• Babson Hockey, Softball Team Up To Raise Over $1,300 For Charity
    May 08, 2009
    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.
  • Babson Celebrates Class of 2009 At 28th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
    May 04, 2009
    The Babson College Athletics Department held its 28th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of seven individuals were honored. Men’s Soccer senior Tim Winn (Sutton, Mass.) was named Male Athlete of the Class, while women’s 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 men’s tennis freshman Danny Schneider (Littleton, Mass.) claimed the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
  • Liska, D'Agostino Earn NEWMAC Softball Post-Season Honors
    April 30, 2009
    Babson College junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) has been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference First Team and senior Kim D’Agostino (Woburn, Mass.) has been named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team. This year’s honor marks the first for Liska, a right-handed pitcher who ended the season with an overall record of 14-10 with a 1.67 era and 149 strikeouts. D’Agostino’s Academic All-Conference award is the third of her career. In her senior season, D’Agostino played in 40 games with 38 starts.
  • Liska Hurls Softball Past Clark, 5-2, In NEWMAC Tournament
    April 25, 2009
    Junior Danielle Liska scattered five hits and struck out 11 leading fifth-seeded Babson to a 5-2 win over third-seeded Clark in Game #5 of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament on Saturday morning. Babson (20-21) exploded for four runs in the second inning with freshman Lisa Wojnar delivering the big hit, a two-run single to put the Beavers up 4-0. Freshman Rebecca Fellows walked with the bases loaded to score the first run before senior Courtney Thurston’s infield single plated the second run of the inning. Senior Courtney Thurston and first-year Nicole Latini each had two hits for the Beavers, who will play either Coast Guard or WPI later today at 4 p.m.
  • #1 Coast Guard Ousts #5 Softball from NEWMAC Tournament
    April 25, 2009
    Senior Annette Boston delivered a game-winning RBI single to left breaking a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth as top-seeded Coast Guard won its second game of the day in walk off style, beating fifth-seeded Babson 1-0 in Game #8 of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament. Babson is eliminated from the tournament and ends their season with a record of 20-22. It marks the sixth straight 20 win season for the Beavers and the seventh overall in program history.
  • #4 Springfield Edges #5 Babson In NEWMAC Softball Tournament Opener
    April 23, 2009
    Fifth-seeded Babson College came up just short in the opening game of the NEWMAC Double-Elimination Tournament at Springfield College on Thursday, as the Beavers fell to the fourth-seeded Pride, 5-4. With the loss, Babson (19-21) will now take on the loser of today's Wellesley-Clark matchup in an elimination game on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Coast Guard.
  • Endicott Walks Off With 2-1 Win Over Softball
    April 20, 2009
    Endicott College tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth and then walked off with the win with another in the seventh as the Gulls edged the Babson College softball team, 2-1, in a non-conference matchup on Monday afternoon. Sophomore Jess Winer led the Beavers in defeat with two hits, while first-year Lauren Gonsky went the distance on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six.
  • Softball Splits With WPI On Senior Day
    April 18, 2009
    The Babson College softball team closed out its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season with a doubleheader split on Saturday, as the Beavers fell to visiting WPI, 2-1, in game one before taking the nightcap, 2-0. With the split, Babson is now 19-19 overall and 8-8 in league play, while WPI is now 12-21 overall and 4-10 in the NEWMAC. Both games were pitchers’ duels, beginning with game one’s matchup between WPI first-year Allie Hardy (Townsend, Mass.) and Babson junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.). Hardy went seven innings and allowed just one unearned run on three hits, while Liska also went the distance giving up two unearned runs on three hits, walking one and striking out 13.
  • Back-To-Back Comebacks Give Softball Sweep Of Brandeis
    April 17, 2009
    The Babson College softball team rallied from a three-run deficit in back-to-back games to claim a doubleheader sweep of visiting Brandeis University on Friday afternoon. The Beavers won game one, 5-3, and then took the nightcap, 5-4, in eight innings. With the sweep, Babson improved to 18-18 overall, while the Judges fell to 18-12.
  • Softball Falls Victim To Undefeated No. 8 Tufts
    April 15, 2009
    The Babson College softball team came up on the short end of a non-conference doubleheader sweep with nationally-ranked Tufts University on Wednesday, as the #8 Jumbos thundered past the Beavers with a 13-1 victory in game one and an 8-0 win in game two. With the losses, Babson falls below the .500 mark at 16-18. First-year Jess Pashos had a hit in each contest for the Beavers, while junior Brittney Russo drove in the team's lone run.
  • Coast Guard Sweeps Softball, 4-0 and 2-1
    April 13, 2009
    Courtney Wolf hit a walk off solo homer, her school-record tenth of the season, in the bottom of the seventh as Coast Guard completed a sweep of Babson winning game two 2-1 after winning the opener 4-0. Sophomore Caroline Barr (2-7) went the distance for the Beavers in game one and allowed just three earned runs on nine hits while striking out three. Junior Danielle Liska allowed just three hits and one earned run, didn’t walk a batter and struck out nine in game two. First-year Jessica Pashos added two hits on the day for the Beavers, including her first collegiate homer.
