Flannery and Bresnahan Earn BESBY Awards For Top Performance by a Senior

Flannery and Bresnahan Earn BESBY Awards For Top Performance by a Senior

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Men's basketball standout Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) and Emily Bresnahan (Wenham, Mass.) of women's lacrosse were chosen as the BESBY Award winners for the top performance by a male and female athlete in polls conducted on twitter this week.

Flannery, who garnered 48 percent of the vote, scored 42 points and pulled down nine rebounds as the then-second-ranked Beavers defeated then-third-ranked Tufts, 91-78, in the New England Big 4 Challenge championship game on December 3. Flannery matched his career high with seven three-pointers, five of which came in the first half as the Green and White built a double-digit lead less than seven minutes into the contest.  

Bresnahan, who collected 52 percent of the vote, secured a place in the NCAA record books with a 12-goal performance in Babson's 18-8 victory at Wheaton on April 8. She scored five of the Beavers' six first-half goals and pumped in four goals in under seven minutes to begin the second half on her way to producing one of the highest individual scoring games in Division III history.

Other men's nominees
•    36 percent: JD Greenfield (Reading, Mass.) of track & field bettered his own school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.64 at the NCAA New England Championships on May 6.
•    10 percent: Baseball's Jack Halpin (Glastonbury, Conn.) doubled, homered and drove in five runs as the Beavers defeated Wheaton, 11-2, in the opener of a three-game series on April 7.
•    6 percent: Adam Villari (Landsdale, Pa.) of men's soccer scored twice in the game's first eight minutes to help the Green and White defeat Bridgewater State, 5-0, on October 26.

Other women's nominees
•    35 percent: Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) of women's basketball scored a career-high 35 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists as the Beavers defeated Smith, 83-59, in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinal contest on February 25.
•    9 percent: Women's soccer's Olivia Kerester (Chappaqua, N.Y.) scored two goals and added one assist in Babson's 3-1 victory at Emerson on October 18.
•    4 percent: Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) of women's volleyball recorded 15 kills and a career-high 18 digs in a four-set loss to regionally-ranked Middlebury on October 1.