May 3, 2013
Babson Honors Class of 2013 at 32nd Annual Senior Athletics Awards Banquet
The Babson College Athletics Department held its 32nd Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night where a total of eight individuals received honors. Women's basketball All-American Sarah Collins (Weymouth, Mass.) and men's soccer All-American Eric Anderson (Scituate, Mass.) were named Female and Male Athletes of the Class, while women's volleyball captain Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) received the Conlon Award, presented for the first time in honor of both Michael Conlon '96 and Michelle Conlon '94. Rounding out the list of senior award winners were softball star Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) and baseball slugger Chris Kucher (Westwood, Mass.), who were honored as the Scholar-Athletes of the Class. In addition to the senior awards, men's basketball first-year Travis Sheldon (Woodstock, N.Y.) received the Colin "Chip" Brown Award, women's soccer and lacrosse first-year Kristina Simonson (Easton, Mass.) was honored as the winner of the Lori Vengrow Award, and Athletics Communications Director Chris Buck received the Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics.
April 19, 2013
Baseball, Men's Lacrosse Postponed Until Sunday
Due to the events taking place in Boston and the surrounding communities this morning, the Babson College Athletics and Recreation Department has announced that today's baseball game against Coast Guard and men's lacrosse game against Regis have both been postponed.
April 9, 2013
Babson Athletics Holds Fourth Annual Super Raffle
The Babson College Department of Athletics and Recreation is holding its fourth consecutive Super Raffle fundraiser with 11 great prizes. With a cap of 500 raffle tickets selling for $50 each, people are encouraged to purchase theirs today.
March 30, 2013
Webster Center's New Card Swipe Access Effective Monday, April 1
Beginning on Monday, April 1, users of the Webster Center will need to swipe their valid Babson-specific identification card at the ground-floor turnstiles before being permitted to enter the facility.
March 25, 2013
Dr. Kerry Healey Named Babson College’s Next President
President-elect Healey returns to her academic roots, bringing decades of public leadership as well as vast global experience and connections to Babson.
January 18, 2013
Access Babson Athletics 24-7 Through Launch of New Toolbar
The Babson College Department of Athletics, in conjunction with website provider PrestoSports, is the first NCAA Division III institution in New England to launch Presto’s new browser-based toolbar, and just the fifth Presto client in the country to do so.
December 31, 2012
Beaver Tales No. 5: The 2012 Year In Review
With 2013 just around the corner, it’s time once again for our third annual Year in Review. Over the last 12 months, Babson’s varsity teams and athletes turned in many amazing performances, broke numerous records, and enjoyed some once-in-a-lifetime experiences. So as part of our New Year’s tradition, let’s take a final look back at the calendar year 2012.
December 11, 2012
Babson Announces Five Honorees For 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
The Babson College Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has announced the five honorees for its 2013 induction ceremony to be held on Friday, April 12. The Hall of Fame’s 14th induction class will include field hockey phenom Elise Conley Weigold '06, men's soccer star Mark Sullivan '86, ice hockey legend Joe Capprini '91, women's soccer standout Julie Doscher Borjeson '88, and current men's soccer coach Jon Anderson '75, P'04, P'08, P'13.
October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Forces Postponement of All NEWMAC First Round Contests
With the threat of severe weather throughout New England this week, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced a series of schedule changes for its upcoming conference tournaments. The opening rounds of the field hockey, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball championships, originally scheduled for Tuesday, have been postponed until Wednesday, October 31.
October 16, 2012
Dietz Named Babson's New Associate AD for Strategic Communications
The Babson College Athletics & Recreation Department announced on Tuesday that Scott Dietz has been named its new Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications.
September 28, 2012
Saturday's Streaming Broadcasts To Be Available On Back To Babson Channel
For the first time ever, all of our Back to Babson Weekend broadcasts have been consolidated into one unique viewing experience. Beginning Friday, September 28, tune in to the exclusive Back to Babson Channel to watch your favorite weekend events LIVE, or check out some of our featured on-demand programs. Chat with us in real-time, get answers to all your questions during Alumni College sessions, and feel like you’re right on campus with us!
September 6, 2012
Babson Athletics & Recreation Revamps Fitness Equipment For 2012-13
The Babson College Department of Athletics & Recreation has announced several key upgrades to its fitness equipment for the 2012-13 academic year. As part of its review and replacement process, the Department overhauled its entire cardio line, giving its users access to 26 new machines in all.
July 25, 2012
Babson Installs New Wall of Champions Display
Babson Athletics and Recreation recently installed the newest feature within the Webster Athletic Center - a 13-foot wide display commemorating all of the College's conference champions and national tournament-qualifying teams. This project was made possible by a generous donation from the Crowley family - Paul Crowley '78 M'81 P'12, Tina Crowley '78 M'88 P'12, and soccer All-American Peter Crowley '12 - in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Crowley and Mr. and Mrs. William Boulton Kelly, Jr.
June 14, 2012
Babson Athletics Introduces Caitlin Irvine as New Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach
The Babson College Athletics Department announced recently that Caitlin Irvine has been named its new Assistant Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach. The Westwood-native comes to Babson after an incredibly successful college career that culminated with a National Championship this past spring.
June 7, 2012
Babson Announces Call For 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Nominations
The Babson College Athletics Department has announced that it is officially accepting nominations for its 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Class. Nominations are due by July 15, 2012 and MUST be submitted online.
June 4, 2012
Babson Hosts 31st Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
Steady rain and windy conditions couldn't dampen the spirits of more than 100 golfers who participated in the 31st annual President's Cup Golf Tournament at the Wellesley Country Club on Monday. Despite the poor weather, the event once again proved to be a hugely successful fundraiser for the Babson Athletics Department.
June 4, 2012
Babson Athletics Announces Third Annual Super Raffle Winners
The Babson College Athletic Department announced the winners of its third annual Super-Raffle fundraiser at the 2012 President's Cup on Monday. This year's raffle was the most successful to date, raising over $23,000 for the department's general athletics fund.
May 4, 2012
Babson Honors Class of 2012 at 31st Annual Senior Athletics Awards Banquet
The Babson College Athletics Department held its 31st Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night where a total of eight individuals received honors. Two women’s basketball seniors, Kathleen King (Framingham, Mass.) and Nicole Wurdeman (Rowley, Mass.) were named co-winners of the Female Athlete of the Class, while men’s soccer senior Max Walker (Newton, Mass.) was named the Male Athlete of the Class.
May 1, 2012
Join Us For The 31st Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
With just over a month to go until the event, there are still some opportunities to be a part of the 31st annual President's Cup Golf Tournament to be held at the Wellesley Country Club on Monday, June 4.
April 27, 2012
Babson Teams Set For Huge Saturday
In addition to the top-seeded women’s lacrosse team hosting its conference semifinals and finals this weekend, three other Babson teams will take part in postseason play on Saturday. Third-seeded baseball will serve as co-host of the 2012 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament along with top-seeded Wheaton, second-seeded softball heads to top-seeded Springfield for a huge winners’ bracket matchup, and the track and field teams will travel to Smith for the 2012 NEWMAC Championships.
