Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) Players of the Year Riselly Deoleo (Manchester, N.H.) and J’Quavious Thurmond (Monticello, Ga.) became First Team All-Americans for the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference (USCAA) this week. Also honored were freshman Deric Jackson (Salisbury, Md.) as a Second Team All-American and Josh Troh (Boston, Mass.) to the All-Academic team.
Men’s basketball head coach Paul Hogan was named USCAA Coach of the Year for leading his team to a 25-5 overall record. The Lynx went 15-1 in conference and took the conference title on their home court for the first time in eight years. NHTI’s season came to an end in the USCAA national quarterfinals.
J’Quay Thurmond led the YSCC in steals with 60 and was third in points per game (17.9) and points (482). Jackson averaged 15 points per game and shot 39% from behind the arc.
Senior Riselly Deoleo led the YSCC in points with 476 and was second in rebounds with 251 for the season. Deoleo scored her 1,000th point the game before the winter break and was a leader for the Lynx for the past three years.
MEDIA, Pa. - NHTI’s men's basketball national title run came to an end on Thursday afternoon as the fifth-seeded Penn State Brandywine Lions eliminated the four seed Lynx, 91-86 in overtime, in the quarterfinals of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association tournament.
The Lynx jumped out to a 29-22 late in the first half following a 9-0 NHTI spurt, but the Lions rallied to tie the score at 31-31 then went on their own 9-0 run to head into the break with a 35-33 lead.
The Lynx scored the second half's first four points tie knot the score, but Brandywine exploded for 14 of the next 16 points, moving their lead as large as 12 points with 13:36 to go in regulation.
NHTI quickly answered with an 11-0 run and briefly took a one-point lead when Javan Parkinson (Coral Springs, Fl.) sank two free throws at the 9:23 mark.
A Lions three followed by two free throws stretched the margin back to six points for Brandywine, but the Lynx tied the score by knocking down two free throws with 1:46 to play and missed on a final three-point heave at the conclusion of regulation, sending the game to overtime.
NHTI moved in front 84-80 midway through the extra session; however, the Lions connected on a triple and added a basket to send the Lions back in front. After NHTI tied the score on Joe Simpson's (Manchester, N.H.) basket with 41 seconds left, Cook was fouled while shooting a three-pointer and sank all three of his ensuing free throws to give the Lions an 89-86 advantage.
Simpson's triple was off the mark at the other end of the floor and the Lions to secure the victory for Brandywine.
NHTI shot 36%, 10% lower than their season average. The Lynx were also out rebounded 63-53.
Lynx sophomore Simpson finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Classmate J’Quay Thurmond (Monticello, Ga.) tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Dric Jackson (Salisury, Md.) pitched in with 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Lynx fall to 24-4 and will play a YSCC finals rematch against Vermont Tech in a USCAA consolation game Friday at noon.
The YSCC men’s basketball champion Lynx were selected as the four seed to the United States Collegiate Conference national tournament. NHTI will take on Penn State Brandywine Thursday at 3:15.
The Lynx are led by sophomore Joe Simpson (Manchester, N.H.) at point guard and Te YSCC Player of the Year J’Quay Thurmond (Monticello, Ga.) The duo have headed a team that went 24-4 overall and 15-1 in conference play.
Thursday’s meeting will be the first this season. Both schools topped Williamson College for the trades this season in the only mutual opponent.
A link to the live stream is on the men’s basketball schedule page.
CONCORD, NH (YSCC) — For the second year in a row, home court was kind to the eventual YSCC men's champions as the NHTI Lynx defeated the Vermont Tech Knights, 77-59 to win the 2017-18 Yankee Small College Conference Men's Elite 8 Championship.
The NHTI Lynx trailed 2-0 early when Junior Javan Parkinson (Coral Springs, FL) drilled a 3-ball and the Lynx never looked back.
