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Nestled in New Hampshire’s seacoast region, the UNH campus offers a pleasing mix of classic and modern buldings and college greens that gradually gives way to 2,600 acres of woods, fields, and farms.

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

Students who choose UNH often do so because of the seemingly endless options offered through an accessible system of schools and colleges. UNH offers literally thousands of courses in more than 100 majors. UNH is one of the leading research schools on the East coast. A land-, sea- and space grant university, our University engages under graduates in the intellectual excitement of research.

The Wildcat sculpture, commissioned by the UNH alumni association, was created by Matthew Grey Palmer and is displayed on Main Street in front of the Whittemore Center and Memorial Field.


Table of Contents

WILDCAT QUICK FACTS

UNH Quick Facts..............................................................1 Welcome to UNH UNH History...............................................................3 UNH Campus..............................................................4 The Coaching Staff Head Coach Rob Thompson................................. 6-7 Associate Head Coach Ewan Seabrook....................8 Assistant Coach Logan Hoffman..............................9 Assistant Coach Connor Tobin...............................10 Support Staff Adminstration.....................................................12-18 Season Outlook Preview.................................................................20-22 The Players Brad Hilton................................................................24 Alex Russell................................................................24 Caleb Shaw.................................................................25 Josh Bronner..............................................................25 Byron Greenwood.....................................................26 Alex Hussein..............................................................26 Ryan McNabb............................................................27 Gustav Nilsson..........................................................27 Charlie Roche............................................................28 Jordan Thomas..........................................................28 Cody Cormier...........................................................29 Robert Palumbo........................................................29 Steven Palumbo.........................................................30 Jeffrey Turner.............................................................30 Ugochukwu Uche......................................................31 Matthew Weinstein...................................................31 Paul Bianchi...............................................................32 Cameron Bielski........................................................32 Clint Caso..................................................................32 Blake Dawn................................................................32 Kyle Lewis..................................................................33 Elvis Lumumba.........................................................33 Ryan McNamara.......................................................33 Connor Pauley...........................................................33 David Schlatter..........................................................34 Aaron Smith..............................................................34 Travis Worra..............................................................34 Roster..........................................................................35 Season in Review 2010 Awards/America East Information......................37 2010 Stats . .......................................................................38 History & Records UNH Records.............................................................42-44 Wildcats In The Pros.......................................................45

Location........................................... Durham, N.H. 03824 Enrollment................................................................14,492 President..........................................Dr. Mark Huddleston Athletic Director.........................................Marty Scarano Nickname..............................................................Wildcats Colors......................................................... Blue and White Affiliation................................................NCAA Division I Conference....................................................America East Home Fields........................... Bremner Field (AstroPlay) . ..................................................... Lewis Fields (grass) Athletic Media Relations Director............. Tom Wilkins Men’s Soccer Contact........................Anthony DeAngelis E-Mail Address................... anthony.deangelis@unh.edu Office Phone...............................................(603) 862-3835 FAX..............................................................(603) 862-3839 Head Coach..........................Rob Thompson (Maine ’89) Overall Record................................. 124-119-48/16 Years Record at UNH...........................................................Same Associate Head Coach....Ewan Seabrook (SUNY-Oneonta ‘02) Assistant Coach......Logan Hoffman (Drury University ‘09) Assistant Coach........................Connor Tobin (Vermont ‘09) 2010 Record.................................................................9-5-6 2010 America East Record/Finish............2-3-2/5th Seed Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................. 16/11 Newcomers....................................................................... 12 Men’s Soccer Phone...................................(603) 862-3211 Website...........................................www.unhwildcats.com Credits

The 2011 University of New Hampshire men’s soccer guide was written, edited and designed by Anthony DeAngelis of the UNH Athletic Media and Public Relations Office. Special thanks to Rob Thompson, Ewan Seabrook and Logan Hoffman for their assistance. Action photography by Howard Rowling and Gil Talbot. Individual headshots taken by Gil Talbot.




WELCOME TO WILDCAT COUNTRY




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 14,000 and a graduate population of 3,000 in addition to 600 full-time faculty members, 92% of which have earned their doctorate degree. The university has grown into a top public research university occupying 2,600 acres of classic living and learning space, while still maintaining the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. UNH’s student to faculty ratio registers at 18:1 with 84% of its classes having 50 students or less.

history

As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers, and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical 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 Mills Hall 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, Diversity Statement others, society, and the world. The University prides itself as being a top The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administra10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes.com and tors, faculty, staff, and students. The The Princeton Review) and is among the top university prohibits discrimination on the 30 universities nationally in science research basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, funding from NASA. national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran UNH is home to the NASA-recognized status, or marital status. Space Science Center; the Institute for Study The University of New Hampshire is for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute Dimond Library committed to creating a more diverse comof Marine Science and Engineering. The munity, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the our mission of educational excellence.” This MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore diversity strengthens our ability to reach School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all a nationwide pool of business school deans. UNH also graduates students who attend top-notch graduate schools, faculty, staff, and students. including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Engineering at Stanford, and Medical school at Dartmouth, John Hopkins, and Harvard.

University of New Hampshire Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of New Hampshire is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete. Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition. Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts. Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play. Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes.




campus

In the last few years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September of 2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated on July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added three outdoor artificial fields, Memorial Field, Bremner Field and Cowell Stadium. Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, a new sound system, scoreboard and a brand new bleacher system in the summer of 2007. Most recently, UNH completed a renovation of the Paul Sweet Oval indoor track complete with a new state-of-the-art surface, improved lighting and an overall facelift. In addition to the incredible improvements of its athletic facilities, the University has upgraded and renovated a large part of its academic campus as well. Most recently, Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University also completed a $52 million renovation of Kinsbury Hall, adding 6,000 square feet Holloway Commons of student project space for students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as a $4.5 revamp of Hewitt Hall to expand the School of Health and Human Services. In addition, the new 120,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building, Rudman Hall and the Spaulding Life Sciences Renovation project now provide state-of-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a new science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. This revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. The University has also completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as the renovation of the Dimond Library. In November of 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Complex reached completion. The new Whittemore Center includes a state-of-the-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a new three-level recreational sports facility within the structure which had housed the old Snively Arena. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, Campus student life, or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and apprecialewis fields tion of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff, and as a community. Jerry Azumah ‘99 Former NFL Pro Bowler, Chicago Bears Susan Blanchard Ryan ’89 Star of movie “Open Water” Andy Brickley ’82 Former NHL Player & Current Analyst, Boston Bruins (NESN) Karyn Bye ’94 1998 Olympic Gold, Ice Hockey Marcy Carsey ’66 Producer, Cosby Show & That 70’s Show



Distinguished Alumni Carlton Fisk ‘69 Hall of Fame Baseball Player Corey Graham ’07 NFL Player, Chicago Bears John Irving ’65 Author, “Cider House Rules” Natalie Jacobson ‘65 Former News Anchor, WCVB-Boston

Mike Minnigan ’78 Vice President, AOL Mark Mowers, ‘98 Former NHL Player, Boston Bruins Ron Noble ’79 Secretary General, Interpol Mike O’Malley ’92 Actor, “Yes, Dear”

Jason Krog, ‘99 AHL Player, Manitoba Moose

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

Ty Conklin ’01 NHL Player, Detroit Red Wings

Kathryn Kross ’82 Producer, “ABC Nightline”

Robert Towse ’63 Senior Partner, Morgan Stanley

Gary DeStefano ’78 President, Nike Team Sports

Richard Linnehan ’80 NASA Astronaut

Jack Edwards ’79 Announcer, Boston Bruins (NESN)

Jackie MacMullan ’82 Journalist, ESPN & ESPN.com

Barbara Walsh ’81 Pulitzer-prize winner, Portland Press Herald


coaching staff




Rob Thompson

Head Coach • 19th Season • Maine ‘89

Head Coach Rob Thompson enters his 19th season with the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer program and his 17th as head coach. During his tenure as head coach of the program, Thompson has posted a 124-119-48 record and has led the team to six America East tournament berths in the last eight seasons, including five straight. Last season Thompson led the Wildcats all the way to the America East Championship game for the first time since 1994, posting a 9-5-6 record on the season. Despite falling 5-4 on penalty kicks to UMBC (Nov. 13) in the title game, the Wildcats held the Retrievers scoreless through regulation and both overtime periods, marking the third consecutive team they shut out in the conference tournament, as they also blanked Binghamton (Nov. 6) and Boston University (Nov. 10). The impressive mark made UNH the first team ever to record three shutouts in the conference tournament. UNH’s hot postseason run steamed from its impressive regular season, wrapping up the year with a 7-5-5 record and a 2-3-2 mark in conference play. Despite dropping their last two games of the season, the Wildcats were unbeaten in five of their six games prior, notching back-to-back wins against Boston University (Oct. 23) and Albany (Oct. 27). As a result of their stellar play, six Wildcats received America East All-Conference honors, including Goalkeeper of the Year and the Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year award. Off the field Thompson’s student-athletes have had mirrored success, receiving the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the fourth consecutive year. UNH was one of just three America East men’s teams to be recognized, finishing with the highest grade point average among all the squads with a mark of 3.17. Individually, three Wildcats received National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) scholar honors and Colin O’Donnell was tabbed an NSCAA Men’s College Scholar All-American, becoming the first Wildcat to received All-American status since 2005. O’Donnell also took home the America East scholar-athlete award for the second consecutive season, demonstrating continued excellence both on the field and in the classroom. Joe Corsello was just as successful, posting the best grade point average among all UNH student-athletes for the 2010-11 academic year. In 2009 Thompson guided the Wildcats to one of their best seasons to date, posting a 9-7-2 record and clinched the No. 1 seed in the America East tournament. Additionally, the ‘Cats earned their first regular-season title since 1994 and their first outright title ever. The Wildcats wrapped up their America East regular season with a 2-1 win over Binghamton University on Oct. 28. The win extended UNH’s regular-season unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1), as they finished the conference schedule undefeated. Moreover, it was the first time since 1997 that a team completed the conference schedule without a loss and is UNH’s best conference record since also compiling a 6-0-1 mark in 1994. Thompson and his staff took home Coaching Staff of the Year honors, while seven Wildcats received postseason accolades, including Defender of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. Three ‘Cats were named to the All-Conference First Team and the All-Rookie Team, while one was selected to the All-Conference Second Team. The Wildcats got off to a fast start in 2008 as they posted a 5-0-2 record to open up the season, with wins over Memphis and Massachusetts. The Wildcats kept pace the rest of the season finishing 7-7-4, including a 2-4-2 mark in the America East play. UNH clinched the final playoff spot in the America East tournament as they defeated UMBC in dramatic fashion, 3-2, Oct. 29.



