history. Barnett earned Most Valuable Player at the 2000 annual team awards banquet. Barnett, who graduated from UNH in 2001 with a B.A. degree in Communications, was the first player in school history to post 3,000 assists and the third player in the 1,000-dig club. Barnett completed her Master’s Degree in Education from Delaware with an emphasis in Leadership in the fall of 2006. Her 3,977 career assists still stand as a school record and she also holds the top two single-season assists marks with 1,350 in 2000 and 1,291 in 1999. Barnett, a native of Crystal Lake, Ill., played club volleyball for Sky High and was MVP of the Tampa Bay National Qualifier tournament in 1996 and 1997. Hirschinger about Barnett: “Stacy has made an impact since returning to UNH volleyball. As the recruiting coordinator, we have had great success in our recruiting classes. She has a good eye for not just recruiting good players but good players with heart and attitude. Responsible of the setters she really demands a lot from them, not just as setter, but being masters of ‘how to beat the game.’ There is so much more to setting that Stacy takes to another level.”

ASSISTANT COACH ERIN WALKER Erin Walker enters her second season as a assistant for the Wildcat volleyball program. She returned to her alma mater after a successful playing career in which she helped guide the Wildcats to two-straight America East championships (2002, 2003) and a pair of NCAA appearances. Walker is primarily responsible for assisting Barnett and Hirschinger with recruiting, videotape exchange, statistical breakdown and focusing on offensive aspects of the Wildcats’ system. She is also responsible for helping organize and conduct daily practices and coaching the Wildcat hitters and blockers. Walker is enrolled in graduate school at UNH, majoring in kinesiology. A two-time captain, Walker left the program as one of the top hitters in history. She finished her career ranked third in kills with 1,280, eighth in blocks with 207 and third in attack attempts with 3,524. Walker’s 431 kills in 2003 was the fifth-best single-season mark in UNH history. Walker’s sister Jen played for the Wildcats from 1997-2000 and was part of UNH’s first America East championship in 1998. Jen Walker is the program’s career leader in blocks (513). Prior to joining the Wildcat staff, Walker played professional volleyball with SWE Volley-Team in Erfurt, Germany after being picked up in an international tour. A native of Fulton, N.Y., Walker was an America East All-Conference honorable mention in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Walker was the team’s Most Valuable Player award winner during her senior season in 2005. Walker graduated from UNH in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Sociology. Hirschinger about Walker: “I am very excited and proud to have Erin Walker as a member of the volleyball staff. We create a family atmosphere at UNH and it is such a compliment to UNH when an alumni wants to come back and coach. She will bring valuable experience from her days playing professionally in Europe. Erin has a passion for volleyball and UNH. It will be a great fit having her back.



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Strength and Conditioning Coach John Ciani John Ciani is entering his eighth year directing the strength and conditioning program for the UNH volleyball program. He received his Bachelorate degree in Psychology from Long Beach State and worked on his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science at the University of North Dakota. Ciani, a native of the San Diego, Calif. area, came to UNH after a stint as Assistant Strength Coach at the University of North Dakota. During his tenure at UND, Coach Ciani worked primarily with the 2001 Division II national championship football team, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams. In 2000, Ciani began his career in Strength and Conditioning at Long Beach State as a graduate assistant working with the perennial national power The 10’ Club women’s volleyball team, where he trained many All-American and national team-level volleyball players, including Misty May. ~ Jumps of 10 feet or higher ~ 1. Emmy Blouin 10’4” (2003-07) Coach Ciani is very passionate about his commitment to Volleyball Strength 2. Justine Elliott 10’2” (2007-present) and Conditioning. He has taken his wide range of experiences to come up with Lauren Laquerre 10’2” (2008 -present) very distinct volleyball-specific training philosophies. In conjunction with the Starsha Tunstall 10’2” (2008-present) coaching staff, Coach Ciani develops individualized training programs depend5. Lindsay Fogarty 10’1.5” (2006 -present) ing on the athlete’s initial evaluation, experience level, and current athletic ability. 6. Erin Walker 10’0” (2001-05) Under Ciani’s program, improvement is not based on how much weight is on the bar or how high an athlete can jump, but rather the health of the player and their performance on the court. The volleyball strength and conditioning program created by Ciani utilizes all facets of training, from basic strength training and Olympic Weightlifting to simple conditioning and volleyball-specific conditioning that enhances the athlete’s abilities during competition. No single training style dominates the program; Ciani uses a combination of all training techniques for the total development of the volleyball player. When asked about UNH volleyball, Ciani said, ”UNH volleyball’s commitment to strength and conditioning is second to none because of their high level of intensity, effort, and innate desire to be better than anyone else.” In addition, Ciani said, “Volleyball athletes have to be able to produce, absorb, and distribute an immense amount of power and to do this they have to physically and mentally be at their best.” In response to Ciani’s training program and coaching style, former volleyball player and member of the 1,000-kill club, Emmy Blouin, comments,“Ciani creates an incredible atmosphere that encourages a strong focus on technique and form, but also brings an intensity and enthusiasm that is unrivaled. The team really looks forward to working with him because of his dedication to personalizing each program to the play er and his eagerness for our success.”

ATHLETIC TRAINING Athletic Training at the University consists of five full-time athletic trainers, one part-time athletic trainer  and two full-time interns. In addition to Jon Dana, the head athletic trainers are Renee Kleszczynski, Cindy Michaud, Glenn Riefenstahl, Dan Sedory and Barbara Hemphill. Sedory also serves as the Athletic Training Curriculum Coordinator. Students from Sedory’s program assist the Certified Athletic Trainers in all aspects of team coverage, applying lessons learned in the classroom through hands-on experience. The University has two athletic training rooms in use, one at the Whittemore Center Arena, which primarily serves the Wildcat hockey, field hockey and lacrosse teams, and one in the Field House, which is the headquarters of UNH Athletic Training and for the Wildcat volleyball program. All of the athletic training facilities utilize the currently available modalities, including muscle stimulators, ultrasound, heat, cryotherapy and hydrotherapy. The athletic training rooms also serve as the primary site for all post-injury rehabilitation.

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2009 Wildcat Volleyball

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Liz McAllister will be entering her seventh year with UNH Athletics and the Wildcat volleyball team. She is primarily responsible for daily operations, including assisting the coaching staff with recruiting, team travel and fundraising. McAllister is an integral part of the volleyball program and provides a wealth of experience in an administrative capacity. The volleyball team honored McAllister by naming her the 2007 winner of the Karl Van Asselt Assist Award for her service to the program. McAllister came to the UNH Foundation in 2000, working in Athletic Fundraising and went on to spend a year with Presidential Events and Programs. Liz McAllister She is originally from Westwood, Mass., and now resides in Rochester and Alton Bay, N.H. She has a background in nursing and also holds a degree in Paralegal Studies from McIntosh College.

MEDIA RELATIONS

Tom Wilkins, the Associate Director of Media Relations, enters his third season with the Wildcats as the primary contact for Wildcat volleyball. He served as an athletic media relations assistant with UNH in 2003-04 and comes to UNH after serving as Director of Communications for the America East conference. Prior to his work at America East, he served as Assistant Sports Information Director for two years at Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Conn.). While there, he served as the primary contact for the Bobcats’ volleyball, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, baseball and golf teams. During his first stint with UNH, Wilkins worked as the primary contact for men’s soccer and men’s basketball, and assisted with various other sports. A native of Pelham, N.H., Wilkins is a 2003 graduate of Assumption College (Worcester, Mass.), cum laude with a Bachelor Tom Wilkins of Arts Degree in Communications and History. In 2006, Wilkins earned his Master’s Degree in Interactive Communication at Quinnipiac. Most recently, the volleyball program honored Wilkins as he was awarded the 2008 Karl Van Asselt Assist Award for his work with the program. The Director of Athletic Media Relations is Scott Stapin, a 1989 graduate of Northeastern. Stapin worked for six years as the assistant at Cornell University before joining the Wildcat program in the summer of 1996. The primary responsibility of the Athletic Media Relations Office is to promote the 20 varsity sports at UNH. Included in this responsibility is the coordination of relations with media members, the promotion of student-athletes for academic and athletic achievement awards, the production of recruiting and media guides and the maintenance of team and individual statistics.

ACADEMIC SERVICES

The University of New Hampshire is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete’s ability to achieve academic excellence. Realizing the time commitment the athletes give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that are available to all student-athletes. Serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support is Joanne Maldari, a 1990 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. Maldari holds a B.A. in Psychology-Premedical and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Counseling from Springfield College in 1993. Assisting with her duties and with student-athlete tutoring is Cathy Leach. Leach is the primary contact for the volleyball program. Leach assists Maldari and enters her seventh year of working directly with the volleyball student-athletes. Leach Cathy Leach was the Women’s Sports Information Director at UNH from 1985-1988 and served as interim Women’s Athletic Director in the 1989-1990 season before working in the admissions department from 1990-2001. Leach graduated from Springfield College.

LIFE SKILLS

UNH Athletics strongly advocates that, “Sport for sport sake is irrelevant, but sport to teach life values is sacred”- Olympian Billy Mills.The UNH Life Skills Program hopes to embody the meaning of this quote and complement the power of the athletic experience by challenging and educating student-athletes in life areas beyond the realm of athletics. The UNH Life Skills Program focuses on the following highlighted commitment areas: The Personal Development, Hazing Prevention Education, Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Programming (SHARPP), and Diversity/Inclusion Education.These are a few of the programs provided to student-athletes to actively educate/engage and empower them. The ‘Cats in the Community program is considered a critical component of the UNH athletic experience. This Community Service commitment area builds character through volunteerism and servant leadership; it also reminds student-athletes of the responsibility of being a role model and leader. Leadership Cathy Coakley is addressed in seminars in the student-athletes’ second and fourth years to help them evaluate their leadership style. In 2008, the volleyball program was involved in several community projects including: volunteering with New Hampshire Special Olympic basketball & volleyball, Somersworth Girls Scouts, New Heights Volleyball Camp, reading to Hampton Academy sixth graders, and hosting events such as ‘Dig For the Cure’ and Kids Club Clinics. Coakley spearheads a comprehensive educational program to enhance the personal development and welfare of UNH’s student- athletes. Coakley has an extensive career in both athletics and higher education.Most recently, she was an instructor in the sports marketing department and the coordinator of practicum and internships at James Madison University. She had similar responsibilities while at Northeastern University, as assistant women’s basketball coach. She also served as a sports marketing instructor and assistant field hockey coach at James Madison University from 2005-08 and helped guide the Dukes to a CAA field hockey championship in 2006. Prior to her tenure at JMU, Coakley worked in collegiate basketball. She started her collegiate coaching career at UNH as an assistant under Cecelia DeMarco from 1977-79. She moved on to become head coach at Fordham University from 1979-84 and served as an assistant under Joy Malchodi at Northeastern University from 1996-2000.Coakley earned her bachelor of arts in earth science and her master of arts in education administration at UNH.



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THE 2009 WILDCATS

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VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

Numerical Roster No. 2 3 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20

Name Jayde Huxtable Sara Heldman (C) Lauren Laquerre Kelly Harte (C) Taylor Dressing Starsha Tunstall Pauline Acres Kate Uitti (C) Laura Yegge Kirsten Bates Jessie Schnepp Lindsay Fogarty Amy Keding Jessy Dick Justine Elliott Jansan Falcusan

Pos. DS/L S/L OH DS/L OH MB OH S OH OH DS/L MB OH MB MB S

Cl. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Fr.-R So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr.-R Jr. Fr.

Ht. 5-6 5-9 5-9 5-5 6-1 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-7 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-1 5-10

Hometown/High School St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove Concord, N.H./Concord East Rochester, N.H./Spaulding Gillette, N.J./Watchung Hills East Providence, R.I./East Providence Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney Redlands, Calif./Redlands Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Carroll East Longmeadow, Mass./East Longmeadow Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North Lethbridge, Alberta/Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Mitchellville, Md./St. John’s College Plymouth, Mich./Plymouth-Salem

Head Coach: Associate Head Coach: Assistant Coach:

Jill Hirschinger (Utah State, ‘79, 14th season) Stacy Barnett (New Hampshire, ‘01, Fifth Season) Erin Walker (New Hampshire, ‘05, Second Season)

Alphabetical Roster No. 10 13 17 7 18 20 15 6 3 2 16 5 14 9 11 12



Name Pauline Acres Kirsten Bates Jessy Dick Taylor Dressing Justine Elliott Jansan Falcusan Lindsay Fogarty Kelly Harte (C) Sara Heldman (C) Jayde Huxtable Amy Keding Lauren Laquerre Jessie Schnepp Starsha Tunstall Kate Uitti (C) Laura Yegge

Pos. OH OH MB OH MB S MB DS/L S/L DS/L OH OH DS/L MB S OH

Cl. So. Sr. Fr.-R So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr.-R Sr. Jr.

Ht. 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-3 5-5 5-9 5-6 5-11 5-9 5-7 5-10 5-10 5-10

Hometown/High School Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Carroll Lethbridge, Alberta/Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Gillette, N.J./Watchung Hills Mitchellville, Md./St. John’s College Plymouth, Mich./Plymouth-Salem Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley East Rochester, N.H./Spaulding Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North Concord, N.H./Concord East Longmeadow, Mass./East Longmeadow East Providence, R.I./East Providence Pinckney, Mich./Pinckney Redlands, Calif./Redlands

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PLAYER PROFILES

Kirsten Bates Senior ~ Outside Hitter - 6-0 Calgary, Alberta Bishop Carroll High School

13

2008 ~ An America East All-Conference second team selection, Bates played in 104 games and 28 matches, including 27 match starts… Registered a team-high 345 kills, a total which ranked fourth in the America East Conference… Finished the season with an average of 3.32 kills per game... Tallied the second-most digs on the roster with 245, with an average of 2.36 per game… Also notched 51 blocks and 24 assists… Tallied double-digit kills 19 times… Had five 20-plus kill efforts… Compiled a season-high 21 kills twice, once against Harvard on Sept. 30 and the other against UMBC on Nov. 2… Registered double-digit digs 13 times, including a season-high 16 against rival Maine on Oct. 24… Bates earned America East Player of Week honors on Sept. 15 for her performance in the previous week when she totaled 56 kills, including 20 kills against Rhode Island on Sept. 12… Bates was selected to the America East All-Academic team for the third-straight season and was a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll... Bates was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and earned the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award at the year-end banquet. 2007 ~ Bates, a two-time member of the America East All-Academic team, was an America East All-Conference First Team honoree and America East Player of the Week (Nov. 12)... Bates was a well-balanced threat for the Wildcats ranking in the top 10 in the conference in kills (6th - 3.55 kpg) and aces (10th - 0.38 apg) and was among the team leaders in blocks and hitting percentage... Bates recorded 348 kills, which ranked second on the ‘Cats’ roster, while also adding 36 aces, 262 digs and 68 blocks... Bates had a career-high 28 kills Oct. 5 against Albany and had the team’s best kill marks for 3- and 4-game matches with 20 kills Nov. 11 against Albany and 20 kills in a 3-0 win over Southern Methodist on Sept. 15... She had a career-high six blocks Aug. 24 at Colgate and supassed a career-high with four service aces Oct. 14 against Hartford... Bates, an America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree (3.5+ GPA), earned the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award, given annually to the Wildcat with the highest GPA on the team. 2006 ~ Bates played in 25 matches and 87 games in her freshman season starting in 20 matches...She started the season at middle blocker and made an immediate impact transitioning to right side hitter for the majority of the conference schedule...Bates recorded 145 kills, which ranked fourth on the ‘Cats’ roster, while also adding 28 aces, 126 digs and 53 blocks...She was one of a league-record four Wildcats named to the America East All-Rookie Team...Had three kills in her first collegiate apperance vs. St. John’s on Aug. 25 at the Fairfield Tournament...Notched a career-high 17 kills on Oct. 13 at UMBC and a career-high 17 digs on two occasions; Oct. 28 at Albany and Nov. 11 vs. Binghamtonon...Had 10+ kills in eight of the final 11 matches of the season...Bates recorded 27 kills in the first 14 matches of the season and finished the year with 118 kills in her final 11 matches...Bates earned America East Rookie of the Week honors on Oct. 16...She was one of eight Wildcats named to the America East Academic Honor Roll and was one of three ‘Cats to earn the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll distinction. Before UNH ~ Bates played for Maureen Thorne at Bishop Carroll High School and played club for Canuck Stuff Volleyball Club and Maximum Beach Club, where her team finished third at Nationals in 2004… She was selected to the Alberta Team 2004, Canada Prospects Team 2005, and chosen for the Elite Canadian Beach Camp 2006. Personal ~ Born March 25, 1988 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada… Daughter of Paul and Sheena Bates… Is majoring in communications.

B AT E S ’ C A R E E R S TAT S YEAR 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

MP 25 27 28 80

GP K PCT. 87 145 .124 98 348 .221 104 345 .206 289 838 .196

A 22 21 24 67

SA 28 36 19 83

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DG 126 262 245 633

BLK 53 68 51 172




PLAYER PROFILES

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

Lindsay Fogarty

15

Senior - Middle Blocker - 6-3 Pleasanton, California Amador Valley High School

2008 ~ An America East All-Conference second team selection, Fogarty played in 105 games and 28 matches, including 25 match starts… Ranked second on the Wildcats with 221 kills, good for an average of 2.10 kills per game… In addition, she registered the second-most blocks on the team with 73… Ranked ninth in the America East Conference in hitting percentage with a clip of .247 for the season… She also finished the year with 40 digs and 24 assists… Tallied a season-best 18 kills against UMBC on Nov. 2… Reached double-digit kills nine times. 2007 ~ Fogarty was tied for the team lead as she played in all 28 matches... She ranked second on the team in games played, missing just one game during the 2007 season... Fogarty posted a career-high 212 kills and 85 blocks... Her 85 blocks were second-most on the team, while her 212 kills were fourth-best... In addition, Fogarty notched career bests with 29 assists, 32 service aces and 44 digs... Fogarty’s .285 hitting percentage was second-best on the team and ranked seventh in America East... She had a team-best single-game hitting percentage at .586 Oct. 28 against Binghamtonon... Fogarty tallied a careerhigh six blocks on two different occasions, once Oct. 28 against Binghamtonon and Oct. 8 against Maine... She tallied four aces Sept. 15 against Syracuse to help lift the Wildcats to a dramatic 3-2 win over the Orange and propelled UNH to a win at the UNH tournament. 2006 ~ Fogarty had a solid freshman season at middle blocker playing in 21 matches and 79 games, starting in 18 of UNH’s 27 matches...She posted 37 digs and 74 blocks (15s, 59a), as UNH’s second leading blocker...Fogarty also ranked fifth on the team in kills with 88, while her .265 hitting percentage was a team best...She was one of four first-year players named to the America East All-Rookie Team...Fogarty’s 0.95 blocks per game was the fourth-best average among America East players...In conference play, she ranked eighth with 0.80 blocks per game...Recorded a careerhigh 11 kills on Oct. 28 at Albany and tallied a career-high seven blocks on Sept. 26 at Dartmouth and Oct. 28 at Albany...Totaled at least one block in 18 of 21 matches, which included 13 matches with three or more blocks and six matches with 5+ blocks...Also tallied nine kills on Sept. 16 vs. IPFW and eight kills at Stony Brook on Oct. 1. Before UNH ~ Fogarty played for Rick Cortez at Amador Valley High School and for Norcal and Yahoo Volleyball Clubs…She was named East Bay Athletic League All-League 1st Team in 2004 and 2005 and was selected to the All Amador Sports Team in 2005, honoring elite talented athletes from a variety of sports. Personal ~ Born March 26, 1988 in Livermore, Calif. …Daughter of Ted and Sharon Fogarty… Is majoring in communications.

