Tristan Davis – Sports Editor
If you asked me if I thought I’d be writing this column when I applied here last fall, I’d probably think you were in-sane. Yet, here I am. I’d think you were even crazier if you said “You’re going to be the new Sports Editor for The 1851 Chronicle.” But once again, here I am.
My name is Tristan Davis and I’m a freshman at Lasell. I’m probably really easy to spot in a crowd, because I’m 6’6” and colorblind. The colorblindness is important because I’m likely wearing something that doesn’t match at all now that I don’t have my mom to pick out all my clothes for me.
I was born in Rochester, NY and I grew up playing baseball and volleyball. Luckily, Lasell has a volleyball team so I plan on trying out in the winter. I have a 27-year-old brother who likes to walk around thinking he’s better at sports than I am (he is) and a 21-year-old sister who also loves to write and critique my work. You could say I’m both extremely blessed and extremely cursed.
I joined my high school newspaper my sophomore year and had my own column junior year. It wasn’t until senior year that I was selected as the Sports Editor, which was why I was so shocked when I was asked my first year in college. But alas, writing is something I love to do and something I plan on doing for as long as I can.
Lasell has definitely proved itself to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Sundae Sundays are gift from the ice cream gods, and the renovations in Woodland have made my stay much nicer than anticipated.
All of the athletic facilities are great and it’s helped my parents a ton knowing how safe this area of Massachusetts is. But what stands out to me the most are the people. The students, the faculty, and the workers here have got to be the politest and friendliest group of people I’ve ever met.
As a freshman, I’m excited that I can watch a new group of athletes and sports teams play this year. I went to lots of games in high school and I’m certainly not going to stop now. I’ve already gotten a chance to see both men’s and women’s soccer as well as women’s volleyball and rugby.
I’ll end my column by saying this: although Lasell has made my first few months eventful, interesting, and informa- tive, I’m looking forward to the people I meet, what I do, and what I learn. Feel free to say hello if you see me around. I’ll be the guy unknowingly wearing red and purple and eating my third sundae of the day.