Boston College Daily Links: Caroline King Runs For National Title On Wednesday

Caroline King Takes Line for NCAA 800m Semifinal (BCEagles.com)
In a quest to claim a national title and an All-America honor that eluded the Scotia, N.Y. native a year ago, Caroline King returns to the NCAA 800-meter semifinal on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. The first two finishers in each of the three heats, plus the next two fastest times, qualify to compete in the national championship on Friday at 6:20 p.m.

ICSA Women's Nationals win to Boston College (Sail-World.com)
'Staying near Rhode Island was a priority,' Wilkinson says. Although the racing was close all day he says the team did not really focus on it until the last race. They talked about being ready with aggressive starts, he says, but they felt they had a speed advantage over Rhode Island and thought they would win a tie-breaker with Yale, therefore they felt in a good position.

Williams relishes a second chance (The Milford Daily News)
"I’m definitely a different person than I was at 18 and 21," the 25-year-old Williams said before last night’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. "It’s only growth. That’s what you expect from living every day. The way I left Boston College, I didn’t expect to ever be playing for the Celtics. So you know I’m just grateful. I’m loving it, man."

Kali Flanagan Commits to Boston College (National Sports Academy)
National Sports Academy is thrilled to announce the NCAA college hockey commitment of sophomore defensemen Kali Flanagan (’95), to Hockey East powerhouse Boston College. She is the first NCAA Division one women’s ice hockey commitment in the country for the 2014-15 hockey season.

INCH 10 for 13: The Players (Inside College Hockey)
It’s our belief that in order for a player to have a legitimate shot at winning the Hobey, there must be some reputation as an elite player before the season begins. It might have been a factor in 2012, and one day after Jack Connolly won the Hobey, Gaudreau inserted himself into the nation’s conscience with a highlight-reel goal to effectively seal BC’s national title. That rep will help him, and he’s a prolific scorer. As a freshman, he ranked second to only Chris Kreider in points for the Eagles, as Gaudreau posted 21 goals and 44 points in 44 games.

Lidstrom does it his way, Feaster on the spot: 30 Thoughts (CBC Sports)
Kreider had a great line after his fifth goal of the postseason. Mentioned to him that he broke an NHL record - most goals by someone who had never played a regular-season game. His reply: "That's obscure."

Herd Snags Former Boston College Safeties (WVMETRONEWS.COM)
Thundering Herd Safeties Coach Todd Hartley tweeted Monday morning: "Excited for the Marshall Green Swarm Defense! The Herd just got a heckuva lot better."

ACC Expansion: No Buyer's Remorse (AthlonSports.com)
"Schools in the south want to go into the north to recruit," says NC State coach Tom O’Brien, who was at BC when the Eagles joined the ACC. "We can tell players they’ll get a chance to play in the northeast and New England, in New York and Pennsylvania. If you come to our school, you’ll get the chance to come home, and your family and friends can see you."

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