May 26, 2011
Eric Neely Chosen As Babson's New Head Women's Volleyball Coach
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Babson College Athletics Department has named Eric Neely as its head women's volleyball coach and coordinator of club sports, Director of Athletics Josh MacArthur announced recently. Neely comes to Babson after a brilliant six-year career as head volleyball coach at Ursuline Academy in nearby Dedham. During his tenure, Ursuline went 94-40 and won four South sectional Championships. Neely was named Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 2008 after leading the program to a 20-2 mark and one of its two league titles under his guidance. An avid volleyball player and teacher, Neely has also served as a coach for Smash Volleyball's Junior Olympic teams since late 2006, and he coached the Women's club team at Northeastern University this past spring.
March 10, 2011
Strange Stepping Down As Head Volleyball Coach
After leading the Babson College women’s volleyball program to a total of 58 victories over the past five seasons, alumna Tonya Strange ’94 announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as head coach of the Beavers. A two-sport star as an undergraduate at Babson, Strange coached the volleyball program from 1995 to 1997, posting a record of 39-36 during that stretch. She then returned for a second stint at her alma mater in 2006, and within three years had guided the team to a 16-12 mark and the program’s first-ever ECAC New England Tournament bid.
November 11, 2010
Volleyball's Flaherty Garners Second NEWMAC All-Conference Honor
The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its volleyball postseason awards this week, and Babson College junior captain Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) made program history by earning her second straight All-Conference Second Team honor. In addition, senior co-captain Katy Alea (Southborough, Mass.), senior Laura Duston (Nashua, N.H.), junior Alexa Untermann (Honolulu, Hawaii), and sophomore Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team.
October 30, 2010
Volleyball Closes Out 2010 Campaign With 3-0 Loss To Mount Holyoke
Using a balanced attack, the Mount Holyoke College women’s volleyball team earned a 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-13) triumph over New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Babson College this afternoon at the Mildred S. Howard Gymnasium. For Babson, junior captain Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) paced the offensive attack with 10 kills, while sophomore Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) added 18 assists to go with eight digs. First-year Jess Millman (Lincoln, R.I.) finished with a team-high 14 digs, first-year Saralyn Marquis (Milton, N.H.) contributed two kills and seven digs, and senior captains Katy Alea (Southborough, Mass.) and Laura Duston (Nashua, N.H.) combined for two kills and eight digs in the final match of their collegiate careers.
October 28, 2010
Mount Ida Tops Volleyball, 3-1
Mount Ida College women’s volleyball senior captain Kira Feeter broke the school record for career assists with 19 for the game en route to a 3-1 non-conference victory over visiting Babson College. The Mustangs improve to 20-6 with the win, while the Beavers fall to 10-17 with the loss. Junior captain Meg Flaherty paced Babson with 20 kills in defeat, moving her over the 300-kill mark for the third straight season. Sophomore Kathleen Lynch added 27 assists and 14 digs for Babson, while first-year Jess Millman and senior captain Katy Alea combined for 24 digs.
October 26, 2010
Volleyball Snaps Conference Slide With 3-1 Win At Wheaton
The Babson College women's volleyball team snapped a five-match conference losing streak on Tuesday night, as the Beavers defeated host Wheaton College by a score of 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20) in Emerson Gymnasium. For Babson, junior Meg Flaherty (Hollis, NH/Hollis Brookline) paced all hitters with 22 kills in addition to having eight digs. Sophomore Ashley Strangio (Rockville Centre, NY/South Side) added eight kills, classmate Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, MA/North Quincy) had a double-double with 40 assists and 18 digs, and freshman Jessica Millman (Lincoln, RI/Lincoln) posted a match-best 24 digs.
October 23, 2010
Volleyball Drops Two at Wesleyan Quad Match
After a 3-2 come from behind victory last night over Western New England College, the Babson College volleyball team dropped two matches Saturday afternoon at the Wesleyan University quad match, the first to host Wesleyan, 3-0 and the second to Trinity College, 3-0.
October 22, 2010
Volleyball Rallies To Beat WNEC, 3-2, At Wesleyan
On the first day of the two-day Wesleyan Quad, Babson College secured an exciting five-set victory, rallying from an 0-2 deficit to beat Western New England, 3-2. Leading Babson with a match-high 22 kills was junior Meg Flaherty. Sophomore Kathleen Lynch collected 48 assists along with 14 digs and three aces while freshman Jessica Millman led the Beavers with 27 digs. Also supporting the Babson cause was junior Nina Milovanovic with 18 kills and 20 digs.
October 19, 2010
Wellesley Downs Volleyball, 3-0, On Senior Night
The Wellesley College volleyball team continued to roll through the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) on Tuesday night, as the visiting Blue defeated host Babson College, 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-19), in Staake Gymnasium. Babson was led by sophomore Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.), who recorded 16 assists and 10 digs, and junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia), who posted seven kills and nine digs. First-year libero Jessica Millman (Lincoln, R.I.) tallied a team-high 11 digs for the Beavers, while senior captain Katy Alea (Southborough, Mass.) contributed nine digs.
