After Boston College broke through on Sunday to win its first NCAA women’s lacrosse championship, the outlook looks bright for BC to remain in contention for additional hardware moving forward.
While we will have to wait and learn in the coming weeks who of BC’s eligible seniors will return for their additional year of eligibility - with Charlotte North in particular being the most prominent - BC will bring a top-tier recruiting class in next season to bolster the team.
InsideLacrosse.com ranks BC’s class #2 in the nation, after perennial power Maryland.
BC currently has four players committed for next season, including two InsideLacrosse-rated five star recruits, and a 4.5 star recruit.
Midfielder Mallory Hasselbeck - yes, another member of the Hasselbeck family - is rated as the #1 player in the nation in her graduating class, and is committed to attend BC next year. This past year would have been her senior season at the Rivers School, but she missed the season recovering from injuries including an ACL tear. That said, her status as the top-ranked recruit should put her in the mix to contribute next year.
The #4-ranked recruit in the country is also coming to BC - another five-star rated midfielder, Summer Agostino. She attends Ward Melville Senior High School in New York. Agostino played in the Under Armour senior class game in 2021 and is captain of her high school team.
The 4.5-star recruit for next year is McKenna Davis, an attacker ranked the #24 recruit in the nation. Davis is another New York kid, from Pittsford, NY.
BC also has a commitment from midfielder Elizabeth Kirk out of Thayer Academy.
BC and Maryland are the only two schools with two players in InsideLacrosse’s top 5 coming in next year.
Notre Dame (#6) and Duke (#7) are the other two ACC teams in InsideLacrosse’s top 10.