Tyler Hunter (Berlin, MD) had a spectacular performance for the Lynx off the bench, leading all scorers with 20 points on 8 for 11 shooting. Sophomore Joe Simpson (Manchester, NH) netted 15 points to earn the tournament MVP honors.
Taiga Cantor (Newcastle, NSW, Australia) led the Knights with 16 points. Daniel Gill (Charlotte, NC) played strong all tournament long added 14 points for the Knights.
YSCC Men's Player of the Year J'Quay Thurmond (Monticello, GA) took home the Defensive Player of the Tournament for NHTI. Cameron Carter (Atlanta, GA) of Vermont Tech took home Offensive Player of the Tournament.
The Lynx improve to 24-4 and earned an automatic bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II Men's Basketball Championships that take place February 27th - March 3rd at Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
CONCORD, NH (YSCC) — For the second year in a row, a men's team will play for the YSCC Elite 8 Championship but this time it will be on their home court as the NHTI Lynx took down Southern Maine Community College, 93 - 69 to advance to the championship game on Sunday.
After leading at the half by just 5 points, the Lynx clamped down the defense mid-second half, and never looked back.
Jaevan Dobbins (Bethlehem, PA) led the Lynx with 18 points off-the-bench. Aubrey Stephens (Portland, OR) added 14 points. YSCC Player of the Year J'Quavious Thurmond (Monticello, Ga.) finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
The Lynx will play for the YSCC Men's Elite 8 Championship on home court at 2P Sunday.
You can watch the LIVE STREAM via NSN Sports
CONCORD, NH (YSCC) — Defending USCAA champions CMCC Mustangs dominated the boards to move on to the women's final.
The Lady Mustangs beat the Lynx 76 - 66 to earn a spot in the YSCC Elite 8 Women's Championship on Sunday.
CMCC and NHTI battled evenly for the first quarter, but the Mustangs rebounding helped grab them grab a 34 - 23 halftime lead. Eraleena Gethers-Hairston (Auburn, ME) came off the bench to score 10 points and grab six rebounds in the half for CMCC.
Second half was much of the same as the Mustangs continued their dominance on the boards. 6'1" Jordyn Reynolds (Poland, ME) ripped down ten boards in the half, to finish the game with a double-double, 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Unfortunately, YSCC 2018 Women's Player of the Year, Riselly Deoleo (Manchester, NH) was hampered all game long by foul trouble for the Lynx. Deoleo fouled out with just over six minutes left in the game and finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Other Lynx stepped up and battled til the end. YSCC Women's All-Conference Second Team player Michaella Biron (Colebrook, NH) led all scorers with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Kristin Huntress (Harrison, ME) led the Mustangs with 14 points, four rebounds and four steals.
NHTI finishes the season 20-10 overall and 10-6 in YSCC Play.
CONCORD, New Hampshire (YSCC) — The NHTI Lynx pulled away in the second half to defeat the Paul Smith's College Bobcats 104 - 80 in YSCC Elite Eight quarterfinal action Friday evening.
The first half was a hard fought, back and forth battle ending with the Bobcats holding the 41-39 lead. Shane Stone (Willow Grove, PA) and Adam Seguin (Baldwinsville, NY) paced the Bobcats early with a combined 28 points.
After trading buckets for the first five minutes of the second, NHTI's Joe Simpson (Manchester, NH) and YSCC First Team All-Conference player, Deric Jackson (Salisbury, MD) scored a combined 29 points to pull away.
Simpson tied Stone for game-high 25 points apiece. YSCC Men's Basketball Player of the Year J'Quavious Thurmond(Monticello, GA) finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds to help pace the Lynx.
Seguin finished the game with a double-double for the Bobcats with 18 points and ten rebounds.
The Lynx move on to face the Southern Maine Community College Seawolves at 4P Saturday in YSCC Elite Eight semifinal action.
You can watch the game via livestream at NSN Sports
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI women’s basketball team ran past the University of Maine Machias, 70-53 in the first round of the Yankee Small College Conference tournament Thursday evening.
