Good morning BCI, and happy Thursday. While the basketball season is winding toward its merciful conclusion, and while men's hockey is on a bye week, there's still plenty going on in BC world - and lots of content upcoming on BCI. New Guy will have the lowdown on the baseball team and Grant and I will be chatting Hockey East #Octofinals, the Hobey, and the women's Hockey East tournament. Also, BC's #7-ranked women's lacrosse team is back in action today at USC.
But we'll lead off today's news with reactions to the latest blue-chip recruit landed by Jerry York, Miles Wood.
The Kid - who, it should be said, is right about a lot of things and was all over this rumor since Wood decommitted from Brown- was really, really excited.
What can I say ? This is as big as it gets. Beating those guys down the street for the best recruit in the country ? It doesn't get any sweeter than that. According to sources, Miles will go back to Nobles next year to play for coach Brian Day and then matriculate to BC in the fall of 2015. If Johnny G leaves after this year, expect Miles to accelerate.
I don't know if I share his opinion that this is "as big as it gets," but it's certainly a huge deal and a great get for BC. And The Kid watches Wood play regularly, and sees him as a potential dominant player at BC. Far be it from me to trust his judgement.
Miles Wood, a top-'95 forward, has committed to Boston College.
Boston College has picked up a commitment from one of the best power forwards to come out of New England prep school hockey in a long time. According to his twitter, Nobles forward Miles Wood has committed to play for the Eagles.
Freshman Andie Anastos was named to the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie team, junior Emily Pfalzer earned the WHEA Best Defenseman Award, senior Taylor Wasylk was tabbed Gladiator Best Defensive Forward and graduate student Corinne Boyles earned Hockey East Goaltending Champion accolades, as announced by Hockey East on Wednesday.
Alum Pat Eaves was back on the move at the trade deadline:
Eaves, 29 (5/1/84), has five points (2g-3a) in 23 games with Detroit this season, and six points (4g-2a) in eight games with the Grand Rapids. The former 20-goal scorer (2005-06 with the Senators), has amassed 146 points (74g-72a) in 439 NHL games with Ottawa, Carolina and Detroit in nine NHL seasons. The two-time All-American at Boston College and 2004 World Junior Champion with the United States was Ottawa's first pick, 29th overall (first round), in the 2003 Entry Draft held at Bridgestone Arena.
Softball and women's tennis picked up a couple of wins:
The Eagles dropped the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader to the University of Central Florida, 9-1, but bounced back with a 5-0 victory over Jacksonville in the second game. In the game against Jacksonville, freshman Taylor Coroneos pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout to earn the victory in her first collegiate start at pitcher.
The No. 56 Boston College women's tennis team (8-4, 0-2 ACC) defeated Florida International University on Tuesday afternoon at the FIU Tennis Courts. The Eagles came out strong and stole the doubles point as Jessica Wacnik and Lexi Borr won at the No. 1 spot and Katya Vasilyev and Wan-Yi Sweeting won on the court two.
They do a poll all the way to (and presumably past) #56? Alrighty then.
The Women of Troy will play the second of six straight home games to open the season when USC hosts No. 7 Boston College (4-1) at McAlister Field on Thursday, March 6, at 3 p.m. PT. The Trojans dropped their season opener to Marist, 12-10, on Cromwell Field at Loker Track Stadium after the game was moved due to inclement field and weather conditions.
Also 3 PM Brian Favat Standard Time, also known as 6 PM America Time. Big game for BC.