In a matter of eight months, the perception surrounding Boston College Athletics has completely changed. True freshman running back A.J. Dillon rushed for 1,432 yards and 13 touchdowns, all while guiding football to a 5-1 regular-season finish. Daryl Watts posted a 40-goal, 40-assist season, racking up 82 points, becoming the first freshman to ever win the Patty Kazmaier Award on a women’s hockey team that logged its third-best record in program history. Jerome Robinson exploded for 24.3 points per game in conference play, earning All-ACC First Team honors and playing a big part in the Eagles’ first return to the postseason since 2010-11. Come spring, Dempsey Arsenault seamlessly transitioned to a starring role on offense, teaming up with Sam Apuzzo to lead BC, under the watchful eyes of head coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein, to a perfect 17-0 regular season and its first ACC title.
– Andy Backstrom, Sports Editor