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University of New Hampshire

2009 • Ski team • 2010

We are New Hampshire The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham in the southeast corner of the state, offers students a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities within a two-hour drive of campus. 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 where thousands of Granite State residents flock to each summer. Just an hour south of 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. Less than a two hour drive to the north of campus is the White Mountain region of New Hampshire, which offers numerous skiing and hiking opportunities. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeast. Also to the north is the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The crown jewel of the region is Lake Winnipesaukee, which is one of the largest lakes in the Northeast. Countless recreational opportunities exist on the many lakes in the area. Maine is just minutes away as well. The Kittery area is home to many factory outlet stores, and the world-famous L.L. Bean Company is in nearby Freeport. The city of Portland, just an hour’s drive north of campus, features another historic waterfront district with fine seafood restaurants and one of the busiest ports in the east. Chances are, if you are looking for something to do, no matter what it is, the opportunity you are looking for is close to the University of New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

About the University....................................... Inside front

Coaching Staff............................................................. 2-3 Meet the Wildcats.......................................................4-11

Records.................................................................... 12-13

Administration...............................................................14 Support Staff..................................................................15 Program Highlights........................................................16

Quick Facts

Founded..................................................................... 1866 Location...................................................... Durham, N.H.

Enrollment............................................................... 14,200

Nickname............................................................. Wildcats

Colors...........................................................Blue & White Affiliation...................................................... NCAA Div. I

Conference.................................................................EISA President........................................... Dr. Mark Huddleston

Contact info

Media Relations...............................................Doug Poole Phone...........................................................603-862-2585

E-mail.............................................. Fax...............................................................603-862-3839

Schwartz Phone............................................603-512-2317

E-Mail....................................................... Blank Phone......................................................603-862-3893


Athletics web

UNH ski web site..............................

Athletic Director.........................................Marty Scarano Skiing Coordinator...................... Cory Schwartz (25th yr)

Alpine Head Coach........................... Brian Blank (3rd yr) Alpine Asst. Coach.......................... A.K. Walker (2nd yr)

Nordic Head Coach..................... Cory Schwartz (28th yr) Nordic Asst. Coach............... Stephen Munsulick (2nd yr)

CREDITS: The 2009-10 University of New Hampshire skiing media guide is a publication of the UNH Athletic Media Relations office. Writing, editing and layout done on InDesign and Photoshop CS2 by Doug Poole; additional layout by Maureen Gavin. Action photos by Gil Talbot. Campus photos by UNH Photo Services.

UNH ATHLETICS 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: • 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. UNH Diversity Statement The University of New Hampshire seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence.” This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff, and students.

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Cory Schwartz

/ 25 season nordic head coach / 28 season ski coordinator



Cory Schwartz enters his 25th year as ski coordinator for the University of New Hampshire ski team and is in his 28th year on the staff. During his tenure, Schwartz has led the Wildcats to 20 top-10 NCAA finishes, including back-to-back seventh place finishes (‘84 & ‘85) within his first three years at the University. From 1989-1996 his teams claimed eight consecutive top-10 NCAA finishes, the most in school history. In 25 years at UNH, Schwartz has mentored 26 student-athletes to a total of 35 AllAmerica team selections. Included in that number are 16 Nordic skiers compiling 11 All-America team honors. Schwartz was named Coach of the Year by the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association in 1985, 1986, 2002 and 2003. He was awarded the Al Merrill Award by the state of New Hampshire. During his collegiate career at UNH, Schwartz competed in the NCAA Championships three times before graduating in 1982. He is Level II certified and has served as a member of both the Eastern USSA Sr. Committee and Chairman of the NCAA Committee.

Stephen Monsulick nordic assistant coach




Stephen Monsulick, a 2007 graduate of Bates College, joined the University of New Hampshire ski staff as a Nordic assistant coach in the 2008-09 season. He was fouryear member of the Bates varsity ski team and captain for the 2007 season. Monsulick spent the 2008 season as the assistant Nordic ski coach at Bates College before coming to UNH. He was a two-time NCAA qualifier as a cross-country runner.