F O G A R T Y ’ S C A R E E R S TAT S YEAR 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

10

MP 21 28 28 77

GP K PCT. 79 88 .265 103 212 .285 105 221 .250 287 521 .267

A 21 29 24 74

SA 22 32 21 75

DG 37 44 40 121

BLK 74 85 73 232

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K e ll y H a r t e Senior ~ Defensive Specialist ~ 5-5 East Rochester, New Hampshire Spaulding High School TRI-CAPTAIN

2008 ~ Harte appeared in 81 games and 26 matches for the Wildcats during the 2008 season… She posted a career-high 116 digs, along with a 1.43 digs per game average… She also added 11 assists… Harte surpassed her previous career-high on six digs in a game twice as she posted 11 against Evansville on Sept. 13 and 12 against Harvard on Sept. 30… Harte also served up 12 aces and was one of Hirschinger’s most reliable servers. 2007 ~ Harte played in five matches and nine games for the Wildcats, posting six digs... She tallied a season-high four digs Sept. 14 against Holy Cross... Harte missed much of the 2007 season due to injury. 2006 ~ Harte played in 15 matches and 26 games in a reserve role for the Wildcats posting 30 digs in her freshman season...Had three digs in her first collegiate match on Aug. 25 vs. St. John’s in the Fairfield Tournament...Notched a career-high six digs on Sept. 2 vs. Siena in the Syracuse Tournament...Harte tallied a dig in nine of the first 11 matches that she played in. Before UNH ~ Harte played for Steve McEntire at Spaulding High School, where she led her team to the Class L semifinals three years in a row… Played club for Seacoast Volleyball Club and New England High Performance Team…Was an All-State NH Class L selection in 2003, 2004, 2005 and selected to the RI Blast Invitational All-Tournament Team in 2005…Was named Foster’s Daily Democrat Player of the Year and NHIAA Class L Player of the Year in her senior season. Personal ~ Born Oct. 2, 1987 in Rochester, N.H.…Daughter of Kevin and Colleen Harte…Is majoring in history...Sisters Cori and Caitlin played volleyball at Slippery Rock University and UMass-Lowell, respectively.

H A R T E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT S YEAR 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

MP 15 5 26 46

GP 26 9 81 116

K PCT. 0 -.200 0 .000 0 .000 0 -.077

A 3 0 11 14

SA 4 0 12 16

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DG 30 6 116 152

BLK 0 0 2 2

11


2009 Wildcat Volleyball

PLAYER PROFILES

Kate Uitti Senior - Setter - 5-10 Pinckney, Michigan~Pinckney High School TRI-CAPTAIN

11

2008 ~ Uitti served as the team’s captain for the second consecutive season… Uitti climbed up the all-time assist leaders list as she collected a team-high 645 assists, improving to 2,653 career assists… Led the team in assists per game with 7.87… Ranked sixth in the America East Conference in total assists… Uitti played in 82 games and 24 matches, including 17 starts… Compiled the third-best dig total on the team with 144, while tallying 20 kills and 17 blocks… Had two 50-plus assists efforts, 51 against UMBC on Nov. 2 and a season-high 52 assists against rival Maine in a 3-2 win on Oct. 26… Uitti was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better. 2007 ~ Uitti, who served as a tri-captain during the 2007 season, improved on a standout freshman season with an impressive sophomore campaign... An America East All-Conference Second Team selection, she registered a career-high 1,139 assists, a total that ranks fifth all-time in single-season campaigns at UNH... Uitti, a three-time America East Setter of the Week (Sept. 4, 17 & Oct. 22), ranked second in the conference in assists at 11.8 apg... Uitti had five 60-plus assist efforts during the year, including a career-high 78 assists in a dramatic 3-2 win over Syracuse on Sept. 15 at the UNH Tournament... Uitti tallied career highs in kills with 60, hitting percentage at .221, aces with 28, digs with 203 and blocks with 44 during the 2007 season...Her impressive season adds to her stellar career as she now ranks second all-time in career assists with a total of 2,008... Uitti was also an America East Academic Honor Roll member for the second-straight year. 2006 ~ Uitti was the Wildcats’ starting setter playing in 24 matches and 83 games starting in 19 matches for the team...She registered 852 assists, 40 kills, 197 digs and 29 blocks...She was an America East Second Team All-Conference selection and she was a one of four Wildcats on the America East All-Rookie Team...Uitti ranked fourth among America East setters with 10.27 assists per game, while her 11.41 assists per game in league play was also fourth best...She registered a season-high 68 assists on Nov. 11 vs. Binghamtonon at Lundholm Gym...Uitti totaled 40+ assists 11 times and had 50+ assists on six occasions... Uitti amassed 10+ digs in 10 matches, which included a career-high 17 digs on Nov. 5 vs. Maine...Uitti had 28 assists and 13 digs in her first collegiate match vs. St. John’s on Aug. 25 at the Fairfield Tournament...She earned America East Setter of the Week honors on Oct. 9 and she was the America East Rookie of the Week on Nov. 6...Uitti was honored for her efforts in the classroom and was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll in the spring. Before UNH ~ Uitti played for Janet Hinz at Pinckney High School and played club for Eastern Volleyball Academy, where she helped her team qualify for the 2005 Junior Olympic Nationals…She was named MVP on her 17-1 team at Eastern Volleyball Academy and at the Central Michigan University Team Camp in 2005…Was selected to the KVC 1st Team in 2005… Named University of Michigan All-Tournament Team, All-Region, and Second Team Kensington Valley Conference in 2004, and Honorable Mention KVC in 2003… She also lettered in track, basketball and cross country at Pinckney High School. Personal ~ Born Feb. 2, 1988 in Ann Arbor, Mich.…Daughter of Stan Uitti and Robyn Acker…Is majoring in communications.

U I T T I ’ S CA R E E R S TAT S YEAR 2006 2007 2008 TOTALS

12

MP 24 28 24 76

GP K PCT. A 83 40 .121 852 98 60 .221 1156 82 20 .062 645 263 120 .151 2,653

SA 14 28 18 60

DG 197 203 144 544

BLK 29 44 17 90

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Sara Heldman Junior ~ Setter/Defensive Specialist ~ 5-9 Greenwood, Indiana Center Grove High School TRI-CAPTAIN

3

2008 ~ Heldman split time as the starting setter as a sophomore… She played a key in the Wildcat lineup appearing in 20 matches and 55 games, including 11 match starts… She ranked second among all Wildcats with a career-high 342 assists, for an average of 6.22 per game…In addition, she also added 115 digs, 18 kills and 12 blocks… She reached double-digit digs in four matches, including a 3-1 win over Seton Hall on Sept. 13 and a 3-0 win over Dartmouth College on Sept. 16… In that same win over the Big Green, she posted a season-high 32 assists… Heldman was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better. 2007 ~ Heldman competed and split time as the setter in 2007... She saw the most time of any freshman as she appeared in 24 matches and 98 games with 147 assists and 205 digs...In addition to her role as setter, Heldman was also a defensive specialist and was one of four Wildcats to have 200-plus digs during the 2007 season... Heldman also had 11 kills, 20 aces and a block... She had a career-high 19 digs Oct. 8 against Maine and set a career-high with 46 assists Nov. 11 against Albany. Before UNH ~ Heldman played for Center Grove High School under coach Deb McClurg...She posted 1073 assists and 226 digs in her career with the Trojans in 108 games...Heldman was an All-County honoree in 2005, a All-Indy South team and a All-MIC Conference player in 2006...She also played club volleyball for Team Indiana and Circle City...Heldman’s club team was ranked in the Top 10 nationally her senior year. YEAR MP GP K PCT. A SA DG BLK 2007 28 98 11 .060 147 20 205 1 Personal ~ Born May 19, 1989 in Beech Grove, Ind.…Daughter of 2008 20 55 18 .101 342 9 115 12 Greg and Beth Heldman…Is majoring in exercise science. TOTALS 48 153 29 .084 489 29 320 13

H E L D M A N ’ S C A R E E R S TAT S

J a y d e H u x t a bl e Junior ~ Defensive Specialist ~ 5-6 St. Charles, Illinois St. Charles North High School

2

2008 ~ Huxtable appeared in 21 matches and 66 games, including eight starts… She once again served as a valued role player in the Wildcat lineup with 100 digs, 12 service aces and six assists… She set a career-high in digs with 14 on Sept. 16 against Dartmouth in a 3-0 win over the Big Green. 2007 ~ Huxtable saw significant action as a freshman, appearing in 25 matches and 65 games for the Wildcats during her rookie campaign... Serving a valuable role for the Wildcats, Huxtable set solid benchmarks with 89 digs, five assists and four kills... She had a careerhigh 13 digs Oct. 26 in a critical win over America East foe UMBC. Before UNH ~ Huxtable attended St. Charles North High School and played for coach Lindsey Trudell...She also played for Club Fusion Volleyball...Huxtable was a All-Academic All-Conference honoree in 2006 and 2007, while she was an All-State Honorable Mention selection in those same seasons...She was a member of several playoff teams including her 17 and under Junior Olympic team’s second place finish in the open division at Nationals in 2005...Also, MP GP K PCT. A SA DG BLK in 2005 and 2006 they were champions of a National Qualifier...Her YEAR 25 65 2 .500 5 0 89 0 high school team went to the sweet sixteen in 2005 and 2006 in the 2007 2008 21 66 0 -.375 6 12 100 0 State of Illinois. TOTALS 46 131 2 -.083 11 12 189 0 Personal ~ Born June 26, 1989 in Kansas City, Kan.…Daughter of Jeff and Jacquie Huxtable…Is majoring in journalism.

H U X TA B L E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT S

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13


PLAYER PROFILES

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

J u s t i n e E ll i o t t Junior~ Middle Blocker ~ 6-1 Mitchellville, Maryland St. John’s College High School

18

2008 ~ Elliott played in a team-high 105 games and 28 matches including 26 starts during her sophomore season… Notched the fifth highest kill total among all Wildcats totaling 111… In addition, she totaled a careerhigh 96 blocks for an average of 0.91 blocks per game, which ranked sixth in the America East Conference… Also from compiling impressive kill and block totals, Elliott also finished the season with 17 digs… Notched a career-high nine kills in a 3-0 win against Dartmouth College on Sept. 16… Tallied a career-high seven blocks twice, once against Evansville on Sept. 13 and the other against Binghamton on Nov. 15. 2007 ~ Elliott appeared in seven matches and 12 games in a reserved role in 2007. .. She posted a career-high four kills, four blocks and .375 hitting percentage Aug. 25 against Niagara... Elliott had nine kills, eight blocks and one dig during the year... Elliott missed a good portion of the season due to injury. Before UNH ~ Elliott, a 6-1 middle blocker, played under coach Bill Pribac at St. John’s College High School and was a member of the Metro American Volleyball Club (MAVBC)...In 2006-07, Elliott recorded 411 digs, 244 kills, 86 blocks and 59 service aces in her senior year... She totaled 301 kills, 139 blocks and 73 aces in 05-06...In 2006, Elliott was named to the Washington Catholic Athletic All-Conference Team (WCAC) for her efforts during her junior year and was on the All-Tournament Team in 2007...She was named Most Valuable Player of the 16 Travel MAVBC in 2006. YEAR MP GP K PCT. A SA DG BLK 2007 7 12 9 .227 0 0 1 8 Personal ~ Born Oct. 11, 1989 in Washington, D.C.…Daughter of 2008 28 105 111 .142 21 0 17 96 Carl and Shelley Elliott…Is majoring is journalism. TOTALS 35 117 120 .147 21 0 18 104

E L L I OT T ’ S C A R E E R S TAT S

Laura Yegge Junior~ Outside Hitter ~ 5-10 Redlands, California Redlands High School

12

2008 ~ Yegge played in 16 games and eight matches, including one start… She registered a career-high 28 kills, along with four blocks and two digs… Tallied a career-high nine kills against Murray State on Aug. 30… Yegge was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better. 2007 ~ Yegge played in seven matches and 10 games during the 2007 campaign... She notched a career-high six kills Sept. 15 against Holy Cross in the opening round of the UNH Tournament. Before UNH ~ Yegge played at Redlands High School for coach Luis Chanure and played for three different clubs teams including Rancho Valley for three years and Tiger and Club West for one season apiece...She was a member of the Redlands High team that made the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs in 2005 and 2006, while they went on to win the Citrus Belt League title in 2006...Yegge posted 78 kills and 83 digs in her senior year, which included a 1.77 kill per game total and a 1.84 dig per game average...She registered a season-high 10 kills, 11 digs and five blocks in the season opener vs. Redlands East Valley on Sept. 19.

Y E G G E ’ S C A R E E R S TAT S

YEAR Personal ~ Born Nov. 6, 1989 in Loma Linda, Calif...Daughter of Steve 2007 Yegge and Julie Wareham…Is a liberal arts major. 2008 TOTALS

14

MP 7 8 15

GP 10 16 26

K PCT. 13 .156 28 .163 41 .160

A 0 0 0

SA 0 0 0

DG 7 2 9

BLK 4 4 8

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P a ul i n e A c r e s Sophomore ~ Outside Hitter ~ 6-0 Manhattan Beach, Calif. Mira Costa

10

2008 ~ The freshman emerged as a major contributor in the Wildcat lineup as she was named to the America East Conference All-Rookie team… She appeared in 92 games and 27 matches, including 24 match starts… Registered the third highest kill total on the team with 181 kills, including an average of 1.97 per game… She also compiled 104 digs, 25 blocks and three assists… Tallied a season-high 18 kills and 11 digs in a 3-2 win over rival Maine on Oct. 26… Reached double figure kills four times. Before UNH ~ Acres, a 6-0 outside hitter, competed for the storied Mira Costa High School volleyball program under coach Lisa Zimmerman... In 2007, Acres helped guide her team to divisional and state championships, while her team was ranked first in the nation for much of the year... For the past three years, (2004-06) Acres was named to the SCVA Youth High Performance team and holds an AA rating in beach volleyball. Personal ~ Born Dec., 6, 1990 in Orlando, Fla…Daughter of Mark and Veronique Acres…Is undecided on a major... Her father Mark played professional basketball with four different NBA teams including the Boston Celtics (1987-89), while her uncle Matt Acres played basketball for the Wildcats from 1994-98 and ranks 12th all-time in scoring (1,169) and sixth in AC R E S ’ C A R E E R S TAT S YEAR MP GP K PCT. A SA DG BLK rebounding (680). 2008 TOTALS

27 27

92 181 .113 92 181 .113

3 3

Taylor Dressing Sophomore~ Outside Hitter ~ 6-1 Gillette, N.J. Watchung Hills

15 15

104 104

25 25

7

2008 ~ Dressing appeared in five matches and five games during her freshman season for the Wildcats… She recorded one kill in a 3-0 win over Bryant on Sept. 9… Dressing was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Before UNH ~ Dressing, a 6-1 outside hitter, played at Watchung Hills High School for head coach Steve Fenton. During her senior season, Dressing helped lead the team to the state semifinals. She finished her career with a number of program records including career kills (641), single-game kill record (16) and led the team in kills in each of the last three seasons. Personal ~ Born Feb. 12, 1990 in Morristown, N.J.…Daughter of John and Chris Dressing… Is undecided on a major... Her father John was a member of the Roger Williams baseball team from 1976-80.

D R E S S I N G ’ S C A R E E R S TAT S YEAR 2008 TOTALS

MP 5 5

GP 5 5

K PCT. 1 -.143 1 -.143

A 0 0

SA 0 0

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DG 0 0

BLK 0 0

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PLAYER PROFILES

Amy Keding Sophomore ~ Outside Hitter ~ 5-11 Northbrook, Ill. Glenbrook North

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2008 ~ Keding served as a valuable role player for the Wildcats during her freshman season as she played in 38 games and 16 matches along with three match starts… She notched 41 kills, 15 blocks and 14 digs, all which ranked third among Wildcat rookies… Tallied a career-high 10 kills against rival Maine on Oct. 24… Compiled a career-high four blocks in a 3-0 win over Stony Brook on Oct. 19… Keding was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better and was recently honored as she was awarded a chemistry scholarship from the University. Before UNH ~ Keding, a 5-11 outside hitter, played for Chris Cooper at Glenbrook North High School... She led the team in kills in her junior and senior seasons and was second on the team in digs, assists, aces and blocks in 2007... Keding led the Spartans to the conference and regional championships in 2007 and was the team’s most valuable player in 2006 and 2007. .. In addition, Keding was recognized as an Illinois State Scholar presented to the top 10 percent of students in the state. Personal ~ Born Jan. 9, 1990 in Lake Forest, Ill.…Daughter of K E D I N G ’ S Roger and Sally Keding…Is majoring in education and chem- YEAR MP GP istry... Her father Roger was a member of the water polo team 2008 16 38 at Michigan State. TOTALS 16 38

Lauren Laquerre Sophomore ~ Outside Hitter ~ 5-9 Concord, N.H. Concord

C A R E E R S TAT S K PCT. 41 -.013 41 -.013

A 1 1

SA 0 0

DG 14 14

BLK 15 15

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2008 ~ Laquerre capped off a solid freshman campaign with a place on the America East Conference All-Rookie team… She played in 79 games and 25 matches, including 17 match starts for the Wildcats… She compiled 41 digs and 28 blocks… She ranked fourth on the team in kills with 169 and third in kills per game average with 2.14… She reached double-figures in kills six times during the 2008 season, including a career-high 20 kills in a 3-2 win over rival Maine on Oct. 16… Laquerre was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Before UNH ~ Laquerre, a 5-9 outside hitter, played for Doug Oxford at Concord High School... In 54 games for the Tide in 2007, she posted 346 kills and 187 digs with 61 blocks and 40 aces... During her senior season, Laquerre was named the NHIAA Division I Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year and earned that same accolade from the Concord Monitor and Nashua Telegraph. Personal ~ Born Jan. 29, 1990 in Bloomington, Ind... Daughter of Marc Laquerre and Claudia Nixon…Is majoring in psychol- L AQ U E R R E ’ S C A R E E R YEAR MP GP K PCT. A SA ogy. 2008 TOTALS

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25 25

79 169 .138 79 169 .138

4 4

1 1

S TAT S DG 41 41

BLK 28 28

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PLAYER PROFILES

Jessy Dick Redshirt Freshman ~ Middle Blocker ~ 6-3 Lethbridge, Alberta Lethbridge Collegiate Institute

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2008 ~ Dick redshirted the season… Named to the America East Commissioners’ Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.5 or better. Before UNH ~ Dick, a 6-3 middle blocker, played for head coach Jodiene Schaber at the Lethbridge Collegiate Insitute... In 2007, Dick registered 48 aces in 263 serves (81.17%), 66 blocks, 176 kills and 49 digs... She was named to Team Alberta in 2004 and 2005, while being a member of the Canada Prospects team in 2006 and 2007... Dick also earned a selection on the All-Star Team this past season. Personal ~ Born Nov. 8, 1989 in Lethbridge, Alberta…Daughter of Dave Dick and Christine Demony…Is majoring in environmental conservation.

S t a r s h a T u n s t a ll Redshirt Freshman ~ Middle Blocker ~ 5-10 East Providence, R.I. East Providence

2008 ~ Tunstall redshirted the season.

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Before UNH ~ Tunstall, a 5-10 middle blocker, played at East Providence High School for coach Alex Butler... Tunstall helped lead East Providence to the Rhode Island Division I state championship in 2005 and to a championship appearance in 2006... East Providence also competed in the title game in 2007... She played for the the Rhode Island Blast club team during her senior year. Personal ~ Born June 7, 1990 in Providence, R.I…Daughter of Melissa Tunstall…Is majoring in family studies.

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2009 Wildcat Volleyball

J ansan F alcusan Freshman ~ Setter ~ 5-10 Plymouth, Mich. Plymouth-Salem

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Before UNH ~ Falcusan, a 5-10 setter, played for Head Coach Amanda Suder at PlymouthSalem High School over the past four years. Falcusan was an All-Conference selection in the Kensington Lakes Athletic Association, an All-Area, All-Region and Michigan All-State selection in 2008. In addition, Falcusan was recently named a PSHS Scholar Athlete Award winner, given to student-athletes with GPAs of 3.5 or higher. Jansan played for Legacy Volleyball Club. Personal ~ Born January 27, 1991 in Farmington Hills, Mich... Daughter of John and Lauren Falcusan... Is majoring in business... Father played basketball at Eastern Michigan and her sister Jordan played soccer at Tennessee.

