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NORTH ANDOVER — The late Eddie Feigner and his famed four-player softball team barnstormed the country and soundly beat all-star teams with nine players.

They were known as the “King and his Court.”

Well, there is another rendition coming town led by Salem High Hall of Famer Katie (King) Crowley, who was unbeaten in three years at Salem and a Hall of Fame pitcher at Brown University.

But this “King and her court” won’t be playing softball at Merrimack College on Friday (7 p.m.). Crowley is the head coach of the undefeated (21-0) No. 1 ranked Boston College women’s hockey team.

One of her aces in the hole, among many, is the top player in women’s college hockey, North Reading’s Alex Carpenter.
If you love hockey, athleticism, the Olympic spirit and seeing the best the sport has to offer, then you might want to make your way to Lawler Rink when B.C. plays its first-ever game at Merrimack (3-19-1).

“They are fun to watch,” said Merrimack coach Erin Hamlen, before catching herself, “if you’re in the stands. I don’t know if that’s what I’d say from the opposing bench.”

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