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
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
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.
November 3, 2009
Coast Guard Eliminates Upset-Minded Volleyball, 3-1, In NEWMAC Quarterfinals
Freshman Catherine Walker had a career-high 16 kills to go with 11 digs to lead fourth-seeded Coast Guard to a come-from-behind 3-1 win (19-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23) win over fifth-seeded Babson in the quarterfinal round of the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament on Tuesday night. Sophomore Nina Milovanovic led Babson (13-15) with 15 kills along with eight digs. Senior Caitlin ONeil had 11 kills and three blocks in the final match of her career while freshman Kathleen Lynch added 33 assists to go with seven digs and three blocks. Senior Shanna Glassner led the Beavers with 12 digs.
October 31, 2009
Volleyball Closes Regular Season With 3-0 Sweep Of Clark
Behind a 14-kill, 15-dig performance from sophomore Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia), visiting Babson College spoiled Senior Day for Clark University with a 3-0 win over the Cougars in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at the Kneller Athletic Center. The Beavers took a closely-contested game one 25-21 and then rolled to victory in game two, hitting .522 en route to a 25-11 win. Game three was not much different as the visitors wrapped up the match with a 25-18 win in the final game
October 27, 2009
Coast Guard Sweeps Volleyball, 3-0
The United States Coast Guard Academy claimed its ninth consecutive victory with a 3-0 win over host Babson College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens volleyball match at Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Bears, who won by set scores of 26-24, 25-12, and 28-26, improved to 23-3 overall and 6-2 in the conference, while the Beavers slipped to 12-14 overall and 4-4 in the NEWMAC. Babson was paced by sophomores Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.), who each recorded nine kills and nine digs in defeat. Senior tri-captains Caitlin ONeill (Lynnfield, Mass.), Shanna Glassner (Orland Park, Ill.), and Becca Rydzik (Beacon Falls, Conn.) also played well in their final collegiate home match, as ONeill recorded eight kills, Glassner posted 19 digs, and Rydzik recorded seven digs.
October 24, 2009
Volleyball Drops Pair Of 3-2 Decisions To WCSU, Vassar
The Babson College volleyball team suffered a pair of difficult losses at the Western Connecticut State Unviersity Classic on Saturday, as the Beavers saw both of their opponents rally from 2-0 deficits. Babson fell to host WCSU and Vassar - both by scores of 3-2. Sophomore Nina Milovanovic led the Beavers with two more standout efforts, totaling 40 kills and 32 digs in Saturday's contests to earn All-Tournament accolades. She recorded 19 kills and 17 digs in the loss to WCSU and then added 22 kills, four aces, and 15 digs against Vassar.
October 23, 2009
Wesleyan Tops Volleyball, 3-0, at Western Conn Tourney
The Babson College volleyball team dropped its opening match at the Western Connecticut State University Classic on Friday night, as the Beavers fell to Wesleyan, 3-0. Babson was led by first-year Kathleen Lynch, who dished out 26 assists, senior captain Shanna Glassner, who recorded 16 digs, and sophomores Nina Milovanovic and Meg Flaherty, who posted 10 kills apiece.
October 20, 2009
MIT Sweeps Volleyball, 3-0
The MIT womens volleyball team fought off formidable New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Babson College, 25-14, 26-24, 25-20, on Tuesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 22-5 on the year and 7-0 in conference action while the Beavers dipped to 12-10 overall and 4-3 in the NEWMAC. Sophomore Nina Milovanovic posted a match-high 15 kills to go along with five digs for the Beavers, while sophomore Meg Flaherty compiled 14 digs and eight kills. Senior captain Shanna Glassner bolstered the back row with 14 digs, and first-year Kathleen Lynch distributed 27 assists.
October 17, 2009
Volleyball Dismisses Mount Ida, 3-0
The Babson College volleyball team defeated visiting Mount Ida College, 3-0, in a non-conference matchup Saturday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium. Babson won by set scores of 25-10, 25-15, and 25-117. With the win, the Beavers improve to an overall record of 12-9 and Mount Ida drops to 12-9 overall. Babson was led by sophomore Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia), who finished with seven errorless kills, 14 digs, and four aces. Sophomore Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) followed with eight kills, five digs, and two aces. Senior Becca Rydzik (Beacon Falls, Conn.) chipped in on defense with 10 digs.
October 15, 2009
Flaherty, Lynch Lift Babson Past Keene State, 3-1
Sophomore Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) recorded 20 kills and 15 digs and first-year Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) added 53 assists as the Babson College womens volleyball team defeated visiting Keene State College, 3-1, in a non-conference tilt at Staake Gymnasium on Thursday night. The Beavers (11-9) topped the Owls (9-15) by set scores of 26-24, 16-25, 25-20, and 25-23. Flaherty continued her spectacular sophomore campaign with another great night, hitting .391 with 20 kills and just two errors on 46 attack attempts. Sophomore Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) also had a stellar match with 13 kills and six digs, and sophomore Alexa Untermann (Honolulu, Hawaii) chipped in with 12 kills and three digs.