Thompson Year-by-Year

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1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

10-9-1 3-12-4 9-7-2 9-8-1 6-11-1 6-10-0 7-8-3 10-5-2 8-9-0 5-6-7 9-5-3 12-5-3 5-5-9 7-7-4 9-7-2 9-5-6

Total 16 seasons 124-119-48 (.509)


the thompson file

• Enters the 2011 campaign as the program’s all-time wins leader (124) • Over the past 10 seasons (2001-2010) Thompson’s Wildcats have an overall record of 81-62-39 • The Wildcats have qualified for the America East post-season eight out of last 10 years (2001, ‘02, ‘04, ‘06, ‘07, ’08, ’09, ‘10) • Led the Wildcats all the way to the America East Championship game for the first time since 1994, becoming the first team ever to record three shutouts in the conference tournament • Thompson’s squads have received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award in each of the last four years • Under Thompson’s tutelage the ‘Cats won America East regular season title in 2009 • UNH’s 2009 conference record of 6-0-1 was the first undefeated regular season in America East history since 1997 • Advanced to America East Semifinals in 2006, 2007, and 2009 • Honored as America East Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2009 • Led the ‘Cats to a record of 12-5-3 in 2006, the program’s best mark since 1994 • Gained third (#22 in ‘97) and fourth (#23 in ‘05) national rankings in program history • Achieved #1 New England region ranking in 2005 for second time in program’s 48-year history • Appeared in the regional rankings in 10 of 14 years, including highs of #1 (2005), #2 (2003) and #3 (2002). • Ranked in the top ten within the region in eight of the last nine years (2002-10) • Coached 43 All-Conference, 29 All-New England, and six America East Conference Player of the Year honorees • Mentored 175 America East Academic Honorees, six Academic All-Region, and three Academic All-Americans • Received the NCAA Division I Public Recognition Award for APR in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 • Received the NSCAA Academic Achievement Award in 2007, 2008, and 2009 • Thompson’s UNH teams have the lowest total team card accumulation for the past eight years among America East programs. • UNH’s 2007 RPI of 48 was in the top 25 percent of the nation • America East conference RPI rank was 7th out of 24 conferences in 2007 • America East conference RPI rank was 6th out of 24 conferences in 2008 In 2007 the Wildcats made a late push for a postseason berth as they pieced together a 4-1-7 record down the stretch to clinch a spot in the America East tournament. New Hampshire would make the most of the opportunity as they defeated Boston University, 4-2, on penalty kicks after finishing regulation with a 0-0 tie to advance to the semifinal round of the tournament. In 2006 Thompson led the Wildcats to a record of 12-5-3, its best mark since 1994. The squad advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament, with Thompson and his staff earning Coaching Staff of the Year honors by America East. However, Thompson’s impact goes beyond results on the field as his Wildcats have received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for four consecutive years, for having a team grade point average over a 3.0. Prior to becoming head coach in 1995, Thompson was an assistant with the program for two seasons and the Wildcats made their only NCAA appearance in 1994 after compiling a 15-5-2 record. In his first season as head coach, Thompson led the Wildcats to 10 victories. Thompson’s 1997 team captured a No. 22 national ranking. He became UNH’s all-time wins leader in 2001, reaching the 50-win mark. His 2003 squad was ranked as high as No. 2 in the region, and the 2002 Wildcats spent the entire regular season ranked in New England. Prior to arriving at UNH, Thompson coached extensively in the Washington, D.C., area, and directed club teams to both state and regional titles. A Virginia native, Thompson spent three years coaching and teaching at South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., and three years coaching in the Virginia Olympic Development Program. Thompson is heavily involved in the organization and development of youth soccer in the Seacoast region, as well as throughout the state of New Hampshire. In addition to directing the highly successful Soccer Dimensions youth camps, Thompson served as the NSCAA State Director and is a Region I Olympic Development Program staff member. He holds a USSF “A” license as well as the NSCAA Premier Diploma. Over the past 11 years Thompson has coached Seacoast United teams to eight USYSA state titles and two New England Super Y championship berths. Thompson, who coaches in the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy, was named the U-18 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year for 2007-08. He has coached the Seacoast United U-18 boys in the USSF Development Academy since 2007. His 2001 U-16 boys team finished fourth at the Super Y League national championship. In 2007, Thompson led his SUSC U-17 boys team to the USYSA Region I final. Thompson graduated from the University of Maine in 1989 with a B.A. degree in Zoology. While working towards a post-graduate degree in physical education, Thompson captained Montgomery (Md.) College to a national junior college ranking and earned All-State and All-Region honors. Thompson is currently pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at UNH. He is married to Lea (Craft), a member of two national championship soccer teams at Barry University in Florida. They reside in Durham, N.H., with their daughters Chloe, Jordan, and Brooke.




EWAN SEABROOK

Associate Coach • Fourth Season • Oneonta State ‘02

Ewan Seabrook recently completed his third season as the top assistant coach with the Wildcat men’s soccer program and was elevated to Associate Head Coach this offseason. During his tenure with the ‘Cats he has helped lead the squad to three straight America East Tournament berths, while posting a 25-19-12 record. Last season the ‘Cats finished with a 9-5-6 record, recording their second straight nine-win campaign, competing in the America East Tournament for the sixth time in the last eight years. New Hampshire advanced to the America East Championship game for the first time since 1994, becoming the first team to ever record three shutouts in the conference tournament. In the season prior, UNH took home America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors, as Seabrook helped lead the Wildcats to a 97-2 record and a 6-0-1 mark in league play. Clinching the No. 1 seed in the America East Tournament, the ‘Cats earned their first regular-season title since 1994 and their first outright title ever. It was the first time since 1997 that a team completed the conference schedule without a loss and stands as UNH’s best conference record since also compiling a 6-0-1 mark in 1994. In addition to coaching the Wildcats, Seabrook has assisted Rob Thompson’s Seacoast United Under-18 team since 2008 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2009. Prior to his stint with New Hampshire, the 2002 Oneonta State graduate served as the assistant coach at Hartwick College from 2004-08. During his four years at Hartwick the team compiled a record of 39-25-13 and defeated Oneonta State, 2-0, to win the Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC) Championship in 2005. The team, which earned its seventh NCAA appearance in 10 years, then went on to make back-to-back semifinal conference playoff appearances in 2006 as part of the ASC and in 2007 with the Mid-American Conference. Seabrook played college soccer at Iona College and SUNY- College at Oneonta. As a player he was selected to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) all-rookie team while playing for the Gaels. While playing for the Red Dragons, Seabrook was on the SUNYAC academic all-conference team and earned Commissioner’s List honors. In 2002, he graduated with honors from Oneonta State with a bachelors of science in Business Economics. Prior to his position at Hartwick, Seabrook worked as the graduate assistant coach at Drury University (Mo.) from 2003-04. Seabrook is a Lewes, England native, and holds a NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Advanced National Diploma. He also recently completed the MBA business program at UNH’s Whittemore School.




logan hoffman

Assistant Coach • Second Season • Drury University ‘09

Logan Hoffman enters his second season as an assistant coach with the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer program, specializing in the tutelage of the squad’s goalkeepers. In his first year with the Wildcats Hoffman helped Colin O’Donnell earn the America East Scholar-Athlete award, while also collecting Goalkeeper of the Year and All-Conference First Team honors for the second straight year. Additionally, O’Donnell finished the year ranked No. 2 in the nation in goals against average with a mark of 0.43, setting the school’s single-season school record. He also tied the single-season shutout record with 10, while also ranking first in the country with a .902 save percentage. Hoffman had mirrored success in his one-year stint with Drury University, serving as the goalkeeper coach for both the men and women’s programs. Under his tutelage, Drury’s goalkeepers both garnered First Team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference and AllRegion honors. Additionally, the men’s goalkeeper was named the GLVC Defensive Player of the Year and garnered All-America honors while posting a 0.50 goals against average, .860 save percentage, and 14 shutouts, all of which were school records. A 2009 Drury University graduate, Hoffman helped lead the men’s squad to an impressive 21-2 overall record, advancing all the way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA-II Tournament. The women’s squad was just as impressive, recording a 13-6 overall record, including a 10-4 mark in conference play. Prior to UNH, Hoffman served as the head coach of the Springfield Demize of the Premier Development League (PDL) for the 2010 season. Prior to his coaching tenure, he played four years as a goalkeeper with Drury University, earning Great Lakes Valley All-Academic Team honors each season with the Panthers. He was just as stellar on the field, ranking second all-time in career GAA (1.00), third all-time in minutes played (2,215), and sixth all-time in saves (105). The Littleton, Colo., native put together an impressive senior season, recording 77 saves, a 1.06 GAA, seven shutouts and a 12-4-3 record. Hoffman posted a 0.88 GAA in 2007, which at the time was the best single-season mark by a Panther goalkeeper all-time. As a starter, Hoffman posted a 19-6-3 record, while also totaling 12 shutouts in his career.




connor tobin

Assistant Coach • Second Season • University of Vermont ‘09

Connor Tobin, a 2009 University of Vermont graduate, enters his second season as an assistant coach with the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer program. Prior to UNH, Tobin played professionally with Nybergsund IL-Trysil in Adeccoligen, Norway. During his stint in Norway, Tobin played in 19 games, including 18 starts, playing a total of 1,801 minutes in both league and cup matches. Prior to crossing the pond, Tobin was a standout back for the Catamounts from 2005-2008, finishing his career in UVM’s top-10 games played (77) list. As one of the nation’s top backs, he helped Vermont rank in the top 25 in the nation in team defense during his final three years in green and yellow. During that span, the defenseman was selected as the 2007 America East’s Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete and was named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team. As a senior he was named America East Defender of the Year, selected to conference’s All-Championship Team for the third straight year and was also a unanimous selection for the America East All-Conference First Team. Additionally, the mechanical engineering major was selected to the America East All-Academic Team for the third time in his four-year career. As a junior, Tobin helped the Vermont defense record seven straight shutouts to close out the regular season and give the Catamounts the America East title. His stellar play helped him earn First Team All-Conference honors and a spot on the NSCAA All-Region Third Team. During his sophomore year Tobin was just as productive, being named to the America East All-Conference Second Team and picking up conference All-Championship honors after playing in 16 contests and making 15 starts. As a freshman, Tobin showed early signs of greatness, earning a spot on the America East All-Rookie Team after starting in all 19 games for the Catamounts.

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marty scarano Athletic Director

The 2011-12 academic year represents the 12th season Marty Scarano has served as the Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with academics, facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. With a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 95 percent among its student-athletes in 2010-11, UNH ranked highest in the America East Conference, the Colonial Athletic Association and second nationally among all public institutions. The field hockey, women’s gymnastics, men’s soccer, women’s ice hockey, women’s skiing, women’s track and women’s volleyball teams all posted perfect 100 percent GSRs while the football team notched a 95 percent mark, tied for fifth-best in the nation in its respective sport. Four Wildcat teams were honored by the NCAA for multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APRs) in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports: football, men’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field and women’s gymnastics, with the football program compiling the best APR among all CAA institutions. UNH finished second in the America East Academic Cup for the third time in the last four years, achieving a 3.13 cumulative grade-point average. The Wildcats had the highest number of honorees on the 2010 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll and the second-highest percentage of student-athletes on the 2010-11 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. During the 2010-11 campaign, men’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 among the top of Division I institutions in the battle for the Learfield Sports NACDA Directors’ Cup. This past season, the Wildcats ranked 76th out of more than 370 Division I schools with 242.50 points, which was the best in America East. The Wildcats finished third behind only Connecticut (44) and Boston College (64) in the New England region. Scarano’s many accomplishments have played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 Athletic Departments in the Country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings in March 2002. UNH’s graduation rate for athletes has maintained levels at or exceeding 90 percent, which puts it among the nation’s best in Division I. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, the University has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department has played host to highly successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011. UNH has had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours in the Whittemore Center in 2002 and 2005. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley as well as the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional at the Whittemore Center Arena. The men’s hockey team, which extended the second-longest active streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances to 10 during the ’10-11 campaign, has claimed five Hockey East regular-season titles and participated in back-toback Frozen Fours (2002-03) during the Scarano era. UNH football has qualified for the NCAA FCS postseason for a nation-leading seven straight seasons and has advanced to the quarterfinals six times in that span. The Wildcat women’s hockey team won the Hockey East Tournament Championship four straight seasons from 2006-09, which also included

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Frozen Four appearances in 2006 and 2008. The women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever EAGL title in 2003, when the event was hosted at the Whitt, and has reached the NCAA Regionals 10 times in Scarano’s 11 years at the helm. The volleyball team won an America East crown in 2002 and 2003 and went on to the NCAA tournament in those same seasons. The field hockey team qualified for the NCAAs in 2000, while women’s lacrosse made the NCAA tournament in 2004 and 2008. Additionally, 24 coaches have won 61 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure. There have been over $9 million in capitol improvements since Scarano’s hiring in the summer of 2000. Most recently, as part of a $650,000 renovation project in the summer of 2011, the field turf at Bremner Field was replaced with a new stateof-the-art surface used by many varsity teams and for student recreational activities. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-theart bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. In 2007, Scarano was named the AllAmerican Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for FCS football in the Northeast region. Scarano was also awarded the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year for the FCS. Scarano also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and is currently on the America East Executive Council. Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. 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. 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 three children, with daughter, Lynden, and son, Kyle, currently enrolled at UNH, while daughter, Corey, is a junior at Oyster River High School.

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dr. mark huddleston President

Mark W. Huddleston became the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire in July 2007, bringing three decades of experience in public and private education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. Huddleston has been a strong advocate for increasing affordability and accessibility in higher education, and has argued that we need to rethink much of what we do to protect our core missions, and to ensure that higher education remains vital and financially sustainable in the 21st century. In February 2010, he presented a 10-year strategic plan for UNH, the result of an intensive collaboration between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the University’s wider communities. Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, the plan is helping to guide the University’s response to a historic state budget cut passed by the 2011 New Hampshire Legislature. “The strategic plan commits us to finding new ways to teach, learn, discover, create, and engage in the 21st century—and positions UNH to become a national leader in the redefinition of American higher education,” Huddleston says. Huddleston was raised in Syracuse, N.Y., and was the first member of his family ever to attend college. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York-Buffalo, and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He began his academic career at SUNY-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he served for the next 24 years. There, he chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. In 2001, he was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, overseeing 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and serving in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. An author of numerous books and articles, he has been a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an adviser in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Huddleston is chair of the Presidents Council of the America East Conference, an incorporator of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Speedway Children’s Charities. Huddleston and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles.

