The 2012-13 Boston College Eagles sports year in review ends with the remaining non-revenue sports. With all of the other activity going on, it is sometimes a shame that we do not get to hear more about some of these programs, but this website supports all Eagles teams, and all will get their share of the mentions.
Women’s Cross Country
The ladies had a very good 2012-13 season in XC. In their first invitational at Bryant, they took second out of 17 teams competing, and then won three of their next four meets. The most impressive of those was at the New England Championships in western Massachusetts as the Eagles beat back a field of 36 other teams.
In the ACC championship, Boston College took third place and moved on to the NCAA regionals in Madison, CT. There, the Eagles tied for fourth place (out of 37) and advanced to the next stage of the NCAA Tournament. BC’s season ended there, but it was still a strong one.
After the season, five women – Bridget Dahlberg, Jillian King, Morgan Mueller, Allison Stasiuk, and Liv Westphal – were named to the All-ACC Academic Team for cross country.
The female fencers accomplished a few good things this year. They took second at the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championships, and thereafter, freshman Olivia Adragna earned an invitation to the NCAA championship. She competed against 24 others in women’s epee, placing 13th in the event.
Eagles field hockey had an up-and-down 2012-13 season, but in October, they were able to end their regular season with a win and a #16 rank.
BC lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Wake Forest in early October and were not invited to the NCAA Tournament after a 10-9 year.
BC ladies’ golf went much of the season without a tournament victory, until they captured the C&F Bank Intercollegiate Tournament in mid-March. Prior to that, their high water mark was two fourth-place finishes.
After a ninth-place finish in the ACC Tournament, freshman Isabel Southard was invited to the NCAA regionals in early May. Competing as an individual, she finished the tournament tied for 66th at ten over par in a field of 126.
This season ended only a short time ago, and it did yield some positive results. The Eagles were able to make the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history after a solid regular season, only to fall to Dartmouth in the first round on May 10.
Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix were both named IWLCA Second-Team All-Americans following the conclusion of BC’s season. Both women also earned All-ACC and All-Northeast Region honors for their play.
This is another team sport which has run into May, with the ACC championships taking place only one week ago. Prior to that, the Eagles boasted three first-place finishes.
BC took third place in the Rowing Beanpot (yes, there is a Rowing Beanpot) and eventually scored a fifth-place finish in the ACC championship in South Carolina.
When one thinks of Boston College sports, they might think football or hockey, but as it turns out, sailing has been one of the more consistently good programs in recent years. All told, the team racked up twelve wins in 2012-13.
Back in April, the team took second in the dinghy championships, and in early May, they placed second in the race for the Fowle Trophy.
There’s no telling these days where the men’s skiing team ends and the women’s team begins, if there is even a distinction to be made at all. Boston College doesn’t seem to make one, but what we can say is that the program had a few good outings this year, including at UVM, St. Lawrence, and St. Anselm.
The ladies’ soccer team is another one of those under-the-radar programs that has done well in recent years. 2012-13 was no different, as they put together an 11-6-3 regular season.
BC lost their first-round game of the ACC Tournament to Florida State, but the NCAA Tournament has been friendly to them lately. The Eagles won their first game against Hofstra, but fell in the second round at Penn State.
Following the season, freshman McKenzie Meehan went off to the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National team, which included a training camp. In March, Mark McDevitt was hired as an assistant coach.
Diamond-based sports did not have a good 2013 at Boston College. The softball team was about as futile as the baseball team this year, going 14-38 (2-19) and losing their only game of the ACC Tournament to Florida State.
This represents a drop of nine wins from last season when the Eagles were 23-29 (3-18), with almost all new losses clearly coming from non-conference games.
Women’s Swimming & Diving
There were more losses on the ledger for the women swimmers this season than for the men, but they could at least boast one victory in a multi-team meet: first place out of nine in the NE Catholic Invitational. Even in swimming, we can still show those other Catholic schools who’s boss.
The Eagles came in ninth out of ten teams in the ACC championship.
This team did not quite match the disastrous levels of losing seen by the men, but it was another tough year for women’s tennis. BC went 9-10 (3-7) and were the ninth seed in the ACC Tournament. In that event, they fell to NC State, 4-1.
Following the season, senior Alex Kelleher was named to the All-ACC Women’s Tennis Team.
Women’s Track and Field
Several individuals on the women’s track team had good years, but the overall team wasn’t so bad, either. The highlights for the Eagles were tying for first in an event and taking second place twice.
Jillian King in particular had a tremendous year, breaking a program record in the mile and, alongside men’s hockey captain Pat Mullane, being named Eagle of the Year.
Five female track athletes made the NCAA regionals; in addition to King, BC will send Bridget Dahlberg, Morgan Mueller, Liv Westphal, and Kelsey Huckins.
The 2012-13 season did not start off as badly as it could have for the volleyball team, but at the risk of being blunt, it certainly ended that way. Boston College ended their season on a thirteen-match losing streak, and in eight of them, they failed to win a set.
In spite of that, they did not finish in last place in the ACC (Virginia did), but for the Eagles, it was a disappointing 10-22 (4-16) campaign.