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					                                     View from the Hill
                                             CHARGER ATHLETICS
                                                                                                             First Team All-Region by the
                                                                                                             NFCA. She logged 21 wins and
                                                                                                             struck out 227 batters in her
                                                                                                             first collegiate season. Fellow
                                                                                                             freshman Nicole Downs ’09
                                                                                                             Criminal Justice, also earned
                                                                                                             All-Conference and All-Region
                                                                                                             honors after batting over .400
                                                                                                             in league play at second base.


                                                                                                             Track and Field


                                                                                                             T
                                                                                                                   rack and Field’s
                                                                                                                   Steven Jussaume ’07
                                                                                                                   Fire Science, finished
                                                                                                             thirteenth nationally in the
                                                                                                             hammer throw, wrapping up
                                                                                                             his UNH career with a second
                                                                                                             consecutive NCAA qualifica-
                                                  Graduate student Tommy Myette made the most of his         tion. Jussaume was voted First
                                                  only season in blue and gold, leading all NCAA divisions   Team ESPN the Magazine
                                                  with a school-record .503 batting average
                                                                                                             Academic All-District for his
                                                                                                             academic work, after being
                                                                                                             voted UNH’s Male Athlete of
                                                                                                             the Year.
A BANNER YEAR                    Championships in every sport         runs to shatter the University’s
                                 for which there is a post-           single-season record. Both

U
        NH Athletics finished
        third in the 2006–07     season tournament and in             Anderson and Moras earned
        East Coast Conference    which UNH sponsors a team.           All-America recognition.
Commissioner’s Cup Stand-
ings behind winner C.W. Post     SPRING SUCCESSES                     Softball
and second-place Adelphi Uni-
versity. The Commissioner’s      Baseball                             Under new head coach Jen
Cup defines the league’s top      New head coach Raphael Cer-          Starek, the softball team
program across all sports.       rato guided the UNH baseball         posted an impressive
                                 team to a 28-18 overall finish,       turnaround from 2006.
UNH earned the maximum                                                After winning just eigh-
points in women’s basketball     with astounding batting from
                                 Tommy Myette ‘08 M.S.,               teen games that season,
as the ECC Champions, and                                             the Chargers rebounded
finished in the top three in      Forensic Science, who led the
                                 NCAA with an average of .503.        to post a 26-19 record
five other sports. Women’s                                             and earn a berth to the
volleyball earned second-place   Myette broke UNH’s record
                                 of single-season hits with           ECC Championships
points, while both men’s and                                          in 2007. After losing the
women’s soccer tied for sec-     88 in forty-six games. David
                                 Anderson ’07 Business Admin-         team’s top pitcher to an in-
ond. Men’s and women’s cross                                          jury in the preseason, Breanne
country each placed third.       istration, launched 17 home                                                                Steven Jussaume
                                 runs to break a school record.       Gleason ’10 Management of                        demonstrates his skill
The Chargers qualified for                                             Sports Industries stepped up                      at hammer throwing
the East Coast Conference        Michael Moras ’08 Business
                                 Management, drove in 70              to fill the role and was named

