Jim Fisher '83, P'14

Sport Played: Soccer

Year Inducted: 2009 (12th induction class)

Accomplishments: A four-year standout during the most successful stretch in Babson Athletics history, Fisher left an indelible mark on the men's soccer program. Individually, he was a NEISL All-Star Selection and a First Team All-New England honoree in 1981 and 1982, and after the latter season was named NSCAA All-America First Team- a distinction only four others share in Babson soccer history. His 15 goals and 12 assists for 42 career points ranked 11th on the Beavers' all-time list upon his graduation in 1983 and are tied for 26th today. However, where Fisher truly left his mark was in the NCAA Tournament, where he propelled Babson to two consecutive National Championships in his first two collegiate seasons. As a freshman in 1979, he scored the game's only goal in the fourth overtime of a 1-0 victory over Lock Haven State in the National Semifinals, and followed that up by netting the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Glassboro State in the National Championship game. Fisher's flair for the dramatic continued the following year, as he assisted on the game-winning score in a 1-0 overtime victory over Scranton in the 1980 National Championship game. As a result, Babson became the first Division III school in the country to have three national titles to its credit. In total, Fisher helped Babson post a spectacular 52-13-9 record while earning four straight NCAA Tournament bids during his career.

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