  • Babson Softball Falls to Springfield in NEWMAC Doubleheader
    April 10, 2009
    The Babson College softball team dropped a pair of conference games on Friday afternoon as it fell to Springfield College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader at Potter Field. Springfield won the opener 4-1, before holding off the Beavers in the second game, 6-5. Junior catcher Michelle Wlosek hit a three-run home run in the first inning of each game, the 20th and 21st home runs of her career, to pace the Pride.
  • Softball Posts Road Sweep Of MIT
    April 08, 2009
    Senior captain Kaitlyn Clark, first-year Nicole Latini, and first-year Kayla Davis combined for eight hits, eight runs, and seven RBIs as the Babson College softball team recorded a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader sweep of MIT on Wednesday afternoon at Briggs Field. Junior Danielle Liska added a win and a save on the mound for the Beavers, won the opener, 10-4, and a darkness-shortened game two, 7-6, in six innings.
  • Softball Splits With Wellesley; Sprague Hits First Career Homer
    April 07, 2009
    Host Babson College split a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader with crosstown rival Wellesley College on Tuesday, as the Beavers took game one, 2-1, before falling to the Blue in game two, 9-4. Junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) sparkled in game one, outdueling Wellesley senior captain Barbarajean Grundlock (Blackwood, N.J.) to earn her 11th win of the season. The Beavers’ righthander went seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out seven. The Beavers then fell in game two, despite the first collegiate home run from rookie MOrgan Sprague (Clifton Park, N.Y.).
  • Liska, Davis Earn NEWMAC Softball Weekly Honors
    April 06, 2009
    After winning three of its four games this week, the Babson College softball team saw two players earn New England Women's and Men's Athletic COnference awards on Monday. Junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) was named NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week, while first-year Kayla Davis (Gardner, Mass.) was tabbed NEWMAC Player of the Week. Liska garnered her first Pitcher of the Week honors of the season after picking up both wins in a doubleheader sweep of NEWMAC foe Smith on Saturday. In game one, she pitched four innings and allowed no runs on three hits, walked one and struck out seven as the Beavers won, 8-0, in five innings. Then in game two, the hard-throwing righthander tossed a complete game shutout, giving up only four hits, walking two and fanning five in a 3-0 Babson victory. Davis received the first NEWMAC Player of the Week award of her collegiate career after an outstanding week in which she batted .417 with a five hits, including a home run, to go with two runs scored and six RBIs.
  • Babson Hosts Round Robin With Emerson, Lesley
    April 05, 2009
    Babson College played host to a trio of softball contests on Sunday, as Emerson College and Lesley College joined the Beavers in a round robin event. Emerson defeated Babson in the opener, 9-3, and topped Lesley in game two, 6-0. The host Beavers then edged Lesley in the finale, 4-3.
  • Liska, Babson Sweep Smith, 8-0 and 3-0
    April 04, 2009
    Junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) picked up back-to-back wins on the mound to lead the Babson College softball team to a sweep of visiting Smith College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers, who are now 12-10 overall and 4-2 in the conference, won game one, 8-0, in five innings before edging Smith (4-14, 1-5 NEWMAC) by a count of 3-0 in game two.
  • Babson Softball Splits Conference Twinbill At Clark
    March 28, 2009
    Babson College junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) allowed just two hits and fanned nine batters to pick up her eight win of the year as the Beavers blanked host Clark University, 7-0, in the opening game of a NEWMAC softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. Clark then earned a split with a 5-3 victory in game two. With the split, Clark moves to 7-13 and 3-3 in the conference. Babson stands at 10-10 (2-2 NEWMAC).
  • Softball Settles For Split With Wheaton
    March 27, 2009
    First-year Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning and junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) pitched a complete game to lead the Babson College softball team to a 5-2 victory over visiting archrival Wheaton College in game one of a NEWMAC doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Lyons then staged a late rally to take game two, 3-1, in eight innings. With the split, Babson moved to 9-9 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while Wheaton went to 10-10 overall and 1-3 in the NEWMAC. Liska was outstanding in the opener, allowing just two runs – both unearned – on five hits, walking two and striking out six in seven innings. Offensively, Babson was led by Latini, who went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, two runs and three RBIs, and fellow first-year Kayla Davis (Gardner, Mass.), who went 3-for-3 with a double and two driven in.
  • Softball Drops Two At Bridgewater State
    March 26, 2009
    The Bridgewater State College softball team swept a doubleheader with Babson College on Thursday afternoon at BSC’s Alumni Park. The Bears won the opening game, 4-3, and completed the sweep with another 4-3 victory in game two. Babson freshman Kayla Davis (Gardner, MA) drove in two runs in the opener, while senior captain Kaitlyn Clark (Ramsey, NJ) added a sole home run. First-year Morgan Sprague (Clifton Park, NY) then went 2-for-4 and scored a run for the Beavers in game two.
