• Babson Celebrates Class of 2011 At 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
    April 29, 2011
    The Babson College Athletics Department held its 30th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of nine individuals were honored. Field Hockey senior Colleen Kelly was named Female Athlete of the Class, while baseball senior Dave Ahern was named Male Athlete of the Class. Soccer and lacrosse senior Kristy Benoit and baseball senior Andrew Aizenstadt were named Scolar-Athletes of the Class, and men's basketball senior Matt Zoia took home the Michael J. Conlon Award. In addition to the senior awards, Gene Begin and the Undergraduate Marketing Team were the recipients of the prestigious Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics, while a pair of first-year athletes were also honored. Field hockey and lacrosse first-year Morgan Lockwood received the Lori Vengrow Award, and men’s soccer freshman Mike Fisher claimed the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
  • Blinstrub, Grant, Higa, and Miller Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame
    April 11, 2011
    This past Friday night, Babson College inducted four new members into its prestigious Athletics Hall of Fame. Coaching legend Judy Blinstrub, men's lacrosse star Chris Grant '81, baseball great Kevin Higa '03, and men's basketball standout Matt Miller '93 were all enshrined as part of the 13th inductionclass, bringing the Hall's total membership to 56.
  • Braithwaite Earns Men's Basketball All-Conference Honors
    March 02, 2011
    Babson College sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) has been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Basketball All-Conference Second Team announced Tuesday. Braithwaite led Babson and ranked ninth in the NEWMAC with 12.2 points per game this winter, thanks to a stellar .547 field goal percentage that ranked third in the league. A high-energy player with tremendous strength and leaping ability, Braithwaite was also the Beavers' top rebounder, ranking eighth in the conference with 5.2 boards per contest.
  • Coast Guard Ousts Men's Basketball, 62-53, In NEWMAC Quarterfinals
    February 23, 2011
    The fifth-seeded United States Coast Guard Academy Bears rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit to record a 62-53 win over fourth-seeded Babson College in the first round of the 2011 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Basketball Tournament at Babson’s Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. With the win, Coast Guard (11-13) advances to Saturday’s Semifinal Round at top-seeded WPI, where they will meet the host Engineers at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, The Beavers see their season come to a close with a record of 10-15. Babson was led by senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.), who in his final collegiate game hit 7-of-13 from the field, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, for a team-high 19 points.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Framingham State, 65-57
    February 19, 2011
    Behind a game-high 17 points from senior guard Royce Veal (Dorchester, Mass.) the Framingham State University men’s basketball team closed the regular season with a 65-57 win over Babson College in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon. With the win the Rams improve to 10-14 on the season, while the Beavers are an identical 10-14 with the loss. The Beavers were led by senior guard Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) and junior forward Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) who scored 11 points apiece.
  • Quick Start Sends Clark Past Men's Hoops, 76-62
    February 16, 2011
    Junior Brian Vayda (Sturbridge, Mass.) led four Clark University players in double figures with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the visiting Cougars defeated host Babson College, 76-62, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. Sophomores Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) each finished with 10 points to pace Babson, while junior captain Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) joined Rudolph with a team-high five rebounds.
  • No. 12 WPI Pulls Away From Men's Basketball, 69-55
    February 12, 2011
    The visiting WPI men’s basketball team shot 62.5 percent in the second half to pull away from host Babson College, as the 12th-ranked Engineers recorded a 69-55 victory in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday. Babson (10-12 overall, 5-6 NEWMAC) was led in defeat by sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who led all players with 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and a 7-of-11 mark from the line. Sophomore Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) added 13 points off the bench, while sophomore Peter Foley (Wells, Maine) and Braithwaite paced the Beavers in rebounding with seven and six, respectively.
  • McDermott, Men's Hoops Outlast Wheaton, 99-91, In Three-Overtime Thriller
    February 09, 2011
    The Babson College and Wheaton College men's basketball teams have a history of playing in long games, dating back to their five-overtime thriller in 1999, as tonight's contest went three extra sessions before the Beavers prevailed by a 99-91 count in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday in Emerson Gymnasium. With the win, Babson improved to 10-11 overall and 5-5 in the conference, and as a result the Beavers clinched a bid to the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament. Sophomore Marcus McDermott (Milton, MA/Milton) shot 10-of-13 with four threes en route to a career-best 29 points off the bench.
