Prior to the construction of MacDowell (Turf) Field in 2000, nearby Isbrandtsen Field was the home of the Babson field hockey team. This natural grass field, which covers over 10,000 square yards, now serves as a practice site for many of Babson's varsity teams, including field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's and women's soccer. The field is named after men's soccer alumnus Erik "Izzy" Isbrandtsen '94, who passed away in the tragic World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. Field use by permit only.
Erik "Izzy" Isbrandtsen
Dedicated in the fall of 2001, Isbrandtsen Field features a monument in honor of Erik Isbrandtsen '94. The inscription on the plaque reads:
"Giving his all, all the time"
Member of the Class of 1994 and the Varsity Soccer Team lost tragically in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Family and friends will remember how he lived rather than how he was lost. Whether on the playing fields, in the classroom, at the workplace or out on the town, "Izzy gave it his all".
Directions & Parking
Part of Babson's Upper Field area, Isbrandtsen Field is located near the Webster Center in the northwest corner of the Babson campus. From the main entrance, follow College Drive to the second stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and bear left toward the Webster Center when the road splits. Visitor and student parking is available on the garage roof on your right. More visitor parking is available beyond the tennis courts on your left. From there, follow the paved walkway to the right of the Webster Center towards MacDowell (Turf) Field. Isbrandtsen Field is located beyond the far end of the turf.