2016-17 Women's Volleyball News

  • Women Place Fourth in NEWMAC Presidents Cup Standings
    May 31, 2017
    BOSTON—Coming off a banner year that included four conference tournament championships and a pair of league regular season titles, Babson College came in fourth when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the women's Presidents Cup standings on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Babson Celebrates Class of 2017 at 36th Annual Senior Athletics Banquet
    May 05, 2017
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College Athletics Department held its 36th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night to honor 77 student-athletes in the Class of 2017.
  • Community Service Highlighted During Division III Week
    April 07, 2017
    BABSON PARK, Mass.--Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution to recognize the powerful impact of athletics and student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.
  • Babson Athletics Mourns the Loss of Olivia Brodt '19
    April 06, 2017
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College Department of Athletics and Recreation mourns the passing of sophomore Olivia Brodt (Centerville, Mass.), who lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, April 2.
  • Four From Women's Volleyball Earn Postseason Honors
    November 22, 2016
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College women's volleyball team had four players honored when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) released their postseason awards.
  • NEWMAC Rookie of the Year Cameron, Yilmaz Earn Women's Volleyball All-Conference Honors
    November 09, 2016
    BOSTON—The Babson College women's volleyball team had two players honored when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic (NEWMAC) released its all-conference teams on Wednesday. First-year Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) was tabbed as the league's rookie of the year and named to the first team, while sophomore Gizem Yilmaz (Istanbul, Turkey) was named to the second team.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to MIT in NEWMAC Semifinals, 3-1
    November 05, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Senior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) recorded 20 kills as top-seeded MIT defeated fourth-seeded Babson College in four sets, 25-16, 25-15, 25-27, 25-16, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's volleyball Tournament semifinal on Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage.
  • NEWMAC Semifinal Preview: No. 4 Women's Volleyball at No. 1 MIT
    November 04, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and MIT will meet for the 43rd time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1976. The Beavers have won just five of the previous 42 matches, but four of the victories have come since 2014.
  • Three From Women's Volleyball Named to NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Squad
    November 02, 2016
    BOSTON—Three members of the Babson College women's volleyball team were honored for their work in the classroom when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its academic all-conference team on Wednesday. Seniors Kristen Haislip (Waterford, Va.) and Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) were both recognized for the third year in a row, while sophomore Mikayla Spears (Oxford, Wis.) was named to the squad for the first time.
  • No. 4 Women's Volleyball Tops No. 5 Coast Guard, 3-0, in NEWMAC Quarterfinals
    November 01, 2016
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) tied for match-high honors with 11 kills as fourth-seeded Babson College hit .307 on its way to defeating the fifth-seeded Coast Guard Academy, 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-17), in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's volleyball Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday night at Staake Gymnasium.
  • NEWMAC Quarterfinal Preview: No. 4 Women's Volleyball vs. No. 5 Coast Guard
    October 31, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 35th time on Tuesday night in a series that dates back to 1981. The Beavers are 11-23 all-time against the Bears but have won six of the last seven matches going back to 2013.
  • Women's Volleyball Splits Five-Set Matches With Brandeis, Roger Williams
    October 29, 2016
    WALTHAM, Mass.—The Babson College women's volleyball team concluded its regular season by splitting a pair of five-set matches on Saturday at Auerbach Arena. The Beavers suffered a 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-9, 15-8 loss to Roger Williams in their opening match before winning the final three sets to edge host Brandeis 22-25, 18-25, 25-14, 26-24, 15-11 in the nightcap.
  • Tri-Match Preview: Women's Volleyball at Brandeis/Roger Williams
    October 28, 2016
    SERIES HISTORY vs. Roger Williams Babson and Roger Williams will meet for the fourth consecutive season with the Hawks holding a slim 8-7 edge in the all-time series. The Beavers won both matches between the teams last year, including a three-set victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Match Preview: Women's Volleyball vs. Simmons
    October 26, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and Simmons will meet for the 23rd time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1980. The Beavers are 16-6 all-time against the Sharks and have won six consecutive matches between the teams since 1999.
  • Mackiewicz Leads Women's Volleyball Past Simmons in Three Sets
    October 26, 2016
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) hit .789 and led all players with 16 kills, eight digs and seven blocks to lift Babson College to a three-set sweep of visiting Simmons College, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23, in non-conference women's volleyball action on Thursday night at Staake Gymnasium.
  • Women's Volleyball Coasts Past Wheaton, 3-0
    October 25, 2016
    NORTON, Mass.—Senior Jenny Karnes (Houston, Texas) led all players with eight kills and sophomore Gizem Yilmaz (Istanbul, Turkey) recorded a career-high nine service aces to help visiting Babson College defeat Wheaton College in straight sets, 26-24, 25-10, 25-18, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's volleyball action on Tuesday night at Emerson Gym.