  • Springfield Rides Huge Free Throw Advantage To 73-63 Win Over Men's Hoops
    February 05, 2011
    Visiting Springfield College used 47.6 percent shooting and a decisive 37-16 free throw advantage to earn a 73-63 victory over host Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Pride improved to 13-8 overall and 6-3 in the conference, while the Beavers dipped to 9-11 overall and 4-5 in the NEWMAC. Babson was led by sophomore Alex Rudolphe (Bal Harbour, Fla.), who scored 14 points and grabbed four boards, and sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who added 12 points and six rebounds. Junior Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) was the game’s high rebounder with 10 caroms, while senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) and junior captain Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) tossed in 10 points apiece.
  • MIT Escapes With 63-60 Win Over Men's Hoops
    February 03, 2011
    Babson nearly erased a 16-point deficit with a fruious second-half comeback, but the Beavers came up just short in a thrilling 63-60 loss to visiting MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Thursday night. Babson was led by sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brookly, N.Y.), who finished with team-highs of 19 points and seven rebounds while shooting 7-for-11 from the field. Senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) added 14 points and sophomore Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) tossed in 10 for the Beavers.
  • Men's Basketball Tops Coast Guard, 69-62
    January 29, 2011
    Sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was a perfect six for six from the floor and finished with a game-high 20 points and Babson shot 64.7 percent (11 of 17) in the second half leading the Beavers to a 69-62 win over Coast Guard in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game. Babson improves to 9-9 overall and 4-3 in conference play while Coast Guard drops to 8-10 overall and 3-4 in the NEWMAC.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to WPI, 67-47
    January 26, 2011
    Jeffrey Robinson (Granby, Conn.) totaled 21 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and junior Matt Carr (Somersworth, N.H.) finished a rebound short of his sixth double-double of the season as host WPI defeated Babson 67-47 in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest played Wednesday night. Babson is now 8-9 overall and 3-3 in NEWMAC play. Sophomore Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbor, Fla.) led the Babson charge with 12 points.
  • Men's Basketball Defeats Clark, 49-41
    January 22, 2011
    Visiting Babson held Clark to 29 percent shooting in the second half en route to a 49-41 win in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers improve to 8-8 overall and 3-2 in league play, while the Cougars, who have dropped three straight and six of their last seven, slip to 6-12 overall and remain the lone winless team in conference play.
  • Men's Basketball Edges Wheaton, 50-49
    January 15, 2011
    Sophomore Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) scored a game-high 20 points and junior captain Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) added 13 to lift the Babson College men’s basketball team to a thrilling 50-49 victory over visiting Wheaton College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Beavers improve to 7-8 overall and 2-2 in the conference, while the Lyons dip to 6-8 overall and 2-2 in the NEWMAC.
  • Coast Guard Rallies for 62-54 Win Over Men's Basketball
    January 13, 2011
    United States Coast Guard Academy freshman John Benedict (Cumming, Ga.) scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead the Bears to a 62-54 comeback victory over host Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball matchup at Staake Gymnasium on Thursday night. With the win, Coast Guard improved to 7-6 overall and 2-1 in the conference, while the loss dropped Babson’s record to 6-8 overall and 1-2 in the NEWMAC. Babson was paced by senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.), who continued his stellar play by hitting 5-of-8 from the field – including all three of his three-point attempts – and 5-of-5 from the line for a team-high 18 points.
  • Men's Hoops Knocks Off No. 19 MIT, 73-59
    January 08, 2011
    Alex Rudolph led the way with 22 points and Babson connected on nearly 52% of its shots to hand the nationally-ranked MIT men’s basketball team a 73-56 loss in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. Four Engineers finished in double-figures but it was not enough to avoid a third loss in four games for Tech (10-4 overall, 0-1 NEWMAC), ranked 19th in the country by D3hoops.com. The Beavers improve to 6-7 overall and even their conference ledger at 1-1.
