UNH Heads to Northeastern November 17thThe University of New Hampshire willl be heading to Brookline, Massachussets to play in the Northeastern University jamboree on Sunday November 17th. Below is the schedule of games for the day, and bolded are UNH's game times. Please come out and show your support for the Wildcats in one of the last fall ball events of the season!
Schedule of Games on November 17th. All games played @ Parsons Field on Kent St in Brookline MA!
12:30 - UVM v UNH 1:30 - BC v UVM 2:30 - UNH v NU 3:30 - NU v UVM 4:30 - BC v UNH 5:30 - NU v BC
UNH Downs Bridgton In Preseason Match-UpThe UNH Lacrosse team showed their resiliance and composure as they claimed a victory over Bridgton Academy on Saturday afternoon. With an end result of 13-10, the Wildcats were able to put their new offensive skills to the test, scoring the most goals they have in a match this season.
David Nardella, currently out with an injury, thought his team played to their full potential. "From the very first possession, I knew our offense was going to have a good day. We were patient, we had a good energy and we were sticking our shots. I thought this game was a good tune up for the jamboree at Northeastern in a few weeks." The Wildcats are looking to head into a successful regular season and have their eyes on a championship. With this win against Bridgton, the players are realizing this goal is very much attainable. "Our offense is already clicking, which is a very good sign considering it's only fall ball. If we keep heading in the direction we are now, there is no doubt in my mind that we will win the PCLL." said Kyle Pratte, one of the ground ball leaders (5) of the day for UNH.
"We had a hot start but let Bridgton get back in the game on four straight goals. However, once again I'm seeing resilience and composure out of this team, and that's why we won. It's a winning combination, and the presence of those qualities bodes well for us." Said head coach Ben Clark. The defense was played a large part in the resiliant push, and was crucial in the win for UNH. Both goalkeepers played strong in net, as Marty Gorman made 11 saves in the first half and Connor Nolan made 9 saves in the second.
Nolan was also happy with his team's play saying the difference between the 2013 and 2014 season is team chemistry. "It is night and day. Our offense is operating like a well-oiled machine, and our defense is as strong as we always knew it could be. I can't remember the last time we put up nine goals in a half, and I think its a testament to how well we are working together as a team."
The offense for the Wildcats was produced from the following:
Stohrer 4 Goals, Carbone 3 Goals 1 Assist, J. Auger 2 Goals 2 Assist, Maloney 1 Goal 1 Assist, T. Auger 1 Goal, Gauvin 1 Goal, Mumford 1 Goal, McCarthy 2 Assists, Benoit 2 Assists.
Ground Balls: Pratte 5, Marino 5, T. Ball 4, Marinelli 5
Next up for the Wildcats will be the Northeastern University Fall Ball Jamboree on Sunday, November 17th, 2013.
Newcomers To Make Big Impact In 2014 The 2014 UNH Lacrosse team is happy to announce an addition of ten newcomers to their roster. These athletes are accustomed to success and are already making an impact in the preseason. Coach Ben Clark had much to say about these rookies, and with the goal of a championship this season, the expectations to perform are high. "This group of rookies are important not only for their skill, but also for their discipline and commitment. We've asked several of them to play different roles than what they are used to, and they are really embracing their roles. I fully expect this group of rookies to make major contributions this season, in all phases of the game" stated Clark. The UNH family is happy to have these additions to the team and are optimistic about their performance this season.
The 2013-2014 UNH Lacrosse Rookies:
13 Jamie Marino Defense/LSM 5-10 165 Norwalk, Connecticut / Norwalk High School Defensive MVP for Norwalk High School. Also played Football for Norwalk. Majoring in Envionmental and Natural Resource Economics at UNH.
41 Mike Carbone Midfield 5-7 165 Marshfiled, Massachussets/ Marshfield High School Boston Herald and Patriot Ledger All Scholastic Team. ACL All Star. Lacrosse MVP. Also played hockey where his team won the state championship. Competed in the Shriners All State game. Honor Student. Majoring in Business Administration at UNH.
39 Jeremy Mumford Midfield 6-0 165 Exeter, New Hampshire / Exeter High School MVP varsity hockey and scholastic athlete award. Played soccer, hockey and lacrosse for the Blue Hawks. Majoring in Business at UNH.
99 Mitchell Burke Midfield 5-9 175 Amherst, New Hampshire/Bishop Guertin High School Majoring in Business Administration at UNH.
45 Andrew Erikson Midfield 6-1 186 Andover, Massachussets/Andover H.S/The Fighting Clams Junior and Senior year first team all conference. Senior year-Captain. Also played hockey at Andover High School. Majoring in Business at UNH.