J e s s i e S c h n e pp Freshman ~ Defensive Specialist ~ 5-7 East Longmeadow, Mass. East Longmeadow

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Before UNH ~ Schnepp, a 5-7 outside hitter was recruited by UNH in a libero/defensive specialist capacity. She played for Head Coach Mel Dzioba at East Longmeadow High School over the past four years. She was an All-State selection in 2008 and was a three-time Springfield Republican Western Massachusetts All-Scholastic selection. Her 771 career kills, 312 aces and 458 digs helped her to be chosen as one of the “Super 7” volleyball players in Western Mass. Schnepp was also tabbed as a Wendy’s High School Heisman Award finalist in Massachusetts. Jessie played for Western Mass Volleyball Club. She won the Western Massachusetts javelin champion and finished seventh in the state competition. Personal ~ Born March 27, 1991 in Springfield, Mass…Daughter of Bob and Myra Schnepp…Is majoring in occupational therapy.... Father was a track & field athlete at UMass, while several of her cousins have participated in collegiate athletics.

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2009 OPPONENTS MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY

Sunday, October 4 at Durham, N.H.~ 1 p.m. Friday, October 30 at Albany, N.Y. ~ 7 p.m. Nickname/Conference......................................................... Great Danes/America East Head Coach........................................................................ MJ Engstrom (Minnesota ‘78) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish........................................... 23-9/12-0/1st Volleyball SID/Phone................................................ Brianna Labrecque/518-442-3072

Friday, October 9 at Baltimore, Md. ~ 7 p.m. Sunday, November 15 at Durham, N.H. ~ 1 p.m. Nickname/Conference.............................................................Retrievers/America East Head Coach............................................................... Ian Blanchard (Westfield State ‘88) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish.......................................... 18-13/7-5/3rd Volleyball SID/Phone.................................................Tom Fenstermaker/410-455-1530

ARIZONA STATE

NORTHEASTERN

Nickname/Conference........................................................................ Sun Devils/Pac 10 Head Coach.................................................................................. Jason Watson (BYU ‘95) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish.........................................13-18/4-14/8th Volleyball SID/Phone............................................................Kerry Howe/480-965-1237

Nickname/Conference.......................................................... Huskies/Colonial Athletic Head Coach...........................................................Ken Nichols (UMass-Dartmouth ‘89) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish........................................19-11/12-2/2nd Volleyball SID/Phone......................................................... Thomas Chen/617-373-4154

Saturday, September 19 at Durham, N.H.~ 7 p.m.

BENTLEY COLLEGE

Tuesday, September 1 at Durham, N.H. ~ 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22 at Boston, Mass. ~ 7 p.m.

PROVIDENCE

Saturday, September 26 at Providence, R.I. ~ 5 p.m.

Nickname/Conference.................................................................. Falcons/Northeast-10 Head Coach.................................................................. Sandy Hoffman (Springfield ‘80) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish........................................ 21-12/12-2/3rd Volleyball SID/Phone.................................................................Dick Lipe/781-891-2334

Nickname.....................................................................................................................Friars Head Coach..................................................Margot Royer (University of Scranton ‘95) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish.......................................................... 15-20 Volleyball SID/Phone.......................................................Mark LaFrance/401-865-2202

BINGHAMTON

RHODE ISLAND

Friday, October 2 at Durham, N.H. ~ 7 p.m. Sunday, November 1 at Vestal, N.Y. ~ 1 p.m. Nickname/Conference................................................................ Bearcats/America East Head Coach............................................................................. Glenn Kiriyama (BYU ‘90) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish..........................................16-15/9-3/2nd Volleyball SID/Phone.................................................................Ian Milne/607-777-2956

BROWN

Saturday, September 12 at Durham, N.H. ~ 11 a.m.

Nickname/Conference......................................................................... Bears/Ivy League Head Coach......................................................................Diane Short (Rhode Island ‘86) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish................................12-14/4-10/Tied 6th Volleyball SID/Phone....................................................... Isaac Goodling/401-863-6069

BRYANT

Tuesday, September 15 at Smithfield, R.I. ~ 7 p.m.

Friday, September 11 at Kingston, R.I. ~ 7 p.m.

Nickname/Conference......................................................................... Rams/Atlantic 10 Head Coach........................................................... Bob Schneck (West Chester State ‘74) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................14-14/5-8/4th Volleyball SID/Phone........................................................ Tom Symonds/401-874-2409

SACRAMENTO STATE

Saturday, August 28-29 at Syracuse, N.Y. ~ 10 a.m. Nickname/Conference......................................................Hornets/Big Sky Conference Head Coach.............................................................. Ruben Volta (Sacramento State ‘93) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................10-23/8-8/6th Volleyball SID/Phone.............................................................. Ryan Bjork/916-278-6896

SIENA COLLEGE

Nickname/Conference................................................................ Bulldogs/Northeast 10 Head Coach..................................................................Theresa Garlacy (Providence ’88) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish.................................................. 16-19/0-0 Volleyball SID/Phone.....................................................Allie Weinberger/401.232.6558

Saturday, August 29 at Syracuse, N.Y. ~ 4:30 p.m. Nickname/Conference.................................................................. Saints/Metro Atlantic Head Coach............................................................................ Garvey Pierre (Quebec ‘86) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish........................................20-13/15-3/2nd Volleyball SID/Phone............................................................... Jason Rich/518-783-2411

Saturday, September 4 at Storrs, Conn. ~ 12:30 p.m.

ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.)

CONNECTICUT

Nickname/Conference..........................................................................Huskies/Big East Head Coach................................................. Holly Strauss-O’Brien(North Carolina ‘02) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish.........................................21-11/10-4/4th Volleyball SID/Phone.....................................................Elizabeth Mayer/860-486-3531

COPPIN STATE Saturday, September 26 at Providence, R.I. ~ 6 p.m. Nickname/Conference..................................................................... Eagles/Mid-Eastern Head Coach........................................................... Romonzo Beans (Delaware State ‘02) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................0-24/0-10/6th Volleyball SID/Phone........................................................ Roger McAfee/410-951-3729

HARTFORD

Saturday, October 17 at Durham, N.H. ~ 4 p.m. Friay, November 6 at West Hartford, Conn. ~ 6 p.m. Nickname/Conference.................................................................. Hawks/America East Head Coach.............................................................................. Don Ferguson (Rivier ‘00) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................6-25/0-12/7th Volleyball SID/Phone.............................................................. Dan Ruede/860-768-4501

HARVARD

Friday, September 18 at Durham, N.H. ~ 7 p.m.

Nickname/Conference................................................................... Crimson/Ivy League Head Coach............................................................................Jennifer Weiss (Bentley ‘88) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................10-16/5-9/5th Volleyball SID/Phone......................................................Heather Palmer/617-495-2206

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Saturday, September 5 at Storrs, Conn. ~ 5 p.m.

Nickname/Conference.................................................................. Blackbirds/Northeast Head Coach..................................................... Kyle Robinson (LIU-Southhampton ‘98) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish..........................................19-12/7-1/2nd Volleyball SID/Phone.....................................................Shawn Sweeney/718-488-1307

Saturday, September 26 at Providence, R.I. ~ 1 p.m.

Nickname/Conference....................................................................... Terriers/Northeast Head Coach.............................................................................................Lucy Liriano ( ‘--) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish.............................................0-32/0-8/9th Volleyball SID/Phone....................................................... David Gansell/ 718-489-5369

STONY BROOK

Sunday, October 11 at Stony Brook, N.Y. ~ TBD Tuesday, November 13 at Durham, N.H. ~ 7 p.m. Nickname/Conference............................................................ Seawolves/America East Head Coach.................................................Deb Matejka-DesLauriers (Providence ‘91) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................12-18/3-9/6th Volleyball SID/Phone..................................................... Craig Schroeder/631-632-7293

SYRACUSE

Friday, August 28 at Syracuse, N.Y. ~ 7 p.m. Saturday, September 12 at Durham, N.H. ~ 4 p.m. Nickname/Conference...........................................................................Orange/Big East Head Coach................................................... Jing Pu (Beijing Institute of Phys. Ed. ‘74) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish..................................17-15/8-6/Tied 6th Volleyball SID/Phone..........................................................................TBA/315-443-2608

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Saturday, September 5 at Storrs, Conn. ~ 10 a.m. Nickname/Conference...................................................Horned Frogs/Mountain West Head Coach..........................................................Prentice Lewis (Long Beach State ‘95) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................23-11/6-3/3rd Volleyball SID/Phone............................................................Mark Cohen/817-257-7969

WYOMING

Friday, September 18 at Durham, N.H. ~ 7 p.m.

Nickname/Conference........................................................... Cowgirls/Mountain West Head Coach..............................................................Carrie Yerty (Washington State ‘92) 2008 Overall Record/League Record/Finish...........................................5-20/4-12/8th Volleyball SID/Phone......................................................... Amy Dambro/307-766-2269

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2008 RESULTS

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

7 - 2 1 O V E RA L L , 4- 8 A M ER I C A EA S T Date Opponent 8/29 at James Madison 8/30 vs. Virginia 8/30 vs. Murray State 9/5 at Delaware 9/6 vs. Michigan State 9/6 vs. Syracuse 9/9 BRYANT 9/12 RHODE ISLAND 9/13 EVANSVILLE 9/13 SETON HALL 9/16 at Dartmouth 9/19 vs. Saint Louis 9/20 at #1 Penn State 9/20 vs. Yale 9/23 NORTHEASTERN 9/30 HARVARD *10/3 at UMBC *10/5 at Albany *10/8 at Binghamton *10/18 Hartford *10/19 STONY BROOK *10/24 at Maine *10/26 Maine *10/31 Albany *11/2 UMBC *11/7 at Stony Brook *11/8 at Hartford *11/15 Binghamton * AMERICA EAST match

W/L Game Scores L 0-3 20-25, 22-25, 21-25 L 0-3 24-26, 13-25, 12-25 L 2-3 25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 23-25, 12-15 L 2-3 25-15, 21-25, 15-25, 25-19, 9-15 L 1-3 19-25, 25-23, 18-25, 23-25 L 0-3 23-25, 23-25, 21-25 W 3-0 25-17, 25-16, 25-11 L 2-3 25-22, 21-25, 5-18, 22-25, 11-15 L 1-3 26-28, 23-5, 25-23, 27-29 W 3-1 25-19, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19 W 3-0 25-20, 25-23, 28-26 L 1-3 18-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-25 L 0-3 10-25, 14-25, 15-25 L 0-3 19-25, 18-25, 17-25 L 0-3 15-25, 14-25, 17-25 L 2-3 24-26, 25-27, 25-21, 25-22, 12-15 L 0-3 23-25, 12-25, 23-25 L 1-3 17-25, 25-21, 21-25, 21-25 L 1-3 25-18, 21-25, 21-25, 22-25 W 3-0 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 W 3-0 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 L 1-3 27-25, 16-25, 14-25, 18-25 W 3-2 25-21, 19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-12 L 0-3 18-25, 14-25, 21-25 L 1-3 24-26, 26-28, 25-23, 20-25 L 1-3 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 18-25 W 3-1 25-18, 16-25, 25-18, 25-11 L 1-3 12-25, 25-21, 15-25, 22-25

Overall Record 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6 1-6 1-7 1-8 2-8 3-8 3-9 3-10 3-11 3-12 3-13 3-14 3-15 3-16 4-16 5-16 5-17 6-17 6-18 6-19 6-20 7-20 7-21

Conf. Record 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 0-1 0-2 0-3 1-3 2-3 2-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-7 4-7 4-8

Final 2008 America East Standings Conference

2008 Record Breakdown All Matches AMERICA EAST At Home On the Road At Neutral Site Three Game Match Four Game Match Five Game Match

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W 7 4 5 2 0 4 2 1

L 21 8 8 8 5 8 9 4

Pct. .250 .333 .384 .200 .000 .333 .182 .200

School Albany# • Binghamton UMBC Maine New Hampshire Stony Brook Hartford

W 12 9 7 7 4 3 0

L 0 3 5 5 8 9 12

Overall

W 23 16 18 14 7 12 6

L 9 15 13 13 21 18 25

• regular-season champion # conference tournament champion

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2008 STATISTICS

2008 W i l d c at O v e r a l l S tat i s t i c s

OVERALL |--------ATTACK-----------| |--SET---| ## Name S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S -----------------------------------------------------------------13 Bates, Kirsten...... 104 345 3.32 150 946 .206 24 0.23 15 Fogarty, Lindsay.... 105 221 2.10 88 531 .250 24 0.23 10 Acres, Pauline...... 92 181 1.97 112 613 .113 3 0.03 5 Laquerre, Lauren.... 79 169 2.14 88 588 .138 4 0.05 18 Elliott, Justine.... 105 111 1.06 65 324 .142 21 0.20 8 Dorch, Christie..... 32 48 1.50 37 156 .071 3 0.09 16 Keding, Amy......... 38 41 1.08 43 154 -.013 1 0.03 12 Yegge, Laura........ 16 28 1.75 14 86 .163 0 0.00 11 Uitti, Kate......... 82 20 0.24 14 97 .062 645 7.87 3 Heldman, Sara....... 55 18 0.33 11 69 .101 342 6.22 14 Bridova, Lucia...... 40 3 0.08 3 7 .000 3 0.08 7 Dressing, Taylor.... 5 1 0.20 2 7 -.143 0 0.00 1 Lahti, Alyse........ 96 1 0.01 4 25 -.120 36 0.38 2 Huxtable, Jayde..... 66 0 0.00 3 8 -.375 6 0.09 6 Harte, Kelly........ 81 0 0.00 0 5 .000 11 0.14 UNH................. 105 1187 11.30 634 3616 .153 1123 10.70 Opponents........... 105 1245 11.86 579 3501 .190 1145 10.90 |--SERVE--| |---DIG---| |-----BLOCKING-----| Name SA SA/S RE DIG Dig/S BS BA Total B/Set --------------------------------------------------------------------Bates, Kirsten...... 19 0.18 40 245 2.36 3 48 51 0.49 Fogarty, Lindsay.... 21 0.20 1 40 0.38 16 57 73 0.70 Acres, Pauline...... 15 0.16 38 104 1.13 6 19 25 0.27 Laquerre, Lauren.... 1 0.01 4 41 0.52 4 24 28 0.35 Elliott, Justine.... 0 0.00 1 17 0.16 11 85 96 0.91 Dorch, Christie..... 0 0.00 7 13 0.41 1 7 8 0.25 Keding, Amy......... 0 0.00 3 14 0.37 1 14 15 0.39 Yegge, Laura........ 0 0.00 2 2 0.12 0 4 4 0.25 Uitti, Kate......... 18 0.22 0 144 1.76 0 17 17 0.21 Heldman, Sara....... 9 0.16 0 115 2.09 0 12 12 0.22 Bridova, Lucia...... 5 0.12 14 97 2.42 1 0 1 0.03 Dressing, Taylor.... 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 Lahti, Alyse........ 17 0.18 29 390 4.06 0 0 0 0.00 Huxtable, Jayde..... 12 0.18 12 100 1.52 0 0 0 0.00 Harte, Kelly........ 12 0.15 23 116 1.43 0 2 2 0.02 TEAM................ 4 UNH................. 129 1.23 178 1438 13.70 43 289 187.5 1.79 Opponents........... 178 1.70 129 1532 14.59 40 362 221.0 2.10

Kills Name Gulce Dikecligil Michelle McDonough Anna Lejina Kirsten Bates Amanda Cowdrey Lindsay Allman Erin Macro Ashley Oscars Alicia Nelson Alyssa Lang

Assists

CONFERENCE |--------ATTACK-----------| |--SET---| S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S -----------------------------------------45 146 3.24 63 383 .217 8 0.18 45 111 2.47 37 237 .312 5 0.11 44 87 1.98 58 281 .103 0 0.00 35 79 2.26 49 271 .111 1 0.03 45 49 1.09 32 138 .123 10 0.22 9 6 0.67 4 25 .080 0 0.00 19 23 1.21 19 83 .048 1 0.05 1 1 1.00 0 1 1.000 0 0.00 40 10 0.25 8 54 .037 368 9.20 14 1 0.07 0 9 .111 75 5.36 32 3 0.09 1 4 .500 3 0.09 3 0 0.00 1 1 -1.000 0 0.00 37 0 0.00 2 10 -.200 7 0.19 16 0 0.00 0 0 .000 2 0.12 31 0 0.00 0 2 .000 4 0.13 45 516 11.47 274 1499 .161 484 10.76 45 532 11.82 255 1472 .188 490 10.89 |--SERVE--| |---DIG---| |-----BLOCKING-----| SA SA/S RE DIG Dig/S BS BA Total B/SET -----------------------------------------------12 0.27 15 104 2.31 1 22 23 0.51 9 0.20 1 19 0.42 7 16 23 0.51 12 0.27 20 65 1.48 5 9 14 0.32 0 0.00 3 16 0.46 1 7 8 0.23 0 0.00 0 6 0.13 3 43 46 1.02 0 0.00 0 1 0.11 0 3 3 0.33 0 0.00 2 7 0.37 1 10 11 0.58 0 0.00 1 1 1.00 0 0 0 0.00 9 0.22 0 87 2.17 0 10 10 0.25 1 0.07 0 16 1.14 0 0 0 0.00 4 0.12 12 83 2.59 1 0 1 0.03 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 5 0.14 12 146 3.95 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.06 2 8 0.50 0 0 0 0.00 3 0.10 9 35 1.13 0 0 0 0.00 2 56 1.24 79 594 13.20 19 120 79.0 1.76 79 1.76 56 607 13.49 17 152 93.0 2.07

2008 America East Statistical Leaders (All Matches Played) Digs

School Stony Brook Binghamton Binghamton UNH Albany Maine Hartford UMBC Stony Brook UMBC

S 108 108 104 104 115 107 107 105 99 112

K 389 385 367 345 374 332 314 306 287 319

K/S 3.60 3.56 3.53 3.32 3.25 3.10 2.93 2.91 2.90 2.85

Name Brooke Stanley Lindsey Mueller Kelsey Sullivan Jessica Wolfenden Kira Giles Lindsay Ford Kate Uitti Sara Heldman

School Albany Binghamton Stony Brook Maine UMBC Hartford UNH UNH

S 115 111 108 105 82 107 82 55

A A/S 1204 10.47 1136 10.23 1042 9.65 980 9.33 759 9.26 882 8.24 645 7.87 342 6.22

Name Kamisha Kellam Brooke Stanley Brittany Kiehl Ashley Headen Hillary White Lindsey Gordon Jessica Wolfenden Bridget Scheetz Lindsay Fogarty Kelsey Sullivan

School Albany Albany Maine Stony Brook Albany Stony Brook Maine UMBC UNH Stony Brook

S 115 115 101 108 104 58 105 112 105 108

Pct. .385 .368 .298 .275 .262 .256 .255 .254 .247 .240

Hitting Percentage

Name Alyse Lahti Laurie Gonzalez Pam Jarrett Michelle Burrola Lindsay Allman Ashlee Wright Jaclyn Strader Amanda Cowdrey Alyssa Lang Sarah Boss

Blocks

School UNH Albany UMBC Stony Brook Maine Maine Binghamton Albany UMBC Hartford

S Digs 96 390 115 462 114 396 100 334 107 345 106 332 111 346 115 339 112 317 107 288

D/S 4.06 4.02 3.47 3.34 3.22 3.13 3.12 2.95 2.83 2.69

Name Dawn Lammert Ashley Headen Sarah Hill Bridget Scheetz Kamisha Kellam Justine Elliott Hillary White Mercedes Montford

School Binghamton Stony Brook UMBC UMBC Albany UNH Albany Binghamton

S 104 108 75 112 115 105 104 81

BS 11 27 2 3 29 11 20 3

Name Gulce Dikecligil Erin Macro Alyssa Lang Lindsay Allman Sabrina Hoeks Jaclyn Strader Jessica Wolfenden Megan Smith Laura Goettsch Brooke Stanley

School Stony Brook Hartford UMBC Maine UMBC Binghamton Maine Maine Maine Albany

S 108 107 112 107 62 111 105 93 104 115

SA SA/PS 71 0.66 44 0.41 44 0.39 41 0.38 22 0.35 36 0.32 34 0.32 28 0.30 29 0.28 32 0.28

Service Aces

BA 100 85 73 109 79 85 74 67

TB 111.0 112.0 75.0 112.0 108.0 96.0 94.0 70.0

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B/S 1.07 1.04 1.00 1.00 0.94 0.91 0.90 0.86

