Boston College redshirt junior forward Alex Carpenter was honored with the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award as the best women's college hockey player in the country Saturday morning. She is the first player from BC to ever win the award. Carpenter's 2014-15 season ended with a 2-1 loss to Harvard in the national semifinals on Friday. Carpenter won the award over Minnesota junior Hannah Brandt and Boston University redshirt senior Marie Phillip-Poulin.
Carpenter is a two-time Hockey East Player of the Year. She leads the nation with 81 points, and 37 goals setting a new career high. She was named a First team All-American this season. Carpenter missed the 2013-14 season for the Eagles while playing on the US Olympic Team. She led the US team with four goals in five games, including the lone USA goal in the Gold Medal Game against Canada.
The North Reading, MA native is the third Massachusetts native to win the award following 1999 winner AJ Mleczko of Harvard and 2011 winner Megan Duggan of Wisconsin. Off the ice, Carpenter has volunteered with Team IMPACT and Athletes Unlimited Newton.
Congrats to Alex on her honor!