October 16, 2010
Volleyball Drops Two To Coast Guard, Roger Williams
The Babson College volleyball team lost a pair of matches to powerhouse opponents on Saturday, as the Beavers fell to NEWMAC foe Coast Guard, 3-1 (25-9, 21-25, 25-14, 25-14), and Roger Williams, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 26-24). Babson opened the day with a conference loss against Coast Guard (20-4, 5-1 NEWMAC). Junior captain Meg Flaherty led the Beavers with 16 kills to go with 11 digs, while junior Nina Milovanovic added 13 kills and 14 digs. The Beavers' second contest of the day was a non-conference tilt against Roger Williams (22-3). Milovanovic had another big match with 15 kills and 14 digs, while Flaherty hit .588 with 10 errorless kills on 17 attack attempts.
October 14, 2010
Keene State Tops Volleyball, 3-0
The Keene State women’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to three matches with a 3-0 non-conference victory against Babson College at Spaulding Gym on Thursday night. Keene State, which has won five of its last six matches, improves to 16-9. Babson drops to 8-11. Junior Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) led the Beavers with 12 kills , while sophomore setter Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) had 13 digs and 20 assists.
October 9, 2010
Volleyball Beats Kean, Fall To UMass-Boston
The Babson College volleyball team split a pair of matches at UMass-Boston on Saturday. The Beavers defeated Kean University, 3-1 (28-26, 14-25, 25-11, 25-18) in their opening match before falling to the host Beacons, ranked first in New England, 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14). With the split, Babson is now 8-10 on the season. Juniors Meg Flaherty and Nina Milovanovic led the offense in the win over Keane, combining for 25 of the team's 37 kills. Milovanovic also recorded a team-high 12 digs, while Flaherty added nine. Also coming up big for the Beavers were sophomore setter Kathleen Lynch, who recorded 33 assists and nine digs, first-year Jessica Millman, who added 11 digs, and sophomore Cathy Tinker, who posted eight errorless kills on 21 attempts.
October 5, 2010
MIT Proves Too Strong For Volleyball
Senior captain Jenny Li (Ellicott City, Md.) became just the 10th player in MIT womens volleyball history to record 1000 career kills on Tuesday night, as she guided the visiting MIT Engineers to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-14) victory over host Babson College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match at Staake Gymnasium. For Babson, junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) continued her magnificent season by registering 10 kills to go with four digs and three block assists. Sophomore Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) added 20 assists, junior captain Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) chipped in with seven kills, and sophomore Ashley Strangio (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) finished with four block assists. First-year Jess Millman (Lincoln, R.I.) was also outstanding on defense for the Beavers, finishing with a team-best 10 digs.
September 28, 2010
Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Setback At Clark
Powered by a season-high 18 kills and 20 digs from senior Maritza Fair (The Bronx, N.Y.) and a career-best 14 kills from freshman Katie Byrnes (Old Lyme, Conn.), Clark snapped a five match losing streak with a resounding 3-1 win over Babson College in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) womens volleyball action on Tuesday evening. The Beavers were paced in defeat by Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) who finished with a match-high 23 kills and Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) who totaled 16 kills. Sophomore setter Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) added a match-high 45 assists.
September 25, 2010
Volleyball Unbeaten in Tri-Match
The Babson College volleyball team hosted a tri-match on Saturday afternoon featuring guests Western New England College and the Salem State University. The Beavers went 2-0 on the day beating Western New England College in game one, 3-2, and defeating Salem State, 3-0. In the neutral game, Western New England took the 3-0 win over Salem State. With the wins, Babson improves to 7-7 on the season and will next visit Clark University on Tuesday night for a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match at 7pm.
September 21, 2010
WPI Takes Down Volleyball, 3-1
The WPI womens volleyball team picked up its second New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory of the season on Tuesday night, as the Engineers topped the host Babson College Beavers, 3-1, at Staake Gymnasium. The Beavers were led in defeat by junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia), who finished with 17 kills and a .310 hitting percentage. Junior captain Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) added 12 kills and five digs, sophomore Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) recorded a match-high 42 assists, and junior Alexa Untermann (Honolulu, Hawaii) contributed seven kills and two aces. Sophomore Cathy Tinker (Woodbridge, Conn.) had a solid night at the net for the Beavers, amassing four total blocks while also adding four kills.
September 18, 2010
Volleyball Opens NEWMAC Play By Dominating Smith, 3-0
The Babson College womens volleyball team celebrated its long-awaited home opener with a dominating performance on Saturday, as the Beavers overpowered visiting Smith College, 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-13), in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Staake Gymnasium. With the win, Babson upped its record to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while the Pioneers fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the NEWMAC. Heading up the Babson attack was once again the junior tandem of Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and co-captain Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.). Milovanovic hit .524 with 12 kills and just one error, while Flaherty hit .333 with 12 kills against five miscues. Sophomore setter Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.) dished out a match-high 31 assists, junior Alexa Untermann (Honolulu, Hawaii) added three kills, two aces, and three digs, and sophomore Cathy Tinker (Woodbridge, Conn.) contributed five kills and two total blocks.
