Oct. 30, 2000
Senior Chris Hamblin has been named BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for the week of Oct. 23-29. It is the third time in 2000 that the Bristol, England native has received the honor.
Last week, in a pivotal game against Georgetown, Hamblin shutout the Hoyas and made eight saves in the win. The winner of the game was to host a quarterfinal match in the annual BIG EAST tournament. Staked with a 1-0 lead, Hamblin preserved the win for the Eagles when he made a leaping save on a shot aimed just under the crossbar. The 5-10 keeper jumped up and deflected the ball and saved the Boston College advantage.
Hamblin has had a career year in 2000. He has posted a career-best seven shutouts and has maintained a goals against average of .76 overall and .44 in league games. He has only allowed five goals in league play, after sacrificing 15 in 1999 with a goals against average of 1.66 in league contests.
Currently, Boston College is 8-6-1 overall and finished its conference schedule with a 7-3-1 record. The third-seeded Eagles are hosting a rematch with Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST tournament on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 12 p.m. at the Newton Campus Soccer Fields. It marks the first tournament appearance for Boston College since 1997 when they were the eighth seed. The Eagles were selected ninth in the 2000 preseason BIG EAST Coaches' Poll.
The Eagles close out the regular season with a Senior Day presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. against Brown.