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Brian Blank alpine head coach




Brian Blank, a 1995 graduate of UNH who has over 10 years of experience as an alpine ski racing coach as well as 15 years experience as an alpine ski racer, lettered on the UNH ski team from 1991-95 and served as team captain in 1994-95. Blank returns for his third year as UNH alpine head coach in the 2009-10 season. In his second year as the alpine head coach, Blank was named EISA Alpine Coach of the Year. During that 2008-09 season, the alpine team earned eight All-America honors. The alpine team was the top scoring team in the east and the second highest scoring team at NCAA Championships. Through the regular season, the men’s alpine team won 11 of 12 events. In the 2007-08 season – Blank’s first year – there were three alpine Wildcats who earned All-America status. From 2001-2006, Blank coached at Stratton Mountain School. While at SMS, Blank served as the men’s FIS coach. Prior to that position, coach Blank worked at Rowmark Ski Academy (1998-2000) in Salt Lake City, Utah and with the Brighton Ski Team (1995-98).

A.K. Walker alpine assistant coach




A.K. Walker joined the University of New Hampshire ski staff as an alpine assistant coach in the 2008-09 season.

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top alpine profiles – women

Veronique Archambault-Leger Sr. • Chemical Engineering Verdun, Quebec

2009: All-America Team (SL, GS); NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; All-East Second Team; 7th (SL) and 10th (GS) at the NCAAs; six top-5 finishes during the carnival season, including 3rd (SL) at UNH, 3rd (GS) at UVM and 4th (SL) and 5th (GS) at Bates; was the top ‘Cat in 6 of 14 races. 2008: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; All-East Team; 13th in the SL at the NCAAs; 2nd in both the SL and the GS at the EISAs; Bogner Women’s Alpine Point Champion; dominated the SL during the carnival season with one first-place finish, two runner-up finishes, a third-place finish and a fourth-place effort. 2007: All-America Team (SL, GS); NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; EISA Alpine Rookie of the Year; EISA Women’s Alpine Points Champion; All-East Team; 14 top-10 finishes, including seven 1st-place efforts; 1st in the SL at the EISAs; 3rd in both SL and GS at the NCAAs.

Aliza Aylward

Sr. • Business Marketing Warren, Vermont 2009: Seven top-20 efforts, including 11th (GS) and 18th (SL) at the EISAs; 9th (GS) and 12th (SL) at the UNH Carnival; 13th (GS) and 17th (SL) at the Bates Carnival; also pointed for the ‘Cats in both the SL (11th place) and GS (21st) at the UVM Carnival; 2007: Placed 19th and 23rd in the GS at the UVM Carnival.

Aileen Farrell Sr. • Communication Ottawa, Ontario

2009: All-America Team (SL, GS); All-East Second Team; placed in the top-10 in 13 of 14 races, including 5th (SL) and 8th (GS) at the NCAAs; was the top ‘Cat in eight races; 2nd (GS) and 8th (SL) at UNH; 4th (GS) and 7th (SL) at UVM; 6th (GS) and 9th (SL) at the EISAs. 2008: All-America Team (SL); 6th (SL) at the NCAAs; 16th (GS) at the EISAs; top-10 slalom finishes at the UVM Carnival (4th) and the St. Lawrence Carnival (7th); 12th (SL) at the Dartmouth Carnival; 8th (GS) at the Bates Carnival; 12th in the GS at both Williams and UVM. 2007: All-America Team (GS); 7th (GS) and 14th (SL) at the NCAAs; six top-10 finishes during the carnival season, including 4th and 6th in the two GS competitions at UVM.

Cynthia Tessier

Sr. • Business Administration: Accounting and Venture Creation Rawdon, Quebec 2009: 16th (GS) and 24th (SL) at the NCAAs; nine top-20 efforts in the carnival season, including 3rd (GS) and 11th (SL) at UNH; 10th (SL) at UVM; 12th (GS) and 14th (SL) at the EISAs. 2008: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; 15th in both the SL and GS at the EISAs; 9th (SL) at the Williams Carnival; 11th (SL) at the Bates Carnival; 13th (GS) at the St. Lawrence Carnival; 15th (SL) at the UVM Carnival. 2007: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; All-East Second Team; 21st (SL) at the NCAAs; 14th (SL) and 15th (GS) at the EISAs; six top-10 finishes during the carnival season; 4th in the GS at both the UVM and St. Michaels carnivals; 4th (SL) at UNH. 

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top alpine profiles – men

Paul Atkinson

So. • Business: Economics Toronto, Ontario 2009: NCAA Skiing Championships qualifier (ranked 14th in the East); 8th (SL) and 25th (GS) at the EISAs; including the EISAs, recorded five top-10 finishes in six slalom races during the carnival season; pointed for the ‘Cats in four of those races; 6th at Middlebury; 7th at Dartmouth; 8th at Bates; 10th at UVM; in the GS, season-best 22nd place at Dartmouth.

