• Enos, Funk Earn All-Region Softball Honors
    May 24, 2010
    Babson College first-years Jaclyn Enos (Taunton, Mass.) and Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) have both earned All-Region softball honors announced this week. Enos was named to the All-New England First Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and also earned Second Team All-New England honors by the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA). Funk also earned NFCA recognition earning a spot on the Third Team.
  • Five Beavers Honored As NEWMAC Releases Postseason Softball Awards
    May 05, 2010
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its postseason softball awards this week, and five Babson College players were honored. First-years Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) and Jackie Enos (Taunton, Mass.) were both named to the All-Conference First Team, senior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) and sophomore captain Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) each garnered Second Team honors, and senior captain Brittney Russo (Middletown, Conn.) was selected to the Academic All-Conference Team.
  • Babson Celebrates Class of 2010 At 29th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
    April 30, 2010
    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 men’s 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 men’s 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.
  • Feindel, Coast Guard No-Hit Softball In NEWMAC Tournament
    April 28, 2010
    Sophomore Hayley Feindel fired her fourth no-hitter of the season and second of the tournament as top-seeded Coast Guard beat third-seeded Babson, 3-0, in the losers bracket final of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Tournament at Coast Guard on Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Beavers see their stellar season come to a close with a record of 24-15. Babson senior Danielle Liska (13-8) took the loss in the final game of her magnificient career, giving up just three runs on five hits, walking six and striking out seven.
  • Softball Staves Off Elimination With NEWMAC Tourney Wins Over Clark, Wellesley
    April 24, 2010
    Third-seeded Babson won a pair of elimination games to stay alive in the 2010 NEWMAC Tournament at Coast Guard on Saturday. The Beavers began the day with a 9-1, five-inning victory over Clark, thanks to a dominating eight-strikeout performance from senior Danielle Liska. Babson then eliminated Wellesley from the tournament with a 7-4 win, as first-year Jackie Enos had three hits and three runs scored and classmate Megan Brain pitched 5 2/3 innings of stellar relief. With the victories, the Beavers will now face top-seeded Coast Guard in the losers’ bracket final on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The winner of that contest will move on to the championship round against second-seeded Springfield later in the day.
  • Pashos Powers Softball Past Wheaton, 11-0, In NEWMAC Tournament; Beavers Fall To Springfield, 12-11, In Game Two
    April 21, 2010
    Sophomore Jessica Pashos (Winchester, Mass.) hit two home runs and drove in six to lead the third-seeded Babson College softball team to an 11-0, five-inning win over sixth-seeded Wheaton College in the opening round of the 2010 NEWMAC Double-Elimination Tournament at Springfield on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, the Beavers then moved on to play second-seeded Springfield, but the Pride pulled out a 12-11 victory in their final at-bat to hand Babson its first loss of the tourney. Pashos went 2-for-3 with two home runs - her fourth and fifth of the season - to go with two runs scored and six RBIs in the opener, while sophomore Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) hit a home run in the Beavers' loss to Springfield.
  • Softball Sweeps WPI to Earn #3 Seed in NEWMAC Tournament
    April 18, 2010
    Visiting Babson plated seven runs over the first four innings and didn't look back, en route to a 7-2 win in game one of a season-finale NEWMAC doubleheader at WPI's Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers also won game two, 4-2, to move to 21-13 on the year and 11-5 in the conference. With the wins, Babson will be the #3 seed in this week's 2010 NEWMAC Tournament while WPI, which fell to 15-20 (4-12 NEWMAC), saw its season come to a close with the losses.
  • Softball Splits With Clark On Senior Day; Davis Breaks Single-Season Home Run Record
    April 16, 2010
    Senior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) pitched seven outstanding innings to lead the Babson College softball team to a 3-1 victory over visiting Clark University in game one of a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEMWAC) doubleheader at Babson's Alumni Field on Friday afternoon. Clark then used an eight-run second inning to take game two, 10-3, and earn the split. Babson's all-time leader with 444 strikeouts entering the day, Liska added eight more to that total in the opener, as she allowed just one run on four hits in seven innings. The victory improved her record to 10-4 on the season. The Beavers then lost game two, despite sophomore Kayla Davis' (Gardner, Mass.) program-record seventh homer of the season.
  • Liska Throws No-Hitter as Softball Sweeps Wellesley
    April 15, 2010
    Senior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) tossed a no-hitter to power the Babson College softball team to a doubleheader sweep over New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC)-rival Wellesley College on Thursday afternoon. Babson improves to 18-12 on the season, with an 8-4 record in the NEWMAC. Wellesley suffered their first two home losses of the season, dropping to 23-7 overall, 9-5 in conference play. Liska becomes just the fifth pitcher in Babson softball history to throw a no-hitter as she joins Michelle Parente '97, Meg Gaskell '06, Jess Byrn '08, and Colleen Kelly '04 as the only players in program history to toss no-hitters.