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WILDCAT HISTORY

Jen Williams ‘05

Jen Walker ‘01

Lauren Knight ‘03

Katie Jentes ‘01

Natasha Otte ‘05

Kim Mirts-Poen ’01

Emmy Blouin ‘08

Jillian Ross ‘01

Leisha Campbell ‘00

Alyson Coler ‘04

Sasha Scott ‘04

Stacy Barnett ‘01 22

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

Sarah Rehn’ 07

Cari Sanders ‘99

Beth Cole ‘00

Erin Walker ‘06

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www.UNHWildcats.com NAME No. Hometown Years Played A Abramson, Mary Beth Southington, Conn. 1977 Acres, Pauline 10 Manhattan Beach, Calif.2008-present Asbury, Daren 7 Exeter, N.H. 1983-1984 Ashton, Alison 1 Westboro, Mass. 1976-1978 B Baird, Karen 12 Kingston, R.I. 1979-1981 Barnas, Toni ** 7 Cary, Ill. 2004-2007 Barnett, Stacy ** 6 Crystal Lake, Ill. 1997-2000 Bartlett, Erika 14 Gilmanton, N.H. 1996-1997 Bates, Kirsten 13 Calgary, Alberta 2006-present Bayer, Mary Bedford, N.H. 1983 Beardsley, Karen * 10 Harrington Park, N.J. 1981-1983 Beauchamp, Melissa 1995 Bechard, Sue 19 Burlington, Conn. 1982-1984 Berry, Anna 27 Monroe, Wash. 1982 Berset, Erin 4 Medway, Mass. 1996 Blake, Virginia 1976 Bliss, Susan Needham, Mass. 1977 Blouin, Emmy 9 St. Albert, Alberta 2003-2007 Boyle, Kathy 17 Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 1983-1984 Brandon, Carrie 16 Midland, Mich. 1996-1999 Bridova, Lucia 14 Bratislava, Slovakia 2005-2008 C Campanelli, Jean * 1 West Hartford, Conn. Campbell, Leisha ** 12 Oswego, N.Y. Casey, Patricia 20 Warwick, R.I. Casey, Paula ** 35 Warwick, R.I. Chaltas, Thalia 14 Durham, N.H. Christian, Katie Cody, Colleen 8 Chelmsford, Mass. Cole, Beth ** 15 Canterbury, N.H. Coler, Alyson 4 Monte Sereno, Calif. Compton, Jessica** 17 Woodridge, Ill. Connelly, Sarah Concord, Mass. Coppens, Lindsay 17 Nashua, N.H. Cox, Michelle Crepeau, Karen 18 Hudson, N.H. Cuenin, Sally Cuthbert, Lee 5 Westhampton, Mass. Cutillo, Kelly 3 West Islip, N.Y. Czipri, Jeanne 5 Aurora, Ill. D Daducci, Angela 10 Dai, Amy 11 Daigle, Yvette 12 Darris, Irene 4 Davis, Anne * 1 Day, Fran 10 DeNatale, Regina DeSwarte, Beth 12 Dick, Jessy 17 Dorch, Christie 8 Doucette, Diana 6

1979-1982 1996-1999 1976-1979 1977-1980 1983-1984 1995 1983-1984 1997-1999 2000-2003 2004-2007 1977 1996 1995 1995-1996 1995 1977-1980 1999-2000 2003-2007

Dracut, Mass. 1997-1998 Calgary, Alberta 2002-2005 Waltham, Mass. 1978 Arlington, Mass. 1983-1984 Groveland, Ill. 2002-2003 Lowell, Mass. 1984 Rye, N.H. 1977 North Reading, Mass. 1982-1984 Lethbridge, Alberta 2008-present Friendswood, Texas 2008 Stoneham, Mass. 1984

ALL-TIME ROSTER Dowd, Caitlin 12 Dressing, Taylor 7 Duffy, Susan 15 Dwyer, Frances E Elliott, Justine Estes, Meaghan

Portsmouth, N.H. 2005 Gillette, N.J. 2008 -present Salem, Mass. 1977 Mount Vernon, N.H. 1977

18 Mitchellville, Md. 10 Greenwich, R.I.

2007-present 2005

F Falcusan, Jansan 20 Plymouth, Mich. Fogarty, Linsday 15 Pleasanton, Calif. Fournier, Sheri Frey, Brenda 11 Wallingford, Conn. Froehlich, Jeanette Peekskill, N.Y.

2009-present 2006-present 1995 1996-1997 1977

G Giarrusso, Jean Gitschier, Nancy Grant, Ellen 11 Washington, D.C. Grant, Stephanie 2 Rochester, N.H.

1976 1976 1977-1980 1999-2000

H Hamel, Nadine 1976 Hammer, Chelsea 15 Eden Prairie, Minn. 2000-2003 Hanna, Brin 3 Los Alamitos, Calif. 2001 Harrington, Bev * 1976 Harrington, Karen 13 Windham, N.H. 2002-2005 Harte, Kelly* 6 East Rochester, N.H. 2006-present Head, Carol 1976 Heldman, Sara* 3 Greenwood, Ind. 2007-present Henry, Rhiannon 13 Vista, Calif. 2000 Hobin, Anne 1976 Hodgins, Tori 5 Pittsfield, N.H. 1995-1996 Hodson, Megan 10 South Glastonbury, Conn. 2004 Horton, Linda 2 Farmington, Conn. 1980 Houle, Jessica 7 Durham, N.H. 1996-1999 Huxtable, Jayde 2 St. Charles, Ill. 2007-present J Jentes, Katie Juster, Lynne

11 Madbury, N.H. 13 Chappaqua, N.Y.

1999-2000 1978-1979

K Keding, Amy 16 Northbrook, Ill. Kimball, Jennifer Kingston, Patty 23 Exeter, N.H. Knight, Lauren ** 9 Centerville, Mass. Kolmeyer, Kirsten 7 Lake Forest, Ill.

2008 -present 1995 1981 1999-2002 1981-1982

L Lahti, Alyse 1 Pepper Pike, Ohio Laquerre, Lauren 5 Concord, N.H. LaValley, Donna LeBaton, Nancy Loescher, Lindsey 8 Crystal Lake, Ill. Ludwig, Erin 7 Franklin Lakes, N.J.

2006-2008 2008 -present 1995 1976 2006 2000-2003

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ALL-TIME ROSTER M MacKanin, Kerin 11 Martello, Linda 24 McCarthy, Maureen * 8 McCormack, Ann 21 McGovern, Mary McMahon, Lisa McNamara, Maryanne 11 Milligan, Kelly 7 Mirts-Poen, Kim * 8

Bartlett, Ill. Scarsdale, N.Y. Quincy, Mass. Lowell, Mass. Taunton, Mass. Whitefield, N.H. Waltham, Mass. Moose, Wyo. Essex, Iowa

N Nelson, Melissa Nelson, Tracy O O’Grady, Sheila 15 East Boston, Mass. Olson, Sharon 17 Potomac, Md. Ostrom, Kiera Otte, Natasha * 14 Plymouth, N.H. P Pedisich, Amy

Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

R Rauscher, Iris ** 10 Rehn, Sarah * 3 Reo, Kathleen Riehl, Elizabeth 18 Rinon, Shirley 2 Rosenthal, Judith Ross, Jillian 5 Rossi, Kay 7

Concord, N.H. Oceanside, Calif. Johnstown, R.I. Valparaiso, Ind. Portsmouth, N.H. Chicago, Ill. Naperville, Ill. Cambridge, Mass.

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

2001 1979-1981 1997 1979-1983 1977 1977 1978-1980 1981 1996-2000

1995 1995

1981 1978 1995 2001-2004

1981

1977-1980 2004-2006 1977 1978 1978 1977 1997-2000 1978-1980

S Sanders, Cari ** 9 Milwaukee, Wis. 1997-1998 Schnepp, Jessie 14 E. Longmeadow, Mass. 2009-present Schwartz, Christine 11 Exeter, N.H. 1982-1984 Schwarz, Erin 15 Nashua, N.H. 2005 Scott, Sasha *** 10 North Branford, Conn. 2000-2003 Seaman, Nicole * 10 Chagrin Falls, Ohio 1995-1996 Selldorff, Jennifer 22 Weston, Mass. 1983-1984 Shute, Maria 3 Deerfield, N.H. 1984 Smith, Maryellen 13 Salem, N.H. 1977 Sorenson, Barbara * 1976 Specht, Heidi 16 Kansas City, Mo. 2001 Steffens, Katie 8 Monroe, Conn. 2001-2005 Stevens, Kellie 22 Sacramento, Calif. 1977 Stewart, Stacey 8 Manchester, N.H. 1982 Stock, Robin 9 Falls Church, Va. 1978-1980 Stults, Lyndsey 12 Fort Wayne, Ind. 2000-2003 Supple, Julie Brandford, Conn. 1979 Sweatt, Claudia 18 Greenland, N.H. 1984

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T Tatalo, Laura Tunstall, Starsha

9 9

U Upton, Linda Uitti, Kate***

3 Salem, N.H. 11 Pinckney, Mich.

1977 2006-present

V Vallier, Kim Volkoff, Mary Vosburgh, Evan

3 Hampton, N.H. 21 Glen Head, N.Y. 19 Narragansett, R.I.

1996 1981 1976-1977

W Wade, Amber 17 Walker, Erin ** 18 Walker, Jen 18 Wanat, Jennifer 13 Warren, Melanie * 9 Watson, Sara 3 Webster, Callie 2 Weidner, Katie 6 White, Gale Williams, Jen 2 Wilson, Bonnie 6 Wilson, Nancy 13 Winiarcyzk, Ellen 19 Wong, Lani 3 Y Yegge, Laura Young, Holly

Conventry, R.I. 1980 East Providence, R.I. 2008 -present

San Diego, Calif. 1999 Fulton, N.Y. 2001-2005 Fulton, N.Y. 1997-2000 Amherst, N.H. 1996-1998 Skaneateles, N.Y. 1981-1984 Midland, Mich. 1998 Mercer Island, Wash. 2005 Warrenville, Ill. 2003-2004 Portsmouth, N.H. 1977 Mountain View, Calif. 2001-present Moraga, Calif. 2001 Farmington, Conn. 1980 Salem, Mass. 1977-1980 Boston, Mass. 1981-1982

12 Redlands, Calif. 4 Dennisport, Mass.

2007-present 2004-2006

BOLD DENOTES CURRENT PLAYERS * denotes all-time Wildcat captains

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CAREER RECORDS

WILDCAT CAREER RECORDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Career Records KILLS Alyson Coler (2000-2003) 1,814 Jillian Ross (1997-2000) 1,386 Emmy Blouin (2004-2007) 1,293 Erin Walker (2002-2005) 1,280 Jen Walker (1997-2000) 1,042 Lauren Knight (1999-2002) 966 Kim Mirts-Poen (1996-2000) 958 Kirsten Bates (2006-present) 838 Natasha Otte (2000-2004) 834 Leisha Campbell (1996-1999) 819 DIGS Jen Williams (2001-2004) 1,398 Alyse Lahti (2006-2008) 1,334 Alyson Coler (2000-2003) 1,231 Sasha Scott (1999-2003) 1,226 Jillian Ross (1997-2000) 1,207 Kim Mirts-Poen (1996-2000) 1,040 Stacy Barnett (1997-2000) 1,005 Cari Sanders (1997-1998) 773 Leisha Campbell (1996-1999) 744 Sarah Rehn (2004-2006) 704 ASSISTS Stacy Barnett (1997-2000) 3,977 Kate Uitti (2006-present) 2,653 Anne Davis (2002-2003) 1,742 Katie Weidner (2003-2004) 1,712 Erin Ludwig (2000-2003) 1,599 Maureen McCarthy (1997) 1,271 Jessica Houle (1996-1999) 572 Sara Heldman (2007-present) 489 Kerin MacKanin (2001) 489 BLOCKS Jen Walker (1997-2000) 513 Natasha Otte (2000-2004) 362 Leisha Campbell (1996-1999) 353 Karen Harrington (2002-2005) 314 Beth Cole (1997-1999) 259 Lindsay Fogarty (2006-present) 232 Lauren Knight (1999-2002) 229 Erin Ludwig (2000-2003) 222 Erin Walker (2002-2005) 207 Jessica Compton (2004-2007) 200

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7. 8. 9. 10.

SERVICE ACES Jillian Ross (1997-2000) 191 Jen Williams (2001-2004) 165 Jessica Houle (1996-1999) 148 Alyson Coler (2000-2003) 147 Kim Mirts-Poen (1996-2000) 115 Stacy Barnett (1997-2000) 104 Erin Walker (2002-2005) 101 Jen Walker (1997-2000) 93 Kirsten Bates (2006-present) 83 Alyse Lahti (2006-2008 76 ATTACK ATTEMPTS Alyson Coler (2000-2003) 4,726 Jillian Ross (1997-2000) 3,752 Emmy Blouin (2004-2007) 3,575 Erin Walker (2002-2005) 3,524 Kim Mirts-Poen (1996-2000) 2,782 Jen Walker (1997-2000) 2,447 Lauren Knight (1999-2002) 2,405 Kirsten Bates (2006-present) 2,341 Leisha Campbell (1996-1999) 2,243 Natasha Otte (2000-2004) 2,138 Single-Season Records KILLS Alyson Coler (2002) 564 Alyson Coler (2003) 554 Beth Cole (1997) 485 Lauren Knight (2002) 434 Erin Walker (2003) 431 Alyson Coler (2001) 429 Jillian Ross (2000) 423 Emmy Blouin (2006) 402 Cari Sanders (1997) 392 Jillian Ross (1998) 382 DIGS Alyse Lahti (2007) 540 Sasha Scott (2003) 504 Sasha Scott (2002) 492 Jen Williams (2004) 468 Cari Sanders (1997) 429 Alyse Lahti (2006) 404 Alyse Lahti (2008) 390 Alyson Coler (2003) 386 Jen Williams (2003) 371 Jillian Ross (1997) 369 Cari Sanders (1998) 344

ASSISTS Stacy Barnett (2000) Stacy Barnett (1999) Maureen McCarthy (1997) Stacy Barnett (1998) Kate Uitti (2007) Katie Weidner (2004) Anne Davis (2003) Kate Uitti (2006) Anne Davis (2002) Lucia Bridova (2005) BLOCKS 1. Jen Walker (1998) 2. Jen Walker (1999) Jen Walker (2000) 4. Beth Cole (1997) 5. Beth Cole (1999) 6. Natasha Otte (2002) 7. Karen Harrington (2003) 8. Natasha Otte (2003) 9. Jessica Compton (2007) 10. Justine Elliott (2008) SERVICE ACES 1. Jillian Ross (1997) 2. Erin Walker (2003) 3. Kim Mirts-Poen (1996) Jen Williams (2004) 5. Jillian Ross (1998) Jess Houle (1997) 7. Jillian Ross (1999) 8. Erin Walker (2004) 9. Jen Williams (2003) 10. Bonnie Wilson (2001) ATTACK ATTEMPTS 1. Alyson Coler (2003) 2. Alyson Coler (2002) 3. Erin Walker (2003) 4. Lauren Knight (2002) 5. Cari Sanders (1997) 6. Beth Cole (1997) 7. Emmy Blouin (2006) 8. Jillian Ross (2000) 9. Erin Walker (2004) 10. Sarah Rehn (2006) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1,350 1,291 1,271 1,223 1,156 1,134 952 852 790 730 167 133 133 131 128 111 110 102 101 96 62 54 51 51 49 49 48 45 44 41 1,508 1,458 1,183 1,159 1,108 1,098 1,089 1,076 1,069 1,063

WILDCAT INDIVIDUAL MATCH RECORDS Stat Kills (30-Kill Club) Attack Attempts Assists Digs Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Service Aces

Player Alyson Coler Toni Barnas Sarah Rehn Beth Cole Alyson Coler Maureen McCarthy Cari Sanders Sasha Scott Alyse Lahti Melissa Nelson Jen Walker Jen Walker Karen Crepeau

No. 38 36 31 30 81 81 31 31 30 10 12 13 13

Opponent at Northeastern (10/8/02) vs. Syracuse (9/15/07) vs. Maine (11/5/06) at Drexel (11/1/97) at Northeastern (10/8/02) at Drexel (11/1/97) at Drexel (11/14/98) at UMBC (11/8/03) vs. Dartmouth (9/25/07) vs. Fairfield (9/8/95) vs. Hofstra (10/24/98) vs. Hofstra (10/24/98) vs. Marist (9/9/95)

Length of Match 5 game match 5 game match 5 game match 5 game match 5 game match 5 game match 4 game match 4 game match 4 game match 4 game match 5 game match 5 game match 5 game match

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ALL-TIME RECORDS

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

1,000 Kill Club

500 Block Club

Alyson Coler (00-03): 1,814 Jillian Ross (97-00): 1,386 Emmy Blouin (04-07): 1,293 Erin Walker (02-05): 1,280 Jen Walker (97-00): 1,042

1,000 Dig Club Jen Williams (01-04): 1,398 Alyse Lahti (06-08): 1,334 Alyson Coler (00-03): 1,231 Sasha Scott (00-03); 1,226 Jillian Ross (97-00): 1,207 Kim Mirts-Poen (96-00): 1,040 Stacy Barnett (97-00): 1,005

Jen Walker (97-00): 513

3,000 Assist Club Stacy Barnett (97-00): 3,977

ALYSON COLER, ‘03 1,814 KILLS

STACY BARNETT, ‘00 3,977 ASSISTS JEN WILLIAMS, ‘04 1,398 DIGS

WILDCAT TEAM MATCH RECORDS Kills

. ..................................................................102................................................................. vs. St. Peter’s (9/22/00, 4 game match)

Attack Attempts ...............................................247........................................................................at Drexel (11/1/97, 5 game match) Hitting Percentage ......................................... .529................................................................ vs. St. Peter’s (9/22/00, 4 game match) Assists ...................................................................84.........................................................................at Drexel (11/1/97, 5 game match) Digs

. ..................................................................129......................................................................at Drexel (11/14/98, 4 game match)

Solo Blocks ...........................................................19....................................................................... vs. Fairfield (9/8/95, 4 game match) Assist Blocks .........................................................32................................................................vs. Delaware (10/13/00, 5 game match) Total Blocks ...........................................................35................................................................vs. Delaware (10/13/00, 5 game match) ...................................................35................................................................... vs. Towson (10/14/00, 5 game match)

Service Aces ..........................................................38...........................................................................vs. Marist (9/9/95, 5 game match)

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POST-SEASON HISTORY

UNH VOLLEYBALL POST-SEASON HISTORY

1997 November 22 No. 2 New Hampshire def. No. 3 Delaware (3-2) (13-15, 15-7, 15-13, 12-15, 17-15) Semifinals November 23 No. 1 Hofstra def. No. 2 New Hampshire (3-0) (15-11, 15-5, 15-12) Finals 1998 November 21 No. 1 New Hampshire def. No. 4 Delaware (3-1) (10-15, 15-13, 15-3, 16-14) Semifinals November 22 No. 1 New Hampshire def. No. 2 Hofstra (3-1) (15-11, 3-15, 15-9, 17-15) Finals NCAA First Round December 3 #13 ranked Arkansas def. New Hampshire (3-0) (15-3, 15-0, 15-13) 1999 November 17 No. 2 New Hampshire def. No. 3 Northeastern (3-1) (15-6, 15-8, 14-16, 15-13) Semifinals November 20 No. 1 Hofstra def. No. 2 New Hampshire (3-0) (15-13, 15-9, 15-8) Finals 2000 November 18 No. 2 New Hampshire def. No. 3 Northeastern (3-0) (15-13, 15-9, 15-10) Semifinals November 19 No. 1 Hofstra def. No. 2 New Hampshire (3-1) (15-12, 13-15, 15-12, 15-12) Finals

2001 November 17 No. 2 Northeastern def. No. 3 New Hampshire (3-1) (30-19, 36-38, 30-23, 30-24) Semifinals 2002 November 23 No. 1 New Hampshire def. No. 4 Albany (3-2) (30-18, 24-30, 30-24, 25-30, 15-7) Semifinals November 24 No. 1 New Hampshire def. No. 3 Stony Brook (3-1) (30-20, 28-30, 30-16, 30-22) Finals NCAA First Round December 5 #10 ranked Minnesota def. New Hampshire (3-1) (30-18, 28-30, 30-17, 30-21) 2003 November 21 No. 1 New Hampshire def. No. 4 Albany (3-1) (30-22, 29-31, 30-12, 30-26) Semifinals November 22 No. 1 New Hampshire def. No. 2 Northeastern (3-1) (30-26, 30-17, 24-30, 32-30) Finals NCAA First Round December 5 #1 ranked Southern California def. New Hampshire (3-0) (17-30, 18-30, 17-30) 2007 November 17 No. 3 Albany def. No. 2 New Hampshire (3-1) (20-30, 30-32, 30-22, 17-30) Semifinals

UNH VOLLEYBALL YEARLY RECORDS

Year 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Totals (24)

Overall

W-L 12-4 8-8 15-9 12-11 12-19 26-14 16-19-2 7-22 12-16 21-11 4-17 6-26 23-10 24-11 24-12 23-11 18-9 23-11 23-12 9-20 7-20 11-16 19-9 7-21 362-338-2

Win % .750 .500 .625 .522 .387 .650 .460 .241 .429 .656 .190 .188 .697 .686 .667 .676 .692 .676 .657 .310 .250 .407 .678 .250 .517

Conference

W-L N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0-7 1-6 11-3 14-0 12-2 13-3 11-3 11-1 12-2 5-9 4-8 6-6 8-4 4-8 112-62

All-Time UNH Volleyball Coaching Wins Coach 1. Jill Hirschinger 2. Jane Job 3. Carol Ford 4. Laurel Milos 5. Leah Carter 6. Veronica O’Brien

Years 1996-present 1978-80 1982-84 1975-77 1981 1995

Win % N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A .000 .142 .786 1.000 .857 .813 .786 .917 .857 .357 .333 .500 .667 .333 .644

W-L N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0-3 2-7 11-2 9-1 10-5 8-5 8-3 14-1 15-3 3-7 1-10 6-5 9-11 5-8 101-61

Home

Win % N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A .000 .222 .846 .900 .666 .615 .727 .933 .833 .300 .090 .545 .900 .384 .623

Coach Laurel Milos Laurel Milos Laurel Milos Jane Job Jane Job Jane Job Leah Carter Carol Ford Carol Ford Carol Ford Veronica O’Brien Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger Jill Hirschinger

All-Time UNH Volleyball Coaching Win Percentage Wins 217 50 40 35 16 4

Coach 1. Laurel Milos 2. Jill Hirschinger 3. Jane Job 4. Leah Carter 5. Carol Ford 6. Veronica O’Brien

Years 1975-77 1996-present 1978-80 1981 1982-84 1995

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Win % .625 .535 .532 .459 .449 .190

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UNH VOLLEYBALL... September 8, 1995~ The Wildcats play their first match after returning to varsity status. UNH is defeated by Yale and Fairfield under UNH alum Veronica O’Brien. September 10, 1995~ UNH defeats Marist, 3-2, under O’Brian for the first victory of the year. February, 1996~ Jessica Houle becomes the first student-athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent for UNH Volleyball. March 11, 1996~ Jill Hirschinger accepts the volleyball head coaching position at UNH. May 1, 1996~ Hirschinger begins work at the University.