February 28, 2012
Emerson College To Join NEWMAC In 2013-14
The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents’ Council announced today the addition of Emerson College as the conference’s 11th member, marking the first expansion of conference membership in 14 years. Emerson will join the NEWMAC for the 2013-14 academic year, sponsoring teams in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball.
February 21, 2012
Basketball, Hockey Teams Set To Host Conference Tournament Games
Babson will host a bevy of postseason games this week, as men's basketball, ice hockey, and women's basketball all earned home seeds in their respective conference tournaments. Paid admission will be required for all postseason contests, although Babson students will once again be admitted free with a valid OneCard courtesy of the Undergraduate School.
January 19, 2012
Babson Athletics Announces New Webster Center ID Policy
Beginning on Monday, January 23, 2012, ALL USERS of the Webster Athletic Center will be asked to present a valid Babson-specific identification card before being allowed to enter the facility.
December 31, 2011
Beaver Tales No. 4: The Top 10 Babson Athletics Stories of 2011
This special New Year’s edition of Beaver Tales looks back at the previous 12 months as we celebrate the accomplishments of our incredibly successful student-athletes with the Top Stories of 2011.
September 22, 2011
Beaver Tales No. 2: A Look At Two Babson Baseball Greats
Welcome to our second edition of Beaver Tales. In this installment, we talk NCAA Woman of the Year, Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, and our feature story... the epic senior season of 2011 graduate David Ahern and the amazing parallels between Ahern and recent Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Higa ’03.
September 22, 2011
Beaver Tales No. 3: A Tale of Mud, Sweat, and Jumping Through Fire
Welcome to the December edition of Beaver Tales, which comes on the heels of a fantastic fall semester for Babson Athletics. Not only did we watch the men's soccer program make yet another historic run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, but we also saw the women's hoop squad get off to a fantastic 7-1 start after being ranked fifth in the nation to start the season. There were of course a number of exciting moments for all of our sports teams along the way, but those stories can wait until our annual "Top Moments of 2011" edition which will come out later this month.
August 24, 2011
Colleen Kelly Named Among Final 30 Candidates for NCAA Woman of the Year
The NCAA has announced the 30 semifinalists for its 2011 Woman of the Year Award, and recent Babson College field hockey graduate Colleen Kelly (Milton, Mass.) was among those selected out of 142 conference nominees. The final 30 consist of 10 semifinalists from each division, and from each of those groups three individuals will be picked to comprised the nine finalists for the award.
August 22, 2011
Babson Unveils Newly Renovated Turf Surface
This summer's major renovations of Babson's MacDowell Field complex are nearing completion as the start of the school year approaches. Among the upgrades are a brand new surface, new ornamental fencing, and a widening of the pathway between the field and bleachers.
August 17, 2011
Facilities, GreenerU Spearhead Babson Skating Center Renovations
As part of Babson’s ongoing sustainability efforts, the Babson Facilities Department teamed up with local company GreenerU to make a number of major upgrades to the Babson Skating Rink this summer. Based out of Waltham, MA, GreenerU partners with colleges and universities throughout the country to increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon footprints, and save money by introducing and implementing comprehensive programs and facility solutions across campus.
August 8, 2011
Babson Athletics Introduces "Beaver Tales"
Welcome to our newest feature on the revamped BabsonAthletics.com website. Throughout the year, Beaver Tales will bring you deeper into the world of Babson Athletics by covering stories that wouldn’t otherwise be featured on our site.
August 4, 2011
Dursin Named Operations Manager of Babson Skating Center
Earlier this summer, the Babson College Athletics Department named Eric Dursin as its new Operations Manager of the Babson Skating Center. Dursin took over for former Operations Manager Arthur Ales, who retired this past spring.
July 15, 2011
Babson Tabs John deWit '04 As New Head Alpine Skiing Coach
After serving as an assistant coach for the last four years, Babson College alumnus John deWit '04 has been promoted to head coach of the Beavers' men's and women's alpine ski teams, Josh MacArthur recently announced. This change was made possible when former head coach Joe Harty stepped down from the position earlier this summer. Harty, who led Babson to four conference titles, 11 regional bids, and five trips to the National Championships during three different stints as head coach, will remain with the program as an assistant coach under deWit.
June 29, 2011
Babson Athletics Announces Multiple Position Changes For 2011-12
The Babson College Athletics Department will introduce a number of position changes effective this summer, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur recently announced. In addition to assigning new roles to current staff members, the department will also add a new assistant coaching position and will restructure its system of direct reports. Foremost among the changes will be the promotion of veteran Head Men's Soccer Coach and longtime Assistant AD Jon Anderson, who as of July 1 will be named Associate Director of Athletics, and current Game Management Coordinator and Assistant SID Amy Lampe, who will take on the new role of Athletics Business and Operations Manager.
June 13, 2011
Colleen Kelly Selected as NEWMAC's Woman of the Year Nominee
Recent Babson College graduate Colleen Kelly has been selected as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Woman of the Year honoree and will be nominated for the NCAA's National Award by the conference. Kelly, the 2010 NEWMAC Field Hockey Player of the Year, was chosen by a vote of the league’s Athletic Directors. She will move on to the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee where she will be considered among other Division III conference nominees for selection as one of the Top 10 honorees nationally, within the Division.
June 7, 2011
Babson Hosts 30th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
The Babson College Athletic Department hosted its 30th annual President's Cup Golf Tournament at the beautiful Wellesley Country Club on Monday, where the event proved once again to be a fantastic fund-raising effort for the department. A total of 112 golfers participated in this year's tournament, which featured 22 sponsors, including title sponsor Sodexo Food Services and Presidential sponsors Citizens Bank, Office Environments of New England, Automatic Laundry, the LiveProud Group, and Children's Hospital Boston. The event was won by the foursome of Tim Bertschmann '90, Greg Bertschmann, Joe Colelli '03, and Bill Stangel, while Aram Hintlian '74 M'75 was presented with the Jon T. Barry Award.
June 6, 2011
Babson Athletics Announces Second Annual Super Raffle Winners
The Babson College Athletic Department announced the winners of its second annual Super-Raffle fundraiser at the 2011 President's Cup on Monday. For the second straight year, the raffle raised over $20,000 for the department's general athletics fund. The department wishes convey its thanks to everyone who participated in this year's incredibly successful raffle, and a very special thank you to everyone who donated prizes! Your continued support of Babson Athletics and our student-athletes is greatly appreciated!
May 31, 2011
Babson Names Ashley Ross Assistant Coach In Field Hockey And Women's Lacrosse
The Babson College Athletics Department has named Ashley Ross as its new assistant coach for field hockey and women's lacrosse, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur recently announced. A standout goalkeeper in both field hockey and lacrosse at Division I University at Albany in New York, Ross received her Bachelor's Degree in 2009 as well as her Master's Degree this past spring. During her time as an undergraduate, she enjoyed a tremendous field hockey career, earning America East All-Conference honors three times and All-Northeast Region recognition once. She was twice named to the America East All-Tournament Team, including Most Valuable Player status in 2008, and she was runner-up for the conference's Woman of the Year Award.
