Men's Alpine Skiing

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Henderson Named MacConnell Division Skier of the Year, Two Others Earn All-League Honors

Henderson Named MacConnell Division Skier of the Year, Two Others Earn All-League Honors

CASTLETON, Vt.—Babson College junior MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) claimed the program's first skier of the year honor since 2014 highlighting three selections to the MacConnell Division All-League squad late last week.

Henderson finished first in the season-long standings to earn his third straight All-MacConnell Division honor, junior Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) finished two spots behind him in third place, and classmate Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) placed ninth to give the Beavers three of the top 10 skiers in the division. Additionally, first-year Victor Wiacek (Douglaston, N.Y.), who suffered a season-ending injury at West Mountain, was named to the all-sportsmanship team.

After placing fourth in 2017 and third in 2018, Henderson catapulted after finishing inside the top five in nine of 10 races this winter. He dominated the giant slalom with two wins and two runner-up results, and added a third, two fourths and two fifth-place showings in the slalom to edge defending national champion Paul Rechberger of Castleton by 30 points.

Blanchard backed up last year's second-place finish by coming in third to earn his second consecutive All-MacConnell Division honor. He completed nine of 10 races and led the Beavers with six podium finishes, which included one win, two seconds and one third-place showing in the GS. He totaled 523 race points and came in just seven behind Rechberger.

Robinson joined Henderson as two of just four skiers in program history to earn three straight all-league awards on his way to placing ninth. He recorded a fifth-place showing in the slalom at Proctor in the final race of the year, finished inside the top 10 five times, and came in 13th or better in eight of the nine races he completed on the circuit.

Babson returns to action this weekend when it travels to the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Eastern Regional Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. The Beavers will compete in the slalom and giant slalom beginning on Saturday morning.