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BC Women's Hockey Announces Freshman Class

Six freshmen join the team as the Eagles try to break through to a title

Arthur Bailin, BC Heights

Last year's BC women's hockey team was probably the most talented in program history, but its inability to get it done in the big games was well documented.

The Eagles lost some real talent to graduation in Danielle Doherty, Erin Kickham, Emily Field, Kate Leary, and, particularly, Patty Kazmaier Award finalist Emily Pfalzer, but the incoming crop of talented freshmen look ready to fill the void left by the departing seniors.

Pos Player Hometown
D Grace Bizal Minnetonka, MN
D Erin Connolly South Boston, MA
F Ryan Little Guilford, VT
F Makenna Newkirk Scottsdale, AZ
F Molly Slowe Medfield, MA
D Serena Sommerfield Greenwich, CT

Grace Bizal is the class's only USA U18 product, after welcoming a few in last year's class. But all but one of the remaining freshmen each participated in USA Hockey National Development Camps for four consecutive years. The only one who didn't, Erin Connolly, "only" managed to help her powerhouse club team, Assabet Valley, to two national championships while on the roster.

This certainly appears to be a deep class for the Eagles, and combined with the return of the highest scoring line in all of college hockey (men's and women's, D1 and D3), BC is hoping that it has all the pieces to put together a run to avenge its heartbreaking 2015 campaign.