We’re moving right along with the next announcement for the BCI Awards (the BCI-ys!)...
Boston College Women’s Hockey senior Delaney Belinskas is BC Interruption’s 2019-2020 Female Most Improved Player of the Year. The senior sniper beat out a host of other worthy candidates for the award. Also receiving votes were Taylor Soule of Women’s Basketball, Jewel Strawberry of Volleyball, and Sarah Dwyer of Field Hockey.
Delaney’s career has really been something at the Heights. She raised eyebrows her freshman year when BC’s offense was really humming along, particularly coming in overshadowed by some bigger name recruits. But like the rest of the Eagles, her numbers and everyone else’s on the team went down quite a bit in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.
But Delaney went off her senior year, right when the Eagles needed her to the most. The team struggled with offense all season, but it was Delaney who put the team on her shoulders. After putting up 3 goals as a sophomore and 10 as a junior, Delaney exploded for a whopping 20 goals this season, leading the team by a considerable margin (second place had 14 goals) and turning into one of the league’s most lethal one-on-one sharpshooters. All season long, Delaney Belinskas only needed to get within sight of the goaltender to score, burying chances that seemed harmless with the team’s best pure shot.
The Eagles will certainly miss Delaney’s shot next season. Congratulations to Delaney for winning a coveted BCI Award in her senior year!