  • Softball Splits On Final Day In Florida
    March 21, 2009
    The Babson college softball team finished up its spring break trip to Florida with a split on Saturday, as the Beavers defeated the University of Southern Maine, 6-3, before falling to Eastern Connecticut State University, 2-1, in extra innings. Babson now returns home with a record of 8-6 overall. Junior Danielle Liska won her sixth game in seven decisions with another complete game effort against USM, allowing three runs - all unearned - on seven hits, walking two and striking out seven. First-year Nicole Latini anchored the offense, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while junior Brittney Russo went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs.
  • Elmhurst, Messiah Hand Softball Back-To-Back Losses
    March 20, 2009
    The Babson softball team suffered a pair of setbacks on Friday, as the Beavers fell to both Elmhurst College, 10-2, and Messiah College, 5-0. The two losses dropped Babson's record to 7-5 on the year. First-year Kayla Davis singled in classmate Nicole Latini to give the Beavers a 1-0 lead in the top of second against Elmhurst, but the Blue Jays scored eight runs over the next two innings to build a commanding 8-2 lead. Elmhurst eventually tacked on two more in the bottom of the sixth to finish off the 10-2 win. Sophomore Jess Winer also added an RBI single in defeat for Babson, while junior Danielle Liska suffered her first loss of the season (5-1) despite allowing just one earned run in 2 1/3 innings.
  • Liska's One-Hitter Helps Softball Split In Florida
    March 19, 2009
    Junior Danielle Liska improved her season record to 5-0 with a one-hit gem on Thursday, as Babson College defeated Bethel University, 4-1, in a non-conference softball contest in Florida. The Beavers (7-3) then fell to Frostburg State, 2-0, in their second game of the day, snapping a five-game win streak. Liska continued her red hot start to the season with the first one-hitter of her career, giving up just one unearned run on one hit in seven innings of work. The hard-throwing righthander walked none and struck out five as she improved her career record to 23-9. The victory also upped her career winning percentage to .719, which is currently the best in program history.
  • Gonsky, Liska Pitch Softball To Sweep In Florida
    March 18, 2009
    The Babson College softball team used a pair of late-inning rallies to win two more games on Wednesday morning, as the Beavers defeated both Concordia-Wisconsin, 3-2, and Keene State College, 2-1. With the sweep, Babson is now 6-2 during its spring break trip to Florida. First-year pitcher Lauren Gonsky tossed a brilliant complete game effort in game one, allowing just two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out a career-high nine batters. The victory was the first of her collegiate career. Game two also featured a magnificent pitching performance, as junior Danielle Liska allowed only one run on eight hits, walked none and struck out eight to improve to 4-0 on the spring.
  • Babson's Clark Named NEWMAC Softball Player of the Week
    March 16, 2009
    Babson College senior tri-captain Kaitlyn Clark (Ramsey, N.J.) was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softbal Player of the Week on Monday. Clark hit .538 with two doubles, four runs, and one RBI in a 2-2 week for the Beavers.
  • Babson Softball Tops Ripon And Pine Manor On Day Three In Florida
    March 16, 2009
    Sophomore Caroline Barr (Wilmington, Mass.) earned her first win of the season as the Babson College softball team defeated Ripon College, 3-2, on Monday afternoon. Barr tossed a complete game in the win for the Beavers, allowing just one earned run on three hits, walking one and striking out one in seven innings of work. First-year Jessica Pashos (Winchester, Mass.) paced offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, one run and two RBIs, while senior captain Courtney Thurston (Taunton, Mass.) went 2-for-4 with two runs.
  • Softball Splits On Day Two In Florida
    March 15, 2009
    The Babson College softball team recorded its second straight split on day two of its spring break trip to Florida on Sunday, as the Beavers defeated Westfield State, 4-3, before falling to Medaille by the same score. Senior captain Kaitlyn Clark (Ramsey, N.J.) and sophomore Laura Douglas (Greenwich, Conn.) recorded three hits apiece to pace the Babson offense in the two games, while junior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) earned her second win of the season in the opener.
  • Liska Three-Hits #17 Rhode Island College As Softball Splits On Opening Day
    March 14, 2009
    Junior righthander Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) fired a three-hit shutout to lead the Babson College softball team to a 2-0 victory over 17th-ranked Rhode Island College in the Beavers' season opener in Florida on Saturday afternoon. Babson then fell to Bethany in its second game of the day, 7-5. Liska (1-0) was masterful against the Anchorwomen, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five in earning her fifth career shutout and improving her career record to 19-9. Senior captain Kaitlyn Clark (Ramsey, N.J.) added a 3-for-3 performance in the win, while first-year Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) went 3-for-3 in game two.
  • Babson Softball, Soccer, Basketball To Volunteer At Second Annual Drive-For-Wishes
    October 10, 2008
    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.