Junior Defender Just the Second Player in Program History to Be Named All-America Honorable Mention
PERRY, N.Y.—Babson College junior Jack O'Donoghue (Scituate, Mass.) added to his postseason awards haul on Wednesday as he earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Division III All-America honorable mention honors.
O'Donoghue is just the second player in program history and first since Babson Hall of Famer Brian Lynch '79 in 1979 to be recognized with honorable mention All-America honors. The junior long pole started all 16 games and led the Beavers with 95 ground balls and a career-high 42 caused turnovers this past spring.
A two-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) first-team all-conference selection, O'Donoghue ranks 21st in Division III averaging 2.50 caused turnovers, and forced at least three in nine contests. His 42 caused turnovers are the fourth highest single-season total in Babson history, and he has forced 73 turnovers in 34 games over the last two years.
In addition to his success focing miscues, O'Donoghue averaged 5.94 ground balls and scooped up at least five in 12 of 16 outings in 2017. His 95 on the year was just one shy of his career high and ranks sixth on the Beavers' single-season list.
Babson finished the year at 8-8 overall and fell to NEWMAC champions Springfield in the conference tournament semifinals.