Bengal Backers

Bay View Golf Team walking to golf course

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
  • 2020-2021 Bengal Backer Meetings to be announced

More Than a Game

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.

Membership Levels

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 2018–2019 Bengal Backers


Tracy & William H. Blais
Pamela Chin
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
Michael Curran
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
Christina Palo 
Gregory & Rachel Pare
Michele & Brian Pelletier
Kristen & David Raposa
Mary & Manuel Vales

All Star

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



David Barros
Gina Ottaviano Clement '87 & Robert Clement
Jan & Buckley Cooney
Tammy and Robert David
Audrey C. Feld
Kristine Ferro
Mary Gerhard
Nicolle & Jason Greene
Heather Heitmueller
Debi Jaques
Joana & Howard King
Dana Cunningham Maciel '84 & Glenn Maciel
Ms. Sharon Mulligan & Mrs. Brian Donnelly
Lynda Owens Nelson '87 & David Nelson
Heather O'Brien
Ellen McKee Staebler '88 & Michael Staebler
Scott Sullivan
Anna Troino
Kimberly Tuchon & David Miller
Jennifer Wasson


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."