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Chris Wingate

School

University of New Hampshire

Position
Midfielder
Major
Finance and Info Systems/ Business Analytics

Classroom

Chris Wingate holds a cumulative grade-point average of 3.76 in his field of business administration with a concentration in finance and information systems & business analytics as a senior. He was a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2013 (3.0 or better) and has been tabbed to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll the last two years (3.5 or better). He also was named to the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society in 2015.

Character

Wingate was named a co-captain of the team as a junior and is again a co-captain as a senior. In 2015, Wingate was the recipient of the team’s Robert Black Most Valuable Player Award as voted by his teammates and coaches. He constantly demonstrates leadership both on and off the field and serves as a significant role model to underclassmen on the team.

Community

Wingate has participated in a number of community service events throughout his collegiate career. He has worked with the Pease Greeters, welcoming troops home and being there for them before they are deployed. He also has been part of the following community programs and organizations: the Highway Cleanup program, Volley for Holly charity events, Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) events, the Oyster River Youth Association soccer program, the Mast Way Elementary School After School Program, the Oyster River Middle School Homework Club, the UNH Leadership Development Group and Durham Community Church. This year Wingate has played a key role in the men’s soccer team’s adoption of Lucas Currier. Lucas is a high school freshman who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a child. Wingate and Lucas have already grown to be close friends and teammates.

Competition

Through September 29, Wingate had started all five games for UNH (4-1-0) and had four points on one goal and two assists. At the start of his senior season Wingate was one of 28 Division I players to be named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. This year he was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Top 100 Players List and was voted in the America East Conference Top 20 List both his junior and senior years (#3 senior year). In 2015, Wingate was named the America East Midfielder of the Year, an All-Conference First Team selection and to the NSCAA All-East Region First Team after recording 16 points on six goals and four assists. (Three of his goals were game-winners.) In 2013, he was a member of the AE All-Rookie Squad and has received multiple America East Player of the Week honors. Other notable awards Wingate has received include the Mayor’s Cup Offensive Most Valuable Player Award his sophomore year, the Barney Smith Windjammer Classic Most Valuable Player Award his junior year, and the Barney Smith Windjammer Classic All-Tournament Team his freshman and junior year. During the summer of 2016, Wingate was also part of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team.