Mike Cremeno

Sr. • Economics Pembroke, New Hampshire 2009: All-America Team (GS); NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; All-East Second Team; 6th (GS) and 26th (SL) at the NCAAs; seven top-20 finishes in the carnival season, including four top-10 efforts in the GS; 3rd (SL) at the EISAs; 2nd (GS) at UVM; 3rd (GS) at UNH; 6th (GS) at Middlebury; 7th (GS) at Dartmouth. 2008: All-East Second-Team; 16th (SL) at the EISAs; 26th (SL) at the NCAAs; 2nd (GS) at Dartmouth; 7th (GS) at Williams; led UNH in the SL at the St. Lawrence Carnival (9th place). 2007: Redshirt season. 2006: NCAA Skiing Championships qualifier; 3rd (GS) at Dartmouth; 4th (GS) at Williams.

Willie Ford

Sr. • Communication Plymouth, New Hampshire 2009: All-America Team (SL, GS); NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; All-East First Team; top-10 finish in 13 of 14 races, including 8th (GS) and 9th (SL) at the NCAAs; eight top-5 finishes, including first place in both the SL and GS at Dartmouth; 1st (GS) and 3rd (SL) at UNH; 2nd (GS) at Bates; 3rd (GS) and 4th (SL) at UVM; 6th (GS) and 8th (SL) at EISAs. 2008: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; All-East Second Team; 11th (SL) at the NCAAs; 7th (GS) and 10th (SL) at the EISAs; eight top-15 finishes during the carnival season; 4th (SL) at Williams; 5th (SL) at Bates; three 5th-place finishes in the GS – at Williams, UVM and St. Lawrence. 2007: Selected as men’s alpine team MVP; 18th (SL) at the NCAAs; five top-10 finishes during the carnival season; 3rd (SL) at St. Michael’s; was the top ‘Cat in both the SL (8th) and GS (12th) at the EISAs; 6th (SL) at Williams; 7th (GS) at UNH; 8th (GS) at UVM.

Ethan Weibrecht

Jr. • RMP Program Administration Lake Placid, New York 2009: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; NCAA Skiing Championships qualifier (ranked 17th in the East); seven top-20 efforts, including five in the SL; 5th (SL) at Bates; 12th (SL) at UVM; 13th (SL) at Middlebury; in the GS, season-best of 16th at UVM; 17th (GS) at UNH. 2008: Recorded UNH’s best effort at the UVM Carnival in the slalom (11th place); 15th (SL) at Williams; 14th (SL) and 22nd (GS) at St. Lawrence.

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alpine profiles Hilary Andross

Zach Clayton

Jr. • English Teaching Franconia, New Hampshire

So. • Undeclared, Liberal Arts Manassa, Virginia

BEFORE UNH: Graduated from Burke Mountain Academy; her father, a 1976 UNH graduate, skied for the Wildcats.


Dana Daukss

Neil Hansen

Jr. • Biochemistry Belmont, Michigan

Jr. • Civil Engineering Amherst, New Hampshire

2009: Competed in two carnivals; 23rd (SL) at UNH; 29th (GS) at Middlebury. BEFORE UNH: Skied for Win Alpine.

BEFORE UNH: Graduated from Waterville Valley Academy.

Kristen McNeill

Viktor Hlas

Jr. • Biochemistry Bloomington, Minnesota

Sr. • Civil Engineering Winnipeg, Manitoba

BEFORE UNH: Raced for the Buck Hill Ski team... was third in the J1, J2 Junior Olympics... fifth in the slalom at the central fis championships...competed in the 2007 US National

Alex Norden

James MacMahon

Sr. • English Literature Eaton, New Hampshire

Sr. • Pre-Vet Unity, New Hampshire

2009: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; competed at five of six carnivals; 11th (SL) at the EISAs; 15th in both the SL and GS at UNH; 15th (SL) at Bates. 2008: 11th (SL) and 26 (GS) at the EISAs; pointed in the GS at both UVM (17th place) and Bates (26th). 2007: 6th (SL) at the EISAs.

2009: Competed in four carnivals; in the SL, season best of 19th at Bates; in the GS, season best of 20th at UNH. BEFORE UNH: A Killington Mountain School graduate; did a post graduate year with Romark Ski Academy.

