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Dec. 1, 1997

Boston College Signs Three Recruits to National Letters of Intent

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Three highly-regarded players have signed national letters of intent, Boston College head coach Jerry York announced. The three players that will join the Eagles for the 1998-99 season are Ales Dolinar, a forward from Lawrence (Mass.) Academy; Jeff Giuliano, a forward from St. Paul's (N. H.) School; and Brooks Orpik, a defenseman from Thayer (Mass.) Academy.

Dolinar, a 5-foot-11 inch, 190-lb. center from East Northport, N.Y., has played two years at Lawrence (Mass.) Academy. Last season, Dolinar scored 24 goals and 37 assists on his way to All-Independent School League and All-New England honors.

Giuliano, a 5-foot-10 inch, 190-lb. center from Nashua, N.H., has been a standout player for St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. Entering his fourth seasons at St. Paul's, Giuliano has totalled 128 points (43 goals, 85 assists), including 54 (23g, 31a) in 1996-97. In August 1996, Giuliano was the leading scorer and Tournament Most Valuable Player at Hockey Night In Boston.

Orpik, a 6-foot-2 inch, 190-lb defenseman, is a native of Amherst , N.Y. A member of the U.S. Select 16 team, Orpik is in his third year at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass., earning All-Independent School League honors in his sophomore and junior seasons.

The talented trio signed the letters during the early-signing period that ran from November 13-20.

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