October 13, 2009
Springfield Overpowers Volleyball, 3-1
Led by a career-best performance from Heather Lively, the Springfield College women's volleyball team downed visiting Babson, 3-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference action on Tuesday evening. The Pride won by game scores of 25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 25-14. Babson received a standout performance from Meg Flaherty, who registered a double-double with a match-high 20 digs and 14 kills. Caitlin O'Neill was solid out of the middle for the Beavers as she notched 12 kills. Kathleen Lynch led the Babson attack with 38 assists, while Shanna Glassner added 13 digs on defense.
October 10, 2009
Volleyball Wins One Of Three At UMass-Boston
The Babson College volleyball team participated in a quad-match at UMass-Boston on Saturday, where the Beavers went 1-2 overall. Babson opened with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-5, 25-6) victory over Massachusetts Maritime Academy before dropping back-to-back contests to Wheaton, 3-2 (23-25, 17-25, 33-31, 26-24, 15-11), and the host Beacons, 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-18). Sophomore Meg Flaherty paced the Beavers in their opening victory over Mass Maritime, recording 10 kills with just one error on 14 attempts. First-year Kathleen Lynch added three kills, two block assists, and 24 assists, senior captain Caitlin O'Neill chipped in with six kills and five aces, and senior captain Shanna Glassner contributed four aces and eight digs.
October 6, 2009
Volleyball Comes Up Short In Tremendous Battle With Wellesley
Senior Alice Cummings recorded 24 kills and 13 digs to help the Wellesley College womens volleyball team hold on for a 3-1 (26-24, 25-14, 23-25, 26-24) victory over host Babson College in a hard-fought New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) battle on Tuesday night. With the win, the Blue improved to 11-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference, while the Beavers suffered their first league defeat to fall to 9-6 overall and 4-1 in the NEWMAC. Babson was led in defeat by a magnificent performance from sophomore Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia), who finished with 18 kills and just two errors to go with 18 digs and three block assists. Also brilliant for the Beavers were sophomore Alexa Untermann (Honolulu, Hawaii), who finished with six errorless kills, five aces, and three blocks, and first-year Cathy Tinker (Woodbridge, Conn.), who contributed four error-free kills and seven total blocks.
September 29, 2009
Volleyball Cruises Past Mount Holyoke, 3-0
Junior outside hitter Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia/Burnaby North Secondary) collected nine kills and six digs to help the Babson College womens volleyball team cruise to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-23) triumph over New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Mount Holyoke College this evening at the Mildred Howard Gymnasium. With their fourth straight win over the Lyons, the Beavers improved to 9-5 overall and a perfect 4-0 in league play. Babson also received a boost from sophomore outside hitter Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H./Hollis Brookline), who posted 13 kills.
September 28, 2009
Flaherty Dubbed NEWMAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week
Following another monster week at outside hitter, Babson College sophomore Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) has been selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Volleyball Player of the Week. She is the first Beaver to garner this honor since the inception of the NEWMAC back in 1998. Flaherty was magnificent in Babson's three matches this week, totaling team-highs of 55 kills (4.58 kpg), a .527 hitting percentage (55-7-91), 46 digs (3.83 dpg), and 58.5 total points to lead the Beavers to three straight wins.
September 26, 2009
Volleyball Sweeps Tri-Match Versus Lasell, UNE
The Babson College volleyball team continued its impressive play of late with two more victories on Saturday, as the Beavers won both ends of a tri-match with Lasell College and the University of New England. Babson opened with a 3-0 win over Lasell (25-17, 25-19, 28-26) and then took down the hosts, 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-18).
September 22, 2009
Flaherty, Milovanovic Help Volleyball Rally Past Wheaton, 3-2
Sophomore Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) and junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) combined for 39 kills and a .486 hitting percentage as the host Babson College Beavers rallied from two sets down to claim a 3-2 (19-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-14, 15-13) win over visiting Wheaton College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens volleyball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. With their fourth straight win, the Beavers improved to 6-5 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Lyons dipped to 5-8 overall and 0-3 in the NEWMAC. Flaherty was magnificent in the finest performance of her collegiate career, recording a match-high 20 kills with just one error on 33 attack attempts. The sophomore star also paced the Beavers with 17 digs in the victory. Milovanovic was also brilliant for the hosts, recording 19 kills with only two errors on 41 attempts to go with three aces and eight digs.
September 19, 2009
Flaherty Powers Volleyball Past WPI, 3-0
Babson College sophomore Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) led all players with 12 kills to lead the Beavers to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-18) victory over visiting WPI in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens volleyball match in Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Babson upped its record to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in league play, while the Engineers fell for just the second time this season to drop to 11-2 overall and 0-2 in the NEWMAC.