  • Springfield Overpowers Softball, 11-1 and 6-1
    April 11, 2010
    BABSON PARK, Mass. -- Springfield College scored 17 runs on 31 hits to power its way to a sweep of host Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. The Pride took game one, 11-1, in five innings and then claimed game two, 6-1. Babson first-year Catie Funk went 3-for-3 in game one - her fifth straight three-hit performance - while sophomore Kayla Davis and junior captain Jess Winer both recorded RBIs on the day.
  • Coast Guard Ends Softball's Win Streak With Doubleheader Sweep
    April 10, 2010
    United States Coast Guard Academy junior captain Amanda Frederick (Lebanon, Ohio) hit two homers and drove in five runs and sophomore pitcher Hayley Feindel (River Ridge, La.) struck out 21 batters in two games to lead the Bears to a sweep of host Babson College, 7-3 and 5-4, in a NEWMAC doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. For Babson, first-year Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) had a huge day at the plate, going 6-for-7 with a double and three runs scored against one of the top pitchers in the nation. Sophomore Kayla Davis (Gardner, Mass.) added a 2-for-4 performance with a double, a run, and three RBIs in game two, while first-year Jackie Enos (Taunton, Mass.) totaled three hits and one RBI on the day.
  • Softball Erupts For Four Homers, 32 Hits In Doubleheader Sweep Of MIT
    April 07, 2010
    Sophomore Kayla Davis went 2-for-3 with a double and her program record-tying sixth home run of the season to lead the Babson softball team past visiting MIT, 9-1, in five innings in game one of a NEWMAC doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon. Nicole Latini, Jess Pashos, and Catie Funk then belted three more homers in game two as the Beavers coasted to a 14-1 win - also in five innings. Senior Danielle Liska and first-year Megan Brain both earned wins on the mound for Babson, which extended its win streak to 12 games and remained unbeaten in conference play.
  • Softball Extends Win Streak To 10 With Sweep Of Lesley
    April 06, 2010
    The Babson College softball team recorded its fourth consecutive double-header sweep on Tuesday, as the Beavers defeated visiting Lesley University, 9-1, in six innings in game one and then took the nightcap, 6-2. As a result, Babson extended its winning streak to 10 games while improving to 14-8 overall, while the Lynx dipped to 7-6 on the season. First-year starter Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.) shut the Lynx down in game one, allowing just one run on four hits, walking one and striking out four in six strong innings. The win improved her season record to 7-2. Offensively, Babson jumped in front in the bottom of the first when junior captain Jess Winer (Longmeadow, Mass.) smacked a two-out, two-run double to right.
  • Softball Powers Past Smith, 11-1 and 11-3
    April 03, 2010
    The Babson College softball team outscored host Smith College, 22-4, in an impressive NEWMAC doubleheader sweep of the Pioneers on Saturday. Senior Danielle Liska and first-year Megan Brain both earned wins on the mound for the Beavers, who won game one, 11-1, and game two, 11-3, to improve to 12-8 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Game one saw Babson score 11 runs on eight hits, with first-year Jackie Enos and junior captain Jess Winer each going 2-for-4 with one run and two RBIs. Sophomore captain Nicole Latini finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and Liska (6-3) allowed just one unearned run on two hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings.
  • Softball Sweeps Wheaton, 2-1 and 4-3, in NEWMAC Twinbill
    April 02, 2010
    The Babson College softball team picked up a pair of key one-run victories on Friday, as the Beavers edged host Wheaton College, 2-1 and 4-3, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader at Clark Field. The Beavers are now 10-8 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Lyons fall to 13-9 overall and 1-5 in the league. Freshman Catie Funk (Scarborough, ME/Scarborough) provided all of the offense for the visitors in game one - a two-run homer with two down in the fifth - while sophomores Kayla Davis (Gardner, MA/Gardner) and Annie Dursema (Yarmouth, ME/Yarmouth) each added a pair of knocks. Senior Danielle Liska (Seymour, CT/Seymour) allowed four hits, striking out nine and walking two during seven innings as she improved her season record to 5-3. In game two, Dursema was 2-for-4 with two RBI and sophomore Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, MA/Cardinal Spellman) went 2-for-4 with two runs to help Babson earn a 4-3 win. Freshman Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, NJ/Pequannock Township) earned the victory while Liska picked up her second save.
  • Nine-Run Rally Helps Sofbtall Complete Sweep of Bridgewater State
    March 25, 2010
    Sophomore Jess Pashos (Winchester, Mass.) plated the game-winning run with an RBI-fielder’s choice in the seventh inning to help the Babson College Beavers complete a thrilling 10-9 come-from-behind victory over visiting Bridgewater State College in game two of a non-conference softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The Beavers (8-8), who trailed 9-1 at one point in the contest, also won game one in five innings, 15-4, thanks to two home runs and five RBIs from sophomore Kayla Davis (Gardner, Mass.). Bridgewater State (6-7) scored nine runs in the top of the third inning of game two to build a commanding 9-1 lead. However, Babson first-year righthander Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.) settled down to completely stifle the Bears’ offense over the final four innings, giving her team a chance to come all the way back for the walkoff win.
