|Boston College Eagles|
|Head coach||Amy Kvilhaug (1st season)|
|Conference|| ACC |
|Location||Chestnut Hill, MA|
|Home stadium||Shea Softball Field|
|Colors||Maroon and Gold |
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1997, 1998, 2003|
|Conference Tournament championships|
| Big East |
Boston College Eagles Softball is in the Atlantic Coast Conference and is a Division I program. Their mascot is an American eagle.
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|Name||Position coached||Consecutive season at|
Boston College in current position
|Amy Kvilhaug||Head coach||1st|
|Matt Alberghini||Assistant Coach||1st|
|Olivia Watkins||Assistant Coach||1st|
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