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academics Athletic excellence is one-half the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire football 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 Joanne Cathy the players give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available M aldari Leach to Wildcat football 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. Before coming to Durham, Maldari served athletic counseling internships at Springfield and Central Connecticut State University. Cathy Leach begins her 10th season at the University of New Hampshire and her second as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support and Compliance in the 201112 academic year. Leach has been working in Academic Support since joining the staff in 2003 and has also served as an assistant in the compliance department since 2004 as the department’s NCAA Eligibility Coordinator. Leach returned to UNH athletics in 2001 as the tutoring coordinator for two years. Prior to her time in academic support, Leach worked in the UNH admissions office for 11 years. She also served as the interim women’s Athletic Director for one year (1989-1990). She previously worked in the Wildcat Sports Information Office for three years beginning in 1985, marking her first job on UNH’s campus. Leach is a graduate of Springfield College with a degree in English/Sports Journalism.

student-athlete development Cathleen ‘Cathy’ Coakley enters her fourth year as UNH’s Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development in 2011-12. Coakley spearheads a comprehensive educational program to enhance the personal development and welfare of the University’s student-athletes. Coakley works with several other areas of student-athlete development, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), first-year studentathlete lifeskills education, community service activities involving UNH student-athletes, and four-year leadership curriculum for the student-athletes. In addition, she has established – and will continue to establish – networks and act as a liaison with campus departments and constituencies. Coakley has an extensive career in both athletics and higher education. Before her return to UNH, she was an instructor of Sports Marketing in the Kinesiology Department at James Madison University and coordinated all practicum and internships required of Sport Management majors. In that position, Coakley taught personal and professional development as well as life skills to the students (including athletes) within the major. While at JMU, she served as Assistant Field Hockey coach from 2005-07 and helped guide the Dukes to the CAA championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2007. Prior to her tenure at JMU, Coakley worked in collegiate basketball. She started her collegiate coaching career at UNH as an assistant under Cecelia DeMarco from 197779. Coakley moved on to become head coach at Fordham University from 1979-84 and served as an assistant under Joy Malchodi at Northeastern University from 1996-2000. The Huskies won the America East championship in 1999, advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Coakley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science and her Master’s Degree in Education Administration at UNH.

athletic administration & support staff

Dot Sheehan

Sr. Associate Athletic Director for External Relations

Dr. Heather Barber Athletics Faculty Representative

Steve Metcalf

Deputy Athletic Director

Diane Metcalf

Director of the Athletic Annual Fund

Donna Brownell

Associate Athletic Director for Finance/Director of Central Administration BSC

Jean Mitchell

Athletic Facilities Manager

Carrie Kimball

Associate Athletic Director for Events Management

Neal Lavoie

Equipment Manager

Amber Lilyestrom

Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Communications

Liz McAllister

Administrative Assistant for Soccer

Nicole Ayer

Director of Ticketing

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sports medicine Jon Dana has been involved with University of New Hampshire athletic program since 1984. He began his career as an assistant athletic trainer and was promoted to men’s head athletic trainer in 1987 and head athletic trainer for the entire program in 1989. In 2001, he was named UNH’s Director of Sports Medicine. In addition to overseeing operations and supervising the Sports Medicine staff, Dana works specifically with the football and ski teams. 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. Jon Renee 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, Dana Kleszczynski 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). Dana is well respected in the athletic training field. His international experience includes: working at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with the U.S. Canoe/Kayak team; working for the USA Canoe/Kayak teams at the World Cup in Prague, Slovenia, Augsburg and Germany; working at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens; working for the U.S. Men’s Team Handball squad at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic; and working with the U.S. Track and Field Team at the Paralympics World Championships in Lille, France. Additionally, he has worked at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif., and at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Since 1980, Dana has worked as an athletic trainer at the Boston Marathon. Dana has been Team Captain of the Finish Line Medical Area since 1996. Dana has served as Drug Testing Site Coordinator and Head Athletic Trainer at various NCAA championship events, including men’s and women’s ice hockey, and skiing. Dana is certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is a licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In addition, Dana has a CPR Re-Certification and a Massachusetts Teacher Certification in physical education, health and science. A native of Hempstead, N.Y., Dana is a 1979 graduate of Northeastern University. He began his athletic training career at Brookline and Newton South High Schools in Massachusetts, and then was the head athletic trainer at Fitchburg State College from 1980-84. Dana lives in Lee, N.H., with his wife Peggy and their children, Jonathan and Maggie. Renee Kleszczynski, a 1994 graduate of Winona State University (Minn.) who went on to attain a Masters of Arts in Physical Training with Emphasis in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University in 1996, joined the University of New Hampshire Sports Medicine department in August 2006. Kleszczynski is a certified member of both the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the College Athletic Trainer’s Society. She is a licensed athletic trainer in the states of New Hampshire and New York, as well as an American Red Cross Instructor Community First Aid, CPR, AED, RTE and an American Red Cross First Responder. Her responsibilities at UNH include: providing preventative care, treatment, evaluations and rehabilitation for men’s soccer and women’s ice hockey; drug testing coordinator; oversee the Nutrition Education and Eating Concerns for all varsity student-athletes; daily scheduling of staff ATC’s; and develop and maintain the athletic training website. Kleszczynski is also an approved clinical instructor in the athletic training option at UNH. Prior to UNH, Kleszczynski served as the head athletic trainer at St. Bonaventure University from July 2002 – August 2006. At SBU, her duties included: supervision of the training staff; all administrative duties; drug testing coordinator; college instructor; and host athletic trainer for various Atlantic 10 conference championships. Kleszczynski began her tenure at St. Bonaventure as an assistant athletic trainer in December 1998 and retained that title until being promoted in July 2002. Kleszczynski started her career as an athletic trainer at St. Mary’s University (Winona, Minn.) in January 1995 and subsequently worked at Portage Northern High School (Portage, Mich.; August 1995 – June 1996) and Northwood University (Midland, Mich.; August 1996 – December 1998).

Strength & Conditioning Paul Chapman enters his 10th year as the director of strength and conditioning at the University of New Hampshire. Chapman helped coordinate the building of the state-of-the-art Jerry Azumah Performance Center in 2003 and has guided 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. Chapman is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (strength and conditioning coach certified), USA Weightlifting (certified level 1 coach), the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he was the state director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association in North Dakota from 1991-95. In 2005, he earned the title of Master Strength Paul John and Conditioning Coach from the CSCCA. He has also authored four publications related to strength and conditioning and has trained and consulted several NFL, CFL and NHL athletes, and prospective athletes preparing for all-star games, bowl games and pre-draft C hapman C iani testing. Prior to UNH, Chapman was the director of strength and conditioning for the University of North Dakota from 1992-2001 and served there on an interim basis during the 199192 season. His efforts were an integral part of a winning tradition at UND, as the football team was the Division II national champions in 2001, the men’s ice hockey team won a Division I national title in 2000 and 1997 and the women’s basketball team was the Division II national champion in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Chapman is a 1990 graduate of Dickinson State University in North Dakota with a B.S. degree in Biology. He then went on to earn at M.S. in Exercise Science from North Dakota in 1994. An outstanding college athlete, Chapman was inducted into the Dickinson State Athletic Hall of Fame for his efforts on the football field. He was a two-time All-America First Team selection as well as an All-America Second Team honoree in his four-year playing career. Upon graduation, he was a fourth-round draft choice of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League, where he played for two seasons. John Ciani is entering his ninth year with the University of New Hampshire 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. Ciani’s efforts have been key in guiding UNH student-athletes to NCAA appearances in both men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, skiing and track and field. Coach Ciani is very passionate about his commitment to strength and conditioning. He has taken his wide range of experiences to come up with a distinct sport-specific training philosophy. In conjunction with the coaching staff, Ciani develops individualized training programs depending on the athlete’s initial evaluation, experience level and current athletic ability. Under Ciani’s program, improvement is not based on the weight on the bar, but rather how injury resistant the student-athlete is and his/her athletic performance. Strength and conditioning programs designed by Ciani 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; Ciani uses a combination of all training techniques for the total development of the student-athlete. Ciani was a featured speaker at the Vermont State Clinic for the National Strength & Conditioning Association in June of 2010. The Sports Performance clinic, which was held at the University of Vermont Varsity Weight Room, was attended by athletic trainers strength coaches, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals across the New England area. In addition to Ciani, the clinic included presentations from strength coaches from Boston College, Dartmouth and Boston University. Ciani, a native of the San Diego, Calif. area, came to UNH after a stint as assistant strength coach at the University of North Dakota. During his tenure at UND, Ciani worked primarily with the 2001 Division II national championship football team, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams. In 2000, he began his career at Long Beach State as a graduate assistant working with the perennial national power women’s volleyball team, where he trained many All-American and national team level volleyball players, including Misty May. Ciani received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Beach State and attended graduate school at both Long Beach State and the University of North Dakota. John lives in Berwick, Maine with his wife, Angela and son, Brennan.

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2011-12 Official Team Physicians

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2011-12 Physicians 2010-11Official Official Team Team Physicians The physicians at Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are the Official Team Physicians of the UNH Wildcats and are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery or the American Board of Family Practice. Our highly subspecialized orthopedic physicians treat all musculoskeletal conditions.

Robert P Waugh, MD •Hand Surgery •Wrist Surgery •Microsurgery Medical Degree: ` University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester Internship in General Surgery: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Maryland H d Surgery Hand S F ll Fellowship: hi Children’s Child ’ Hospital H it l Boston; B t B th Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Gavin R Webb, MD •Sports Medicine •Arthroscopic Surgery •Shoulder & Knee Surgery •Cartilage Restoration Medical Degree: University of Vermont School of Medicine Internship in General Surgery: Maine Medical Center, Portland Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: State University of New York at Buffalo Sports Medicine Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital, Boston Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery ; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow Memberships: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomate; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow; Arthroscopy Association of North America; American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; NH Orthopaedic Society; NH Medical Society


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2011 New Hampshire Men’s Soccer Outlook The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team is setting the bar high this season, as the squad looks to build upon another successful campaign in 2010. The Wildcats wrapped up the season with a 9-5-6 record, recording their second straight nine-win campaign, competing in the America East tournament for the sixth time in the last eight years. New Hampshire advanced all the way to the conference title game for the first time since 1994, holding the University of Maryland Baltimore County scoreless through regulation and both overtime periods, but eventually fell 5-4 on penalty kicks. Including their outing against the Retrievers, the Wildcats posted three consecutive shutouts in the conference tournament, as they also blanked Binghamton (Nov. 6) and Boston University (Nov. 10). The impressive mark made UNH the first team ever to record three shutouts in the conference tournament. As a result of their impressive season, six Wildcats received America East All-Conference honors, including Goalkeeper of the Year honors. In total, four ‘Cats were named to the All-Academic Team, two were selected to the All-Rookie Team, and UNH was also represented on both the All-Conference First- and Second-Team. Despite losing a talented and productive senior class, Thompson returns 16 letterwinners to go along with 12 skilled newcomers, providing depth and a plethora of talent heading into 2011. Sophomore Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) will provide steady offensive production upfield after coming off a stellar freshman campaign. He was instrumental in UNH’s playoff run, finishing the season with a teambest eight points on three goals and two assists, earning America East All-Rookie Team honors. During his rookie campaign he was ranked 64th in the country among college freshmen by TopDrawerSoccer.com, tallying game-winning goals against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 6), Boston University (Oct. 23), and Albany (Oct. 27). Additionally, he notched an assist in New Hampshire’s win over BU, while also tallying a helper in a 2-1 win over Bryant (Sept. 22). Junior Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.), who earned America East AllRookie Team honors in 2009, is another standout who should give the ‘Cats some offensive versatility this season after posting two points playing at both the forward and midfield position last year.