2009 Wildcat Volleyball November 22, 1998~ The Wildcats defeat rival Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y. for the school’s first ever America East title. Cari Sanders is named as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, and is also named to the All-Tournament Team with teammates Stacy Barnett and Leisha Campbell. December 3, 1998~ UNH is defeated by the University of Arkansas, 3-0, in the program’s first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

May, 1996~ Judy Ray announces that the women’s volleyball program will be one of UNH’s seven ticketed sports.

April, 1999~ The Wildcats receive their championship rings at the annual awards banquet. Cari Sanders is voted Most Valuable for the 1998 season and Jen Walker is awarded the Coaches Award. Leisha Campbell and Beth Cole are announced as captains for the 1999 season.

August, 1996~ Nicole Seaman named captain for the 1996 season.

July, 1999~ The Friends of UNH Volleyball begin Phase I of the locker room renovation project.

October 15, 1996~ The UNH/Dartmouth match is televised by New Hampshire Public Television (Channel 11).

July 1, 1999~ Andrea Leonard is hired as a full-time assistant coach.

October, 1996~ UNH finishes the season strong, winning four of its last six matches. December 1996~ Leisha Cambell is named MVP and Nicole Seaman receives the Coaches Award for the 1996 season. February 27, 1997~ Karl VanAsselt sends a memo to Coach Hirschinger seeking approval to start “Friends of UNH Volleyball”. August, 1997 ~ Leisha Campbell, Maureen McCarthy, and Cari Sanders voted captain for the 2007 season. November 11, 1997~ Beth Cole is the first Wildcat to post 30 plus kills in a single match vs. Drexel in Philladelphia, Penn. November 13, 1997~ The Friends of UNH Volleyball by-laws are approved. November 17, 1997~ Karl VanAsselt begins the Friends of UNH Volleyball and publishes the first newsletter. November 21, 1997~ At the Annual America East awards banquet, Beth Cole is the first Wildcat in the program’s history to earn conference Player of the Year, while Hirschinger is named Coach of the Year in her second season at UNH. November 23, 1997~ UNH makes its first ever appearance in the America East Championship game vs. Hofstra in West Hartford, Connecticut at the University of Hartford. November 23, 1997~ Maureen McCarthy and Beth Cole are named to the America East All-Tournament Team. December 10, 1997~ Beth Cole is named an AVCA District 1 All-American.

November, 1999~ Leisha Campbell and Jillian Ross are named to the America East All-Tournament Team. April, 2000~ Leisha Campbell is voted Most Valuable Player while Sasha Scott is awarded the Coaches Award. Carrie Brandon receives the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award for the 1999 season. Stacy Barnett and Kim Mirts-Poen are announced as captains for the 2000 season. April 24, 2000~ Marty Scarano is named Athletic Director at UNH, taking over for Judy Ray. Summer, 2000~ Lundholm Gymnasium is renovated with new lights, a new sound system and a new playing surface. September 8, 2000~ Jillian Ross becomes the first Wildcat in the 1,000 Kill Club with 12 kills in a 3-0 loss to Cincinnati in the Dayton Tournament. September 22, 2000~ Stacy Barnett becomes the first and only Wildcat in the 3,000 Assist Club in a 4-1 win over St. Peter’s College at the Rutgers Tournament. Jillian Ross joins the 1,000 Dig Club in the same match. October 15, 2000~ Hirschinger earns her 500th career win in a Wildcat victory over Drexel in Philadelphia, Pa. October 22, 2000~ Pack the Arena Day is born: 1,949 fans attend to watch UNH play Hofstra at Lundholm Gymnasium. UNH breaks the conference single-match attendance record and it’s first time 1,000 plus fans pack the gym for the Wildcats.

December, 1997~ Maureen McCarthy is voted Most Valuable Player and Stacy Barnett receives the Coaches Award at the annual awards banquet. Stacy Barnett, Beth Cole, and Cari Sanders announced captains for the 1998 season.

November 4, 2000~ Jen Walker tallies three blocks in a 3-1 win over Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. and became the first and only Wildcat in the 500 Block Club.

November 20, 1998~ Hirschinger is named Coach of the Year at the America East awards banquet for the second time while at UNH. The Wildcats are Regular Season Conference Champions with an undefeated record of 14-0.

November 5, 2000~ Jen Walker recorded nine kills vs. Maine to become the second Wildcat to tally 1,000 kills in Orono, Maine.

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www.UNHWildcats.com November 11, 2000~ Kim Mirts-Poen joins the 1,000 Dig Club with 10 digs in 1-3 loss to Hofstra in Hempsted, N.Y. Novemeber 17, 2000~ At the America East awards banquet, Alyson Coler is name America East Rookie of the Year as well as named to the All-Rookie Team. November 18, 2000~ Hirschinger records her 100th win at UNH as the Wildcats defeat Northeastern in the America East Tournament semifinals. November 19, 2000~ Stacy Barnett and Jillian Ross are named to the America East All-Tournament Team. Barnett also tallied seven digs in the loss to Hoftra in the America East Championship game in Hempsted, N.Y. and joins the 1,000 Dig Club. April 2001~ Stacy Barnett is named MVP for the 2000 season, while teammate Erin Ludwig receives the Coaches Award and Kelly Cutillo is awarded the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award. Lauren Knight and Sasha Scott are named captains for the 2001 season. The three seniors, Stacy Barnett, Jillian Ross, and Jen Walker will graduate in May, 2001 with the winningest career at UNH. November 2001~ At the America East awards banquet, Bonnie Wilson is named to the All-Rookie Team. At the conclusion of the conference tournament, Alyson Coler is named to All-Tournament Team. April 2002~ Alyson Coler is named the MVP for the 2001 season, while Lyndsey Stults receives the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award and the Coaches Award. Lauren Knight and Sasha Scott will return for the 2002 season as twotime captains. May 29, 2002~ Hirschinger announces that Andrea Leonard becomes the Associate Head Coach of UNH Volleyball. July 17, 2002~ UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano announces Hirschinger’s multi-year contract extension. October 2, 2002~ Alyson Coler becomes the third Wildcat in school history to record 1,000 kills in a 3-1 win over Boston College at Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass. October 8, 2002~ Alyson Coler amasses 38 kills in a 3-2 loss to Northeastern to shatter the single-match record in Boston, Mass. November 9, 2002~ Alyson Coler breaks UNH’s single-season kill record a 3-0 win over Albany in Albany, N.Y.

...TRADITION CONTINUES Tournament since the tournament went to single-elimination in 1995. December 11, 2002~ Alyson Coler is named AVCA Northeast Region team and becomes the second Wildcat to garner All-Region honors. April, 2003~ Lauren Knight is named the MVP for the 2002 season, while Lyndsey Stults receives the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award for the second season. The Coaches Award is named in honor of Ed Jentes, father of former Wildcat Katie Jentes, founder of the Seacoast Junior Olympic Program, and Friend of UNH Volleyball. Karen Harrington is awarded the Ed Jentes Coaches Award. Anne Davis and Sasha Scott are announced as captains for the 2003 season. July, 2003~ Karolyn Kirby, a former Pro Beach player and indoor USA Olympic team captain, announced as assistant coach for the Wildcats. September 12, 2003~ Alyson Coler becomes the all-time school leader with 1,394 kills in a 0-3 loss to Cal Poly-SLO in Berkley, Calif. September 26, 2003~ Alyson Coler becomes the fourth member of the 1,000 Dig Club in a 3-1 loss to Brown University at Providence, R.I. October 10. 2003~ Sasha Scott becomes the fifth member of the 1,000 Dig Club in a 2-3 loss to Northeastern University. October 18, 2003~ The Wildcats top the 1,000 fan mark with 1,014 fans on “Pack the Arena Day” in a 3-0 victory over Stony Brook. November 8, 2003~ Sasha Scott breaks the single-match school record for digs with 31 at University of Maryland- Baltimore County. November 20, 2003~ At the America East awards banquet, UNH takes home three of the five major awards for the second consecutive season. Alyson Coler is named Player of the Year, Sasha Scott is named Defensive Specialist of the Year, and Hirschinger is named Coach of the Year. Katie Weidner is named to the All-Rookie team.

November 16, 2002~ Sasha Scott breaks UNH’s single season record for digs vs. the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.

November 22, 2003~ The Wildcats defeat rival Northeastern 3-1 at Lundholm Gymnasium to capture the school’s third America East Championship Title in volleyball. Alyson Coler is named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as well as to the All-Tournament team with teammates Erin Ludwig and Sasha Scott.

November 22, 2002~ UNH sweeps the three major conference awards at the America East banquet hosted by UNH. Alyson Coler is named Player of the Year, while Sasha Scott is named Defensive Specialist of the Year and Hirschinger is name Coach of the Year. Amy Dai and Karen Harrington are named to the All-Rookie team.

December 5, 2003~ UNH takes on No. 1 nationally ranked Southern California, the eventual national champions in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats give the Women of Troy all they can handle scoring at least 17 points in each game. This marked the first time the UNH volleyball program had competed against the top team in the nation.

November 24, 2002~ The Wildcats win their second America East conference championship in a 3-1 victory over Stony Brook in front of 533 fans at Lundholm Gymnasium. Lauren Knight is named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and is also named to the All-Tournament team with teammates Alyson Coler and Sasha Scott.

December 15, 2003~ Alyson Coler is the first player in the program’s history to garner Honorable Mention All-America honors.

December 5, 2002~ The Wildcats are defeated by the No. 10 nationally ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, 3-1, at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. UNH is the first America East team to win a game in the NCAA

February 3, 2004~ Karolyn Kirby is named to the 75th anniversary Pro Beach International All-Era Team by USA Volleyball. April 28, 2004~ Alyson Coler is named MVP for the 2003 season, while Jen Williams is awarded the Ed Jentes Coaches Award. Lyndsey Stults takes home the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award for the third straight season, and Natasha Otte and Erin

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...TRADITION CONTINUES Walker are announced as captains for the 2004 season. September 10, 2004~ Jen Williams becomes the sixth member of the 1,000 dig club in a 3-1 victory over Siena. October 15, 2004~ Karolyn Kirby is inducted to the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Mass. October 16, 2004~ Jen Williams becomes the all-time school dig leader in a 3-1 victory at Binghamtonon, N.Y. November 2004~ Toni Barnas is named to the America East All-Rookie Team. February 16, 2005~ Former Wildcat and all-time assist leader Stacy Barnett is named an Assistant Coach for the program. April 2005~ Jen Williams is named MVP for the 2004 season, while Katie Steffens receives the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award and Holly Young is awarded the Ed Jentes Coaches Award. Erin Walker is announced as the captain for the 2005 season. September 6, 2005~ The Wildcats host the defending national champions and No. 3 nationally ranked Stanford University on the fifth annual “Pack the Arena Day” breaking a school, conference and New England attendance record with 2,415 fans at Lundholm Gymnasium. September 10, 2005~ Erin Walker became UNH’s fourth player to post 1,000 career kills with 16 kills against Seton Hall at the UConn. Tournament in Storrs, Conn. November 2005~ Caitlin Dowd is named to the America East All-Rookie team. April 22, 2006~ Erin Walker is named MVP for the 2005 season, while Katie Steffens was awarded the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award and Meaghan Estes received the Ed Jentes Coaches Award. Toni Barnas and Sarah Rehn are announced as the 2006 captains. November 5, 2006~ Sarah Rehn notches 31 kills in a 3-2 win over Maine at Lundhom Gymnasium. Rehn is one of three Wildcats to earn 30 plus kills in a single match. November 11, 2006~ Hirschinger records her 600th win in a 3-2 victory against Binghampton at Lundholm Gymnasium. Hirschinger becomes the 15th NCAA active head coach to record 600 wins. November 17, 2006~ Wildcats Kirsten Bates, Lindsay Fogarty, Alyse Lahti and Kate Uitti are named to the America East All-Rookie Team. This marks the first time that any school in the conference have garnered four athletes on the All-Rookie squad. April 21, 2007~ Sarah Rehn is named MVP for the 2006 season, while Jessica Compton received the Ed Jentes Coaches award and the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Awarded was awarded to Lucia Bridova. Toni Barnas, Jessica Compton, and Kate Uitti are announced as captains for the 2007 season.

2009 Wildcat Volleyball September 1, 2007~ Emmy Blouin became the fifth player in program history to join the 1,000-kill club. In addition, she finished her career third on the all-time list with 1,281 kills. September 15, 2007~ Toni Barnas recorded 36 kills in a 3-2 win over Syracuse.Barnas’36 kills were the second most by any Wildcat at the time. Later that day,the Wildcats defeated Southern Methodist to capture the title at the UNH Tournament.The win over SMU was Head Coach Jill Hirschinger’s 200th win as coach at UNH. October 28, 2007~ The program helped raise over $2,500 for breast cancer during the “Dig for the Cure” event. The match was one of over 60 matches in the nation that was part of the “Dig for the Cure.” UNH played in front of a pink-splattered crowd of 503 during the event. November 11, 2007 ~ Alyse Lahti was selected America East Defensive Specialist of the Year and highlighted a group of five all-conference honorees. Kate Uitti, Kirsten Bates and Emmy Blouin were First Team selections, while Lahti and Jessica Compton were Second Team honorees. November 18, 2007 ~ Toni Barnas was selected to the All-Championship Team following the conclusion of the 2007 America East Volleyball Championship. December 7, 2007~ Assistant Coach Stacy Barnett was elevated to associate head coach after serving three seasons as the top assistant coach. February 5,2008 ~ The program hosts a celebration of life ceremony to remember the passing of former player Holly Young.Young passed away on Jan.24,2008 after a three-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. February 6, 2008 ~ Head Coach Jill Hirschinger was inducted into the Utah State University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. April 19, 2008 ~ Jessica Compton is named the Holly Young MVP at the 2007 banquet. Earlier in the day the program took time to honor and celebrate the memory of Holly Young by planting a tree in the Memory Walk, retiring Young’s jersey (#4) and participating in the Relay 4 Life on campus. Toni Barnas was the recipient of the Ed Jentes Coaches’ Award. Kristen Bates earned the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award, given annually to the Wildcat with the highest GPA on the team. Liz McAllister was named the winner of the Karl Van Asselt Assist Award for her work with the program. May 13, 2008 ~ Jessica Compton is named the 2008 University of New Hampshire Woman of the Year. June 1,2008 ~ Former Wildcat Erin Walker rejoins the Wildcats as assistant coach. July 10, 2008 ~ Head Coach Jill Hirschinger was inducted into the Ferris State Hall of Fame. September 20, 2009 ~ The program battles top-ranked and defending national champion Penn State.The Nittany Lions went on to win their second-straight national championship. November 20, 2009 ~ Kirsten Bates and Lindsay Fogarty are named to the America East All-Conference second team, while Lauren Laquerre and Pauline Acres are named to the AE All-Rookie team at the conference’s annual awards banquet. April 27, 2009 ~ Kirsten Bates is named the Holly Young MVP and the Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award winner at the 2008 banquet.Pauline Acres is named the recipient of the Ed Jentes Coaches’ Award, while Kate Uitti, Sara Heldman and Kelly Harte are announced ast the 2009 tri-captains at the year-end banquet held at the Whittemore Center. In addition, Tom Wilkins is named the winner of the Karl Van Asselt Assist Award for her work with the program. May 13, 2009 ~ Volley 4 Holly is once again a success as the program raises over $1800 for the Holly Young Fund and a record 30 teams competed in the fifth-annual single day charity event.

