Nov. 14, 1997
Three Boston College Soccer Players Earn Big East Conference Honors
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Three Boston College soccer players -- senior back Asgeir Asgeirsson (Reykjavik, Iceland), junior midfielder Keith McDonald (Holliston, Mass.) and freshman goalkeeper Chris Hamblin (Bristol, England) -- earned BIG EAST Conference post-season accolades. Asgeirsson and McDonald were selected to the All-Conference second team, while Hamblin was selected to the conference's All-Rookie team.
Asgeirsson started all 16 matches for the Eagles, anchoring the team's defense. Boston College recorded six shutouts this season. The senior successfully made the transition to his defensive position after playing forward in 1996.
McDonald, the team captain, also started all 16 matches. He tallied two goals -- the only goal in a 1-0 win over Boston University, and the Eagles' lone goal in a 3-1 loss at Notre Dame.
Hamblin recorded five victories and six shutouts in 15 matches this fall, finishing with a 1.00 goals against average. He did not play in the Eagles' season opener at Hartford, but started each subsequent match.
Boston College finished the 1997 season with a 5-9-2 record, including a 4-6-1 BIG EAST mark. The Eagles earned a berth in the BIG EAST Championship Tournament, but were eliminated by defending national champion St. John's in the quarterfinal round.