Brad Hilton

New Hampshire also welcomes in newcomers Paul Bianchi (Essex, Vt.) Senior Captain and David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) who should both provide depth and talent offensively. Bianchi will join the Wildcats after leading Essex High School to the 2010 Vermont Division 1 State Championship last season. The four-year letterman was a four-time All-Metro selection, three-time All-State selection, two-time Burlington Free Press All-Star, and for his contributions to the 2010 state title run he was named an NSCAA All-American. As for Schlatter, he is coming off a senior year in which he led Cherokee High School to the New Jersey Group 4 State Title, scoring the game-winning goal in the championship game. The team captain was named Burlington County Player of the Year, earned All-South Jersey and Olympic Conference First-Team honors, and was also tabbed a Star Ledger All-State Second-Team honoree. Senior Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) is once again expected to anchor the midfield and help set the Wildcat offense in motion this season. He earned America East Second-Team honors for the second-straight year after posting a team-best eight points on three goals and two assists. The two-time America East All-Academic selection tallied a pair of game-winning goals in back-to-back efforts against Presbyterian (Sept. 12) and Bryant (Sept. 22). He also tallied a goal in UNH’s 2-1 win over Boston University (Oct. 23), helping hand the Terriers their only regular season loss of the year. Additionally, the midfielder registered an assist in a win against Bryant and in a tie versus Cornell (Sept. 10). Junior Gustav Nilsson (Pixbo, Sweden) should also see significant playing time after seeing action in 12 games, including five starts

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last year. Junior Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.), who earned All-Rookie Team honors in 2009, returns to the Wildcats after missing a sizable portion of the season due to injury and is expected to play a significant role in the midfield. Sophomore Robert Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) adds immense skill to the position, appearing in 19 games including six starts, ranking third on the team in total points with four. Junior Byron Greenwood (Portsmouth, N.H.) will look to crack the rotation this season after walking onto the squad last year. Sophomores Cody Cormier (Bangor, Maine) and Matthew Weinstein (Anchorage, Alaska) should provide depth at the position as they look to build on their freshmen campaigns. The Wildcats also welcome Aaron Smith (Loudon, N.H.), Cameron Bielski (Dover, Mass.) and Ryan McNamara (West Nyack, N.Y.) into the fold, a trio of capable midfielders who should all factor into the rotation this year. Smith is fresh off propelling Merrimack Valley High School to the New Hampshire Class 1 Final Four in 2010. A four-year letterman and senior captain for the Pride, Smith graduated as the high school’s all-time leading scorer, recording 95 career points on 72 goals and 23 assists. Bielski, who was a four-year starter for Dover-Sherborn High School, led the squad to the 2010 Division 3 Massachusetts State Championship as a senior. Captaining the Raiders during his junior and senior seasons, he posted 17 goals and 22 assists as a senior.

Steven Palumbo

As for McNamara, he joins UNH after a four-year varsity career at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. McNamara recorded 31 goals and 34 assists during his career, propelling the Ironmen to league championships all four years and county championships in 2007 and 2009.

Sophomore Midfielder

New Hampshire returns a talented group of backs this year after proving to be one of the most formidable defensive units in the America East last season, posting a goals against average of 0.49 and 11 shutouts, both top honors in the conference. Overall the ‘Cats were equally impressive in America East play, ranking second in GAA (0.51) and third in shutouts (3). Senior Alex Russell (Harisburg, Pa.) will anchor the backfield and should also provide solid production, after appearing in 12 games and making seven starts in 2010. New Hampshire also returns sophomore Jeffrey Turner (Blandon, Pa.), who last season played in 18 games and made 14 starts on his way to collecting All-Rookie honors. Aside from Russell and Turner, the ‘Cats return a trio of junior backs that are expected to make a significant impact this year, a list that includes; Alex Hussein (Haverhill, Mass.), Ryan McNabb (Downingtown, Pa.) and Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.). Hussein, who earned America East All-Rookie Team honors in 2009, is expected to help anchor the backfield after appearing in 18 games and making 16 starts last season. McNabb made a significant jump last year, earning the Glenn Aborn Award for the team’s most improved player at the team’s end of the year banquet. He stepped into the midfield for the injured Bronner against regional rival UMass (Sept. 25) and never looked back, starting in 13 of the remaining 14 games, while leading the Wildcats with his vocal leadership. Davis should also have an increased role in the Wildcat defense this year, starting his second full season at back after playing at midfield as a freshman. Thomas will make the transition to the back line and should add significant athleticism to the position after playing the last two seasons up top. Last year he provided steady offensive production, posting three points on one goal and an assist in 18 games.

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Sophomore Ugochukwu Uche (Ann Arbor, Mich.) will also look to add depth and talent to the position as he comes off a freshman season that he made 10 appearances including three starts. The Wildcats also add freshmen Elvis Lumumba (Newfields, N.H.), Clint Caso (Kinnelon, N.J.), and Connor Pauley (Londonderry, N.H.) to the mix, as the trio of newcomers all look to contribute and add depth to the Wildcat lineup this season. Lumumba joins the program after one year at Exeter High School. Prior to attending Exeter, Lumumba was at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vt. where he was a three-year letterwinner, leading the team to national rankings in 2007 and 2008. Caso led St. Benedict’s Preparatory School to three straight New Jersey State Prep Championships (2008-2010). For his efforts in the Gray Bees’ 2009 and 2010 title runs, Caso was named to the New Jersey All-Prep First-Team both seasons. As for Pauley, he was a standout defender at Londonderry High School, leading the lancers to the state playoffs all four years, while notching 10 goals and 10 assists in his career.

Alex Russell Senior Back

In goal, the ‘Cats bring in a trio of freshmen goalkeepers who will all compete for playing time this year. Blake Dawn (San Marino, Calif.) was a team captain at St. Francis High School, leading the squad to the Mission League title in 2008 and the CIF State Championship in 2009. Kyle Lewis (North Reading, Mass.) was a four-year letter-winner at Malden Catholic High School, serving as team captain and collecting Catholic Conference All-Star honors as a senior. Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa) led Hempfield High School to the PIAA Class AAA State title in 2010, compiling a school-record 157 saves on his way to posting 19 shutouts and a goals against average of .357. The Wildcats kick off the regular season hosting a trio of contests, starting with matchups against Rhode Island (Aug. 26) and Iona (Sept. 1) at Bremner Field. New Hampshire rounds out its homestand just three days later with a rematch against Michigan State (Sept. 4) at Lewis Fields. The ‘Cats follow up the three game slate with a trip to the University of Vermont for the Smith Barney Classic to take on Colgate (Sept. 9) and Massachusetts (Sept. 11). Following the tournament the Wildcats hit the road for a matchup against Adelphi (Sept. 16) and then come back home to host the 22nd annual UNH Nike Fall Soccer Classic on Sept. 23 and 25 at Bremner Field. The ‘Cats face off against Air Force (Sept. 23) before finishing off the tournament with a matchup against Hartwick (Sept. 25). The Wildcats follow up with a four-game homestand, opening up conference play with a matchup against Stony Brook (Sept. 30), followed by contests against Bradley (Oct. 3), Binghamton (Oct. 8) and Hartford (Oct. 11). UNH makes a brief stop on the road to battle against the University of Maryland Baltimore County (Oct. 14) in a rematch of last year’s conference championship when the Retrievers won the title, defeating the Wildcats 5-4 on penalty kicks after two overtime periods. After the pit stop, New Hampshire plays three of its next five games in Durham with night tilts against Holy Cross (Oct. 18), Vermont (Oct. 22) and Dartmouth (Nov. 1). UNH’s two road contests during that stretch are against Boston University (Oct. 26) and Albany (Oct. 29).

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Brad

Alex

SENIOR • MIDFIELDER 5-8 • 160 • #7 MERRIMACK, N.H. MERRIMACK

SENIOR • BACK 6-2 • 185 • #5 HARRISBURG, PA. CENTRAL DAUPHIN EAST

HILTON

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Named to the 2009 and 2010 America East All-Conference Second Team ... selected to the America East 2009 and 2010 All-Academic Team ... named to the America East All-Rookie Team ... selected to the 2008 America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2009 and 2010. 2010: Started in all 19 games he appeared in ... posted a team-best eight points on three goals and two assists ... registered a team-high 37 shots, including 19 on goal attempts ... posted a season-high six shots against Bryant (9/22) and Fairfield (9/28) ... tallied a pair of game-winning goals in back-to-back efforts against Presbyterian (9/12) and Bryant (9/22) ... notched a goal in UNH’s 2-1 win over Boston University (10/23), helping hand the Terriers their only loss in conference play this season ... registered an assist in a win against Bryant (9/22) and in a tie versus Cornell (Sept. 10) ... named to the America East All-Conference Second Team ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Started in all 18 games ... selected to the America East All-Academic Team ... named to the America East All-Conference Second Team ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll ... tallied three assists ... two of his three assists came in wins against Bryant on (9/26) and Hartford (10/14) ... posted 15 shots. 2008: Saw action in 18 games, including 10 starts ... tallied two points on two assists ... notched both assists in 2-1 wins over Adelphi (8/29) and UMass (9/20) ... tallied 15 shots, including six on goal ... notched three shots all of which were on goal against Binghamton (Nov. 8) in the quarterfinal round of the America East Playoffs ... also tallied two shots against both UMass (9/20) and UMBC (10/29) ... named to the America East All-Rookie Team ... selected to the America East Commisioner’s Honor Roll.

RUSSELL

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Selected as a member of the 2008 and 2009 America East Academic Honor Roll ... selected to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2010. 2010: Saw action in 12 games, including seven starts ... posted one shot against UMBC (10/9) ... contributed to a Wildcat defense that gave up just 0.55 goals per game and posted 11 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.49, all top honors in the conference ... selected to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009: Started in all 14 games he appeared in ... netted his first collegiate goal against Bryant University (9/26) ... notched an assist against Albany (10/20) and UMBC (11/11) ... posted four shots ... led all backs with four points on the season ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll. 2008: Saw action in nine games, starting in six ... earned three starts against America East opponents ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll. BEFORE UNH: A four year varsity player at Central Dauphin East High School and led the team to the District 3 PIAA playoffs during his junior and senior campgains ... selected as a Mid-Penn Conference All-Star in 2006 & 2007 ... for six years has played for the Eastern Penn. Olympic Development Program and helped the team to a 2007 Region I championship.

BEFORE UNH: Four-year varsity player at Merrimack High School ... selected as the 2007 Gatorade New Hampshire Soccer Player of the Year ... holds the Class L NH state-record for 28 assists in captaining his HS team to the NHIAA Class L state title ... finished his career with 43 goals and 65 assists..as an AllNew England selection and finished second in All-American voting this year ... two-time All-State selection (2006 & 2007) and was named the 2007 Player of the Year by the Manchester Union Leader and Nashua Telegraph ... played club soccer for the Greater Boston Bolts (Mass.) FC.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2008 2009 2010 Total 24

18/10 18/18 19/19 55/47

15 15 37 67

G 0 0 3 3

A 2 3 2 7

P

2 3 8 13

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2008 2009 2010 Total

9/6 14/14 12/7 35/20

0 4 1 5

G 0 1 0 1

A 0 2 0 2

P 0 4 0 4


Caleb

BRONNER Josh

shaw SENIOR • BACK 5-10 • 165 • #19 HAMPTON, N.H. WINNACUNNET

JUNIOR • MIDFIELDER 5-11 • 170 • #15 BELCHERTOWN, MASS. BELCHERTOWN

2009: Appeared in seven games, including one start ... made his first start in a Wildcat uniform against Harvard (9/23). BEFORE UNH: Prior to his arrival in Durham, Caleb Shaw spent a season at Marist College where he played in 12 games, including in six starts ... he notched his first collegiate goal with the Red Foxes against Niagara ... he played high school soccer at Winnacunnet where he was an all-state selection both his junior and senior years ... won two state championships with Seacoast United in 2005 and 07 ... majoring in biology.

