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Soccer Alumni Spotlight | Jim Babashak '80

Jim Babashak
Jim Babashak

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Jim Babashak '80 was a three-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference First Team selection in men's soccer.  Babashak earned his All-ODAC honors consecutively in 1977, 1978 and 1979.  Jim graduated from Hampden-Sydney in 1980 with a degree in biology, and his son, Vince, is a member of the College's Class of 2019.  Vince majored in history with a minor in rhetoric, and will work for Ryan Homes as a project supervisor, according to his proud father.

Name: Jim Babashak
Hometown: Falls Church, Va.
Years at H-SC: 1976-1980
Position: Sweeper
Current Residence: Midlothian, Va.
Current Occupation: Sales Representative, DWK Life Sciences

Why did you choose H-SC?
The academic reputation and the soccer program.

What are your greatest memories at Hampden-Sydney?
Seeing my son (Vince) graduate from H-SC on May 11, 2019! Teammates, fraternity brothers and classmates. I would like to say my academic performance, but that would be a violation of the H-SC Honor Code!

How has H-SC helped you in your life after college?
It provided a well-rounded education that has served me well over the last 39 years.

What advice would you give to the current Hampden-Sydney men's soccer team?
Enjoy every minute playing and practicing. The day comes when you can no longer play the game, and you stand on the sidelines watching the alumni game.

Royals Down Tigers 3-1
October 17, 2018 Royals Down Tigers 3-1
Soccer Falls at Randolph-Macon
September 26, 2018 Soccer Falls at Randolph-Macon
Tigers Defeat Shenandoah 2-1
September 22, 2018 Tigers Defeat Shenandoah 2-1
Tigers Take Down Averett
September 12, 2018 Tigers Take Down Averett