The four seeded Lynx jumped out to a 16-12 lead after the first quarter, only losing the lead once early on. NHTI senior Riselly Deoleo (Manchester, N.H.) scored 12 of her game-high 26 points in the first frame. Deoleo added 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals. Junior Melissa Martel (Derry, N.H.) chipped in 13 points.
The Clippers were led by freshman Caitlyn Lyons (Lubec, Maine) with 19 points. Sophomore Linda Riley (Jackman, Maine) added 17 points and nine boards.
The Lynx outscored UMM 22-11 in the second quarter to head into the break ahead 38-23. NHTI controlled the second half for the victory.
The Lynx improve to 20-9 and will take on the top seeded Central Maine Community College Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in the YSCC semifinals. The Clippers finish the season 10-18.NHTI dropped both regular season games against CMCC.
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI women’s basketball team held off the Albany College of Pharmacy and health Science, 69-58 in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon. The Lynx improve to 8-3 heading into the holiday break.
Senior Riselly Deoleo (Manchester, N.H.) capped the game by scoring her 1,000 point in a NHTI uniform by hitting a pair of free throws. Deoleo finished with a game high 25 points and added 10 rebounds, five points and four assists.
The Lynx led 32-27 at the half and did not relinquish the lead in the second half. Holding the Panthers off for the win.
Freshman Michaela Biron (Colebrook, N.H.) chipped in 13 points and sophomore Melissa Martel (Derry, N.H.) added nine for the Lynx.
NHTI hosts Massasoit Saturday, January 6th at noon in the Holiday Inn New Year’s Festival.
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI men’s Basketball team topped Paul Smith’s College 90-73 in Yankee Small College Conference action Saturday. The Lynx have reeled off eight wins in a row (9-1) and are unbeaten in YSCC play (8-0).
NHTI jumped out to an 18-7 run to start the first half and did not relinquish the lead. PSC was held to 18 point at the half, down 46-18. The Bobcats crawled back in the second out-scoring the Lynx 55-44 in the final frame.
Lynx sophomore J’Quay Thurmond (Monitcello, Ga.) scored a game high 23 points and added six boards. Freshman Aubrey Stephens (Portland Ore.) tallied 16 points with four helpers and four rebounds.
Paul Smith’s was led by freshman Shane Stone (Willow Grove, Pa.) with 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Bobcats fall to 2-8 overall and 1-4 in conference.
Both teams are in action Sunday, December 3 as NHTI hosts Word of Life at 10:15 and Paul Smith’s plays Ben Franklin Institute of Technology at NHTI. Tip-off at 12:15.
Freshman forward Deric Jackson earned the Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Week honors after scoring 20 points seven rebounds in NHTI’s 93 - 86 win over Vermont Tech last week. Jackson averages 16.4 points per game and 7.3 rebounds.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The NHTI women’s basketball team second comeback falls short falling to Southern Maine Community College, 72-69 in a Yankee Small College Conference matchup Thursday night.
The Lynx trailed by only one point at half, 36-37 but quickly the deficit grew larger as the SeaWolves opened the second half with an 11-0 run. NHTI clawed their way back and tied the game 59-59 on a three pointer by junior Melissa Martel (Derry, N.H.). Martel scored 10 points on the evening. The lead changed hands four times before freshman Lauren Bisson (Manchester, N.H.) made a layup to put the Lynx up by one (69-68) with 27 seconds left to play. SMCC drove down the court for a layup that was blocked by freshman Maura Hart (Fitzwilliam, N.H.). The rebound was pulled down by junior Jordan Farquharson (Ryegate, Vt.) who made a layup with 14 seconds remaining. The Lynx had multiple opportunities to take the lead before the SeaWolves gathered a defensive rebound to secure the win.
