Led by head coach Neil Roberts, the Boston University menís soccer team return 18 letter winners for its inaugural season in the Patriot League. 2012 America East All-Conference honoree Anthony Ciccone and 2011 America East Defender of the Year Kelvin Madzongwe will serve as team co-captains. The Terriersí schedule includes five 2012 NCAA tournament participants this season.
Led by head coach Nancy Feldman, the Boston University womenís soccer team returns 10 starters, including 2013 Patriot League preseason Offensive Player of the Year Madison Clemens, from last yearís 12-6-1 squad that captured its sixth straight America East regular-season title. The Terriers have a 19-game schedule, highlighted by four contests against 2012 NCAA tournament participants.
Led by head coach Sally Starr, the Boston University field hockey team will host 11 of its 18 matches this season at New Balance Field and will open the new state-of-the-art facility against Ohio University on Saturday, Aug. 31. This season marks the first time the Terriers will have an AstroTurf field of their own after playing at other local universities for the past 11 years.
On July 1, Boston University officially moved 20 of its 25 teams to the Patriot League. Formed as an all-sport conference in 1990-91, the league features American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola Maryland and Navy .
Located within Boston University's impressive $225-million John Hancock Student Village, Agganis Arena is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center. A 290,000-square foot premier venue, it serves as home for the hockey and basketball teams and also for many other events, including past concerts by Carrie Underwood and Kings of Leon.
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2013 College Sports Madness Mid-Major All-America Second Team 2013 NABC All-District Second Team 2013 America East All-Conference First Team 2012 America East All-Conference Second Team 2011 America East All-Rookie Team 3x America East Player of the Week (12/5/11, 1/16/12, 2/25/13) 3x America East Rookie of the Week (1/11/11, 1/24/11, 2/28/11)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Earned his first career America East All-Conference First Team award ... Also tabbed a Mid-Major All-American by College Sports Madness ... Started all 30 games in helping BU reach the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament ... Ranked in the top 10 in seven America East categories - fourth in minutes played (34.7 mpg), fifth in assists (3.6 apg), fifth in made 3-pointers (1.9), sixth in scoring (14.2 ppg), seventh in steals (1.4 spg), seventh in assist-turnover ratio (1.4) and eighth in free throw shooting (.783) ... Currently ranks seventh all-time at BU in assists (392) and 26th in points (1,036) ... Finished with 10+ points in 23 games and 20+ points in seven contests after reaching the mark just twice as a sophomore ... Named AE Player of the Week on Feb. 25 after averaging 17.5 ppg in wins over Albany and UMBC ... Tallied a career-high 27 points at Binghamton behind a career-high seven 3-pointers, one shy of the school record ... Added six rebounds, five assists and three steals in the game ... Posted 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists at home in win vs. New Hampshire ... Hauled in a career-high 10 rebounds against Maine while recording seven points and four assists ... Had his "Reggie Miller" moment at Albany, draining two treys in the final nine seconds of regulation with the last one coming at 2.2s, to send the game to overtime ... Finished with 20 points in the thrilling come-from-behind win ... Posted a career-high six steals against Hartford along with 17 points, six assists and three rebounds ... Tallied 24 points at Rutgers after shooting a perfect 10-of-10 at the free throw line.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12
Earned All-America East Second Team honors ... Became the first Terrier since Steven Key ('90) in 1989-90 to lead the America East in assists at 5.4 apg ... Finished the year ranked 38th nationally ... Recorded 157 assists, 10th most ever in a season at BU ... Second on the team and 18th in the America East in scoring (11.4 ppg) ... Posted an assist-turnover ratio of 2.34, which ranked third in the conference and was the seventh best mark ever by a Terrier ... Also ranked sixth in minutes played in the AE at 32.8 mpg and 10th in field goal percentage (.431) ... Posted a career-high 23 points along with 11 assists at Maine for his first career double-double ... Performance marked the first point-assist double-double by a Terrier since LeVar Folk ('99) had one in 1998 ... First 20+ point, 10+ assist performance since Key had 27 points and 10 assists in 1990 ... Earned first career America East Player of the Week award on Dec. 5 after averaging 12.5 ppg, 9.0 apg and 6.0 rpg in wins against Delaware and Boston College ... Recorded 11 assists against the Blue Hens, marking the most by a Terrier since Mark Mihalek had 12 in 2000 ... Led BU in rebounds for the first time ever with seven boards against Delaware ... Had a six-game streak with at least one steal snapped at Saint Joseph's ... Tallied 21 points and eight assists to help the Terriers' snap Rhode Island's 29 home-game win streak against non-conference opponents ... Had eight assists with zero turnovers at home against Maine and Binghamton.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11
Earned America East All-Rookie Team honors ... Appeared in all 35 games, starting 32 total ... Finished first on the team in assists with 127 (3.6 apg) ... Second on team in free throw percentage at .845 ... Third in steals with 29 and fourth in scoring (8.0 ppg) ... Had a strong performance against Kansas in the NCAA tournament, recording 11 points, six assists and five rebounds ... Earned AE Rookie of the Week honors (2/28) after recording a season-high 18 points at Vermont and a team-high 14 points at Binghamton ... Played a season-high 40 minutes at Vermont ... Had 16 points vs. Maine, hitting a season-high four 3-pointers ... Had a season-high six rebounds at UNH ... Named America East Rookie of the Week (1/24) after averaging 9.3 ppg, 6.7 apg and 2.7 rpg in three games ... Led BU for the first time in scoring with 13 points at Hartford ... Had 10 assists at UMBC, the first Terrier to record that many since Kevin Fitzgerald reached the mark at the start of the 2001-02 season ... Recorded seven assists along with zero turnovers at Albany ... Earned America East Rookie of the Week honors (1/10) after recording a season-high 16 points against Vermont ... Posted seven assists and 14 points against Quinnipiac ... Recorded four steals each against Cornell and George Washington ... Scored 14 points in opener at Northeastern, marking the best offensive debut by a Terrier since Carlos Strong (`10) had 19 in 2006.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Played at Archbishop Carroll in Radnor, Pa. ... Earned third-team All-Catholic PA honors as a sophomore ... Won the PIAA state title his junior year, earning first-team All-AAA State honors ... Also named Maine Line PA Player of the Year and a second-team All-Philadelphia honoree ... Tabbed team captain as a senior ... Received his second first-team All-AAA State, second-team All-Philadelphia and first-team All-Delco honor ... Received the football team's freshman year player award.
Named Desmond B. Irving, Jr. ... Born Jan. 27, 1992 ... Son of Desmond B. Irving, Sr. and Jacqueline B. Irving ... Has three siblings - Bryan Lynn Dixon, Kemar Irving and Gabrielle Irving ... Enrolled in the Metropolitan College, majoring in sociology.