Elinor Purrier ’17 just can’t stop winning. The speedy sophomore— the first Wildcat athlete to be named a National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association—won the America East Women’s Cross Country Championship individual title on Nov. 1, covering the 5K course in 17:19. Five Wildcats placed in the top 10 as UNH successfully defended its America East team crown.
The women’s volleyball team made its second trip to the NCAA playoffs in as many years, defeating the University of Albany in four sets to claim the 2014 America East championship on Nov. 22. The ’Cats fell to the University of Washington in the first round, but Madison Lightfoot ’16 scooped up seven digs to match the program’s single-season record of 560.
Women’s soccer earned its first-ever America East title on Nov. 8 with a 2–1 victory over the University of Hartford. The team faced off against UConn in the first round of NCAA tournament play on Nov. 15, but lost 0–2.
Originally published in UNH Magazine—Winter 2015 Issue