Babson Celebrates Competing Student-Athletes of the Class of 2023

Graduates pose for a group photo

Babson College’s celebration of the Class of 2023 continued Monday by honoring 17 graduating student-athletes who were competing Saturday during the undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies. The special ceremony at Glavin Family Chapel honored graduating members of the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams.

The men’s lacrosse team, which won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament title, defeated Williams, 16-10, on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament, before falling to Rochester Institute of Technology, 20-9, in the third round Sunday. It was the Beavers’ third NCAA tournament appearance and second in three seasons.

Graduates on the team include Hayden Bean ’23, Stephen Cargill MBA’23, Sean Conery ’23, Wills Jordan ’23, Ryan Kenney MSEL’23, Michael La Forte MSF’23, Daniel Neill ’23, William Parducci ’23, Christian Price ’23, Kyle Sanborn ’23, Nicholas Solomon ’23, and William Spangenberg MSEL’23.

The women’s lacrosse team, which also won the NEWMAC tournament championship, defeated Westfield State, 23-8, on Saturday in the first round, before bowing to Colby, 20-8, Sunday. It was the Beavers’ fourth NCAA tournament appearance in the past six seasons and ninth overall. Graduates on the team include Emily Curtis MSF’23, Claudia Dodge ’23, Erin Jayne ’23, Anna Katherine Sypniewski ’23, and Maeve Williams ’23.

The men’s and women’s track & field team also competed this past weekend at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association championships, where Eric Bottern ’24 placed third in the shot put with a school-record toss of 56 feet, 8.75 inches.

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