Gallery: Founders Day 2013 Reply

Photos by Natalie Kfoury

Lasell College celebrated its 162nd birthday, otherwise known as Founders Day. Valentine Dining Hall served cupcakes, cookies, and punch, as well as recognized the college’s history with vintage photos hung around the dining hall.The event was host by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Board of Management.

Lasell was founded as Auburndale Female Seminary by Edward Lasell in 1851. The school was renamed Lasell Female Seminary in 1852. In 1932, the school was renamed to Lasell Junior College. Two-year associates degrees were offered from 1943-1989, until the college became a four-year institution. In 1997, Lasell began admitting male students. Five years later in 2002, the college began offering Master’s degrees.

Gallery: women’s soccer GNAC championship Reply

Photos by Tom Horak

The women’s soccer team defeated Suffolk University 6-1 in the GNAC championship. The victory gives the women’s team its fourth straight conference title, a Lasell record. Junior Bridget Lynch scored three goals in the match, giving her the Lasell single-season scoring record of 33 goals. Her twin sister Kayla scored twice in the match.

Gallery: men’s soccer GNAC championship Reply

Photos by Tom Horak

The men’s soccer team fell to Johnson & Wales in the GNAC championship at Taylor Field. JWU defeated the Lasers 5-3 in penalty kicks after the two teams were tied 3-3 through 110 minutes. Lasell lead 3-1 after 75 minutes of play thanks to goals from junior Manny Alves, sophomore Conor Fitzgerald, and senior Mike Skelton. The Wildcats tied the match with back-to-back goals within two minutes of each other with ten minutes remaining in regulation. After a scoreless overtime, Johnson & Wales opened penalty kicks with a goal. Lasell missed its first penalty kick, which proved to be the difference maker in the match.