Devaney, Reilly Selected as BESBY Award Winners for Top Performance by a Junior

Devaney, Reilly Selected as BESBY Award Winners for Top Performance by a Junior

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Men's ice hockey forward Rob Devaney (Reading, Mass.) and softball pitcher Ali Reilly (New Canaan, Conn.) were named as the BESBY Award winners for top performance by a junior athlete in polls conducted on twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

Devaney collected 43 percent of the vote for his two-goal, one-assist performance in the Beavers' 4-1 victory over Castleton on November 12. He scored on the power play late in the first period and again early in the third before assisting on Babson's third power play tally of the contest with just under seven minutes remaining as the Green and White opened New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) play with back-to-back wins at the Babson Skating Center.

Reilly, who took home 55 percent of the vote, tossed her first career no-hitter in a 3-0 victory against Clark on April 23. She recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts and retired the final 20 batters she faced after issuing a lead-off walk in the top of the first inning. Reilly, who closed the year by winning her final eight decisions, had another potential no-hit bid broken up with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a 1-0 win over Framingham State in the NCAA Tournament on May 13.

Other men's nominees
•    38 percent: Nick Comenale (New York Mills, N.Y.) scored a career-high 30 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists in a 91-57 rout of Becker on November 22. Comenale drained eight three-pointers to finish one shy of the school record in the contest.
•    10 percent: Jack O'Donoghue (Scituate, Mass.) of men's lacrosse scooped up a career-high 11 ground balls and caused five turnovers as Babson defeated Colorado College, 11-9, on March 23.
•    9 percent: Baseball's Mark Webber (Norwell, Mass.) homered twice and drove in four runs as the Beavers completed a two-game NEWMAC Tournament semifinal series sweep of Wheaton with a 10-2 win on April 29.

Other women's nominees
•    36 percent: Women's basketball's Brenna LeGacy (Attleboro, Mass.) scored a career-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting and pulled down eight boards in a 79-70 triumph at Connecticut College on November 27.
•    8 percent: Charlotte O'Halloran (Middletown, R.I.) pumped in four goals and added two assists in the Beavers' 17-8 victory over Johnson & Wales in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 13.
•    1 percent: Tatum Alkier (Collingwood, Ontario) of women's alpine skiing came in eighth in the giant slalom and ninth in the slalom to help the Green and White place third at the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships on February 18-19.