2000: Played in all 14 games ... Led the team with 28 goals and 15 assists for 43 points ... Scooped up 23 ground balls ... Matched a career high with six goals vs. Boston College ... Netted five goals and an assist vs. Rutgers ... Had two goals and five assists vs. Brown ... Tallied three goals and an assist vs. Vermont and UMBC ... Scored a pair of goals and a pair of assists vs. Penn State ... Netted two goals and an assist vs. Hofstra and Stony Brook ... Had a pair of goals vs. Georgetown ... Recorded at least one point in 12 of the 14 games ... Named second team All-ECAC.
1999: Played in 12 games ... Posted 29 points and a team-high 22 goals ... Also had 10 groundballs ... Top game was against Fairfield with nine points (6g, 3a) ... Also had big games vs Holy Cross (3g, 1a), Duke (3g, 0a), and Notre Dame (2g, 1a).
1998: Played in four games ... Scored four goals ... Best game was against Hartford with two goals ... Had one ground ball.
Before UMass: Played for Joseph Cuozzo at Ward Melville ... Led the team in scoring as a senior with 91 points (68g, 23a) ... Member of the 1996 U.S. Under-17 All-Star team that played in Australia ... Played in 1997 Suffolk County exceptional seniors game ... High school All-American ... Three-time All-Suffolk County selection ... Finished third in career scoring at Ward Melville with 211 points (134g, 77a).
Personal: Richard F. Kunkel ... Born March 14, 1979, in Toms River, N.J. ... Son of Richard and Diane Kunkel ... Favorite musician is Rush drummer Neil Pert ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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