Yesterday, Kenzie Kent was announced as a finalist for the 2017 Honda Sport Award for lacrosse. A Honda Sports Award is awarded to the best female NCAA in 12 sports (basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball). The winners in each sport are then eligible for the Honda Cup, awarded to the best female NCAA athlete of the year.
Kent is one of 4 finalists for the lacrosse award... and she only played half a season, missing the first half for ice hockey. She is joined by Marie McCool (UNC), Kylie Ohlmiller (Stony Brook) and Zoe Stukenberg (Maryland). The finalists are chosen by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association, and the winner will be announced next week.
Kent played in 12 games this season, scoring 39 goals and recording 38 assists. She was second on the team in assists and third in points (77). Kent scored 37 points in the post-season, including 10 in BC’s championship loss to Maryland. This resulted in her being named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 tournament - the first time the winner did not play for the winning team. Her 37 postseason points are a new NCAA record.
Kent would be the first Honda Award winner from Boston College if she is chosen as the honoree.