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NH Colleges: UNH men's soccer team up to 14th

September 20. 2017 3:14AM

UNH men's soccer team up to 14th

The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, coming off a 1-0-1 week, jumped from 16th to 14th in the latest United Soccer Coaches Division I national poll released on Tuesday.

The Wildcats (4-0-2) beat Holy Cross 2-0 last Wednesday and tied Rhode Island 0-0 last Saturday at Wildcat Stadium. Goalkeeper Andrew Pesci of Windham has allowed one goal in six games; the Wildcats lead the country with a 0.13 goals-against average.

UNH visits Quinnipiac on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Hamden, Conn.

Notre Dame (5-0-0) is the national poll’s new No. 1, replacing Indiana (5-0-2), which dropped to second.

UNH promotes Jon Danos

Jon Danos has been promoted to the role of executive director of athletics at the University of New Hampshire, director of athletics Marty Scarano announced.

Danos had served as senior associate director of athletics for external affairs since joining the Wildcats’ department of athletics in August 2015.

In his new role, Danos will be responsible for the business activities of the athletics department and will participate in the leadership and oversight of the department’s 20 sports programs. He will work with the staff and coaches, as well as with leagues and conferences, to develop strategies around broadcast rights, brand recognition, revenue, and fan experiences while expanding his role in representing the department.

Danos, a 1990 UNH grad, is a Manchester native.

Matt Paradis leads Penmen golfers to title

Sophomore Matt Paradis of Hooksett carded a two-under 67 Tuesday to finish three-under for medalist honors and led Southern New Hampshire University to victory in the Penmen Fall Invitational at the Hanover Country Club.

Paradis, a graduate of Manchester Central, finished with a two-day total of 68-67-135 for a two-shot victory. The Penmen were also led by junior Sam Riemer (71-70-141, tied for 10th), sophomore Ryan Anderson (72-70-142, tied for 12th) and junior Joshua LaCasse of Bow (72-71-143, tied for 18th).

Bentley University freshman Tommy Ethier, of Nashua, tied for second in his first college tournament. He shot rounds of 68 and 69.

First-day leader junior Tyler Silver of SNHU and Lebanon, who fired a 66 Monday, was forced to withdraw. SNHU will compete in the Northeast-10 Championship Oct. 2-3 at Lake Sunapee CC.

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