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www.UNHWildcats.com America East All-Conference Team 1995......................................2nd..................................................................Melissa Nelson 1997......................................2nd...................................................................... Cari Sanders ...............................................1st..........................................................Maureen McCarthy ...............................................1st.............................................................................Beth Cole 1998......................................1st......................................................................Stacy Barnett ...............................................1st............................................................... Leisha Campbell ...............................................2nd..........................................................................Jillian Ross 1999......................................1st.............................................................................Beth Cole ...............................................2nd.....................................................................Stacy Barnett ...............................................2nd.............................................................. Leisha Campbell ...............................................2nd..........................................................................Jillian Ross ...............................................2nd..........................................................................Jen Walker 2000................................................................... Stacy Barnett, Jillian Ross, Jen Walker ...............................................HM...................................................................... Alyson Coler ...............................................HM....................................................................... Katie Jentes 2001..................................................................................... Alyson Coler, Bonnie Wilson ...............................................HM...................................................................Lauren Knight 2002..................................................................................... Alyson Coler, Lauren Knight ...............................................HM.........................................................................Anne Davis ...............................................HM........................................................................Erin Ludwig 2003........................................................................................... Alyson Coler, Erin Walker ...............................................HM........................................................................ Sasha Scott 2004......................................HM.........................................................................Erin Walker 2005......................................................................................................................Erin Walker ...............................................HM.....................................................................Emmy Blouin 2006......................................1st..........................................................................Sarah Rehn ...............................................1st......................................................................Emmy Blouin ...............................................2nd.............................................................................Kate Uitti 2007......................................1st.......................................................................Kirsten Bates ...............................................1st......................................................................Emmy Blouin ...............................................2nd.............................................................................Kate Uitti ...............................................2nd..........................................................................Alyse Lahti ...............................................2nd..............................................................Jessica Compton 2008......................................2nd......................................................................Kirsten Bates ...............................................2nd................................................................Lindsay Fogarty America East Rookie of the Year 2000................................................................................................................... Alyson Coler America East All-Rookie Team 2000................................................................................................................... Alyson Coler 2001................................................................................................................Bonnie Wilson 2002........................................................................................................................... Amy Dai 2002..........................................................................................................Karen Harrington 2003................................................................................................................ Katie Weidner 2004..................................................................................................................... Toni Barnas 2005.................................................................................................................. Caitlin Dowd 2006......................................Kirsten Bates, Lindsay Fogarty, Alyse Lahti, Kate Uitti 2007.................................................................................................................. no recipients 2008...............................................................................Pauline Acres, Lauren Laquerre America East All-Championship Team 1997................................................................................. Beth Cole, Maureen McCarthy 1998.................................................... Stacy Barnett, Leisha Campbell, Cari Sanders 1999.................................................................................... Leisha Campbell, Jillian Ross 2000...........................................................................................Stacy Barnett, Jillian Ross 2001................................................................................................................... Alyson Coler 2002.............................................................Alyson Coler, Lauren Knight, Sasha Scott 2003................................................................. Alyson Coler, Erin Ludwig, Sasha Scott 2007..................................................................................................................... Toni Barnas America East Tournament Most Outstanding Player 1998................................................................................................................... Cari Sanders 2002................................................................................................................Lauren Knight 2003................................................................................................................... Alyson Coler America East Player of the Year 1997.........................................................................................................................Beth Cole 2002................................................................................................................... Alyson Coler 2003................................................................................................................... Alyson Coler America East Defensive Player of the Year 2002..................................................................................................................... Sasha Scott 2003..................................................................................................................... Sasha Scott 2007.......................................................................................................................Alyse Lahti America East Coach of the Year 1997...............................................................................................................Jill Hirschinger 1998...............................................................................................................Jill Hirschinger 2002...............................................................................................................Jill Hirschinger 2003...............................................................................................................Jill Hirschinger

ALL-TIME AWARDS I n 2008, the Wildcat volleyball program named its Most Valuable Player Award in the memory of Holly Young, a member of the Wildcat volleyball team, who passed away Jan. 24, 2008 after a courageous three-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

Holly Young Most Valuable Player 1996......................................................................................................Leisha Campbell 1997................................................................................................ Maureen McCarthy 1998..............................................................................................................Cari Sanders 1999......................................................................................................Leisha Campbell 2000............................................................................................................Stacy Barnett 2001............................................................................................................. Alyson Coler 2002.......................................................................................................... Lauren Knight 2003............................................................................................................. Alyson Coler 2004..............................................................................................................Jen Williams 2005................................................................................................................ Erin Walker 2006................................................................................................................Sarah Rehn 2007.....................................................................................................Jessica Compton 2008.............................................................................................................Kirsten Bates All-Time Captains 1975...............................................................................................................................N/A 1976...................................................................Barbara Sorenson, Bev Harrington 1977...............................................................................................................................N/A 1978...............................................................................................................................N/A 1979.................................................................................... Iris Rauscher, Paula Casey 1980.................................................................................... Iris Rauscher, Paula Casey 1981...............................................................................................................................N/A 1982......................................................................................................Jean Campanelli 1983...................................................................................................... Karen Beardsley 1984....................................................................................................... Melanie Warren 1995...............................................................................................................................N/A 1996.........................................................................................................Nicole Seaman 1997................................... Leisha Campbell, Maureen McCarthy, Cari Sanders 1998............................................................ Stacy Barnett, Beth Cole, Cari Sanders 1999.................................................................................Leisha Campbell, Beth Cole 2000........................................................................... Stacy Barnett, Kim Mirts-Poen 2001................................................................................. Lauren Knight, Sasha Scott 2002................................................................................. Lauren Knight, Sasha Scott 2003....................................................................................... Anne Davis, Sasha Scott 2004.................................................................................... Natasha Otte, Erin Walker 2005................................................................................................................ Erin Walker 2006....................................................................................... Toni Barnas, Sarah Rehn 2007........................................................Toni Barnas, Jessica Compton, Kate Uitti 2008....................................................................................................................Kate Uitti 2009...............................................................Kelly Harte, Sara Heldman, Kate Uitti Judy Ray Academic Excellence Award 1999........................................................................................................ Carrie Brandon 2000...............................................................................................................Kelly Cutillo 2001..........................................................................................................Lyndsey Stults 2002..........................................................................................................Lyndsey Stults 2003..........................................................................................................Lyndsey Stults 2004........................................................................................................... Katie Steffens 2005........................................................................................................... Katie Steffens 2006............................................................................................................Lucia Bridova 2007.............................................................................................................Kirsten Bates 2008.............................................................................................................Kirsten Bates Karl Van Asselt Assist Award 1999...........................................................................................................Karl VanAsselt 2000......................................................................................................Howard Quimby 2001...................................................................................................... Wayne VanSluys 2002........................................................................................... Ron and Linda Knight 2003................................................................................................................Paula Davis 2004-06......................................................................................................No Recipient 2007............................................................................................................ Liz McAllister 2008...............................................................................................................Tom Wilkins Ed Jentes Coaches Award 1996.........................................................................................................Nicole Seaman 1997............................................................................................................Stacy Barnett 1998................................................................................................................. Jen Walker 1999................................................................................................................Sasha Scott 2000...............................................................................................................Erin Ludwig 2001..........................................................................................................Lyndsey Stults 2002....................................................................................................Karen Harrington 2003..............................................................................................................Jen Williams 2004.............................................................................................................. Holly Young 2005........................................................................................................ Meaghan Estes 2006.....................................................................................................Jessica Compton 2007................................................................................................................Toni Barnas 2008............................................................................................................Pauline Acres

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ANNUAL RESULTS 1975 (12-4) Coach: Laurel Milos Maine-Presque-Isle Maine-Machias Maine-Farmington Maine-Orono Bates Keene State Maine-Presque-Isle Maine-Machias Maine-Orono Connecticut Northeastern Boston College Bridgewater State Southern Connecticut Massachusetts Springfield

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

1976 (8-8) Coach: Laurel Milos Captains: Barbara Sorenson and Bev Harrington Connecticut L 0-3 Fitchburg State W 2-0 Keene State L 0-2 Bridgewater W 2-1 Maine-Orono W 1-2 Springfield L 0-2 Massachusetts W 2-0 Williams W 2-1 Rhode Island L 1-3 Northeastern W 2-1 Boston College W 2-0 Keene State W 2-0 SUNY-Cortland L 0-2 Towson State L 0-2 Delaware L 0-2 Georgetown L 1-2 1977 (15-9) Coach: Laurel Milos Massachusetts Vermont Williams Springfield Rhode Island Connecticut Bridgewater State Barrington Fitchburg State Keene State Springfield Hartford Westfield State MIT Wheaton Maine-Presque-Isle Maine-Farmington Maine-Orono Bates Boston College Northeastern Central Connecticut Southern Connecticut Maryland

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15-2, 15-1 15-9, 15-4 3-15, 7-15 13-15, 6-15 1-15, 9-15 12-15, 9-15 12-15, 15-5, 15-8 15-12, 10-15, 15-2 15-5, 15-4 15-3, 15-4 15-11, 5-15, 12-15, 3-15 15-4, 15-3 15-7, 15-4 8-15, 10-15 15-7, 15-1 15-6, 15-12 15-7, 15-13 W 15-10, 15-9 15-4, 12-15, 10-15 15-4, 10-15, 15-6 15-3, 15-5 15-9, 12-15, 15-7 9-15, 12-15 7-15, 7-15

1978 (12-11) Coach: Jane Job Assistant Coaches: Holly Smith and Jackie Mitchell Massachusetts L 9-15, 8-15 Vermont W 15-10, 15-8 Maine-Orono W 15-7, 11-15, 15-13 Boston University W 15-4, 15-10 Fitchburg State W 15-9, 15-8, 7-15, 15-11 Bates W 5-15, 12-15, 15-4, 15-5, 15-3 Bridgewater State W 14-16, 15-11, 15-6 Clark W 15-1, 15-12 Providence L 11-15, 9-15 Brown W 15-7, 15-10 Springfield L 3-15, 4-15 Williams L 15-10, 8-15, 8-15 MIT W 15-8, 15-4 Boston College W 15-2, 15-8 Northeastern W 15-2, 15-2, 7-15, 15-7 Connecticut L 0-15, 7-15 Rhode Island L 12-15, 12-15 Springfield L 7-15, 5-15 Yale L 14-16, 11-15 Connecticut L 7-15, 10-15 Delaware L 10-15, 10-15 Maine-Orono L 15-7, 11-15, 5-15 Vermont W 15-8, 15-11 1979 (12-19) Coach: Jane Job Captains: Iris Rauscher and Paula Casey Vermont W 15-6, 15-8 Massachusetts L 13-15, 15-5, 7-15 Southern Connecticut L 14-16, 7-15 SUNY-Oneonta L 7-15, 15-10, 6-15 Springfield L 6-15, 10-15 Yale L 15-7, 12-15, 9-15 CW Post/LIU L 14-16, 15-13, 10-15 Providence L 15-5, 12-15, 11-15, 3-15 Fitchburg State W 15-6, 15-2, 15-1 Maine-Farmington W 15-3, 15-7 Bates W 12-15, 15-6, 15-13 Bridgewater State W 3-0 Boston College W 15-1, 15-2 Rhode Island L 11-15, 15-10, 6-15, 15-12, 8-15 Brown W 15-5, 15-10, 15-10 Williams W 15-8, 11-15, 15-5

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Springfield L 16-14, 8-15, 9-15 Maine Presque-Isle W 15-5, 18-16 Maine-Orono L 0-15, 13-15 Moncton L 3-15, 10-15 Northeastern W 15-4, 14-16, 15-5, 15-4 Northeastern W 15-11, 15-12 Providence L 10-15, 15-3, 7-15 Rhode Island College L 15-10, 5-15, 13-15 Southern Connecticut L 11-15, 5-15 Temple L 10-15, 5-15 Central Connecticut L 15-4, 13-15, 8-15 New Haven L 8-15, 15-13, 4-15 Rhode Island L 6-15, 2-15 Maine-Orono W 15-6, 9-15, 15-4 Southern Connecticut L 10-15, 3-15, 7-15 1980 (26-14) Coach: Jane Job Captains: Iris Rauscher and Paula Casey Keene State W 15-3, 15-8 Maine-Orono W 15-12, 15-3 Rhode Island L 2-15, 12-15 Connecticut L 14-16, 10-15 New Haven L 15-11, 7-15, 10-15 CW Post/LIU L 1-15, 14-16 Providence L 5-15, 12-15 Massachusetts W 15-3, 15-2 Bridgewater State W 15-5, 15-5, 15-4 Syracuse L 5-15, 15-10, 7-15 Connecticut W 2-15, 15-13, 15-12 Rhode Island L 12-15, 13-15 Queen’s W 15-11, 15-12 Northeastern W 15-3, 16-6 New York Tech W 15-7, 16-14 Tufts W 15-1, 15-7 Brown L 11-15, 9-15 Vermont W 15-13, 15-10 Queen’s W 15-12, 15-2 Southern Connecticut L 15-13, 5-15, 7-15 New Haven W 15-6, 15-13 Providence L 14-16, 4-15 Connecticut W 20-18, 15-7 Hofstra W 16-14, 15-4 Springfield W 15-5, 7-15, 15-9 Williams W 15-5, 15-7 Maine-Farmington W 15-6, 15-6 East Nazarene W 12-15, 15-8, 15-3 Boston College W 15-8, 15-5 Maine-Orono W 15-13, 15-12 Northeastern W 15-11, 11-15, 15-3 Salem State W 15-6, 15-5 Southern Connecticut L 8-15, 7-15 Delaware L 4-15, 9-15 Connecticut W 12-15, 15-11, 16-14 Central Connecticut W 15-9, 15-7 Hofstra W 15-8, 15-9 Temple W 15-13, 15-11 Southern Connecticut L 15-12, 7-15, 2-15 Central Connecticut L 15-12, 9-15, 13-15 1981 (16-19-2) Coach: Leah Carter Massachusetts Connecticut Providence Rhode Island Temple Delaware Maryland Georgetown New York Tech Ithaca New Haven Cortland State Connecticut Northeastern SUNY-Oneonta East Stroudsburg Central Connecticut Connecticut Hofstra Springfield Williams Boston College Salem State Maine-Farmington Maine-Presque Isle Bridgewater State Tufts Salem State Northeastern Massachusetts Northeastern Connecticut East Stroudsburg Temple Rhode Island Central Connecticut

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

1982 (7-22) Coach: Carol Ford Assistant Coaches: Sandra Kimiecik Captains: Jean Campanelli Springfield L 6-15, 10-15 Rhode Island College L 14-16, 15-12, 10-15 Rhode Island L 5-15, 11-15 Boston College L 13-15, 9-15 Pennsylvania L 5-15, 8-15 Brown L 3-15, 8-15 Delaware L 5-15, 9-15 New York Tech L 4-15, 12-15 Southern Connecticut L 12-15, 9-15 Springfield L 4-15, 11-15 Colgate L 14-16, 11-15 Farleigh-Dickinson L 8-15, 8-15 Williams W 15-4, 15-8 Springfield L 2-15, 9-15 Salem State W 15-9, 10-15, 15-4 Boston College W 15-9, 8-15, 16-14 Maine-Farmington W 16-14, 15-7 Harvard L 5-15, 12-15 MIT L 9-15, 6-15 Salem State W 15-5, 15-12 Northeastern L 4-15, 9-15 Hofstra L 11-15, 9-15, 8-15 Southern Connecticut W 17-15, 15-2 Farleigh-Dickinson L 1-15, 13-15 New Haven L 4-15, 2-15 Pennsylvania L 4-15, 3-15 Rhode Island L 5-15, 10-15 Providence L 0-15, 4-15 Southern Connecticut W 4-15, 5-16, 15-2 1983 (12-16) Coach: Carol Ford Captains: Karen Beardsley Providence Connecticut Providence Rhode Island College Dartmouth Connecticut Queen’s Army New York Tech MIT Harvard Boston College Maine-Farmington Williams Springfield George Mason Penn State Northeastern Salem State Dartmouth Vermont Bryn Mawr Massachusetts Wellesley Providence New York Tech Brown Yale

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

1984 (21-11) Coach: Carol Ford Assistant Coaches: Megan O’Hara Captains: Melanie Warren Rhode Island L 8-15, 2-15 Providence L 7-15, 7-15 Connecticut W 15-7, 6-15, 15-4 Boston College W 15-3, 15-4 Holy Cross W 16-14, 15-1 Boston College W 15-3, 15-4 Holy Cross W 13-15, 15-10, 15-9 Springfield L 12-15, 14-16 Army L 7-15, 15-14, 11-15 Southern Connecticut W 15-0, 15-7 Farleigh-Dickinson W 15-11, 11-15, 15-4 Cornell L 15-11, 17-19, 6-15 Bentley W 15-2, 15-2 Boston College W 15-6, 15-6 Keene State W 15-8, 15-9 Harvard W 15-5, 15-2 Syracuse L 14-16, 14-16, 4-15 Brown L 3-15, 12-15, 12-15 Wellesley W 15-12, 15-1 Dartmouth W 15-4, 15-3 Vermont W 15-7, 15-8 Wellesley W 15-7, 15-7 Central Connecticut W 15-10, 15-11 Connecticut W 15-10, 8-15, 15-12 UMass.-Lowell W 15-2, 13-15, 15-9, 15-7 MIT L 10-15, 4-15 Springfield L 13-15, 15-7, 9-15 Northeastern L 10-15, 4-15 Salem State W 15-5, 15-7 Eastern Connecticut W 15-9, 15-9, 15-5 Boston College W 15-0, 15-6, 15-7 Rhode Island L 3-15, 1-15, 5-15

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www.UNHWildcats.com 1995 (4-17, 0-7) Coach: Veronica O’Brien Assistant Coaches: Darren Beals and Dave Marquis Captains: None Fairfield L 15-12, 7-15, 9-15, 4-15 Yale L 6-15, 6-15, 13-15 Siena L 5-15, 2-15, 5-15 Marist W 15-9, 15-8, 7-15, 13-15, 15-8 Holy Cross W 9-15, 15-9, 15-11, 15-5 Fairfield L 5-15, 3-15, 11-15 Dartmouth L 5-15, 8-15, 14-16 Marist L 10-15, 16-14, 12-15, 15-1, 7-15 Cornell L 8-15, 6-15, 10-15 Columbia L 16-14, 12-15, 15-13, 8-15, 13-15 Delaware L 2-15, 5-15, 5-15 Towson State L 0-15, 10-15, 9-15 Hartford L 0-15, 8-15, 15-10, 2-15 Drexel* W 15-13, 14-16, 16-14, 5-15, 11-15 Hofstra L 6-15, 10-15, 0-15 Vermont L 15-13, 14-16, 16-14, 5-15, 11-15 Dartmouth L 4-15, 6-15, 5-15 Brown L 10-15, 7-15, 13-15 Holy Cross W 15-10, 11-15, 15-10, 5-15, 15-8 Vermont L 14-16, 15-7, 15-6, 4-15, 8-15 Northeastern L 13-15, 16-18, 11-15 *Drexel forfeited match due to ineligible player 1996 (6-26, 1-6) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Kelly Stosik and Phuong Luong Captains: Nicole Seaman Connecticut L 6-15, 3-15, 1-15 Loyola L 11-15, 4-15, 0-15 Boston College L 8-15, 13-15, 14-16 Holy Cross W 15-7, 17-15, 15-9 Marist L 15-5, 5-15, 9-15, 11-15 Providence L 4-15, 3-15, 5-15 Utah State L 4-15, 11-15, 13-15 Delaware State W 15-7, 15-11, 15-5 Colgate L 7-15, 1-15, 9-15 Yale L 13-15, 8-15, 8-15 Brown L 5-15, 9-15, 0-15 Boston College L 4-15, 2-15, 15-13, 10-15 Fairfield L 8-15, 10-15, 8-15 Siena L 11-15, 9-15, 11-15 Iona L 4-15, 8-15, 4-15 Central Connecticut L 12-15, 7-15, 15-8, 9-15 Providence L 8-15, 5-15, 2-15 Dartmouth L 3-15, 13-15, 4-15 Drexel L 6-15, 3-15, 8-15 Hofstra L 4-15, 6-15, 11-15 Dartmouth L 15-9, 2-15, 2-15, 8-15 Delaware L 7-15, 6-15, 12-15 Towson L 0-15, 6-15, 7-15 Hartford L 7-15, 4-15, 5-15 Northeastern L 8-15, 4-15, 9-15 Fairfield L 13-15, 11-15, 12-15 St. Francis W 4-15, 15-7, 15-8, 15-3 Vermont W 15-12, 15-6, 13-15, 15-10 Brown L 8-15, 6-15, 15-11, 12-15 Vermont W 15-13, 15-4, 15-9 Harvard L 5-15, 10-15, 9-15 Hartford W 15-11, 15-10, 15-7 1997 (23-10, 11-3) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Phoung Luong Captains: Leisha Campbell, Maureen McCarthy, Cari Sanders Providence L 16-14, 15-17, 17-15, 11-15, 12-15 Army W 5-15, 15-5, 15-8, 15-7 Fairfield L 15-13, 4-15, 13-15, 13-15 Iona W 15-4, 15-6, 15-10 Boston College W 13-15, 10-15, 16-14, 15-5, 15-11 Iona W 15-12, 15-6, 15-10 LIU-Brooklyn W 15-1, 15-1, 15-8 Harvard W 11-15, 15-3, 15-7, 15-7 Pennsylvania W 19-17, 15-8, 15-5 Drexel W 15-4, 15-9, 15-6 Navy W 12-15, 15-12, 15-2, 15-9 Connecticut L 15-4, 14-16, 2-15, 13-15 Connecticut L 3-15, 7-15, 14-16 Brown L 10-15, 8-15, 6-15 Fairleigh Dickinson W 15-4, 15-4, 15-7 Dartmouth L 7-15, 8-15, 5-15 Northeastern W 15-13, 16-14, 15-12 Hartford W 15-11, 15-9, 16-14 Drexel W 15-8, 15-12, 15-11 Hofstra L 15-11, 14-16, 11-15, 8-15 Vermont W 15-7, 15-4, 15-5 Delaware W 15-7, 15-7, 15-5 Towson W 16-14, 15-12, 15-6 Drexel W 16-14, 11-15, 15-10, 12-15, 15-8 Hofstra L 12-15, 15-11, 13-15, 12-15 Dartmouth W 16-14, 3-15, 15-10, 15-11 Northeastern W 15-11, 15-3, 16-14 Hartford W 15-8, 15-3, 15-4 Vermont W 15-5, 15-13, 15-1 Delaware L 15-12, 13-15, 6-15, 16-14, 10-15 Towson W 13-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-12 Delaware•# W 13-15, 15-7, 15-13, 12-15, 17-15 Hofstra# L 11-15, 5-15, 12-15

