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 2015–2019 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.
Upcoming Bengal Backer Meetings
- September 25, 2019
- October 24, 2019
- November 20, 2019 (POSTPONED)
- December 4, 2019
- January 16, 2020
- February 12, 2020
- April 1, 2020 (Board nominations)
- May 20, 2020 (Board elections)
All meetings take place in the Wellness Center Upper School classroom and begin at 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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 2018–2019 Bengal Backers
Tracy & William H. Blais
Yulin & Chengta Chou
Barbara A. Fox '80
The Heath Family
Kathleen & George Kazen
Nicole Lambrenos McDonald & Steven McDonald
Ann & Francis X. McMahon
Advocacy Solutions & Rebecca Morency Warr '91 and Ronald Warr
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ng
Hall of Fame
Ann Marie and Peter Donnelly
Nancy & Richmond Chace
Monique & Michael Dezotell
Barbara & Christopher Ferraro
Anne L. Sullivan Hird '77
Melanie Elizabeth Laurito '89
Kimberly McDonough Leandre '91 and Richard Leandre
Maureen R. Myers '86
Kimberly & Jerry O'Connell
Lynne Palmisciano '86 & Peter McIntyre
Gregory & Rachel Pare
Michele & Brian Pelletier
Kristen & David Raposa
Mary & Manuel Vales
Amy & Jason Buchanan
Donna & Carlos M. Cabral
Janet & Joseph Cassiere
Kathleen & David Cloxton
The Conley Family
Margaret R. Cummings
Gina Monaco DiGregorio '86 & Pasquale DiGregorio
Kimberly Higgins & Tommy Higgins
Mrs. Julia & Dr. Christopher Joncas
Alyssa & Stephen Kopech
Janine & Michael Lairmore
Tracey & James Medeiros
Melissa Albanese Palumbo '91 & Christopher Palumbo
Veronica & Patrick Sheridan
Dr. Eleanor Summerhill & Mr. Joseph O'Hearn
Donna & Robert Tamburro
Melissa & Peter Thomas
Jennifer & David Waycott
Tammy & Scott Weaver
Dr. Jeanne Ziter & Dr. David Bourassa
Gina Ottaviano Clement '87 & Robert Clement
Jan & Buckley Cooney
Tammy and Robert David
Audrey C. Feld
Nicolle & Jason Greene
Joana & Howard King
Dana Cunningham Maciel '84 & Glenn Maciel
Ms. Sharon Mulligan & Mrs. Brian Donnelly
Lynda Owens Nelson '87 & David Nelson
Ellen McKee Staebler '88 & Michael Staebler
Kimberly Tuchon & David Miller