NHTI junior Riselly Deoleo (Manchester, N.H.) led all scorers with 24 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals. Freshman Micheala Biron (Colebrook, N.H.) added a double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx. SMCC was led by freshman Abigail Ramirez (Methuen, Mass.) and sophomore Emily Hogan (Jay, Maine) scoring 14 points each. Farquharson finished with 10 points in the win.
The Lynx remain fall to 4-4 and are 3-4 in the YSCC. SMCC improves to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in conference play. NHTI heads home for a weekend tournament against Springfield Tech. on Saturday and YSCC foe Paul Smith’s Sunday. The SeaWolves head to Machias to take on in-state rival UMM Clippers Saturday.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The NHTI men’s basketball team’s second half explosion led the Lynx to a 80-62 win over Southern Maine Community College in a Yankee Small College Conference matchup Thursday night.
After a see-saw battel in the first half that saw four lead changes and six ties NHTI took control of the second half and controlled the rest of the way. After a quick SeaWolves bucket to start the half the Lynx went a 12-2 run to pull out to a 45-34 lead four minutes into the half. NHTI freshman Deric Jackson (Salisbury, Md.) led all scorers with 21 points shooting 8-14 from the field and 5-8 from behind the arc. Sixteen of Jackson’s points came in the second half. The Lynx led by as many as 20 late in the game to cruise to the victory despite being out rebounded 56-48.
J’Quay Thurmond (Monticello, Ga.) added 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Lynx.SMCC First-year Willie Brown (Willimantic, Conn.) led the SeaWolves with 16 points and added four assists and four steals. Junior Dylan Silvestri (Pelham, N.H.) finished with a d double-double tallying 10 points and 17 rebounds in front of the home crowd.
The Lynx remain unbeaten in YSCC play (7-0) and are 9-1 on the season. SMCC fall to 7-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play. NHTI heads home for a weekend tournament against YSCC foe Paul Smith’s Saturday and Word of Life on Sunday. The SeaWolves head to Machias to take on in-state rival UMM Clippers Saturday.
RANDOLPH, Vt. – The NHTI women’s basketball team ran to a 85-45 victory in a Yankee Small College Conference matchup at Vermont Tech. The Lynx improve to 3-2 in conference play and 4-2 overall. Vermont Tech. falls to 1-8 overall and 1-5 in conference play.
NHTI went on a 15-4 run to begin the game and never looked back. Junior guard Riselly Deoleo (Manchester, N.H.) made a pair of layups back-to-back to put the Lynx up 25-8 in the first period. Deoleo finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Vermont Tech could not keep pace with NHTI falling behind 50-19 at the half. Freshman Shannon Cookson (Plainfield, Vt.) scored six first half points to lead the Knights. Cookson finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds on the evening.
Freshman Michaela Biron (Colebrook, N.H.) scored a game high 21 points for the Lynx adding four rebounds and an assist. Junior Melissa Martel (Pembroke, N.H.) totaled 17 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Sophomore Mariah Rilling (Randolph, Vt.) led the Knights with 16 points.
NHTI heads to Southern Maine Community College Thursday at 8:00 p.m. and Vermont will host Unity Saturday at 2:00 in YSCC matchups.
RANDOLPH, Vt. – The NHTI men’s basketball team escaped with a 93-86 victory in a Yankee Small College Conference matchup at Vermont Tech. The Lynx remain unbeaten in conference play improving to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in the YSCC. Vermont Tech. falls to 7-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play.
The Knights trailed for most of the first half before going on a 14-4 run to close out the first frame up 40-34. Vermont Tech sophomore Daniel Gill (Charlotte, N.C.) led the first half charge with 12 points half of which came in the run to finish the half. Gill finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Knights.
The Lynx bounced back in the second half and tied the game at 48 when Jaevan Dobbins (Bethlehem, Pa.) blocked a Gill layup and sprinted cross court for a fast break layup of his own. The next five minutes saw five lead changes before NHTI took control and pulled away. NHTI led by as many as 11 points in the second half.