May 26, 2011
Eric Neely Chosen As Babson's New Head Women's Volleyball Coach
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Babson College Athletics Department has named Eric Neely as its head women's volleyball coach and coordinator of club sports, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced recently. Neely comes to Babson after a brilliant six-year career as head volleyball coach at Ursuline Academy in nearby Dedham. During his tenure, Ursuline went 94-40 and won four South sectional Championships. Neely was named Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 2008 after leading the program to a 20-2 mark and one of its two league titles under his guidance. An avid volleyball player and teacher, Neely has also served as a coach for Smash Volleyball's Junior Olympic teams since late 2006, and he coached the Women's club team at Northeastern University this past spring.
May 23, 2011
Michelle Smith Named Babson's New Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
The Babson College Athletics Department has announced that Michelle Smith will take over the head coaching duties of its women's lacrosse program beginning this summer. A graduate of Trinity College, where she received her Bachelor's degree in 2008 and her Master's in 2011, Smith began her coaching career with a one-year stint as an assistant for the women's lacrosse program at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She then returned to her alma mater in 2009, where she has served as the assistant women's lacrosse and field hockey coach for the last two years. She takes over one of Babson's most successful programs following the departure of Kully Reardon, who announced her resignation earlier this spring.
April 29, 2011
Babson Celebrates Class of 2011 At 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
The Babson College Athletics Department held its 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of nine individuals were honored. Field Hockey senior Colleen Kelly was named Female Athlete of the Class, while baseball senior Dave Ahern was named Male Athlete of the Class. Soccer and lacrosse senior Kristy Benoit and baseball senior Andrew Aizenstadt were named Scolar-Athletes of the Class, and men's basketball senior Matt Zoia took home the Michael J. Conlon Award. In addition to the senior awards, Gene Begin and the Undergraduate Marketing Team were the recipients of the prestigious Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics, while a pair of first-year athletes were also honored. Field hockey and lacrosse first-year Morgan Lockwood received the Lori Vengrow Award, and men’s soccer freshman Mike Fisher claimed the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
April 15, 2011
Registration Now Open For 2011 President's Cup Golf Tournament
The Babson College Athletics Department is proud to announce that registration is now open for the 2011 President's Cup Golf Tournament. The event will take place on Monday, June 6, and once again will be held at the gorgeous Wellesley Country Club across the street from the College. Now in its 30th year, the President's Cup is one of the Athletic Department's most important fundraising efforts. As a result, Babson is able to fund annual events such as the Senior Athletics Banquet, which has become an impactful culmination of our student-athletes’ experience as well as one of just a few chances we have to recognize their commitment and dedication to Babson.
April 15, 2011
Babson Athletics To Hold Second Annual Super Raffle
For the second year in a row, the Babson College Athletics Department will be holding a Super Raffle this spring, with all proceeds going toward the department's mission of a first-class experience for its student-athletes. A total of ten prizes will be awarded, with the winners being announced during the 30th annual President's Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, June 6, 2011. Attendance at the event is NOT required in order to win. Raffle tickets will cost $50 apiece, with a maximum of 500 being sold.
April 11, 2011
Blinstrub, Grant, Higa, and Miller Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame
This past Friday night, Babson College inducted four new members into its prestigious Athletics Hall of Fame. Coaching legend Judy Blinstrub, men's lacrosse star Chris Grant '81, baseball great Kevin Higa '03, and men's basketball standout Matt Miller '93 were all enshrined as part of the 13th inductionclass, bringing the Hall's total membership to 56.
March 10, 2011
Strange Stepping Down As Head Volleyball Coach
After leading the Babson College women’s volleyball program to a total of 58 victories over the past five seasons, alumna Tonya Strange ’94 announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as head coach of the Beavers. A two-sport star as an undergraduate at Babson, Strange coached the volleyball program from 1995 to 1997, posting a record of 39-36 during that stretch. She then returned for a second stint at her alma mater in 2006, and within three years had guided the team to a 16-12 mark and the program’s first-ever ECAC New England Tournament bid.
December 31, 2010
The Top Ten Babson Athletics Stories of 2010
With the arrival of 2011, it’s time to take a look back at some of the stories and accomplishments that made 2010 one of the most successful calendar years in Babson Athletics History. Among the many great stories were milestone coaching victories, numerous All-American awards, and several amazing postseason runs that thrilled Babson fans throughout the year.
December 30, 2010
Babson 34th In Final Fall Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings
The final fall standings for the 2010-11 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup have been released, and Babson College ranks 34th out of more than 400 Division III schools across the nation. The Beavers’ 117 total points is sixth among New England schools in the race for the Directors’ Cup, which awards points based on each school’s NCAA Tournament finishes in 18 sports throughout the year. Tying for 34th with The College of New Jersey and Wheaton-Illinois, Babson amassed 117 points based on fantastic fall seasons from its men’s soccer and field hockey teams, which both advanced to the Sectional Semifinals of their respective NCAA Tourneys.
November 30, 2010
Pineault Named Long-Term Head Coach of Women's Soccer
After guiding the Babson College women’s soccer team to its first NEWMAC Finals appearance since 2007 as acting head coach this fall, Nellie Pineault has been officially named the program’s long-term head coach, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced this week. Now in her twelfth year at Babson as a member of the Athletics Department staff, Pineault served as an assistant coach under Judy Blinstrub in 2004 and then under Sarah Dacey from 2005 to 2009. In her first season at the helm of the program, Pineault led an injury-plagued squad to a fantastic 11-7-2 record, a second-place finish in the conference, and a trip to the NEWMAC Championship game against Springfield. It was Babson’s best regular season finish since 1997 and only the second appearance in the title game since 1998.
November 18, 2010
Wellemeyer, Low Ranked Third Among Top 25 Young Entrepreneurs
When Jason Wellemeyer arrived at Babson College in fall 2004 and Tyler Low joined him a year later, they shared two major goals. The first was to continue playing lacrosse, a sport they loved and had been passionate about since childhood, and the second was to graduate and run a successful business. If those two goals were to converge at any point, then so much the better. Today, Wellemeyer and Low have achieved those dreams and more as their company PrimeTime Lacrosse has blossomed into a powerhouse in the Northeast. Thanks to their business success, they were recently voted third out of 25 finalists in Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual search for America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs age 25 and under.
November 9, 2010
Men's Soccer To Battle Familiar Foe In NCAA Tournament First Round
The Babson College men’s soccer team will face a familiar foe in the First Round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament at Williams College on Saturday, as the Beavers take on Salem State University, coached by former Babson assistant Don Goodwin, at 1:30 p.m. The winner of that game will take on either the host Ephs or Suffolk University in the Second Round on Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets for all games will be $6 for adults, $3 for students with ID and senior citizens, and $2 for children 12 and under.