ANNUAL RESULTS

1998 (24-11, 14-0) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Andrea Leonard and Maureen McCarthy Captains: Stacy Barnett, Beth Cole, Cari Sanders 9/1 H Connecticut W 3-2 6-15, 15-9, 15-13, 11-15, 15-11 9/4 A Syracuse L 0-3 (6-15, 11-15, 1-15) 9/5 N Kent State L 0-3 (13-15, 4-15, 9-15) 9/5 N N.C. State L 0-3 (10-15, 9-15, 14-16) 9/9 H Holy Cross W 3-0 (15-5, 15-2, 15-3) 9/11 A Brown L 0-3 (2-15, 14-16, 2-15) 9/12 N Rhode Island L 1-3 (15-13, 5-15, 12-15, 5-15) 9/12 N Colgate W 3-0 (15-12, 18-16, 15-12) 9/18 N Notre Dame L 1-3 (15-11, 12-15, 9-15, 4-15) 9/19 A Michigan St. L 0-3 (7-15, 4-15, 10-15) 9/19 N Utah L 0-3 (4-15, 15-17, 10-15) 9/23 H Dartmouth L 2-3 13-15, 16-14, 11-15, 19-17, 13-15 9/25 N Liberty W 3-0 (15-10, 15-9, 15-10) 9/26 N Seton Hall W 3-2 15-12, 11-15, 15-9, 7-15, 20-18 9/26 A Rutgers W 3-1 (15-13, 10-15, 15-13, 15-11) 9/30 A Harvard W 3-2 (14-16, 9-15, 15-3, 15-6, 16-14) 10/7 A Boston College W 3-0 (15-8, 15-11, 15-5) 10/10 A Towson• W 3-0 (15-11, 15-5, 15-13) 10/11 A Delaware• W 3-1 (15-8, 10-15, 15-10, 15-9) 10/16 H Hartford• W 3-0 (15-12, 15-4, 15-9) 10/17 H Northeastern• W 3-2 15-6, 4-15, 17-19, 15-13, 21-19 10/21 A Vermont• W 3-0 (15-4, 15-1, 15-6) 10/24 H Hofstra• W 3-2 16-14, 15-11, 6-15, 11-15, 15-5 10/25 H Drexel• W 3-0 (15-3, 15-5, 15-13) 10/31 H Delaware• W 3-1 (12-15, 15-9, 16-14, 15-10) 11/1 H Towson• W 3-0 (15-11, 15-9, 15-13) 11/4 A Dartmouth L 3-1 (12-15, 15-13, 10-15, 8-15) 11/7 A Hartford• W 3-0 (15-13, 15-2, 15-11) 11/8 A Northeastern• W 3-1 (11-15, 15-11, 15-6, 15-2) 11/11 H Vermont• W 3-0 (15-2, 15-1, 15-5) 11/14 A Drexel• W 3-1 (13-15, 15-12, 15-5, 16-14) 11/15 A Hofstra• W 3-2 (11-15, 4-15, 15-8, 15-10, 15-11) 11/21 N Delaware# W 3-1 (10-15, 15-13, 15-3, 16-14) 11/22 N Hofstra# W 3-1 (15-11, 3-15, 15-9, 17-15) 12/3 N Arkansas% L 3-0 (3-15, 0-15, 13-15) 1999 (24-12, 12-2) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Andrea Leonard and Brad Ballinger Captains: Beth Cole and Leisha Campbell 9/1 A Fairfield L 0-3 (4-15, 6-15, 12-15) 9/3 H Rutgers L 1-3 (15-7, 13-15, 14-16, 12-15) 9/4 H Oregon L 0-3 (12-15, 3-15, 7-15) 9/4 H Holy Cross W 3-0 (15-7, 15-4, 15-11) 9/8 H Boston College W 3-1 (15-3, 15-13, 11-15, 15-11) 9/10 N Michigan State L 0-3 (6-15, 8-15, 10-15) 9/10 A UMass L 0-3 (6-15, 12-15, 4-15) 9/11 N Seton Hall W 3-1 (15-7, 15-4, 12-15, 15-11) 9/11 N USM W 3-0 (15-11, 15-7, 15-5) 9/17 N Missouri W 3-0 (15-13, 15-12, 16-14) 9/18 A Arkansas L 1-3 (8-15, 15-10, 11-15, 0-15) 9/18 N La. Tech W 3-0 (15-3, 15-9, 16-14) 9/24 N Southern Meth. W 3-2 (15-9, 14-16, 15-7, 10-15, 15-11) 9/24 N New Mexico W 3-1 (15-5, 7-15, 15-7, 15-10) 9/25 N Harvard L 2-3 (9-15, 15-17, 15-12, 15-4, 10-15) 9/25 A UConn L 2-3 (9-15, 15-8, 15-7, 10-15, 13-15) 9/29 A Dartmouth W 3-0 (15-3, 15-3, 15-12) 10/6 A Boston College W 3-0 (15-11, 15-8, 15-13) 10/9 A Hofstra• W 3-2 (13-15, 6-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-13) 10/10 A Drexel• W 3-0 (15-12, 15-4, 15-8) 10/16 H Towson• W 3-0 (15-11, 15-8, 15-6) 10/17 H Delaware• W 3-0 (15-9, 15-8, 15-2) 10/20 A Maine• W 3-0 (15-1, 15-1, 15-6) 10/23 A Hartford• W 3-0 (15-6, 15-5, 15-9) 10/24 H Northeastern• W 3-0 (15-11, 15-7, 15-8) 10/27 H Dartmouth W 3-1 (15-7, 15-7, 10-15, 15-7) 10/30 H Drexel• W 3-0 (15-8, 15-10, 15-5) 10/31 H Hofstra• L 0-3 (7-15, 14-16, 5-15) 11/3 H Harvard L 0-3 (10-15, 7-15, 10-15) 11/6 A Delaware• L 2-3 (14-16, 15-7, 15-9, 2-15, 6-15) 11/7 A Towson• W 3-0 (15-1, 15-7, 15-4) 11/10 H Maine• W 3-0 (15-2, 15-1, 15-2) 11/13 A Northeastern• W 3-1 (9-15, 15-8, 15-6, 15-6) 11/14 H Hartford• W 3-1 (15-10, 15-6, 14-16, 15-6) 11/17 H Northeastern# W 3-1 (15-6, 15-8, 14-16, 15-13) 11/20( A) Hofstra# L 0-3 (13-15, 9-15, 8-15)

2000 (23-11, 13-3) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Andrea Leonard and Jessica Houle Captains: Kim Mirts-Poen and Stacy Barnett 9/1 H UMass L 2-3 16-14, 11-15, 15-17, 15-13, 10-15 9/2 H E. Michigan W 3-1 (15-10, 16-14, 3-15, 15-5) 9/2 H Utah L 0-3 (12-15, 4-15, 4-15) 9/6 A Boston Coll. W 3-0 (15-8, 15-8, 15-12) 9/8 N Cinncinati L 0-3 (4-15, 6-15, 3-15) 9/9 A Dayton L 0-3 (11-15, 7-15, 5-15) 9/9 N Eastern Michigan W 3-2 (11-15, 15-12, 15-11,10-15, 15-6) 9/13 H Boston Coll. W 3-1 (15-8, 10-15, 15-8, 15-8) 9/15 A Illinois L 1-3 (6-15, 15-11, 8-15, 7-15) 9/16 N Wisc-Milwaukee L 0-3 (8-15, 6-15, 4-15) 9/22 N St. Peter’s W 3-1 (15-12, 16-18, 15-9, 15-6) 9/23 A Rutgers L 0-3 (7-15, 14-16, 5-15) 9/23 N Princeton W 3-0 (15-11, 15-7, 15-10) 9/27 A Dartmouth W 3-0 (15-7, 15-0, 15-7) 9/30 N Wagner W 3-0 (15-7, 15-11, 15-1) 9/30 A Harvard W 3-1 (15-12, 15-12, 9-15, 15-8) 10/4 H Vermont• W 3-0 (15-0, 15-2, 15-10) 10/7 H Maine• W 3-0 (15-9, 15-4, 15-13) 10/8 H Northeastern• L 0-3 (12-15, 13-15, 12-15) 10/13 A Delaware• W 3-2 (10-15, 15-10, 11-15, 15-9, 15-8) 10/14 A Towson• W 3-2 (15-4, 9-15, 13-15, 16-14, 15-9) 10/15 A Drexel• W 3-1 (15-3, 12-15, 15-8, 15-9) 10/21 H Hartford• W 3-0 (15-9, 15-9, 15-11) 10/22 H Hofstra• L 1-3 (7-15, 13-15, 15-5, 10-15) 10/25 A Vermont• W 3-0 (15-3, 15-5, 15-3) 10/27 H Delaware• W 3-0 (15-5, 15-13, 15-9) 10/28 H Drexel• W 3-0 (15-5, 15-3, 15-0) 10/29 H Towson• W 3-1 (15-5, 15-10, 11-15, 15-6) 11/4 A Northeastern• W 3-1 (11-15, 15-8, 15-10, 15-8) 11/5 A Maine• W 3-0 (15-11, 15-9, 15-4) 11/11 A Hofstra• L 1-3 (9-15, 9-15, 15-10, 6-15) 11/12 A Hartford• W 3-1 (13-15, 15-2, 15-9, 15-4) 11/18 N Northeastern# W 3-0 (15-13, 15-9, 15-10) 11/19 A Hofstra# L 1-3 (12-15, 15-13, 12-15, 12-15) 2001 (18-9, 11-3) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Andrea Leonard, Brad Ballinger, Jen Walker Captains: Lauren Knight and Sasha Scott 8/31 N Texas Christian W 3-1 (30-22, 28-30, 30-23, 30-24) 8/31 N California L 1-3 (26-30, 31-29, 20-30, 21-30) 9/1 A Connecticut L 0-3 (30-32, 21-30, 12-30) 9/5 H Boston College W 3-1 (30-20, 30-25, 25-30, 30-23) 9/7 N Buffalo W 3-2 30-27, 30-12, 25-30, 28-30, 15-13 9/8 N Dartmouth W 3-1 (30-27, 26-30, 30-20, 30-17) 9/8 A UMass L 0-3 (18-30, 24-30, 23-30) 9/18 H Vermont• W 3-0 (30-11, 30-20, 30-15) 9/22 H Fairfield L 2-3 (30-28, 30-28, 24-30, 19-30, 7-15) 9/22 H Harvard L 1-3 (29-31, 28-30, 31-29, 21-30) 9/26 A Vermont• W 3-0 (30-21, 30-13, 30-19) 10/3 H Maine• W 3-1 (30-19, 27-30, 30-27, 30-19) 10/6 A Northeastern• L 2-3 (22-30, 30-20, 29-31, 35-33, 8-15) 10/7 A Albany• W 3-0 (31-29, 30-20, 30-18) 10/10 A Boston College W 3-2 27-30, 15-30, 30-22, 32-30, 16-14 10/13 H Towson• L 1-3 (30-16, 34-36, 23-30, 33-35) 10/14 H Drexel• W 3-0 (30-14, 30-15, 30-25) 10/20 A Hartford• W 3-0 (30-17, 30-24, 30-17) 10/21 A Stony Brookok• W 3-1 (25-30, 30-26, 30-26, 30-25) 10/24 A Maine• W 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-25) 10/27 A Towson• L 1-3 (27-30, 30-26, 22-30, 25-30) 10/28 A Drexel• W 3-0 (38-36, 30-28, 30-23) 11/3 H Stony Brook• W 3-0 (30-25, 30-20, 30-15) 11/4 H Hartford• W 3-0 (30-24, 30-23, 30-23) 11/10 H Northeastern• W 3-2 (30-24, 30-23, 15-30, 30-32, 15-11) 11/11 H Albany• W 3-0 (30-24, 30-26, 30-23) 11/17 N Northeastern# L 1-3 (19-30, 38-36, 23-30, 24-30)

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ANNUAL RESULTS 2002 (23-11, 11-1) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Andrea Leonard, Stacy Barnett, Ben Read Captains: Lauren Knight and Sasha Scott 8/30 A Utah L 0-3 (26-30, 24-30, 23-30) 8/31 N Pacific L 0-3 (17-30, 24-30, 26-30) 8/31 N Murray State L 2-3 (30-22, 24-30, 21-30, 30-18, 7-15) 9/3 H Holy Cross W 3-0 (30-25, 30-12, 30-19) 9/6 N Penn State L 0-3 (22-30, 18-30, 20-30) 9/7 A Fairfield W 3-2 (22-30, 30-19, 30-27, 30-32, 15-7) 9/7 N Seton Hall L 0-3 (27-30, 20-30, 24-30) 9/13 N West Virginia W 3-0 (30-27, 30-20, 30-28) 9/13 N Rutgers L 1-3 (30-23, 28-30, 27-30, 18-30) 9/14 A Temple L 2-3 (30-23, 28-30, 29-31, 30-23, 11-15) 9/17 A Harvard L 2-3 (26-30, 30-16, 22-30, 30-27, 12-15) 9/20 H Montana W 3-2 (20-30, 31-29, 30-25, 27-30, 15-9) 9/21 H N.C. State W 3-0 (31-29, 30-28, 30-22) 9/21 H Kent State L 2-3 (30-19, 12-30, 30-27, 24-30, 7-15) 9/24 A Holy Cross W 3-0 (30-19, 30-25, 30-17) 9/27 H Brown W 3-1 (30-22, 30-21, 28-30, 33-31) 9/28 H St. Peter’s W 3-0 (30-18, 30-27, 30-21) 10/1 H UConn W 3-0 (30-28, 30-22, 30-28) 10/2 A Boston College W 3-1 (30-27, 30-32, 30-26, 34-32) 10/8 A Northeastern* L 2-3 (30-27, 30-28, 23-30, 26-30, 13-15) 10/11 H Hartford* W 3-0 (30-19, 30-23, 30-21) 10/12 H Stony Brook* W 3-1 (30-17, 30-20, 17-30, 30-20) 10/20 A Maine* W 3-1 (30-26, 30-23, 26-30, 30-25) 10/25 H Albany* W 3-2 (30-28, 30-23, 25-30, 21-30, 15-13) 10/26 H Binghamton* W 3-0 (30-23, 30-11, 30-19) 10/29 H Northeastern* W 3-1 (30-25, 32-30, 27-30, 30-26) 11/1 A Stony Brook* W 3-0 (30-25, 30-21, 30-24) 11/2 A Hartford* W 3-0 (30-24, 30-25, 30-26) 11/8 A Binghamton* W 3-0 (30-28, 30-14, 30-21) 11/9 A Albany* W 3-0 (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) 11/16 H Maine* W 3-1 (30-21, 30-22, 27-30, 30-19) 11/23 H Albany# W 3-2 (30-18, 24-30, 30-24, 25-30, 15-7) 11/24 H Stony Brook# W 3-1 (30-20, 28-30, 30-16, 30-22) 12/5 A Minnesota% L 1-3 (18-30, 30-28, 17-30, 21-30) 2003 (23-12, 12-2) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Karolyn Kirby, Ben Read and Brett Sayer Captains: Anne Davis and Sasha Scott 8/29 A Wisconsin L 0-3 (18-30, 28-30, 18-30) 8/30 N UMKC W 3-0 (30-20, 30-19, 30-15) 8/30 N Washington L 0-3 (14-30, 15-30, 17-30) 9/5 H Connecticut W 3-1 (22-30, 30-27, 30-23, 30-28) 9/6 H Fairfield L 2-3 (31-29, 33-31, 25-30, 24-30, 11-15) 9/6 H Ball State L 2-3 (30-32, 31-29, 30-24, 19-30, 8-15) 9/9 H Boston College W 3-0 (30-28, 30-14, 31-29) 9/11 A California L 0-3 (21-30, 12-30, 23-30) 9/12 N Cal Poly-SLO L 0-3 (17-30, 22-30, 28-30) 9/13 N Nevada L 0-3 (27-30, 29-31, 26-30) 9/19 H Rhode Island W 3-2 (17-30, 25-30, 30-24, 30-27, 16-14) 9/20 H Syracuse W 3-1 (30-25, 30-27, 23-30, 30-19) 9/20 H Florida International L 1-3 27-30, 23-30, 30-23, 29-31) 9/23 H Dartmouth W 3-0 (30-19, 33-31, 30-18) 9/26 A Brown W 3-1 (30-24, 30-27, 29-31, 30-26) 9/27 N Georgia State L 2-3 (30-25, 25-30, 30-23, 17-30, 14-16) 9/27 N St. Peter’s W 3-0 (30-19, 30-24, 30-13) 9/30 H Harvard W 3-1 (30-23, 30-23, 28-30, 30-24) 10/7 H Maine* W 3-0 (30-26, 30-22, 30-18) 10/10 A Albany* W 3-1 (28-30, 30-26, 30-18, 30-28) 10/11 A Northeastern* L 2-3 (34-32, 18-30, 23-30, 31-29, 13-15) 10/17 H Hartford* W 3-0 (30-24, 30-20, 31-29) 10/18 H Stony Brook* W 3-0 (30-26, 30-28, 30-23) 10/24 H UMBC* W 3-0 (30-20, 30-21, 30-23) 10/25 H Binghamton* W 3-0 (30-26, 30-19, 30-27) 10/28 A Maine* W 3-1 (27-30, 30-23, 30-28, 30-25) 10/31 A Stony Brook* L 1-3 (30-21, 26-30, 14-30, 29-31) 11/1 A Hartford* W 3-0 (30-20, 30-23, 30-19) 11/7 A Binghamton* W 3-2 (30-27, 26-30, 30-24, 31-33, 15-12) 11/8 A UMBC W 3-1 (30-27, 29-31, 30-18, 30-27) 11/14 H Northeastern* W 3-1 (30-25, 26-30, 30-27, 30-23) 11/15 H Albany* W 3-0 (30-25, 30-22, 30-28) 11/21 H Albany# W 3-1 (30-22, 29-31, 30-12, 30-26) 11/22 H Northeastern# W 3-1 (30-26, 30-17, 24-30, 32-30) 12/5 A USC% L 0-3 (17-30, 18-30, 17-30)