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2008: Had a 21st-place slalom finish in the season-opener at Bates. 2007: Finished 17th in the slalom at the Dartmouth Carnival.

alpine profiles Sam Norden Jr. • Comm. Science & Disorders Eaton, New Hampshire 2009: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; competed at two carnivals; season-best effort of 26th place (GS) at the EISAs. BEFORE UNH: Skied for the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Team.

alpine and Nordic recruits


Catherine Blanchard

Kelsey Hoar

Fr. • Kinesiology: Exercise Science Eastman, Quebec Alpine

Fr. • Undeclared, HHS Shaftsbury, Vermont Nordic

BEFORE UNH: ‘06 graduate of La Ruche; also attended Helene-Baulle and Carillon; won the J-1 women’s national championship in 2006; ‘04 Basketball Player of the Year; ‘06 Athlete of the Year

BEFORE UNH: ‘09 graduate of Mt. Anthony Union H.S.; All-State team 2007-08-09; led Nordic team to the state title in ‘07 and ‘08; 3rd place in both the classic and skate at 2009 states; in cross country, qualified for New Englands in ‘07 and ‘08.

Marie-Elaine Lepine

Kvehl McDermott

Fr. • Undeclared, Business Mont-Tremblay, Quebec Alpine

Fr. • Political Science Putney, Vermont Nordic

BEFORE UNH: ‘06 graduate of College St. Annede-Lachine; also attended GMVS.

BEFORE UNH: ‘09 graduate of Brattleboro Union H.S.; qualified for the J2 Championships in 2005-07; invited to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center; qualified for the Eastern H.S. Championships (2005-


Taylor Burton

Megan Trow

Fr. • Civil Engineering Breckenridge, Colorado Alpine

Fr. • Undeclared, LA Walpole, New Hampshire Nordic

BEFORE UNH: ‘08 graduate of Rowland Hall St. Mark’s; in first year of J2 competition, recorded three 3rd place finishes; in second year at J2, two 2nd place finishes.

BEFORE UNH: ‘09 graduate of Fall Mountain Regional H.S.; D-III state champion in the classic; 2nd place (classic) at Meet of Champions; participated at Eastern H.S. Championships in ‘08 and ‘09.

Liz Guiney

Erik Lindgren

Fr. • Undeclared, LSA Park City, Utah Nordic

Fr. • Physics Pitea, Sweden Nordic

BEFORE UNH: ‘09 graduate of Park City H.S.; AllState Academic Team in both skiing and cross country as a senior; Jr. Olympics (2006-09); ranked as an All-American every year; 3 silver medals at ‘07 J.O.; 2 silvers at ‘09 J.O.; J1 Scandanavian Cup Trip in ‘09.

BEFORE UNH: At the ‘09 Jr. Swedish Championships, placed 5th in the 20K pursuit and 15th in the 10K classic; in ‘07, 2nd in the Jr. Swedish Championships 3x10K classic relay; also skied for the Stromnas GIF club team.

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Top Nordic profiles – women

Danielle Baron

So. • Undeclared Gilford, New Hampshire

2009: Competed at four carvinals; 28th (15K free) and 32nd (5K classic) at the EISAs; that was her highest placing of the season in the free; in the classic, recorded her best finish of 18th place at UNH; pointed for the ‘Cats in the 10K classic (34th place) at UVM and the 5K classic (28th) at Bates.

Anya Caldwell Bean So. • Nutritional Sciences Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

2009: Competed in all six carnivals; season best 24th place in both the 15K free and 5K classic races at the EISAs; pointed for the ‘Cats in the classic at that event; also earned team points with 31st place in the 10K classic at Middlebury; 25th place in the 10K free at UNH. BEFORE UNH: Skied for Holderness and the Stratton Mountain School... also played field hockey and was selected to the All-New England team in 2006... her father skied at UNH... both of her parents, Howie Bean and Jennifer Caldwell, were on the US Ski Team.

Natasha Kullas

Jr. • Kinesiology: Exercise Science Timmons, Ontario

2009: Competed at three carnivals; top ‘Cat with 3rd place in the classic sprints at UNH; 12th in the 5K free at UVM; 14th in the 10K free at UNH; 15th in the 5K classic at Dartmouth. 2008: 35th place in the 5K free and 39th in the 15K classic at the NCAAs; 6th in the 10K classic at the EISAs and 14th in the 5K free; 8th in the 5K free at Williams; earned two top-10 finishes in classic races during the carnival season. BEFORE UNH: Was the top Canadian skier; skied with the Porcupine Ski Runners.

