This goes to the New England college athlete that performed the best. Included for consideration is the size of the stage an athlete performed on. In other words, Boston College dominates this Award.
The nominees are...
Nathan Gerbe - C, BC Hockey
Tyrese Rice - G, BC Basketball
Kevin Regan - G, UNH Hockey
Mark Herzlich - LB, BC Football
And the winner is...
Nathan Gerbe, Center, BC Hockey!
Although he only played in the first half of the 2008 calendar year, what he did then was enough to win him this Award.
Gerbe's already playing for the Buffalo Sabres. He was named Most Outstanding Player in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, as well as MVP of the Hockey East tourney. He finished his final season with the Eagles with 35 goals and 33 assists in 43 games. He scored 5 goals in the last 2 games of the NCAA tournament. He was robbed of the Hobey Baker Award (hockey's Heisman), but wound up with the trifecta: a National Championship, a Hockey East Championship, and a Beanpot Championship. And now he has a Boston Blood Sox Award.