September 16, 2010
Volleyball Suffers Tough 3-0 Loss At Emerson
The Babson College volleyball team lost a grueling opening set on its way to a tough 3-0 loss at Emerson College on Thursday night. The Beavers dropped the opener, 28-26, before Emerson completed with sweep with wins in the final two sets, 25-20 and 25-19. Babson was led in defeat by junior Nina Molovanovic, who recorded 12 kills and 10 digs, and sophomore setter Kathleen Lynch, who assisted 32 of the team's 33 kills.
September 14, 2010
Springfield Sweeps Volleyball, 3-0, In NEWMAC Opener
The Babson women's volleyball team was held to just 12 total kills in falling to NEWMAC power Springfield College, 3-0, in the Beavers' conference opener on Tuesday night. The win boosted Springfield's record to 8-1, 1-0 in league play, while the Beavers drop to 4-5 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
September 11, 2010
Volleyball Wins Two To Take Bronze Bracket At Brandeis Invitational
The Babson College women's volleyball team closed out its weekend performance at the Brandeis Invitational Tournament in stellar fashion on Saturday, as the Beavers earned a pair of victories to finish first in the bronze bracket. Babson was led by junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia), who was named to the eight-player All-Tournament Team. The Beavers swept Gordon College, 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-17), and then did the same to Rhode Island College, 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-7), to finish first in the bronze bracket and seventh overall at the tourney.
September 10, 2010
Volleyball Drops Two At Brandeis Tourney
The Babson College women's volleyball team suffered a pair of losses on the opening day of the Brandeis Invitational on Friday night. Competing in Pool B of the tourney, the Beavers fell to Dominican-Illinois, 3-1 (25-26, 17-25, 25-20, 25-19), and then lost to Trinity, 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-22). Babson, now 2-4 on the season, will face Gordon on Saturday at 11 a.m.
September 7, 2010
Volleyball Coasts Past Gordon, 3-0
The Babson College women's volleyball team got back to the .500 mark with a dominating performance on Tuesday night, as the Beavers swept host Gordon College, 25-14, 25-14, 25-19, in non-conference action at the Bennett Center. Thirteen different players saw action in the win for Babson, which hit .207 as a team for the match. The Beavers were led by junior Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia), who hit .455 with 11 kills, five aces, and four digs, sophomore Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, Mass.), who totaled 30 assists, and junior captain Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) finished with eight kills and 11 digs.
September 4, 2010
Volleyball Earns Split Of Tri-Match At ECSU
The Babson College volleyball team bounced back from an opening match defeat to sweep Salve Regina University, 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-15), giving the Beavers a split of a tri-match at Eastern Connecticut State University on Saturday. Babson (1-2) lost its first match of the day to the host Warriors, 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-22), earlier in the day. Leading the Beavers in the two matches was junior outside hitter Meg Flaherty (Hollis, NH), who totaled 25 kills, junior right-side Alexa Untermann (Honolulu, HI), who added ten kills, senior outside Katy Alea (Southborough, MA), who amassed 17 digs, and sophomore setter Kathleen Lynch (Quincy, MA), who dished out 51 assists.
September 1, 2010
Volleyball Opens With 3-1 Loss At Brandeis
The Babson College women's volleyball team opened its 2010 season with a tough 3-1 loss at Brandeis. The Beavers took the first set, 25-21, before the host Judges rattled off three straight, 25-18, 25-16, 25-18, to win the match. Junior hitter Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) was stellar in defeat for Babson, recording 11 kills and 11 digs while hitting .242 in the match. Junior co-captain Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) added eight kills and nine digs for the Beavers, while senior co-captain Katy Alea (Southborough, Mass.) chipped in with a team-best 13 digs.
August 31, 2010
2010 Season Preview: Volleyball
Armed with a talented and battle-tested roster, the Babson College women's volleyball team will seek to continue its ascention up the ranks of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) this fall. With alumna and head coach Tonya Strange at the helm, the Beavers will look to improve upon last year's 13-win campaign that saw the team place fifth in the league standings - its second straight top-five finish. For the first time in the 35-year history of the program, the volleyball team will feature two returning All-Conference honorees on its roster in 2010. Juniors Meg Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) and Nina Milovanovic (Belgrade, Serbia) are both back after magnificent seasons a year ago. Flaherty earned All-NEWMAC Second Team status for the first time after leading Babson with 314 kills (3.05 k/g) and 287 digs (2.79 d/g). She also chiped in with 30 service aces and 23 total blocks while hitting .221 for the year. She was joined on the All-Conference Second Team by Milovanovic, who in her first season as a Beaver contributed 278 kills (3.02 k/g), 248 digs (2.70 d/g), 33 aces, and 25 total blocks.