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Skiing Moves to Elite Conference

The Eagles will face good competition in 2012.

The Eagles will face good competition in 2012.

Sept. 20, 2011

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College was accepted in the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) on Monday. Current members of the conference include Bates, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, Harvard, New Hampshire and Vermont, among others.                                                               

“This is a fantastic move for our program,” head coach Scott MacPherson said. “Moving to the EISA provides both the stability and elite completion we seek for our athletes.  It is truly an honor to be able to compete within these ranks.” 

With 11 new athletes, including two transfers, the Eagles have reloaded for the 2011-12 season after losing significant numbers to graduation. 

 “There is no doubt we have a steep hill to climb,” MacPherson said. “That being said, this team is going to surprise some people this year.  The hard work and dedication of the athletes have made this move possible.” 

The Eagles look forward to kicking off their season at the Bates Carnival in January 2012.

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