NHTI’s J’Quay Thurmond (Monticello, Ga.) led all scorers with 23 points and added nine rebounds. Freshman Deric Jackson (Salisbury, Md.) scored 20 points with seven rebounds for the Lynx.
Senior Cameron Carter (Atlanta, Ga.) led the Knights with 22 points adding six rebounds, three assists and a block.
NHTI heads to Portland Maine to take on the Seawolves in a YSCC matchup Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Vermont Tech hosts YSCC foe Unity Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
NHTI men’s cross-country finished ninth over the weekend at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s national tournament. The ninth place finish was out of 30 teams in an 8K course. River Groves was the Lynx top finisher crossing the line 36th overall. Below are the team’s individual results
RIVER GROVES (Northwood, N.H.) – finished 36 Time 00:28:57
ANDREW SHEPHERD (Newbury, N.H.) - finished 42 Time 00:29:34
JASON SCHOELLER (Pembroke, N.H.) - finished 53 Time 00:30:40
MASON FOLEY (Goffstown, N.H.)- finished 60 Time 00:30:58
MITCHELL LAVOIE (Hudson, N.H.) - finished 66 Time 00:31:21
JACOB DUMONT (Hampton, N.H.) - finished 99 Time 00:33:56
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – NHTI Lynx women’s soccer freshman forward Maura Hart (Fitzwilliam, N.H.) was named first team All-American from the United States Colligate Athletic Association Thursday evening. Hart, who was the Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Year, scored 21 goals and assist in eight more. The 21 goals was third in the nation along with 50 points on the season.
Maura led the Lynx to an unbeaten regular season and a YSCC title. NHTI women’s soccer is currently at the USCAA national tournament in Virginia Beach.
Sophomore Fallyn Mele (Raymond, N.H.) and senior Lexi Duclos (Epsom, N.H.) were All-American Honorable Mentions for the Lynx. Fallyn anchored the defense for the NHTI and Lexi had a goal and an assist from midfield.
Sophomore Hannah Pellerin (Boscawen, N.H.) and Kate Brockway (Manchester, N.H.) earned All-Academic honors for maintain a 3.5 grade point average while playing soccer for the Lynx.
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI women’s soccer team blanked Unity College, 2-0 in the Yankee Small College Conference championship game Sunday morning.
The Lynx tallied a pair of first half goals to secure the victory. The first goal came in the 12th minute when freshman Piper Cote (Concord, N.H.) found classmate Mary Grzanna (Sunapee, N.H.) on a pass in the middle. Grzanna collected the pass and buried it in one motion for the goal.
The Lynx added the second goal in the 19th minute on a Lexy Freire (Londonderry, N.H.) goal to secure the win.
The Lynx outshot the Rams 20- 4 on the day. Lynx keeper Tess Witmer (Warner, N.H.) only needed to make two saves for the shutout.
NHTI Freshman Maura Hart earned MVP of the tournament and sophomore Fallyn Mele (Raymond, N.H.) was named Defensive Player of the Tournament. Rams senior Devon Funt (Pipersville, Pa.) was named Offensive Player of the Tournament.
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI men’s soccer team blanked the top seeded College of Saint Joseph’s, 2-0 on a rain soaked Sunday in the Yankee Small College Conference championship.
The Lynx scored the first goal of game in the 25th minute off the foot of freshman Jackson Schneider (Manchester, N.H.) from 20 yards out that hit off the crossbar just out of the reach of the Fighting Saints keeper.
The College of Saint Joseph’s outshot the Lynx 12 to five on the day. Freshman keeper J.P. Eaton (Rochester, N.H.) turned away six shots to secure the win for the Lynx.
NHTI added an insurance goal in the 65 minute on a penalty kick from junior Jeremy Caruso (Pembroke, N.H.). Caruso scored on the PK after he was tackled in the box while trying to control a pass.
