w i l d c a t s
Quick Facts // Table of Contents
NEW HAMPSHIRE FIELD HOCKEY
Senior midfielder Kara Connolly and junior back Kendall Deck were both selected to the America East All-Conference Second Team in 2009.
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durham, NH 03824 Founded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1866 Enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,200 Academic Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . over 100 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wildcats Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue and White President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Mark Huddleston Director of Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marty Scarano Admissions Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-1360 UNH Athletics Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.unhwildcats.com
UNH Field Hockey
Home Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memorial Field (AstroTurf) Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . America East Head Coach (alma mater). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robin Balducci (UNH â€˜85) Collegiate record/years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179-197-4/19 Record at UNH/years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . same Assistant coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Simpson, Margaux Shute Field Hockey Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-3833 2009 Overall Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7 2009 America East Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2/3rd place (tie) Letterwinners Returning/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11/8 Starters Returning/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/4 Redshirt student-athletes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Newcomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2010 Captains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA
Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Media & Public Relations. . . Tom Wilkins Associate Director / Field Hockey Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas Poole Poole Office/Cell phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-2585 / (603) 674-2528 Poole E-mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Office Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 862-3839
Becker, Clare......................12 Bernier, Renee....................15 Bozek, Megan....................15 Callanan, Meg....................16 Connolly, Kara.....................9 Deck, Kendall......................9 Duffy, Shayna.....................12 Erler, Emma.......................13 Fitzgerald, Ailish................16 Frates, Whitney..................10 Grogan, Claire....................13 Joyce, Mackenzie...............16 Lyons, Kyle........................10 Nagengast, Katherine.........11 Pohlmeyer, Casey...............16 Quill, Mary.........................14 Rausch, Hayley..................11 Richard, Hannah................17 Sweeney, Jess.....................14 Walborn, Katie...................17 Welch, Tori.........................17 Williamson, Meg................17 Woods, Melyssa.................15
Inside the Guide
2. the Administration 3. Support Staff 4. Coaching Staff 6. Season Outlook 8. the Roster 9. Player Profiles (see index) 18. 2009 Results and Statistics 19. Individual Record Book 20. Team Record Book 21. UNH Athletic Awards 22. National Awards 23. Conference Awards 23. Lifetime Record vs. Opponents 24. the University 24. America East
The 2010 University of New Hampshire field hockey media guide was written and designed by Douglas Poole on a Macintosh iMac utilizing Adobe CreativeSuites 2. Action photography by Gil Talbot, Gregory Greene and Steve Simpson; team headshots by Gil Talbot; other headshots by UNH Photo Services.
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e Administration
Dr. Mark Huddleston was named the 19th President of the University of New Hampshire by the USNH
Sr. Associate Athletic Director Senior Woman Administrator
Board of Trustees on April 18, 2007. Huddleston was formerly at Ohio Wesleyan University and brings three decades of experience in public and private higher education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. He began his academic career at the State University of New York-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. He then joined the faculty of the University of Delaware in 1980, where he remained for the next 24 years. Dr. Huddleston chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. He was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2001, where he managed 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and served in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. Dr. Huddleston received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY-Buffalo and received both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Huddleston has been active as a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an advisor in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Dr. Huddleston was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles.
Marty Scarano is in the midst of his 11th year as Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During
Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations
Sr. Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs
Administrative Assistant Field Hockey
Assistant AD for Operations
his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with academics, facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. According to numbers released in 2010, UNH athletics ranks highest in the America East Conference, the Colonial Athletic Association and second nationally among all public institutions, trailing only the U.S. Naval Academy, for the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of its student-athletes with a mark of 97 percent. Of its 20 current sport teams, 14 of them submitted perfect GSRs of 100 percent. UNH finished second in the America East Academic Cup this past season, achieving a 3.16 cumulative grade-point average, which surpassed the league record for highest GPA. 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. In the summer of ‘07, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in ‘07, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken to include a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano brought about the completion of the Reggie Atkins Track and Field Facility in the summer of 2000. The addition of a center-ice scoreboard and message board at the Whittemore Center was completed in ‘01. In 2002, UNH athletics renovated Memorial Field along with the Bigglestone Plaza and Bremner Field on the former Upper Field. The two fields feature state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lighting. 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 studentathletes 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 and 2009; Manchester will once again be the site of the Northeast Regionals in 2011. UNH hosted the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four in the Whittemore Center in ‘02 and ‘05. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley, as well as the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional at the Whittemore Center. 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 outdoor track and field, all competed in the NCAA postseason. Because 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. This past season, the Wildcats ranked 72nd out of more than 370 Division I schools with 260.50 points, which were the most in program history, the best in America East and placed the ‘Cats in the top five among FCS teams. UNH ranked behind only Villanova, Princeton, Cornell and Harvard in the FCS subdivision. In New England, the Wildcats finished fourth behind Boston College, Connecticut and Harvard. 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 Div. I. The men’s ice hockey team won the regular season Hockey East title in ‘02, ‘03, ‘07, ‘08 and ‘10, and then advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in ’02 and ‘03. The Wildcat women’s hockey team won the Hockey East Tournament Championship four straight seasons from 2006-09, which also included Frozen Four appearances in ‘06 and ‘08. The women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever EAGL title in ‘03, when the event was hosted at the Whitt. The volleyball team won an America East crown in ‘02 and ‘03 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 ‘04 and again in ‘08. UNH football returned to national prominence and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for parts of three seasons from 2005-07, made it to the NCAA FCS playoffs the last six years, including the quarterfinals five times in that span, and also won its fifth consecutive game against an FBS opponent in ‘09. Additionally, 21 coaches have won 58 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 has also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-06 and 2006-07. 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. 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 junior at UNH, and Corey, and a son, Kyle.
2010 UNH Field hockey
w i l d c a t s
Academic Support Services
Athletic excellence is one-half the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire field hockey players. The primary measure of achievement is the student-athlete’s success in the classroom. For the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 academic years, UNH was awarded the America East Academic Cup for recording the highest GPA in the conference. In both the Fall 2004 and Winter/Spring 2005 semesters, UNH placed the highest number of student-athletes on the America East Honor Roll; the University accomplished the feat again in Fall ‘06 and Fall ‘09. New Hampshire also boasts one of the top graduation rates in the country. UNH is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete’s ability to achieve academic excellence. Realizing the time commitment the players give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available to Wildcat field hockey players and all other student-athletes. This program includes the monitoring of academic progress and providing tutorial services, as well as interacting with the academic advisors within the various colleges. Serving as Student-Athlete Support Coordinator is Assistant Athletic Director Joanne Maldari, a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross who went on to earn her master’s degree in Athletic Counseling at Springfield College. She was recognized for her outstanding efforts at UNH by receiving the University’s 2001 Academic Advising Award. Cathy Leach is entering her seventh year as an assistant in the realm of academic support. Leach served as UNH’s Women’s Sports Information Director (1985-88) and as interim Athletic Director (1989-90 season) before working in admissions from 1990-2001.
The Sports Medicine Department at the University of New Hampshire consists of eight full- and part-time certified and licensed athletic trainers. The department works out of two locations – the Field House and the Whittemore Center. Both athletic training rooms utilize currently available modalities, including muscle stimulators, ultrasound, heat, cryotherapy, and hydrotherapy. The Certified Athletic Trainer provides a myriad of services to the department and the student-athlete. These include, but are not limited to, initial injury assessment and management, emergency injury/illness management, referral to appropriate professionals, interface with associated physicians and others, rehabilitation, counseling, administrative duties, including insurance coordination, supervision of practices and games, development and implementation of emergency plans, as well as student athletic trainer supervision. The athletic training room is considered to be “a designated facility where comprehensive health care services are provided. Comprehensive health care services include practice and game preparation, injury/illness evaluation, first aid and emergency care, follow-up care, rehabilitation and related services.” (National Athletic Trainer’s Association Education Council). Barbara Hemphill enters her third year with the both the University and the field hockey team. In the 2010 season, she will be assisted by Lauren Marquis and Courtney Boynton.
Strength & Conditioning
Paul Chapman enters his ninth year as the director of strength and conditioning at the University of New Hampshire and John Ciani is entering his ninth year with the UNH athletic department. After four years as an assistant coach in the University’s strength and conditioning office, Ciani was promoted to the position of Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning in 2006. Chapman and Ciani helped coordinate the building of the state-of-the-art Jerry Azumah Performance Center and both have been key in guiding UNH student-athletes to NCAA appearances in both women’s and men’s ice hockey, football, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, skiing and track and field. The strength and conditioning staff designs distinct sport-specific training philosophy for each sport. In conjunction with the coaching staff, individualized training programs are developed based upon on the athlete’s initial evaluation, experience level and current athletic ability. Improvement is not based on the weight on the bar, but rather how injury resistant the student-athlete is and his/her athletic performance. These strength and conditioning programs utilize all facets of training, from conventional strength training and Olympic Weightlifting to simple conditioning and sport-specific metabolic runs that enhance the athlete’s abilities during competition. No single training style dominates the program; a combination of all training techniques is utilized for the total development of the student-athlete.
Athletic Media & Public Relations
The Athletic Media & Public Relations department at UNH consists of three sports information professionals, two assistants and work-study students. The Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Media & Public Relations is Tom Wilkins (Assumption ‘01). He is assisted by Douglas Poole (UNH ‘93) and Mike Murphy (Syracuse ‘95), as well as Eric Coplin (UNH ‘07) and Anthony DeAngelis (UNH ‘08). Poole, who will serve as the field hockey liaison for the 13th time in 14 years, was employed as a sportswriter at two local newspapers prior to returning to his alma mater in the spring of 1997. The primary responsibility of the media relations department is to promote the 20 varsity sports at UNH. Included in this responsibility is the coordination of relations with media members, the promotion of student-athletes for academic and athletic awards (on the conference, regional and national levels), the production of media guides and programs, the maintenance of (team and individual) statistics and the content of the official UNH athletics website (www.unhwildcats.com).
UNH Athletic Department Mission Statement
The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at UNH is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: (1) Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete; (2) Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition; (3) Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts; (4) Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play; (5) Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes.
UNH Diversity Statement
The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence.” This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff, and students.
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e Head coach Robin Balducci
Robin Balducci Head Coach
Alma Mater UNH ‘85 At UNH 20th season Overall record 179-197-4 Conference record 68-56-2 UNH wins leader America East Coach of the Year (2000, 1998) Northeast Region Coach of the Year (‘98) Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Record 11-6-2 8-13-0 12-6-2 14-8-0 7-12-0 3-16-0 11-10-0 14-7-0 12-7-0 14-8-0 7-12-0 12-8-0 10-11-0 4-16-0 7-12-0 3-15-0 9-12-0 9-11-0 12-7-0
In 19 seasons at the helm of the University of New Hampshire field hockey program, Robin Balducci – a two-time America East Coach of the Year recipient (2000, 1998) and a Northeast Region Coach of the Year honoree (1998) – is the program’s all-time winningest head coach by guiding the Wildcats to 179 victories and 15 postseason appearances. She recorded her 100th career victory October 14, 2000 when the Blue and White defeated the University of Vermont at UNH’s Memorial Field. Balducci enters her 20th season with an overall record of 179197-4 that includes 68-56-2 in America East conference play. Under her tutelage, 12 Wildcats have received All-America honors and that includes First Team selections Stacy Fimple and Rebecca Provost in 1994 as well as Marcie Boyer in 2002. A UNH Wildcat has been selected America East Offensive Player of the Year each of the past two seasons. Last season, the Wildcats broke the program record for points in a season (170) by tallying the second-highest single-season totals in both goals (60) and assists (50). UNH advanced to the America East tournament for the third consecutive year and, on the strength of two four-game winning streaks, ended ‘09 with a 12-7 overall record to mark the highest win total since 2002. New Hampshire won a pair of games against nationally-ranked teams in October as part of a four-game win streak. In 2008, the Wildcats boasted the highest-scoring offense in America East and finished as league runner-up in both the regular season standings and tournament. UNH had a league-high four representatives on the All-Rookie Team as well as two players on both the First and Second teams. The ‘Cats finished with nine wins for the second consecutive year and had four overtime losses (three to nationally-ranked teams). UNH won six of the initial nine games of the 2007 season and consecutive shutout victories against Davidson and Fairfield gave the ‘Cats a 9-8 record late in the season. UNH advanced to the America East tournament and was ousted in the semifinals. The Wildcats finished ‘05 with a 7-12 overall record and missed the league tourney by virtue of a tiebreaker. In 2004, Balducci led the ‘Cats to their third consecutive appearance in the America East Championships. She guided the ‘03 team to second place in the league standings with a 5-1 mark and UNH finished with a 10-11 overall record to reach double digits in the win column for the sixth time in seven seasons. In 2002, UNH won a share of the America East regular-season title (4-1 conference record) and finished with a 12-8 overall record. In ‘00, Balducci guided UNH to the America East regular-season title, a runner-up finish in the conference tourney and an NCAA Tournament appearance for the second time in a three-year span. In recognition of her team’s accomplishments, Balducci was named America East Coach of the Year. In 1999, Balducci led UNH to a 12-7 overall record that included a 7-1 mark in America East. The ‘Cats earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament but fell short in their quest to defend the league title.
