Anastos and Crowley Highlight Awards Banquet
March 7, 2014
HYANNIS, Mass. - Freshman Andie Anastos was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year, and head coach Katie Crowley was tabbed Hockey East Co-Coach of the Year at Friday night's 12th annual Hockey East Awards Banquet. The Eagles also received Hockey East All-Star recognition with appearances on the First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention lists.
Anastos, who was also named to the 2014 WHEA Honorable Mention All Star Team, finished the regular season with 35 points (14-21-35) and leads all conference rookies in points per game (1.03). Her 14 goals are tied for tops among Hockey East freshmen, while her 21 assists rank first. Her 35 points also leads all conference freshmen, and are eight more than second place Victoria Andreakos (11-16-27) of Vermont.
One of two unanimous All-Rookie selections, Anastos was named WHEA Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month three out of five possible months this season, taking home the award in October, November and January. She was assessed just one penalty all season and maintains a plus-21 rating. She is second behind Haley Skarupa in points for the Eagles, and leads the team with 21 assists. On the national level, Anastos ranks second behind Brittany Howard (Robert Morris) with 1.03 points per game.
Crowley led the Eagles to their first-ever WHEA Regular Season Championship with an 18-2-1 record in league play, the best conference record in program history. BC went on an 11-game unbeaten streak (9-0-2) from November 30 to February 4, and won its fifth Beanpot championship in school history on February 11 at Conte Forum. The 26 wins the Eagles have amassed this season rank second all-time at BC (27 wins in 2013).
Junior Emily Pfalzer and sophomore Haley Skarupa were both named 2014 WHEA First-Team All Stars. Pfalzer has scored a career-high 24 points this season (six goals, 18 assists). Skarupa leads the team in goals (25) and points (41), and ranks third in the nation in goals per game (0.83).
Graduate student goaltender Corinne Boyles and sophomore defenseman Lexi Bender were tabbed 2014 WHEA Second-Team All Stars. Boyles was the Hockey East Goaltending Champion for the second consecutive year and went 15-2-1 in league play, with a 1.52 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. Her 1.60 overall GAA ranks eighth in the nation, while she boasts the fifth-best save percentage (.944) in the country.
Along with Anastos, junior Emily Field was also named to the Honorable Mention team. She ranks third on the team with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists), and became just the tenth player at BC to eclipse 100 career points (43-64--107).
Boston College continues the quest for its second Hockey East Tournament championship on Saturday against Vermont at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
WHEA First-Team All-Stars