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April 26, 2014

Graves brings her A-game to UNH lacrosse

Becca Graves and her UNH lacrosse team will play their final home game today against Albany, and a win would go a long way towards making sure the Wildcats make the America East playoffs.

“We have a very good chance,” said the former Bishop Fenwick star. “That’s our goal. We lost to Vermont but beat UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), and they beat Vermont to create a three way tie. It comes down to points and then I think it’s goals allowed. A win in the conference game with Albany would definitely help us.”

Graves is a junior biology major with a minor in wildlife conservation and animal behavior. Next month she is going to New Zealand on a scholarship program to take part in a summer semester and fulfill her wildlife requirements. After graduation next year she would like to go to Africa to work as a field guide at an animal preserve.

“I have never been out of the country so I’m very excited about spending five weeks in New Zealand, even though it will be winter there,” said Graves. “We’re going to work with people on conservation projects, and when I get back I’ll still have the last chunk of summer to get in shape for fall ball.”

Graves is on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll and has made the Dean’s List every lacrosse season. A high honors recipient, Graves was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society this week and learned she is a semi-finalist for the Life Sciences Marble Scholarship Program.

“Everything is awesome, especially academically,” said Graves. “Lacrosse has been tough at times, but I have never been someone to quit. I’ll come back next year ready to fight for my position, and I know I have something to contribute.”

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