We have come to the end of the BCI Awards. With August just two days away, we now await the promise of a new year of exciting moments.
The final award, for best "other" game of the year outside of the big three sports, goes to BC women's hockey's last second win against BU on February 22.
While BC had already locked up the Hockey East regular season title heading into the final home-and-home with Boston University, the last weekend was important for seeding purposes as BC was, at the time, continuing to push for home ice in the first round of the NCAA tournament (womp womp). Also, it was BU, and eff them.
The game played out in a fairly aggravating manner - BC poured shot after shot and generated chance after chance, but as these things tend to happen in hockey, BU scored two goals against the run of play forcing a pair of comebacks to tie the game. In the third period, BC outshot BU 23-7. With 49 shots on goal but only two past the BU goalie, the game looked headed for OT. Then, on their fiftieth shot, BC freshman Andie Anastos managed to score with 5 seconds left to give BC the well-deserved W.
Grant's GIF recap from the game also reminds us that the game featured an Academy Award level performance by BU's goaltender with multiple flops to draw calls, one of which negated a possible BC goal. That only added to the aggravation over the course of the game, so it was great when the Eagles managed to pull it out in the end.
Sadly, BU would have the last laugh, beating BC for the Hockey East championship two weeks later.
The Final Vote
BC women's hockey's Senior Day win against BU - 5 votes
BC field hockey's OT win over #1 UConn - 1 vote
Undecided - 2 votes
Comments from the Panel
"The only "other" sport I attended a game/watched was the women's hockey senior day vs. BU, when they scored at the last second to win. I'd say it'd be hard to top that. So I'm going to go with that." - Anonymous voter
"#9 BC field hockey upsets #2 UConn, 2-1, in overtime. Because eff UConn." -Brian Favat
Final List of Awardees
Monday, July 21
-Best Female Athlete - McKenzie Meehan, Women's Soccer
Tuesday, July 22
-Best Male Athlete - Andre Williams, Football
-Best Individual Performance in a Game - Andre Williams vs. NC State
Wednesday, July 23
-Coach of the Year - Steve Addazio, Football
-Team of the Year - Men's Hockey
Thursday, July 24
-Best Moment of the Year - BC Football Senior Day vs. NC State
-Worst Moment of the Year - BC Football's Last-Second Loss at Syracuse
Friday, July 25
-Play of the Year - Ryan Fitzgerald's Goal against UML
-BCI Post of the Year - Super Andre Williams
Monday, July 28
-Biggest Story of the Year - Win for DK
-Most Disliked Opponent of the Year - Syracuse
Tuesday, July 29
-Game of the Year (football) - BC 34, Virginia Tech 27
-Game of the Year (men's hockey) - BC defeats Lowell to advance to Frozen Four
Wednesday, July 30
-Game of the Year (men's basketball) - BC defeats #1 and previously unbeaten Syracuse on the road
-Game of the Year (all other sports) - BC women's hockey's dramatic Senior Day win over BU