Babson Magazine

Summer 2019


Babson Baseball
Photo: Pat Coleman

Baseball’s historic season took the team all the way to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the NCAA Division III College World Series, where the Beavers were one of eight teams competing for a national championship. In addition to making its inaugural World Series appearance, Babson captured the program’s first regional and super regional championships while setting a new school record with 39 victories. Earlier in the season, head coach Matt Noone surpassed the 400-win plateau.


Photo: Jon Endow

Babson Athletics honored 74 student-athletes at its 38th annual Senior Awards Banquet. Field hockey and softball athlete Ashley Tango ’19 was named the Female Athlete of the Class, and Jackson Greenspan ’19 of the men’s soccer program was named the Male Athlete of the Class.


Photo: MarathonFoto

Women’s soccer assistant coach Jessica DiPhilippo ’15 was a part of a group of Babson alumni who took part in the 123rd Boston Marathon.The race marked the second time in three years she has competed in the event. This year, she ran to raise support for Babson softball head coach Dave Canan, who was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer last fall.


Photo: Jon Endow

Bauer Hockey launched its Bauer Gives Back campaign by honoring Babson softball head coach Dave Canan with a special award for his leadership and service to his team and the Babson Athletics community. After hearing about the award, Easton Softball donated bats, equipment, and team apparel to the College’s softball program.


Photo: Justin Knight

The 2019 Brian Barefoot Athletics Challenge raised a historic $173,429 with the help of 1,832 donors. Over five days, alumni, parents, student-athletes, friends, and fans came together to support Babson’s 22 varsity programs. The campaign inspired 340 first-time Babson donors, who gave $11,840.


Photo: Jeremy Viens

Adam Kershner ’19, part of the men’s swimming & diving team, shared his knowledge of the airline industry when he taught a senior seminar class in the spring titled Fly the Friendly Skies: The Airline Industry from Takeoff to Landing. A Presidential Scholar, Kershner was recently among Poets & Quants Best and Brightest.


Photo: Mike Broglio

Sarah Mangiacotti ’21 collected two more All-America honors as the Babson women’s alpine ski team placed fifth in the slalom and tied for fourth place in the combined standings at the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association National Championships. Tying for fourth place, the Beavers matched the 2016 and 2018 squads for the top finish in program history.