4 | Women's Volleyball Defeats Springfield to Capture NEWMAC Championship
Junior Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) finished with 40 assists, 18 digs, seven kills and three blocks on the way to earning NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors as the Babson women's volleyball team defeated Springfield in four sets (25-18, 29-27, 20-25, 25-21) to claim its first conference championship since 2015 back in November. Sophomore Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) and senior Shannon Roseen (Malden, Mass.) put away 16 and 14 kills, respectively, for the Beavers, who downed Coast Guard in the quarterfinals and MIT in the semifinals to reach the title match. The championship was the third in five seasons for Babson, which claimed back-to-back trophies in 2014 and 2015.
3 | Baseball Sweeps Cortland in NCAA Super Regionals, Punches Ticket to College World Series
Senior Brian McHale (Ramsey, N.J.) drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth and classmate Max Tannenbaum (Coral Springs, Fla.) struck out Mat Bruno with runners on second and third in the bottom of the ninth as No. 7/9 Babson defeated No. 19/20 Cortland, 2-1, to sweep their NCAA Tournament Super Regional best-of-three series on May 25 at Govoni Field. Senior Michael Genaro (Greenwich, Conn.) allowed just one run over 7.0 innings for the Beavers, who had opened the series with a 7-6 walk-off victory over the Red Dragons one day earlier. The triumph was the 12th straight for the Green and White in games decided by a single run, and sent the program to the College World Series for the first time in school history after seeing the 2017 and 2018 campaigns end in the regional finals.
2 | Women's Volleyball Powers Past Bowdoin to Claim NCAA Tournament Babson Park Regional Title
Sophomore Allie Puccio (New Hartford, N.Y.) led all players with 17 kills, while junior Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) dished out 32 assists and added 12 digs to help the Babson women's volleyball team record a three-set sweep (25-21, 25-23, 25-22) of then-23rd-ranked Bowdoin in the NCAA Tournament Babson Park Regional final on November 11. The Beavers, who were selected as one of eight regional hosts for the first time in school history, continued their dominance inside Staake Gymnasium with three consecutive 3-0 victories over three days in front of a raucous home crowd. Babson's win snapped the Polar Bears' 19-match winning streak and helped it improve to 14-0 at home in 2018. Overall, the victory was the 18th straight inside the friendly confines for the Green and White, which improved to 73-10 at Staake Gymnasium during head coach Eric Neely's eight-year tenure.