April 20, 2013
NO. 18/15 BC HOSTS CANISIUS ON SENIOR DAY
No. 18/15 Boston College hosts Canisius for Senior Day in its regular-season finale at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field in Newton, Mass., on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The game was rescheduled from Saturday at 1 p.m. due to this past week's events in the Boston area.
The Eagles enter the game on a six-game winning streak -- tied for the longest such streak in program history. During the streak, BC has defeated two ACC opponents, Virginia and Duke, and four New England foes, UNH, Vermont, Brown, and Harvard.
Sophomore Tewaaraton Award candidate Covie Stanwick leads BC with 51 goals and stands two goals shy of setting BC's single-season goals record. Over the last six games she leads BC in points (23), goals (16), and assists (7).
Canisius comes into Sunday with an 11-3 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the MAAC. The Golden Griffins enter the game on a program-best nine-game winning streak. They have not lost since March 10.
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SERIES HISTORY WITH THE GRIFFS
Boston College holds a 2-0 all-time record against Canisius.
The Eagles and Golden Griffins played a home-and-home in 2009 and 2010 with BC earning victories in both matchups.
BC won at Canisius, 18-13, in 2009 before downing the Griffs, 14-5, in Newton in 2010.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN GRIFFINS
Canisius enters the game with an 11-3 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
The Golden Griffins have clinched at least a share of the MAAC regular-season title and come into Sunday on a school-record nine-game winning streak.
Tori Quinn leads the Griffs with 60 points and 23 assists while Morgan Leonard paces the team with 42 goals.
Quinn ranks second on the team with 37 goals while Maria Kotas stands third on th team with 29 goals.
Leonard leads the squad with 42 ground balls and 40 caused turnovers. Kotas paces the Griffs with 39 draw controls.
Kayla Scorry has seen most of the time in goal holding a 10-2 record in 12 starts with a 6.69 GAA and .546 save percentage.
IN THE POLLS
The Eagles check in at No. 18 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll moving up from last week's No. 19 ranking.
BC ranks 15th in this week's deBeer Women's Media Poll climbing two spots from its No. 17 position last week.
In the NCAA's first edition of the RPI rankings released on April 8, Boston College comes in at No. 17.
THE WINNING STREAK
Boston College enters Sunday on a six-game winning streak matching the longest such streak in program history set by BC's 2011 and 2010 teams.
During the streak, BC has defeated two ACC opponents -- then-No. 9 Virginia (3/30) and then-No. 6 Duke (4/6) -- as well as New England foes UNH (4/10), Vermont (4/12), Brown (4/14), and Harvard (4/17).
Sophomore Covie Stanwick leads the team with 16 goals, seven assists, and 23 points during the six-game span.
Classmate Mikaela Rix leads the team with 23 draw controls and ranks second on the squad with 13 goals during the streak. Freshman Sarah Mannelly has also scored 13 goals and has a team-best six caused turnovers.
Junior Kate McCarthy has picked up a team-high 11 ground balls to go with 10 goals and 13 draw controls.
Goalie Emily Mata has played every minute in goal during the streak, recording a 9.02 GAA, a .382 save percentage, and 5.67 saves per game.
RIX ANCHORS MIDFIELD
Sophomore Mikaela Rix has anchored the Boston College midfield this season ranking second on the team with 39 goals and 44 points while leading the team with 57 draw controls and 24 ground balls. She had 46 points last season.
Her 57 draw controls on the year currently rank fourth for draw controls in a season in program history. She had 39 draw controls last spring.
Among ACC leaders she entered the week seventh in goals per game, fourth in draw controls per game, and sixth in ground balls per game.
She recently gained a spot on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List on April 11.
The Garden City, N.Y., product 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 No. 6 Duke on April 6.
She has scored four or more goals in a game for three times this season and recorded eight hat tricks on the year.
The Garden City High School product matched a career high with five goals against both No. 3 UNC (3/23) and BU (3/20) and set a career high with six points at UNC.
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 entered this weekend ranked second in the ACC in goals per game and points per game while ranking third in assists per game. She is one of only two players in the league to rank in the top five in all three categories.
On the season the Baltimore, Md., native paces BC with 71 points, 51 goals, and 20 assists. She has scored three or more goals in 11 of BC's 16 games and has scored four or more goals in each of six contests.
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 has scored a career-high six goals in games against both Harvard (4/17) and 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.
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.
COVIE CLOSING IN ON RECORDS
Sophomore attacker Covie Stanwick's 51 goals this season place her second for goals in a season in program history, and her 71 points this season puts her in third place on BC's points in a season list.
Here's where Stanwick ranks in both categories:
Goals in a Season
1. Lauren Costello (2010) - 52 goals
2. Covie Stanwick (2013) -- 51
3. Kristin Igoe (2012) -- 49
3. Susie Breaznell (2005) -- 45
Points in a Season
1. Lauren Costello (2010) - 91 points
2. Lauren Miller (2002) - 76
3. Covie Stanwick (2013) - 71
4. Kristin Igoe (2011) - 62
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 10-6 record while recording 5.88 saves per game (3rd in the ACC) and an 11.24 GAA. 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 36 points and 27 goals on the year.
The New Canaan, Conn., resident has scored four goals in a game twice and has scored three or more goals in each of seven 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 entered the week ranked fourth in the ACC in caused turnovers per game. On the year, she has caused 19 turnovers, picked up 25 ground balls, and won 27 draw controls.
Against UNH (4/10), she scored four goals -- her first-ever multi-goal performance.
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 16 goals this season and has also posted seven assists and 18 draw controls.
A native of Framingham, Mass., Barry scored a season-high four goals in the win at Vermont (4/12). She won five draws in the home opener against Vanderbilt (2/20).
Classmate Kara O'Connell ranks second on the team with 14 caused turnovers. She has also picked up 20 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 11 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 16 games this year and has made 13 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 12 goals and five assists for 17 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
Third-seeded Boston College will face sixth-seeded Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The winner of the game will play second-seeded and host North Carolina at 3 p.m. on Friday. All games at the championship will be broadcast on RSN/ESPN3.