2013-14 Review, Part VII: Boston College Women’s Non-Revenue Sports

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So ends the year in review for 2013-14 Boston College Eagles sports. Boston College women’s non-revenue sports are the last stop on the journey of what has been an interesting year of change and growth on the Heights.

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

At a cursory glance, it looks like the ladies had a solid year. Boston College won the UMass Invitational on September 14, and then went on to finish in the top half of all competing teams in each event they played this season.

One very good sign is that the Eagles took fifth (out of 37 teams) in the NCAA Northeast Regionals, and then, in the NCAA Championship, junior XC athlete Liv Westphal finished 17th of 254, which helped her earn All-American honors. It was apparently well-deserved, as she won every race she ran in 2013.

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

Chalk up another good season for the women fencers. Despite a rough outing at Brandeis in December, the Eagles bounced back with a 4-2 win in January and a 5-0 sweep at the Eric Sollee Invitational in February, also at Brandeis.

In the NCAA Regionals in March, Cara Hall had an especially good performance in women’s epee, finishing ninth out of 49 competitors. All three lady Eagles finished in the top fifteen in that particular event.

2013-14 Boston College Women’s Non-Revenue Sports: Field Hockey

Generally speaking, the Eagles had a good year in field hockey with a 12-8 overall record, but the 1-5 mark in the ACC left much to be desired. Boston College started the year at 10-2, having upset #2 Connecticut and climbing all the way up to #6 in the national rankings.

That would not last all the way through the season, as eventually the ladies would close out their season losing five of six, including first-round exits to Syracuse (ACC Tournament) and Connecticut (NCAA Tournament) in November.

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

Like we saw on the men’s team, the women golfers at Boston College did not fare well. The closest they came to winning an event was finishing seventh out of 15 teams at the Hoosier Fall Invitational in October.

At the ACC Tournament in April, Boston College finished in last place with a +107 team score, 38 shots behind the next-closest teams.

2013-14 Boston College Women’s Non-Revenue Sports: Lacrosse

The women’s lacrosse team at Boston College continues to get better and better, having posted a 15-6 record this season and making a deep run into the NCAA Tournament.

The Eagles were ranked in the top ten nationally by the time the ACC Tournament came around, but they were not long for that competition as North Carolina bounced them in the first round. Boston College would then make the NCAAs, beating Bryant and Loyola Maryland to make the national quarterfinals. There, they lost to ACC foe Syracuse.

Following the season, Covie Stanwick (second team) and Mikaela Rix (first team) were named IWLCA All-Americans.

2013-14 Boston College Women’s Non-Revenue Sports: Rowing

Any time you come across “first place” in the season results, that must count for something good. Amongst Boston College’s rowing victories this season were the Green Monster Regatta in New Hampshire, the Jesuit Invitational in New Jersey, the BC-MIT Cup event, and the Irving-Christensen Cup event against UConn and Holy Cross.

Following the ACC Championships, Ellen Burr was named to the All-ACC second team.

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