Senior Leadership Proves Key In Championship Run
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
“It’s been an unbelievable four years,” added Almeida.
The senior class’ record, especially in the postseason, speaks for itself. But during all four years of their college career, it was always about remaining focused on winning trophies for these seniors. Now that they have two National Championships to look back on as they leave the Heights, they can finally begin to realize what they’ve just accomplished.
“It’s unbelievable,” Cross said. “Coach said you don’t really appreciate it until you win your first and you look back on it. That’s so true. We were young when we were sophomores. And I have to mention Cam Atkinson and Jimmy Hayes. Those guys were a huge part of our class, and they obviously aren’t here this year, but they’re still a part of it for us. And Cam was obviously a huge player our sophomore year, and Jimmy was, too, and I think the rest of us were a little more secondary roles. So to have primary roles for a lot us of the second time around is unbelievable.”
There is no doubt that the seniors played primary roles on the ice for BC this year. But they also played primary leadership roles within the locker room all season long.
And for that, they leave BC knowing they are two-time National Champions. Not a bad way to go out at all.