November 9, 2010
Field Hockey To Host Husson in NCAA Tournament First Round
The NCAA released its 2010 Division III Field Hockey Championship Tournament field on Monday morning, and Babson College was selected to host a First Round game against Husson University on Wednesday, November 10, at 4 p.m. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students with ID and senior citizens. Babson students will be admitted free of charge courtesy of the Undergraduate School. The winner of Wednesday's tilt will move on to the second round at Bowdoin, where they will face the host Polar Bears on Saturday at 11 a.m.
November 4, 2010
Men's Soccer Set To Defend NEWMAC Title At Home This Weekend
For the third straight year, Babson College will host the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Soccer Semifinals and Finals this weekend at Hartwell-Rogers Field. Top-seeded Babson (12-3-2) will take on fifth-seeded Springfield (12-7-1) in the first semifinal contest on Saturday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m., followed by the second semifinal matchup between second-seeded MIT (10-2-2) and third-seeded Wheaton (10-5-3) at 3 p.m. The winners will advance to the championship game, which will take place on Sunday, November 7, at 1 p.m. Cost of admission for each day of the conference championships is $4 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, $1 for students with ID, and free for children 11 and under. All Babson students with OneCards will be admitted free courtesy of the Athletic Department and the Undergraduate School.
November 4, 2010
Field Hockey Set To Host NEWMAC Tournament Championship
For the third time in the last six years, Babson College will play host to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Semifinals and Finals this weekend. As the tourney's top seed, Babson (13-5) will face fifth-seeded Springfield College (9-10) in the first semifinal matchup on Saturday, November 6, at noon, with second-seeded MIT (14-3) and third-seeded Wheaton College (13-7) playing in Saturday's second semifinal at 3 p.m. The two semifinal victors will then meet in the 2010 NEWMAC Championship Game on Sunday, November 7, at 12:30 p.m. Cost of admission for each day of the conference championships is $4 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, $1 for students with ID, and free for children 11 and under. All Babson students with OneCards will be admitted free courtesy of the Athletic Department and the Undergraduate School.
September 22, 2010
Babson Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011
The Babson College Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has announced the members of its thirteenth induction class to be enshrined this coming spring. Men's lacrosse star Chris Grant '81, men's basketball standout Matt Miller '93, baseball great Kevin Higa '03, and coaching legend Judy Blinstrub will officially enter the Hall on Friday, April 8, 2011. The addition of these four greats will bring the Hall of Fame's total membership to 56.
August 15, 2010
Piantedosi Named Assistant Athletic Trainer
The Babson College Athletics Department recently announced that Matt Piantedosi has been named Assistant Athletic Trainer under Director of Sports Medicine Rick Burr. A 2007 graduate of fellow NEWMAC member Springfield College, Piantedosi received his Master of Science in Administrative Studies degree from nearby Boston College this past May. During his time as an undergrad, he served as a student athletic trainer at both Springfield and Western New England College. Following his graduation from Springfield, Piantedosi spent three years as an assistant athletic trainer at Boston College, where he worked with the Eagles' football and swimming and diving teams.
August 3, 2010
Meredith Carey Named New Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
The Babson College Athletics Department recently announced the hiring of new assistant women's soccer coach Meredith Carey. The former Harvard University star will serve under new head coach Nellie Pineault, who took over the program's reigns earlier this summer. Prior to graduating in 2001, Carey enjoyed an outstanding four-year career at Harvard, helping the team earn a pair of Ivy League Championships and a trip to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight in 1997. As a senior in 2000, she was named to the All-New England Senior Team, was an Umbro Select All-Star, and was invited to the WUSA College combine.
July 14, 2010
Babson Swimming and Diving Teams Earn Scholar All-America Honors
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently released its postseason awards for the 2009-10 season, and both the Babson College men's and women's swimming and diving teams were recognized with CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors for the spring semester. Presented twice each year, once after each academic semester, the CSCAA Scholar All-America awards are bestowed on teams that achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. In addition to performing admirably in the pool, both the Babson men's and women's teams surpassed this mark this past spring.
July 2, 2010
Assistant Lacrosse Coach Blumenthal Named Athletics Coordinator
Assistant men's lacrosse coach Josh Blumenthal has been named Babson's new Athletics Coordinator, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced on Thursday. In his first season as an assistant under head coach Brendan Gorman, Blumenthal helped guide the 2010 Beavers' men's lacrosse program to its highest win total in seven years. He also served as a goalie coach for the Babson women's lacrosse team, which won its fourth straight NEWMAC title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. In his new role, Blumenthal will continue to serve as an assistant coach while also managing numerous administrative duties with the Athletics Department such as coordination of on-campus meals and housing for all 22 varsity teams, oversight of internal department communications, and assistance with special events.
June 22, 2010
Harty Returns As Head Coach Of Babson Ski Teams
For the third time in his illustrious career, Joe Harty is taking over as the head coach of the Babson men's and women's alpine ski teams. The move, announced by Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur earlier this week, comes a month after Clayton Reed announced he was stepping down after two seasons at the helm of the Beavers' downhill programs. A collegiate ski coach for 19 years, Harty first served as the Beavers' head coach from 1988 to 1995, guiding the men to Thomson Division league championships in 1989 and 1990 and the women to Thomson titles in 1988 and 1991.
June 8, 2010
Babson Hosts 29th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
The Babson College Athletic Department hosted its 29th annual President's Cup Golf Tournament at the beautiful Wellesley Country Club this past Monday, where the event proved once again to be a fantastic fund-raising effort for the department. A total of 120 golfers participated in this year's tournament, which featured 18 sponsors, including title sponsor Sodexo Food Services and Presidential sponsors Santander, Citizens Bank, and Office Environments of New England. The event, which raised over $65,000 for the department, was won by the foursome of Rob Flaherty P'13, Paul Kangas, Jim Housmann, and Jim Hayes, who posted the top gross score in the "shamble" format. The first place team based on net scoring consisted of Dave Sargent '82 P'13, Gary Newcomb '81, Bob Kelly '81, and David Ryan '81. Another major highlight on Monday was the presentation of the Jon T. Barry Award to Don Page P'83. A die-hard fan of Babson Athletics since his son David played basketball for the Beavers, Page has remained one of the strongest supporters of both the College and the President's Cup over the last three decades.
June 7, 2010
Winners Announced For Babson's First Annual Super-Raffle
The Babson College Athletic Department announced the winners of its first annual Super-Raffle fundraiser at the 2010 President's Cup on Monday. The raffle raised over $20,000 for the department's general athletics fund. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's incredibly successful raffle, and a very special thank you to everyone who donated prizes! Your continued support of Babson Athletics and our student-athletes is greatly appreciated! (click story headline for list of winners)
May 25, 2010
Dacey Steps Down As Women's Soccer Coach; Pineault Named Acting Head Coach
After guiding her team to 50 wins over the last five seasons, Sarah Dacey has announced that she is stepping down from her position as head coach of the Babson College women's soccer program. In conjunction with this move, Babson Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced Tuesday that longtime assistant Nellie Pineault has been promoted to the role of acting head coach for the 2010 season. Dacey departs Babson after a successful four-year stretch that saw the Beavers go 50-30-17 with a pair of third-place finishes in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference regular season standings. In 2007, she guided her squad to the NEWMAC Championship Game - the program's first finals appearance in 10 years. With Dacey's departure comes a welcome opportunity for one of the department's own, as Pineault assumes the first head coaching duty of her 11-year Babson career.
