March 8, 2013
HYANNIS, Mass. – The Boston College women’s hockey team swept all three major awards at Friday night’s 11th Annual Hockey East Awards Banquet in Hyannis, Mass. The Eagles also received Hockey East All-Star recognition with appearances on the First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention lists.
Sophomore Alex Carpenter earned the Cammi Granato/Athletic Republic Player of the Year award; freshman Haley Skarupa took home Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year honors while head coach Katie King Crowley was tabbed as Hockey East Coach of the Year.
Carpenter tallied a school record 68 points (31g, 37a) in her second season at the Heights which also included a league record 24-game point streak from Oct. 21-Feb. 2. Carpenter also recorded personal career milestones of 100 points and 50 goals during a two-game span in February. The sophomore was a five-time Athletic Republic Player of the Week honoree this season and a received Player of the Month accolades in January and February.
Skarupa receives the honors after her 50 point (23g, 27a) freshman campaign in which she led all Hockey Rookies in scoring. Her 37 points in league play set a new Hockey East record as the freshman became a six-time Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honoree and Rookie of the Month honoree in November.
Head Coach Katie King Crowley led the Eagles to the most single-season wins (26) in team history while amassing the school’s best offensive output in the process (153 goals). The native of Salem, N.H., holds a career record of 118-60-34 over six seasons at Boston College. The Eagles reached their highest national ranking (No. 2) this season under Crowley.
Carpenter and senior captain Blake Bolden
were named as unanimous First-Team All-Stars. Goaltender Corinne Boyles
, defenseman Emily Pfalzer
, and Skarupa were selected as Second Team All-Stars while sophomore forward Emily Field
garnered Honorable Mention All-Star accolades.
The 2012-13 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie team was officially honored at the event with selections bestowed to Skarupa, Lexi Bender, and Dana Trivigno. Bolden also took home the Hockey East Best Defenseman Award while Carpenter (Turfer Athletic Scoring Champion), and Corinne Boyles (Hockey East Goaltending Champion) also received additional honors.
Boston College continues the quest for its second Hockey East Tournament championship on Saturday against Northeastern at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center.