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BC Mid-Season Sports Update

Below is a mid-season review of all the Boston College athletics teams that compete in the fall that we historically do not have the chance to cover here at the Gavel. While we only have the staff to cover a few teams regularly, all of BC’s 31 Division one teams are worth spotlighting for all of the hours and dedication they spend training and competing. 

Men’s Cross Country 

Men’s Cross Country has competed in three events this season, finishing third twice and 17th once, respectively. They will be participating in the New England Championship in Boston on October 9th. They will then prepare for the ACC Championships at the end of October with the hopes of qualifying for Nationals in November. Graduate student James Wilkes has been killing it this semester for the Eagles, finishing first for BC in all three competitions this season and finishing under 26 minutes in each of his 8000m races. 

Women’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country has competed twice this season and finished second and ninth, respectively. They have two competitions remaining this season, the New England Championship in Boston alongside the men and the Pre-National Event hosted by Florida State the following weekend. The team is led by Lauren White, a graduate student, who recorded an eight-second victory in the first race of the year, finishing at a season-best 17:12 in the 5000m. 

Field Hockey 

Ranked No.19 nationally, the field hockey team sits at 7-3 on the season in one of the most competitive conferences. The team started the season 6-0 and was ranked as high as No. 3, but lost three of their last four. While all losses came against top 20-ranked teams, they still dropped in the standings. The field hockey team has been a national powerhouse for years and is led offensively this year by junior Milagros Arteta and graduate student Fusine Govaert, who have combined for 11 goals this season. They have seven games remaining in the season and will look to qualify for the ACC Championships at the beginning of November. 

Men’s Golf 

The official NCAA Golf season is split between fall and spring. The Men’s team has competed in three events this season, finishing seventh, first, and 14th, respectively. The Eagles were victorious in the Ryan T. Lee Collegiate over the second weekend of September in Connecticut. Sophomore Mac Lee shot an impressive 139 over the two days to secure first place for the Eagles. Their last fall competition is the Quail Valley Collegiate Championship in Florida in mid-October. 

Women’s Golf

The Women’s team has competed twice, finishing fourth and second. They have two remaining competitions in October before the fall season concludes. Their team is extremely well-balanced, as they have anyone who can step up during a competition to play well for the Eagles. Their two best athletes this season have been sophomore Angel Lin and senior Bibilani Liu. Lin finished fifth and 21st in their two competitions, while Liu finished tenth and 21st. 

Sailing 

The Boston College co-ed Sailing team has competed in 12 events this semester. Their best finish came at the NEISA competition over the third weekend of September. Sophia Reineke finished first in the Singlehanded Conference Championship, which earned her a berth to the National Singlehanded Championships. Most recently, the Eagles finished second out of 18 teams in the Danmark Trophy in New London, Connecticut. They have 16 competitions remaining this fall before the National Championships in November and January. 

Swimming

The Eagles’ Swim and Dive team captured three first-place victories in their first three competitions this season. During the first weekend of October, they finished first of six in the New England Catholic Invitational hosted jointly at BC and Holy Cross. They begin regular-season competition on October 8th at home against Army. They will have regular-season meets until the NCAA Championships begin in early February. Kyle Floyd and Megan Kramer each logged four meet-record performances during the New England Catholic Invitational. 

Volleyball

BC Women’s Volleyball currently sits at 12-6 on the season with an amazing 10-1 start. The Eagles started off undefeated in their first two tournaments of the season, the BC Classic and the Bryant Invitational. They finished a strong 2-1 at the St. John’s Classic but went winless at the Michigan Tournament just a week later. Since the start of regular ACC season play, the Eagles are 2-2 with wins against Syracuse and Virginia Tech and losses against Duke and Wake Forest. They have 14 remaining ACC regular-season games this fall semester and hope to earn a bid to the postseason tournaments in a tough conference.

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