Eaton’s shutout in the championship earned him the tournament MVP. Schneider was named Offensive Player of the Tournament and junior Cam Ferry (Manchester, N.H.) earned Defensive Player of the Tournament.
The Lynx won their sixth YSCC championship and their second in the three years. The team will head to Virginia Beach, Va. November 10 for the United States Collegiate College Conference.
CONCORD, N.H. - Sophomore setter Bridget Lavin tallied her 1,000th assists on the last point of the YSCC semifinal match against UMaine-Machias Saturday. Lavin averages a conference best 7.06 assists per set and has a total of 1036 in her career heading into the USCAA national tournament.
Amherst Mass. – The NHTI men’s Cross Country won the Yankee Small College Conference championship Saturday afternoon at Hampshire College. The team had a score 23 points to top led by River Groves (Northwood, N.H.) who came in second overall running the 8K in 28:25. Andrew Shepard (Newbury, N.H.) finished third individually finishing at 29:39. Jason Schoeller (Pembroke, N.H.), Mason Foley (Goffstown, N.H.) and Mitchell Lavoie (Hudson, N.H.) finished fifth sixth and seventh respectively rounding out the winning team for the Lynx.
NHTI heads to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national meet November 10 in Virginia Beach.
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI volleyball team won their third consecutive Yankee Small Conference Championship, 3-0 over the top seed Unity Rams Saturday afternoon. The Lynx did not lose a set going 6-0 on the day.
The semifinal matches saw NHTI top the University of Maine-Machias and Unity blank the College of Saint Joseph’s, 3-0.
Lynx sophomore Mallory Caronis (Hudson, N.H.) earned Player of the Tournament while senior teammate Molly Emerson (Concord, N.H.) was named Defensive Player of the Tournament and Unity senior Jacklyn Collins (Rifle, Colo.) was named Offensive Player of the Tournament.
NHTI earns an automatic bid to the United States Colligate Athletic Association’s national tournament November 10 in Virginia Beach, Va.
CONCORD, N.H. – The NHTI women’s soccer team is dedicating the game on Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm to Nathan and to the other people that suffer from ALS. The team will also be marching in Manchester on Saturday in support of the fight against ALS. Follow the link to donate to the team’s walk to defeat ALS. http://bndfr.com/6wv7t
09/22/17 - (USCAA) -- Tyler Post of NHTI has been named USCAA Men's Golfer of the Week. In a matchup of Yankee Small College Conference, NHTI defeated Southern Maine CC and University of Maine Augusta to win at the Val Halla Course. Sophomore Tyler Post was the top individual finisher at the event with a card score of nine over par
MEN'S SOCCER - John Paul Eaton of NHTI
(Fr, GK - Rochester, N.H., 0)
John Paul allowed only four goals against the 2016 National Champion UMaine Fort Kent while saving 18 more shots on goal.
VOLLEYBALL - Hennessy Aquino, NHTI
(Fr, OH - Manchester, N.H., 06)
Hennessey had 16 aces, 29 kills and five blocks in her first three matches.
The NHTI women's soccer team blanked St. Joe's 7-0 to improve to 4-0 and 3-0 in Yankee Small College Conference play. The Lynx scored early and often to to the Fighting Saints, scoring five first half goals on the day.
Freshman Danielle Ross (Hudson, N.H.) led the offense scoring a pair of goals and helping on three more. Freshman Taryn Connolly Somersworth, N.H.) scored her fist colligate goal in the win.
NHTI looks to remain unscored upon at UMaine Machias Saturday afternoon.
NHTI Lynx baseball welcomes new head coach Michael Cotter and his assistants Tim Duval and Aaron Urquhart. Michael Cotter is a graduate of Plymouth State University, majoring in Childhood Studies. Cotter has coached JV baseball at Manchester Central and works at the Manchester parks and recreation program during the summer months along with coaching baseball at various levels in the Manchester area. Coach Cotter played his high school ball at Central High leading the Little Green to the Class L championship in 1995 and was named Central's Defensive Player of the Year in 1997. An active baseball player still, Cotter played Legion baseball for Post #79 during and after high school and continued to play in the Southern New Hampshire Men's Baseball League over the years since his high school playing days.
