March 29, 2013
Game Notes | Red Bandanna Game Flyer
BC PLAYS VIRGINIA IN RED BANDANNA NO. 19 GAME
Boston College hosts No. 9/10 Virginia in the team's Red Bandanna No. 19 Game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field in Newton, Mass.
Prior to the game, BC will honor the memory of Welles Crowther, a 1999 BC graduate and former men's lacrosse player, who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001 while assisting others to safety. The Eagles will recognize Crowther's parents and family in a pre-game ceremony, and a BC player will wear No. 19 in his memory.
The Eagles enter the game coming off back-to-back losses against top-5 opponents. BC fell at No. 3 North Carolina, 19-11, on March 23 and lost to No. 5 Syracuse, 17-12, on Wednesday.
In the game against the Orange, Tewaaraton award candidate Covie Stanwick surpassed the 100-point mark in her career. She now has 103 points in 28 games played.
Virginia comes into the game having won four of its last five contests.
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April 20, 2012
Lacrosse Falls to Virginia, 13-8, at ACC Tournament
Fifth seeded Boston College (8-8) was defeated by fourth-seeded Virginia (11-5) in the first round of the ACC Tournament, hosted by Duke. The Cavaliers advance to the semifinals and will take on top-seeded North Carolina on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m.
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THE MAN IN THE RED BANDANNA
BC will hold its second annual Red Bandanna Game against Virginia with a pre-game ceremony honoring the family of Welles Remy Crowther `99. A Boston College player will wear No. 19 during the game in his memory.
Crowther, a former BC men's lacrosse player, lost his life while helping others to saftey during the attacks of September 11, 2001.
At the game, fans will also receive red bandannas in homage to Crowther's trademark clothing item which he wore while assisting others on September 11.
Last year, Boston College dedicated its game against California to the memory of Crowther, and Catherine Conway, now an assistant coach at Manhattan College, wore Crowther's No. 19 during the game.
The team also volunteered at the eighth annual Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna Run this past fall. The 5k is held in October each year in memory of Crowther.
SERIES HISTORY WITH THE CAVALIERS
The Eagles hold a 1-10 all-time mark against Virginia with records of 1-2 at home, 0-4 on the road, and 0-4 at neutral sites. BC is 1-8 against UVA since joining the ACC in 2006.
BC's victory over the Cavaliers came on April 2, 2011 when the 17th-ranked Eagles beat No. 7 Virginia, 12-6, in front of 535 fans at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field.
The win marked BC's last victory over a top-10 opponent.
The Eagles met the Cavaliers twice last season, falling to UVA 12-10 on March 31 in a regular-season matchup and losing to the Wahoos 13-8 on April 20 in the ACC Championship.
SCOUTING THE WAHOOS
Virginia enters Saturday with a 6-5 overall record and a 0-3 mark in the ACC.
The Cavaliers have won four of their last five contests after starting the season 2-4. Their four wins during that stretch have come against William & Mary (3/13), Princeton (3/16), James Madison (3/20), and Old Dominion (3/27).
All of UVA's losses have come against top-10 opponents. The Cavaliers' losses in the ACC have come at the hands of Maryland (3/1), North Carolina (3/9), and Duke (3/23).
Casey Bocklet leads Virginia with 43 points on 29 goals and 14 assists. Ashlee Warner follows her with 35 points on 22 goals and 13 assists.
Courtney Swan leads the team in draw controls (41) while goalkeeper Kim Kolarik paces UVA with 17 ground balls.
Kolarik (4-4) has split time in goal this season with Liz Colgan (2-1) posting 10.30 and 8.51 goals against averages respectively.
STANWICK SURPASSES 100 CAREER POINTS
Against Syracuse (3/27), sophomore Covie Stanwick - a member of the Tewaaraton Award Watch List - surpassed 100 career points in her 28th game played.
She became the 13th player in program history to record 100 points. Only Lauren Miller (1999-2002) reached the milestone in fewer games (26) at BC.
Stanwick comes into this week ranked sixth in the nation in goals per game and 15th nationally in points per game. She entered the week first in the ACC in goals per game and second in the ACC in points per game.
On the season the Baltimore, Md., native paces BC with 48 points, 35 goals, and 13 assists. She has scored three or more goals in nine of BC's 10 games.
Stanwick has already surpassed her goal total of 28 from last season.
She set new career highs with six goals and nine points at Holy Cross (2/16).
Against both No. 4 Northwestern (3/6) and Virginia Tech (3/9), the Notre Dame Prep product scored a team-best four goals. She had a game-high seven poinst against Syracuse (3/27).
In 2012, Stanwick became the first BC player to earn ACC Rookie of the Year honors while garnering All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team accolades.
Stanwick set the BC freshman record for assists in a season with 27 helpers -- good for tops on the team and third in the ACC -- and tied BC's freshman record for points in a season (55).
RIX COMPLETES SUPER-SOPHOMORE DUO
Last season, sophomores Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick represented the only two freshmen to earn All-ACC honors and became the first freshmen in program history to earn such plaudits.
In 2013, Rix ranks second on the team with 26 goals and came into the week at third in the ACC in goals per game.
The Garden City High School product matched a career high with five goals against both No. 3 North Carolina (3/23) and Boston University (3/20) and set a career high with six points against the Tar Heels.