  • Springfield Edges Men's Hoops In Overtime, 64-59
    January 05, 2011
    Billy Harkins scored a career-high 17 points, including his team's last eight points in overtime, to lead the Springfield College men's basketball team to a 64-59 victory over Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference contest tonight at SC's Blake Arena. With the win, Springfield is now 8-5 overall, 1-0 NEWMAC. Babson falls to 5-7, 0-1 in league play. Four players scored in double figures for the Beavers. They included sophomore forward Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) with 15 points, sophomore guard Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbor, Fla.) with 14, junior guard Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) with 12, and senior guard Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) with 10. Braithwaite led his squad with six rebounds.
  • Braithwaite's 27 Powers Men's Hoops To Blowout Win Over Penn State Harrisburg
    December 29, 2010
    Sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) exploded for a career-high 27 points in leading the Babson College men’s basketball team to a dominating 86-64 win over Penn State Harrisburg on day two of the Land of Magic Classic at Embry-Riddle University. With the victory, the Beavers salvaged a split at the event and improved to 5-6, while the Nittany Lions dipped to 3-7 on the season. Braithwaite connected on 11 of 16 shots from the field for his game-high 27 points while also adding six rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the contest. Senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) tossed in 20 points while hitting 6 of 11 from three-point range, and first-year Joe Zavertnik (Plantation, Fla.) netted 11 points to go with five boards.
  • Men's Basketball's Second Half Rally Falls Just Short In 73-72 Loss To Lebanon Valley
    December 28, 2010
    The Babson College men’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point second half deficit but fell just short as the Beavers lost to Lebanon Valley College, 73-72, in the 2010 Land of Magic Classic at Embry-Riddle University on Tuesday. With the loss, Babson falls to 4-6 overall, while the Dutchmen improve to 7-4. The Beavers were led in defeat by sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who recorded a double-double with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes of action. Junior Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) added 12 points and four rebounds, while first-year Matt Palazini (Franklin, Mass.) tossed in 13 points off the bench. Senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) and junior captain Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) each chipped in with nine points and four assists while combining for six of the team’s nine steals.
  • No. 20 Amherst Too Strong For Men's Basketball
    December 09, 2010
    The 20th-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team won its eighth straight game to open the season this evening, topping Babson College (4-5) by a score of 104-72 in non-conference action. Senior captain Matt Zoia led the Beavers in defeat with 22 points, while junior captain Matt Florio chipped in with 13 points.
  • Men's Basketball Edges Lasell, 61-59
    December 07, 2010
    Babson College hit three of four free throws in the final minute and then came up with a huge defensive stop as time expired to defeat visiting Lasell College, 61-59, in a non-conference men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. With the win, the Beavers evened their overall record at 4-4, while the Lasers (0-7) fell just short of their first victory of the season. Junior Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) led Babson with 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field while also collecting six rebounds. Sophomore Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) added 13 points, sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored 10 points and grabbed eight boards, and junior captain Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) finished with eight points and a game-high six assists.
  • Salem State Drops Men's Basketball in Big 4 Challenge Consolation Game, 83-77
    December 05, 2010
    Junior Brian Clark (Deerfield, Mass.) scored 31 points and junior Apollos Wade (Taunton, Mass.) added two key free throws and a game-winning steal in the final 16 seconds to lift the Salem State University men’s basketball team to a 83-78 victory over host Babson College in the consolation game of the 2010 New England Big 4 Challenge at Babson’s Staake Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Vikings improved to 3-2 on the season, while the Beavers dipped to 3-4.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Brandeis, 59-53, in Big 4 Challenge
    December 04, 2010
    Brandeis University first-year Youri Dascy (Fall River, Mass.) and junior Vytas Kriskus (Kvedarna, Lithuania) score a game high 17 points each to lead the Judges to a 59-53 win over host Babson College in the second semifinal game of the second annual New England Big 4 Challenge. With the win, #18 ranked Brandeis remains perfect on the season at 7-0 and Babson dips to 3-3. Brandeis will take on Tufts University in the championship game on Sunday at 3pm while Babson will face Salem State in the 1pm consolation game.