Tim is a graduate of Manchester Central high school where he played varsity baseball for four seasons. Coach Duval was named captain for his junior and senior years and earned the sportsmanship and leadership awards in his final season. Tim coached Babe Ruth for six seasons before returning to Central as the assistant coach from 2002 to 2012
Aaron is a graduate of Manchester Community College and attended his high school years at Manchester Central. Coach Urquhart has coached in the Frank Sign's men's league and the Suncook wooden bat league; He is reuniting with head coach Mike Cotter for a second time. The pair managed the Manchester Central JV team from 2006-2012.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – NHTI graduate and soccer standout Katherine Stockton has been selected by the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference to be part of the inaugural class of inductees to the newly established USCAA Hall of Fame.
Katherine attended NHTI to pursue a career in Radiology. She spent four years at NHTI, three of those years playing women’s soccer under the guidance of Steve Ambra and Linda Otten. During those years, Katherine was part of an extremely successful program capturing three Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) championships and making several appearances in National Tournaments. She was co-captain her sophomore and junior year and received three All-American Awards and conference tournament MVPs. Katherine led the nation in goals and assists in 2003, 2004, and 2005 with 59 goals and 41 assists in her career. In 2005, Katherine was given the opportunity to join a United States (US) women’s soccer team comprised of several players from across the country. This team competed in a women’s soccer tournament in Australia, the Northern University Games, and took home first place in the tournament.
“Katherine was a fantastic athlete and great leader during her time here at NHTI,” said Paul Hogan, Athletic Director. “This is a great honor for her and she is a great example of what NHTI athletics is all about.”
During her last year at NHTI, Katherine stepped off the field and onto the sidelines as an assistant coach to the Concord High School varsity and junior varsity girls soccer teams. Upon graduating at NHTI in 2007 with an Associate Degree in Radiology, Katherine pursued a Radiologic Technologist position at Concord Hospital and accepted an assistant coaching position for women’s soccer and basketball at NHTI. While assistant coach, the NHTI women’s team would capture another YSCC Championship.
In 1999, Katherine attended Stevens High School in Claremont, NH where she played 4 years of varsity soccer and softball, as well years of varsity basketball. During her high school soccer career, resulting in second and fourth place awards in the Girls Class I State Championship, KT was the co-captain of the team her senior year and received several honors and awards including MVP and the Gatorade Player of the Year.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys running and coaching youth soccer. In 2013, Katherine joined the MGH Marathon Team to compete in the Boston Marathon as a charity fundraiser for the care of pediatric oncology patients and accepted a position as the CT Technical Manager. After being away from soccer for 5 years, Katherine began volunteering her time to coach an U10 girls’ soccer in Wakefield, MA. Katherine currently resides in the Boston area of Massachusetts.
The induction ceremony will be held at the USCAA offices in Virginia Beach on Sunday, June 11.
The NHTI Lynx topped Southern Maine Community College 7-5 in extra innings to win the Yankee Small College Conference Championship for their second title in three years.
The Lynx jumped out to 1-0 lead in the top of the second when second baseman Natalie Baker (Sutton, N.H.) chopped a ground ball to the pitcher. Stefani Gauthier(Pittsfield, N.H.) waited for the throw to first base and slid under the return throw back home to score the first run. The SeaWolves evened the score in the bottom of the inning on a single to the gap in right center field of the bat of Samantha Rioux. Kaylah Abdul scored all the way from first.