2010 UNH Field hockey
In 1998, she guided the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament and they concluded the season with a 14-7 record, 6-2 America East mark and a conference championship. She was honored as NFHCA Division I Northeast Region Coach of the Year and America East Coach of the Year. In 1997, UNH reemerged on the national scene, ascended to No. 8 in the nation and capped a successful 11-10 campaign with a loss in the ECAC championship game. Balducci is also a prominent figure on the national field hockey scene. In 1995, she was selected as a member of the United States National Team coaching staff. In the summer of ‘96, Balducci travelled to Germany with the U.S. National Team to compete in the Champions Trophy and the team finished in sixth place. The year before that, Coach Balducci embarked on a tour of Holland with the U-21 National team. During the 1995 calendar year, she toured Australia with the U.S. National Team, travelled to Spain with the U-21 squad and was a member of the coaching staff at the Pan American Games in Argentina, where the U.S. won the silver medal. Balducci, a Milford, Mass. native, has been involved in United States Field Hockey Association developmental camps since 1985 and continues to work at both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ camp levels. In 1991, her first year at the helm of the Wildcats, Balducci led UNH to an 11-6-2 record, a semifinal North Atlantic Conference playoff berth and a final national ranking of No. 12. In 1992, she kept the Wildcats in the national picture by leading her team to the NAC final. The following season, Balducci led the ‘Cats to a national ranking of No. 19 when UNH posted a 12-6-2 record. In her fourth season, Balducci guided New Hampshire to its best record in five years with a 14-8 mark in ‘94. The team was ranked 14th in the country that year and advanced to the NAC championship game. Without a place to call home in 1995 – Memorial Field was unplayable because of the Whittemore Center construction – Balducci coached the ‘Cats to a 7-12 mark. Balducci, a 1985 graduate of UNH, was a three-sport standout for the Wildcats and served as captain for each team. As a four-year starter in both field hockey and ice hockey, as well as a three-year starter in lacrosse, Balducci led UNH to both regional and national prominence. She earned Regional All-America honors in both field hockey and lacrosse, and still ranks sixth on the ice hockey all-time point scoring list. In 1985, Balducci was the starting goalkeeper for the Wildcat lacrosse team that won the only NCAA championship in UNH athletics’ history. The entire national championship lacrosse team was inducted into the inaugural class of the UNH Department of Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor in 1994 and Balducci herself was inducted in 1998 in recognition of her individual accomplishments. As starting goalkeeper her senior year, Balducci led the Wildcat field hockey team to the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In 1984, she was selected to the U.S. National Field Hockey Squad. She still holds the UNH school record for career shutouts with 31. Before returning to her alma mater, Balducci served as an assistant coach at Northeastern University for three years. During that time, the field hockey team earned two NCAA tournament bids and was consistently ranked among the top teams in the country.
w i l d c a t s
Steve Simpson, a 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland, enters his fourth season with the University of New Hampshire coaching staff. Simpson came to UNH from the University of Massachusetts, where he had served as assistant coach from 2003-06. In his four-year tenure, the Minutewomen advanced to the conference championship game in 2004 and 2005. Simpson also coached collegiately at the University of Maryland from 1995-2003, the last year of which he was the first assistant. With his assistance, the Terrapins won the national championship in 1999 and advanced to the national semifinals three other times (1995, 2000, 2001). His collegiate coaching responsibilities have included coaching all positions, recruiting, scheduling, planning travel and purchasing equipment. Simpson also has international coaching experience as an assistant with the U.S. Women’s National Team (1997-98) that included the Hockey World Cup in May 1998 and the Champions Trophy in 1997. In addition, he has coached at numerous “A” and “B” Camps and been active in the USFHA Futures Program, including serving as Regional Director and Director of Coaching of the Chesapeake Region. Simpson’s coaching resume also includes the EPTC Regional Team, the Tidewater Tempest and the New England Fire. He also founded and coached the Washington Wolves Hockey Club. And his field hockey experience is not limited to coaching; Simpson was an internationally-rated umpire manager. He umpired at the Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, the Pan Am Games, the Pan Am Cup and the World Cup qualifier in Edinburgh in 2001. He is currently an internationally-rated umpire manager. Margaux Shute was a member of the UNH field hockey program as a student-athlete from 2003-07 and immediately joined the program as an assistant coach following graduation in May 2008. Shute, a three-year starting goalkeeper, received NFHCA Division I National All-Academic Squad recognition every year and was named to the 2007 America East All-Academic Team for excellence both on the field and in the classroom. Her goalkeeping experience was invaluable in the ‘08 season, when the Wildcats had two rookie goalies; and under Shute’s tutelage in 2009, Katherine Nagengast led the America East conference in shutouts. She played 99.7% of the minutes during her last three seasons (4160:20 of a possible 4172:29), including all 1341:22 in ‘05, with 58 consecutive starts. Shute had an outstanding senior season in which she recorded personal bests in goalsagainst-average (2.03), save percentage (.735) and shutouts (five) to garner America East All-Conference Second Team accolades. She recorded consecutive shutouts against UMass, Pacific and Holy Cross as part of an overall shutout streak of 292 minutes, 45 seconds; UNH had not blanked three consecutive opponents since 1997. Shute also had back-to-back shutouts of Davidson and Fairfield. The native of Norridgewock, Maine ranked No. 5 in the nation in saves (150) and No. 8 in saves/game (8.33) as a junior in 2006; she recorded double-digit saves six times that year. Shute recorded her first career shutout in 2005 and finished with three during that sophomore campaign. She tallied double digits in saves four times in ‘05 and that included a personal best of 19 against Indiana University in the season opener. Karen Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, joined the UNH faculty in the fall of 2002. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro (2002) with a specialization in Sport Psychology. Her research focuses primarily on social issues in coaching and coaching education. As an undergraduate at Princeton University (1994) she was a two-sport athlete playing on the field hockey and lacrosse teams, and she captained the field hockey team her senior year. As both a player and coach at Princeton, Collins was part of multiple league championships, NCAA appearances and a national championship. After completing her undergraduate work at Princeton, she went on to coach field hockey at Princeton, the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College. Dr. Collins received her MS in Sport Studies from UNH and brings the combination of her academic preparation in sport psychology with a great deal of sport experience to her current position at UNH. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Collins is a sport psychology consultant for youth and collegiate athletes and coaches.
Assistant Coach At UNH Fourth season
Margaux Shute Assistant Coach At UNH Third season
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e Season Outlook
OVERVIEW The 2010 University of New Hampshire field hockey team looks to build from the foundation established last season, when the Wildcats recorded 12 wins – the team’s highest single-season total since 2002 – and that included two victories against nationally-ranked teams. A total of 11 letterwinners, including seven starters (two NFHCA Northeast Region selections as well as three America East All-Conference team honorees), and two redshirt athletes return this year. The Wildcats also welcome a total of 10 freshmen – three of whom were named to a 2009 NFHCA All-Region team. “I am anxious for the start of the 2010 season coming off a very good spring season,” 20th year head coach Robin Balducci said. “There was a lot of quality to our play this spring. We have enhanced our schedule yet again particularly early in September. This will certainly give us a sense of where we are right from the opening weeks of the season. “We are really excited about the quality in this year’s freshman class,” Balducci added. “A lot of talent, good leadership and a strong freshman class we hope will lead to a very successful 2010 fall.” attack In 2008, a UNH Wildcat senior was named the America East Offensive Player of the Year. Another UNH Wildcat senior received that honor in 2009, when the ‘Cats recorded a school-record 170 points. New Hampshire looks to juniors Whitney Frates and Hayley Rausch to fuel a high-powered offense in the 2010 season. Frates garnered NFHCA Northeast Region First Team and America East All-Conference First Team accolades a year ago when she recorded 29 points (10 goals, nine assists) to tie for the team lead in assists and rank second in both goals and points. With those numbers, Frates ranked third in the conference in assists per game, fourth in points per game and fifth in goals per game. She also ranked second on the team in shots and third in shooting percentage. Frates looks to continue her consistent point production from ‘09, when she recorded a point in 12 of 18 regular-season games. Rausch tallied 23 points (eight goals, seven assists) last season to rank third on the team in both goals and points as well as fifth in assists; furthermore, she tied for third in shots and was fourth in shooting percentage. On the America East leaderboard, Rausch ranked sixth in goals per game and seventh in points per game. Rausch also looks to repeat her reliable point output from last season, when she had a point in 10 of 18 regular-season games. The sophomore trio of Clare Becker, Shayna Duffy and Mary Quill saw limited action in 2009. Becker and Duffy both played in two games, while Quill saw action in three games and recorded two points (one goal). Four incoming players – Meg Callanan, Mackenzie Joyce, Hannah Richard and Tori Welch – give the ‘Cats depth. Richard and Welch both hail from the Granite State, and both were All-State First Team selections last year; Welch was further distinguished as an NFHCA Regional All-America Team honoree. Joyce led Kimball Union Academy to three consecutive league championships; she recorded totals of 46 goals and 22 assists in those three years. Midfield Kara Connolly, the lone senior on the squad, played an increasingly larger role each of her first three seasons and in 2009 she parlayed starting time as well as a spot on the offensive penalty corner unit into an America East All-Conference Second Team selection. Connolly tied for third on the team in assists with eight and also scored one goal to finish with a total of 10 points. In addition to her offensive contributions, Connolly was one of three ‘Cats credited with a defensive save. Melyssa Woods is an underclassman, but she brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the midfield. As a freshman in 2009, she helped UNH dictate game tempo and also contributed five points (two goals, one assist) en route to being named to the America East All-Rookie Team. Emma Erler saw increased playing time through her 2009 freshman season. She played in half of the first 10 games of the season, then saw playing time in six of the last eight regular-season games. Megan Bozek, Ailish Fitzgerald, Casey Pohlmeyer and Meg Williamson look to earn playing time in their rookie year. Bozek was an All-America Second Team selection as a junior and senior at Lakeland High School. She recorded 19 goals and 24 assists as a senior in 2009, when she led Lakeland to the section, region and state
2010 UNH Field hockey
w i l d c a t s
championship titles; Bozek compiled 41 goals and 48 assists in three years. Fitzgerald was a three-time Middlesex All-Star who tallied 17 goals and 24 assists as a senior in ‘09. Pohlmeyer, who is once again teammates with former Severna Park High School standout Hayley Rausch, earned NFHCA All-Region and All-State accolades last season. Williamson started every game at Greenwich High School and led the Cardinals to the 2009 state championship title. DEFENSE Kendall Deck has two years of starting experience for the Wildcats and will be the leader of this year’s defensive unit in addition to being a vital part of the defensive penalty corner unit. She was selected to the 2008 America East All-Rookie Team and followed that with All-Conference Second Team honors in ‘09; she was also named to the NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team last year as a sophomore. Kyle Lyons is another junior who has seen significant playing time donning the Blue and White. After being an integral part of the defensive rotation off the bench as a freshman in ‘08, Lyons stepped into a starting role last year. She also contributed to the offense as a member of that penalty corner unit and finished the 2009 season with seven points (two goals, three assists). Jess Sweeney joined the UNH program last year after spending the 2008 season at Hofstra University. She and Claire Grogan, who redshirted the 2009 season after joining the team as a walk on, add depth to the rotation, as does incoming freshman Katie Walborn. goalkeeper Katherine Nagengast is now an experienced veteran following a 2009 sophomore season in which she played all 1359 minutes, 22 seconds in goal, and her 12 wins were the most by a Wildcat since the 2002 season. Nagengast recorded four shutouts in addition to a 2.32 GAA and .679 save percentage; in America East league action, both the goals-against-average (2.00) and save percentage (.706) improved from the overall numbers. In the last four games of the regular season, Nagengast had a 1.71 GAA and .767 save percentage; extending back to the last eight regular-season games, she went 7-1 with a 1.43 GAA and .786 save percentage. Renee Bernier is another Granite State native on the New Hampshire roster, and she garnered All-State accolades in her junior and senior years at Kingswood Regional High School. the schedule New Hampshire’s 19-game schedule includes 10 home games, including the season-opening Wildcat Invitational at Memorial Field, and four battles against teams that advances to last year’s NCAA tournament. UNH welcomes the University of Delaware, Lock Haven and the University of Vermont to Durham for the Wildcat Invitational on Aug. 28-29. The Wildcats play Lock Haven on opening day and conclude the tourney vs. Delaware, which is one of the four aforementioned teams that advanced to the NCAAs. The ‘Cats continue the four-game homestand the opening week of September against Bryant and Providence. Then they hit the road Sept. 11-12 for the Terrapin Invitational at the University of Maryland to play the national runner-up Terrapins as well as American University, the team Maryland defeated in the first round of the 2009 tourney. After returning home to play regional rival Harvard under the lights of Memorial Field on Sept. 15, the Wildcats are on the road for five consecutive games – Holy Cross, Michigan, Central Michigan, Maine and Northeastern. The intrastate rivalry against Dartmouth College continues Oct. 6 in Durham for the team’s third home night game of the season. UNH resumes America East conference play three days later vs. Vermont – it will be the Catamounts’ second trip of the season to UNH, but first matchup vs. the Wildcats – and Boston University travels to town Oct. 16. Following road games against Boston College and Fairfield University, UNH concludes the regular season – and the month of October – at Memorial Field against Louisville (Oct. 24) and Albany (Oct. 30). The Wildcats look to extend their streak of consecutive league postseason appearances to four when the America East Championship is held Nov. 5-6 at the site of the highest seed.
