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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AS A SENIOR IN 2011-12 Remained the lone captain for the 2011-12 season ... Played in 37 games ... Earned Hockey East Best Defensive Forward honors and won Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award ... Named Hockey East Second Team All-Star ... Tied for team lead in assists with 31 and added nine goals for 40 points, good for third on the team ... Had six-game point streak (3g, 7a) snapped in NCAA Regionals against Minnesota ... Notched a career-high four points (1g, 3a) on March 3 ... Scored a goal and added two assists on Feb. 17 ... Scored two goals and added an assist on Feb. 3 and also on Jan. 14 ... Compiled an eight-game point streak from Jan. 6 to Feb. 3 (4g, 9a) ... Recorded five assists in three games from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19 ... Registered two assists on Nov. 13 in a 5-0 victory over Boston College ... Got an assist on Oct. 14 against Providence ... Recorded two assists in a 5-0 win over New Hampshire on Oct. 8.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11 Served as co-captain along with Joe Pereira ... Semifinalist for Walter Brown Award, given annually to top U.S. college hockey player in New England ... Finished tied for second on the team in points with 28 on 10 goals and 18 assists ... Put up 12 points (5g, 7a) in the first 10 games ... Named Hockey East Player of the Week on Nov. 1 after tallying two goals and an assist in weekend sweep of UMass Lowell ... Missed the five games of the first semester due to a broken finger ... Recorded pair of goals in 5-2 win over Harvard on Jan. 15 ... Earned two assists in season-opening victory over No. 13 Wisconsin at Ice Breaker on Oct. 8 ... Five-time Hockey East Top Performer (10/18, 11/8, 11/15, 1/3, 1/17)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10 Appeared in 34 games, missing two contests in November due to a left shoulder injury ... Finished second on the team in scoring with 31 points on 10 goals and 21 assists ... Also ranked second in plus/minus at plus-8 ... Tallied 24 points (7g, 17a) in conference play ... Posted five goals and three assists in five-game point streak from Nov. 8-28 ... Named Hockey East Co-Player of the Week after tallying four points in two games against Merrimack, including two goals and an assist in 6-4 win on Nov. 14 ... Scored the overtime game-winner in 6-5 win at Harvard on Nov. 24 ... Netted the game-tying goal in 3-3 draw with Cornell on Nov. 28 in New York ... Tabbed GoTerriers.com Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 1 ... Registered five points (2g, 3a) in four-game point streak from Jan. 16-29 ... Scored the game-winning goal in 6-4 win over Merrimack on Jan. 16 ... Assisted on two goals, including Colby Cohen's overtime game-winner, in 5-4 win at Boston College on Jan. 22 ... Credited with a career-best three assists at Providence on Feb. 19 ... Earned four selections to Hockey East Top Performer list (11/30, 1/25, 3/1, 3/8).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09 Hockey East All-Rookie Team ... Ranked third among league rookies in points (30) ... One of seven Terriers to have played in all 45 games ... Netted the opening goal against Miami in the national title game and assisted on Colby Cohen's game-winner in overtime ... Recorded Terriers' first penalty-shot goal in over six years in 3-1 win at BC on Dec. 6 ... Tallied two goals in 4-1 home win over Maine on Jan. 10 ... Named runner-up for Hockey East Rookie of the Month in January ... Named Hockey East Rookie of the Week on Dec. 8 ... Selected to Hockey East Top Perfomer list four times (10/27, 1/12, 1/26, 3/2).
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY Helped Omaha Lancers claim the 2008 USHL Clark Cup title, scoring a team-high 26 goals and finishing second on the team and 14th in the league in points with 55 ... Played in 2008 USHL All-Star Game ... Spent two seasons (2005-06, 2006-07) with the Fargo-Moorhead Jets of the NAHL, totaling 135 points (37g, 98a) in 118 games ... All-state and all-conference selection at Marshall College Prep, where he served as captain for the hockey and soccer teams.
PERSONAL Son of Judy and Mark Connolly of Duluth, Minn. ... His younger brother, Jack, is a senior on the Minnesota-Duluth hockey team ... Enrolled in the Metropolitan College, majoring in history ... Born on July 23, 1987.