Rix leads the team with 34 draw controls and 18 ground balls. She has surpassed her freshman totals for both draw controls (21) and ground balls (14).
She entered the weel tied for fourth in the ACC in draw controls per game helping BC rank 13th nationally in draw controls per game coming into the week.
In 2012, she also took home IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team honors.
The Garden City, N.Y., resident finished second on the team and fifth in the ACC with 2.53 goals per game on 43 total goals last season.
The Eagles will feature four captains in 2013 -- seniors Brooke Blue, Jessie Coffield, and Ali Meagher as well as junior Cali Ceglarski.
Blue has scored eight goals in 2013. Last season the Bethesda, Md., native recorded 38 goals and 10 assists.
Coffield has made 41 appearances for the Eagles in the her first three seasons. In 2012, the Alexandria, Va., resident started 16 of 17 games played.
Meagher has played in all 10 games this year and has made seven starts. She caused three turnovers at Ohio State (2/23) and picked up two ground balls against Northwestern (3/6).
So far in 2013, Ceglarski has tallied seven goals and four assists for 11 points after recording 12 points in her first two seasons combined. Against Syracuse (3/27), she scored a career-high three goals on three shots.
50 GOALS, 100 POINTS
Four Boston College players - senior Brooke Blue, junior Moira Barry, and sophomores Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick - have scored at least 50 goals in their careers.
Blue and Stanwick have also compiled 100 points in their careers. Stanwick reached the milestone in the game against Syracuse (3/27).
On BC's career lists, Blue ranks seventh in goals (125), seventh in points (160), and tied for 11th in assists (35).
BC's players with at least 50 career goals are listed below:
Brooke Blue (58 games played): 125 goals, 35 assists, 160 points
Mikaela Rix (27): 69-6-75
Covie Stanwick (28): 63-40-106
Moira Barry (47): 55-17-72
STANWICK LEADS ACC IN GOALS PER GAME
Sophomore Covie Stanwick entered this week as the ACC leader in goals per game. She has scored at least three goals in nine of BC's 10 games this season while recording at least three points in all of BC's games.
She has scored four or more goals in each of four games, listed below:
Holy Cross (Feb. 16): 6goals, 3 assists, 9 points
Northwestern (Mar. 6): 4-0-4
Virginia Tech (Mar. 9): 4-1-5
North Carolina (Mar. 23): 4-2-6
KATE KNOWS ... LACROSSE
Junior Kate McCarthy -- who has started in 48 career games for the BC soccer team -- made her first appearance on the lacrosse field last season with great success.
The former Loomis Chaffee School standout started in all 18 games last year for the Eagles finishing tied for second on the team in ground balls (24) and third in draw controls (27) -- representing BC's top returning player in both categories.
In 2013, McCarthy entered the week as the ACC leader in caused turnovers per game. On the year, she has caused 14 turnovers, picked up 14 ground balls, and won 14 draw controls.
The Eagles also feature another dual-sport athlete in junior Jackie Young. Young, a member of BC's ice hockey team - which advanced to the Frozen Four - joined the lacrosse program full-time as a goalkeeper on March 25.
MORE JUNIORS MAKING PLAYS
Junior Moira Barry has scored nine goals this season and has also posted five assists and 15 draw controls.
A native of Framingham, Mass., Barry won five draws in the home opener against Vanderbilt (2/20) while registering a goal and two assists. Against BU (3/20), she won four draws and scored a goal.
Classmate Kara O'Connell ranks tied for second on the team with 10 caused turnovers. She has also picked up 12 ground balls this season after recording eight ground balls in her first two seasons combined.
Both Barry and O'Connell have started in all nine of BC's games.
Junior defender Claire Blohm has won 10 draw controls and picked up nine ground balls on the year.
NEW TO THE SCENE
Freshman Sarah Mannelly ranks third on the team with 14 goals and 21 points.
The New Canaan, Conn., resident recorded four goals against both Holy Cross (2/16) and Vanderbilt (2/20) and scored three times against BU (3/20).
She stands second on the team lead with seven assists.
The 2012 Connecticut Player of the Year, Mannelly also earned all-state honors in soccer and basketball during her high school career.
Fellow freshmen Kate Rich, Molly Erdle, and Caroline Margolis made their first collegiate starts at Holy Cross (2/16) while classmate Emily Zlevor started at Ohio State (2/23). Erdle has started in all 10 games for BC.
Rich scored her first collegiate goal against Vanderbilt (2/20) before scoring twice at Northwestern (3/6). Margolis posted her first career tally at Virginia Tech (3/9).
IN THE CREASE
Sophomore Emily Mata represents BC's full-time starter in net after splitting time last season with Catherine Conway.
Mata holds a 4-6 record while recording 6.00 saves per game and a 12.60 goals against average. She has played every minute in goal for BC this season.
Last year, Mata played in 15 games with 10 starts in over 532 minutes. The Severna Park, Md., native tallied a .412 save percentage ranking fourth in the ACC while posting a 10.93 goals against average.
A LOOK AHEAD
After squaring off with Virginia, the Eagles remain at home to play Duke on April 6 at 1 p.m. The game will mark the end of a stretch that saw BC play five of six on the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field.
BC will then play three consecutive road games over a five-day span with contests at New Hampshire (4/10), Vermont (4/12), and Brown (4/14).