Boston College Women’s Hockey will get a nice offensive boost this season, as Robert Morris redshirt junior Michaela Boyle announced on Twitter yesterday that she will transfer to the Eagles for the 2021-2022 season. Boyle, a local talent from Reading, MA, said in her tweet that she is “heading home” to Massachusetts.
One of the top transfer targets this offseason thanks to Robert Morris’ garbage decision to unceremoniously drop its hockey programs (including its actually quite good women’s team), Boyle will be a really nice shot in the arm for the BC offense. After transferring into RMU following a year at Clarkson, she put up a strong 22-7—29 season in 36 games in her first year with the Colonials in 2019-2020, good for 9th in the nation in goals, and followed that up with a similar 12-13—25 line in the 26 game COVID-shortened 2020-2021 season.
Boyle will be sticking around at Robert Morris for the first semester while she completes her degree, so she will not join the Eagles until after she graduates in December. Still, it will be great to have her on the roster as the season really winds up for the second half. She still has two years of eligibility, so she’ll be able to return for another season in 2022-2023 to play with Olympian Cayla Barnes, who is a close friend.
Congratulations to Michaela on her move back home to Massachusetts to join Boston College this season!