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Three WIH NLI's Named to National U-18 Team

Associate head coach Courtney Kennedy will serve as assistant coach for the U18 national team.

Associate head coach Courtney Kennedy will serve as assistant coach for the U18 national team.

Feb. 6, 2014

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The 2014 U.S. Women’s National Under-18 team was unveiled and three student athletes who have signed their national letters of intent to play for Boston College starting in 2014-15 have been named to the team, as announced by USA Hockey. Megan Keller, Tori Sullivan and Kenzie Kent are the three future Eagles that made the roster. The team will take part in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s Under-18 World Championship from March 23-30 in Budapest, Hungary.

Associate head coach Courtney Kennedy was named assistant coach of the U-18 team, and assistant coach Alison Quandt will serve as the team’s goaltending coach.

Kent (Norwell, Mass.) was named to her second U-18 national team, after helping the team earned the silver medal in the 2013 IIHF Women’s Under-18 World Championship in Heinola, Finland. Kent finished with one assist in a +1 rating in five games at the championships.

Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) attends North Farmington High School and will study in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College.  Keller has been named scholar athlete for ice hockey, softball and basketball all four years of high school.  She was also a member of the 2011 U-16 national championship team (Honeybaked).

Sullivan hails from West Bloomfield, Mich. and will study biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at BC. She was also a member of Honeybaked Hockey Club and won the state championship in 2010, 2012, and 2013 with the team, as well as the national championship in 2011. The 5’5” forward competed in both the USA U-18 August Festival and the December Winter Festival in 2013. She has been to the USA national development camps each year from 2010 to 2013.

BC’s final NLI, Kali Flanagan from Burlington, Mass., attended the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. for three years before heading to Burlington High School for her senior year. In 60 games during her freshman year, Flanagan compiled nine goals and 34 assists. She followed that up with 11 goals and 49 assists in 70 games her sophomore year, and 14 goals and 57 assists in 79 games her junior year. She was captain and NSA her final two years, was invited to the USA national development camp every year she was eligible, and has played on the boys Northern Cyclones AAA team.  

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