July 9, 2012
Funk Named ECAC All-New England Second Team
On the heels of one of the greatest seasons in Babson College softball history, junior captain Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) has been selected to the ECAC All-New England Second Team at the shortstop position for the second year in a row.
May 17, 2012
Softball Stars Funk, Latini Receive All-New England Honors
After leading the Babson College softball team to a 25-18 record and a trip to the championship round of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament, junior captain Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) and senior captain Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) each received All-Region honors this week. Funk was named to the All-New England First Team by both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA), while Latini garnered Third Team honors from the NFCA.
May 8, 2012
Six Softball Players Honored By NEWMAC; Funk Selected as Player of the Year
BABSON PARK, Mass.—The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its annual postseason awards on Monday and six Babson College softball players were honored, led by junior shortstop Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) who was selected as the NEWMAC Player of the Year. Senior catcher Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) joined Funk as a First Team selection, and sophomore first basemen Kelly King (Kennebunk, Maine) was named to the Second Team. Junior pitcher Meghan Brain (Pompton Plains, N.J.), sophomore pitcher Tess Rubega (Norwich, Conn.), and sophomore outfielder Katie Guido (Middleton, Mass.) were all named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team for their achievements in the classroom.
May 5, 2012
Feindel, Coast Guard Dash Softball's NEWMAC Championship Hopes
The Babson College softball team's thrilling postseason run came to an end on Saturday, as the second-seeded Beavers (25-18) lost two straight games to sixth-seeded Coast Guard (26-17) in the championship round of the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament.
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.
April 28, 2012
Funk, Latini Power Softball To Huge 7-3 NEWMAC Tournament Win Over Springfield
Junior captain Catie Funk and senior captain Nicole Latini knocked in three runs each to lead second-seeded Babson to a 7-3 victory over top-seeded Springfield College this morning in the first game of the day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Softball Tournament at SC's Potter Field.
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.
April 24, 2012
Second-Seeded Babson Outslugs Sixth-Seeded Coast Guard, 14-10, In Wild NEWMAC Tournament Game
Senior captain Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) hit a grand slam to highlight a seven-run sixth inning as the second-seeded Babson College softball team defeated the sixth-seeded United States Coast Guard Academy, 14-10, in a wild back-and-forth affair on the opening day of the 2012 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament at Babson's Alumni Field.
April 23, 2012
King Selected as NEWMAC Softball Player of the Week
BABSON PARK, Mass.—After helping the Babson College softball team to a 7-1 week and the second seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament, sophomore first baseman Kelly King (Kennebunk, Maine) has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Week for the second time this season.
April 21, 2012
Softball Sweeps Coast Guard, Surges To Second Seed In NEWMAC Tourney
In one of the greatest regular season finishes in program history, the Babson College softball team swept the United States Coast Guard Academy, 8-4 and 13-8, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday to move all the way up to second place in the final conference standings. The Beavers (23-16, 10-6 NEWMAC), who sat in sixth place prior to yesterday's doubleheader against MIT, will now be seeded second and will host the a pair of games in the six-team double-elimination tourney this Tuesday.
April 20, 2012
Softball Celebrates Senior Day By Clinching NEWMAC Playoff Spot
Babson College celebrated Senior Day by clinching a spot in the upcoming New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Tournament thanks to a doubleheader sweep of visiting MIT. The Beavers defeated the Engineers, 5-2, in game one and then took the nightcap, 10-6.
April 19, 2012
Softball Takes Two From Lesley, 5-2 and 14-1
The Babson College softball team used two stellar pitching performances and 19 total runs to claim a doubleheader sweep of visiting Lesley University in non-conference action on Thursday afternoon. The Beavers took game one from the Lynx, 5-2, before winning the nightcap, 14-1, in five innings.
April 17, 2012
Hayes, Homers Helps Softball Salvage Split With Brandeis
First-year Meghan Hayes pitched brilliantly and sophomore Kelly King and junior captain Catie Funk each hit two-run homers to help Babson College defeat visiting Brandeis University, 4-3, and salvage a split of a non-conference softball doubleheader at Alumni Field on Tuesday afternoon.
April 14, 2012
Springfield Sweeps Softball, 8-0 and 11-1
Visiting Springfield College scored 19 runs on 23 hits en route to a sweep of host Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. With the 8-0 and 11-1 victories, the Pride improved to 19-10 overall and 10-2 in league play, while the Beavers fell to 16-15 overall and 6-6 in the conference.
April 12, 2012
Funk, Softball Ground Gulls, 8-4
Junior captain Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) hit two home runs and sophomore Kelly King (Kennebunk, Maine) added another as the Babson College softball team picked up an 8-4 win over visiting Endicott College in game one of a scheduled doubleheader on Thursday afternoon.
April 7, 2012
Softball Exchanges Eight-Run Routs With Smith
The Babson and Smith College softball teams exchanged eight-run victories as the two NEWMAC foes split a doubleheader on Saturday. The Beavers took game one, 11-3, before the Pioneers won the nightcap, 15-7. Both contests ended after six innings.
April 6, 2012
Canan Collects 300th Career Win as Softball Sweeps Wellesley, 7-6 and 8-0
Babson College head softball coach Dave Canan earned his 300th career victory as the Beavers recorded a huge doubleheader sweep of visiting Wellesley College, 7-6 and 8-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Alumni Field on Friday afternoon.
