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BC Women's Hockey Nabs Two-Time USA U18 Forward Caitrin Lonergan

Recruit will join next year's incoming class

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BC women's hockey's freshman class for next season just got a big boost.

Two-time USA U18 forward Caitrin Lonergan announced Thursday via Twitter that she has committed to the Eagles, joining the roster for the 2016-2017 season.

Lonergan is another in a steady pipeline of players coming from the USA and Canada U18 national team ranks. At this point the Eagles have had at least one incoming freshman (and often more) with a national team pedigree for several years running now, solidifying Coach Crowley's and Coach Kennedy's reputation as two of the nation's premier recruiters.

Lonergan is one of the few of those recruits to play for multiple seasons on the U18 team, first joining the USA squad as a 16 year old, earning a silver medal, and returning to help lead Team USA to a gold medal in the 2015 tournament.

Lonergan was previously committed to Harvard, but flipped her commitment to the Eagles. To grab a big recruit from another powerhouse program is a major coup for the coaching staff and with superstars Haley Skarupa and Alex Carpenter graduating after this season, BC will look to Lonergan to help the Eagles reload.

Welcome to the Heights, Caitrin!