The women’s cross country team successfully completed its “Drive for Five,” winning its fifth-straight America East Championship title on Oct. 28. Senior standout Elinor Purrier ’18 won her third individual title, completing the 5K course in 16:45, and teammate Shannon Murdock ’19 finished second, turning in a time of 17:33.
For the first time since 2014, field hockey made it to the America East championship game, thanks to an overtime goal scored by midfielder/forward Katie Audino ’19 that gave the ‘Cats a 2–1 victory over State University of New York at Albany.
The men’s soccer program made the most of its first-ever stint hosting a NCAA playoff game by capturing its first-ever NCAA tourney win, taking a 3-0 College Cup victory from Fairfield University on Nov. 16. America East Striker of the Year Robin Schmidt ’21 provided two tallies in the first half of the game; Kristian Piippo ’19 contributed the third goal late in the second half to cement the victory. The team went on to advance to Sweet 16 play, following a shoot-out win over Dartmouth College, facing Indiana University on Nov. 25.
Originally published in UNH Magazine Winter 2018 Issue