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July 14, 2022 — +1

Today’s release of the 2022 Athletes Unlimited roster is pretty much as expected, with the current set of college draftees coming in, and a group of 20 players dropping out, including names like Katrina Dowd, Kayla Treanor, Holly McGarvie Reilly, Keayla Treanor, Emily Parros, and inaugural Athletes Unlimited and current World Lacrosse MVP Taylor Cummings.

But the roster does add one player which we didn’t see when the returnees were first listed a couple of months ago. That player is Kenzie Kent, who lit the lacrosse world afire in 2017 when she joined Boston College after leading the women’s ice hockey team to the Final Four. In just 12 games, she had 39 goals and 38 assists.

It all started on April 1, when she had three goals and five assists in her first ACC league contest of the season, as well as her first start. After just five regular-season games, she helped Boston College during a memorable postseason run, culminating in a national-title tilt against Maryland. In that game, Kent had five goals and five assists.

She took a year off from lacrosse her senior year at Boston College, trying to focus on ice hockey. But the love of lacrosse brought her back in 2019. She had a season for the ages, scoring 52 goals and setting up 75 more while playing alongside Tewaaraton Trophy-winner Sam Apuzzo.

Kent has been coaching the last couple of years during the pandemic, but she did compete in not only the first year of Athletes Unlimited, but she was an alternate for the U.S. team in last month’s World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.

I’m glad she’s back with AU.