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The Week in Vermont Athletics

Release Date: 03-01-2010

Author: Lisa A. Champagne
Phone: 802/656-1818 Fax: 802-656-8328

The University of Vermont week in athletics is produced each week during the academic year. The week in athletics provides updates and recaps of all the action and upcoming events in Catamount Country.

Catamount Bowl Registration Form (.pdf)
The University of Vermont Athletic Department will be hosting the Catamount Bowl, a bowl-a-thon, at SpareTime Colchester in Colchester, Vt. on Saturday, April 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the UVM Athletic Department.

To participate in the Catamount Bowl, a registration form must be completed and submitted to the UVM Athletic Ticket Office via fax, mail or dropped off. Fans are encouraged to make up teams of 10, but individual bowlers will also be accepted and placed with others to fill out groups. The registration fee is $30 per participant and includes bowling, bowling shoes, Ramuntos pizza, and a Coca-Cola drink product.

TICKETS | Click Here for Ticket Info
Tickets for all Vermont games this season are available online at, in person at the UVM Athletic Ticket Office in Patrick Gymnasium or by calling 802-656-4410.

Catamounts TV is the home of all of the video content produced by UVM Athletics. On the bottom of the right hand column of the video player box there is a playlist arrow. Click on the arrow and select the sport of your choice to see all the videos for the sport you selected.

Trading cards for the 2009-10 University of Vermont men's basketball, women's basketball, men's hockey and women's hockey teams are now available online at Fans can print out their own versions of the keepsakes on their personal computers. The digital cards were created by Pack Network.

(15-11-6, 9-10-6 Hockey East)
* No. 18 Vermont swept No. 20 Boston University in a weekend series at Gutterson Fieldhouse with a 7-3 win on Friday and a 3-2 win on Sunday.
* Junior Josh Burrows (Prairie Grove, Ill.) scored three goals in the two wins, including the game winner in Sunday's 3-2 victory. He had eight shots on goal and a plus-3 rating.
* Senior Brayden Irwin (Toronto, Ont.) scored two goals and had three assists for five points in the two games. Irwin has a team-high 33 points in 32 games.
* The Catamounts weekend sweep of the Terriers was its second against BU in as many years. Last season Vermont won back-to-back games at BU on Nov. 21 and 22 to become the first team in 16 years to sweep the Terriers in their own building.
* No. 18 Vermont (15-11-6, 9-10-6 HEA) visits UMass-Lowell (17-14-3, 11-11-3 HEA) for a two-game set on Friday and Saturday at Tsongas Arena. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
The Chittenden Bank Coaches' Show with Vermont men's hockey coach Kevin Sneddon will be on location on Monday's throughout the season from 8-8:30 p.m. at the Vermont Sports Grill located at 1705 Williston Road in South Burlington.
The show will also re-air on WVMT 620AM on Thursday's throughout the season from 9:30-10:00 a.m. during the Charlie and Ernie morning show. Audio of the show is also available online at

* Vermont finished second at the Eastern Championships hosted by Middlebury at the Middlebury Snow Bowl and Rikert Touring Center. The Catamounts posted 806 points while first place Dartmouth had 846 points.
* Sophomores Franz Bernstein (Unterthingau, Germany), David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.) and junior Bryana Park (Jericho, Vt.) each skied to a victory on the final day of the Eastern Championships.
* Donaldson took the giant slalom to pick up his seventh victory of the season and the 15th of his career. Bernstein's win was his fourth on the year as he took first place in the men's 20k freestyle. Park claimed the women's giant slalom to earn the first victory of her career.
* Donaldson and Bernstein also skied to first-place finishes on the opening day of the EISA Championships. Bernstein won the 10k classic and Donaldson won the men's slalom.
* Vermont returns to action at the 2010 NCAA Ski Championships hosted by Colorado on March 10-13 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The alpine events will be held at Howelson Hill and Mt. Werner while the Nordic events will be at Howelson Hill.

SWIMMING AND DIVING (10-6, 2-3 America East)
* The Catamounts finished fourth at the America East Championship this past weekend, hosted by Boston University. Vermont tallied 459 points as a team.
* Senior Molly MacMillan (Doylestown, Pa.) won the 1,650 freestyle for a third straight season. MacMillan set a new UVM record in the event with a time of 16:53.65 and also broke the school mark in the 1,000 during the event (10:12.41).
* Kailey Gardner (Ithaca, N.Y.) also broke the Vermont freshmen record in the 1,650 free with a time of 17:05.31.
* The Catamounts posted nine top-five finishes during the four-day event.
* Season complete.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (22-9, 12-4 America East)
* Vermont went 1-1 last week, falling at Stony Brook (82-78) and then finished the regular season with a 78-69 win over Binghamton at home on Senior Day for Catamounts Marqus Blakely (Metuchen, N.J.), Nick Vier (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and Maurice Joseph (Montreal, Quebec).
* Junior Evan Fjeld (Durham, N.C.) scored a career-high 24 points and Joseph added 21 in the loss at Stony Brook.
* Blakely led four Cats in double figures with 17 in the win over Binghamton. The win was also number 100 all-time at Vermont for head coach Mike Lonergan and the 127th career game for Vier, which is a new school record.
* The three seniors have been part of 87 wins during their four years at Vermont, which are the second-most for a class in school history.
* The Cats travel to West Hartford, Conn. to take part in the America East Tournament on Saturday at 6 p.m., as they will face the seven seed. The games can be heard live on 96.7 DOT-FM, The Zone 960 AM and WSTJ-1320 AM (Randolph), and on the internet at with the audio stream provided by

