April 12, 2013
BC VISITS VERMONT
Boston College remains on the road for the second of three straight away games when the BC takes on Vermont at Virtue Field in Burlington, Vt., on Friday at 4 p.m.
The Eagles come into the game on a three-game winning streak having defeated Virginia (3/30), Duke (4/6), and New Hampshire (4/10) in their last three outings.
BC played in its first overtime game of the season against UNH and won, 10-9, with freshman Sarah Mannelly scoring the game-winning goal in overtime.
For their efforts in the win over Duke, sophomore Mikaela Rix and freshman Molly Erdle won ACC Co-Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week respectively.
Rix also joined classmate Covie Stanwick on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List in a round of additions announced on Thursday.
Rix ranks second on the team in goals (32) and points (35) while pacing the Eagles with 21 ground balls and 44 draw controls.
Stanwick leads BC with 40 goals and 54 points.
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SERIES HISTORY WITH THE CATAMOUNTS
Boston College holds an 8-2 all-time record against Vermont with a 5-1 record at home and a 3-1 mark on the road.
The Eagles have won the last eight meetings with the Catamounts. BC has played and beaten UVM in every season since 2007.
BC also beat UVM in 1996 and 1995 after falling to the Catamounts in the first two meetings of the series in 1993 and 1994.
Vermont comes into the game with a 6-8 overall record and a 1-3 mark in America East play.
The Catamounts are 2-2 in their last four outings including a 16-15 (3 OT) win over then-No.15 Dartmouth on March 27.
Sydney Mas leads UVM with 40 goals and 48 points while Jessica Roach stands second on the team with 26 goals and 42 points.
IN THE POLLS
The Eagles check in at No. 19 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll making their first appearance in the poll since the organization's preseason rankings.
BC ranks 17th in this week's deBeer Women's Media Poll re-entering the poll for the first time since the ranking's March 4 edition.
In the NCAA's first edition of the RPI rankings released on April 8, Boston College comes in at No. 17.
RIX RECEIVES RECOGNITION
Sophomore Mikaela Rix earned ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and WomensLax.com Player of the Week for her game-high four-goal performance in BC's 10-9 win over Duke on Saturday.
The midfielder also earned a spot on the expanded Tewaaraton Watch List Thursday.
The Garden City, N.Y., product scored four or more goals in a game for the third time this season against Duke and recorded a hat trick for the sixth time this year.
Rix ranks second on the team with 32 goals and 35 points and ranks seventh in the ACC in goals per game (2.46).
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 44 draw controls and 21 ground balls. She has surpassed her freshman totals for both draw controls (21) and ground balls (14).
She ranks fifth in the ACC in ground balls per game (1.62) and fifth in the conference in draw controls per game (3.38).
In 2012, she took home All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team honors. Rix finished second on the team and fifth in the ACC with 2.53 goals per game on 43 total goals last season.
STANWICK LEADING IN SOPHOMORE CAMPAIGN
Sophomore Tewaaraton watch list member, Covie Stanwick comes into this week ranked 12th in the nation in goals per game and 21st nationally in points per game. She ranks second in the ACC in goals (3.08) and in points (4.15) per game.
On the season the Baltimore, Md., native paces BC with 54 points, 40 goals, and 14 assists. She has scored three or more goals in nine of BC's 13 games and has eclipsed her goal total of 28 from last season.
Against Syracuse (3/27), she 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.
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 points 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.
ERDLE EARNS ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Freshman Molly Erdle earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week accolades on April 9 after holding Duke's points leader to zero points and no shots.
The Lone Tree, Colo., native marked Duke's Kerrin Maurer throughout the game and did not allow her to record a goal, assist, or shot.
She anchored a BC defense which held Duke to its second-lowest scoring total of the season and surrendered just six goals to the Blue Devils over the last 55 minutes.
MATA CAPTURES ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore goalie Emily Mata captured ACC Defensive Player of the Week accolades on April 2 after recording 20 saves and a .455 save percentage in a win over Virginia (3/30) and a loss to Syracuse (3/27).
Against UVA she made nine saves and held the Cavaliers to 2 of 6 on free position shots. She stopped a season-high 11 shots against Syracuse.
Mata holds a 7-6 record while recording 5.92 saves per game and an 11.53 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.
MANNELLY GAINS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONORS
Freshman Sarah Mannelly earned WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week honors on April 1 for her three-goal performance in BC's win over Virginia (3/30).
Mannelly ranks third on the team with 30 points and 23 goals on the year.
The New Canaan, Conn., resident recorded four goals against Holy Cross (2/16) and Vanderbilt (2/20) and has scored three goals in four different games.
The 2012 Connecticut Player of the Year, Mannelly also earned all-state honors in soccer and basketball during her high school career.
KATE KNOWS ... LACROSSE
Junior Kate McCarthy -- who has started in 48 career games for the BC soccer team -- has continued to find success in her second season with the lacrosse program.
McCarthy ranks second in the ACC in caused turnovers per game (1.33). On the year, she has caused 16 turnovers, picked up 18 ground balls, and won 25 draw controls.
She set a career high with six draw controls in the win over Duke (4/6).
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.
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 this past season - joined the lacrosse program full-time as a goalie on March 25.
MORE JUNIORS MAKING PLAYS
Junior Moira Barry has scored 10 goals this season and has also posted six 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. She recorded two goals and an assist against Syracuse (3/27).
Classmate Kara O'Connell ranks second on the team with 11 caused turnovers. She has also picked up 14 ground balls this season after recording eight ground balls in her first two seasons combined.
Junior defender Claire Blohm has won 11 draw controls and picked up 10 ground balls on the year.
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 13 games this year and has made 10 starts. Prior to the game against Virginia (3/30) she received the No. 19 jersey in honor of former BC men's lacrosse player and 9/11 hero, Welles Crowther `99.
So far in 2013, Ceglarski has tallied seven goals and five assists for 12 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.
A LOOK AHEAD
Boston College concludes its three-game road swing at Brown on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Eagles then conclude their regular season with two home games -- against Harvard on 4/17 and against Canisius on 4/20. BC will hold Senior Day ceremonies prior to the game against Canisius.