Past and Present WIH Players Invited to U.S. WNT Selection Camp
April 30, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Two former and three current members of the Boston College women’s hockey team have been invited to participate in the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team Selection Camp set to take place from June 16-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y.
BC alums Molly Schaus and Kelli Stack, alongside current members Alex Carpenter, Emily Field, and Haley Skarupa will participate in practices, off-ice testing, and three intrasquad scrimmages during the camp.
USA Hockey will announce the players selected to the team on June 24 with the final 21-player roster to be selected in late December 2013. The final 21-player roster will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from February 7-23.
Schaus (Natick, Mass.) and Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) spent last season with the Boston Blades of the CWHL after spectacular careers at Boston College from 2006-11.
Schaus appeared in 11 games for the Blades in 2012-13 – tallying a 6-3-1 record, a 1.99 GAA, and .888 save percentage during the regular season. In the Clarkson Cup, Schaus was 1-0-1 with a 1.46 GAA and .946 save percentage as the Blades took home their first CWHL championship. Schaus still holds the BC records for wins (80), save percentage (.934), goals against average (1.81), and shutouts (21).
Stack appeared in eight games for the Blades in 2012-13 – tallying four goals and three assists before sustaining a season-ending knee injury. She currently holds the BC record for career points (209), assists (111), power play goals (24), game-winning goals (22), and plus/minus rating (+112).
Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) finished the 2012-13 campaign with a BC record 70 points as the team finished up their most successful season in program history – tallying 27 wins and its third consecutive Frozen Four appearance. The reigning Hockey East Player of the Year and scoring champion, as well as second team All-American, competed at the 2013 IIHF World Championships earlier the month – tallying a goal and two assists as Team USA brought home the gold medal for the fourth time in the last five tournaments.
Field (Littleton, Mass.) finished her sophomore campaign at the Heights with 16 goals and 29 assists including the first goal in BC’s 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota at the Frozen Four in March. Field was a Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star in 2012-13 and the Athletic Republic Player of the Week honoree for the week of Nov. 26, 2012.
The reigning Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year, Skarupa (Rockville, Md.), recorded 24 goals, 29 assists, and five game-winning goals in her freshman season at Boston College. Skarupa was a second team Hockey East All-Star and All-Rookie Team honoree in 2012-13 while tallying the second most points for a freshman in the NCAA.