Katie Miller

Jr. • Sociology, Justice Studies Lenox, Massachusetts

2009: Competed in all six carnivals; earned team points with 21st place in the 15K free at the EISAs; pointed in both the classic and free events at Middlebury, Dartmouth and Bates; also earned points with 12th place in the 10K free at UNH; that was her top finish of the season in the free; in the classic, top effort was 24th at Dartmouth. 2008: 12th in the 5K free at the EISAs; four top-20 finishes in the 5K free during the carnival season, including 15th at Bates; placed in the 10K classic at Bates, St. Lawrence and Dartmouth. Before unh: A top-three skier from Massachusetts; competed in the Eastern High School Championships; her brother Joey skied for the Wildcats. 

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top Nordic profiles – men

Erick Anderson

Sr. • Physical Education, Biology: Molecular, Cellular Development Maplewood, Minnesota

2009: Competed at four carnivals; season-high finish of 24th in the 20K free at Bates. 2008: In the 20K classic, finished 24th at Dartmouth 30th at St. Lawrence. 2007: Earned points in four races during the carnival season; led the Wildcats in the 20K classic at Dartmouth; 18th at the Vermont Winter Carnival in the 20K classic.

Steven Bedard

Jr. • Business Marketing, Community & Environment Planning Cheshire, Massachusetts

2009: Competed in five of six carnivals; was the top ‘Cat four times and pointed in four other races; 2nd place in the classic sprint at UNH; 9th in the 20K free at Bates; 18th in the 15K free at Dartmouth; 21st in the 10K free at UNH and the 15K classic at UVM. 2008: Team-best in both the 10K classic (16th place) and free sprint (9th) at UVM; top ‘Cat in both the 10K classic (15th) and the 10K free (16th) at Bates. BEFORE UNH: Skied for Hoosac Valley High School and Stratton Mountain School; a three-time Junior National skier; a Massachusetts State Champion; the Eastern High School Championships overall winner.

Michael Lessard

Sr. • Program Administration Greene, Maine

2009: NCAA All-Academic Ski Team; competed in all six carnivals; pointed in five races and was the top ‘Cat in the 10K classic (22nd place) at Middlebury; three other top-25 efforts, including 21st in the 20K free at Bates; 24th in the 15K classic and 25th in the 10K free at UVM. 2008: 24th in the 10K free and 30th in the 15K classic at the EISAs; finished 19th in both the 10K free and the 20K classic at Dartmouth; team-best 17th place in the 10K free at St. Lawrence; 16th in the 10K free at St. Lawrence; also pointed in the 10K free at Williams and the 10K classic at Vermont. Before unh: Maine Classic state champion in ‘06; led Leavitt Area H.S. to an Eastern H.S. title.

Dylan McGuffin

Sr. • Forestry Concord, New Hampshire

2009: Competed in all six carnivals; was the top ‘Cat six times and pointed in all 12 races; UNH’s top finisher in both the 10K classic (13th) and 20K free (17th) at the EISAs; also the top ‘Cat in both the 20K free (4th) and 10K classic (18th) at Bates; 11th in the free at both Dartmouth and UVM. 2008: 10th in the 10K free and 16th in the 15K classic at the EISAs; was the top ‘Cat in four races during the carnival season, including 7th in the 10K free at Dartmouth; part of the 3x3 relay team that finished third at Williams. BEFORE UNH: A transfer from Bates College; a Junior National and Eastern Regional skier.

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Nordic profiles Stephanie Kramer

Abby Taylor

Jr. • Biology Bow, New Hampshire

Jr. • Nutrition, Biology Pittsford, New York

2009: Competed at the UNH carnival. BEFORE UNH: Skied for Bow High School; represented N.H. at the Eastern High School Championships.

2009: Competed at two carnivals. BEFORE UNH: Skied at the N.Y. State Championships in 2006 & 2007 and in the Junior Nationals in 2007.

Jenny Luoma

Katie Walsh

Sr. • Mechanical Engineering Maple Grove, Minnesota

So. • Biology Stillwater, Minnesota

2009: Competed at the Bates carnival; BEFORE UNH: Was a Junior National skier... made the Junior National Biathlon Team in 2007.

2009: Competed at two carnivals; seasonbest 32nd in the classic sprint at UNH. BEFORE UNH: Skied for Stillwater Area High School; girls team won the ‘08 high school Nordic state title.

Maureen McAuliffe

Andrew Clemence

So. • Undeclared, L.A. Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Jr. •Earth Science, Mechanical Engineering • Falmouth, Maine

2009: Competed at the UNH carnival. BEFORE UNH: Attended Hopkinton High School; two-time (2007 & 2008) high school state champion.

2009: Competed at two carnivals. BEFORE UNH: A New York Junior Olympic Skier in 2006.