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2004 (9-20, 5-9) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Karolyn Kirby, Anne Davis Captains: Natasha Otte and Erin Walker 9/3 H TOLEDO L 1-3 30-24, 18-30, 23-30, 26-30 9/4 H FLORIDA INTL W 3-1 30-28, 22-30, 30-27, 30-25 9/4 H ARIZONA STATE L 1-3 22-30, 30-22, 21-30, 23-30 9/7 A Connecticut L 0-3 25-30, 19-30, 18-30 9/10 N Siena W 3-0 30-17, 30-25, 30-28 9/11 N Manhattan W 3-0 30-26, 31-29, 30-24 9/11 A Syracuse L 1-3 28-30, 27-30, 30-25, 22-30 9/17 N Harvard L 1-3 23-30, 22-30, 30-20, 20-30 9/17 A Rhode Island L 1-3 18-30, 16-30, 34-32, 25-30 9/18 N Rutgers L 0-3 22-30, 31-33, 23-30 9/21 A Dartmouth W 3-0 30-21, 31-29, 30-28 9/24 A Fairfield L 1-3 30-27, 28-30, 28-30, 38-40 9/25 N Temple L 2-3 30-25, 30-23, 14-30, 31-33, 12-15 9/25 N Saint Louis L 0-3 23-30, 19-30, 20-30 9/28 A Boston College L 1-3 26-30, 30-28, 16-30, 27-30 10/5 A Maine* L 2-3 19-30, 30-27, 26-30, 30-21, 13-15 10/8 H UMBC* L 2-3 32-30, 26-30, 18-30, 30-24, 11-15 10/9 H STONY BROOK* L 1-3 31-29, 18-30, 26-30, 28-30 10/16 A Binghamton* W 3-1 30-25, 26-30, 30-19, 30-27 10/17 A Albany* L 0-3 20-30, 27-30, 23-30 10/22 H Hartford* W 3-0 30-27, 30-21, 30-27 10/23 H NORTHEASTERN* L 0-3 20-30, 21-30, 25-30 10/26 H Maine* L 1-3 27-30, 27-30, 30-22, 20-30 10/29 A Stony Brook* L 0-3 23-30, 19-30, 18-30 10/30 A UMBC* W 3-1 30-20, 25-30, 31-29, 30-27 11/5 A Northeastern* L 0-3 21-30, 26-30, 34-36 11/6 A Hartford* W 3-2 30-18, 30-25, 21-30, 27-30, 15-6 11/12 H Binghamton* W 3-0 30-15, 30-20, 30-27 11/13 H Albany* L 1-3 27-30, 30-18, 27-30, 26-30 2005 (7-20, 4-8) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Stacy Barnett, Natasha Otte Captains: Erin Walker 8/26 A San Francisco L 0-3 18-30, 16-30, 14-30 8/27 A Delaware L 2-3 18-30, 11-30, 30-26, 32-30, 7-15 8/27 A Pittsburgh L 0-3 9-30, 16-30, 18-30 9/2 A IUPUI L 2-3 30-26, 30-27, 18-30, 30-32, 11-15 9/3 A Iowa L 0-3 24-30, 27-30, 22-30 9/3 A Marquette L 1-3 21-30,30-32, 30-28, 29-30 9/6 H STANFORD L 0-3 13-30, 12-30, 18-30 9/9 A Brown W 3-0 31-29, 30-23. 30-27 9/9 A UCONN L 0-3 26-30, 21-30, 26-30 9/10 A Seton Hall W 3-0 30-26, 30-27, 30-25 9/16 H FLA. ATLANTIC L 0-3 20-30, 25-30, 26-30 9/17 H SIENA L 2-3 30-26, 21-30, 30-28, 27-30, 10-15 9/17 H BOSTON COLLEGE L 0-3 23-30, 30-32, 17-30 9/20 H DARTMOUTH L 2-3 28-30, 32-30, 27-30, 30-26, 13-15 9/27 A Harvard W 3-2 30-27, 25-30, 24-30, 32-30,15-10 9/30 A Maine* L 0-3 27-30, 19-30, 30-32 10/2 A Binghamton* L 2-3 30-24, 30-24, 19-30, 23-30, 11-15 10/7 H Albany* L 0-3 19-30, 18-30, 19-30 10/14 H UMBC* L 2-3 30-25, 17-30, 30-28, 22-30, 14-16 10/16 H Hartford* W 3-0 30-28, 30-16, 30-14 10/21 A Stony Brook* W 3-2 21-30, 19-30, 30-27, 31-29, 15-9 10/23 A UMBC* W 3-1 23-30, 30-18, 30-24, 31-29 10/28 H Binghamton* L 1-3 27-30, 30-24. 31-33, 25-30 10/30 H Maine* L 0-3 17-30, 31-33, 28-30 11/4 A Albany* L 0-3 19-30, 23-30, 27-30 11/5 A Hartford* W 3-0 30-23, 30-27, 30-22 11/11 H STONY BROOK* L 1-3 28-30, 31-29, 28-30, 21-30 2006 (11-16, 6-6 ) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Stacy Barnett, Cori Harte Captains: Toni Barnas, Sarah Rehn 8/25 N St. John’s L 0-3 28-30, 19-30, 13-30 8/26 A Fairfield L 0-3 26-30, 22-30, 28-30 8/26 N Bucknell W 3-1 30-12, 27-30, 30-16, 30-20 9/1 N San Diego State L 0-3 29-31, 18-30, 22-30 9/2 N Siena L 1-3 26-30, 27-30, 30-28, 20-30 9/2 A Syracuse L 1-3 19-30, 30-26, 21-30, 28-30 9/8 H BROWN L 2-3 24-30, 25-30, 30-23, 32-30, 10-15 9/9 H SAN JOSE STATE L 0-3 18-30, 20-30, 19-30 9/9 H UTSA L 2-3 28-30, 16-30, 30-20, 30-21, 17-19 9/16 N Rice W 3-0 30-25, 30-22, 30-25 9/16 A Michigan L 0-3 22-30, 15-30, 18-30 9/16 N IPFW L 1-3 30-25, 19-30, 29-31, 24-30 9/19 H HARVARD W 3-2 30-24, 25-30, 30-26, 19-30, 15-12 9/26 A Dartmouth W 3-0 30-23, 30-27, 31-29

9/29 A 10/1 A 10/6 H 10/8 A 10/13 A 10/15 H 10/20 H 10/22 H 10/28 A 11/3 A 11/5 H 11/11 H 11/12 H

Maine* Stony Brook* CENTRAL CONN. Binghamton* UMBC* Albany* Hartford* STONY BROOK* Albany* Hartford* Maine* Binghamton* UMBC*

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0-3 1-3 3-0 1-3 3-1 3-2 3-0 1-3 2-3 3-2 3-2 3-2 0-3

28-30, 31-33, 25-30 29-31, 16-30, 30-21, 25-30 30-17, 30-18, 30-19 30-24, 25-30, 28-30, 22-30 21-30, 30-24, 30-24, 31-29 30-26, 25-30, 30-26, 28-30, 15-13 30-13, 30-14, 30-25 28-30, 30-19, 24-30, 24-30 24-30, 24-30, 30-25, 30-25, 13-15 28-30, 30-15, 24-30, 30-28, 15-11 26-30, 30-28, 27-30, 30-26, 15-13 30-27, 18-30, 31-33, 30-25, 15-11 27-30, 27-30, 13-30

2007 (19-9, 8-4 ) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Assistant Coaches: Stacy Barnett, Cori Harte Captains: Toni Barnas, Jessica Compton, Kate Uitti 8/24 A Colgate W 3-1 30-23, 27-30, 30-18, 30-24 8/25 N Rhode Island W 3-0 30-19, 30-21, 30-16 8/25 N Niagara W 3-0 30-18, 30-12, 30-21 8/30 N Sacred Heart W 3-0 30-13, 30-15, 30-24 8/31 A Boston College L 1-3 30-23, 21-30, 27-30, 24-30 9/1 N Holy Cross W 3-0 30-19, 30-23, 30-14 9/1 A Northeastern L 1-3 21-30, 30-27, 23-30, 23-30 9/7 N Temple W 3-0 30-19, 30-19, 30-27 9/8 A Maryland L 0-3 24-30, 22-30, 23-30 9/8 N James Madison L 0-3 26-30, 30-32, 16-30 9/14 H HOLY CROSS W 3-0 30-13, 30-18, 30-17 9/15 H SYRACUSE W 3-2 30-27, 30-23, 25-30, 28-30, 23-21 9/15 H SMU W 3-0 30-26, 30-24, 30-26 9/18 A Harvard W 3-0 30-20, 30-23, 30-28 9/25 H DARTMOUTH W 3-1 27-30, 30-27, 30-20, 30-21 9/28 A Binghamton* L 2-3 30-22, 26-30, 27-30, 30-24, 13-15 9/30 A UMBC* L 1-3 30-27, 28-30, 30-32, 24-30 10/5 A Albany* W 3-2 25-30, 30-24, 26-30, 30-26, 15-10 10/8 H Maine* W 3-1 30-26, 30-19, 30-32, 30-25 10/12 H STONY BROOK* L 2-3 32-30, 24-30, 30-27, 23-30, 13-15 10/14 H Hartford* W 3-0 30-18, 30-27, 30-28 10/20 A Maine* W 3-0 30-21, 30-24, 30-27 10/26 H UMBC* W 3-2 24-30, 32-30, 28-30, 30-23, 15-6 10/28 H Binghamton* W 3-1 29-31, 30-19, 30-24, 30-23 11/2 A Hartford* W 3-0 30-17, 30-24, 30-22 11/4 A Stony Brook* L 1-3 27-30, 25-30, 30-24, 24-30 11/11 H Albany* W 3-1 30-26, 30-25, 17-30, 30-24 11/17 N Albany# L 1-3 20-30, 30-32, 30-22, 17-30 2008 (7-21, 4-8 ) Coach: Jill Hirschinger Associate Head Coach: Stacy Barnett Assistant: Erin Walker Captain: Kate Uitti 8/29 A James Madison L 0-3 20-25, 20-25, 21-25 8/30 N Virginia L 0-3 24-26, 13-25, 12-25 8/30 N Murray State L 2-3 25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 23-25, 12-15 9/5 A Delaware L 2-3 15-25, 25-21, 25-15, 19-25, 9-15 9/6 N Michigan State L 1-3 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23 9/6 N Syracuse L 0-3 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 9/9 H BRYANT W 3-0 25-17, 25-16, 25-11 9/12 H RHODE ISLAND L 2-3 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11 9/13 H EVANSVILLE L 1-3 28-26, 25-23, 23-25, 29-27 9/13 H SETON HALL W 3-1 25-19, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19 9/16 A Dartmouth W 3-0 25-20, 25-23, 28-26 9/19 N St. Louis L 1-3 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16 9/20 A Penn State L 0-3 25-10, 25-14, 25-15 9/20 N Yale L 0-3 25-19, 25-18, 25-17 9/23 H NORTHEASTERN L 0-3 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 9/30 H HARVARD L 2-3 26-24, 27-25, 21-25, 22-25, 15-12 10/3 A UMBC* L 0-3 25-23, 25-12, 25-23 10/5 A Albany* L 1-3 25-17, 21-25, 25-21, 25-21 10/11 A Binghamton* L 1-3 18-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22 10/18 H HARTFORD* W 3-0 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 10/19 H STONY BROOK* W 3-0 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 10/24 A Maine* L 1-3 25-27, 25-16, 25-14, 25-18 10/26 H MAINE* W 3-2 25-21, 19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-12 10/31 H Albany* L 0-3 18-25, 14-25, 21-25 11/2 H UMBC* L 1-3 26-24, 28-26, 23-25, 25-20 11/7 A Stony Brook* L 1-3 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 18-25 11/8 A Hartford* W 3-1 25-18, 16-25, 25-18, 25-11 11/15 H BINGHAMTON* L 1-3 12-25, 25-21, 15-25, 22-25 * denotes America East match # denotes America East playoff match % denotes NCAA Tournament match

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11-8 0-2 0-1 1-2 0-1 1-0 3-1 1-0 8-6 24-6 1-0 7-0 5-9 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 0-1 5-4 0-1 1-0 2-2 0-1 11-14-1 0-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 13-8 0-1 8-11 1-0 12-1 1-0 0-2 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-10 2-2 4-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 26-2 8-9 6-12 11-0 0-1 2-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 5-1 0-2 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 20-10 7-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 0-1 0-3 6-6 6-6 1-0 1-4

.579 .000 .000 .333 .000 1.000 .750 1.000 .571 .800 1.000 1.000 .357 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000. .000 .555 .000 1.000 .500 .000 .423 first meeting .000 .000 .000 .619 .000 .421 1.000 .923 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 .090 .500 1.000 .000 .500 .000 .000 .000 .928 .470 .333 1.000 .000 .667 .000 .000 .000 .000 .833 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .667 1.000 1.000 1.000 .333 .000 .000 .500 .500 1.000 .200

ALL-TIME VS. OPPONENTS Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Missouri Missouri-Kansas City Moncton Montana State Murray State Navy Nevada New Haven New Mexico New York Tech Niagara North Carolina State Northeastern Notre Dame SUNY-Oneonta Oregon Pacific Pennsylvania Penn State Pittsburgh Princeton Providence Queen’s (NY) Rice Rhode Island Rhode Island College Rutgers Sacramento State Sacred Heart Salem State San Diego State San Jose State San Francisco Seton Hall Siena Southern California Southern Connecticut State Southern Methodist Southern Mississippi Springfield Stanford Stony Brook St. Francis (N.Y.) St. John’s St. Louis St. Peter’s Syracuse Temple Texas Christian Texas-San Antonio Toledo Towson Tufts Utah Utah State Vermont Virginia Wagner Washington Wellesley Westfield State Wheaton Williams Wisconsin Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wyoming Yale

0-1 0-3 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-2 1-0 0-1 1-5 1-0 1-4 1-0 1-1 22-15 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-1 1-2 0-3 0-1 1-0 0-13-1 3-0 1-0 2-16 1-2 1-4 0-0 1-0 7-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 4-1 0-4 0-1 4-10 2-0 1-0 1-15 0-1 8-9 1-0 0-1 0-2 3-0 2-6 2-5 1-0 0-1 0-1 8-5 2-0 0-2 0-1 16-2 0-1 1-0 0-1 3-0 1-0 1-0 6-2 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-6

.000 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 1.000 .000 1.000 .000 .167 1.000 .200 1.000 .500 .595 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 .000 .000 1.000 .036 1.000 .000 .111 .333 .200 first meeting 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .800 .000 .000 .286 1.000 1.000 .063 .000 .470 1.000 .000 .000 1.000 .250 .285 1.000 .000 .000 .615 1.000 .000 .000 .889 .000 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .750 .000 .000 first meeting .000

*** 2009 opponents are in bold face***

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THE ADMINISTRATION

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

D r. M a r k W. H u d d l e s t o n - P r e s i d e n t Dr. Mark W. Huddleston begins his third year as the president of the University of New Hampshire. He 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. “I like to think I’m a really accessible guy. I see students on a regular basis when I’m wandering around campus,” Huddleston says, acknowledging that, with 12,000 more students at UNH than at Ohio Wesleyan, it will be a different experience but not one he wants to disappear. “If I had wanted to be a CEO of a large company, tucked away in an office somewhere, I would have done that,” he says. “I think people here really want a president that they see and feel is a part of the fabric of UNH. That’s very appealing to me.” 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 freshman at UNH, and Corey, and a son, Kyle.

D o t S h e e h a n - S r. A s s o c i a t e A t h l e t i c D i r e c t o r Dot Sheehan is the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations at the University of New Hampshire. She oversees all areas that affect the external public of this Division I, 20 sport University. They include; Ticket Operations, Marketing/Promotions, Licensing for entire University, Luxury Boxes at the Whittemore Center Arena, Television/Radio, Media Relations, Special fundraising events, UNH Sports Network and the UNH Athletics Website. Sheehan has been at UNH for 11 years and is responsible for and manages over $4 million worth of revenue. Sheehan currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Manchester Sports Council, is active in the National Association of College Marketing Administrators (NACMA), and helps to raise money for many charities – Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Salvation Army and women’s shelters, to name a few. Prior to her time in the Wildcat Athletic Department, Sheehan has and continues to own Sheehan Sports Marketing, a consulting company that has represented professional athletes on the marketing side of their lives. She has worked with many current, professional athletes and coaches as well as companies that want to fit sports in their marketing plans. Additionally Sheehan was part of the initial consulting group that opened the Ted Williams Museum and Hitter’s Hall of Fame in Citrus Hills, Florida and instrumental in raising over $650,000 in corporate sponsorships. She also created and managed the Eric Montross Father’s Day Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a first of its kind - where 50% of the campers were terminally ill children. Proceeds from the camp built a teen recreation lounge in the new Children’s Hospital. Sheehan was one of the first female “agents” in sports and has continued to work with women whose goal is to make sports their career. Sheehan is also a UNH alum.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

2009 Wildcat Volleyball

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 12,000 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 18:1 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 Mills Hall Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts nearly 550 international students from more than 40 countries and boasts a population of students from 49 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agricultures, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University’s undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, others, society, and Diversity Statement the world. The University seeks excellence The University prides itself as being through diversity among its administraa top 10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes. tors, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the com and The Princeton Review) and is basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, naamong the top 30 universities nationally tional origin, sexual orientation, gender in science research funding from NASA. identity or expression, disability, veteran UNH is home to the NASA-recog status, or marital status. The University of New Hampshire is nized Space Science Center; the Institute committed to creating a more diverse comfor Study for Earth, Oceans and Space; munity, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and the Institute of Marine Science and and equity are values inextricably linked Engineering. The English program is to our mission of educational excellence.” Dimond Librar y staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potenof the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and tial and to provide better services and care the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, established in for all faculty, staff, and students. 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.

University of New Hampshire Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: 1. 2. 3.

Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete. Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition. 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. Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play. Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes.

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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 strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added three outdoor artificial fields, Memorial Field, Bremner Field and Cowell Stadium. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, a new sound system, scoreboard and a brand new bleacher system in the summer of 2007. Most recently, UNH completed a renovation of the Paul Sweet Oval indoor track complete with a new state-of-the-art surface, improved lighting and an overall facelift. 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 Holloway Commons University also completed a $52 million renovation of Kinsbury 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-ofthe-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a new three-level recreational sports facility within the structure which had housed the old Snively Arena. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring Lundholm Gymnasium faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, student life, Campus 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.

Jerry Azumah ‘99 Former NFL Pro Bowler, Chicago Bears

Ty Conklin ’01 NHL Player, Detroit Red Wings

David Ball ’07 CFL Player, Montreal Alouettes

Gary DeStefano ’78 President, Nike Team Sports

Susan Blanchard Ryan ’89 Star of movie “Open Water”

Jack Edwards ’79 Announcer, Boston Bruins (NESN)

Andy Brickley ’82 Former NHL Player & Current Analyst, Boston Bruins (NESN)

Carlton Fisk ’69 Hall of Fame Baseball Player

Karyn Bye ’94 1998 Olympic Gold, Ice Hockey Marcy Carsey ’66 Producer, Cosby Show & . That 70’s Show

Corey Graham ’07 NFL Player, Chicago Bears John Irving ’65 Author, “Cider House Rules” Natalie Jacobson ’65 Former News Anchor, Boston TV

Distinguished Alumni Jason Krog, ‘99 AHL Player, Manitoba Moose

Ron Noble ’79 Secretary General, Interpol

Kathryn Kross ’82 Producer, “ABC Nightline”

Mike O’Malley ’92 Actor, “Yes, Dear”

Richard Linnehan ’80 NASA Astronaut

Peter Paul ’67 Owner, Paul Financial & Peter Paul Wines

Jackie MacMullan ’82 Journalist, ESPN & ESPN.com Mike Minnigan ’78 Vice President, AOL Mark Mowers, ‘98 Former NHL Player, Boston Bruins

Ricky Santos ’07 CFL Player, Montreal Alouettes Robert Towse ’63 Senior Partner, Morgan Stanley Barbara Walsh ’81 Pulitzer-prize winner, Portland Press Herald

3x NCAA TOURNAMENT ~ UNIV. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLLEYBALL ~ 3x AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONS

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Yvette Auger

Nicole Ayer

Aaron Bailey

Melanie Brown

Nancy Brown

Administrative Assistant

Donna Brownell

Ticket Manager

Equipment Staff

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Assistant Business Director

John Ciani Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning

Stephen Hardy Faculty Athletic Representative

Cathy Leach Academic Support

Brenda Mullaney Athletic Fundraising

Cathy Coakley Coordinator of StudentAthlete Development

Merry Jennison Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director

Pat Madsen Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Finance

Doug Poole Associate Director of Media Relations

Dot Sheehan

Scott Stapin

Sr. Associate Athletic Director for External Relations

Director of Media Relations

Jon Dana

Carrie Doyle

Nick Drinker

Media Relations Assistant

Director of Sports Medicine

Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA

Athletic Fundraising

Carrie Kimball

Renee Kleszczynski

Assistant Athletic Director for Event Management

Athletic Trainer

Eric Coplin

Joanne Maldari

Liz McAllister

Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support

Administrative Assistant

Amber Radzevich

Glenn Riefenstahl

Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Comm.

Athletic Trainer

Jenna Kubesch Wildcat Sports Properties

Neal Lavoie Equipment Staff

Paul Chapman Director of Strength & Conditioning

Maureen Gavin Media Relations Assistant

Ron Lavoie Athletic Facilities Supervisor

Steve Metcalf

Cindy Michaud

Jean Mitchell

Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations

Athletic Trainer

Facilities Manager

Marty Scarano Athletic Director

Brittany Sullivan

Jeff Tagliaferro

Jim Terenzio

Group Sales Coordinator

Wildcat Sports Properties

Athletic Grounds Supervisor

Dan Sedory Athletic Training Education Coordinator

Amy Sheehan Administrative Assistant Athletic Fundraising

Tom Wilkins

Don Worden

Associate Director of Media Relations

Equipment Staff



2009 UNH Volleyball Media Guide