Led by second-year head coach Joe Jones, the Boston University menís basketball team enters the 2012-13 season seeking its third postseason berth in the last four years. The Terriers return three starters, including Preseason All-Conference honoree D.J. Irving who led the league last season in assists at 5.4 apg.
Led by ninth-year head coach Kelly Greenberg, the Boston University womenís basketball team returns 10 letterwinners, including three starters from last yearís 23-9 squad that advanced to the first round of the WNIT. The Terriers will host a combined six non-conference opponents in November and December.
Led by senior captain Wade Megan, the Boston University menís ice hockey team will play 18 contests at home this season, starting off with an exhibition game against the University of Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 7. Click here to purchase season tickets.
This past summer, Boston University formally accepted an invitation to move 20 of its 25 teams to the Patriot League on July 1, 2013 for the 2013-14 season. Formed as an all-sport conference in 1990-91, the league features American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh 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 JUNIOR IN 2012-13 Appeared in 32 games, starting 31 ... Set new program record for wins in a season (24), career wins (64) and career shutouts (11) ... Posted four shutouts on the season ... Posted a 24-5-3 record, 2.20 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage ... Earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Month honors for March ... Named Hockey East Tournament MVP after she allowed just three goals in three games, posted a 42-save shutout in the semifinals against Providence, stopped a combined 77 shots in the final two games and 93 over the three-game tournament ... Stopped 26 shots in a 4-1 win over Mercyhurst in the NCAA semifinals ... Made 34 saves in a 5-3 win over Clarkson in NCAA quarterfinals ... Stopped 35 shots to defeat Northeastern for Hockey East title ... Won nine of her final 10 games ... Named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week and GoTerriers.com Student Athlete of the Week on Dec. 10 ... Registered 66 saves in two games at Minnesota Duluth on Dec. 8-9, including a 38-save shutout ... Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 19 ... Recorded 19 saves in 2-1 victory against Harvard on Nov. 18 ... Turned away 38 attempts in 5-5 tie at Boston College on Nov. 3 ... Recorded her first shutout of the season with 24 saves against Robert Morris on Oct. 27 ... Named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22 ... Saved 51 shots in a weekend series against then-No. 2 Cornell on Oct. 20-21 ... Broke program record for career wins with 44 thanks to 24-save win at Northeastern on Oct. 16. ... Began season with 29-save victory at Boston College on Oct. 5 ... Finished season with seven games of 30 saves or more.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12 Started all 34 games in which she appeared ... Compiled a 2.50 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage ... Went 19-14-1 and won 11 of her last 13 starts ... Named Hockey East Player of the Week on Jan. 30 ... Earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors three times (March 12, Nov. 7, Oct. 3) ... Made a career-high and program-best 58 saves in NCAA Tournament against Cornell ... Made a combined 83 saves in three Hockey East Tournament games to help lead BU to second WHEA title in program history ... Recorded the only two points by a goaltender in program history with an assist on Feb. 26 and an assist on Feb. 4, both against New Hampshire ... Had stretch of six straight games with 30 saves or more ... Began season by making 30 saves in nine of her first 11 starts ... Made 30 saves in a 6-0 shutout victory over Boston College on Jan. 25 ... Stopped 33 shots in a 3-2 victory at Providence on Nov. 20 ...Turned away 30 shots in a 4-1 victory over Boston College on Nov. 2 ... Made a total of 70 saves in two games against top-ranked Wisconsin on Oct. 28 and 29 ... Made a career-high 37 saves on Oct. 1 against North Dakota
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11 Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and earned the league's Goaltending Champion honor after posting the best combined goals-against average and save percentage ... Tabbed Hockey East Goaltender of the Month in December and Co-Rookie of the Month in November ... Posted a 20-3-3 record with a 1.60 goals-against average and .930 save percentage ... Broke the BU single-season record for shutouts in a season ... Was unbeaten through her first 18 starts (16-0-2) ... Became the first BU goaltender to record back-to-back shutouts when she blanked Connecticut (4-0) and Northeastern (3-0) on Dec. 4 and 7, respectively.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY Played four years at Lawrence Academy (Mass.) of the Independent School League ... As a senior, named to the All-ISL First Team and team MVP ... As a sophomore, garnered league honorable mention honors ... An All-ISL First Team selection as a freshman ... Also played with Assabet Valley (Mass.) girls' teams ... Won the 2010 USA Hockey Girls' 19 & Under National Championship with the U19 team ... Won a 2009 national championship with Assabet Valley U16 team ... Participated in the 2008 USA Hockey Women's National Festival ... Member of the 2009 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team that participated in a three-game series against Canada ... Also played field hockey ... Won the New England League State Championship in 2008 and served as captain her senior season.
PERSONAL Daughter of David and Julie Sperry of North Reading, Mass. ... Has one sister, Megan, and a brother, Adam ... Sister Megan is a member of BU's club figure skating team ... Enrolled in the University's College of Arts and Sciences ... Majoring in political science ... Born April 23, 1992, in Overland Park, Kan.