  • Men's Basketball Rallies To Beat Gordon, 71-61
    November 30, 2010
    Babson College used a 27-8 second half run to erase a 12-point deficit en route to a 71-61 comeback victory over visiting Gordon College in a non-conference men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. With the win, the Beavers moved back over the .500 mark at 3-2 on the young season, while the Fighting Scots fell to 2-3. Sophomore Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) paced Babson with 20 points – 14 of which came in the second half – to go along with six assists. Sophomore Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) added 11 points and five rebounds, junior Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) chipped in with 10 points and six boards, and sophomore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and first-year Matt Palazini (Franklin, Mass.) each scored eight points in the win.
  • Emerson Edges Men's Basketball, 69-66
    November 23, 2010
    The Babson College men’s basketball team fell to visiting Emerson College on Tuesday evening, 69-66, in a non-conference matchup at Staake Gymnasium. Junior guard Carlos Negrete (Mission Viejo, Calif.) led the way for Emerson shooting 7-10 from the three-point line finishing with a game high 25 points. With the win, the Lions improve to 3-1 on the season and the Beavers are now 2-2. The Beavers will next host Gordon on November 30th for a 7pm game while Emerson will next visit also at 7pm on November 30th.
  • Noonan Garners NEWMAC's First Men's Basketball Player of the Week Award of 2010-11
    November 22, 2010
    After helping his team get off to a quick 2-1 start, Babson College junior forward Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Through the team’s first three contests, Noonan is averaging team-highs of 15.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game while shooting a spectacular 72.0 percent (18-25) from the field. On Wednesday, he recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards while hitting 8-of-10 from the floor in an 83-71 win over Curry. Then on Friday, he scored nine points and pulled down five rebounds in a 74-60 loss to Bates on day one of the Chuck Resler Invitational. Noonan closed out the week by scoring 19 points to go with four rebounds and four steals in Babson's 84-74 road victory over host Rochester.
  • Men's Hoops Topples Rochester, 84-74, At Chuck Resler Invitational
    November 20, 2010
    Babson College shot 67% from the floor in the second half to pull away for a huge 84-74 victory over the University of Rochester in the Chuck Resler men’s basketball tournament at the Palestra on Saturday night. With the win, the Beavers improved to 2-1 overall, while Rochester fell to 1-1. Sophomores Russell Braithwaite and Marcus McDermott were each named to the All-Tournament Team after combining for 34 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
  • Bates Hands Men's Hoops First Loss, 74-60, At Chuck Resler Classic
    November 19, 2010
    The Babson College men's basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season on day one of the 2010 Chuck Resler Classic at Rochester University on Friday, where the Beavers fell to regional foe Bates College, 74-60, in a non-conference tilt. With the loss, Babson saw its record fall to 1-1 on the year, while Bates improved to 1-0. Babson was led by sophomore Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) and first-year Matt Palazini (Franklin, Mass.), who each scored 10 points in defeat, and junior Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) and sophmore Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who added nine points apiece while combining for 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) added six points and three assists for the Beavers, who shot 43.3 percent from the floor.
  • Men's Hoops Opens With 83-71 Win At Curry
    November 16, 2010
    Babson College used a strong second half to pull away from host Curry College for an 83-71 victory in the season opener for both schools on Tuesday night. Babson first-year Matt Palazini (Franklin, MA) led all scorers with 22 points to go with five rebounds and two steals in his collegiate debut. He was followed by junior Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, ME) with 19 points, and sophomore Marcus McDermott (Milton, MA) and senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, NH) with 13 points apiece.
  • 2010-11 Season Preview: Men's Basketball
    November 15, 2010
    With nearly all of its top performers returning, the Babson College men’s basketball team will look to return to the upper ranks of the highly-competitive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) this winter. Led by longtime head coach Stephen Brennen, the Beavers are looking to build on a 2009-10 season that included a signature victories over ninth-ranked Amherst, regional power Bowdoin, NEWMAC Champion Clark, and 20-game winner WPI. Babson returns its top three scorers, top two rebounders, and top three assist leaders in 2010-11. The team will be led by senior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) and junior captain Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) this winter. Zoia averaged 7.4 points and 1.5 assists per game last season, while Florio tossed in 6.3 points per contest to go with 2.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and a team-high 1.8 steals per outing.
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