This past weekend was a big one for Boston College field hockey, who swept the ACC/Big Ten cup in Durham, NH, beating #4 Northwestern and #9 Maryland in back-to-back outings to improve to 4-0 on the season.
The Eagles were rewarded for their hot start with the #3 national ranking in this week’s NCAA field hockey coaches poll.
BC was #7 in the preseason poll. In the last “full” season, 2019, BC went to the ACC Championship Game, and to the NCAA Final Four, so it makes sense that expectations are heightened going in to this year - and now the bar has been raised again with BC’s early success.
Michigan and Iowa are 1-2 in this week’s poll, with UNC slotting in right behind BC at #4.
BC’s next opponent, UConn, is #12 nationally, so it’s right back into the fire for the Eagles. They host the Huskies on Friday at 5 PM on ACC Network Extra. They then welcome BU on Sunday at 1 PM, also on ACC Network Extra.
BC’s first ACC game is Friday, September 17, a 5 pm home tilt vs. Syracuse, which will be televised on the ACC Network.
With BC women’s lacrosse’s success this spring, a marker has been set for other teams to follow, and field hockey is hoping to stake their claim to being the next BC team to bring a trophy back to the Heights.