When Liam Hanlon (Boxborough, Mass.) heard Babson wasn’t going to have a 2020 season on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, he faced a quick decision.
He conferred with his teammates and they reached a collective choice: take the fall semester off, maintain a year of eligibility and fill the time with an internship, playing with a U-23 team or some other pursuit.
"That was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made," said Hanlon.
It’s safe to say Babson head coach Jon Anderson (Scituate, Mass.) wholeheartedly agrees after getting the center back for the 2022 campaign as a fifth-year senior. Hanlon’s not just any player. He’s a four-year starter, two-year captain, two-time All-NEWMAC First Team pick and one-time United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team selection.