The Beavers of Babson College
The Beavers of Babson College are out of Wellesley, Massachusetts. The school of just over three thousand people is known for its prestigious entrepreneurial school, but both the men’s and women’s soccer teams have achieved success on the national level. Green and white are the colors of the Beavers, and their mascot is Biz E. Beaver who is the grandson of the mascot of MIT named Tim the Beaver. Founder Roger Babson graduated from MIT before founding the school.
The men’s soccer team has won three national championships and twelve conference championships. Several soccer stars came from Babson including Dan Pucci who graduated in 1998. Pucci was one of six Division III players to earn Umbro Senior All-Star status. Their conference is the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) which is at NCAA Division III level. Hockey is a sport the Beavers excel in as well, appearing in the conference championship more often than not in the last decade. In 2011 the men’s golf team won the conference title for the New England Collegiate Conference.
All in all, there are twenty-two varsity sports programs at Babson College. The soccer field, Hartwell-Roger Field, is named after a couple of athletic hall of famers Bob Hartwell and Bill Rogers and can hold up to twelve hundred spectators. There are also facilities for softball, tennis, rugby, swimming, baseball, and basketball. The Babson Globe is a notable landmark on campus, and at one point it was the largest rotating globe in the world at twenty-five tons.