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Named to the 2008 America East Academic Honor Roll ... selected to the 2009 America East All-Rookie Team. 2010: Saw action in 11 games, including nine starts after being hampered with injuries throughout the season ... notched four shots, including two on goal ... tallied an assist in a 1-1 tie against Cornell (9/10) ... the Wildcats outscored opponents 10-4 with Bronner in the lineup. 2009: Started in all 18 games for New Hampshire ... made his first collegiate start against Iona College (9/1) ... selected to the America East All-Rookie Team ... totaled three points on one goal and one assist ... posted 13 shots ... scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-1 victory over Hartford (10/14) ... notched the first assist of his career against UMBC (11/11) in the semifinal round of the America East tournament. 2008: Did not appear in any games for the Wildcats ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll. BEFORE UNH: Four-year varsity player at Belchertown High School and a two-time All-State first team selection ... part of three straight Western Mass. Diviion II championships his first three seasons at Belchertown ... also played three years of varsity basketball ... played a post-graduate year at Wilbraham & Monson Academy where he was named a Western New England Prep School Soccer Association Class M All-League and All-Star selection in 2007 ... his Western United club team won four straight Mass. State Championships from 2004-07, including an USYSA Regional finals appearance in 2007 ... majoring in health management.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2009 Total

7/1 7/1

0 0

G 0 0

A 0 0

P 0 0

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2009 2010 Total

18/18 11/9 29/27

13 4 17

G 1 0 1

A 1 1 2

P 3 1 4

25


Byron

Alex

JUNIOR • MIDFIELDER 5-9 • 145 • #28 GREENLAND, N.H. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

JUNIOR • BACK 6-3 • 175 • #25 HAVERHILL, MASS. HAVERHILL

HUSSEIN

GREENWOOD

2010: Did not appear in any games for the Wildcats. BEFORE UNH: Played varsity soccer for St. Thomas Aquinas ... he also lettered in both basketball and track ... helped lead the Saints to the New Hampshire Class I state finals in 2008 ... named to the All-State Second Team in 2008 ... a First Team selection on the Foster’s Daily Democrat Dream Team in 2008 and an Honorable Mention in 2007.

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Named to the 2009 America East All-Rookie Team. 2010: Saw action in 18 games, including 16 starts ... posted one shot against Presbyterian (9/12) ... contributed to a Wildcat defense that gave up just 0.55 goals per game and posted 11 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.49, all top honors in the conference. 2009: Appeared in 17 games, including 16 starts ... named to the 2009 America East All-Rookie Team ... posted five shots ... notched a season-high two shots against Massachusetts (9/11). BEFORE UNH: Started in every game during four-year career at Haverhill High School ... posted seven goals and 30 assists while leading the squad to three Merrimac Valley Championships (2005, 2006, 2008) ... named the MVC Player of the Year in 2008 as well as being a First Team All-State selection in 2008 ... was a two-time Eastern Massachusetts All-Star (2007, 2008) ... called into the most-recent U-18 U.S. National Team training camp ... played for Thompson’s Seacost United USSF Academy team ... majoring in business administration.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2010 DNP Total -

26

- -

G - -

A - -

P -

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2009 2010 Total

17/16 18/16 35/32

5 1 6

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

P 0 0 0


Ryan

Gustav

McNABB

NILSSON

JUNIOR • BACK 6-0 • 165 • #2 DOWNINGTOWN, PA. DOWNINGTOWN WEST

JUNIOR • BACK 5-8 • 170 • #4 Pixbo, Sweden Katrinelunds Gymnasium

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Named to the 2009 and 2010 America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Selected as a member of the 2009 and 2010 America East Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Saw action in 17 games, including 13 starts ... posted seven shots ... contributed to a Wildcat defense that gave up just 0.55 goals per game and posted 11 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.49, all top honors in the conference ... named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2010: Saw action in 12 games, including five starts ... posted two shots, both on goal attempts ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Saw action in 10 games, including five starts ... made his first collegiate start against Iona (9/1) ... named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE UNH: Played high school soccer at Downingtown West High School, where he led the squad to the 2007 PIAA State Championship ... in 2008, was an All-Area First Team selection, an All-Chesmont selection and an All-State Second Team selection ... was named the 2007 Downingtown West’s most-outstanding defender ... represented the PA Classics club in the U.S. Soccer Academy League ... reached the USYSA Pennsylvania State Championships in both 2007 & 08 and captured the 2008 Disney Soccer Showcase ... majoring in civil engineering.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2009 2010 Total

10/5 17/13 27/18

0 7 7

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

P 0 0 0

2009: Saw action in 10 games, including three starts ... made his first collegiate start against Bucknell (9/4) ... posted six shots ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll. BEFORE UNH: Attended Katrinelundsgymnasiet, Båtsmanskolan ... selected to two under-16 Sweden National Team training camps in 2005 ... most recently played club soccer with Utsiktens BK ... played with BK Hacken in 2007-08 where his squad reached the semifinals of the Swedish U18 National Championship ... in 2002-06, he represented örgyte ... selected to Gothenburg City team from 2004-06 ... majoring in business administration.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2009 2010 Total

10/3 12/5 22/8

6 2 8

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

P 0 0 0

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Charlie

Jordan

JUNIOR • MIDFIELDER/FORWARD 6-3 • 185 • #14 HAVERHILL, MASS. HAVERHILL

JUNIOR • back 6-1 • 175 • #25 MOHNTON, PA. Governor muffin

THOMAS

ROCHE

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Named to the 2009 America East AllRookie Team ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2010. 2010: Saw action in 19 contests, making seven starts ... notched two points, both on assists ... totaled 13 shots, putting four on goal ... tallied first assist of the season in a 1-0 win over Albany (10/27) ... notched a helper in UNH’s 1-0 victory over Boston University (11/10) in the semifinals of the America East Championships ... posted a season-best four shots against Binghamton (11/6) ... tallied multiple shots in four games ... registered four shots in post season play.

2009: Appeared in four games, including two starts ... tallied a season-high nine saves in first start of the season against Central Connecticut State University (9/6) ... earned a win in net against Binghamton (10/28) stopping five shots on goal ... tied a career-high with 18 saves on the season ... finished the year with a 1.88 goals against average ... registered a .783 save percentage ... averaged a team-best 4.5 saves per game ... posted a 1-1-0 record on the season ... selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Appeared in all 18 games, including eight starts ... named to the America East All-Rookie Team ... made first collegiate start against Central Connecticut State University (9/6) ... ranked fourth on the team with five points ... finished the season with two goals and one assist ... posted 13 shots ... tallied multiple shots in four games.

2008: Started in all three games in which he appeared in, finishing the season with a 1-1-1 record ... compiled 18 saves with a save percentage of .818 ... in 297:18 minutes in net he gave up just four goals with a goals against average of just 1.21 ... tallied a career-high 11 saves against intrastate rival Dartmouth (11/4).

BEFORE UNH: A four-year varsity starter in both soccer and basketball at Haverhill High ... helped Haverhill win the MVC soccer Championship in 2005, 2007, and 2008 ... was named an MVC All-Conference selection all four years ... named to the MVC All-Conference Team in 2007 and 2008, and an MVC All-Star in 2007 for basketball.

2007: Did not see any action in his first season.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2009 2010 Total

28

ACCOLADES: Selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

18/8 19/7 37/15

13 13 26

G 2 0 2

A 1 2 3

P 5 2 7

BEFORE UNH: Was named MVP of the Winnacunnet High School soccer team during his senior season ... played for the Seacoast United Soccer Club for seven years ... participated in the New Hampshire ODP in 2006 as well as the Super Y National Camp ... in 2006, advanced to the Region 1 finals and to the Super Y National Finals ... majoring in chemistry.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2009 2010 Total

18/2 19/10 37/12

19 28 47

G 3 1 4

A 1 1 2

P

7 3 10


Cody

Robert

CORMIER

PALUMBO

SOPHOMORE • MIDFIELDER

SOPHOMORE • MIDFIELDER 5-11 • 155 • #24 BANGOR, MAINE BANGOR

5-3 • 135 • #16 KINGSTON, N.H. BRIDGTON ACADEMY

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Named to the America East All-Academic Team in 2010. 2010: Played in one game, helping lead the ‘Cats to a 2-1 victory over Boston University (10/23) ... named to the America East AllAcademic Team. BEFORE UNH: Had a four-year standout career for Bangor High School ... during his senior year, Cormier was named the KVAC All-Conference Player of the Year and received All-Academic and All-State honors ... he also led the Rams to the 2008 Eastern Maine Championship.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2010 Total

1/0 1/0

0 0

G 0 0

A 0 0

P 0 0

2010: Participated in 19 games, making six starts ... earned his first collegiate start against Milwaukee Wisconsin (9/4) ... registered four points on two assists and one goal ... notched 22 shots, including nine on goal attempts ... tallied an assist on the game-winning goal in a 10 victory over Central Connecticut State (9/6) ... posted an assist in UNH’s 2-1 win against Presbyterian (9/12) ... scored his first collegiate goal versus Dartmouth (11/2) ... notched a season-best four shots against Central Connecticut State (9/6) and Bryant (9/22). BEFORE UNH: Completed a post-graduate year at Bridgton Academy ... at Bridgton, Palumbo led the team in scoring with 18 goals and 13 assists as the Wolverines finished the 2009 season with a 14-0-1 record ... the 2009 season will go down as the first ever undefeated team in Bridgton’s history and included a victory over South Kent, the eventual NEPSAC Class B Champions ... prior to attending Bridgton, Palumbo attended Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H. ... a four-year letter winner and senior captain at Sanborn, he was named to the All-State First Team in 2007 and 2008 ... he formerly played for Seacoast United Soccer Club, which competes in the US Soccer Development Academy ... earlier this year, he was selected to attend the US Soccer Development Academy’s Northeast Regional training camp in Connecticut. ... before the Development Academy was set up, Palumbo led Seacoast United to the USYSA U16 Boys New Hampshire State Title and a Region 1 semi-final berth.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2010 Total

19/6 19/6

22 22

G 1 1

A 2 2

P 4 4

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Steven

Jeffrey

SOPHOMORE • MIDFIELDER 5-5 • 145 • #9 KINGSTON, N.H. BRIDGTON ACADEMY

SOPHOMORE • BACK 6-4 • 190 • #18 BLANDON, PA. FLEETWOOD

TURNER

PALUMBO

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Selected to the America East AllRookie Team in 2010. 2010: Appeared in all 20 games, making 13 starts ... earned his first collegiate start against Milwaukee Wisconsin (9/4) ... led the team with eight points, notching team highs in goals (3) and assists (2) ... all three of his goals were game winners ... ranked third on the team with 34 shots, putting 13 on net ... tallied game-winning goals against Central Connecticut State (9/6), Boston University (10/23) and Albany (10/27) ... notched an assist in New Hampshire’s win over BU (10/23), while also tallying a helper in a 2-1 win over Bryant (9/22) ... ranked 64th in the country among college freshmen by TopDrawerSoccer. com ... earned America East All-Rookie Team honors. BEFORE UNH: Completed a post-graduate year at Bridgton Academy ... Palumbo captained the Bridgton team during their historic unbeaten 2009 season, starting every game and scoring 11 goals and posting seven assists ... before Bridgton, Palumbo was a four-year letter winner and senior captain at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H ... he was named to the All-State First Team in both 2007 and 2008 and was an All-New England selection in 2008 after leading Sanborn to the Class M state final ... Palumbo formerly represented Seacoast United, which plays in the US Soccer Development Academy ... during his stint with Seacoast United he was named to the Development Academy’s East Conference Starting XI team in both 2008 and 2009 ... last year he was called into two US Men’s National Team U18 training camps ... TopDrawerSoccer.com also lists Palumbo as one of the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2010.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2010 Total

30

20/13 20/13

34 34

G 3 3

A 2 2

P 8 8

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Selected to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2010 ... earned America East All-Rookie Team honors in 2010. 2010: Saw action in 18 games, making 14 starts ... earned his first collegiate start against Central Connecticut State (9/6) ... posted six shots ... notched a season-best two shots in back-to-back contests against Cornell (9/10) and Presbyterian (9/12) ... contributed to a Wildcat defense that gave up just 0.55 goals per game and posted 11 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.49, all top honors in the conference ... earned America East All-Rookie Team honors. BEFORE UNH: Led Fleetwood High School to a 26-2-0 record on their way to a PIAA State Semi-Final finish in 2009 ... his senior run included the BCIAA Division II title, the BCIAA County title, and the PIAA District 3AA Championship ... was a two-time captain and a four-year letter winner at Fleetwood and was named the 2009 Fleetwood HS male athlete of the year ... his senior year accolades included being named the BCIAA League Player of the Year, a First Team All-State selection and a NSCAA Regional All-America ... as a junior, Turner helped the Tigers to a 21-5-0 record and to the BCIAA Division II championship ... he was an All-County selection in both 2008 and 2009.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2010 Total

18/14 18/14

6 6

G 0 0

A 0 0

P 0 0


Ugochukwu

UCHE

Matt

SOPHOMORE • MIDFIELDER 6-2 • 175 • #20 ANN ARBOR, MICH. PIONEER

SOPHOMORE • MIDFIELDER 5-8 • 160 • #23 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA ROBERT SERVICE

WEINSTEIN

2010: Participated in 10 contests, making three starts ... posted his lone shot of the season in UNH’s 2-1 win over Bryant (9/22) ... earned his first collegiate start against Cornell (9/10). BEFORE UNH: Scored 13 goals as a senior captain for Pioneer High School ... as a forward in high school, Uche garnered All-Conference, All-District, and All-State honors in 2009 ... Uche was twice a USYSA State Cup Runner-Up, first with the Ann Arbor Arsenal and then with the Michigan Rush.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2010 Total

10/3 10/3

1 1

G 0 0

A 0 0

P 0 0

COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES: Selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2010. 2010: Did not appear in any games for the Wildcats. BEFORE UNH: Had a successful four-year varsity career with Robert Service High School ... selected as the team’s captain as a senior ... named an All-Conference honoree as both a junior and senior ... played on the Alaska Rush Soccer Club team, leading the squad to the Alaska Youth Soccer Association State Cup in each of the last three seasons.