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                                                               Shannon Gagne ’09 Criminal                                              Women’s Soccer
                                                               Justice, in the long jump and                                           After making back-to-back
                                                               Corinne Merjave ’09 Psychol-                                            NCAA Regional appearances
                                                               ogy, in the pole vault led the                                          under head coach Brendan
                                                               women’s track and field team                                             Faherty, the women’s soccer
                                                               to a second-place finish in the                                          team is looking to Amy Des-
                                                               ECC.                                                                    marais ’08 Business Admin-
                                                                                                                                       istration, and All-American
                                                               Golf                                                                    midfielder Selina Moylan
                                                                                                                                       ’09 Management of Sport
                                                               Tom Pollock ’07 Accounting,                                             Industries, to lead a young
                                                               earned a berth in the NCAA                                              team to victory this year. Anna
                                                               Men’s Golf Northeast Regional                                           Scheueneman ’10 Biology, and
                                                               Championships in the spring,                                            Jen McGurrin ’10 Criminal         UNH women’s soccer looks to
                                                               after leading UNH with a 79.06                                          Justice, were both multiple-      All-American midfielder Selina
                                                               stroke average through nine         Amy Shields ‘07 Nutrition and       goal scorers last season.         Moylan ’09 to lead a young team
                                                               tournaments in 2006-2007.           Dietetics, capped off her UNH                                         this season
                                                               Pollock finished in a tie for        career by earning First Team All-
                                                                                                   Conference honors
                                                               nineteenth place at the event                                           Men’s Soccer                      All-Conference honors in
                                                               in the Wheeling, West Virginia,                                         Joshua Krusewski takes the        2006, leading the team with
                                                               regionals.                          ANTICIPATING FALL                   reins of the men’s soccer team    six goals, and was second on
                                                                                                   The University of New Haven’s       after being appointed head        the team in points, trailing
                                                                                                   fall sports season has kicked       coach in May. Jessey Fernan-      only Tyler Smith ’08 Criminal
                                                               Women’s Lacrosse                                                                                          Justice, (five goals, four assists).
                                                                                                   off, and the Chargers are           dez ’09 Business Administra-
                                                               Coach Jen Fallon led the team       looking to build on a positive      tion, earned All-Region and       The tandem will provide the
                                                               through a competitive season,       2006-07 season that saw seven                                         scoring touch up front, while
                                                               playing five games against           entries into NCAA post-season        Rhe-Ann Niles ’08 looks          goalkeeper James Hilaire ’09
                                                               teams ranked in the national        competition. For schedules of        forward to another               Criminal Justice, leads the
                                                               top ten and scoring an upset        all of UNH’s fall teams, please      winning year on the              defense.
                                                               against 10th-ranked Philadel-       visit www.newhaven.edu/athletics.    court
                                                               phia University to close out
                                                               the season. Brigid Brady ’09                                                                              Cross Country
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                                                               Political Science, broke the        Women’s Volleyball                                                    Melissa Tempesta ’10 General
                                                               University’s record for career      Honorable mention All-Amer-                                           Studies, the 2006 East Coast
                                                               goals, leading the team with        ica selection Rhe-Ann Niles ’08                                       Conference Runner of the
                                                               55 goals and 64 points. Senior      Information Tech, is expected to                                      Year and Rookie of the Year,
                                                               defender Amy Shields ’07 Nu-        be a candidate for league Player                                      will lead the Charger women’s
                                                               trition & Dietetics, earned First   of the Year in her final season as                                     cross country team, along with
                                                               Team All-Conference honors,         a Charger. She leads a team that                                      all-conference and all-region
                                                               while Traci Cornwell ’10            returns four of its top five scor-                                     performer Alissa von Schmidt
                                                               Hotel / Restaurant Manage-          ers and welcomes two impact                                           ’08 Criminal Justice.
                                                               ment, joined Brady with a           transfers from Division I insti-                                      On the men’s side, James
                                                               Second Team All-ECC award.          tutions. UNH should be one of                                         Beaubrun ’08 Accounting
                                                                                                   the top teams in the conference                                       and Criminal Justice, Chris
                                                                                                   and region, seeking a return to                                       Blackistone ’08 Information
                                                                                                   the NCAA Tournament.                                                  Technology, and Tom Hope ’10



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Fire Science, lead a team that
placed eighth in the NCAA
Regionals a year ago. Beaubrun
was 25th at the Regionals and
finished just one spot behind
Blackistone at the ECC Cham-
pionships.


Tennis
Coach Al “Skip” South’s crew
will be led by All-Conference
performer Sarah Lefler ’08
Criminal Justice, and doubles       Quarterback Cazzie Kosciolek (#11) hands off to running back Donald Highsmith (#26) in a 43-14 win
partner Kristina Bensley ’10        over Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1997 at UNH’s Robert B. Dodds Stadium
Criminal Justice. Bensley won
her opening-round match
at the ECC Individual Flight         A Nod to the Past, a Sprint Toward the Future
Championships, and Lefler
won six of nine singles matches
during the season.
                                         UNH is seeking the
                                             right fit for our     A     s the University explores
                                                                         the possibility of reclas-
                                                                   sifying to the Division I level
                                                                                                       Members of the 1997 NCAA
                                                                                                       Runner-Up football team will
                                                                                                       also return to be feted for their
                                         athletic programs,
                                      both athletically and        — a move that could poten-          accomplishments. It will be a
                                           academically. The       tially return football to UNH       day of reminiscence, particu-
                                           ultimate decision       — the Department of Athlet-         larly for the football players,
                                        on NCAA divisional         ics is in the midst of planning     who saw the program vanish
                                                                   the 2007 Charger Huddle for         from UNH schedules after
                                      affiliation will not be
                                                                   Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at     2003.
                                                made lightly.
                                                                   The Belvedere in New Haven.
                                                                                                       Should the University reclassify
                                     President Steven H. Kaplan    This year’s Huddle, “Success of     its divisional status, football
                                                                   the 7’s,” celebrates the anni-      may be required in a new
                                                                   versaries of several teams that     conference or division. Says
                                                                   brought glory to UNH athletics      President Steven H. Kaplan,
                                                                   during years ending in “7.”         “UNH is seeking the right
                                                                   Teams to be honored include         fit for our athletic programs,
                                                                   the 1987 Women’s Basketball         both athletically and academi-
                                                                   National Championship team,         cally. The ultimate decision on
                                                                   the 1976 and 1977 Men’s Soc-        NCAA divisional affiliation will
                                                                   cer Final Four teams, the 1997      not be made lightly.”
                                                                   Women’s Volleyball Elite Eight
                                                                   team, and the 1977 and 1987         For more information or to
                                                                   Baseball College World Series       reserve a spot at the Huddle,
                                                                   squads.                             please call the Department
                                                                                                       of Athletics at 203.932.7016
High hopes follow Cross Country’s                                                                      or 7017, or e-mail szawacki@
All-Conference and All-Region                                                                          newhaven.edu.
honoree Alissa von Schmidt




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