CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – On the heels of the program's 12th berth in the NCAA tournament, the Boston College women's hockey team has announced six newcomers ahead of the 2021-22 season. Head coach Katie Crowley, who will return for her 15th season behind the bench, announced the additions on Tuesday.
"I'm excited about this year's incoming class," said Crowley. "They're a hard-working, talented group of players who are ready to leave their mark on Boston College hockey. Not only are they great hockey players, but they are great people with high character that will wear the jersey with tremendous pride."
There are four forwards and two blue liners among the newcomers.
#20 | Jenna Carpenter
F | 5-6 | Left
Detroit HoneyBaked U19
Skated for Detroit HoneyBaked for the last seven seasons … attended a USA Hockey National Development Camp in 2019 … skated in the Tier I national tournament with the HoneyBaked 19U in 2021 and the 2018 tournament with the U14 squad … won a Michigan Tier I state championship in 2018 … also played soccer in high school, winning a district championship in 2021 … sister Julia plays hockey at Castleton University.
#4 | Keri Clougherty
D | 5-9 | Right
Boston Jr. Eagles | Deerfield Academy
Played her club hockey for the Boston Jr. Eagles for the last three seasons, making a national championship appearance in 2019 … played four seasons of varsity hockey at Deerfield, serving as an alternate captain as a senior … earned NEPSAC Honorable Mention honors in 2019-20 and was a two-time member of the Watkins Invitational All-Tournament Team … also played club hockey for Assabet Valley (2013-18), winning three state titles and making one national championship …. Attended USA Hockey National Development Camp in 2018 … also played varsity volleyball and softball at Deerfield and was a three-time member of the Honor Roll … brother Brian plays hockey at Worcester State.
#6 | Kiley Erickson
D | 5-5 | Right
Bay State Breakers | Milton Academy
Played her club hockey for the Bay State Breakers, winning a national championship in 2018 … played two years of hockey and field hockey at Milton Academy … two-time Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic honoree in hockey … also named All-ISL Honorable Mention … earned the Coaches Award both seasons at Milton … prior to Milton, spent three years at Duxbury High School and helped the team to two state tournament appearances.
#21 | Abby Newhook
F | 5-6 | Right
St. John's, Newfoundland
Bay State Breakers | Tabor Academy
Most recently skated for the Bay State Breakers and Tabor Academy … skated in three national tournaments with the Breakers … captained the 2020-21 Tabor squad … was named First Team All-NEPSAC in 2019-20 after recording 44 points on 23 goals and 21 assists in 26 games and was Second Team All-NEPSAC as a sophomore … two-time Taft Tournament champion with the Seawolves (2019, 2020) … skated for Team Atlantic at the 2019 National Women's Under-18 Championship … was invited to last summer's Hockey Canada National Women's Under-18 Team virtual summer camp and was one of 23 NextGen athletes invited to the 2021 iteration of the camp … also played soccer, softball and lacrosse at Tabor … brother Alex played two years of hockey at Boston College (2019-21) and is now with the Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
#11 | Katie Pyne
F | 5-7 | Left
Bay State Breakers | Noble and Greenough
Played her club hockey for the Bay State Breakers, winning a national championship in 2017 and leading the tournament in points in 2017 and 2019 … also played four years of varsity hockey, soccer and lacrosse at Noble and Greenough, captaining all three squads as a senior … a two-time captain on the ice and helped the team to NESPAC championships in 2018 and 2020 … earned First Team All-NEPSAC honors in 2019 and 2020 … four-time attendee of USA Hockey National Development Camps (2016-19) … played one year of hockey at Notre Dame Academy, winning a Division 2 state title and earning Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger Player of the Year honors and all-scholastic honors … brother Charlie (lacrosse) and sister Annie (soccer) compete at Bowdoin College.
#15 | Carson Zanella
F | 5-6 | Right
Bay State Breakers | Tabor Academy
Most recently played her club hockey for the Bay State Breakers, advancing to the national tournament quarterfinals in 2021… played varsity hockey, soccer and tennis at Tabor Academy in 2020-21 … played three years of hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's … reached the U16 national semifinals in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and was a member of a 46-4-0 U19 squad in 2019-20 … had 28 points (12-16-28) as a freshman, 39 (16-23-39) as a sophomore and 33 (17-16-33) as a junior … three-time attended of USA Hockey National Development Camps (2017-29) … also a member of the ultimate frisbee team at Shattuck-St. Mary's … member of the honor roll all four years of high school.
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