Career Statistics

Year GP/GS S 2010 DNP Total -

- -

G - -

A - -

P -

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Paul

BIANCHI

Cameron

FRESHMAN • FORWARD 5-10 • 170 • #6 ESSEX, VT. ESSEX

FRESHMAN • MIDFIELDER 5-8 • 150 • #11 DOVER, MASS. Dover-sherborn

BEFORE UNH: Bianchi will join the Wildcats after leading Essex High School to the 2010 Vermont Division 1 State Championship. The four-year letterman was a four-time All-Metro selection, threetime All-State selection, two-time Burlington Free Press All-Star, and for his contributions to the 2010 state title run he was named an NSCAA All-American. Over his four years in uniform for the Hornets, Bianchi scored 46 goals, including 21 during his senior season. Bianchi currently plays club soccer for Synergy FC, winning numerous tournament titles including five USYSA Vermont State Championships (2006-2010). Synergy has twice made it to the Region 1 semifinals (2006 and 2009) and was the national runner-up in 2010 at the U.S. Club Soccer National Championship. Bianchi also played for the Vermont Olympic Development Program in 2008.

BEFORE UNH: Bielski is coming off a senior campaign that he led Dover-Sherborn High School to the 2010 Division 3 Massachusetts State Championship. Bielski, who was a four-year starter and captained the Raiders during his junior and senior seasons, tallied 17 goals and 22 assists as a senior. Over his career, Bielski scored 49 goals and added 49 assists. He was a two-time Tri Valley League MVP and was named to the All-Eastern Mass and All-State Team during both his junior and senior seasons. Additionally, as a senior Bielski was an All-New England selection, was named to the All-Scholastic teams by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, and was the Metrowest Daily News Player of the Year. Bielski plays club soccer in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for the New England Revolution. Prior to joining the Development Academy he played with the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program, serving as the team’s captain.

Clint

CASO

Blake

FRESHMAN • BACK/MIDFIELDER 6-0 • 165 • #3 KINNELON, N.J. ST. BENEDICT PREP

FRESHMAN • GOALKEEPER 6-1 • 185 • #12 SAN MARINO CALIF. ST. FRANCIS

BEFORE UNH: Caso led St. Benedict’s Preparatory School to three straight New Jersey State Prep Championships (2008-2010). For his efforts in the Gray Bees’ 2009 and 2010 title runs, Caso was named to the New Jersey All-Prep First-Team both seasons. He was also named to St. Benedict’s honor roll each of the last two years. Caso has played club soccer for Red Bull New York since 2006 and currently plays in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. He helped Red Bull win the USYSA New Jersey U15 State Championship in 2008 and qualified for the Development Academy Finals Week last summer.

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BIELSKI

DAWN

BEFORE UNH: Dawn was a team captain at St. Francis High School, helping the Golden Knights capture the Mission League title in 2008 and the CIF State Championship in 2009. Additionally, he brings significant club experience as he competed in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with Cosmos Academy West, formally Los Angeles Futbol Club, helping the squad finish as the runner-up in the Cal Premier Soccer League in 2010.


Kyle

Elivs

FRESHMAN • GOALKEEPER 6-2 • 200 • #26 NORTH READING, MASS. MALDEN CATHOLIC

FRESHMAN • BACK 6-0 • 185 • #13 NEWFIELDS, N.H. EXETER

LEWIS

BEFORE UNH: Lewis was a four-year letter winner at Malden Catholic High School. He served as team captain and was named a Catholic Conference All-Star during his senior campaign. Lewis played for the Boston Blast where he won USYSA Massachusetts State Championships in 2007 and 2008. He was also a Region 1 Finalist in 2008, eventually finishing in sixth place at Nationals. Additionally, Lewis played for the MA Olympic Development Program for three years.

LUMUMBA

BEFORE UNH: Lumumba comes to UNH after one year at Exeter High School. Prior to attending Exeter, Lumumba was at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vt. where he was a three-year letter winner, leading the team to national rankings in 2007 and 2008. After leading Essex to the state championship in 2007, Lumumba helped lead the Hornets to the state semifinals just two years later. He earned First Team All-State and All-Metro honors, while also being named to the Burlington Free Press All-Star Team in 2009.

PAULEY

Ryan

McNAMARA

Connor

FRESHMAN • MIDFIELDER 5-11 • 160 • #10 WEST NYACK, N.Y. DON BOSCO PREP

FRESHMAN • BACK 6-5 • 195 • #21 LONDONDERRY, N.H. LONDONDERRY

BEFORE UNH: McNamara is coming off a four-year varsity career at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. McNamara recorded 31 goals and 34 assists during his career, propelling the Ironmen to league championships all four years and county championships in 2007 and 2009. He was tabbed an All-League and All-County selection each of the last two years, while also earning honor roll status all four years. McNamara currently plays club soccer in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for F.C. Westchester, where his team has qualified for the Development Academy Playoffs each of the past two seasons. In 2009 McNamara was named to the 1993 U16 Select team at the Development Academy showcase. Prior to joining the Development Academy, his F.C. Westchester team won the U15 Eastern New York State Cup and was a Super-Y League finalist. McNamara was named to the Super-Y League National Team for his efforts in the team’s run to the finals.

BEFORE UNH: Pauley put together a four-year varsity career at Londonderry High School. He was a standout defender for the Lancers, leading them to the state playoffs all four years, while notching 10 goals and 10 assists in his career. As a senior, he earned First-Team All-State honors and was named one of the top three players in New Hampshire by ESPN Rise. Off the field, Pauley has been named to the honor roll each of the last four years and served as the Vice President for Londonderry’s National Honor Society as a senior.

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David

Aaron

FRESHMAN • FORWARD 6-4 • 180 • #8 MARLTON, N.J. CHEROKEE

FRESHMAN • MIDFIELDER/FORWARD

SCHLATTER

BEFORE UNH: Schlatter led Cherokee High School to the New Jersey Group 4 State Title, scoring the game-winning goal in the championship game as a senior. For his efforts, the team captain was named Burlington County Player of the Year, earned All-South Jersey and Olympic Conference First-Team honors, and was also tabbed a Star Ledger All-State Second-Team honoree. The three-year letter winner scored 26 career goals and added 20 assists for the Chiefs, posting 18 goals and 13 assists during his senior campaign. In the classroom he was just as stellar, earning honor roll status all four years at Cherokee. Schlatter currently plays club soccer for the South Jersey Barons, after helping them win the Bethesda (Md.) Thanksgiving Tournament, the MSSL/MAPS Spring College Showcase, and the MSSL/MAPS Spring Challenge Tournament last year. Schlatter also attended the Super-Y National Olympic Development Program Camp in 2010.

Travis

WORRA

FRESHMAN • GOALKEEPER 6-3 • 170 • #1 LANCASTER, PA. HEMPFIELD

BEFORE UNH: Worra led Hempfield High School to the PIAA Class AAA State title during his senior season. During the year he compiled a school-record 157 saves on his way to 19 shutouts and a .357 goals against average. His stellar performance didn’t go without merit, as Worra was named the Lancaster-Lebanon League Goalkeeper of the Year for the second straight year. He had similar success in the classroom, earning honor roll status all four years, while also earning the Senior Soccer Scholar Award for having the highest GPA on the team as a senior. Worra played club soccer in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for PA Classics and was also a three-time EPA Olympic Development Program player.

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SMITH 5-10 • 175 • #17 LOUDON, N.H. MERRIMACK

BEFORE UNH: Smith finished his high school career on a high note, propelling Merrimack Valley High School to the New Hampshire Class 1 Final Four in 2010. Smith, a four-year letterman and senior captain for the Pride, will graduate as the high school’s all-time leading scorer, recording 95 career points on 72 goals and 23 assists. Smith was a Second Team All-State selection as a sophomore and junior and picked up All-New England, First Team All-State and ESPN Rise All-Star honors during his senior campaign. Additionally, he was a four-year member of the Merrimack Valley Honor Society and kicked for the Pride varsity football team for three seasons.


2011 University of New Hampshire Men’s Soccer Roster No. Name

Cl.

1 Travis Worra Fr. 2 Ryan McNabb Jr. 3 Clint Caso Fr. 4 Gustav Nilsson Jr. M 5 Alex Russell Sr. 6 Paul Bianchi Fr. 7 Brad Hilton Sr. 8 David Schlatter Fr. F 9 Steven Palumbo So. 10 Ryan McNamara Fr. 11 Cameron Bielski Fr. 12 Blake Dawn Fr. 13 Elvis Lumumba Fr. B 14 Charlie Roche Jr. 15 Josh Bronner Jr. 16 Robert Palumbo So. 17 Aaron Smith Fr. 18 Jeffrey Turner So. 19 Caleb Shaw Sr. 20 Ugochukwu Uche So. 21 Connor Pauley Fr. 22 Jordan Thomas Jr. B 23 Matthew Weinstein So. 24 Cody Cormier So. 25 Alex Hussein Jr. 26 Kyle Lewis Fr. 28 Byron Greenwood Jr.

Pos. Ht. GK B B/M 5-8 B F M 6-4 M M M GK 6-0 M/F M M M/F B B B/M B 6-1 M M B GK M

6-3 6-0 6-0 170 6-2 5-10 5-8 180 5-5 5-11 5-8 6-1 185 6-3 5-11 5-3 5-10 6-4 5-10 6-2 6-5 175 5-8 5-11 6-3 6-2 5-9

Wt. Hometown/High School

170 Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield 165 Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West 165 Kinnelon, N.J./St. Benedict Prep Pixbo, Sweden/ Katrinelunds Gymnasium 185 Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East 170 Essex, Vt./Essex 160 Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack Marlton, N.J./Cherokee 145 Kingston, N.H./Bridgton Academy 160 West Nyack, N.Y./ Don Bosco Prep 150 Dover, Mass./ Dover-Sherborn 185 San Marino, Calif./St. Francis Newfields, N.H./Exeter 185 Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill 170 Belchertown, Mass./Belchertown 135 Kingston, N.H./Bridgton Academy 175 Loudon, N.H./Merrimack Valley 190 Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood 165 Hampton, N.H./Marist College/Winnacunnet 175 Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer 195 Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry Mohnton, Pa./Governor Muffin 160 Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service 155 Bangor, Maine/Bangor 175 Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill 200 North Reading, Mass./Malden Catholic 145 Greenland, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas

Head Coach: Rob Thompson (Maine ‘89, 19th Season) Associate Head Coach: Ewan Seabrook (Oswego ’02, Fourth Season) Assistant Coaches: Logan Hoffman (Drury University ‘09, Second Season), Connor Tobin (University of Vermont ‘09, Second Season)

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season in review

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2010 Awards & Honors

2010 America East Final Standings

Conference W L T Boston U. 6 1 0 UMBC 4 1 2 Stony Brook 3 2 2 Binghamton 3 2 2 New Hampshire 2 3 2 Vermont 2 4 1 Hartford 2 5 0 Albany 1 5 1

Overall W L T 11 5 1 12 4 4 10 7 3 6 7 4 9 5 6 7 8 4 5 10 0 5 10 1

2010 America East Tournament

UNH America East All-Conference Honorees First-Team - Colin O’Donnell Second-Team - Brad Hilton All-Rookie Team- Steven Palumbo, Jeffrey Turner All-Academic Team- Joe Corsello, Robin Gerum, Brad Hilton, Colin O’Donnell

2010 Wildcat Team Awards

Most Valuable Player (Robert Black Award) - Colin O’Donnell Most Improved Player (Glenn Aborn Award) - Ryan McNabb Most Dedicated Player (Walter Weiland Award) - Brad Hilton Most Inspirational Player (Harvey Johnson Award) - Brad Hilton Academic Achievement (H. Richard Sandler Award) - Robin Gerum AMERICA EAST Academic Honor Roll In addition to commitment to excellence on the field, America East and UNH stress a commitment to excellence in the classroom.The following Wildcats received a GPA of 3.0 or higher last fall to be named to the conference’s Academic Honor Roll: Antti Arvola Marcus Barr Cody Cormier Joe Corsello* Turner Davis* Chris Devine Robin Gerum*

Brad Hilton Ryan McNabb* Gustav Nilsson Colin O’Donnell Charlie Roche Alex Russell* Jordan Thomas*

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals

No. 6 Vermont 0, at No. 3 Stony Brook 2 No. 5 New Hampshire 1, at No. 4 Binghamton 0 No. 2 UMBC 3, at No. 3 Stony Brook 2 No. 5 New Hampshire 1, at No. 1 Boston U. 0 No. 5 New Hampshire 0, at No. 2 UMBC 0 (UMBC wins championship on penalty kicks, 5-4)

About America East... 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: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. America East also conducts the nation’s most comprehensive academic recognition program for student-athletes. With a geographic footprint covering the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast regions of the United States, America East strives to develop champions in academics, athletics and leadership at its nine member institutions: University at Albany, Binghamton University, Boston University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University and University of Vermont.