May 11, 2010
Women's Lax Set To Open NCAA Tournament At Williams
After a nine-day hiatus, the Babson College women's lacrosse team is ready to hit the road to take on host Williams College in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Wednesday. Face-off is set for 6 p.m. with ticket prices of $3 for adults and $2 for students with ID. Making its fourth straight national tournament appearance, Babson currently sports a record of 14-3 while boasting a ranking of sixth in New England and 11th in the country. The Beavers earned an automatic bid to the tournament by winning their fourth consecutive NEWMAC Championship with a dominating 17-3 victory over Springfield back on May 2.
April 30, 2010
Babson Celebrates Class of 2010 At 29th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
The Babson College Athletics Department held its 29th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of nine individuals were honored. Women's lacrosse senior Anna Collins (Winchester, Mass.) was named Female Athlete of the Class, while mens soccer senior Dan Fogarty (Brookline, N.H.) was named Male Athlete of the Class. Women's lacrosse senior Kaitlyn Pettengill (Hopkinton, Mass.) and ice hockey senior Gabriel Chenard-Poirier (St. Augustin, Quebec) were named Scolar-Athletes of the Class, and women's soccer senior Kayla Pomponi (Belmont, Mass.) took home the Michael J. Conlon Award. In addition to the senior awards, Grant Gosselin and the Undergraduate Admissions Team were the recipients of the prestigious Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics, while a trio of first-year athletes were also honored. Softball first-year Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.) received the Lori Vengrow Award, and mens soccer freshman Eric Anderson (Scituate, Mass.) and ice hockey first-year PT Donato (Arlington, Mass.) were named co-winners of the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
March 23, 2010
Wurdeman Caps Off Fantastic Season With D3Hoops and WBCA All-America Honors
After leading the Babson College women's basketball team to a program-record 28 wins and its first-ever trip to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III Tournament, sophomore forward Nicki Wurdeman capped off her incredible season by earning All-America Honors from multiple organizations this winter. Wurdeman was named Third Team All-America by D3hoops.com and Honorable Mention All-America by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) in conjunction with State Farm. Wurdeman's national honors come after a brilliant season that saw her average 15.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.0 assists, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 59.0 percent (186-315) from the field, 45.7 percent (16-35) from three-point range, and 68.6 percent (83-121) from the free throw line.
March 9, 2010
Ski's Winthrop Named USCSA Honorable Mention Academic All-American
After leading his team to its seventh trip to the national championships, Babson College junior Max Winthrop (Avon, Conn.) recently received United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Academic All-American Honorable Mention honors for the 2010 season. On the slopes, Winthrop finished 22nd overall in the slalom at the USCSA National Championships this past weekened when he posted a combined time of 1:50.14. He then finished 28th overall in the giant slalom with a combined time of 2:15.44.
March 9, 2010
Men's and Women's Cross-Country Receive Team All-Academic Honors
The Babson college mens and womens cross country teams have been honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for academic success by earning a spot on the 2009 USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Mens and Womens Cross Country All- Academic Teams list. In order to be eligible for this award, a team needs to have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA regional meet and must have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative grade point average. The Babson mens team compiled a team GPA of 3.32 and the women a GPA of 3.38.
March 9, 2010
Golf's Perlaza Named To NECC All-Academic Team
Babson College sophomore Camilo Perlaza (Cali, Columbia) has been named to the 2009 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Fall Academic All-Conference team. A total of 153 fall student athletes made the list that requires a minimum grade point average of 3.40 as well as being a sophomore or older. Perlaza was one of only six NECC golfers to be awarded.
March 9, 2010
Wurdeman Named One Of Five New England Finalists For State Farm Coaches' All-America Team
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the regional finalists for its 2010 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team on Tuesday, and Babson College sophomore Nicki Wurdeman (Rowley, Mass.) was one of just five players named from New England. A 6-foot-1 forward, Wurdeman currently leads Babson with 15.0 points per game and a .588 field goal percentage while also ranking among the team leaders with 7.3 rebounds and 1.93 blocks per contest. She was recently named NEWMAC Player of the Year for the first time in her young career, and she received her second straight All-Conference First Team selection. The conference Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-New England honoree as a first-year in 2009, Wurdeman has led Babson to back-to-back NEWMAC Championships and consecutive berths in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
March 1, 2010
Women's Hoops To Face Emmanuel In NCAA Tournament First Round At Colby
The NCAA released its official Division III Women's Basketball Tournament bracket on Monday afternoon, and the NEWMAC Champion Babson College Beavers will head to Colby College in Waterville, Maine where they will face Emmanuel College in the opening round on Friday night. The winner of that first round game will advance to Saturday's second round, where they will meet either Husson College or the host Mules. All game times will be announced on Tuesday. Babson (25-3) is making its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance after repeating as champions of the NEWMAC this past weekend. With conference tournament wins over Coast Guard, Wheaton, and WPI, the Beavers finished the season with a perfect 21-0 mark against league foes. The is the program's fifth NCAA Tournament appearance overall. The team has posted a record of 2-4 in its previous four showings, including a 77-54 loss to eventual National Semifinalist Amherst College last winter.
February 23, 2010
Four Winter Teams Set For Postseason Play
Four of Babson's winter sports are set to head into postseason play this week, as men's and women's basketball, ice hockey, and men's swimming and diving enter their respective conference championships. Headlining this week's competition will be the women's basketball team, which finished the regular season with a record of 22-3 overall and became the first team in NEWMAC history to go 18-0 in league play. The Beavers, who have won 14 straight games - the second longest streak in program history - are the top seed in the NEWMAC Tournament, and will begin their defense of their 2009 NEWMAC title with a home quarterfinal game against eighth-seeded Coast Guard Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $4 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and $1 for students with IDs, with Babson students being admitted free of charge courtesy of the Student Government Association.
February 7, 2010
Women's Basketball Officially Clinches Top Seed In NEWMAC Tournament
With its 59-49 victory over WPI and a loss by Wheaton this past Saturday, the Babson College women's basketball team officially clinched the top seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament. The Beavers, the first team in conference history to start out 14-0 in league play, are winners of 10 straight and are 18-3 overall. Babson will be seeking its second straight conference title when it hosts the eighth seed in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, February 24, at 7 p.m.
January 22, 2010
Babson Athletics To Accept Donations Toward Haiti Relief Effort At Saturday's Basketball Doubleheader
The Babson College men's and women's basketball teams have announced that they will be taking donations at this weekend's double-header to help relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Haiti. The women's team will kick off the day with a 1 p.m. matchup against Springfield, with the men's team following with a game against Clark at 3 p.m. As part of this event, which is part of a larger campus-wide relief effort spearheaded by the Bernon Center, Babson will be collecting donations of clothing, medical supplies, and cash to be given to GHESKIO to purchase medicine and other necessary supplies in Haiti.
