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Boston College To Add Nine Members to Varsity Club

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Boston College has announced that it will add nine new members to its Varsity Club Hall of Fame in the coming year when the 2018 class is inducted on September 7. The new class, which will include athletes from six different sports, is as follows:

Andrew Alberts, 2005: Men’s Hockey - A two time All-American at Boston College, Alberts enjoyed a long career in the NHL. He twice represented Team USA in the World Championships and was a member of the 2011 Vancouver Canucks team that fell to the Bruins in the Stanley Cup.

Marc Colombo, 2002: Football - Colombo was a first round pick and ten year player in the NFL. At BC, he was a key member of an excellent offensive line and one of the captains in the 2001 season.

Matt Hasselbeck, 1997: Football - Ranking in the top 10 at BC for passing yards and completion percentage, Hasselbeck enjoyed a long and successful NFL career that only ended in 2015. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and holds many passing records for the Seattle Seahawks

Peter Keller, 1992: Men’s Golf - Keller ended a nearly 40 year drought at Boston College when he won the New England Championship in 1990. He won championships around Boston and eventually the Massachusetts Collegiate Championship before qualifying for several USGA Amateur Championships as well as the British Amateur in 1992.

Caroline King, 2012: Women’s Track - Caroline King was a two time All American at Boston College and still holds the BC record in two different races as well as two relays. A distance runner, King still has the best time in the indoor mile and the 1,000 meter run. She is also the first Eagle to ever qualify for three championship meets in one year.

Jillian King, 2013: Women’s Track - Jillian King was a five-time All-ACC runner at Boston College where she too holds a number of records. A two-time qualifier for the NCAA Track and Field East Regional, King was a part of four different record setting relay teams, including two that she helped set with Caroline. Jillian also won two New England Team Cross Country Championships.

Brittany Thompson, 2007: Softball - Thompson left her name all over the BC record book at the time of her graduation, making a mark both at the plate and on the mound. Thompson finished in the top ten in batting average, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, home runs, RBI, walks, wins, saves, shutouts, innings pitched, and strikeouts among others.

Molly Schaus, 2011: Women’s Hockey - A two-time All-American, Schaus graduated first in the BC record book in just about every goalie category. First in wins, saves, save percentage, shutouts, and goals against average when she graduated, Schaus won tsilver medals at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics to go with four gold medals from the World Championships.

Paul Schilling, 1970 (veterans’ committee selection): Men’s Hockey - Despite not suiting up for the Eagles for more than four decades, Schilling is still among the top 75 scorers in BC history. Schilling played for Team USA in 1970-71, spent two years in the minors, and then spent the rest of his hockey career as a coach at Babson (1973-75) and Brown (1978-81).

The 2018 class will be inducted on September 7 and recognized the next day during BC’s football game against Holy Cross. Congratulations to all of the newest members of BC’s Varsity Club Hall of Fame!