  • Liska's Two-Hitter, Davis' Homer Help Softball Split With NEC, Geneseo
    March 19, 2010
    Senior Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) fired a two-hit shutout and sophomore Kayla Davis (Gardner, Mass.) hit her third home run of the season to lead the Babson College softball team to a 6-0 win over New England College in the squad's first game of the day on Friday. The Beavers then fell to SUNY Geneseo by a close 4-3 margin to move to 4-8 on the spring. Liska was brilliant in the opener, giving up just two singles and three walks while striking out 12 in seven innings of work. It was the senior righty's first shutout of the season and ninth of her outstanding career, while the win improved her record to 2-3 this year. Offensively, the Beavers were paced by Davis, whose three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning gave Liska all the support she would need.
  • Softball Suffers Through Lopsided Sweep In Florida
    March 18, 2010
    Thursday marked a tough return to action for the Babson College softball team, which lost both of its contests in five innings. The Beavers fell to Bowdoin College, 10-1, in their first game and then lost to Berry College, 13-1. First-year Jaclyn Enos (Taunton, Mass.) and sophomore Jess Pashos (Winchester, Mass.) provided nearly all of Babson's offense in the loss to Bowdoin, as both went 3-for-3 at the plate. Enos doubled and scored the Beavers' lone run on a sacrifice fly by first-year Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) in the top of the first. Funk then knocked in senior captain Britt Russo (Middletown, Conn.) with Babson's only run in the loss to Berry.
  • Softball Tops Manhattanville, 3-2, To Salvage Split On Tuesday
    March 16, 2010
    The Babson College softball team rallied from a 5-0 loss to sixth-ranked Cortland State by defeating Manhattanville College, 3-2, to finish Tuesday's play with a split in Florida. As a result, the Beavers are now 3-5 overall. First-year Megan Brain earned her second win of the season in the nightcap, going five innings and allowing just one run. Senior Danielle Liska came on in relief and allowed just one run in the final two innings to earn her first save of the spring, while first-year Catie Funk and sophomore captain Nicole Latini both drove in runs.
  • Softball Drops Pair To UMass-Boston, Frostburg State
    March 15, 2010
    The Babson softball team dropped a pair of contests on day three of its spring break trip to Florida, as the Beavers fell to UMass-Boston, 9-4, and Frostburg State, 10-2, in five innings on Monday. With the two defeats, Babson's overall record now stands at 2-4 with eight games remaining on their southern swing.
  • Softball Settles For Split After Wesleyan Walk-Off Double
    March 14, 2010
    The Babson College softball team came within one out of a sweep on day two of its spring break trip to Florida, but a late rally by Wesleyan University forced the Beavers to settle for a split. Now 2-2 on the season, Babson defeated Mount Saint Vincent, 7-2, earlier in the day before falling to Wesleyan, 8-7. In Sunday's first contest, rookie pitcher Megan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.) earned the first victory of her collegiate career as she pitched the Beavers to a 7-2 win over Mount Saint Vincent. Babson then led Wesleyan, 7-2, heading into the sixth inning of game two, but the Cardinals scored two in the sixth and four in the seventh to grab the 8-7 victory.
  • Softball Opens Spring Break Trip To Florida With Split
    March 13, 2010
    The Babson College softball team opened its 2010 season with a split in Florida on Saturday. The Beavers defeated Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham in the first game of the day, 7-5, with senior righthander Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.) picking up the win on the mound. Babson then lost its second game of the day to Plattsburgh State, 2-0, despite a standout pitching performance from junior Caroline Barr (Wilmington, Mass.).
  • 2010 Season Preview: Softball
    March 11, 2010
    The 2010 Babson College softball team returns four of its top five hitters from last season along with 2009 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) First Team All-Conference pitcher Danielle Liska (Seymour, Conn.). Liska enters her senior season with an overall record of 32-19 which ranks her fourth on the program's all-time list for career wins. She is also third all-time in career strikeouts with 333. In 2009 she finished the season with a 14-10 record and a 1.67 ERA and 149 strikeouts. She also tossed four shutouts and had 19 complete games.
  • Babson Athletes Give Back This Fall
    November 16, 2009
    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. “I’m 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.”
  • Lazar, Lotito Join Babson Softball Coaching Staff
    July 28, 2009
    Babson College has hired two new assistant softball coaches, head coach Dave Canan announced recently. Joining Canan's staff for the 2009-10 season will be former Babson great Alex Lazar '07 and recent Boston University graduate Shayne Lotito. Lazar returns to the program two years removed from a tremendous playing career in which she helped guide the Beavers to their most successful stretch ever. During her four years at Babson Park, the Beavers posted an incredible 156-54-1 mark while winning back-to-back NEWMAC Championships and hosting the NCAA Division III Tournament New England Regional in 2005 and 2006. A career .302 hitter, Lazar ranks second on Babson's career lists in doubles (41) and RBIs (100) while also ranking among the top 10 in hits, home runs, triples, runs, total bases, and stolen bases. Lotito comes to Babson from nearby BU, where she also enjoyed a standout career. She graduated this past spring as the Terriers' all-time leader in at bats (712), stolen bases (93) and runs (150) while ranking fourth in career average (.325) and fifth in hits (168).