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e the Roster
by the Alphabet
Becker, Clare.................... # 8 Bernier, Renee.................... 30 Bozek, Megan.................... 19 Callanan, Meg...................... 9 Connolly, Kara.................. 14 Deck, Kendall................... 20 Duffy, Shayna.................... 25 Erler, Emma...................... 11 Fitzgerald, Ailish................ 21 Frates, Whitney................... 4 Grogan, Claire...................... 6 Joyce, Mackenzie................. 3 Lyons, Kyle......................... 5 Nagengast, Katherine........ 33 Pohlmeyer, Casey............... 16 Quill, Mary.......................... 2 Rausch, Hayley................. 17 Richard, Hannah................ 15 Sweeney, Jess..................... 12 Walborn, Katie................... 22 Welch, Tori......................... 13 Williamson, Meg................ 18 Woods, Melyssa................ 10
Seniors (1) Kara Connolly. Juniors (5) Kendall Deck, Whitney Frates, Kyle Lyons, Katherine Nagengast, Hayley Rausch. Sophomores (6) Clare Becker, Shayna Duffy, Emma Erler, Mary Quill, Jess Sweeney, Melyssa Woods. Redshirt Freshmen (1): Claire Grogan. Freshmen (10) Renee Bernier, Megan Bozek, Meg Callanan, Ailish Fitzgerald, Mackenzie Joyce, Casey Pohlmeyer, Hannah Richard, Katie Walborn, Tori Welch, Meg Williamson.
No. 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 25 30 33
Name Mary Quill Mackenzie Joyce Whitney Frates Kyle Lyons Claire Grogan Clare Becker Meg Callanan Melyssa Woods Emma Erler Jess Sweeney Tori Welch Kara Connolly Hannah Richard Casey Pohlmeyer Hayley Rausch Meg Williamson Megan Bozek Kendall Deck Ailish Fitzgerald Katie Walborn Shayna Duffy Renee Bernier Katherine Nagengast
Yr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. (R) So. Fr. So. So. So. (R) Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr.
Pos. F F F B M/B F F/M M M/F B F/M M F M F M/F M/B B M B F GK GK
Ht. 5-3 5-10 5-4 5-5 5-7 5-5 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-9 5-4 5-5 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-5 5-7 5-4 5-9 5-5 5-4 5-11
Hometown/High School Portsmouth, N.H./Portsmouth South Pomfret, Vt./Kimball Union Academy Woodstock, Vt./Kimball Union Academy White River Junction, Vt./Kimball Union Academy Canton, Mass./Canton Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase Lititz, Pa./Warwick Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls New Hampton, N.H./Newfound Regional Accord, N.Y./Rondout Valley East Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Mohegan Lake, N.Y./Lakeland Hopkinton, N.H./Hopkinton Millersville, Md./Severna Park Severna Park, Md./Severna Park Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Lakeland Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Lexington, Mass./Lexington Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove Dover, N.H./Dover Wolfeboro, N.H./Kingswood Regional Westborough, Mass./Westborough
Head coach – Robin Balducci (New Hampshire ‘85)/ 20th season Assistant coaches – Steve Simpson (Maryland ‘88), Margaux Shute (UNH ‘08) Student manager – Ross Gorham
Connecticut (1) Meg Williamson Maryland (3) Clare Becker, Casey Pohlmeyer, Hayley Rausch Massachusetts (3) Ailish Fitzgerald, Claire Grogan, Katherine Nagengast New Hampshire (6) Renee Bernier, Shayna Duffy, Emma Erler, Mary Quill, Hannah Richard, Tori Welch New Jersey (1) Kendall Deck New York (4) Megan Bozek, Kara Connolly, Jess Sweeney, Melyssa Woods Pennsylvania (2) Megan Callanan, Katie Walborn Vermont (3) Whitney Frates, Mackenzie Joyce, Kyle Lyons
Melyssa Woods (above, left) competed at the 2010 USA Field Hockey Junior National Championship, while fellow Wildcats Kendall Deck (center) and Whitney Frates (right) competed at the 2010 USA Field Hockey Women’s National Championship. Both events were held at the national training center (Virginia Beach) in June.
2010 UNH Field hockey
ABOVE (L to R): Casey Pohlmeyer, Tori Welch, Mackenzie Joyce and Meg Williamson – all UNH freshmen this season – competed at the 2010 USA National Futures Championship, which was also held at the national training center in June.
w i l d c a t s
the Wildcats Kendall
Junior 5-7 Bridgewater, N.J.
Senior 5-5 Mohegan Lake, N.Y.
Collegiate accolades: NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team ‘09); America East Academic Honor Roll (‘08 and ‘09); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘09); America East All-Rookie Team (‘08); America East All-Championship Team (‘09); UNH’s Susan Kilmister Memorial Award (‘09); UNH’s Marisa Didio Award (‘10).
Collegiate accolades: America East Academic Honor Roll (‘08 and ‘09); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘09); UNH’s Susan Kilmister Memorial Award (‘10). As a junior in 2009: Started all 19 games; recorded 10 points on one goal and eight assists; tallied one point in five America East league games; tied for third on the team in assists; recorded a career-high two assists in the regular-season finale at Harvard (11/3); tallied a point in three consecutive games from Sept. 4-12; recorded a point in four of the last seven regular-season games; credited with one defensive save; an integral part of the offensive penalty corner unit.
As a Freshman in 2007: Played in 19 of 21 games, all off the bench; played in all five America East conference games; recorded two points on one goal; recorded her first career points with a goal at Central Michigan (9/22). High school: Kara is a ‘07 graduate of Lakeland High School, where she lettered in field hockey and soccer; earned 2006 All-America Second Team honors as a senior midfielder and led the team to the state championship; also earned All-State, All-Section and All-League honors in both 2005 and 2006 and was named to the Regional All-America Team in ’05; led her team to the gold medal in the Empire State Games in both 2005 and 2006, and also competed in the 2005 Junior Olympics; served as team captain in her junior and senior season. Personal: Born 7/8/89; daughter of Thomas and Nancy Connolly; major is occupational therapy. Year GP GS G A P Sh 2007 10 0 1 0 2 6 2008 20 10 0 2 2 4 2009 19 19 1 8 10 4 Career 49 29 2 10 14 14
As a sophomore in 2009: Started all 18 games in which she played (missed one game); vital part of the defensive penalty corner unit.
# 1 4 K ara C onnolly / midfield
As a sophomore in 2008: Played in all 20 games, including both postseason games in the America East championship; was in the starting lineup 10 times during the regular season; came off the bench in all five America East conference games; recorded an assist against both Brown (9/5) and Holy Cross (9/17); recorded a total of two points.
As a freshman in 2008: Started all 20 games, including both games in the America East championship; tied for third on the team in assists with a total of five; compiled a total of five points; became a vital part of the offensive penalty corner unit as the stopper and recorded an assist in consecutive games against Dartmouth (Oct. 8) and Maine (Oct. 11); recorded her first collegiate point with an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Radford on Aug. 31; also tallied an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Fairfield. High school: Kendall is a ‘08 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; competed at the Futures National in 2005 and 2007 as well as the National Indoor Tournament in 2007 and 2008; 2007 Academic All-America Team selection; her other 2007 accolades included All-State Second Team, NJFHCA All-Star, NJFHCA Group 4 First Team, Somerset County First Team and Skyland Conference First Team; also received the conference, county and Group 4 honors as a junior in ‘06; led Bridgewater-Raritan to a Group 4 state runner-up finish from 2005-07 and the team won the conference title all four years. Personal: Born 12/20/89 in Summit, N.J.; daughter of Kenneth and Sheila Deck; major is mathematics education. Year GP GS 2008 20 20 2009 18 18 Career 38 38
G A P Sh 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 2
# 2 0 K endall deck / back
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e the Wildcats
Junior 5-4 Woodstock, Vt.
As a sophomore in 2009: Started all 18 games in which she played, including all five America East league games; recorded seven points on two goals and three assists; tallied two points on two assists in five America East league games; tallied her first career assist at Providence (9/6); tallied a point in two of the last four regularseason games with a goal vs. #9 Boston College (Oct. 18) and an assist vs. Fairfield (10/24); credited with one defensive save; integral part of the offensive penalty corner unit.
