Alpine Ski at Wildcat Mountain
Thursday-Friday, January 9-10 | Gorham, N.H. | 9:30 a.m.
• The Babson men's and women's alpine ski teams begin the 2020 season with two days of races at Wildcat Mountain in Gorham, N.H.
• The Beavers and their MacConnell Division league rivals will compete in both the slalom and giant slalom at Wildcat.
LAST TIME AT WILDCAT MOUNTAIN
• The Green and White returns to Wildcat for the first time since February 2011 when the men placed fourth and the women fifth in the slalom.
SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
• The Beavers return four of their top five skiers from a team that came in third in the MacConnell Division and tied for fourth place in their fourth consecutive trip to the USCSA National Championships last March.
• One of three all-league selections last winter, junior Sarah Mangiacotti recorded eight top-seven results in 2019 and earned All-America honors in the slalom, the GS and the combined standings at nationals.
• In addition to Mangiacotti's third-place finish in the league standings, senior Elizabeth Baer came in eighth and sophomore Julia Martin placed 15th.
• A four-time All-America honoree, Baer is one of just three skiers in women's program history to earn All-MacConnell Division accolades in each of her first three seasons at Babson.
SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
• The Green and White brings back its top five skiers from a team that came in second in the MacConnell Division and placed 10th overall in its 12th consecutive trip to the USCSA National Championships last March.
• Reigning MacConnell Division Skier of the Year, senior MacIntyre Henderson, recorded two victories and eight top-five results in 10 league races last winter, while classmate Jack Blanchard won once and placed in the top five seven times on his way to finishing third overall in the league.
• Fellow senior Sean Robinson earned his third straight All-MacConnell Division honor and classmate Eli Wolfson finished all 10 conference races on the way to placing 27th in the standings.
• Henderson is one of two six-time All-Americans in Babson program history, while Blanchard earned the fourth All-America honor of his career with a fourth-place finish in the slalom at nationals.
• After Brown's five-year reign as the top women's program in the MacConnell Division, Castleton has won two straight league and regional titles while finishing just ahead of the Beavers in second (2019) and third (2018) place, respectively, over the last two years at nationals.
• The UConn women are the only other team to join both Babson and Castleton at nationals in each of the last four seasons.
• The Castleton men snapped Clarkson's seven-year run atop the MacConnell Division standings last season. The Spartans have also won the last two eastern regional championships and boast three straight third-place finishes at nationals.
• Babson, Clarkson, Castleton and UConn have finished as the top four teams in the league standings and at the regional championships in four consecutive seasons.
WHAT'S UP NEXT
• Following the season-opening carnival at Wildcat, the Beavers travel to Proctor Ski Area for a pair of slalom races on January 17-18.