September 17, 2009
Volleyball Stages Spectacular Rally To Edge Emerson, 3-2
The Babson College womens volleyball team staged a thrilling comeback after losing to first two sets en route to a 3-2 victory over visiting Emerson College in a spectacularly played match at Staake Gymnasium on Thursday night. The Beavers, who prevailed by set scores of 18-25, 19-25, 25-21, 27-25, 15-10, improved to 4-5 on the season, while the Lions dipped to 7-3 with the heartbreaking loss. Sophomore Meg Flaherty finished with a team-high 13 kills and 11 digs in the win for Babson, while junior Nina Milovanovic added 11 kills, nine digs, and two block assists. Senior captain Caitlin ONeill chipped in with nine kills and two total blocks, senior captain Becca Rydzik matched Flaherty with a team-best 11 digs, and first-year Kathleen Lynch added 31 assists.
September 15, 2009
Volleyball Kicks Off NEWMAC Schedule With 3-0 Sweep Of Smith
The Babson College volleyball team travelled to NEWMAC foe Smith College on Tuesday night, where the Beavers opened their league schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Pioneers. Babson won in straight sets, 25-21, 25-16, 25-16, to improve to 3-5 overall and 1-0 in the NEWMAC. Senior captain Caitlin O'Neill led the way with nine kills, junior Nina Milovanovic added seven kills and 10 digs, and sophomore Meg Flaherty contributed eight kills and nine digs.
September 12, 2009
Volleyball Finishes Sixth At Brandeis Invitational; Lynch Named All-Tournament
The Babson College women's volleyball team lost a pair of matches at the 2009 Brandeis Invitational Tournament on Saturday, and as a result finished sixth out of nine teams at the event. With 103 assists in the team's four matches, first-year Kathleen Lynch was named to the All-Tournament Team for the first time in her young collegiate career. Babson dropped its first match of the day to NESCAC power Tufts, 3-1 (25-18, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23). Senior captain Caitlin O'Neill had another great offensive day for the Beavers, recording 12 kills and only two errors on 20 attack attempts to go with four digs.
September 11, 2009
Volleyball Splits First Two Matches At Brandeis Invitational
The Babson College volleyball team split its first two contests at the 2009 Brandeis Invitational on Friday night. The Beavers defeated Wentworth in their opening match, 3-0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-11), before falling to Trinity, 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 16-25, 21-25). Currently tied for fourth place in the nine-team event, Babson will now face Tufts and Brandeis in back-to-back matches on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
September 8, 2009
Volleyball Secures First Victory With 3-0 Shutout Of Gordon
The Babson College womens volleyball team earned its first win of the 2009 season with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-21) shutout of visiting Gordon College on Tuesday night. The Beavers (1-2) were led by sophomore hitter Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.), who posted 10 kills and seven service aces, and senior captain Caitlin ONeill (Lynnfield, Mass.), who also recorded 10 kills to go with two total blocks. Junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) added nine kills, eight digs, and three aces, and first-year Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) finished a spectacular night with 37 assists.
September 5, 2009
Eastern Connecticut Edges Volleyball, 3-2
The Babson College volleyball team fell to visiting Eastern Connecticut State University 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers came back from two games down to tie it 2-2 resulting in a game five. With the win, Eastern Connecticut improves to 2-0 on the season and the Beavers are now 0-2. Babson was led by sophomore Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) and senior Caitlin ONeill (Lynnfield, Mass.) who tallied 10 kills apiece. ONeill also chipped in five aces on the day. Senior Becca Rydzik (Beacon Falls, Conn.) had a team high 19 digs and Flaherty and first-year Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) followed with 14 digs each. First-year Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) had a team high 37 assists on the day.
September 1, 2009
Volleyball Falls To Brandeis, 3-0, In 2009 Opener
The Brandeis University womens volleyball team survived a valiant effort from host Babson College as the Judges defeated the Beavers in straight sets, 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-14). It was the first match of the 2009 season for both squads. For Babson, sophomore outside hitter Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) led the way with six kills, while junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) collected three kills. Senior tri-captain Shanna Glassner (Orland Park, Ill.) chipped in with 12 digs despite missing the third set with an injury, and first-year setter Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) added team-highs of 13 assists and 13 digs in her collegiate debut.
August 26, 2009
2009-10 Season Preview: Women's Volleyball
Coming off its best season in six years and armed with an extremely talented roster, the Babson College womens volleyball program is looking for big things to 2009. Head coach Tonya Strange 94 and her squad are seeking to improve upon a stellar 2008 campaign in which the team posted its highest win total (16) since 2002, posted its highest conference finish (fourth) since 1993, and earned its first-ever bid do the ECAC New England Tournament. One of Babsons younger programs for the last few years, the volleyball team now boasts a number of talented and experienced returners. Leading the way will be senior middle hitter Caitlin ONeill (Lynnfield, Mass.), who is coming off a fantastic junior season in which she became just the sixth woman in program history to earn All-Conference honors.