HIGH School: Whitney is a ‘08 graduate of Kimball Union Academy, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse; competed at the National Futures Tournament in 2006 (gold medal) and 2007; garnered All-America Second Team recognition; captained the team in 2007 and 2008 and named team MVP both seasons; broke the school’s single-season point record with 31 goals and 25 assists as a senior; holds the career points record with 73 goals and 40 assists; NEPSWA All-Star selection as a junior and senior; in lacrosse, earned Northern New England All-Star honors. Personal: Born 7/1/90 in Hanover, N.H.; daughter of John and Betsy Frates; major is family studies. Year GP GS G A P Sh 2008 20 10 8 7 23 30 2009 19 19 10 9 29 47 Career 39 39 18 16 52 77
2010 UNH Field hockey
As a freshman in 2008: Played in 15 regularseason games and was in the starting lineup once; also played in both America East championship games; in the semifinal vs. Maine, gave the Wildcats a 1-0 firsthalf lead by scoring on a penalty stroke; it was her only shot of the season; served as valuable role player on the defensive end.
# 4 W hitney F rates / forward
As a freshman in 2008: Played in all 20 games and was in the starting lineup 10 times, including both America East championship games; third on the team in points (23) and tied for third in goals (eight); second in shooting percentage (.267); in the conference, ranked fifth in assists per game and eighth in points per game; scored two game-winning goals (vs. Harvard and Vermont) and assisted on the game-winning goal vs. Maine; tallied 2-2-6 in five America East league games; recorded a point in seven straight games from Sept. 26 to Oct. 17; tallied 6-3-15 in that span; finished with a point in 13 of 20 games; notched career highs of two goals and four points in UNH’s 4-1 win vs. Northeastern (10/5); tallied her first career point with an assist vs. Brown (9/5); scored her first collegiate goal the following game vs. Harvard (9/7).
Junior 5-5 White River Jct, Vt.
Collegiate accolades: NFHCA Northeast Region First Team (‘09); NFHCA Northeast Region Second Team (‘08); America East Academic Honor Roll (‘09); America East All-Conference First Team (‘09); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘08); America East All-Rookie Team (‘08); America East All-Championship Team (‘08); America East Rookie of the Week, twice (‘08); Sheraton Catamount Field Hockey Classic All-Tournament Team (‘09); UNH’s Marisa Didio Award (‘09); UNH’s Joyce V. Hiller Award (‘10). As a sophomore in 2009: Started all 19 games; recorded 29 points on 10 goals and nine assists; tied for the team lead in assists and ranked second in both goals and points; also second in shots (47) and third in shooting percentage (.213); in America East, those numbers ranked fourth in PPG, fifth in GPG and third in APG; tallied three goals and an assist for seven points in five America East league games; from Sept. 13 to Oct. 7 she scored a goal in six of seven games; also had four assists for a total of 16 points in that time frame; scored the game-winning goal in overtime at Harvard (11/3); tallied a career-high two assists to match her personal best of four points at Brown (Sept. 4); recorded a goal and an assist (three points) five times; tallied a point in 12 of 18 regular-season games; ended the regular season with a four-game point-scoring streak, including a goal the last three.
HIGH SCHOOL: Kyle attended Kimball Union Academy prep school, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, for one year; named the 2008 Outstanding Female Athlete; NEPSAC Class C All-New England Team; captain and team MVP for both field hockey and ice hockey; a 2007 graduate of Hartford High School, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and softball; as a senior, her honors included Outstanding Female Athlete, Burlington Free Press All-State First Team, All-Marble Valley League First Team and Twin State All-Star selection; captained all three teams that year; Burlington Free Press All-State Second Team as a junior; in ice hockey, received Vermont Coaches and Burlington Free Press all-state honors as a sophomore, junior and senior; tallied 118 career points to rank second in school history. Personal: Born 7/31/89 in Lebanon, N.H.; daughter of John and Nancy Lyons; her sister Kristen lettered in field hockey at Middlebury College (1999); her sister Kelly lettered in field hockey at Roanoke College (200204); her father lettered in football at Penn (1970-74) and coached there from 1974-84; he also coached at Boston U. (1985-87), Dartmouth (1988-2004) and NFL Europe (2005-07); major is psychology. Year GP GS G A P Sh 2008 17 1 1 0 2 1 2009 18 18 2 3 7 39 Career 35 19 3 3 9 40
# 5 kyle Lyons / back
w i l d c a t s
the Wildcats Hayley
Junior 5-7 Severna Park, Md.
Junior 5-11 Westborough, Mass.
As a sophomore in 2009: Started all 19 games and played every second in goal (1359 minutes, 22 seconds); compiled a 12-7 record with a 2.32 GAA, .679 save percentage and four shutouts; led the America East conference in shutouts; made her first career start in the season opener, a 5-2 loss to third-ranked Syracuse; recorded her first career victory with a two-save effort at Brown (Sept. 4); in five America East league games, went 3-2 with a 2.00 GAA and .706 save percentage; made a career-high 10 saves at 20th-ranked Providence (9/6; 4-3 loss); finished with nine saves at 12th-ranked Duke (9/27); had a 1.71 GAA and .767 save percentage in the four-game winning streak at the end of the regular season; in the last eight regular-season games, went 7-1 with a 1.43 GAA and .786 save percentage. As a freshman in 2008: Played in five games with one start (at Holy Cross; 9/17); did not factor into a decision (0-0 record); did not play in any America East league games; tallied 11 saves in her limited time in net – a total of 113:51 – for a .550 save percentage; made her collegiate debut Aug. 31 against Radford; played the final 27:12 of that game and made one save to record a combined shutout. High school: Katherine is a ‘08 graduate of Westborough High School, where she lettered in field hockey, swimming and lacrosse; competed at the Futures National program from 2003-07 as well as the USFH Under-16 National Tournament in ‘05 and ‘06; named a Midwach B All-Star and to the Worcester Telegram Super Team in ‘06 and ‘07; Division I MVP; as a senior captain, surrendered just six goals in 20 games for a 0.30 GAA to lead WHS to the Midwach B championship; also played on the Cape Ann Coalition club team. Personal: Born 1/3/90 in San Antonio, Texas; daughter of Richard and Kris Nagengast; major is kinesiology: exercise science. Year GP/GS MIN GA 2008 5/1 113:51 9 2009 19/19 1359:22 45 Career 24/20 1473:13 54
GAA 5.53 2.32 2.57
Sv 11 95 106
Sv% .550 .679 .663
W-L 0-0 12-7 12-7
# 3 3 K atherine N agengast / goalkeeper
Collegiate accolades: NFHCA All-Academic Squad (‘09); America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (‘08); America East Academic Honor Roll (‘09); America East All-Academic Team (‘09).
As a sophomore in 2009: Started all 19 games; recorded 23 points on eight goals and seven assists; ranked third in both goals and points, and was fifth in assists; tied for third in shots (46); fourth in shooting percentage (.174); in America East, those number ranked seventh in PPG and sixth in GPG; tallied four points with two goals in five America East league games; scored a goal in four consecutive games from Oct. 10-18 with four goals and one assist in that span; tallied a career-high two assists vs. UC Davis (9/12) and matched that output in the regularseason finale at Harvard (11/3). As a freshman in 2008: Played in 17 games, including the America East semifinal, and was in the starting lineup 15 times; missed the last two regular-season games; had a team-best .364 shooting percentage with eight goals on 21 shots; tied for third on the team in goals; fourth in points (20); notched four assists; ranked sixth in the league in goals per game and seventh in points per game; scored one game-winning goal – vs. Northeastern (10/5); recorded career highs of two goals and four points against No. 11 Louisville (9/20); tallied a point in five of six games spanning from Aug. 31 to Sept. 20; had 5-2-12 in that time frame; recorded a point in nine of 17 games; recorded her first career points with a goal against Radford (8/31). UNH lacrosse: As a freshman in 2009, she played in 18 games with nine starts and led UNH rookies in both goals (17) and points (23); as a sophomore in ‘10, she ranked third on the team in points (39) and goals (25) despite missing four games. High school: Hayley is a ‘08 graduate of Severna Park High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; ranked among the top 20 in the nation in scoring with 34 goals as a sophomore, when she received AllCounty, All-Met and Player of the Year honors; tallied 22 goals and 10 assists to earn All-County Second Team and All-Met Honorable Mention recognition in 2007; led SPHS to the state championship in consecutive years from 2005-07 and to a runner-up finish in 2004; also played on the Spark Indoor club team. Personal: Born 1/22/90 in Annapolis, Md.; daughter of Richard and Sarah Rausch; major is psychology. Year GP GS G A P Sh 2008 17 15 8 4 20 22 2009 19 19 8 7 23 46 Career 36 34 16 11 43 68
# 1 7 H ayley R ausch / forward
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e the Wildcats
Sophomore 5-5 Chevy Chase, Md.
Sophomore 5-5 Dover, N.H.
As a freshman in 2009: Played in two regular-season games, both off the bench; did not see action in any America East league games.
As a freshman in 2009: Played in two regular-season games, both off the bench; did not see action in any America East league games.
High School: Clare is a ‘09 graduate of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; captained the ‘08 team and garnered Gazette All-County First Team honors with 16 goals, 20 assists; Washington Post All-Metropolitan Honorable Mention in ‘08; in 2007, team won the regional and divisional championships en route to the 3A state title game; three-year regional Futures participant; also played for the Southeast and Capitol Pegasus club teams.
High School: Shayna is a ‘09 graduate of Dover High School, where she lettered in field hockey as well as both indoor and outdoor track; National Festival participant, 2007-08; National Futures participant, 2005-08; Class L All-State First Team in ‘08; Foster’s Daily Democrat Highest Honorable Mention Team; tallied 24 goals and 17 assists as a four-year starter; played for former UNH head coach Marisa Didio as part of Hockey Mates and Disney Classic; also played for the Seacoast United club team; earned five letters in indoor track, where she qualified for states in the 55-meter and 300m from 200508 and was named the MVP in ‘09; earned five letters in outdoor track, where she qualified for the 100m and 200m from 2005-08.
Year GP 2009 2 Career 2
GS 0 0
G 0 0
A 0 0
P 0 0
Sh 0 0
2010 UNH Field hockey
# 8 C lare B ecker / F orward
Personal: Born 5/14/91 in Washington, D.C.; daughter of Bruce Becker and Natalie Jennings; her father was a soccer letterwinner at Penn; major is hospitality management.
Personal: Born 12/25/90 in Portsmouth, N.H.; daughter of Thomas and Diane Duffy; her great grandfather, George Jaques, lettered in both football and lacrosse at UNH (1931-34); her grandfather, Colonel Richard Spaulding, lettered in both football and track at UNH; major is undeclared in the school of Health and Human Services. Year GP 2009 2 Career 2
GS 0 0
G 0 0
A 0 0
P 0 0
Sh 0 0
# 2 5 S hayna D uffy / F orward
w i l d c a t s
Sophomore 5-6 New Hampton, N.H.
Sophomore 5-3 Greenland, N.H.
Collegiate accolades: NFHCA All-Academic Squad (‘09); America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (‘09).
Collegiate accolades: America East Academic Honor Roll (‘09). As a freshman in 2009: Played in three regularseason games, all off the bench; did not see action in any America East league games; tallied two points on one goal; recorded her first collegiate points with a goal vs. Davidson (Sept. 25).
