Archive for the ‘Athletics’ Category

Former UMaine Hockey Players to Take Part in Olympics, Media Report

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News reported three former University of Maine hockey players will take part in the winter Olympics. Goalie Jimmy Howard, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings and played for UMaine from 2002 to 2005, will play for Team USA in Sochi. Howard’s Detroit teammate Gustav Nyquist was named to the Swedish Olympic team. Matthias Trattnig, a member of UMaine’s 1999 national championship team, will make his second Olympic appearance as an assistant captain for Team Austria. The Portland Press Herald carried an Associated Press report on Nyquist being named to the Swedish team.

56 UMaine Student-Athletes Named to Fall America East 2013 Honor Roll

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Fifty-six University of Maine student-athletes were named to the 2013 fall America East Honor Roll for obtaining a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher.

A conference-record 708 student-athletes competed in fall sports for America East institutions, and 68 percent of all competitors garnered honor roll recognition.

Student-athletes from the UMaine women’s cross-country team took the title for most Black Bears named to the list, as 19 student-athletes qualified. Women’s soccer was next highest with 15, followed by field hockey with 13 and men’s cross-country with nine members qualifying for the honor.

Below is a full list of Maine’s honorees:

Men’s Cross-Country
Lucas Bourget*
Andrew Closson*
Kelton Cullenberg*
Levi Frye
Ryan Hardiman*
Jacob Johns
Jarrod Lenfest*
Jesse Orach*
Thomas Salamone

Women’s Cross-Country
Monique Boutin*
Alexandra Courtney*
Taylor Cunningham*
Paige Gallagher*
Taryn Haller*
Sarah Heald*
Naomi Holzhauer
Rebecca Kaiser*
Darien Lewis*
Ariel McNett*
Alexandria McVicar
Shannon O’Neil*
Mary Scanlan*
Kate Spies*
Carolyn Stocker*
Ashton Weiler*
Abigail Wessels*
Rachel Wilkinson*
Annabelle Wilson*

Women’s Soccer
Charlene Achille*
Lisa Bijman*
Meaghan Bradica*
Liis Emajoe*
Taylor Frame*
Eve L’Abbe*
Joanie L’Abbe*
Addison Labonte
Arianne Leclerc
Hallie Lipinski*
Maggie Malone*
Nicole Misner*
Jordan Pellerin*
Ashley Robinson*
Camille Varin-Tremblay*

Field Hockey
Zoe Berkey*
Katie Bingle
Emma Cochran
Natasha Ford*
Abigale Gutowski
Annabelle Hamilton*
Hannah Keating
Adriana Martineau
Rebecca Paradee*
Francesca Rowley*
Nicole Sevey
Holly Stewart*
Sydney Veljacic*

*Denotes Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Media Report on UMaine’s Unveiling of Field House Renovations

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) were among news organizations to report on the University of Maine’s unveiling of the renovated New Balance Field House. The construction included the installation of a new track with an added fourth lane, a second long jump/triple jump pit, a permanent throwing circle with retractable cage, new netting, an updated air circulation/heating system and ADA accessibility. Members of the UMaine track and field team and coach Mark Lech spoke about the building’s changes. Lech said the field house now fulfills all of the team’s needs. Will Biberstein, UMaine’s associate athletic director, told the BDN the field house is essential for UMaine and the whole eastern Maine community.

MPBN Interviews 13-Year-Old Hockey Player who Committed to UMaine

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network spoke with Oliver Wahlstrom, a seventh-grader who plays varsity ice hockey at North Yarmouth Academy. Earlier this year, Wahlstrom verbally committed to attend the University of Maine and play hockey in 2019. Wahlstrom, 13, said he realized he was a good hockey player when he was 8 or 9 years old. He wants to play hockey in college, win a world championship and play in the NHL.

Women’s Basketball Team Visits Hampden School to Raise Money for Play 4Kay, WABI Reports

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

WABI (Channel 5) reported members of the University of Maine women’s basketball team and head coach Richard Barron visited Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden to raise money for Play 4Kay, an initiative that gives coaches and teams the opportunity to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research through games and community events. The middle school students took part in a free throw shootout to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the official charity of the initiative. The women’s basketball team’s annual Play 4Kay game will be held Feb. 9.

Media Cover Skate with the Bears Event, World Series Trophy Viewing

Monday, January 27th, 2014

WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the Skate with the Bears event held at the Alfond Arena. Fans of all ages were invited to meet members of the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams during the free event Sunday afternoon. Also at the Alfond Arena on Sunday were Red Sox staff, mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2013 Commissioner’s Trophy — presented annually to the Major League Baseball World Series Champions. WVII (Channel 7), Bangor Daily News and WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on the trophy visit in Orono and Bangor.

WABI Talks With 7th-Grader Committed to UMaine

Friday, January 24th, 2014

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Oliver Wahlstrom, a seventh-grader who plays varsity ice hockey at North Yarmouth Academy and who earlier this year verbally committed to attend the University of Maine and play hockey, in 2019.

Wahlstrom, 13, told WABI that he wants to enroll at UMaine because he loves the school, is not a city guy and that the Black Bear coaching staff is “unbelievable.”

BDN Previews Inaugural Event at Renovated Field House

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News wrote about Saturday morning’s scheduled opening of the renovated University of Maine New Balance Field House.

The public will get its first look at the nearly $5 million in renovations at Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League.

Media Advance World Series Trophy Viewing at UMaine

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The Portland Press Herald, Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal reported Red Sox staff and mascot Wally the Green Monster will bring the 2013 Commissioner’s Trophy — presented annually to the Major League Baseball World Series Champions — to the University of Maine on Sunday, Jan. 26. The trophy will be available for public viewing from 2–4 p.m. in the Alfond Arena on the Orono campus, as well as from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

WLBZ Previews World Series Trophy Viewing at UMaine

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

WLBZ (Channel 2) reported Red Sox staff and mascot Wally the Green Monster will bring the 2013 Commissioner’s Trophy — presented annually to the Major League Baseball World Series Champions — to the University of Maine on Sunday, Jan. 26. The trophy will be available for public viewing from 2–4 p.m. in the Alfond Arena on the Orono campus, as well as from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.