Jeff Turner* Matt Weinstein

* = Commissioner’s Honor Roll (GPA of 3.5 or higher)

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FINAL RECORD 9-5-6 (2-3-2 AMERICA EAST) Player Brad Hilton Steven Palumbo Dylan George Jon Harris Robert Palumbo Jordan Thomas Joe Corsello Charlie Roche Marcus Barr Josh Bronner Ryan McNabb Jeffrey Turner Antti Arvola Robin Gerum Gustav Nilsson Alex Hussein Ugochukwu Uche Greg Brown Alex Russell Cody Cormier UNH Totals Opponent Totals Goalkeepers Colin O’Donnell America East Chris Devine America East UNH Totals America East Opponent Totals America East

OVERALL G-GS 19-19 20-13 20-13 19-2 19-6 19-10 20-18 19-7 20-20 11-9 17-13 18-14 11-5 20-18 12-5 18-16 10-3 5-1 12-7 1-0 20 20 G-GS 17-15 7-7 4-3 - 20 7 20 7

Sh 37 34 35 8 22 28 4 13 18 4 7 6 6 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 233 263

G 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 11

A 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 10

Min 1677:04 704:26 325:33 - 2002:37 704:26 2002:37 704:26

GA 8 4 3 - 11 4 14 3

Saves 74 30 19 - 93 30 90 18

AMERICA EAST Pts G-GS Sh 8 7-7 9 8 7-3 14 5 7-4 10 4 7-2 0 4 6-2 1 3 7-5 7 2 7-6 1 2 6-1 3 1 7-7 9 1 2-1 0 0 7-7 3 0 7-7 1 0 4-3 0 0 7-5 2 0 2-0 0 0 7-7 0 0 2-0 0 0 2-1 1 0 3-1 1 0 1-0 0 40 7 62 32 7 96 Save% .902 .882 .864 - .894 .882 .865 .857

GAA 0.43 0.51 0.83 - 0.49 0.51 0.63 0.38

ShO 10 3 1 - 11 3 9 5

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

A 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5

Record 8-4-5 2-3-2 1-1-1 9-5-6 2-3-2 5-9-6 3-2-2

Saves Date Opponent W/L/T Score UNH Goals Goalie UNH 9/4 Wisconsin-Milwaukee T 0-0 2OT - O’Donnell 6 9/6 CCSU W 1-0 S. Palumbo O’Donnell 7 9/10 vs. Cornell T 1-1 2OT Corsello O’Donnell 2 9/12 vs. Presbyterian W 2-1 2OT Hilton, Thomas Devine 2 9/22 BRYANT W 2-1 OT Harris, Hilton O’Donnell 5 9/25 @ Massachusetts W 1-0 2OT Harris O’Donnell 3 9/28 FAIRFIELD W 1-0 George O’Donnell 5 10/2 @ Vermont^ L 0-1 - O’Donnell 3 10/6 @ Michigan State L 0-2 - O’Donnell 4 10/9 UMBC^ T 0-0 2OT - O’Donnell 4 10/13 @ Stony Brook^ T 0-0 2OT - O’Donnell 5 10/16 @ Hartford^ L 0-1 - O’Donnell 3 10/20 @ Holy Cross T 0-0 2OT - Devine 5 10/23 BOSTON UNIVERSITY^ W 2-1 2OT Hilton, S. Palumbo O’Donnell 3 10/27 ALBANY^ W 1-0 OT S. Palumbo O’Donnell 5 10/30 @ Binghamton^ L 0-1 2OT - O’Donnell 7 11/2 @ Dartmouth L 1-2 R. Palumbo Devine 2 11/6 @ #4 Binghamton% W 1-0 TM O’Donnell 2 11/10 @ #1 Boston University* W 1-0 OT George O’Donnell 6 11/13 @ #2 UMBC# L 0-0 PK 5-4 - O’Donnell 4 ^ – America East conference game %-America East Quarterfinals *-America East Semifinals #-America East Championship

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Pts 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 13

Saves Opp 1 7 5 10 11 6 10 1 2 5 4 1 7 3 3 1 2 5 2 4


history and records

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Points Leaders by Class Mike Veneto Ryan Leib Mike Cloutier Scott Brennan Mehdi Masser

Seniors 1994 1994 1979 1989 1974

45 24 22 19 19

Adam Purcell Mike Veneto Nicola Chicco Ryan Leib Mike Keevan Adrian Pfisterer Mike Cloutier

Juniors 1999 1993 2002 1993 1997 1984 1979

44 40 23 22 18 18 18

Sophomores Bob Black 1973 Scott Brennan 1987 Josh Hareld 2001 Logan Lee 2002 David Francisco 1994 Mike Veneto 1992 Adam Purcell 1998

26 23 23 20 18 17 17

Freshmen 1991 2006 1991 1995 1991 1983

31 28 28 22 11 11

Ryan Leib Chris Banks Mike Veneto Mike Keevan Brian Young Peter Spiegel

Current players in bold.

Year

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1927 1926 1925 1924

Year-by-Year UNH Records

Record

Head Coach

Leading Scorer (Points)

9-5-6 Rob Thompson Hilton/ S. Palumbo (8) 9-7-2 Chris Banks (18) 7-7-4 Chris Banks (14) 5-5-9 A.J. DuBois (6) 12-5-3 Chris Banks (28) 9-5-3 Eric Masi (14) 5-6-7 Ross Fishbain (10) 8-9-0 Tyler Jackson (11) 10-5-2 Nicola Chicco (23) 7-8-3 Josh Hareld (23) 6-10-0 Andy Karam (13) 6-11-1 Adam Purcell (44) 9-8-1 Adam Purcell (17) 9-7-2 Rothlien/Keevan (18) 3-12-4 Schweitzer/ Giuffrida (9) 10-9-1 Mike Keevan (22) 15-5-2 Mike Noonan Mike Veneto (45) 14-5-0 Mike Veneto (40) 9-7-3 Mike Veneto (17) 10-6-4 Ryan Leib (31) 4-16-0 Scott True Frank Truscott (10) 3-10-2 Ted Garber Scott Brennan (19) 4-9-1 Scott Brennan (15) 9-4-1 Scott Brennan (23) 3-11-1 Scott Brennan (7) 6-7-1 Adrian Pfisterer (16) 5-8-1 Adrian Pfisterer (18) 3-8-3 Peter Spiegel (11) 3-8-3 Bob Kullen Jamie Walters (13) 5-9-0 Scott Reither (7) 3-11-1 Scott Reither (5) 10-5-2 Mike Cloutier (22) 5-10-1 Mike Cloutier (18) 3-12-0 Art Young Scott Davis (6) 5-6-2 Bob Black (12) 6-7-0 Don Heyliger Scott Davis (15) 4-4-2 Mehdi Masser (19) 7-4-0 Bob Black (26) 6-2-3 Joe Murdoch (17) 6-3-0 Joe Murdoch (17) 5-4-1 Joe Murdoch (12) 6-6-0 Peter Fernald Not available. 6-6-1 Walter Weiland Dave Parker (40) 4-7-0 Not available. 4-7-0 Not available. 3-3-0 Not available. 2-2-0 Not available. 3-3-0 Hank Swasey Not available. 2-2-1 Not available. 2-4-0 Not available. 2-0-1 Not available.

UNH Men’s Soccer Coaches

Coach Hank Swasey Walter Weiland Peter Fernald Don Heyliger Art Young Bob Kullen Ted Garber Scott True Mike Noonan Rob Thompson TOTALS:

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Years 1924-27 1964-68 1969 1970-75 1976-77 1978-82 1983-89 1990 1991-94 1995-P (49 years)

W-L-T 9-9-2 19-25-1 6-6-0 34-24-6 8-18-2 26-43-7 33-57-10 4-16-0 48-23-9 124-119-48 316-340-85

Pct. .500 .433 .500 .563 .321 .388 .384 .200 .656 .509 .484


Career

Records

Goals

Career

assists

Career

1. Mike Veneto (91-94)........................... 38 2. Scott Brennan (86-89)........................ 22 3. Ryan Leib (91-94)................................ 20 4. Doug Lawver (99-02).......................... 18 5. Andy Karam (97-01)........................... 17 6. Brian Young (91-94)............................ 16 7. Josh Hareld (00-03)............................. 14 8. Dave Kurzontkowski(91-94)............. 13 9. Zach Zeldner (96-99).......................... 12 10. Jamie Walters (80-83)......................... 11 Bob Black (73-76)................................ 11 David Francisco (93-96)..................... 11

1. Mike Veneto (91-94)........................... 46 2. Ryan Leib (91-94)................................ 36 3. Adam Purcell (97-00)......................... 34 4. Chris Banks (2006-2009)................... 30 5. Mike Keevan (95-98).......................... 22 6. Scott Brennan (86-89)........................ 21 7. Mike Cloutier (76-79)......................... 20 8. Bob Black (73-76)................................ 18 Joe Murdoch (70-72).......................... 18 10. Adrian Pfisterer (82-85)..................... 17 Dave Parker (1968).............................. 17 eason S 1. Adam Purcell (1999)........................... 21 2. Dave Parker (1968).............................. 17 3. Mike Veneto (1994)............................. 16 4. Chris Banks (2006).............................. 14 Mike Veneto (1993)............................. 14 6. Ryan Leib (1991).................................. 13 7. Bob Black (1973).................................. 11

points

1. Mike Veneto (91-94)......................... 130 2. Ryan Leib (91-94).................................92 3. Adam Purcell (97-00)..........................74 4. Scott Brennan (86-89).........................64 Chris Banks (2006-2009)....................64 5. Mike Keevan (95-98)...........................50 6. Bob Black (73-76).................................47 7. Mike Cloutier (76-79)..........................46 Joe Murdoch (70-72)...........................46 10. Adrian Pfisterer (82-85)......................43 Season 1. Mike Veneto (1994)............................. 45 2. Adam Purcell (1999)........................... 44 3. Dave Parker (1968).............................. 40 Mike Veneto (1993)............................. 40 5. Ryan Leib (1991).................................. 31 6. Chris Banks (2006).............................. 28 Mike Veneto (1991)............................. 28 7. Bob Black (1973).................................. 26 8. Ryan Leib (1994).................................. 24 9. Scott Brennan (1987).......................... 23 Josh Hareld (2001)............................... 23 Nicola Chicco (2002).......................... 23