Danielle McVicar

Dan Guiney

So. • Business: Economics Kanato, Ontario

So. • Undeclared, L.A. Salt Lake City, Utah

2009: Competed at three carnivals; season-high 28th place in the classic sprints at UNH.


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2009: Competed in five of six carnivals; earned points in the 10K classic (34th place) at the EISAs and 10K free (26th) at UNH; in the classic, season high of 28th at UVM. BEFORE UNH: 5th and two 15th place efforts at ‘07 Jr. Olympics; 16th at ‘05 JO.

Nordic profiles Harrison Harb

Kevin Rose

Jr. • Philosophy, Political Science Contoocook, New Hampshire

Sr. • Computer Science Honeoye Falls, New York

2009: Competed at three carnivals and pointed in three of six races; season-best 23rd place in the 10K free at UVM. 2008: 28th in the 10K classic at UVM.

2009: Competed at two carnivals. BEFORE UNH: Was a Jr. National skier; a two-time Jr. National racer and N.Y. champion in ‘04.

Nick Mancuso

Perry Thomas

So. • Kinesiology: Phys Ed Pedagogy New Paltz, New York

So. • Undeclared Rindge, New Hampshire

2009: Competed at two carnivals.

Tom Regan So. • Math Statistics Freeport, Maine 2009: Competed at one carnival.

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UNH Hall of fame skiers

Name (class)

Year Inducted Name (class)

Edward Blood (‘34) Ralph Townsend (‘49) Ernest Pederson (‘30) Paul Toolin (‘28) Carl Paulson (‘15) Jere Chase (‘36) Silas Dunklee (‘46) Gunner D. Michelson (‘26) Jon B. Riisnaes (‘56) Gail Bigglestone (‘60) Kelly Milligan (‘86) Patty Ross-Tran (‘82)

1982 1982 1983 1983 1984 1985 1985 1991 1993 1994 1994 1996

Year Inducted

Virginia E. Parker (‘46) Sheldon S. “Moe” Vamey (‘50) Pamel “Muzzy” Smith Alexander (‘81) Jill Sickels Matlock (‘86) Gail Helfer (‘75) Nancy Gustafson (‘88) Maria Hasset (‘94) Marty Hall (‘71) Susanne Fortier (‘71) Patrick Weaver (‘93) Grover Daniels (‘79)

1997 1997 1997 1997 1999 1999 2001 2002 2004 2006 2008

U.S. Ski team members



Howie Bean Kelly Milligan Patty Ross Mike Hussey Patrick Weaver

1976 1984 1984 1986 1998, 02



Scott Doughty Leanne Smith Peter Daskoulious Bob Treadwell Julie Wolny

2002 2006, 07 1971 1976-79 1986-87




Ed Blood Peter Daskoulious Marty Hall Kelly Milligan

1932, 36 1976 1972, 76, 84, 88, 92 1984



Patty Ross Patrick Weaver Robel Teklemariam

1984 1998, 02 2006

All-Time Coaches



Terry Aldrich Tom Barstow Rex Bell Paul Berton Ed Blood Jere Chase Paul Sweet Tom Upham

Gail Bigglestone Marilyn Cochran Buzzy Davis Rob Hamilton Mary Heller Cory Schwartz Lex Scourby Scott Young

Combined Phil Astrachan Brian Blank Bill McQuade Cory Schwartz Kurt Simard RJ Turner

Endowments Grover Daniels Alpine Fund 12

UNH Ski Team Endowment

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Thomas Putnam Endowment




John Kendall Kim Kendall Bruce Cunningham Howie Bean Grover Daniels Pam Smith Kelly Milligan Mike Hussey Iver Dahl Jill Listowich Patrick Weaver Maria Hasset Kate Thomas Hayden Barile Frazier Blair Kristin Downs Janice Rossi


1970, 71 1972, 73 1971, 72 1977 1979 1981 1982 1985 1990, 92 1991 1991 1992, 94 1993 1994, 95 1994 1994 1994


Susie Easterly 1995 Emily Cartwright 1996 Matt Regan 1996 Coreen Woodbury 1997 Greg Blaisdell 2000, 01, 02, 03 Cristin Copeland 2000, 02 Chris Wolski 2000 Heather Plimpton 2000 Syd Mikkleson 2003, 05 John Martz 2005 Stephanie Vaughn 2005, 06 Joe Dunn 2006 Sean McNamara 2006, 08, 09 Veronique Archambault-Leger 2007,09 Aileen Farrell 2007, 08, 09 Michael Cremeno 2009 Willie Ford 2009

