Five Boston College lacrosse players have been invited to try out for the 2016-17 U.S. Women's National Team. The 105 players invited will participate in tryouts from August 5-7 in Maryland, and only 18 players will make the final team. The BC players invited include Kenzie Kent, Dempsey Arsenault, Sarah Mannelly, Elizabeth Miller, and Mikaela Rix.
Kenzie Kent is a two-sport athlete at BC, playing both lacrosse and hockey. Kent joined the lacrosse team following the conclusion of her hockey season and she scored 18 goals in just 10 games for the lacrosse team. She also picked up 17 assists. Her 35 points were the 5th most on the team.
Dempsey Arsenault scored 2 goals on 3 shots this season. She was an important defensive player for the Eagles and has started every game in her two seasons with the Eagles. Arsenault has been successful in gaining control of the ball following draws and in causing turnovers.
Sarah Mannelly was the Eagles leading scorer last season with 74 points. She scored 38 goals and recorded 36 assists. A two year captain for the Eagles, Mannelly started in every game this season and led the team in most areas.
Elizabeth Miller started all 19 games this season. The freshman defender scored 1 goal and recorded 1 assist, both in the same game. She caused 11 turnovers during the season and tallied 14 ground balls. Miller should continue to be an important defensive player for the Eagles.
Mikaela Rix, a midfielder, graduated BC in 2015. She recorded 40 goals in her senior season, including two game winners. As a junior, she led the team with 57 goals. Rix is the only BC alumni invited to tryout for the National Team.
Good luck to all of the Eagles - we hope to see some (or all!) on the final roster!