By Matt Ferris – 1851 Staff
Last spring the men’s lacrosse team came close to making history, being the first men’s lacrosse team at Lasell to win a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) title. The men squared up against the Saints of Emmanuel College in the GNAC Championship game. It was a nail biting game. In the end, the Saints earned the victory over the Lasers with a final score of 14 – 13, proving it was a true battle for the GNAC title.
The team now moves into their fall ball season, which has a different feel compared to previous fall seasons. “The mindset of the team coming into this season was revenge,” said senior captain Anthony Saitta.
There is clearly more determination in the minds of the players as they prepare for the regular season. This fall ball season is all business. The team is motivated to make history and bring home their first GNAC title. “The team is very hungry for the title this year after what happened last year,” said Saitta.
After losing seven seniors from last year’s squad, it has become the role of this year’s upperclassmen to set the tone for the younger and new players.
“Being a captain is a great title to have but it doesn’t sway my work ethic at all. I bring the same 110 percent effort every time I step onto that field and I think all the younger guys see that, and see how bad us upperclassmen want it. Our attitude certainly sets the tone for them,” said Saitta.
The fall season includes a handful of games to get the team in shape for the regular season. The team opened the fall season with the alumni game on Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend. The Lasers beat Gordon College but lost to Wheaton College and will conclude their fall season with an inter-squad scrimmage on Sunday, October 30.