National Champions




Roy Weaver John Kendall Kim Kendall Nancy Gustafson Scott Doughty Patrick Weaver Patrick Weaver

Junior Nordic Combined Ski Meister Ski Meister Disabled Biathlon Relay 20 km U.S. National Relay

1968 1970, 71 1972, 73 1988 1998 1998 1998

NCAA Skiing Championships


1955 1958 1961 1970 1971 1972 1973 1977 1978 1979 1980

Finish 5th 6th 5th 7th 5th 7th 9th 8th 8th 9th 9th

Year Finish

1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

12th 12th 9th 7th 7th 8th 9th 11th 10th 10th 10th

Year Finish

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

9th 10th 8th 9th 10th 11th 10th 9th 8th 11th 9th

Year Finish

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

10th 14th 12th 9th 11th 11th 9th

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Dr. Mark Huddleston president

Mark W. Huddleston is the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire. He brings three decades of experience in public and private higher education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator, most recently as president of Ohio Wesleyan University. His term at UNH commenced in July 2007. Huddleston began his academic career at the State University of New York-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. He then joined the faculty of the University of Delaware in 1980, where he remained for the next 24 years. Dr. Huddleston chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. He was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2001, where he managed 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full time faculty and staff, and served in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. Having received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY-Buffalo, Huddleston went on to receive both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An author of numerous books and articles, he has been active as a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an advisor in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Huddleston was raised in Syracuse and spent 24 years at the University of Delaware in various capacities. He and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles.

Marty Scarano athletic director

Marty Scarano is in the midst of his 10th year as Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. There have been over $8.5 million in capitol improvements since his hiring in the summer of 2000. In the fall of ‘08, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. In the summer of ‘07, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in ‘07, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano brought about the completion of the Reggie Atkins Track and Field Facility in the summer of 2000. The addition of a center-ice scoreboard and message board at the Whittemore Center was completed in ‘01, and in ‘02 both Memorial Field and Bremner Field were renovated to feature state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lighting. In addition, construction was completed to enlarge and improve the women’s locker rooms in the UNH Field House. Two other major improvements to benefit UNH’s student-athletes have been the renovation of the Jerry Azumah Performance Center for Strength and Conditioning and a complete overhaul of the Student-Athlete Academic Center. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, UNH has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department was host of highly-successful NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009, and Manchester will once again be the site of the Northeast Regionals in 2011. UNH has had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Fours in the Whittemore Center (‘02 and ‘05). In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley, as well as the ‘05 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional, which took place at the Whittemore Center. This past season, men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, the men’s and women’s skiing and gymnastics teams, as well as members of men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams, all competed in the NCAA postseason. With all of these initiatives and accomplishments, UNH athletics has consistently been ranked in the top 90 programs among all D-I institutions in the battle for the NACDA Directors Cup, which is well ahead of nearly all of UNH’s conference opponents. 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. Additionally, 17 coaches have won 54 Coach of the Year awards during Scarano’s tenure. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for FCS football in the Northeast region. Scarano was also awarded the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the Year for the FCS. Scarano also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-2006 and 2006-07.


University of New Hampshire Skiing

Support Staff

Steve Metcalf

Joanne Maldari

senior associate athletic director

assistant athletic director academic support

Steve Metcalf is in his 11th year at the University of New Hampshire, having served the athletic department in a number of different capacities over the years. Currently he is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations. In this role he oversees 12 sports, all the facilities and capital projects, event management and championships, scheduling and assists the Director of Athletics in the daily operation of the department. Metcalf directly oversees 12 of the 20 sports that UNH has – women’s ice hockey, men’s soccer, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track. He also oversees the athletic event management and all UNH-hosted conference and NCAA Championships. UNH has hosted numerous NCAA Championships in men’s and women’s ice hockey, gymnastics and skiing, including two Women’s Ice Hockey National Championships and most recently the NCAA Skiing National Championship. Metcalf was born in England, and holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from UNH. He and his wife Diane, who is an Associate Athletic Director at Harvard, have one daughter, Lauren.

Paul Chapman

strength and conditioning director

Paul Chapman is in the midst of his seventh year as the strength and conditioning director at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure at UNH, he helped coordinate the building of the state-of-the-art Jerry Azumah Performance Center, and his efforts have been key in guiding UNH athletes to NCAA appearances in men’s and women’s hockey, gymnastics, volleyball, women’s lacrosse, track and field, and skiing. 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. 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 testing. 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 a M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of North Dakota in 1994.

