Boddy has been key to Husky offense
Published: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012 23:09
Graduate student Louisa Boddy has started off the season at a torrid pace. In fact, Boddy has been so strong in the Huskies first 10 games that even Sports Illustrated has taken notice.
In this week’s issue of SI’s “Faces in the Crowd” piece, Boddy is listed alongside five other amateur athletes who have impressed lately.
A string of her accomplishments are laid out for the world to read next to her picture in the country’s biggest sports magazine.
“Boddy, a graduate student and defender at Connecticut, had a hat trick and anchored two shutout victories to help the undefeated Huskies earn the No. 1 NCAA ranking.
She scored her three goals in a 5-0 win over Rutgers, helping to hold the Scarlet Knights to eight shots on goal, and then limited Yale to just one shot the next day. She was named the Big East defensive player of the week. Boddy, who is pursuing her master’s in sports management, was named team MVP at Durham University last year,” the segment reads.
In addition to her hat trick last weekend, Boddy tallied two goals and an assist against Providence College on Friday and added a goal against Boston University Sunday evening.
Boddy is responsible for taking the majority of shots on penalty corners for the Huskies, and that role has produced the majority of her points this season.
The Derbyshire, England native is tied for second on the team with eight goals on the season and is third on the team with 20 points. She easily leads all defenders in both categories, as the second-leading scorer among defenders is freshman Emily Walsh, who has one goal. Prior to attending for UConn, she played for both the England U16 and U18 teams.