Three Eagles Named to the U.S. Women's National Team
June 24, 2013
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Current Boston College women's ice hockey junior Alex Carpenter, along with former Eagles Kelli Stack and Molly Schaus, were named to the 25-player roster for the U.S. Women's National Team that will train together and participate in various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, USA Hockey announced on Monday afternoon.
The announcement was the culmination of a seven-day selection camp that began on June 17 in Lake Placid and included 41 players. The roster features 13 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders.
Carpenter was the Turfer Athletic Hockey East scoring champion, tallying 70 points, and a top-10 Patty Kazmaier finalist. She was seventh overall in the nation with 1.89 points per game and was named the Cammi Granato/Athletic Republic Player of the Year. The forward earned New England Division I Player of the Year accolades, was an unanimous First-Team Hockey East All-Star and Second-Team All-American honors. She helped the U.S. capture a gold medalist at the 2013 IIHF World Championships while tallying a goal and two assists over five games. She set a Hockey East record with a 24-game point streak from Oct. 21 through Feb. 2 and set Boston College single-season records for points (70), assists (38) and plus/minus rating (+46). She is scheduled to miss the 2013-14 season to compete with the national team.
Stack and Schaus won silver medals with Team USA at XXI Vancouver Winter Olympics and three straight gold medals with the U.S. National Team at the IIHF Women's World Championship.
Stack was Hockey East's first three-time Player of the Year, as well as a two-time second-team All-American and Patty Kazmaier Top Three Finalist as an Eagle in 2010-11. The forward was also named New England Player of the Year the same year. Schaus was a two-time Patty Kazmaier Top 10 Finalist and a first-team All-American in 2010-11. The goalie earned second-team honors in 2008-09 donning the Maroon and Gold. Both former Eagles spent last season with the Boston Blades of the CWHL.