January 5, 2010
Babson Athletics and PrimeTime Sports Unveil New Online Store
The Babson College Athletics Department is proud to announce the official unveiling of its new Online Store in conjunction with PrimeTime Sports. Through the PrimeTime Sports Team website, fans and friends of Babson Athletics will now have the opportunity to purchase exclusive apparel and merchandise customized with their choice of team-specific logo.
December 14, 2009
Babson Athletics Awarded for Gender Equity by NCAA
The NCAA has announced that the Babson College Athletics Department has been recognized for a Diversity in Athletics Award in the category of Gender Equity (Title IX Proportionality). The Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University conducted a survey supported by the NCAA that was used to assess the 2008-09 award winners. The award winners are those that have achieved the highest scores in the areas of diversity strategy, gender equity compliance, gender diversity of departmental employees, racial diversity of departmental employees, value and attitudinal diversity of employees, and overall excellence in diversity.
December 1, 2009
Blinstrub Inducted Into Northeast Hall Of Fame
Longtime Babson College coach and Associate Athletic Director Judy Blinstrub received yet another major honor recently, as she was inducted into the Northeast "Advancing The Role Of Girls and Womens In Sport" Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at Woodland Country Club on November 1. According to the event's official press release, "Northeast is an organization which endeavors to promote the advancement of girls and women in sports throughout New England." Without question, legendary department member Blinstrub fits that bill, as she has served as a Babson coach and administrator for more than a quarter of a century. Now in her 26th season as head coach of the women's basketball program, Blinstrub also coached the women's soccer team for 21 seasons before stepping down from that position in 2004, and she has served as the department's Association Direcor of Athletics for over a decade.
November 16, 2009
Babson Athletes Give Back This Fall
This fall the Babson athletic teams not only performed on the field and in the classroom, but they also gave back to the community in many different ways. Several teams participated in community service events that benefited many organizations including the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Jimmy Fund. Im extremely proud of everything our athletes have done and continue to do within the community, said Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur. These young men and women have tremendous demands on their time and energy, and yet they still make the effort to give back in whatever way they can. They genuinely thrive on touching the lives of others, and in doing so they serve as wonderful ambassadors for Babson College and our athletics program.
November 11, 2009
NEWMAC Releases Fall All-Academic Teams; 12 Beavers Honored
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has officially announced its fall Academic All-Conference Teams, and a total of 13 Babson College athletes were recognized. Representing the Beavers with All-Academic honors were senior Kristen Lang (Kennebunk, Maine), sophomore Wendy Glickenhouse (Red Hook, N.Y.), sophomore Kyle Fitzpatrick (Toledo, Ohio), and sophomore Mike Smith (Brockton, Mass.) of cross country; senior Emiley Cohen (West Grove, Pa.), senior Alyssa L'Bassi (Shrewsbury, Mass.), and junior Colleen Kelly (Milton, Mass.) of field hockey; seniors Dan Fogarty (Brookeline, N.H.) and Sean Gleason (Clinton, N.Y.) of men's soccer; junior Katy Alea (Southborough, Mass.), junior Laura Duston (Nashua, N.H.), and sophomore Alexa Untermann (Honolulu, Hawaii) of volleyball; and junior Kristy Benoit (Shrewsbury, Mass.) of women's soccer.
November 11, 2009
Paladino Chosen To Play In NFHCA Senior All-Star Game
After becoming just the second player in Babson College field hockey history to earn NEWMAC Player of the Year honors, senior captain Jessica Paladino (Turner, Maine) will now represent the Beavers in the 2009 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior All-Star Game. Paladino will join 37 other senior all-starts from across the nation in the event, which will take place at Mount Holyoke College on Sunday, November 22, at 9;30 a.m. as part of National Championship Weekend.
November 11, 2009
Women's Tennis Places Four On NEWMAC All-Conference Team
The Babson College women's tennis team recently had four athletes receive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-League honors. First-year Mikaela Stamas (Northborough, Mass.) was named All-NEWMAC Second Team at number five singles, sophomore Gabriela Baez (Quito, Ecuador) was named All-Conference Second Team at number six singles, and junior Monica Mercer (Woodinville, Wash.) and sophomore Ashley Lake (Brockton, Mass.) were each named All-NEWMAC Second Team at number three doubles.
November 11, 2009
Volleyball Captain O'Neill Selected To Play In NEWVA Senior Classic
Babson College women's volleyball senior captain Caitlin O'Neill (Lynnfield, Mass.) has been selected to play in the 2009 New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Senior Classic at UMass-Boston. The match will be played this Sunday, November 15, at 1 p.m. One of only 33 players selected from throughout the region, O'Neill recently finished an outstanding career for the Babson women's volleyball program. The 5-foot-10 middle blocker led the Beavers in hitting percentage in each of the last four years, including a career-high .303 mark this fall. O'Neill recorded 245 kills with just 78 errors on 552 attack attempts while also amassing 64 total blocks and a team-high 35 service aces. A NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team selection in 2008, O'Neill is one of just eight women in program history to earn All-League honors.
November 10, 2009
Father-Son Combo Highlights Babson's NEWMAC Men's Soccer Award Winners
Two days after winning its second straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, the Babson College men's soccer team saw five individuals garner league awards on Tuesday. Senior midfielder Dan Fogarty (Brookline, N.H.) and first-year forward Eric Anderson (Scituate, Mass.) were both named All-Conference First Team, and senior back Chris Morris (Shoreline, Wash.) and sophomore goalie Peter Crowley (Lexington, Mass.) were selected to the All-NEWMAC Second Team. In addition, Anderson was chosen as the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, and head coach Jon Anderson was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year.
November 10, 2009
Men's Soccer To Face WNEC In NCAA First Round At Wesleyan
Following its second straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, the Babson College men's soccer team is set to make its 21st appearance in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Beavers to travel to Middletown, Connnecticut, where they will face Western New England College in the first round at 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Wesleyan University. The winner of Saturday's contest will play either St. Joseph's of Maine or the host Cardinals in Sunday's second round beginning at 1 p.m. Ticket prices for both games will be $6 for adults, $3 for students with IDs, and $2 for children.
November 10, 2009
Paladino Named NEWMAC Player of the Year; Kelly and Fredlund Also Honored
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2009 postseason awards on Tuesday, and Babson College senior captain Jessica Paladino (Turner, Maine) became just the second player in program history to earn conference Player of the Year honors. Paladino was also named All-NEWMAC First Team along with junior captain Colleen Kelly (Milton, Mass.) and junior Sarah Fredlund (New Preston, Conn.).
November 10, 2009
Festa Named To NEWMAC All-Conference First Team
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its postseason awards on Tuesday, and first-year midfielder Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.) was named to the All-Conference First Team. Starting all 20 of Babson's games this fall, Festa led the Beavers with 11 goals and four assists for 26 points. She ranked fourth in the NEWMAC in both goals and points, and her 14 points in conference play tied for the league lead. Festa was also one of three players on Babson to register two game-winning goals this year.