April 4, 2012
Funk Homers, But Softball Swept By No. 23 Tufts, 2-0 and 11-5
The 23rd-ranked Tufts University softball team used strong pitching and timely hitting to record a double-header sweep, 2-0 and 11-5, of Babson College on Wednesday afternoon at Spicer Field. Junior Catie Funk had a three-run homer in game two for the Beavers.
April 3, 2012
Latini Chosen as NEWMAC Softball Player of the Week
Coming off three sensational doubleheader performances in which she led Babson to a 5-1 record, senior captain Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Player of the Week.
April 1, 2012
Pilkington Leads Softball's Offensive Charge in Sweep of Clark
Sophomore Sam Pilkington (Westborough, Mass.) went 3-for-6 with a homer, four runs scored, and four runs batted in to lead the Babson College softball team to a doubleheader sweep of New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Clark University at Alumni Field on Sunday afternoon. The Beavers, who won game one, 6-0, and then took the nightcap, 11-3, in five innings, improved to 12-10 overall and 3-3 in league play.
March 30, 2012
Softball Splits At Wheaton, Funk Breaks All-Time Home Run Record
Junior captain Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) became the Babson College softball program's all-time home run leader on Friday, as the Beavers split a NEWMAC doubleheader with host Wheaton College. Babson won game one, 2-1, and took a two-run lead into the bottom of the eighth inning before losing game two, 7-6.
March 29, 2012
Latini Powers Softball To Doubleheader Sweep Of Bridgewater State
Senior captain Nicole Latini (East Bridgewater, Mass.) went 5-for-7 with four runs and four RBIs at the plate to help the Babson College softball team sweep visiting Bridgewater State in a non-conference doubleheader at Alumni Field on Thursday afternoon. The Beavers (9-9) took game one from the Bears (12-6) by a score of 4-1 before closing out the day with a five-inning 14-2 victory in the nightcap.
March 25, 2012
WPI Sweeps Softball To Open NEWMAC Play
Lauren DiFelice homered in both ends of the doubleheader and Ali LaRue and Katie Bumila combined to total 11 hits and eight RBI as WPI swept visiting Babson by scores of 4-1 and 10-2 Sunday afternoon in the NEWMAC opener for both squads.
March 23, 2012
Softball Concludes Florida Trip With Win Over Oneonta, Loss To St. Thomas
The Babson College softball team closed out its spring break trip to Florida with yet another split on Friday, as the Beavers hammered SUNY Oneonta, 20-9, in five innings and then lost to perennial powerhouse St. Thomas (MN), 10-4. As a result, Babson returns home with an overall record of 7-7.
March 22, 2012
Rubega Fires Second Shutout, Funk Ties Home Run Record As Softball Splits Again
Sophomore Tess Rubega tossed her second shutout of the season to lift the Babson softball team to a 1-0 win over SUNY New Paltz on Thursday afternoon, helping the Beavers salvage a split after suffering an 11-5 defeat to Benedictine earlier in the day. Babson is now 6-6 with two games remaining on its spring break trip to Florida.
March 21, 2012
Softball Tops Thomas, Falls To Western Connecticut State
The Babson softball team used a fantastic pitching performance from sophomore Christina Miquel and a five-RBI effort from senior captain Nicole Latini to defeat Thomas College, 10-1, in five innings on Wednesday afternoon. The Beavers then fell to Western Connecticut State, 7-4, in their second contest to move to 5-5 on their Florida trip.
March 19, 2012
King Named NEWMAC Softball Player of the Week
After getting off to a fantastic start on her team's spring break trip to Florida, Babson College sophomore first baseman Kelly King (Kennebunk, Maine) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Player of the Week for the first time in her career.
March 19, 2012
Softball Falls To Ramapo, Outguns Hope In Extra Innings
The Babson College softball team won a wild extra-inning affair against Hope College on Monday night, as the Beavers split their two games on day four of the team's spring break trip to Florida. Babson fell to Ramapo in its first game, 6-0, and then outlasted Hope, 15-14, in eight innings.
March 18, 2012
Softball Splits On Day Three In Florida
The Babson College softball team split a pair of games on its third day of competition in Florida on Sunday. The Beavers fell to Manchester in its first contest but came back to beat Kean University to move to 3-3 on the young season.
March 17, 2012
Rubega's Perfect Game Highlights Softball's Two-Win Day In Florida
Sophomore righthander Tess Rubega pitched just the second perfect game in Babson College softball history on Saturday, as she helped the Beavers defeat Kalamazoo, 8-0, in five innings in Florida. Earlier in the day, Babson picked up a 7-5 victory over St. Scholastica, as the Green and White evened their season record at 2-2.
March 16, 2012
Softball Opens With Two Tough Losses In Florida
The Babson College softball team opened its 2012 season with a pair of tough losses on Friday. The Beavers lost their first game to Plattsburgh State, 8-5, and then fell to Wesleyan University, 10-5. Juniors Catie Funk and Ashleigh Phelps each had four hits on the day for the Green and White, while Funk also blasted her first homer of the year.
March 15, 2012
2012 Season Preview: Softball
Coming off a 23-win season in 2011, the Babson College softball team is looking to emerge as one of the region's elite teams this spring. After scoring a program-record 262 runs a year ago, the Beavers will once against boast one of the most potent offenses in program history this season.
August 2, 2011
Michelle Littlefield Named Assistant Softball Coach, Assistant Equipment Room Coordinator
The Babson College Athletics Department has named Michelle Littlefield as its new Assistant Softball Coach, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur and Head Coach Dave Canan announced recently. In addition to her softball duties, Littlefield will also serve as Assistant Equipment Room Coordinator under Julie Ryan.