1996 Season In Review
The 1996 campaign marked Boston College's third-consecutive season with 11 or more wins, as the Eagles compiled an 11-8 overall record and a 3-2 Big East mark.
After getting off to a 0-4 start, BC won 11 of 15 games, including its final five regular season contests, and earned a share of second place in the Big East. In addition, Boston College went 6-1 in its final seven regular-season road games during this 15-game stretch.
A 4-1 victory over Rutgers in the regular-season finale assured BC of the number-two seed in the Big East Tournament. The Eagles fell to Providence, 3-1, in the tournament semifinals. Sophomore midfielder Joy Ramsbotham and junior forward Andrea Durko sparked the Boston College offensive attack. The duo tied for the team lead in scoring, as both tallied 32 points on 14 goals and four assists.
Senior goaltender Sarah Egnaczyk posted a 10-8 record and a 2.19 goals against average in the Boston College net. Egnaczyk concluded her collegiate career as Boston College's all-time leader in wins (41), saves (661) and shutouts (19).
Boston College players also received various postseason accolades last fall.
Sophomore back Anne Marie Ambros and junior back Marion Fitzgerald earned First Team All-Big East honors, while Egnaczyk, Ramsbotham and senior forward Michelle Labonge were second team all-conference selections. Freshman forward Julianne Marrone was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team.
Ramsbotham was also a Field Hockey Coaches' Association Second Team All-American and a First Team Northeast Region All-American, while Ambros was also a First Team Northeast Region All-American selection. Durko, Egnaczyk, and Fitzgerald each earned Second Team Northeast Region All-America honors in 1996.