Sally Starr and the Boston University Terriers have four committed recruits to replace their six graduating seniors. The Terriers won the league with a 12-8 record going through the Patriot League unblemished at 6-0. Against Lafayette there were two games that could have not been more different. Despite internal stats in the first game the Leopards lost the first one 7-4 on a streak of of 6 unanswered goals before the Leopards responded with 3 of the their own to add to their first goal in the first half. The second game, the first of the playoff games was entirely different with the Leopards playing the Terriers tough before a goal which ricocheted off a Lafayette defender leg put Boston ahead for the win 2-1 with five. minutes left. Boston ultimately lost to Ohio University in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Defense has always been the hallmark of a Starr team and the Lafayette first game notwithstanding their 44 goals all season stood up because of their ability to win lower scoring games on the backs of an excellent defense. Boston will lose a fine defenders in Ally Doggett and Ally Hammel as well has their starting GK. They have managed to sign a Goal Keeper and three others before bringing in their usual foreign player from their Australia and New Zealand pipe line.
A goalkeeper from Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania and the WC Eagles, is their answer in the cage. While at Episcopal she sported a gaudy 89 percent save percentage. Her coach Gina Buggy described her as ” undoubtably among the very best she has coached,” Gina spent the summer in Holland to refine her goal keeper skills and played overseas for the WC Eagles when they traveled. She is also a the goalkeeper for the ice hockey team. An honor student, she hopes to major in film at Boston.
A defender who describes herself as a midi and defender demonstrating her ability to score goals when needed. She seems to fit the Starr player mold. She played her high school field hockey at Notre Dame Prep in the Baltimore area and the H2O club team. The pre med student was in the top 100 recruits named by Max Preps and was an all metro team selectee.
Giama is the second recruit from the very successful Episcopal Academy field hockey program. She is a forward who was an all league and all Delco first team selection. She was also a top 100 Max prep selection and was a junior. olympian . In her junior year she scored 48 points and 18 goals. Like her teammate she also played for the WC Eagle field hockey club.
Ellie played her field hockey in Lafayette’s home town of Easton at Easton Area High School. She will be playing on Rappolt Field next year but as Boston Terrier. This talented athlete scored an unbelievable 43 goals last season and 17 assists last year. She scored 136 goals in her four year career. She listed her club team as WC Eagles and x-Calibur. This honor roll student was an all league and all state selection and top 50 max sports field hockey selectee.