Boston College Women’s Hockey head coach Katie Crowley announced on Wednesday the team’s captains for the 2017-2018 season.
Junior forward Makenna Newkirk and senior forward Kenzie Kent were named co-captains, with senior goaltender Katie Burt being named assistant captain.
Kenzie Kent has quickly risen to national prominence thanks to her skills as a two-sport athlete. She was in the hockey Frozen Four and the lacrosse Final Four this season (making it to the NCAA finals in the latter) and was named the BCI Female Athlete of the Year.
Makenna Newkirk prefers to focus her talents within Kelley Rink, and she’s likely to be one of the most important players on the ice this season. She was second on the team in scoring, and with Andie Anastos moving over to the hardwood and Megan Keller headed to the Olympics, Newkirk is poised to be the team’s leading scorer.
As a four-year starter in net, Katie Burt has been one of the nation’s top goaltenders since she first stepped foot on the Heights, but the Eagles will get just one more year of eligibility out of the senior. Burt is looking to set some records this season, as BC’s strong run during her time as the team’s primary backstop has her in the top 10 in almost every NCAA career ranking.
Congratulations to the three Eagles as they try to lead the team to their first NCAA championship!