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BLW '06 F Alanna Devlin Commits to Boston College

By Admin, 01/23/23, 3:45PM EST


Chestnut Hill, MA –  The Boston Lady Whalers Elite Hockey Club are proud to share that Alanna Devlin has committed to Boston College for the Fall of 2024.

Alanna, a 2006-born Forward, was a member of our inaugural Boston Lady Whalers U10 Team back in May of 2015 - coached by BC star Haley Skarupa.  Alanna has been an integral part of our program over the past 8 seasons.  A native of Marshfield, MA, she holds the records for most goals and most points in a Boston Lady Whalers uniform, on top of the multitude of championships she has helped lead various BLW teams to over the years.  Alanna is the first Boston Lady Whalers player to have been with the program since Day 1, to develop and achieve an NCAA Division 1 scholarship to her dream school.

Alanna grew up playing her youth hockey with the boys in the Boston Advantage program out of Hingham. She spent one season playing up with the 2005-born girls on the Boston Jr. Eagles U14 Team, before matriculating onward in her high school years to the North American Hockey Academy under her former Boston Lady Whalers ‘06 Coach, and current NAHA Director - Toni Miano.

Alanna at age 8 (left) with Boston Lady Whalers coach Danielle Doherty in 2015.

Alanna headlines the Boston Lady Whalers 2006 National Elite Team, who have had fourteen NCAA Division 1 commitments since the window opened in June of 2022.

As a second year U14, she joined the U16 Team at NAHA and hit the ground running in a COVID year, plagued by obstacles. Alanna returned to NAHA for a second stint with the U16’s this past season, and put up an eye-popping 20 goals 32 assists for 52 points in 64 games as the team’s alternate captain. She earned herself a spot at the USA Hockey National Development Camp for a second straight year.

Returning again to NAHA in 2022-23, Alanna is playing up on the U19 Team this season upon committing to BC this past summer. After a stellar performance at the USA Hockey 16/17 Development Camp in July 2022, Alanna was named to the USA Hockey U18 Development Camp the following week in St Cloud, Minnesota, where she impressed coaches enough to be the only 2006-born player from New England invited to the USA Hockey U18 Worlds Camp in Buffalo!

When asked about Devlin’s commitment, BLW’s Mike Cusack had this to say, “This one is really special, we are so proud of Alanna. I can’t help but smile at how things have come full circle for her as a player, and an exceptional young woman. She truly epitomizes the phrase ‘if you can see it, you can be it’, as she has skated for what feels like BC’s all-decade team over the past 8 years, and has put the work in to earn what she’s achieved”.  Cusack expanded, “Being able to watch Alanna’s game develop has truly been a rewarding experience. She drops her shoulder and drives to the net, she asserts herself offensively with the puck, and she plays the game the way it should be played - with vigor, tenacity, and aggression. A lot of credit is owed to Dana Trivigno in molding Alanna’s game - BC fans will recognize that quickly”.

Alanna will make her debut behind the bench in the spring/summer of 2023 as a first-year junior level coach with our youth teams, and we are thrilled to have her work with our stars of tomorrow and share everything that she's learned over the years!

From the bottom of our hearts, the Boston Lady Whalers Elite Hockey Club would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Alanna, and the Devlin family on this momentous accomplishment.  We'll be cheering on the Eagles for years to come, and we can't wait to follow you on your journey!