Women’s lacrosse: new team, same goal

By Matt Ferris – 1851 Staff

Last year the Lasell women’s lacrosse team won its second Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship title in the last three years. The women faced the number two seeded team in the conference, the Johnson and Wales University Wildcats. The fourth ranked Lasers upset the Wild- cats, 12-9 in regulation.

This year, the team had a complete makeover. The team lost seven seniors and gained 10 freshmen.

“We have a lot of new freshmen and want to get everyone familiar with each other in the fall so that we are ready to get right to work,” said senior Bridget Delaney. The women used this fall as a chance to mesh together with new players. Three of the seven graduated seniors made the All-Tournament team last year, including Ashlee Pechulis, Bridget Munnelly, and Lisi Anczok. This means that the team will be looking for new players to step up and take their place this spring.

Senior goalkeeper Brooke Bergeron is looking forward to her last season with some new faces. “Since we are defending a title now, it’s nice to have the fresh players out there that our competition hasn’t seen before,” said Bergeron. “It gives us a little bit of an edge.”

After coming off such a successful season, the Lasers look to build off their accomplishments and strive to win a second straight GNAC title as well as get past the first round of the NCAA tournament.

“Our goal every year is to win the GNAC. Most of the team knows now what it feels like to win the championship and I know we can all agree that – it is one of the best feelings as a college athlete,” said Delaney.

This spring season kicks off on March 2.

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