After 5 years as a Boston College athlete (1 playing hockey, 1 playing lacrosse, and 3 playing both), Kenzie Kent is already a Boston College legend. Her dedication to her school and her teams have earned her this year’s “Female Player Who Best Embodies the Characteristics of a Boston College Eagle” award, beating out fellow nominees Megan Keller (hockey), Jackie Urbinati (tennis), and Serena Sommerfield (hockey).
After playing only hockey last year, Kent spent a fifth year at BC this year so that she could devote a full season to lacrosse. She helped lead BC to another undefeated regular season, and to a third straight NCAA Championship game. Unfortunately, Kent will graduate without a national title, but nobody can say she didn’t do everything in her power to win one.
This season, Kent led the Eagles and the NCAA with 127 points, and because she is a truly unselfish player, she also led both with 75 assists. She also tied with Sam Apuzzo to lead the team with 5 game winning goals, and honestly she was robbed of being a Tewaaraton Award finalist with Sam Apuzzo and Dempsey Arsenault.
She might be moving on as a student-athlete, but we would be surprised if this is the last we see of Kenzie Kent at Boston College.