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Mum's the Word for XC Team

The Cross Country team brought their mums to practice last Friday.  No, not their mothers.

XC Team with Mums

Members of the NHTI Men's and Women's Cross Country teams with their mums.

After practicing hard all week, Friday was bring a Mum to Practice Day.  Team members bought trays of mums and, after a quick run (because this is cross country after all), the team planted mums all along NHTI's Seekamp Trail.

The flowers look beautiful.  You will be able to see these mums for yourself if you do the Fitness Walk at the Friendly  Kitchen Race on September 11.  And yes, since it is a walk and not a race, you will be allowed to stop and smell the flowers.

Contact Perry Seagroves,, for more details about the race, the walk, smelling the flowers, and oh yes, if you're interested in joining the men's or women's Cross Country team.

NHTI Welcomes New Volleyball Coach

Mel MargesonThe NHTI Lynx Athletics Department hired Mel Margeson (left) this summer to head up the woman’s volleyball program.  Mel played volleyball for the Lynx during the fall 2012 season and was the head coach of the Goffstown High School boys’ team last season.  Coach Margeson was awarded the NHIAA 2015 Division I Coach of the Year for her efforts.  Mel is also an active coach in the Concord Area Volleyball program.

“I am happy to have a talented young coach like Melanie on our staff,” NHTI athletic director Paul Hogan said.  “Her dedication and passion for coaching will be a plus for NHTI athletics.” 

Jill CiampaCoach Margeson will be partnered with first year assistant coach Jill Ciampa (left).  Jill is a graduate of Pelham High School where she played volleyball all four years.  The pair takes over a Lynx team that went 15-12 last season, and 3-4 in Yankee Small College Conference play.

NHTI Women’s Soccer fall 3-0 in Season Opener

Albany, NY, 8/29/15 -- The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences topped NHTI, 3-0, Saturday afternoon in both teams’ season opener.  The Panthers (1-0) jumped out to a 2-0 lead at halftime behind a pair of goals from Panthers freshman Erin Tersengo.

The Lynx had scoring chances early as freshman Shannon Hart (Swanzey, NH) knocked a shot off the post and another into the hands of the Panthers goalie.  NHTI goalie Marissa Fortier (Rochester, NH) stopped 10 shots in the loss.  The Panthers picked up a late goal to cap the scoring and secure the victory.  NHTI finished with five shots on goal.

The Lynx have the week of before the Yankee Small College Conference and home opener Saturday September 5 against Unity College at 12:30 PM.

Athletics Alums Come Back for More!

NHTI Athletics hosted an Alumni Softball Game on Saturday August 29 from 10 am – noon, followed by a picnic at the Pavilion.  Members of the current softball team mixed it up with past members, and a fabulous time was had by all!

Current and former softball players

NHTI Softball Alumni and Current Players (in uniform)

Back row (left to right):  Coach Finnigan, Mel Keeler, Mollie Griggs, Kelsey Hooper, Kristina Rieger, Courtney Gilman, Tory LeMay, Masha Lange, Yanna Hendrickson, Emma Gagnon, Maddy Pellerin, Steph Winsor, Mike Martineau, Assistant Coach Stacy Seidner.  Front row (left to right): Former Coach Deb Smith, Steph Sylvia, Jen Boyden, Jill Eliopoulos, Ashley Irish, Alyssa Columb, Natalie Baker, Danyel McNicholas, Katelynn Hunt.

Also on hand, volleyball team alumna Megan Dickie, on leave from her Navy post in Japan!

Megan Dickie and Ally Lively

Megan Dickie (left), with shown with Ally Lively,
a 2nd year Early Childhood major from Moultonborough
and a member of the current volleyball team.

Sept 4, 2015

Paul Hogan
Athletics Director
(603) 271-6484 x4209



NHTI Home Sports Schedule

Sept 7-13

Wednesday, Sept 9

NHTI Lynx Women's Soccer vs.
Southern Maine CC

4:15 pm

NHTI Lynx Women's Volleyball vs.
Lyndon State

6:30 pm

Saturday, Sept 12

NHTI Lynx Women's Softball vs. St. Michael's
Double-header: 12:00 noon / 2:00 pm

NHTI Lynx Men's Invitational Soccer Classic
1:30 pm
Field 1: NHTI vs. SUNY-Delhi
Field 2: ACP vs. Bunker Hill CC

Sunday, Sept 6

NHTI Lynx Men's Invitational Soccer Classic
10:30 am - Consolation Game
11:15 am - Championship

Lynx Women's Softball vs. UNH Club
Double-header: 12:00 noon / 2:00 pm



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