Three graduating seniors from Boston College’s lacrosse team were drafted in Monday’s 2017 United Women’s Lacrosse League Draft. Kate Weeks and Kayla O’Connor were both selected by the Boston Storm, while goalie Zoe Ochoa will play for the Philly Force.
Weeks and O’Connor have both been offensive standouts throughout their time at BC, and particularly as seniors. Weeks is second in the ACC and first on the Eagles with 53 goals, and reached the 100 point mark this season. O’Connor has recorded 34 goals this year and had a 5 game hat trick streak in February and March.
Ochoa, BC’s starting goalkeeper, has shown significant improvement over her time on the Eagles. She currently sits at 5th on the program’s all time-saves list with 324 saves.
When Ochoa joins the Force, there will be at least one former Eagle on every UWLX team. Weeks and O’Connor will join Kristin Igoe on Boston, Sarah Mannelly is a member of the Baltimore Ride, and Mikaela Rix plays for the Long Island Sound.
The United Women’s Lacrosse League is comprised of 4 teams: Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Long Island. The Long Island Sound won the league’s inaugural championship in 2016.