The rise of the Boston College women’s lacrosse program — the NCAA Division 1 national runner-up the past two seasons and a strong candidate to win the national championship this month — may seem quick to outsiders, but it actually has been in the works for two decades.
How did BC become such a powerhouse? It didn’t happen overnight.
The rise begins with the Eagles’ elevation to varsity status 27 years ago. The road to national prominence has several key stops dating back through the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Now, coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein and star players such as Tewaaraton Award winner Sam Apuzzo, former NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.) and All-Americans Dempsey Arsenault (New Hampton, N.H.) and Elizabeth Miller (New Canaan, Conn.) appear poised to build on the legacy of those who laid the groundwork and take the final step to crowning glory.