BEVERLY, Mass.—Babson College seniors Abby Beecher (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Shannon Roseen (Malden, Mass.) were two of 33 players selected to participate in the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Senior Classic All-Star Game and Skills competition.
This year's event, which is being held on Sunday at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., will begin with the skills competition at 10:30 a.m. The all-star game will follow at 12:30 p.m.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Year and an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honorable mention selection, Beecher will go down as one of the top defensive specialists in program history. She totaled 520 digs and averaged 4.44 digs per set while leading the team with a career-high 55 service aces in 35 matches this past fall.
Beecher, who owns the top digs per set average (4.47) in Babson history, ranks second on the program's career list with 1,358 digs. She also is the only player in program annals to record 500 or more digs in multiple seasons.
The lone four-year member of the Beavers' senior class, Roseen totaled career-high numbers in kills (239) and points (257.0) while helping the program reach the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons. She averaged 2.39 kills and a .209 hitting percentage in a career-best 32 matches this past fall.
Roseen ranks 11th on the school's all-time list with 655 kills and is 16th on the program's career points list (735.0). Additionally, she helped the Green and White capture two NEWMAC Tournament championships and was a part of a school-record 94 wins her time at Babson.
The Beavers finished the year at 26-9 overall after winning the NCAA Tournament Babson Park Regional title and reaching the Division III national quarterfinals for the first time in school history earlier this month.