Happy Wednesday, Eagles!
Don't look now, but the Boston College baseball team is going streaking! The latest triumph ... a doubleheader sweep at Rhode Island, 7-2 and 4-3. [Insert joke about how BC is comfortable playing in its home away from home, Rhode Island here]. The BRIDS have now won five straight and seven of nine. Go BRIDS!
Softball is quietly putting together a solid 2014 campaign, improving to 29-19 on the year with a 12-2 win over Providence. Not sure if it'll be enough to earn an at-large to the National Tournament, but certainly a solid season to build on.
The big news on the hockey front is that Eagles blueliner Michael Matheson is set to return to the Heights for his junior season.
Matheson should provide a boost to the Eagles young but talented blueline. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native is a first round draft pick of the Florida Panthers.
The 2014 NFL Draft is right around the corner. The New York Giants blog Big Blue View takes a closer look at Kevin Pierre-Louis:
2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College (Big Blue View)
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis is one of the few draftable Boston College Eagles this year, but he's a good one. The need for a linebacker has lessened somewhat for our New York Giants with the addition of Jameel McClain and re-signing of Jon Beason. However, it still remains a need nonetheless, and the draft looks towards the future as it is.
From Old Virginia takes a high-level look at ACC basketball in 2014-15, including a preview of the Eagles:
next year's acc (From Old Virginia)
BC didn't exactly make an inspirational hire, and they took the usual transfer hit from the coaching transition. Rubin was an emergency pickup by Donahue when he first took the job, and didn't have much of a role after his freshman year, but Anderson and Rahon represented a huge chunk of minutes and scoring. Christian will still have Olivier Hanlan to rebuild around, but this team lost a ton of close games this year and will probably lose a ton of blowouts next year.
A few more links for your Wednesday viewing pleasure:
Sinkovec Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society (BCEagles.com)
Former Boston College tight end/fullback Jake Sinkovec was honored by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) as a selection to the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, comprised of college football players who maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better throughout their college career.
Bedoya Featured In Soccer America (BCEagles.com)
Former Boston College men's soccer standout Alejandro Bedoya has emerged as a strong candidate for the United States team in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Soccer America profiled Bedoya's solid season in France's Ligue 1 and his chances to make the U.S squad.
Boston College college football spring wrap (ESPN ACC Blog)
3. Secondary makes some strides. BC took several hits among its front seven, but Addazio is confident that the defensive backs are slowly but surely on their way to leading this defense. While the pass defense struggled last season, ranking last in the ACC, the secondary brings back all of its starters from 2013, led by Manuel Asprilla.
Eagles in the NHL - Playoff Edition (BCEagles.com)
Nine former hockey players are in the 2014 NHL playoffs. See how they are helping their teams advance.
Eagles in the NBA - April 29, 2014 (BCEagles.com)
Follow Jared Dudley and Reggie Jackson, two BC alumni, through their week-by-week performance in the NBA.