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Women's lacrosse notebook: Boston College's Kenzie Kent to redshirt 2018 season

Boston College attacker Kenzie Kent, the Most Outstanding Player of last year's NCAA tournament, will redshirt the 2018 lacrosse season and return to the Eagles in 2019.

Kent also played ice hockey for the Eagles, helping them to three Frozen Fours in her four years. She joined the lacrosse team after the hockey season, and, despite playing just 30 games, ranks among the top 20 scorers in Boston College history.

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"Last years' experience with the lacrosse team — and being able to play in a larger part of the season than I had in the past — got me seriously thinking about playing a full season. Now, with hockey wrapping up, I've made the decision to take this spring off so I can focus on the rest of my senior year and return and play a full season of lacrosse next year," Kent said in a statement.

A by-the-numbers look at the past week in Division I women's lacrosse competition.

Last spring, Kent led the Eagles to the national semifinals for the first time in program history. In just 12 games, she had 77 points, including a record 37 points in the NCAA tournament as the Eagles reached the title game, where they fell to Maryland.

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Mountaineers’ Petito ranks among Division I’s top goalies

At 5-4, Mount St. Mary's already has exceeded last season's win total, and junior goalie Jillian Petito is a big reason why.

The Ocean City native earned Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after making 14 saves in Friday's 13-12 win over San Diego State. She stopped a pair of free-position shots in the final minute to preserve the win.

Three teams from Maryland are ranked in the top seven in the Inside lacrosse women's media poll for April 2 — Maryland, Loyola Maryland and Towson.

Petito's numbers rank among the top 10 in Division I in several categories. Her .554 save percentage is third, her 8.56 goals-against average is fifth and her 10.89 saves per game is tenth. She leads NEC goalies in all three marks as the Mountaineers prepare to host their conference opener against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday at 3 p.m.

Milestone watch

Stony Brook attacker Kylie Ohlmiller is only the second player in Division I history to record 400 career points. The senior, a Tewaaraton finalist last season, has 403 heading into Thursday night's game at Hartford. She needs just 43 to break the NCAA career record of 445 set by Maryland's Jen Adams in 2001.

Maryland attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh) scored five goals in Wednesday night's 15-8 win over Virginia, pulling her within six goals of Adams' Terps career record of 267.

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