* Tune in Monday nights when the men's basketball team is in town for the Cat's Den, the weekly radio interview with Vermont men's basketball head coach Mike Lonergan, which takes place live at the Upper Deck Pub at the Windjammer in South Burlington. The Cat's Den begins at 7:00pm and is hosted by Rob Ryan, the voice of Vermont men's basketball. Each week coach Lonergan joins Ryan in a 30-minute segment that recaps the previous week and talks about the upcoming games. Fans are welcome to attend and ask coach Lonergan questions. Questions are also welcome by email at: Fans in attendance will also have a chance to win UVM men's and women's basketball tickets during each show.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (23-6, 13-3 America East)
* Vermont wrapped up the regular season with a 64-49 win at Stony Brook and a 61-51 loss at Hartford.
* Senior May Kotsopoulos (Waterloo, Ontario) averaged over 19 points per game on the week. She netted a game-high 19 points in the win at Stony Brook and added a team-high 20 in the loss at Hartford. She moved into fourth place among the all-time leading scorers at UVM and moved past the 1,700-point mark.
* Kotsopoulos also became the third UVM women's basketball player in school history to be named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. She was named to the second team and boasts a 3.66 GPA as a business administration major.
* The Catamounts continue to lead the country in road wins and picked up its 14th with the win over the Seawolves.
* UVM has clinched the No. 2 seed in the upcoming America East Tournament and will face the No. 7 seed in the quarterfinals on Friday (March 5) at 12 p.m. at Chase Family Arena at Hartford. If the Catamounts advance they would play in the semifinal round on Sunday (March 7) at 11 a.m. All games can be heard on WVMT-620 AM and on the Internet at

* The University of Vermont men's and women's indoor track and field teams picked up nine All-New England citations and broke three school records at the 2010 New England Championships hosted by Boston University.
* The men's team broke three school records at the event, highlighted by the 4x800 relay team of Ryan Sleeper (West Windsor, Vt.), Doug Maisey (Gwynedd Valley, Pa.), Charlie Schaefer (Blue Bell, Pa.) and Andrew Donaghy (Wallingford, Pa.) breaking the school record in the event that stood for 33 years. The team posted a time of 7:47.35, surpassing the time of 7:48.0 set in 1977 by Larry Cunningham, John Reese, Dwight Tribelhorn, Ed Nemeth.
* Senior Aaron Campbell (Bend, Ore.) scored in both the 55m and 200m for Vermont. He placed eighth in the 55m with a time of 6.49 seconds and then broke teammate Justin Scricca's (Wethersfield, Conn.) school record in the 200m. Campbell placed sixth with a new record of 21.93, breaking the mark of 22:03 set by Scricca on Feb. 12 of this year.
* Senior Aly Millett (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) finished third in the 1,000m with a time of 2:51.45 and picked up All-New England honors. She also ran a leg on the 4x800 relay team that placed fourth.
* A handful of athletes will move on to compete next week, March 6-7, at the ECAC/IC4A Championships back at Boston University.

MEN'S LACROSSE (0-2, 0-0 America East)
* Vermont dropped a 9-5 decision at Drexel on Saturday to fall to 0-2 on the season.
* Freshman Drew Philie (Sandwich, Mass.) scored the first two goals of his career in the loss.
* Sophomore Geoff Worley (Coronado, Calif.), junior Liam Thomas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) and freshman Jack Cranston (Coto de Caza, Calif.) each scored a goal for the Catamounts.
* Sophomore Alex Plavner (Arnold, Md.) made 10 saves and had a game-high five ground balls.
* Vermont travels to Colgate on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and hosts Marist on Saturday at 2 p.m.

* Vermont's season opening game at Penn State was postponed due to weather limiting UVM's travel to State College, Pa. The Catamounts will now open the 2010 campaign on Wednesday (March 3) at No. 16 Dartmouth. The game is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Hanover, N.H.
* Vermont will open the year with four straight road games, including consecutive games against teams ranked in the latest IWLCA Poll No. 16 Dartmouth and No. 6 Syracuse. UVM will also face No. 11 Boston University in America East action later this season.
* Vermont was picked to finish third in the 2010 America East Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Catamounts earned 23 votes, tying with the Albany Great Danes for third place. UVM did earn one of the seven first-place votes available. Five-time champion Boston University was picked to win the league title, capturing 36 points and six first-place votes.
* Following the Dartmouth game, the Catamounts will travel to Jacksonville, Florida over spring break where they will face No. 6 Syracuse (Mon., March 8 1 p.m.) and Jacksonville (Wed., March 10 4 p.m.). UVM's home opener is slated for March 17 versus Siena at 3 p.m.

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