May 3, 2012
The closing weeks of April brought about the end of the year banquet for the Boston College ski team. Awards were given out for the team MVP, the Most Improved, and the Coaches Award.
Stacey Bolger was recognized as the MVP for the men's team. Bolger led the Eagles with 87 EISA team points and stood out in his overall run consistency. He started the season strong with a first place finish in the UConn Carnival leading up to the EISA races and continued to go strong throughout the season.
Kelly Burgart was voted the women's team MVP. Burgart tallied an impressive 102 EISA team points in 12 starts, and like Bolger, had amazing run consistency. The improvement Burgart showed in her consistency, completing 100% of her first runs, and 83% of her races overall, also earned her the honor of Most Improved. These awards are the capstone on a great season for Burgart, who was recently named a team captain for the 2012-2013 season.
On the men's team, the Most Improved award was presented to Geofrey Ochs. Ochs, a rising senior, has shown tremendous improvement from the beginning his career to present. He leapt from not having a USSA profile to starting and competing in the elite EISA carnivals in a mere three seasons, leaving his selection for the honor unquestioned.
Finally, Ryan Dacey and Laura Martini were honored with the Coaches Award. Dacey was especially recognized for the constant perseverance he has shown throughout his college career. Despite skiing from the back, he has always maintained a positive attitude and provides the presence of an "11th man".
Martini, too, has shown her leadership despite difficult conditions. Martini had to start by overcoming a junior year season-ending injury. She made a great recovery to prepare herself for the move to the EISA. She had a top ten finish at the UConn Carnival early in the season and qualified for second runs in both slalom and giant slalom at the UVM Carnival.
With the 2011-2012 season over, the Eagles are glad to have the experience and now look ahead to leaving their mark in their second season in the EISA.