Alex Carpenter, a junior at Boston College, is one of the youngest players on the U.S. women’s national team. She’s been representing her country since the spring of 2010, when her eight goals in five games at the IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship were one of the highest totals in the tournament. A year after her national team debut, she started attending Boston College, where she’s been one of her team’s highest scoring forwards since her freshman year.
- College Hockey: As a sophomore at Boston College in 2012-13, she was unanimously selected as a First-Team All-Star in her conference, Hockey East.
- College Hockey: In 2012-13, she led Hockey East in scoring with 70 points (32g, 37a) in 37 games played, also setting her school’s record for points in a season.
- College Hockey: In 2011-12, her freshman year at Boston College, she was nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Award, which is awarded annually to the top women’s collegiate hockey player in the United States.
Three things to know:
1. Is the daughter of former NHL player Bobby Carpenter, who in 1981 became the first player to jump directly from a U.S. high school to the NHL.
2. When she was 13, she played high school boy’s varsity hockey at Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts.
3. When she was 10, she became the first 10-year-old girl to play Little League Baseball in Morristown, New Jersey in over 25 years.