Personal: Born 1/24/91 in Laconia, N.H.; daughter of Dave and Brenda Erler; her father lettered in both cross country and track at St. Cloud State University (1972-76); major is environmental horticulture. Year GP 2009 11 Career 11
GS 0 0
G 0 0
A 0 0
P Sh 0 1 0 1
# 11 E mma E rler / M idfield / F orward
As a freshman in 2009: Played in 11 games, all off the bench, including the America East semifinal game; played in two America East league games; appeared in six of the last eight regular-season games. High School: Emma is a ‘09 graduate of Newfound Regional High School, where she lettered in field hockey, basketball and outdoor track & field; participated at the Junior National Camp in Boston (July ‘09); National Futures tournament participant in ‘07 and ‘08; named to the NFHCA Northeast Team in ‘07 and ‘08; Class M/S Player of the Year and All-State First Team in 2008; also named to the First Team in ‘06, and to the Second Team in ‘07; NH Twin State Senior Classic in 2008; William Loeb Memorial Fund Scholar-Athlete Award (Union Leader) in ‘08; led Newfound to the Class M/S state championship in ‘08 and ‘06, as well as a runner-up finish in ‘07; recorded three goals and an assist in the 2008 title game to finish the season with 19 goals and 18 assists; also played for the Upper Valley Blizzard club team; also a member of the Bears’ runner-up teams in basketball (‘07) and track (‘06).
High School: Mary is a ‘09 graduate of Portsmouth High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; All-State First Team in ‘08 and Second Team in ‘07; Foster’s Daily Democrat Dream Team and Union Leader All-State Team, as well as Varsity Magazine First Team (N.H. and Vt.), in 2008; NH Twin State Senior Classic in ‘08; was the Clippers’ leading scorer as a sophomore, junior and senior; as a senior captain in ‘08, garnered MVP honors by tallying 13 goals and 10 assists; finished her four-year career with 36 goals and 25 assists; led PHS to a runner-up finish in ‘07; played for the Cape Ann Coalition club team; in lacrosse, won the state title in ‘07 and ‘08. Personal: Born 12/10/90 in Littleton, N.H.; daughter of Bruce Quill and Mary Coombs; major is undeclared. Year GP 2009 3 Career 3
GS G 0 1 0 1
A P Sh 0 2 1 0 2 1
# 2 M ary quill / forward
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e the Wildcats
Sophomore 5-6 Glens Falls, N.Y.
Sophomore (Redshirt) 5-9 Accord, N.Y.
Collegiate accolades: America East AllRookie Team (‘09); America East Rookie of the Week, once (‘09).
As a sophomore in 2009: Redshirt season. Before UNH: A transfer from Hofstra University; did not play a game in the 2008 season.
As a freshman in 2009: Started all 19 games; recorded five points on two goals and an assist; tallied two points with one goal in five America East league games; recorded her first career point with a goal at Davidson on Sept. 25, and it proved to be the game-winning goal; also tallied an assist in that game for a career-high three points; also had a goal vs. Fairfield (Oct. 24).
High School: Jess is a ‘08 graduate of Rondout Valley High School, where she lettered in field hockey, basketball and softball; All-State First Team selection as a senior; two-time All-Mid Hudson Athletic League honoree; named Rondout’s Most Outstanding Player; two-time Sportsmanship Award recipient. Personal: Major is psychology. GP 0 0
GS 0 0
G 0 0
A 0 0
P 0 0
Sh 0 0
# 1 2 jess S weeney / back
Year 2009 Career
2010 UNH Field hockey
High School: Melyssa is a ‘09 graduate of Glens Falls High School, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse; won a bronze medal at the ‘08 National Futures Tournament; also competed at that event in ‘07; Empire State Games competitor in 2007 (bronze medalist) and 2008; All-State Team in 2008; also named the Post-Star Player of the Year and to the Foothills Council All-Star First Team in ‘08; Post-Star Second Team and Foothills Council First Team in ‘07; Times Union All-Star Team in ‘07; Post-Star All-Star First Team in ‘06; led GFHS to the Section II Class B championship in 2005, 2006 and 2008; Class B state runner-up in ‘06; tallied 15 goals and five assists as a senior to increase her five-year totals to 65 goals and 21 assists; had a singleseason high of 23 goals as a sophomore; also played for the ADK club team. Personal: Born 3/7/91 in Syracuse, N.Y.; daughter of Larry and Debbie Woods; her father lettered in cross country and track at Rutgers University (1977-81); her cousin, Meghan Cloonan, is currently on the Lafayette College field hockey team; major is biology.
Year GP GS G A P Sh 2009 19 19 2 1 5 7 Career 19 19 2 1 5 7
# 1 0 M elyssa woods / M idfield
w i l d c a t s
Freshman (Redshirt) 5-7 Canton, Mass.
Freshman 5-4 Wolfeboro, N.H.
Collegiate accolades: NFHCA All-Academic Squad (‘09); America East Academic Honor Roll (‘09).
High School: Renee is a 2010 graduate of Kingswood Regional High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; All-State First Team selection as a senior in 2009; All-State Second Team in ‘08; Futures National Championship participant in 2008 and 2009; Foster’s Daily Democrat Dream Team in ‘09; led team to the state semifinals in ‘09; also played for the Seacoast United club team.
As a freshman in 2009: Joined the team as a walkon; redshirt season.
Year 2009 Career
GP 0 0
GS 0 0
G 0 0
A 0 0
P 0 0
Sh 0 0
# 6 C laire grogan / midfield / back
Personal: Born 6/28/91 in Boston; daughter of David and Theresa Grogan; major is English teaching; minor in elementary education.
Personal: Born 1/29/92 in Wolfeboro, N.H.; daughter of Peter and Renee Bernier; her father lettered in gymnastics at Springfield College; her mother lettered in basketball at both UNH and Keene; major is outdoor education.
Freshman 5-5 Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
High School: Megan is a 2010 graduate of Lakeland High School, where she lettered in field hockey, lacrosse and bowling; All-America Second Team selection in 2008 and 2009; All-America Regional Team in ‘08 and ‘09; All-State team in ‘08 and ‘09; also named All-Elite and All-Section both years; All-League 2007-08-09; All-State Tournament Team in ‘09; recorded 19 goals and 24 assists as a senior in 2009; in three years, tallied 41 goals and 48 assists; led Lakeland to the section, region and state championships in ‘09; league champions from 2007-09; Journal News and North County News Player of the Year in ‘09; 2009 Futures Elite participant; also played for the CNY and Hudson Valley club teams. Personal: Born 2/19/92 in Mount Kisco, N.Y.; daughter of Ray and Donna Bozek; her mother lettered in track & field at Manhattan College; major is secondary education, mathematics.
# 19 Megan Bozek / Midfield
# 30 Renee Bernier / Goalkeeper
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e the Wildcats
Freshman 5-4 Lititz, Pa.
High School: Meg is a 2010 graduate of Warwick High School, where she lettered in field hockey and track & field; Lancaster All-Star Honorable Mention in 2009; recorded eight goals and an assist as a senior in the ‘09 season; tallied 21 goals and nine assists in four years for the Warriors. Personal: Born 5/20/92 in Lancaster, Pa.; daughter of George and Laura Callanan; her uncle David Callanan was a letterwinner in wrestling at Westminster; her grandfather, Glenn Knowles, competed in the 100-meters at the U.S. Olympic tryouts; major is art, education.
Freshman 5-4 Lexington, Mass.
High School: Ailish is a 2010 graduate of Lexington High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; Middlesex All-Star in 2007-08-09; also a Middlesex All-Star in lacrosse in 2008 and 2009; recorded 17 goals and 24 assists as a senior in 2009, when she captained the team; career totals of 30 goals and 39 assists; National Futures championship participant in ‘07 and ‘08; also played for the Seacoast United club team. Personal: Born 1/30/92 in Boston; daughter of Mark and Guida Fitzgerald; her brother Maurie is a lacrosse letterwinner at Salve Regina; major is nursing.
2010 UNH Field hockey
# 21 Ailish Fitzgerald / Midfield
# 9 meg Callanan / forward
Freshman 5-10 South Pomfret, Vt.
High School: Mackenzie is a 2010 graduate of Kimball Union Academy, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse; Boston Globe AllStar Team selection in 2009; led KUA to the NEPSAC championship in 2007, 2008 and 2009; tallied 14 goals and 12 assists as a senior in ‘09; recorded 46 goals and 22 assists in three years; also played for the Team Vermont indoor club team. Personal: Born 11/16/91 in Plymouth, Mass.; daughter of Deane and Elizabeth Joyce; her dad played football at UNH (1976-78); her Uncle Duane played in the NHL; her Aunt Paula lettered in field hockey and ice hockey at Dartmouth; major is business.
Freshman 5-6 Millersville, Md.
High School: Casey is a 2010 graduate of Severna Park High School, where she lettered in field hockey, lacrosse and tennis; NFHCA All-Region in 2009; AllState First Team in 2009; All-State Second Team in 2008; All-County First Team in ‘08 and ‘09; AAU Jr. Olympics in 2007 and 2008; National Futures championship from 2006-09; Futures Elite participant in 2010; led team to regional and state championships from 2006-09; also played for the Spark Indoor club team. Personal: Born 3/13/92 in Annapolis, Md.; daughter of Paul and Carol Pohlmeyer; her sister Kaylee is a letterwinner on the Northwestern field hockey team; major is undeclared.
# 3 Mackenzie Joyce / Forward
# 16 Casey Pohlmeyer / Midfield
w i l d c a t s
Freshman 5-6 Hopkinton, N.H.
High School: Hannah is a 2010 graduate of Hopkinton High School, where she lettered in field hockey, basketball and softball; All-State First Team in 2008 and 2009; All-State Second Team in 2006 and 2007; Concord Monitor Player of the Year as a senior in 2009, when she recorded 36 goals and 14 assists; had seven games that season with 3+ goals; tallied career numbers of 98 goals and 45 assists; led the Hawks to the state semifinals in ‘07 and ‘08. Personal: Born 7/22/92 in Sanford, Maine; daughter of Vincent and Katherine Richard; majors are communication and business: sport management.
High School: Katie is a 2010 graduate of Selinsgrove High School, where she lettered in field hockey; led team to the state title game as a senior in 2009; the Seals advanced to the quarterfinals in ‘07 and ‘08; also played for the Pa. Power and Chaos club teams. Personal: Born 5/10/92 in St. Augustine, Fla.; daughter of Curt and Laurie Walborn; her father played football at Susquhanna University; major is psychology.
Freshman 5-4 East Hampstead, N.H.
High School: Tori is a 2010 graduate of Pinkerton Academy, where she lettered in field hockey and outdoor track & field; NFHCA Regional All-America Team in 2009; NFHCA All-Academic Team in ‘09; All-State First Team in ‘09; Union Leader All-Star in ‘09; Eagle Tribune All-Star in ‘09; 2009 Twin State Team; led the Astros to the state title game in ‘08 and ‘09; USA Field Hockey Futures Program participant from 2006-10, including National Futures from 2008-10 and Futures Elite in ‘09; also played for the Seacoast United club team. Personal: Born 8/13/92 in Newburyport, Mass.; daughter of Ed and Jo Welch; major is biology: premed.
Williamson # 22 Katie Walborn / back
Freshman 5-9 Selinsgrove, Pa.
# 13 tori welch / forward
Freshman 5-7 Cos Cob, Conn.
High School: Meg is a 2010 graduate of Greenwich High School, where she lettered in field hockey and lacrosse; Fairfield County Scholar Athlete as a senior in 2009; led the Cardinals to the 2009 state championship; started every game for Greenwich; National Futures and Futures Elite in 2009. Personal: Born 7/17/92 in Greenwich, Conn.; daughter of Joe and Louise Williamson; major is undeclared in the College of Liberal Arts.
# 18 Meg Williamson / midfield
# 15 Hannah Richard / forward
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e Results and Statistics
Shea had one of the best single-season performances in UNH history. She ranked sixth in the nation in both goals and points, and was honored as America East Offensive Player of the Year.
Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Leah Boody. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Whitney Frates . . . . . . . . . 2 Hayley Rausch . . . . . . . . . 2 Cally Cooke . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Melyssa Woods. . . . . . . . . 1
Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Leah Boody. . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Katherine Nagengast 19/19 12-7 1359:22 45 2.32 95 America East 5/5 3-2 350:00 10 2.00 24 UNH 19 12-7 1359:22 45 2.32 95 America East 5 3-2 350:00 10 2.00 24 Opponents 19 7-12 1359:22 60 3.09 126 America East 5 2-3 350:00 15 3.00 24
2009 Results Date 08/30 09/04 09/06 09/12 09/13 09/19 09/25 09/27 10/03 10/04 10/07 10/10
12-7 Overall, 3-2 America East
Opponent SYRACUSE (3) at Brown at Providence (20) vs. UC Davis # vs. Penn # Holy Cross at Davidson at Duke (12) Maine • at Northeastern at Dartmouth at Vermont •
Score 2-5 6-1 3-4 2-0 3-2 5-2 6-0 1-7 3-6 2-3 4-0 3-1
Res L W L W W W W L L L W W
Kara Connolly. . . . . . . . . . 1 Kyle Lyons . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Kiera Williams . . . . . . . . . 1
America East Career
A Pts Shots G/GS
Meg Shea 19/19 23 9 55 66 5/5 5 5 15 Whitney Frates 19/19 10 9 29 47 5/5 3 1 7 Hayley Rausch 19/19 8 7 23 46 5/5 2 0 4 Leah Boody 19/1 7 3 17 21 5/0 4 2 10 Kate Collins Smyth 19/19 3 8 14 46 5/5 0 1 1 Kara Connolly 19/19 1 8 10 4 5/5 0 1 1 Kyle Lyons 18/18 2 3 7 39 5/5 0 2 2 Cally Cooke 19/19 2 1 5 30 5/5 0 0 0 Melyssa Woods 19/19 2 1 5 7 5/5 1 0 2 Emily Buda 17/0 1 1 3 9 4/0 0 0 0 Mary Quill 3/0 1 0 2 1 –– Kendall Deck 18/18 0 0 0 1 5/5 0 0 0 Kiera Williams 19/19 0 0 0 1 5/5 0 0 0 Emma Erler 11/0 0 0 0 1 2/0 0 0 0 Shayna Duffy 2/0 0 0 0 0 –– Kylie Damon 9/1 0 0 0 0 1/0 0 0 0 Clare Becker 2/0 0 0 0 0 –– UNH 19 60 50 170 319 5 15 12 42 Opponents 19 45 38 128 236 5 10 9 29
Cooke was a four year starter and leader of the defensive unit who played an integral role on both penalty corner units. She was named to the NFHCA All-Academic Squad all four years.
2010 UNH Field hockey
10/11 10/17 10/18 10/24 10/31 11/03 11/06
42-15-99 18-16-52 16-11-43 11-9-31 5-13-23 2-10-14 3-3-9 4-3-11 2-1-5 1-1-3 1-0-2 0-5-5 0-2-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
vs. Michigan ^ ot 3-2 at Boston U. • 1-2 Boston College (9) 3-2 Fairfield • 6-0 at Albany (16) • 2-1 at Harvard ot 5-4 at Albany ** 0-3
HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS • America East game # at U. of Vermont ^ at Harvard ** America East semifinal
.679 4 .706 1 .679 4 .706 1 .677 1 .615 0
W L W W W W L
w i l d c a t s
Career & Single-season Leaders
1. Karen Geromini . . . . . . 2. Gaby Haroules . . . . . . . 3. Katie White. . . . . . . . . . 4. Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . 5. Rebecca Provost. . . . . . 6. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . . Pauline Collins . . . . . . . 8. Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . . 9. Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . . . 10. Caroline Coyne. . . . . . 11. Kathy Cortez. . . . . . . . 12. Dottie Catlin. . . . . . . . Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . 14. Barb Marois . . . . . . . . 15. Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Russell. . . . . . .
1983-86. . . . . 1977-80. . . . . 2002-05. . . . . 2006-09. . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 1999-2002. . . 1983-86. . . . . 1987-90. . . . . 1992-95. . . . . 1995-98. . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 1992-95. . . . . 1996-99. . . . . 1981-84. . . . . 2000-03. . . . . 1997-2000. . .
71 56 45 42 40 33 33 32 31 30 29 28 28 27 26 26
1. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . . 1995-98. . . . . 35 2. Kathy Cortez. . . . . . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 25 3. Tami Street . . . . . . . . . . 1998-2001. . . 24 4. Nicole Pellechia . . . . . . 1991-94. . . . . 23 5. Sandi Costigan . . . . . . . 1985-86. . . . . 22 6. Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . . 1996-99. . . . . 21 7. MacKenzie Stuart. . . . . 2003-05. . . . . 20 Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-03. . . . . 20 Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . . . 1999-2002. . . 20 Karen Geromini . . . . . . . 1983-86. . . . . 20 11. Shelly Robinson . . . . . 1986-89. . . . . 19 12. Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . . 1992-95. . . . . 18 13. Laurie Leary. . . . . . . . 1980-83. . . . . 17 14. Whitney Frates . . . . . 2008â€“ . . . . . . 16 15. five tied with (most recent) . . . . . . . . 15 (Meg Shea. . . . . . . . . . 2006-09)
1. Karen Geromini . . . . . . 2. Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Katie White. . . . . . . . . . 4. Karen Geromini . . . . . . Gaby Haroules . . . . . . . 6. Jessica Russell. . . . . . . . Dottie Catlin. . . . . . . . . Rebecca Provost. . . . . . 9. Barb Marois . . . . . . . . . 10. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . 13. Emily Colton. . . . . . . . Katie White. . . . . . . . . Pauline Collins . . . . . . Karen Geromini . . . . .
1986_ ______ 2009_ ______ 2003_ ______ 1985_ ______ 1979_ ______ 2000_ ______ 1994_ ______ 1993_ ______ 1984_ ______ 2002_ ______ 1999_ ______ 1989_ ______ 2006_ ______ 2005_ ______ 1986_ ______ 1983_ ______
27 23 21 19 19 17 17 17 16 14 14 14 13 13 13 13
1. Sandi Costigan . . . . . . . 2. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . . 3. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . . Patty Heap. . . . . . . . . . . 5. Cyndi Caldwell. . . . . . .
SINGLE SEASON GOALS
1986_ ______ 1997_ ______ 1998_ ______ 1984_ ______ 1986_ ______
17 16 15 15 13
Note: Assists were not credited until the 1980 season. Goals were officially awarded one point by the NCAA through the 1992 season and two points for the 1993-2009 seasons. The career and single-season totals have been recalculated to award two points for a goal throughout the programâ€™s history.
1. Karen Geromini . . . . . . 2. Gaby Haroules . . . . . . . 3. Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Katie White. . . . . . . . . . 5. Rebecca Provost. . . . . . 6. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . . 7. Kathy Cortez. . . . . . . . . 8. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . . 9. Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . . . 10. Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . 11. Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . . Pauline Collins . . . . . . 13. Caroline Coyne. . . . . . 14. Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . 15. Jessica Russell. . . . . . .
1. Karen Geromini . . . . . . 2. Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Katie White. . . . . . . . . . 3. Karen Geromini . . . . . . 4. Jessica Russell. . . . . . . . 5. Becky Craigue. . . . . . . . 6. Gaby Haroules . . . . . . . Barb Marois . . . . . . . . . 8. Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . . Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . . Karen Geromini . . . . . . 11. Dottie Catlin. . . . . . . . Rebecca Provost. . . . .
1983-86. . . . 162 1977-80. . . . 119 2006-09. . . . . 99 2002-05. . . . . 95 1991-94. . . . . 92 1999-2002. . . 86 1991-94. . . . . 83 1995-98. . . . . 81 1992-95. . . . . 80 1996-99. . . . . 77 2000-03. . . . . 72 1983-86. . . . . 72 1995-98. . . . . 71 1987-90. . . . . 68 1997-2000. . . 65
1986_ ______ 2009_ ______ 2003_ ______ 1985_ ______ 2000_ ______ 1998_ ______ 1979_ ______ 1984_ ______ 2002_ ______ 1999_ ______ 1983_ ______ 1994_ ______ 1993_ ______
57 55 44 43 40 39 38 38 37 37 37 35 35
Goalkeeper Records Goalkeeper GP Amy Agulay, 1997-2000 79 Robin Balducci, 1980-83 71 Jenn Bouchie, 1992-93 41 Christine Buckley, 2001-04 77 Deb Cram, 1980-81 22 Jane Flanagan, 1984-85 8 Michele Flannell, 1984-87 74 Stacey Gaudette, 1987-90 58 Gina Gioffre, 1989-91 26 Jenna Lehman, 2008 20 Shayne Medico, 1993-96 56 Julie Munson, 2000-03 21 Katherine Nagengast, 2008-09 24 Mary Pearsall, 1995-98 21 Margaux Shute, 2004-07 64 * not available for the 1975-80 seasons
Min GA GAA 5564:07 152 1.91 *3622:30 50 * 3030:00 67 1.55 4973:51 196 2.76 *560:00 11 * 435:00 2 0.32 5151:00 75 1.02 3850:00 69 1.26 1627:00 24 1.03 1311:53 52 2.77 3866:37 121 2.19 624:08 24 2.69 1473:13 54 2.57 900:56 18 1.40 4286:07 161 2.63
Most saves, game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, Jenn Bouchie vs. Old Dominion, 1992 Most saves, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244, Jenn Bouchie, 1992 Most shutouts, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, Robin Balducci, 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, Kelly Stone, 1977 Best GAA, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.51, Robin Balducci, 1983 Best GAA, career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.02, Michele Flannell (1984-87) Best save percentage, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .930, Robin Balducci, 1981 Best save percentage, career. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911, Deb Cram (1980-81) Most minutes played, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1543, Shayne Medico, 1994 Most wins, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, Michele Flannell, 1986
Svs 818 486 439 570 112 16 552 531 226 118 565 68 106 115 419
Sv% .843 .907 .868 .744 .911 .889 .880 .885 .904 .694 .824 .739 .663 .866 .722
ShO 13.5 31.0 11.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 27.0 20.5 1.5 0 9.5 0 4 6.0 8.0
W-L-T 46-31-0 *21-12-4 19-19-3 31-44-0 * 5-0-0 51-16-7 29-20-5 12-6-2 9-11 22-33-0 1-3-0 12-7 7-4-0 20-39
Tami Street Michele Flannell
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e UNH Record Book
UNH Year-by-Year Year 1975 1976 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 1982 1983 # 1984 # 1985 # 1986 # 1987 # 1988 1989 # ^ 1990 ^ 1991 ^ 1992 ^ 1993 ^ 1994 ^ 1995 ^ 1996 1997 + 1998 # ^ 1999 ^ 2000 # ^ 2001 2002 ^ 2003 ^ 2004 ^ 2005 2006 2007 ^ 2008 ^ 2009 ^
Record 4-3-2 10-3-0 12-1-1 9-3-2 10-4-2 16-3-3 9-4-1 7-9-2 14-4-2 16-3-1 13-3-5 17-3-0 10-7-1 6-9-1 14-5-0 10-6-4 11-6-2 8-13-0 12-6-2 14-8-0 7-12-0 3-16-0 11-10-0 14-7-0 12-7-0 14-8-0 7-12-0 12-8-0 10-11-0 4-16-0 7-12-0 3-15-0 9-12-0 9-11-0 12-7-0
• EAIAW tournament # NCAA tournament ^ NAC/America East tournament + ECAC tournament
Robin Balducci 1991-2009 179-197-4 Marisa Didio 1983-87/‘89
Jean Rilling 1975-82
Lauren Fuchs 1988 / ‘90
Overall -- 35 seasons 356-267-31 (.568)
Year-by-Year Statistical Leaders
Most goals, game . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 vs. Albany, 2002 Most goals, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 1984 Fewest goals, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 1988 Most assists, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 1994 Most points, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170, 2009
Most goals allowed, game. . . . . . . 11 at Duke (09.04.04) Most goals allowed, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 2004 Fewest goals allowed, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 1977 Most shutouts, season. . . . . . . . . . 11, 1977 and 1983 Most consecutive shutouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 1977
WINS & LOSSES
