A season with many high-profile lows has come to an end, but there were also some positive moments and accomplishments to celebrate as well. Over the next few weeks, we’ll reflect on the good and the bad of the 2015-16 Boston College Athletics season with the BCI Awards and the annual GIF of the Year tournament.
Most of our BCI Awards votes were fairly hotly contested, or at least had a decent split of votes. This one was unanimous.
Alex Carpenter, for the second straight year, stood head and shoulders above the competition as our female athlete of the year.
There were lots of stars on the women’s hockey team, but Carpenter's stats improved even on her historic season last year, with only Kendall Coyne's insane season keeping her from a second straight Patty Kazmaier award. Carpenter scored a career high 43 goals and 45 assists in 41 games (!) this season, giving her 134 goals, 145 assists and 279 points for her four-year career. This included 8 game winners.
Her accomplishments at BC stand on their own, but her season was undeniably boosted by also being a star once again for the US national team. Carpenter scored the overtime, game-winning goal in an incredible game against Canada to hand the US the gold medal in this year’s World Championships:
Well done USA RT @CauldronICYMI The winning goal for team USA, gold at the Women's World Hockey Championship pic.twitter.com/JGuqxboG1K— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 5, 2016
With the 2018 Olympics looming, Alex Carpenter will look to cement her legacy as one of the great women’s hockey players in history- but her BC legacy is already secure. We look forward to seeing her number hang in the rafters at Conte Forum. She’s earned her spot among the greats in BC hockey history.