May 8, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
The Boston College lacrosse team has closed the books on another strong season. In 2012, the Eagles compiled a 10-8 overall record, to extend the program's streak to three-consecutive winning seasons.
BC garnered much attention in the preseason, after making its first-ever NCAA appearance in 2011. The Eagles returned a strong group of upperclassmen to lead the team in 2012 and added the No. 6 recruiting class in the country to their ranks.
After earning its highest preseason ranking in school history, BC was tabbed as high No. 8 in the deBeer Women's Media Poll and No. 13 in the IWLCA Coaches' Poll during the regular season.
The Eagles squared off against the best-of-the-best this year, taking on seven ranked opponents, including four top-10 teams. BC fought hard against these elite competitors, as four of the games were decided by two goals or less.
The 2012 squad dominated on draws controls with 263 compared to the opposition's 190. With this mark, the Eagles surpassed the school's all-time record for draws in a season previously held by the 2007 team. BC was nationally ranked as high as ninth this season for draw controls per game.
In addition to the team's achievements as a whole, several players attained significant individual accomplishments. Graduate student Kristin Igoe closed out her historic career with another record-setting season. She scored four goals at Duke to become just the third Eagle in the history of the program to reach 200 career goals. Later in the season, the 2012 Tewaaraton Award nominee scored two goals against Yale to surpass Lauren Costello '10 and become BC's all-time leading goal scorer. She finished her career at The Heights in the top five on all of the school's career record lists with 218 points, 168 goals, 140 ground balls, 121 draw controls and 50 assists.
Freshman Covie Stanwick
was named the ACC Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Eagle to earn the recognition in program history. The Baltimore, Md., native finished the season second on the team with 55 points, tying BC's all-time record for points in a freshman season. She posted a team-best 27 assists to top the school's freshman record list for that category, as well.
Igoe, Stanwick and freshman Mikaela Rix all represented BC on the 18-member, All-ACC Team, marking the first time that Boston College had three all-conference selections. Igoe made BC and ACC history by earning the accolade for her fourth-consecutive year. Stanwick and Rix were the only two rookies on the 2012 All-ACC Team, in addition to being the first freshmen in BC history to earn all-conference recognition.
Senior Brittany Wilton broke the school record for career draw controls on March 24 against North Carolina (172) and became the first Eagle to reach 200 draw controls with six on April 20 against Virginia at the ACC Tournament.