It was a pretty depressing weekend for BC athletics. Basketball lost out on a top recruiting target. The hockey team dropped a tough one at RPI. Women's soccer lost to Notre Dame. And, you know, the Wake game. It was hard to find much to cheer about. Where could we find three stars?
#1 Star: Alex Carpenter, hockey. 17 points, 4 first place votes
As will likely be the case for many weeks throughout the winter, Alex Carpenter was there to make this week's three stars voting pretty easy for most of the panel. She now has two hat tricks in two weeks (lol), and became the second BC women's hockey player in BC history to score 200 points. She's the sixth Eagle, male or female, to achieve that milestone. The reigning Patty Kazmaier award winner has every opportunity to go win another one.
TIE #2 Star: Simon Enstrom, soccer. 6 points, 1 first place vote
TIE #2 Star: McKenzie Meehan, soccer. 6 points, 1 first place vote
Men's soccer is becoming the surprise feel good story of the fall in BC athletics. On Friday night, Enstrom scored a pair of goals to lead BC to an upset victory over #10 UVA. BC is now 8-3-1 on the season and looks poised to potentially return to the NCAA tournament. For his efforts, Enstrom won ACC player of the week honors.
Meehan scored her 40th career goal in last week's 2-1 win over Pitt, and in the process became BC's all time leading scorer. She still has another year to go!
#4 Mehdi Abdesmad, football: 4 points, 1 first place vote
We continue to be short on adequate superlatives for this defense, particularly the performance of some of the linemen like Mehdi.
t#5 Leah Settipane, field hockey: 3 points
t#5 Hayley Dowd, soccer: 3 points
Settipane set BC's wins record as a goalie with her 42nd win. Dowd scored the game winning goal in BC's win over Pitt.
#7 Kevin Kavalec, football: 2 points
Another stellar performance from Kavalec, who, like the rest of the D, deserves so much better than what this year has delivered so far.
#8 Makenna Newkirk, hockey: 1 point
Newkirk scored her first career goal on Monday in BC's rout of St. Lawrence.
Updated Three Stars of the Year Standings
Updated as of last week's fan poll and this week's staff vote.
Last week, "the entire BC defense" won the fan vote, which is not unfair at all. Put 'em on the board. With Meehan's 2nd place finish this week, she now leads the race for #1 star of the year.
1. McKenzie Meehan, 6 points (1 staff win) (1 fan win)
2. Alex Carpenter, 5 points (1 staff win)
t3. Bobby Swigert, 4 points (1 staff win) (1 fan win)
t3. Zeiko Lewis, 4 points (1 staff win) (1 fan win)
t5. Kam McLain, 3 points (1 staff win)
t5. Thadd Smith, 3 points (1 staff win)
t5. Harold Landry, 3 points (1 fan win)
t8. John Johnson, 2 points
t8. AshLeigh Sebia, 2 points
t8. Emily McCoy, 2 points
t8. Simon Enstrom, 2 points
12. The entire BC football defense, 1 point (1 fan win)
t13. Tyler Rouse, 1 point
t13. Jeff Smith, 1 point
t13. Trevor Davock, 1 point
t13. Katty Workman, 1 point
t13. Kevin Kavalec, 1 point
Who was your #1 star this week? Leave your thoughts below.