NHTI wasted no time jumping back into the lead on a Danyel McNicholas (Raymond, N.H.) bunt that scored Brianna Whitcomb (Epsom, N.H) from third. The Lynx added a run in the top of the sixth on a Homerun by Kabrina Roy (Merrimack, N.H), her fourth of the season. SMCC battled back once again tying it up in the bottom of the inning Kahli Philibotte doubled driving in a pair.
SeaWolves pitcher Sara Guimond gave up a leadoff double in the top off the seventh then struck out two of the next three to leave the runner stranded. Guimond allowed seven runs on 10 hits while striking out 9 and walking two.
NHTI’s Brianna Whitcomb set down the side in order in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. Whitcomb allowed five runs on eight hits while striking out a pair and walking one.
The top of the eight the Lynx scored four runs to secure the championship. Alyssa Columb (Manchester, N.H.) drove in the runner placed on second to start the inning followed by a double that hit off the top of the left field fence off of the bat of Whitcomb. Gauthier doubled three batters later to drive in a pair and Kate Andritz (Stark, N.H.) added an RBI on a single to center. The SeaWolves added a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning with two outs but could not come from behind for a third time.
The Lynx finish the season 6-8 and SMCC falls to 16-4. The SeaWolves have a shot at an at large bid for the USCAA national tournament.
The Lynx topped the College of Saint Joseph’s, 9-0 in five innings to reach the finals. Whitcomb was the winning pitcher allowing one hit while fanning four. NHTI’s offense was led by Whitcomb going 2-3 at the plate while scoring twice. Roy hit her first homerun of the day in the top of the first giving the Lynx a 3-0 lead early.
SMCC topped CMCC, 14-0 in the second semifinal. Guimond and Kristen Mackenzie combined for nine strikeouts and zero earned runs in five innings of work. Mackenzie also got it done at the plate with her fifth multi-hit game of the season. Abdul was a perfect 2-2 at the dish and plated three in her efforts.
NHTI’s Whitcomb earned tournament MVP while catcher Cloumb earned defensive player of the tournament. SMCC’s Abdul earned the offensive player of the tournament honors.
NHTI Softball split a four game set at the College of Saint Joseph’s over the weekend to finish the regular season 5-8 and 5-4 in Yankee Small College Conference play.
Game one saw the Lynx hold off a late seventh inning rally to win 5-4 in the first game on Friday. Brianna Whitcomb pitched a complete game giving up four runs on nine hits while striking out eight and walking one. Three different Lynx had a pair of hits in the win. Kabrina Roy and Stefani Gauther each drove in a pair of runs.
Game two NHTI fell to the Fighting Saints 15-7. St. Joe’s figured out Whitcomb after the first game and scored 10 runs in the first two and a half innings. Whitcomb took the loss. At the plate NHTI tallied eight hits from the first eight batters in the lineup. Whitcomb and Treasure Murphy drove in a pair in the loss.
Saturday morning NHTI bounced back topping CSJ, 7-4. Whitcomb again pitched all seven giving up a pair of runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking seven. Kabrina Roy had a pair of hits while scoring two and driving in two.
The last game of the series the Fighting Saints fought back three different times to win in the tenth inning, 6-5. Whitcomb pitched all tem innings totaling 17 innings on the day and 26.1 over a two day period. Alyssa Columb had five of the 11 hits for the Lynx.
NHTI will host the YSCC softball tournament Saturday May 6th with the first game at 11:00 Am. The Lynx will take on the College of Saint Joseph’s for the fifth time in a row in the semifinal matchup on Saturday. Time is TBD.
(YSCC) -- The Yankee Small College Conference kicks off the 2017 spring season with Player of the Week awards.
YSCC Women's Softball Player of the Week is Brianna Whitcomb.
Whitcomb had a great weekend both on the mound and at the plate for the NHTI Lynx. She struck out 34 and had a batting average of .727 in three games.
On the men's side, NHTI's Joe Levesque took home the award. Levesque hit .636, ha 4 RBI and stole 2 bases in the Lynx 4 games.
Congratulations to both players on their awards.