Good morning and happy Monday! On Friday, BC hosted their annual all-sports banquet, and gave out the prestigious "Eagle of the Year" awards, given annually to the most outstanding male and female athletes at BC. I was wondering how they'd choose between Andre Williams and Johnny Gaudreau. They made the right choice by not choosing at all:
Corinne Boyles, a two-time All-Conference goaltender and co-captain of the women's hockey team, earned female Eagle of the Year honors while hockey sensation Johnny Gaudreau, a two-time All-American and winner of the Hobey Baker Award as the nation's premier player, and running back Andre Williams, a finalist for the Heisman Memorial Trophy and Boston College's first recipient of the Doak Walker Award, shared male Eagle of the Year honors at the school's All-Sports Banquet on Friday.
After last weekend's success for baseball and softball, this was a tougher weekend on the diamond:
The University of Notre Dame softball team capped its 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular season in style on Sunday, scoring the final three runs of the series finale to defeat Boston College 4-1 on Senior Day at Melissa Cook Stadium.
BC softball now gets ready for next weekend's ACC tournament, finishing the regular season 30-22 - BC's first 30-win season since 2008. As the 7-seed in the tournament, they will face Notre Dame yet again in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Brian Gibbons returned to the ice for Pittsburgh yesterday in their 3-0 win over Brian Boyle and the New York Rangers. Ben Smith also played on Sunday in his Blackhawks' win over Minnesota.
In 10:14 of ice time, Gibbons was all over the place, and not just because he is one of the speedier players in the NHL. Gibbons got time on the first line, time on the fourth line, time on the penalty-kill. The latter of those three assignments was particularly important in the first period, when the Penguins were short-handed for six minutes in a scoreless game.
The so-called "Gentleman's Agreement" - an agreement between coaches to not recruit each other's players once those players have verbally committed - was upheld at last week's American Hockey Coaches Association Convention in Naples, Fla. However, how long that's the case, remains in question.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been reinstated to the Seminoles baseball team after completing community service for a citation he was issued for walking out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish. Winston missed three baseball games following the suspension last week.