2013-14 in Review, Part VI: Boston College Men's Non-Revenue Sports

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All Eagles sports are important to us here, and Boston College men’s non-revenue sports deserve attention. It may not be frequently that we discuss some of these teams, but every team is going to get its moment every season around these parts. (This series includes only varsity teams; if any club sport athletes want a shout on STG for their team, hit us up.)

There are ten more of these men’s teams outside of football, basketball, and hockey, so there’s no time to waste. Teams listed alphabetically.

2013-14 Boston College Men’s Non-Revenue Sports: Baseball

2014 Boston College baseball got underway on Valentine’s Day, just days after the hockey teams swept the Beanpot. That season opener was a loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack, but the Eagles would win their next three in a row out in Santa Clara, California to go two games above .500 for the first time in years.

By the first of March, the Eagles had won a few more games to push their record to 6-3, giving hope to a team that had in 2013 arguably its worst season in program history with 40 losses. Unfortunately, the wheels flew off, with Boston College losing the next nine in a row and struggling to see .500 for the remainder of the year.

In the 2014 Baseball Beanpot, the Eagles finished in fourth for the first time ever.

Despite a late April push in which the Eagles won six games in a row, Boston College lost six of eight to close the year, finishing at 22-33 (10-20) and failing to qualify for the ACC Tournament. Sadly, this is the best record the Eagles have had under Mike Gambino in four seasons. As a team, Boston College hit .244 (13th ACC) and pitched to a team ERA of 4.27 (also 13th).

2013-14 Boston College Men’s Non-Revenue Sports: Cross Country

It was a challenging year for the men in cross country, as in the scheduled events their best finish was fourth out of six at the UMass Invitational. MXC only finished in the top half at two events all season, in the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Indiana (8th of 20) and at the NCAA District 1 Northeast Regional Qualifier in the Bronx in November (18th of 37).

Joe McConaughy, a senior runner, is going to undertake a very special run this summer and all Eagles should consider supporting this worthy cause.

2013-14 Boston College Men’s Non-Revenue Sports: Fencing

What does it take to win in fencing, and what’s the difference between a good fencer and a bad fencer? Hell if I know, but the word “struggle” came up several times in the review of this team, so odds are things didn’t go so well.

A notable exception: they did “shine” at NCAA Northeast Regionals; some, anyway. Hanmin Lee, for example, finished 22nd of 43 in men’s foil.

2013-14 Boston College Men’s Non-Revenue Sports: Golf

No sir, the results weren’t good for 2013-14 men’s golf at Boston College. The team finished last or second-to-last in their first four tournaments, and did not break into the top half of any team until almost the end of the season when they placed third in the Notre Dame Oak Hill Invitational. John Jackopsic led the Eagles there with a +8 overall score.

In the ACC Tournament, they were tied for fifth after the first round, but ultimately finished in 12th.

2013-14 Boston College Men’s Non-Revenue Sports: Sailing

It can be hard to figure out where gender-specific sailing ends and coed sailing begins. So let’s just tell you everything that happened in Eagles sailing: the team won 12 competitions with a number more top-three performances.

Boston College sailing ended up finishing in third place in the New England Dinghy Championship; they still have one more event to come, and that’s the Coed National Championship in June.

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