BC High hockey pair announce commitments

BC High hockey senior standouts Mike Cashman and Andrew White announced their college commitments today through Eagles head coach John Flaherty.

Cashman will play at Amherst College while White will also stay local to play at Tufts. Both players will lace up their skates with their respective schools in 2011.

"We are extremely proud of Michael and Andrew on their choices to play hockey for great coaches at these two excellent schools," Flaherty said. "BC High sending two players directly to NESCAC schools is a testament to our school, our hockey program and the Catholic Conference."

Cashman, a center and Abington resident, captained the Eagles to a Super Eight appearance, which culminated in a crossover round loss to eventrual champion Malden Catholic, while scoring nine goals and tallying 20 assists. Cashman was a Catholic Conference All-Star and was named to ESPN Boston's All-State team as a "Best of the Rest" selection.

"Michael Cashman is a true leader in every sense of the word," Flaherty said. "He brought a group of seven freshman, six sophomores, three juniors and eight seniors together and made the one of the closest teams I have ever witnessed. We do not finish as a top four team in the state without his leadership. He could have chosen to play Junior or PG to pursue a D1 opportunity, but has always valued education and had his priorities in order."

White, a winger and Rockland resident, put up eight goals and six assists in 19 games while battling injuries. White maintains a 4.1 GPA and was named an academic All-Star by the Mass State Hockey Coaches Association in addition to Catholic Conference All-Star honors and was named to ESPN Boston's "Best of the Rest" team.

"Andrew White was the hardest working player on the ice night in and night out," Flaherty said. "He was the catalyst and most consistent player on our team. Andrew didn't always get the recognition he deserved but has ben rewarded with an amazing opportunity to play for a great program."

Flaherty also indicated that senior forward Terence Durkin will play a postgraduate year at Northwood Prep next season. He will likely be next of the Eagles' roost to garner college attention.