BC's Sarah Mannelly Named Epoch/LM Player of the Week
About midway through the 2015 season, Boston College's Sarah Mannelly surpassed stars Michaela Rix and Covie Stanwick as the team's most influential player. Then, Kenzie Kent came over from ice hockey to become the Eagles' most dynamic player, the duo leading the Eagles to the NCAA tournament.
Could 2016 follow a similar script?
Mannelly, a surprise Tewaaraton Award finalist last year, scored four goals and added two assists Saturday in Boston College's 13-8 upset of then-No. 4 Syracuse. The senior midfielder's performance has earned her Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week honors.
Mannelly has shown no ill effects from the knee injury that knocked her out of the Eagles' NCAA tournament second-round loss to Loyola last May. She leads BC with 31 points (19 goals and 12 assists), with freshman Sam Apuzzo (21 goals) and senior Caroline Margolis (12 goals, 12 assists) giving the Eagles multiple scoring threats.
More help is on the way. Kent, who scored 22 goals in eight games as a freshman, will join the team after BC hockey's undefeated run ended in Sunday's NCAA championship game.
Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Players of the Week
Feb. 15: Gerald Logan, Michigan | Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame
Feb. 23: Sam Llinares, Hofstra | Sydney Pirreca, Florida
March 1: Jake Froccaro, Villanova | Kayla Treanor, Syracuse
March 8: Blaze Riorden, Albany | Kaylin Morissette, Louisville
March 14: Myle Jones, Duke | Maddie Crutchfield, Duke
March 21: Brendan Kearns, Providence | Sarah Mannelly, Boston College
The Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week recognizes the most outstanding performances in college men's and women's lacrosse. Make it Epoch.
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