34 Nathan Seed Midfield 5-8 150 North Reading, Massachussets/North Reading H.S/Elite Gulls/Croart Lacrosse Club Cape Ann League all star. Offensive Player of the Year. Citizenship Award. Also played Basketball for North Reading. Majoring in Civil Engineering at UNH.
42 Ryan Peel Defense 5-10 180 New London, New Hampshire/Proctor Academy First team all conference in Football. Also participated in Football and Ski Racing at Proctor Academy. Undeclard in major at UNH.
18 Taylor Maniatty Midfield 6-1 180 Avon, Connecticut / Avon High School Scholar Athlete. All Conference. Lacrosse Captain. Participated in Connecticut Super Juniors and played Soccer for Avon High School. Majoring in Mechanical Engineering at UNH.
17 Adam Hale Attack 6-2 210 Newfields, New Hampshire/Exeter High School Scholar athlete at Exeter High School. Also played Hockey for the Blue Hawks. Majoring in Business Administration/Marketing at UNH.
38 Colin MacArthur Midfield 5-9 160 Exeter, New Hampshire / Exeter High School Received the Donald Litzleman Award in Lacrosse. Also played Hockey for the Blue Hawks. Majoring in Management Information Systems at UNH.
Successful Weekend Brings Enthusiasm For Season Over the course of the day at the annual Southern New Hampshire Lacrosse jamborree, the UNH Lacrosse team found success in different areas of their game, and with that, started to become extremely optimisic in their future in the MCLA. Coach Ben Clark stated that "I agree with my coaching staff, we will be successful and at the top. I think we could be competeing for a confrence championship this year." The Wildcats went 1-2 on the day, losing to NCAA Division II Franklin Pierce 7-6 and to Saint Anslems College 8-6. In thier first match of the day versus host team Southern New Hampshire, the Wildcats came out on top 8-6.
Captain Dave Nardella said that this year is "Different." "It is an entireley different energy, last season we had some adversity, we got rattled easy, and were not able to bounce back. This year our team chemistry is so strong that we are a brand new team and this is going to improve our game tremendously." Echoing his statement, Captain Connor Nolan said that one of the reasons he feels that this team is so different is because of the new coaching staff. "I personally am exicted to see what more coach Eisman and Long can do. Last year Coach Clark and Coach Small had to take alot of responsibility for our entire game, with these new coaches, we have a fresh view of our offense, and we are able to specialize on so many different things to be a strong team, as a whole."
The freshman would have to agree. Molding nicely with this new squad, and scoring his first goal of the season Mike Carbone is very enthusiastic about his team's start. "I love this game, and love this team. It is really fun playing with new people. I think were are going to be a contender this season, we have banded together quickly and strongly."Similarly, fresman Andrew Erikson stated, "After our first game, it made me more pumped up for the season. Everything we have practiced was executed to some degree and we can only improve. I love going in a positive in new direction in this game, and I can tell we are loooking towards a successful season."
This jamboree was nothing short of successful, especially in the sense of teamwork. Eleven different Wildcats scored over a course of three games, and six of those eleven had multiple assists. The scoring went as follows;
Jeff Auger (3 goals, 3 assists), Conner McCarthy (2 goals, 3 assists), Tom Aguer (3 goals, 1 assist), Alex Hutchins (3 goals, 1 assist), Brendan Maloney (2 goals, 1 assist), Tom Ball (2 goals), Conor Ryan (1 goal, 1 assist), Mike Carbone (1 goal), Chris Benoit (1 goal, Andrew Erikson (1 goal), Gamble Morrison (1 goal).
"Nobody will ever out team us" said Coach Eisemen. "This is the most excited I have ever been about the sport of lacrosse in my entire life. We have showed we are a team, and that is what is going to contiune to show." This core group the coaching staff wants. They are responding well to the new staff, and are destined for success.
Men's Lacrosse Welcomes New Faces To 2014 SquadThe 2013-2014 UNH Men's Lacrosse team is very happy to welcome new offensive coordinator Scott Eiseman, and assistant offensive coordinator Ty Long to the Wildcat's coaching staff.
Coach Eiseman comes from an extensive background with Arlington Youth Lacrosse in Massachusetts. He was a 1999 graduate of UNH, where he played lacrosse under Jim Urquhart. Coach Eiseman enjoyed an extremely successful five year span as head coach of the Arlington High School Varsity Lacrosse team from 2003-2007, being named the Greater Boston League Coach of the Year, Boston Globe Coach of the Year, and Eastern Massachusetts Division 2 Coach of the Year.
Coach Long is a 2013 graduate of Pymouth State University, where he was an integral part of the Panthers' offense, and a two year captain. His enthusiasm and natural leadership will shine throughout the 2013-2014 season.
The UNH Lacrosse family is happy to have these new coaches insight, and we look forward to their future successes!