Most wins, season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 1986 Most wins, start of season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 1984 Fewest wins, season . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 1996 and 2006 Most losses, season. . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 1996 and 2004 Fewest losses, season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 1977 Longest unbeaten streak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 1980 Longest win streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 1984 Longest winless streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 2006 Longest losing streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 2006 Widest margin of victory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 vs. UMaine-Gorham (‘77) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 9-0 vs. UMBC (‘03) Widest margin of defeat. . . . . . . 11, 11-0 at Duke (‘04)
‘Cats in Coaching
The UNH field hockey program has made an indelible imprint in the high school, collegiate and club coaching ranks. The following is a list of who’s been where: Amy Agulay Robin Balducci Leah Boody Marcie Boyer Lauren Bruce Sam Carr Hannah Colestock Emily Colton Sarah Craigue Marisa Didio Karen Geromini Courtney Goodwin Carla Hesler Kristin Iarrusso L. LeGasse-Heffernin Antoinette Lucas Barb Marois Jess McClain Kelly McCullough Julie Munson Cheryl Murtagh Kara Napolitano B. Provost-Campbell Maime Reardon Kaitlyn Reilly Meg Shea Margaux Shute Kaitlyn Skelley Katie White
Syracuse (assistant coach) UNH, Northeastern Endicott College (assistant) St. Louis (head coach) St. Louis (assistant) UNH, Harvard, Michigan State UMass-Dartmouth (assistant) Harvard (assistant) St. Louis (assistant) UNH, Northwestern, Yale Thayer Academy, Windsor School Cape Ann Coalition Yale, St. Michael’s Futures Regional (administrator) Newburyport H.S. UNH, James Madison, Duke UNH, York H.S. UNH, Kincaid School UNH, Northwestern (head coach) Harvard, James Madison (assistant) Northeastern (head coach) Merrimack (assistant) Lead the Way (director) Lynnfield H.S. Kingswood Regional H.S. UMass-Dartmouth (assistant) UNH (assistant coach) Siena College (assistant) Holy Cross, Albany (assistant coach)
2010 UNH Field hockey
Year Goals Assists Points 1975 D. Flaherty 5 D. Flaherty K. Sanborn 5 K. Sanborn 1976 G. Griffith 9 G. Griffith 1977 G. Haroules 12 G. Haroules 1978 G. Haroules 15 G. Haroules 1979 G. Haroules 19 G. Haroules 1980 G. Haroules 12 C. Murtagh 11 C. Hesler 1981 C. Hesler 9 C. Hesler 6 C. Hesler 1982 L. Leary 6 L. Leary 6 L. Leary 1983 K. Geromini 13 K. Geromini 11 K. Geromini 1984 B. Marois 16 P. Heap 15 B. Marois 1985 K. Geromini 19 J. Sickels 7 K. Geromini 1986 K. Geromini 27 S. Costigan 17 K. Geromini 1987 P. Hilinski 7 L. Mercier 6 P. Hilinski 1988 K. Brady 3 C. Caldwell 2 K. Brady K. Zifcak 2 C. Caldwell 1989 L. Brickley 14 S. Robinson 11 L. Brickley 1990 L. Brickley 11 K. Zifcak 9 L. Brickley 1991 S. Roulston 10 B. Canning 7 S. Roulston 1992 K. Cortez 8 K. Cortez 9 K. Cortez 1993 B. Provost 17 T. Toupin 8 B. Provost 1994 D. Catlin 17 N. Pellechia 12 D. Catlin 1995 S. Fimple 5 S. Fimple 6 S. Fimple D. Catlin 5 1996 K. Diamond 8 K. Iarrusso 4 K. Diamond 1997 C. Coyne 12 B. Craigue 16 B. Craigue 1998 B. Craigue 12 B. Craigue 15 B. Craigue C. Coyne 12 1999 K. Iarrusso 14 K. Stowe 10 K. Iarrusso 2000 J. Russell 17 A. Lehmann 10 J. Russell T. Street 10 2001 M. Boyer 8 T. Street 8 M. Boyer 2002 M. Boyer 14 M. Boyer 9 M. Boyer 2003 K. White 21 J. Stamp 9 K. White 2004 K. Skelley 7 M. Stuart 5 K. Skelley C. Gillen 2005 K. White 13 M. Stuart 11 K. White 2006 E. Colton 13 E. Colton 5 E. Colton 2007 S. Sellenger 6 S. Sellenger 9 S. Sellenger 2008 S. Craigue 11 S. Craigue 8 S. Craigue M. Shea 11 2009 M. Shea 23 M. Shea 9 M. Shea W. Frates 9
Most goals, game 5, Carla Hesler vs. Brown, 1980 Most goals, season 27, Karen Geromini, 1986 Most assists, game 4, Sarah Paveglio vs. Va. Commonwealth, 1990 4, Kim Zifcak vs. Va. Commonwealth, 1990 4, Nicole Pellechia vs. West Chester, 1994 Most assists, season 17, Sandi Costigan, 1986 Most points, game 11, Carla Hesler vs. Brown, 1980 Most points, season 57, Karen Geromini, 1986
10 10 18 24 30 38 31 24 18 37 38 43 57 19 6 6 31 23 25 25 35 35 16 19 30 39 37 40 17 37 44 14 14 29 31 21 30 55
w i l d c a t s
The University of New Hampshire Athletics Department holds an annual awards reception each spring to recognize the achievements of its student-athletes. The field hockey team has had numerous athletes honored with various awards through the years. Student-Athlete of the Year 1979 Kathy Sanborn 1981 Gaby Haroules 1982 Carla Hesler 1985 Barb Marois 1986 Sandy Vander-Heyden 1987 Karen Geromini 1991 Liz Brickley 1992 Brenda Canning 1994 Tracy Toupin 1995 Stacy Fimple 2003 Marcie Boyer
Susan Kilmister Memorial Award
This award was established in memory of Susan Kilmister, a member of the UNH field hockey and lacrosse teams in 1978 and 1979. Sue died unexpectedly while participating at the 1979 NCAA national lacrosse championships. Her family, friends and teammates remember her as an outstanding athlete who contributed to her team both as a performer and a person. Recipients of this award reflect Sue’s dedication, accomplishments and sportsmanship as a student-athlete. 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Jean Courtney Cherie Toupin Kathleen Ruffle Kathleen Ruffle Rebecca Provost Jenn Bouchie Dottie Catlin Courtney Lucksinger Aimee Tanguay Carey Bialobrzeski Selena Liubakka Kelly Stowe
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Allie Lehmann Kaitlin Carney Brittany Schneider Julie Munson Heidi Anderson Anita Anastasi Sam Geary Cally Cooke Brooke Bercari Kendall Deck Kate Collins Smyth Kara Connolly
alumni association award 1988 Kate Dumphy 1995 Nicole Pellecchia
Wildcat winners circle scholar-athlete award 1984 Mary Ellen Cullinane 1985 Jill Sickels 1986 Kate Dumphy 1990 Kristen Vander-Heyden Barbara king-Newman scholarship award 1999 Kristin Iarrusso
Marisa Didio Award
The Marisa Didio Award is bestowed upon a studentathlete who represents the Extra Mile Theory, which states “Some choose the shortest distance doing only what is required. Others give of themselves more freely and go the extra mile.” Marisa Didio served as head coach of the UNH field hockey team for six seasons (1983-87, 1989) and led the Wildcats to the national championship game in 1986. She compiled an 84-25-9 record and also led the women’s lacrosse team to a 31-10 mark – and the University’s only NCAA national championship in 1985 – in three seasons. 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Kara Napolitano Kiera Williams Kiera Williams Whitney Frates Kendall Deck
UNH Hall of Fame Inductees
1994 Marisa Didio (‘78) Barb Marois (‘86) 1995 Karen Geromini (‘87) Gaby Haroules (‘81) Kathy Sanborn (‘79) Pat Small (‘58) Sandy Vander-Heyden (‘87) 1996 Harriet B. Forkey (‘54) Anita Kichline (‘52) Jean Rilling (Coach) Sharon Stepanian (‘48) 1997 Sandra MacIvor (‘63) Virginia E. Parker (‘46) Jean Swett-Sickels (‘54) 1998 Robin Balducci (‘85) Joyce Hiller (‘54) Ruth Hodgkins (‘46) 1999 Pauline Collins (‘87) Sandi Costigan (‘86) Marjorie Fisk (‘54) Anna Lee Miller (‘70) 2000 Laurie Leary (‘83) Cheryl Murtagh (‘81) 2001 Carla Hesler (‘82) 2002 Liz Brickley (‘91) 2004 Susanne Fortier (‘71) Tracy Toupin (‘95) 2008 Stacy Fimple (‘96) 2010 Marcie Boyer (‘03)
Joyce V. Hiller Scholarship Award
The Joyce V. Hiller Scholarship Fund has been established at the University of New Hampshire Foundation through the generosity of Joyce V. Hiller. Joyce earned her degree in Physical Education from UNH in 1954 and was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 1998. Over the years, she has been an enthusiastic advocate and generous benefactor for UNH women’s athletics, particularly the field hockey program. The scholarship is given with respect to what Joyce has meant to the field hockey program – a person who is always there with a helping hand and gives selflessly to the program. 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Amy Agulay Jessica Russell Marcie Boyer Marcie Boyer Jen Stamp Christine Buckley Kaitlyn Skelley
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Brittany Jacobs Sam Geary Margaux Shute Meg Shea Meg Shea Whitney Frates
Kendall Deck Marisa Didio
Marcie Boyer ‘03
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e Wildcat Honor Roll
NFHCA All-Academic Squad 1992 Jenn Bouchie 1994 Jodi Maxon 1995 Jodi Maxon 1996 Becky Craigue 1997 Becky Craigue Kristen Wagner 1998 Amy Agulay Carey Bialobrzeski Becky Craigue Kate Duffy 1999 Amy Agulay 2000 Amy Agulay Marcie Boyer 2001 Heidi Anderson Marcie Boyer Lizzy Duffy Julie Munson Cameron Schmitz 2002 Marcie Boyer Julie Munson 2003 Sam Geary Caitlin Gillen Julie Munson Holly Schurk Margaux Shute 2004 Heidi Anderson Lauren Bruce Sam Geary Caitlin Gillen Shauna Sellenger Margaux Shute Stefanie Simeone 2005 Sam Geary Brittany Jacobs Margaux Shute 2006 Cally Cooke Sam Geary Brittany Jacobs Margaux Shute Kendra Teixeira 2007 Cally Cooke Sam Geary Kim McGinness Michelle Montalbano Margaux Shute 2008 Cally Cooke Brittany Jacobs Katherine Nagengast 2009 Cally Cooke Emma Erler Claire Grogan Katherine Nagengast
All-Americans FIRST TEAM Carla Hesler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Cheryl Murtagh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Carla Hesler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Barb Marois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Sandy Vander Heyden. . . . . . . . . 1985 Sandi Costigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Karen Geromini . . . . . . . . . . 1985-86 Peggy Hilinski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Stacy Fimple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Rebecca Provost. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Marcie Boyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002
THIRD TEAM Laurie Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Brenda Canning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Tracy Toupin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Meg Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 HONORABLE MENTION Mary Ellen Cullinane. . . . . . . . . 1984 Sandy Vander Heyden. . . . . . . . . 1984 Sandi Costigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Karen Geromini . . . . . . . . . . 1983-84 Karen Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989
UNH WILDCATS & USA field hockey
USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame Barb Marois
U.S. Olympic Committee Player of the Year Barb Marois
U.S. Olympic Team Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan
U.S. National Team Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan Brenda Canning Tracy Toupin
U.S. National Squad Marisa Didio Cheryl Murtagh Carla Hesler Laurie Leary Robin Balducci Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan Karen Geromini
U.S. National Elite Squad Cheryl Murtagh
1991-92-93-94 1988, 1996 1988 1988 1986-96 1986-87 1987-89 1992-94 1992-94 1978-80 1978-80 1979-83 1984 1984 1984-85 1984-85 1985-86 1984-86
U.S. Olympic Festival Team Pauline Collins Karen Geromini Cyndi Caldwell Deb Blumen Sarah Paveglio Cherie Toupin Brenda Canning Tracy Toupin Kathy Cortez Nicole Pellechia Stacy Fimple Shayne Medico Jessica McClain
U.S. Under-23 Team Marcie Boyer
1985-86 1984-86 1987 1990 1991 1991 1991 1993 1992 1993 1995 1995 1995 2002-03
U.S. Under-21 Team Carla Hesler Cheryl Murtagh Pauline Collins Kim Zifcak Cyndi Caldwell Tracy Toupin
