Fall 17 sports preview: Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, XC Reply

By Cassidy Murray and Brian Cohen – Sports Editor and 1851 Staff

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Field Hockey has an 8-1 record and is 3-0 in conference play. Photo courtesy of Emily Machado.

Women’s Field Hockey  is off to an 8-1 start, marking a school record. This is following a successful season where the team finished 12-7, making it to the GNAC semi-finals.

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Machado takes home second SID award Reply

By Brian Cohen – 1851 Staff

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Sports Information Director Emily Machado will be honored as GNAC SID of the Year on October 14. Photo courtesy of Emily Machado. 

On October 14, Emily Machado will be honored as GNAC Sports Information Director of the year at halftime of the women’s soccer game during Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend. This will be her second award received at Lasell.

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Sports Hall of Fame: honoring a legacy Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor

The Athletic Department and Development and Alumni Office will be hosting the first Induction Ceremony for their new athletics Hall of Fame on October 13 in de Witt Hall. Since Lasell joined the NCAA in 1998, the Hall of Fame is an “Exciting next step in the athletic program,” said Athletic Director Kristy Walter. “It is time to have this as a piece of our history, and recognize the individual and team success that we have had, in a short amount of time; it is a way to honor athletes, keep them connected to Lasell and inspir,e current and future athletes to reach to those heights,” she said.

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Pino and Yandow take the GNAC by storm Reply

By Colin Froment and Aimee Forman – 1851 Staff 

Junior Taylor Yandow and sophomore Vanessa Pino earned the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week this past month for their outstanding athletic performances.  Both players have won the award twice this season — Yandow was named GNAC Player of the Week two weeks in a row.  More…

Men’s volleyball sets sights on GNAC Reply

By Cassidy Murray – 1851 Staff

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Sophomore Saunoa Afoa leaps to return a ball during a match against Springfield College on March 7. Photo courtesy of Lasell Athletics

The Lasell men’s volleyball team started its 2017 season with a bang, winning nine straight matches and dropping only one set to Endicott College at the Johnson and Wales University Invitational. Even after losing their first match at Ramapo College the Lasers continued on to win seven straight matches. At the time of publication the team is 19-4 and 4-0 in conference play.

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Athletics Hall of Fame planned for Lasell Reply

By Cassidy Murray & Lane Sulzer – 1851 Staff

The Lasell Athletic Department recently announced the creation of the Hall of Fame for exceptional student-athletes elected by a committee of appointed committee members. An induction ceremony will occur every two years on Family, Friends and Alumni weekend with a minimum of two members every year and a maximum of five inductees. The committee has invited any Lasell student, alumni, or fan to nominate student-athletes that they deem worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame.   More…

Basketball Senior Day: A coach’s perspective Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald & James Payne – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

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Senior Armin Omanovic (Left), Yordan Villalon (Center) and John Powell (Right) were honored during Senior Day in February. Photo Courtesy of Lasell Athletics.

Senior Day: an annual college sporting event commemorating the seniors on each team for their hard work over four years. However, the men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated Senior Day with no four-year seniors on either roster. The women’s team had no seniors while the men’s team had three; Armin Omanovic, John Powell, and Yordan Villalon. None of the three played at Lasell for four years.

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