November 10, 2009
Flaherty, Milovanovic Make Babson Volleyball History With All-NEWMAC Selections
For the first time in program history, the Babson College women's volleyball team placed two players on the All-Conference Team on Tuesday, as sophomores Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) and Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) were both named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Second Team. Just the seventh and eighth players to earn All-League status for the Beavers' volleyball program, Milovanovic and Flaherty were magnificent at outside hitter this fall. For the second straight year, Flaherty led the team in kills with 314 and kills per set with 3.05 while also ranking first on the team with 287 digs, fourth with a .221 hitting percentage, and fourth with 30 service aces. Meanwhile, Milovanovic emerged as one of Babson's best players in her first season on the squad, finishing second on the team right behind Flaherty with 278 kills, 3.02 kills per set, and 248 digs while also finishing second on the team with a .263 hitting percentage and third with 33 aces.
September 22, 2009
Blumenthal Named New Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach
Josh Blumenthal has been named the new assistant coach for the Babson College men's lacrosse program, head coach Brendan Gorman and Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced on Tuesday. A 2003 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Blumenthal comes to Babson after spending the last year as an assistant coach at Adelphi University, where he also received his Master's degree in Sports Management in August 2009. Prior to that, he spent four years as the head varsity lacrosse coach and sports information director at Palmer Trinity School in Miami, where he led his team to a top-10 finish in South Florida in three of his four seasons.
August 16, 2009
Babson Athletics Announces Streaming Video Plans For 2009-10
The Babson College Athletics Department has announced that it will broadcast more than 50 contests via live streaming video for the 2009-10 season. Babson will once again partner with Stretch Internet, one of college sports' leading service providers in streaming audio/video, and Digital Babson, which is a College initiative seeking to expand Babson's presence in new media and technology. Just as it did in 2008-09, the Athletics Department will streamcast between 6-8 regular season games in the sports of men's soccer, women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, ice hockey, baseball, softball, men's lacrosse, and women's lacrosse. In addition, the majority of Babson's home playoff games will also be streamed.
July 31, 2009
Brendan Gorman Named New Men's Lacrosse Coach
The Babson College Athletics Department has named Brendan Gorman as its new head men's lacrosse coach, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced Thursday. The ninth coach in the 35-year history of the program, Gorman will also serve as the department's Strength and Conditioning Coach. A 2004 graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, Gorman comes to Babson after spending four years as the head assistant coach at the Rochester Institute of Technology. There, he served as the Tigers' defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007 and their offensive coordinator in each of the last two seasons. In addition to recruiting and coaching numerous All-Conference and All-American athletes as well as several Academic All-Americans, he also served as the assistant supervisor of RITs varsity weight room.
June 12, 2009
Babson Hosts 28th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
The Babson College Athletic Department hosted its 28th annual President's Cup Golf Tournament at the beautiful Wellesley Country Club this past Monday, where the event proved once again to be a fantastic fund-raising effort for the department. More than 110 golfers participated in this year's tournament, which featured 24 sponsors, including title sponsor Sodexo Food Services and Presidential sponsor Coclin Associates Inc. The event, which raised over $60,000 for the department, was won by the foursome of Tim Bertschman 90, Greg Bertschman, Joe Colelli 03, and Bill Stangel, who won their second straight title with a team score of 65 in the shamble format.
May 8, 2009
Babson Hockey, Softball Team Up To Raise Over $1,300 For Charity
The Babson College men's ice hockey and softball teams recently met in a "Battle of the Sexes" exhibition softball matchup at Babson's alumni field, where the two squads combined to raise over $1,300 for charity. All proceeds for the event were donated to the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard, Massachusetts, where Kelly Herlihy, wife of Babson hockey alumus John Herlihy '90, has been heavily involved since her breast cancer diagnosis back in February.
May 4, 2009
Babson Celebrates Class of 2009 At 28th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
The Babson College Athletics Department held its 28th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of seven individuals were honored. Mens Soccer senior Tim Winn (Sutton, Mass.) was named Male Athlete of the Class, while womens lacrosse senior Jackie Godfrey (Franklin, Mass.) was selected as the Female Athlete of the Class. Ice Hockey senior Alex DiPietro (Winthrop, Mass.) was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Class, and baseball senior Jeff Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) took home the Michael J. Conlon Award. In addition to the senior awards, Professor Tony Wain was the recipient of the prestigious Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics, while a pair of first-year athletes were also honored. Field hockey and softball first-year Jess Pashos (Winchester, Mass.) received the Lori Vengrow Award, and mens tennis freshman Danny Schneider (Littleton, Mass.) claimed the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
April 19, 2009
Babson Inducts Five Into Hall Of Fame To Highlight Athletics Alumni Celebration
Babson College hosted its first annual Athletics Alumni Spring Celebration this weekend, bringing nearly 300 former players, coaches, and family members to campus. Highlighting the spectacular weekend was the 12th Babson Athletics Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on Friday night, where longtime baseball coach and administrator Frank Millerick, baseball great David DiGangi '94, soccer stars Jim Fischer '83 and Dan Pucci '98, and hockey standout Jim Creamer '90 were enshrined among the departments elite.
March 28, 2009
All Athletic Events Prior To April 2 Postponed
In conjunction with the closing of the Babson College campus, all home and road athletic events from Sunday, March 29 through Wednesday, April 1 have been postponed. Check here for make-up dates as they become available. For more information on the closure, please refer to the Health Advisory at www.babson.edu.
February 17, 2009
Babson Basketball To Host Pink Zone Event For Cancer Reasearch
The Babson College basketball teams will both celebrate the WBCA's second annual "Pink Zone" initiative this Saturday, when the Beavers host back-to-back NEWMAC contests at Staake Gymnasium. The women will take on Mount Holyoke at 1 p.m., with the men facing WPI at 3 p.m. Both contests will also feature special ceremonies honoring Babson's seniors prior to tipoff. As part of this year's Pink Zone event, Babson will sell special edition pink "Beaver Nation" t-shirts while also raffling off several prizes throughout the day. Both initiatives, as well as any additional donations received, will benefit the Kay Yow Foundation for Cancer Research.
October 16, 2008
Babson Field Hockey, Women's Volleyball To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness
Over the next week, the Babson College field hockey and volleyball teams will both host special events in order to raise money as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The field hockey squad will host its "Play 4 The Cure" event during its home game against Mount Holyoke College on Saturday, October 18, at 1 p.m. The women's volleyball team will then host MIT on Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m. as part of the Side-Out Foundation's national "Dig Pink" initiative. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to both contests while supporting breast cancer awareness in a variety of ways.
October 10, 2008
Babson Softball, Soccer, Basketball To Volunteer At Second Annual Drive-For-Wishes
For the second straight year, Babson's softball, women's soccer, and women's basketball teams will assist prominent three-sport alumna Gloria Gutierrez '87 by volunteering their time at the Drive for Wishes contemporary and classic car show at One Wall Street in Burlington, Mass. The event, which is hosted by The Gutierrez Company, will take place this Sunday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now in its second year, the "Drive For Wishes" event will feature rare and exotic cars, food, a silent auction, raffles, music and fun. Billy Costa of Kiss 108 and T.V. Diner will host the event as well as a live auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts.
