As part of our continuing series inducting former BC Athletics personnel and athletes into our newly formed BC Interruption Hall of Fame, we induct today’s inductee: BC Women’s Hockey alumna, and Team USA Olympic athlete Alex Carpenter.
Carpenter left the Heights in 2016 one of the best athletes in her sport to come through the Heights. Carpenter had a 39 point season in her freshman year before breaking out into the national limelight with a 70 point season. Carpenter then took the 2013-14 season off to compete for Team USA in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Carpenter then returned to the Heights and was a part of one of the best BC hockey teams in history, notching 81 points in a remarkable junior year. During the Frozen Four Weekend during Carpenter’s junior year, Carpenter became the first student-athlete in BC women’s hockey history to win the Patty Kazmaier award, officially naming her the top player in NCAA Division I women’s hockey.
Somehow, Carpenter improved upon her senior year. In a sport where a 100 point career is a benchmark of a solid career, Carpenter scored 88 points in her senior year, leading the Eagles to a Frozen Four championship game for the first time in program history. Carpenter was a Patty Kazmaier Top-3 finalist, but ultimately lost the award to Northeastern’s Kendall Coyne.
Carpenter leads all BC hockey players- both men and women- in career points with 278. She was a Patty Kazmaier top-10 finalist three of her years at BC. Carpenter was the Hockey East Tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 2016, and made the All-Tournament team in 2015 and 2016.
Carpenter also holds three of the top five spots for points in BC women’s hockey history. Only Carpenter’s line-mate Haley Skarupa also appears in the top-five list.