Season

1. Mike Veneto (1994)............................. 13 2. Mike Veneto (1993)............................. 12 3. Andy Karam (1998)............................. 11 4. Mike Veneto (1991)............................. 10 5. Scott Brennan (1987)............................ 9 Brian Young (1994)............................... 9 6. Ryan Leib (1993).................................... 8 7. Scott Brennan (1989)............................ 7 Jamie Walters (1982)............................. 7 Dave Kurzontkowski (1994)................ 7 Doug Lawver (2000)............................. 7 Josh Hareld (2001)................................. 7 Chris Bennice (2003)............................ 7

top Wildcat Goalkeeping Efforts GoaLKEEPER Aaron Agrodnia (1989-92) Steve Baccari (1992-95) Dave Barlow (1984-86) Adam Chidekel (1982-84) Dan Fiore (1988) George Gaillardetz (1980-82) Ethan Holmes (1996-98) Chris Jay (1984-87) Brian Levey (2003-06) Jim Mueller (1970-73) Colin O’Donnell (2007-2010) Shaun O’Neil (1997-2001) Mitch Osman (1996-99) Phil Pierce (1973-76) Bruce Riedell (1973-76) Eric Stinson (1987-90) Gordie Tuttle (1976-79) Mike Vignola (2001-04)

G/GS 40/35 77/75 34/29 18/17 10/9 41/41 36/32 13/9 64/63 38/38 51/46 34/32 37/36 27/21 20/12 39/34 52/51 27/26

Minutes 3,719 6,543 2,686 1,543 695 3,677 3,231 924 6,016 3,420 4,700 2,975 3,216 2,097 1,386 3,202 4,711 2,413

W-L-T 15-16-6 46-24-5 7-20-2 6-9-3 3-5-0 11-25-4 14-17-3 4-5-0 30-21-12 23-12-4 24-15-10 12-17-2 10-19-5 9-10-2 5-5-2 11-19-2 19-29-3 11-8-4

GAA 1.62 1.27 1.81 1.22 1.94 1.86 1.46 1.23 0.74 1.34 0.77 1.69 1.54 1.55 1.88 1.86 1.66 1.23

GA 67 92 54 21 15 76 56 19 54 51 40 56 55 36 29 66 87 33

Saves 215 408 203 98 50 289 183 54 247 457 187 183 197 280 156 206 507 109

GoaLTENDING

Most Saves Game Season Career Most Shutouts 13, Mike Veneto, 1994 Season 38, Mike Veneto, 1991-94 Career 10, Glenn Aborn vs. Bates, 1965; Lowest GAA Adam Purcell vs. Maine, 1999 Season 45, Mike Veneto, 1994 130, Mike Veneto, 1991-94 5, Glenn Aborn vs. Bates, 1965; 5, Adam Purcell vs. Maine, 1999 21, Adam Purcell, 1999 46, Mike Veneto, 1991-94

Shutouts 5.5 21.0 7.0 4.0 1.0 7.0 5.0 2.5 27.0 10.5 21.0 4.0 6.0 7.0 5.0 4.5 8.0 6.0

TEAM RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most Goals Game: Season: Career: Most Assists Season: Career: Most Points Game: Season: Career:

Save% .762 .816 .790 .824 .769 .792 .766 .740 .835 .900 .824 .766 .782 .886 .843 .757 .854 .768

22, Jim Mueller vs. Vermont, 1972 170, Gordie Tuttle, 1977 507, Gordie Tuttle, 1976-79 10, Colin O’Donnell, 2010 10, Brian Levey, 2006 27, Brian Levey, 2003-06 0.43, Colin O’Donnell, 2010

15, 1994 Most Wins: Best Winning %: .737, 1993 Most Goals Game: 6, vs. Maine (1999); vs. Northeastern (1984); vs. Vermont (1973); vs. Vermont (1998) Season: 47, 1994 Least Goals Season: 7, 1980 Most Goals Allowed Game: 8, Boston Univ. (1988) Season: 40, 1980, 1988 Lowest GAA: 0.49, 2010

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Wildcat Soccer Awards Robert Black Award Most Valuable Player 2010 - Colin O’Donnell 2009 - Chris Banks 2008 - Kyle Urso 2007 - John Bergqvist 2006 - Brian Levey 2005 - Brian Levey 2004 - Tyler Jackson 2003 - Brendan Hankard 2002 - Brendan Hankard 2001 - Brendan Hankard 2000 - Brendan Hankard 1999 - Adam Purcell 1998 - Mike Keevan 1997 - Jeff Rothlein 1996 - Willy Schweitzer 1995 - Steve Baccari 1994 - Mike Veneto 1993 - Brian O’Connor

Glenn Aborn Award Most Improved Player 2010 - Ryan McNabb 2009 - Josh Bronner 2008 - Marcus Barr 2007 - Mike Jenne 2006 - A.J. DuBois 2005 - Richard Weinrebe 2004 - Pedro Braz 2003 - Ben Utter 2002 - Logan Lee 2001 - Matt Chambers 2000 - Josh Hareld 1999 - Shaun O’Neil 1998 - Tyler Tibbs 1997 - Zach Zeldner 1996 - Ross Sandler 1995 - Craig Canavan 1994 - Willy Schweitzer 1993 - Scott McKeen

Walter Weiland Award Most Dedicated Player 2010 - Brad Hilton 2009 - Brad Hilton 2008 - Scott Rowling 2007 - Scott Rowling 2006 - Matt Shump 2005 - Matt Shump 2004 - Matt Shump 2003 - Matt Shump 2002 - Christian Pauckstadt 2001 - Ryan DiNunzio 2000 - Ryan DiNunzio 1999 - Ryan DiNunzio 1998 - Ryan DiNunzio 1997 - Bo Noonan 1996 - Hans Smith 1995 - Mike Lagendyk 1994 - Ryan Leib 1993 - Brian O’Connor

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All-Time Honors

All-America Bob Black (1976) Mike Veneto (1993, 1994)

All-New England Steve Baccari (1992, 1993) Chris Banks (2006) John Bergqvist (2006, 2005) Bob Black (1976) Scott Brennan (1987, 1988, 1989) Ken Chartier (1972) Mike Cloutier (1978, 1979) Brendan Hankard (2001, 2002, 2003) Tyler Jackson (2003, 2004) Mike Keevan (1997, 1998) Roger Krueger (1972) Bob Kullen - Coach (1979) Ryan Leib (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) Brian Levey (2006, 2005) Eric Masi (2004, 2005) Saied Miramadi (1978, 1979) Jim Mueller (1970, 1971, 1972) Joe Murdoch (1972) Adrian Pfisterer (1985) Phil Pierce (1974) Adam Purcell (1998, 1999) Gordie Tuttle (1977, 1978, 1979) Mike Veneto (1992, 1993, 1994) Bill Woods (1994) America East/N. Atlantic Player of the Year Chris Banks (2006) Adam Purcell (1999) Mike Veneto (1993, 1994) America East Goalkeeper of the Year Brian Levey (2005, 2006) Colin O’Donnell (2009, 2010)

All-America East (1996-Present)

Joe Annese (2009) Chris Banks (2006 All-Rookie, 2009) John Bergqvist (2006, 2005 All-Rookie) Josh Bronner (2009 All-Rookie) Nicola Chicco (2002) Brendan Hankard (2000 All-Rookie, 2002, 2003) Josh Hareld (2002) Brad Hilton (2009, 2010) Alex Hussein (2009 All-Rookie) Andy Karam (2000) Mike Keevan (1997, 1998)

Harvey Johnson Award Most Inspirational Player 2010 - Brad Hilton 2009 - Brad Hilton 2008 - Mike McKee 2007 - Richard Weinrebe 2006 - Mike McKee 2005 - Eric Masi 2004 - Eric Masi 2003 - Josh Hareld 2002 - Christian Pauckstadt 2001 - Christian Pauckstadt 2000 - Tyler Tibbs 1999 - Andy Karam 1998 - Jason Mugg 1997 - Ross Sandler 1996 - David Francisco 1995 - Mike Brady

Tyler Jackson (2003, 2004) Logan Lee (2001 All-Rookie, 2002) Brian Levey (2005, 2006) Matt Low (2004 All-Rookie) Eric Masi (2002 All-Rookie, 2004, 2005) Colin O’Donnell (2009, 2010) Steven Palumbo (2010 All-Rookie) Adam Purcell (1998, 1999) Charlie Roche (2009 All-Rookie) Brian Rosa (1999) Willie Schweitzer (1996) Bryan Stewart (2004 All-Rookie) Jeffrey Turner (2010 All-Rookie)

All-North Atlantic (1988-95) Steve Baccari (1993, 1994, 1995) Mike Brady (1995) Scott Brennan (1988, 1989) Ryan Leib (1992, 1993, 1994) Brian O’Connor (1992, 1993) Mike Veneto (1992, 1993, 1994) Bill Woods (1994)

All-Yankee Conference (1965-79) Glenn Aborn (1965) Rich Badmington (1976) Bob Black (1973, 1976) Henry Brealy (1969, 1970) Ken Chartier (1971, 1972) Mike Cloutier (1978, 1979) Dave Crocker (1971) Don Curtis (1973) David Draves (1969) Mario Evriviades (1968) Calvin Fisk (1965) Wilfred Hill (1968) Roger Krueger (1972) Larry McFaddin (1973) Ed Meehan (1969) Saied Miramadi (1978, 1979) Andy Moore (1968) Jim Mueller (1970, 1971, 1972) Joe Murdoch (1971, 1972) Ken Pascual (1976) Phil Pierce (1974) Jama Samater (1965) George Tucker (1965) Gordie Tuttle (1978, 1979)

H. Richard Sandler Award Academic Achievement 2010 - Robin Gerum 2009 - Ryan McNabb 2008 - Joe Corsello 2007 - Derek Bragg 2006 - Derek Bragg 2005 - Jonathan Burg 2004 - Dan Revis 2003 - Otaso Osayimwese 2002 - Matt Chambers 2001 - Nate Tupper 2000 - Christian Pauckstadt 1999 - Joe Tedesco 1998 - Jay Heimgartner 1997 - Josh Carter 1996 - David Pogemiller


WILDCATS IN THE PROS NAME CHRIS BANKS MICHAEL BRADY SCOTT BRENNAN AARON BRUNNER NICOLA CHICCO JAMES DEDEUS RYAN DINUNZIO CHRIS GIUFFRIDA MATT GLODE BRENDAN HANKARD TYLER JACKSON MICHAEL KEEVAN RYAN LEIB BRIAN LEVEY ERIC MASI ROSS SANDLER WILLIAM SCHWEITZER DAN SIROTA MICHAEL VENETO

TEAM WILMINGTON HAMMERHEADS CAPE COD CRUSADERS FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS NH PHANTOMS TRIESTINA NH PHANTOMS CHARLOTTE EAGLES ROCHESTER RHINOS KANSAS CITY COMETS LONG ISLAND ROUGH RIDERS NH PHANTOMS WESTERN MASS PIONEERS NH PHANTOMS PHILADELPHIA KIXX NH PHANTOMS CHARLOTTE EAGLES ATLANTA SILVERBACKS ATLANTA SILVERBACKS NH PHANTOMS BOSTON BULLDOGS NH PHANTOMS L.A. GALAXY SAN DIEGO SURF LONG ISLAND ROUGH RIDERS CLEVELAND CRUNCH PHILADELPHIA KIXX HAMPTON ROADS

LEAGUE USL USL NASL USL ITALY USL USL A LEAGUE MISL USL USL USL USL NPSL USL A LEAGUE A LEAGUE USL USL A LEAGUE USL MLS USL USL NPSL NPSL USL

CLASS 2010 1997 1990 1999 2002 1997 2001 1999 2003 2003 2004 1999 1995 2006 2005 1998 1997 2000 1995

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Less than a two-hour drive north is the White Mountain region of New Hampshire, which offers numerous skiing and hiking opportunities. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast.

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

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

Ocean, mountains, sandy beaches and charming port cities are all within a short drive.

Just an hour south of the campus is Boston, the cultural “hub” of New England. There, visitors can enjoy a baseball game at historic Fenway Park, visit Quincy Market or walk the Freedom Trail, which features many of the sites where early American history was made.


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2011 UNH MEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE August 26 Friday

RHODE ISLAND

7 p.m.

September 1 Thursday 4 Sunday 9 Friday 11 Sunday 16 Friday 23 Friday 25 Sunday 30 Friday

IONA MICHIGAN STATE vs. UMass# vs. Colgate# at Adelphi vs. Air Force! vs. Hartwick! STONY BROOK*

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

October 3 Monday 8 Saturday 11 Tuesday 14 Friday 18 Tuesday 22 Saturday 26 Wednesday 29 Saturday

BRADLEY BINGHAMTON* HARTFORD* at UMBC* HOLY CROSS VERMONT* at Boston U.* at Albany*

1 p.m. 5 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

November 1 Tuesday

DARTMOUTH

7 p.m.

HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS * - America East game # - Smith Barney Classic ! - 22nd Annual Nike Fall Classic


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