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
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