Athletic excellence is part of the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire ski team. The primary measure of achievement is the studentathlete’s success in the classroom. New Hampshire also has one of the top graduation rates in the country for studentathletes. UNH is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete’s ability to achieve academic excellence. Realizing the time commitment the athletes give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available to Wildcat skiers 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 Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services since 1994 is Joanne Maldari, a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross who went on the earn her master’s degree in Athletic Counseling at Springfield College. She was recognized for her outstanding efforts at UNH by receiving the University’s 2001 Academic Advising Award. Before coming to Durham, Maldari served athletic counseling internships at Springfield and Central Connecticut State University.

John Ciani

strength and conditioning associate director

John Ciani, a native of the San Diego, Calif. area, enters his third year as an associate director of strength and conditioning at the University; he had held the position of UNH strength and conditioning assistant coach for

four years. Ciani’s efforts have been key in guiding UNH student-athletes to NCAA appearances in both women’s and men’s ice hockey, football, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, skiing, track and field. Ciani came to UNH from the University of North Dakota, where he worked under Paul Chapman, the Wildcats’ current director of strength and conditioning, as an assistant with the men’s ice hockey, football, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s basketball and baseball teams. Ciani is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Level 1 Coach through USA-Weightlifting. He is completing his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. After graduating from Escondido High School, Ciani went on to Long Beach State University, where he earned his B.A. in Psychology in 2000.

University of New Hampshire Skiing


31 Top-10 NCAA Finishes

33 All-Americans 53 All-American Selections

7 National Champions

7 Olympians


University of New Hampshire Skiing

Thomas Putnam Endowment The University of New Hampshire recently announced a $1 million leadership gift for UNH’s ski program, given by Thomas P. Putnam, former chairman of the Markem Corporation in Keene and a former member of the UNH ski team. Putnam skied for UNH in the mid 1960s, and was captain of the freshman ski team before leaving the University to join the U.S. Army.

, Front Row (Left to Right): Mindy Regii, Thomas Putnam, Veronique Archambault-Leger

Second Row: Diedre Lynch, Julie Schwartz, Cory Schwartz, Meghan Burns Third Row: Tim Baucom, Bill Young, Bob Treadwell, Joe Dunn, Paul Berton Back Row: Andrew Morehouse, Rex Bell, Steve Metcalf, Grover Daniels, Marty Scarano, Tommy Eckfeldt, Peter Middleton

A committee to oversee the fund-raising effort includes names long familiar to New Hampshire skiing circles. Chaired by Attorney Jack Middleton, president of McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton law firm, committee members include Phil Gravink, North Country ski enthusiast who, prior to his retirement, ran Loon, Cannon and Attitash ski areas; Penny Pitou of Sanbornton, a New Hampshire native and the first American to win an Olympic downhill medal; Kennett “Skip” Kendall, Jr., of Durham, former CEO of Kendall Insurance and an avid skier; Attorney Ann McLane Kuster of Hopkinton; Peter Powell, owner of Peter W. Powell Real Estate in Lancaster; Attorney Jack Sanders, UNH Class of 1959; Betty Tamposi, UNH alumna and member of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees; and UNH alumnus William “Bill” Young, vice president of commercial banking for Federal Savings Bank in Dover and a member of the UNH ski team in the 1980s. Both the men’s and women’s ski teams recorded a grade point average exceeding 3.1 in 2007 and carried the highest grade point average of all UNH varsity teams. UNH skiers also have finished among the NCAA Skiing Championships top 10 in 16 of the past 22 years with six individual national champions since 1954.

University of New Hampshire

2010 winter carnival schedule

Alpine venue

Nordic venue

15-16 St. Lawrence 22-23 St. Michael’s

Whiteface Smugglers Notch

Mt. Van Hovenberg Sleepy Hollow

February 5-7 Vermont 12-13 Dartmouth 19-20 Williams 26-27 EISAs *

Stowe Dartmouth Skiway Jiminy Peak Snow Bowl

Trapps Family Lodge Oak Hill Prospect Mountain Rikert Touring Center

Howelson Hill

Steamboat Springs Resort



10-13 NCAAs **

* hosted by Middlebury College ** hosted by University of Colorado

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UNH ski media guide 2009-10  

This is the 2009-10 publication of the University of New Hampshire ski team's media guide.

UNH ski media guide 2009-10  

This is the 2009-10 publication of the University of New Hampshire ski team's media guide.