Educating and empowering young women since 1874

Bengal Backers

Bay View Golf Team walking to golf course

Great Things Are Happening Because of You

Every sport receives our support — so we need yours. Bengal Backers raises money primarily through membership dues and donations. Every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a big difference for our student athletes. Whether their goals are fun and fitness throughout Bay View or they aspire to play at the next level, by joining Bengal Backers you are helping to ensure a dynamic and competitive athletic program for our athletes now and for years to come.

Playing Our Part

BENGAL BACKERS is a team of parents, grandparents, alumnae, staff and fans who collectively support all Bay View sports. Our mission is to subsidize the athletic budget, by providing equipment, uniforms and resources to assist our student athletes so they perform at the highest competitive level in their respective sport. Like any team, we are stronger together. When needs arise, Bengal Backers can meet those needs better than any one team could do alone.

During the 2015–2017 school years, we were able to meet every request by providing the following:

  • New equipment team bags to Field Hockey, LAX, Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field, and Swimming.
  • A new sound system for all outdoor sports to utilize.
  • A new starting system and meet manager tracking system for the Swim team.
  • A new scorers’ table for all sports, a warm up pitching mound and 3 sets of plyometric box sets.
  • 3 video cameras so that our coaches are able to film competitions and use valuable game footage as a teaching tool.
  • An equipment trailer for our Crew program to use during regattas.

2018-2019 Meeting Dates

  • October 2nd
  • November 8th 
  • December 18th
  • January 22nd - POSTPONED
  • March 25th
  • April 30th
  • June 4th

Meetings take place from 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM in the Athletic Wellness Center.


The benefits of playing a sport at St. Mary Academy – Bay View extend far beyond the field. This where young women learn the true meaning of courage, confidence and endurance. It is where they experience the importance of practice, patience and persistence, and where they learn to be leaders as they challenge themselves and others to work harder, dig deeper and achieve more than ever before. Most importantly, sports give young women the opportunity to be part of a team. There is nothing as powerful as many unique individuals working together toward one common goal.

Membership Levels

Legend Member

Legend $500+

  • (4) season passes to volleyball and basketball
  • Listing in athletic banquet program
  • Recognition on the St. Mary Academy - Bay View website

Hall of Fame Member

Hall of Fame $200–$499

  • (2) season passes to volleyball and basketball
  • Listing in the athletic banquet program
  • Recognition on the St. Mary Academy - Bay View website

All Star Member

All Star $100–$199

  • Listing in the athletic banquet program
  • Recognition on the St. Mary Academy - Bay View website

MVP Member

MVP $50–$99

  • Recognition on the St. Mary Academy - Bay View website

Bengal Fan

All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Bengal Backers Board Members


President - Peter Thomas 

Vice President - Jason Buchanan

Secretary - Mary Ann Quinn

Treasurer - Brian Pelletier 

Marketing/Promotion - Mary Vales

Volunteers/Concession - Monique Dezotell 

Questions? Contact the Bengal Backers directly.

Thank you to the 2016 - 2017 Bengal Backers


Mary Ann and Richard Federico
Nicole Lambrenos McDonald and Steven McDonald
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ng
Ann and Frank McMahon
Rebecca Murray '00

Hall of Fame

Allison and Jeff Grenier
Christine and Jamie Kuzman
Kimberly McDonough Leandre '91 and Richard Leandre
Rebecca Morency Warr '91 and Ronald Warr
Ann Marie and Peter Donnelly
Donna and Peter Lombardi
Dr. Louise DiChiara Pastore '78
Ann and George Zainyeh
Colleen and William Magill
Christina and Mickey Noland
Jennifer Wasson
John Hurst

All Star

Cecilia and Carlos Botelho
Lisa Silva DaSilva '91 and Charlie DaSilva
Holly and Robert Grenier
Michele and Brian Pelletier
Inga and John Russell
Anita Solomon
Erica Pappas Cross '84 and Stephen Cross
Lisa and David Bain
Heidi and Gregory Cianfarani
Jan and Buckley Cooney
Deanna and Robert M. DiSalvo
Karin Salisbury Duprey '86 and Sean Duprey
Katherine Sharman Egan '87 and James Egan
Cheryl and Frank Mattos
Lynne Palmisciano McIntyre '86 and Peter McIntyre
Beth and Ken Sirmalis
Maria Morin
Michael and Melissa Curran
Barbara and Mark Parisella
Donna Keough Mello
Theresa Kling
Dawn and John Vaillancourt


Carol and Bruce Castigliego
Tammy and Robert David
Barbara and Robert DeSantis-Beer
Terese and Kevin Dillon
Drs. Mary Gaffney and James Gleason
Margaret and Paulo Moreira
Bonnie Morency-Lima
Heather O'Brien
Beverly and David L. Pendrak
Isadodelis Tejada-Guzman
Miny and Roberto Ortiz
Mary Ann and Thomas Quinn
Susan and Gary Rugg
Donna and Robert Tamburro
Cristina Veloso and Thomas Haronian
Kathi Moore
Ruben Perez, Jr.

Jen Wasson







Athletic Director
401.434.0113 ext. 130

"Bay View Athletics utilizes the sports arena to develop respectful, educated, responsible, socially aware, and confident young women through high level competitive programs."