Game(watch) on!

BC Alumni San Diego kicks off the 2017 football season with Gamewatch #1, Friday, September 1, at 6 pm. New location this season is Striders, 100 J Street, San Diego.

Chapter Leader Lissa Tsu visited Striders to check it out, and found enthusiastic welcome. Our own private balcony with 5 TVs and 24 beers on tap. Parking is plentiful — with meters, a paid lot, and $8 valet available. The trolley also stops right at the front steps of Striders.

On opening evening, we will have a BC swag raffle and Striders is offering 20 percent off your tab, $2 Eagle shots every time BC scores, and a sandwich special!

 Go Eagles!

4th Annual Chapter Mass

BC San Diego alumni, family, and friends gathered at Cathedral Catholic High School earlier today for the 4th annual chapter Mass. The event was held in the school library instead of the chapel, which is its usual site, but retained its spirit of worship and fellowship. Refreshments were available following Mass.

Calkinses present the gifts.

Celebrant was John Auther, S.J., pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the only Jesuit parish in San Diego County. Performing the readings was Bob Nascenzi ’78, and presenting the gifts was the Calkins family — Kevin Calkins ’00, Beth Van Brussel Calkins MA’03, and son, Liam. Kevin is principal of Cathedral Catholic.

Among those attending was Amanda Williams ’21. A 1917 graduate of Cathedral Catholic, Amanda begins her time on the Heights this fall. Best wishes!


Eagles fail to gain lax title

Kenzie Kent, NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, lays out to score against Maryland.

Falling one game short of their dream run to the national title, BC’s women’s lacrosse team fell today to #1 Maryland, 16-13. The game took place at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass., and the proximity to Eagles fans may have helped bring about the crowd of 11,688, a record for the women’s championship.

BC and Maryland (23-0) played to a 5-5 tie in the first half, with the Eagles coming back from 0-2 and 3-5 deficits. Maryland, however, scored in the first 9 seconds of the second half and added 4 more to take the lead to 10-5. BC returned the favor with its own 5-1 run to cut the lead to 11-10. Yet another 5-1 Maryland streak brought the score to 16-11 and the Eagles’ 2 additional goals were insufficient.

Junior Kenzie Kent tied the championship game scoring record with 10 points — 5 goals and 5 assists. Having set the tournament scoring record with 37 points — 21 goals, 16 assist — she was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Sophomore Sam Apuzzo added 4 goals to bring her BC single season record to 80 goals. She also had 39 assists for the BC season total scoring record of 119 points.

Kent, Apuzzo, and Kate Weeks were named to the all-tournament team.

BC finished the season 17-7. The Eagles were the first unseeded team ever to advance to the national championship game.