Alpine Skiing at Proctor Ski Area
Saturday-Sunday, February 10-11
The Babson College men's and women's alpine ski teams head to Proctor Ski Area for the final weekend of MacConnell Division competition beginning on Saturday morning. The Beavers and their league rivals will compete in a pair of slalom races.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Beavers have already qualified for the USCSA Eastern Regional Championships at West Mountain in Queensbury, N.Y., on the final weekend of February. The Babson men must make up two points on first-place Castleton and one on second-place Clarkson to capture their first league title since 1993. On the women's side, the Green and White is currently one point ahead of UConn and can finish second for the second year in a row.
LAST TIME AT PROCTOR
The Beavers came in second and third in the men's slalom and second and sixth in a pair of women's slalom races at Proctor on February 11-12, 2017. Sophomore MacIntyre Henderson came in third and fifth for the Babson men, while classmate Elizabeth Baer (3rd) and senior Tatum Alkier (7th) posted the top finishes for the women's squad.
SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
The Beavers placed second and third in two slalom races and posted a runner-up finish in the giant slalom last weekend at West Mountain. Sophomore Jack Blanchard won the opening slalom race of the weekend, and Henderson came in fourth in the second of two slalom events and second in the GS. Blanchard and Henderson enter the final weekend of the regular season ranked second and third, respectively, in the MacConnell Division standings, while sophomore Douglas DeLuca is currently ninth.
SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
The Green and White came in second and third in two slalom races and recorded a runner-up finish in the giant slalom last weekend at West Mountain. Baer recorded her first career victory in the GS and came in second and fifth in the slalom races, while senior Michelle Martin posted a fifth-place showing in both the opening slalom race and the giant slalom. Baer (4th), Alkier (7th) and Martin (9th) give the Beavers three skiers in the top 10 of the league standings, while juniors Teagan Mosenthal and Olivia Burwell rank 16th and 19th, respectively.
THAT'S A WRAP
This weekend's slalom races mark the final regular season competition in the careers of Alkier, Martin and fellow seniors Alexis Kane and John Boland. Kane recorded the best finish of her career by placing 21st in the slalom last Saturday at West Mountain, while Boland owns five top-25 results this winter.
WHAT'S UP NEXT
Babson will travel to the USCSA regional championship at West Mountain on February 24-25.