Ben Putnam


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 6-5
  • Hometown Boston, Massachusetts
  • High School Needham High School

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  • Son of Beth and Dean Putnam
  • Has one sibling: Kelly
  • Lettered three times in volleyball at Needham High School
  • Also played basketball at small forward and as a striker in soccer
  • In volleyball, earned 2021 Maine Player of the Year honors
  • Part of Maine State championship team in 2021
  • Also was named Boston Glove/Herald All-Scholastic
  • Plans to continue volleyball career after graduation, live on the West Coast and play golf
  • Enjoys beach volleyball, golf, chess and cheering for Boston sports teams
  • Winning state title in 2021 after Covid cancelled the 2020 season is his greatest thrill in sports to date
  • Was president of the chess club, vice president of the business in sports club, a member of the National Honor Society, the French club and was a four-year honor roll student in high school