Boston College Daily Links: Weekly Honors Abound

Football

Owls announce additions, shuffling of staff (Philly.com)
The Owls confirmed what was previously reported by announcing Monday evening that former Boston College assistant coaches Ryan Day and Kevin Rogers are new to the staff.

Basketball

Eagles’ pluck runs out against Duke (BostonHerald.com)
"We just went on the dry spell and missed some open shots," BC coach Steve Donahue said. "That just crushed us. We can’t let that happen, but that’s what a young team allowed to happen tonight. We just let that snowball and got frustrated and then we started getting out of ourselves a little bit."

Quoting ACC Men's Basketball: February 20 (TheACC.com)
Boston College head coach Steve Donahue on if the winning the ACC tournament presents a goal for his team… "I think there's no question. I think you constantly talk about getting better so you can get into the conference tournament and make a run. I really wish the Ivy did the 20 years that I was in the league, I didn't have that chance to talk to teams that were out of it early. So, yeah, I think that's definitely motivation. I think that's something that works around the guys right now, take a couple of days right now, we have three regular season games and we are excited to go down there and play our best basketball."

Boston College's Patrick Heckmann Likely To Resume Practice Next Week (SB Nation Boston)
Patrick Heckmann dressed for warmups prior to the Boston College Eagles' game against the No. 5/4 ranked Duke Blue Devils on Sunday night at Conte Forum, but the freshman guard remained sidelined for the seventh straight game.

Women's Basketball Falls to No. 20/22 Georgia Tech, 85-48 (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women's basketball team fell to No. 20/22 Georgia Tech, 85-48 on Sunday afternoon at the Arena at the Gwinnett Center. The Eagles are now 7-20 and 2-12 in the conference, while the Yellow Jackets are now 20-7 overalll and 10-4 in the ACC.

ACC Hoops Power Rankings, Feb. 20 (ACC Sports Journal)
10. Boston College (8-19, 3-10). Just when the Eagles were beginning to improve, they took a step back with convincing losses to Maryland and Duke. A visit to Wake Forest on Saturday offers their last realistic chance at their only ACC road win this season.

Hockey

Coach K, BC Hockey's Jerry York meet, exchange pleasantries (Searching for Billy Edelin)
The pictures below show that these two probably spent a few minutes being incredibly complimentary and cordial with each other before going their separate way. Nonetheless it's neat to see them cross paths. Be it known that if these two schools were to face off on the ice, there would be a drastic shift in power. We'd be feeling quite sorry for the Blue Devils.

Bolden, Carpenter Listed Among 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominees (BCEagles.com)
Boston College women’s ice hockey junior Blake Bolden and freshman Alex Carpenter were listed among 30 nominees for the 15th annual Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Easton Foundations. An award for The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey.

Carpenter Named WHEA Rookie of the Week (BCEagles.com)
Boston College women’s ice hockey freshman Alex Carpenter was named the Pro Ambitions Hockey East Rookie of the Week in a conference announcement on Monday. This is the third time the center from North Reading, Mass. has been recognized as a player of the week by the league.

Ratings Roundup Week 20 (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women’s ice hockey team remained at No. 4 on the latest USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. Last week, the Eagles (23-8-3, 15-3-2 Hockey East) swept Vermont, 2-0, 4-0, to close out the regular season.

Baseball

Baseball's Melchionda Named ACC player of the Week (BCEagles.com)
The Braintree, Mass., native led the Eagles (3-0) as they swept No. 17 Virginia, James Madison and No. 35 Coastal Carolina opening weekend. He tallied a .429 batting clip, which included three doubles and a home run, and he drove in six runs. He was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 5-3 season-opening win against the Cavaliers and followed with a 2-for-5 performance in the 8-5 win over James Madison. In Saturday's nightcap with the host Chanticleers, Melchionda put in another 2-for-5 game, with a home run and three RBIs.

Weekend 1 Wrap-up (College Baseball Insider)
The ACC looks to be stronger from top to bottom. What has made the SEC so tough in recent years is balance, tough teams from 1 to 12. The ACC has had some weaker squads, but that may change this year. Maryland, under head coach Erik Bakich (left), headed west and took two of three at No. 17 UCLA. Boston College traveled south and defeated Virginia, James Madison (CAA favorite) and Coastal Carolina (Big South favorite). Duke won at Texas on Sunday after two close losses on Saturday. Virginia Tech won three of four in Kennesaw State’s tournament.

Team of the Week (College Baseball Insider)
Northeast: Boston College went 3-0 in the Caravelle Resort Tournament in South Carolina. The Eagles topped Virginia 5-3 on Friday to kick off the weekend. BC beat CAA favorite James Madison 8-5 and Big South favorite Coastal Carolina 8-3, both on Saturday.

Olympic Sports

Ager, Dunn Named To All-ACC Academic Team (BCEagles.com)
Sophomore defenders Chris Ager and Ryan Dunn have been named to the 2011 All-ACC Academic Men's Soccer Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. This is Ager's second appearance on the All-ACC Academic Team and Dunn's first.

Six Women's Soccer Players Named to All-ACC Academic Team (BCEagles.com)
Six members of the Boston College women's soccer team were named to the All-ACC Academic Team as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference today. Seniors Alaina Beyar, Julia Bouchelle, Jillian Mastroianni, Stephanie Wirth and Alyssa Pember were on the list along with sophomore Gibby Wagner and freshman Stephanie McCaffrey.

Lacrosse Ranked No. 8 by deBeer Media Poll (BCEagles.com)
Boston College lacrosse has moved up two spots in the latest deBeer women's media poll. The Eagles are now ranked at No. 8, according to the first poll of the 2012 regular season. BC's two-spot jump comes on the heels of a 16-5 victory at Holy Cross on Friday, Feb. 17.

WXC Earns Four All-ACC Academic Team Honors (BCEagles.com)
Four Boston College women’s cross country team members earned a spot on the 2011 All-ACC Academic Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford. Junior Bridget Dahlberg, senior Jillian King, graduate Hope Krause and freshman Liv Westphal were among 17 All-NCAA Regional honorees, 10 All-ACC performers and two All-Americans to be featured on the list.

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