  • Match Preview: Women's Volleyball at Wheaton
    October 24, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and Wheaton will meet for the 47th time on Tuesday night in a series that dates back to 1980. The Beavers are 15-31 all-time against the Lyons but have won seven of the last nine matches between the teams.
  • Tournament Preview: Women's Volleyball at the New England Challenge
    October 22, 2016
    SERIES HISTORY vs. Williams Babson will take on Williams for the third consecutive season and fourth time overall on Saturday in Cambridge. The Beavers are 1-3 all-time against the Ephs following a four-set victory in the 2015 New England Challenge.
  • Women's Volleyball Suffers Losses to Williams, Tufts at New England Challenge
    October 22, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Babson College women's volleyball team wrapped up play at the New England Challenge with losses to Williams College and Tufts University at Rockwell Cage on the campus of MIT. The Beavers suffered a four-set defeat (27-29, 25-11, 26-24, 25-18) to the Ephs on Saturday morning and dropped a straight-set (25-12, 25-17, 25-18) decision to the Jumbos in the final match of the event.
  • Match Preview: Women's Volleyball vs. Middlebury
    October 21, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and Middlebury will meet for the second time this season and just the third time overall in a series that began in 2014. The Beavers are 0-2 all-time against the Panthers.
  • Women's Volleyball Topples Regionally-Ranked Middlebury in Four Sets
    October 21, 2016
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) hit .400 and finished with a career-high 17 kills, while first-year Elizabeth Cameron (El Dorado Hill, Calif.) dished out a career-best 47 assists as Babson College defeated visiting Middlebury College, 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 24-26, 25-14), in the opening match of the New England Challenge on Friday night at Staake Gymnasium.
  • Women's Volleyball to Hold "Olivia Strong" Night on Friday Against Middlebury
    October 20, 2016
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College women's volleyball team will hold "Olivia Strong" night in support of sophomore Olivia Brodt (Centerville, Mass.) when the team takes on Middlebury College on Friday at 7 p.m. inside Staake Gymnasium.
  • Women's Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision at MIT
    October 18, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Visiting Babson College was held to just 14 kills over the final two sets in a 3-0 loss (27-25, 25-17, 25-16) to MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's volleyball action on Tuesday night at Rockwell Cage.
  • Match Preview: Women's Volleyball at MIT
    October 17, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and MIT will meet for the 42nd time on Tuesday night in a series that dates back to 1976. The Beavers have won just five of the previous 41 matches, but four of the victories have come over the last three seasons.
  • Women's Volleyball Tops Regionally-Ranked Rivier, 3-0
    October 13, 2016
    NASHUA, N.H.—Senior Lorraine Mackiewicz (Edison, N.J.) and sophomore Gizem Yilmaz (Istanbul, Turkey) combined for 23 kills and 10 blocks while hitting .439 to help visiting Babson College sweep Rivier University, 25-18, 25-18, 25-22, in non-conference women's volleyball action on Thursday night at Muldoon Gym.
  • Match Preview: Women's Volleyball at Rivier
    October 12, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and Rivier will meet for the fifth time on Thursday in a series that dates back to 2003. The teams have split their four previous matches, including back-to-back five-set thrillers in 2011 and 2013.
  • Women's Volleyball Falls to Regionally-Ranked Tufts, 3-0
    October 11, 2016
    MEDFORD, Mass.—Tufts University got five or more kills from five different players on its way to defeating visiting Babson College in straight sets, 25-12, 25-15, 25-14, in non-conference women's volleyball action on Tuesday night at Cousens Gym.
  • Match Preview: Women's Volleyball at Tufts
    October 10, 2016
    THE SERIES Babson and Tufts will meet for the 16th time on Tuesday in a series that dates back to 1980. The Beavers picked up their first win over the Jumbos in program history last October.
  • Women's Volleyball Sweeps Wesleyan and Colby, Extends Winning Streak to Four
    October 08, 2016
    WATERVILLE, Maine—Babson College hit .277 as a team on its way to sweeping Wesleyan University and Colby College in non-conference women's volleyball action on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers opened with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-21 victory over the regionally-ranked Cardinals and then defeated the host Mules for the second time this fall, 25-12, 25-23, 25-20.
  • Tri-Match Preview: Women's Volleyball at Colby/Wesleyan
    October 07, 2016
    SERIES HISTORY vs. Wesleyan Babson is 1-3 all-time against the Cardinals in a series that dates back to 2009. After dropping the first three matches between the teams, the Beavers defeated Wesleyan, 3-0, at the Brandeis Invitational in 2013.
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