September 8, 2008
Athletics Department Announces Expanded Webster Center Hours
Based on previous feedback from the entire campus community - faculty, staff and students - the Babson Athletics Department is excited to announce a new, expanded set of hours for the Webster Center and the Lunder Fitness Center. For a one-year trial basis, Babson will be able to extend the hours of operation by 8 ½ hours per week during the academic year and 15 hours per week during the summer of 2009.
August 18, 2008
Babson Athletics Announces Partnership With PrestoSports
The Babson College Athletics Department is proud to announce its new partnership with PrestoSports for a new athletics web site. Babson will keep the same design to its web site while integrating its scores, schedules and other features into the PrestoSports Network. In addition to revamped roster and schedule pages, the new site will also include expanded information on upcoming events, athletics sponsorships, and community service.
August 12, 2008
Babson Names Clayton Reed New Alpine Ski Coach
The Babson College Athletics Department has named Clayton Reed its new head coach of men's and women's alpine skiing, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur recently announced. Reed takes over after the departure of longtime coach Joe Harty. Reed recently graduated from Middlebury College, where he majored in Economics and minored in Environmental Studies. As a member of the Panthers' varsity ski team, he was named First Team All-East in 2005 and Second Team All-East in 2006. He also competed at the NCAA Championships in three straight seasons between 2005 and 2007. In addition to his competitive success, Reed has served as a coach and mentor at the Sugarbush Ski Club in Vermont and as a coach at the Win Alpine Summer Ski Camp in Mount Hood, Oregon.
August 6, 2008
Babson Names Stefanie DeSimone its New Program Manager of the Babson Skating Center
The Babson College Athletics Department has announced that Stefanie DeSimone will join the staff as the Program Manager of the Babson Skating Center. In this role, she will oversee the Babson Skating School as well as the Colleges extensive intramural program.
August 6, 2008
Babson Announces Five Honorees for 2009 Hall of Fame Induction
The Babson College Athletics Department has announced that five new members will be inducted into its prestigious Hall of Fame next spring. Entering the Hall will be longtime baseball coach and administrator Frank Millerick, baseball great David DiGangi '94, soccer stars Jim Fischer '83 and Dan Pucci '98, and hockey standout Jim Creamer '90. The Colleges 12th dinner and induction ceremony will take place on Friday, April 17, 2009 to kick off a weekend Athletics celebration.
August 1, 2008
Babson Names Jeremy Viens New Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Jeremy Viens has been named Babson's new Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, the Athletics Department announced recently. After receiving his Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 2002, Viens spent two seasons as the assistant men's basketball coach at Ferrum College in Virginia. He then spent the next three seasons as an assistant coach at Elmira College, where he received his Master's degree in June of 2006. Over the last year, Viens has worked as a head coach for the Team New England Select AAU program in nearby Brookline, as well as the Director of Operations for Hoop Mountain Basketball in Beverly.
July 29, 2008
Babson Athletics Names Krystin Ojala To Athletic Training Staff
The Babson Athletics Department recently announced the addition of new assistant athletic trainer Krystin Ojala, ATC, who will join the Sports Medicine Department under Director Rick Burr, ATC. Ojala comes to Babson after earning her Bachelor's degree at the University of New Hampshire in May of 2006. This past spring, she received her Master's degree from Northeastern University, where she served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for two years. In addition, she has worked with the indoor track and field teams at Boston University, the men's hockey team at Boston College High School, and the JV men's basketball and baseball teams at Harvard University, while also working as a medical volunteer at the Boston Marathon in each of the last three years.
July 28, 2008
Track and Field Teams Earn Division III All-Academic Honors
The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recently announced its 2008 Division III All-Academic Track and Field Teams, and both the men's and women's programs from Babson College were selected. A total of 57 men's programs received all-academic status, which required a minimum 3.00 grade point average. The 17 members of the Babson men's team combined to achieve a 3.06 overall GPA. It marked the second straight year in which the men's squad earned all-academic recognition. For the women, a total of 93 schools were honored, with Babson achieving a 3.160 overall GPA between its 12 members.
July 17, 2008
Amy Lampe Named Babson's Assistant SID and Game Management Coordinator
The Babson College Athletics Department has officially named Amy Lampe as its new Assistant Sports Information Director and Coordinator of Game Management. This two-year position was made possible through the NCAA's Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant Program. A 2008 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Lampe received her bachelor's degree in Sport & Leisure Management with minors in Coaching and Communications. A four-year member and two-year captain of the Warriors' field hockey team, Lampe was a two-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner at ECSU.
July 10, 2008
Andy Dutton Named Assistant Athletics Director of Facilities and Recreation
The Babson College Athletics Department has announced that longtime staff member Andy Dutton has been promoted to Assistant Athletics Director of Facilities & Recreation. In addition to continuing his oversight of the Webster Center and the department's outdoor facilities, Dutton will now manage the Babson Skating Center in this new role.
June 11, 2008
Babson Hosts 27th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
June 11, 2008
Babson Hosts 27th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
The Babson College Athletic Department hosted its 27th annual President's Cup Golf Tournament at the beautiful Wellesley Country Club this past Monday, and for the second straight year the event proved to be a record-setting fund-raising effort for the department. More than 140 golfers participated in this year's tournament, which featured 35 sponsors, including title sponsor Sodexo Food Services and Presidential sponsor Coclin Associates Inc. The event, which raised over $80,000 for the department, was won by the foursome of Tim Bertschman, Greg Bertschman, Joe Colelli, and Bill Stangel, who carded a team score of 64 in the "bramble" format.
November 4, 2007
Babson Hosts NEWMAC Field Hockey Championship Game
November 3, 2007
Wellesley Tips Wheaton In Overtime, 1-0
September 14, 2007
Update On This Weekend's Results
August 3, 2007
Pineault Named Coordinator of Compliance and Special Events
July 19, 2007
Babson Announces Plans To Upgrade Lunder Fitness Center
June 28, 2007
Babson Hosts 26th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
April 25, 2007
MacDowell Field Dedication Postponed
April 19, 2007
Babson to Host NEBCA Division III Senior All-Star Game
April 13, 2007
Babson Featured On Double-A-Zone
February 20, 2007
Babson Postseason Information Released
February 13, 2007
Ward, Eigenberg, Nipps Earn Weekly Conference Honors
Babson Athletics Hosts 32nd Annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament
The Babson College Department of Athletics and Recreation is hosting its 32nd annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament at the Wellesley Country Club on Monday, June 3.
BABSON ATHLETICS & RECREATION ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL SUPER-RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
For the third year in a row, the Babson College Department of Athletics & Recreation is holding a super-raffle fundraiser with 11 fantastic prizes! A total of 500 raffle tickets will be sold at $50 each, so fans are encouraged to purchase theirs today! In addition to buying tickets through our coaches and staff members, the Department is also pleased to announce that for the first time tickets will also be available for purchase online!