U.S. Junior National Team Pauline Collins Karen Brady
1985-86 1986-87 1986-87 1992 1987 1989
U.S. National Team Coaches
Broderick Award Finalists Barb Marois Sandy Vander-Heyden Sandi Costigan Marcie Boyer
SECOND TEAM Laurie Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Pauline Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Liz Brickley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Tracy Toupin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Becky Craigue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Kristin Iarrusso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Jessica Russell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Cameron Schmitz. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Jen Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003
1984 1985 1986 2002
2010 UNH Field hockey
Marisa Didio Assistant Olympic Coach National Team asst. coach Robin Balducci National coaching staff
1988 1985-88 1995-00
w i l d c a t s
America East // North Atlantic conference America East Coach of the Year Robin Balducci
Marcie Boyer Sarah Craigue Meg Shea
2002 2008 2009
Amy Agulay Katie White
America East Player of the Year
America East Offensive Player of the Year
America East Rookie of the Year
America East All-Conference First Team 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Aimee Tanguay Caroline Coyne Becky Craigue Amy Agulay, Kristin Iarrusso, Kelly Stowe Amy Agulay, Jessica Russell, Kelly Stowe Marcie Boyer Marcie Boyer, Jen Stamp Sam Carr, Jen Stamp, Katie White Brittany Schneider Katie White Emily Colton Brooke Bercari Sarah Craigue, Meg Shea Whitney Frates, Meg Shea
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Carey Bialobrzeski, Selena Liubakka, Cameron Schmitz Cameron Schmitz Marcie Boyer, Allie Lehmann Cameron Schmitz Lizzy Duffy, Kristen Weldon Christine Buckley, Brittany Schneider Heidi Anderson, Caitlin Gillen Brittany Jacobs, MacKenzie Stuart Sam Geary Meg Shea, Margaux Shute, Kiera Williams Cally Cooke, Whitney Frates Kara Connolly, Kendall Deck
America East All-Conference Second Team
America East All-Rookie Team 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Christine Buckley, Brittany Schneider Kaitlyn Skelley, Katie White Caitlin Gillen, MacKenzie Stuart Liz Edwards, Kate Gedney Brittany Jacobs, Kara Napolitano, Michelle Tavener Meg Shea Johanna Stemmler Kate Collins Smyth, Kendall Deck, Whitney Frates, Jenna Lehman Melyssa Woods
2006 2007 2008 2009
Sam Geary Margaux Shute Cally Cooke Cally Cooke, Katherine Nagengast
America East All-Academic Team
NAC Player of the Year Tracy Toupin Stacy Fimple
NAC All-Conference Team
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Karen Brady, Liz Brickley, Kristin Vander-Heyden Deb Blumen, Liz Brickley, Stacey Gaudette, Kristin Vander-Heyden Brenda Canning, Tracy Toupin Kathy Cortez, Sunna Roulston, Tracy Toupin Stacy Fimple, Rebecca Provost, Tracy Toupin Stacy Fimple, Nicole Pellechia, Rebecca Provost Jessica McClain
Jodi Maxon, Stacy Fimple
NAC All-Conference Second Team
All-Time Record vs. Opponents (2010 opponents in bold)
Opponent W L T Pct. Albany 5 6 0 .455 American 0 1 0 .000 Ball State 0 1 0 .000 Bates 3 1 0 .750 Bentley 5 0 0 1.000 Boston College 9 15 3 .389 Boston U. 14 19 3 .431 Bowdoin 4 0 0 1.000 Bridgewater 6 1 0 .857 Brockport 1 0 0 1.000 Brown 13 3 1 .794 Bryant 0 0 0 –– Bucknell 2 0 0 1.000 California 3 2 0 .600 UC-Davis 1 0 0 1.000 Central Michigan 2 1 0 .667 Colby-Sawyer 1 0 0 1.000 Colgate 2 0 0 1.000 Connecticut 9 17 4 .367 Dartmouth 17 16 2 .514 Davidson 2 1 0 .667 Delaware 8 5 0 .615 Drexel 8 4 0 .667 Duke 1 3 0 .250 Fairfield 3 0 0 1.000 Harvard 17 12 2 .581
Opponent W L T Pct. Hofstra 4 2 0 .667 Holy Cross 10 2 0 .833 Indiana 0 3 0 .000 Iowa 1 11 1 .115 James Madison 2 1 0 .667 Keene State 5 0 0 1.000 Kent State 1 0 0 1.000 Lafayette 0 1 0 .000 Lock Haven 2 1 0 .667 Louisville 0 1 0 .000 Maine 20 11 0 .645 Maine-Gorham 3 0 0 1.000 Maryland 0 3 0 .000 UMBC 4 0 0 1.000 Massachusetts 14 18 2 .441 Miami (Ohio) 2 1 0 .667 Michigan 2 3 0 .400 Michigan State 0 4 0 .000 North Carolina 3 4 0 .429 Northeastern 16 26 2 .386 Northwestern 5 4 0 .556 Ohio 0 2 0 .000 Ohio State 1 2 0 .333 Old Dominion 1 11 0 .083 Pacific 3 1 0 .750 Penn 1 0 0 1.000
Opponent W L T Pct. Penn State 2 3 2 .429 Plymouth State 3 0 0 1.000 Providence 17 11 0 .607 Purdue 1 0 0 1.000 Radford 2 0 0 1.000 Rhode Island 15 2 1 .861 Richmond 2 0 0 1.000 Rider 1 1 0 .500 Rutgers 0 3 0 .000 St. Joseph’s 1 0 0 1.000 St. Louis 4 0 0 1.000 Sacred Heart 1 2 0 .333 Southern Conn. 1 1 0 .500 Springfield 14 6 3 .674 Stanford 1 0 0 1.000 Syracuse 4 2 0 .667 Temple 1 1 1 .500 Towson 7 1 0 .875 Vermont 23 5 0 .821 Virginia 3 2 2 .571 Va. Commonwealth 2 1 0 .667 West Chester 6 1 1 .813 William & Mary 1 2 0 .333 Yale 8 3 1 .708 Total 356 267 31 .568
2010 UNH Field hockey
n e w h a mp s h i r e the University of New Hampshire
Now in its fourth decade of operation, America East has evolved into one of the most comprehensive NCAA Division I conferences with a commitment to broad-based, competitive athletics programs, complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions. Progressive in its approach to its more than 3,400 studentathletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 20 sports, including field hockey. America East also conducts the nation’s most comprehensive academic recognition program for studentathletes. With a geographic footprint covering the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast regions of the United States, America East strives to develop champions in academics, athletics and leadership at its nine member institutions: University at Albany, Binghamton University, Boston University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University and University of Vermont. America East’s student-athletes registered a combined 3.05 GPA during the 2009-10 academic year and over 60 percent of them were named to America East’s Academic Honor Roll for recording GPA’s of 3.0 or better. Seven student-athletes were tabbed ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans during the 2009-10 season, the league’s most since the 2005-06 academic year. Twenty-four America East teams were publicly recognized by the NCAA for their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR), for finishing among the top 10 percent of teams in the nation, the league’s most since 2006. New Hampshire ranked fourth nationally in Graduation Success Rate (GSR) with a score of 97. Twenty-two America East student-athletes earned All-America recognition. America East entered into a corporate sponsorship with Newman’s Own, Inc. and Newman’s Own Foundation, which sponsored the first Campus Community Service Challenge to foster social good on the conference’s nine campuses and in surrounding communities. Over $100,000 was donated as part of the Challenge.
The University of New Hampshire was originally founded as a land-grant college whose mission was to shape and educate citizenry among the state’s farmers, business people and engineers. Today, the University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university serving a growing undergraduate student body of about 11,000 and a graduate population of 3,000 in addition to 600 full-time faculty members, 92% of which have earned their doctorate degree. The University has grown into a top public research university occupying 2,600 acres of classic living and learning space, while still maintaining the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. UNH’s student to faculty ratio registers at 17:1 with 84% of its classes having 50 students or less. As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts nearly 550 international students from more than 40 countries and boasts a population of students from 49 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agricultures, Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University’s undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, others, society, and the world. The University prides itself as being a top 10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and The Princeton Review) and is among the top 30 universities nationally in science research funding from NASA. UNH is home to the NASA-recognized Space Science Center; the Institute for Study for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute of Marine Science and Engineering. The English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans. UNH also graduates students who attend topnotch graduate schools, including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Engineering at Stanford, and Medical school at Dartmouth, John Hopkins and Harvard. In the last few years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September
2010 UNH Field hockey
Memorial Field at night
2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a brand new strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added artificial fields at Cowell Stadium, Memorial Field and Bremner Field. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, a new sound system and, most recently, a brand new bleacher system was installed in the summer of 2007. In addition to the incredible improvements of its athletic facilities, the University has upgraded and renovated a large part of its academic campus as well. Most recently, Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University also completed a $52 million renovation of Kingsbury Hall, adding 6,000 square feet of student project space for students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as a $4.5 million revamp of Hewitt Hall to expand the School of Health and Human Services. In addition, the new 120,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building, Rudman Hall and the Spaulding Life Sciences Renovation project now provide state-of-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a new science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. This revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. The University has also completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as new dormitories and on-campus apartment buildings. In November of 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Complex reached completion. The new Whittemore Center includes a state-of-the-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a new three-level recreational sports facility within the structure that had housed the old Snively Arena. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, student life, or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff, and as a community.
August 28 29 September 3 5 11 12 15 18 24 25 October 1 3 6 9 16 17 23 24 30 November 5-6
Wildcat Invitational Vermont vs. Delaware 11 am Lock Haven 2:30 pm Vermont vs. Lock Haven 11 am Delaware 2:30 pm Bryant Providence at Maryland # vs. American # Harvard at Holy Cross at Michigan at Central Michigan
7 pm 1 pm 11 am 12 pm 6 pm 1 pm 3 pm 2 pm
at Maine • at Northeastern Dartmouth Vermont • Boston U. • at Boston College at Fairfield • Louisville Albany •
5 pm 2 pm 7 pm 5 pm 1 pm 3 pm 3 pm 12 pm 1 pm
America East tournament
Home games in bold caps • America East league game # at Terrapin Invitational www.unhwildcats.com
This 28-page media guide for the 2010 Univeristy of New Hampshire field hockey team includes coach and player bios, a 2010 season outlook, 2...