"This is an extremely unique opportunity for me to bring my family back home and coach at a place I grew up rooting for as a kid,'' Spinelli, 47, said Monday. "I'm extremely excited to be able to come back and work for a coach I have known for 20 years and have a great respect for and I'm hoping to be able to help energize Boston College by going out and finding the kind of players that will help get this thing going again.''
It appears new Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian has landed the first big recruit of his tenure - and it's a player the Eagles are already very familiar with.
Three of the bottom four teams in the standings played poorly enough to end the season with their coaches being fired. Boston College arguably had the most disappointing seasons of them all relative to its talent level. The Eagles pulled it together long enough to hand Syracuse its first loss, which was the highlight of their season.
Junior Covie Stanwick recorded eight points to lead the No. 6 women's lacrosse team to a 16-11 victory against Vermont on Wednesday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field. Stanwick scored two goals and dished out a career-high six assists. Junior Mikaela Rix and sophomore Sarah Mannelly both scored four goals while graduate student Brooke Blue added three goals. Rix also had five draw controls.
The Boston College baseball team earned a 7-6, 10-inning victory over UMass-Lowell on Wednesday evening at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. Junior Blake Butera tallied his fourth career walk-off RBI single to bring home the winning run, while freshman Michael Strem had a break-out game, going 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two doubles.