Football Team Celebrates Another Banner Season

Despite a valiant effort, the UNH football team came up just short in its second round NCAA tournament matchup on Saturday, dropping a 17-14 decision to Indiana University of Pennsylvania at DellaCamera Stadium.

Despite the heartbreaking loss, the team concluded another successful year, finishing with a 10-1 record. The squad has not lost a regular season game to a Division II opponent in the last two seasons.

Following the game, the team reflected on the final game for 27 seniors who helped jumpstart the program when it returned in 2009.

“They have been the greatest group of men to be around,” Head Coach Peter Rossomando told the Connecticut Post.

The football team compiled an impressive 10-1 record during the 2012 season.

He praised the UNH community for its support, especially the student section dubbed the “Big Blue Wrecking Crew.”

“It is not just about supporting team, it is about supporting the University of New Haven and the positive growth the University has experienced over the years,” said Rossomando. “As a coach, that ties you into the community, and I think that is something very special.”

The members of the senior class, many of whom joined the team when the football program returned in 2009, compiled a 34-10 record. This year, the team won the inaugural Northeast-10 Conference championship.

“This whole University is indebted to this senior class—they built this from zero,” Rossomando told the New Haven Register. “They got us to a point where we were ranked No. 3 in the nation, No. 2 seed (in the NCAA tournament) two years in a row. Just a tremendous group of young people.”


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