Lasers say goodbye to Ricky Igbani

By LJ VP LaFiura – 1851 Contributor

Ricky Igbani speaks with junior Zachary Kirsch and sophomore Franklin Torres during a cross country meet. Photo Courtesy of Franklin Torres

After going on leave in January, head coach of track and field Ricky Igbani officially resigned his coaching duties on February 24 because of a family matter. He has spent the last two semesters in charge of the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field teams.

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Baseball and softball programs make trip to sunshine state

By Kaie Quigley & LJ VP LaFiura – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributor

Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the slew of regulations that followed, the baseball and softball programs traditionally would fundraise through events at Boston College and Gillette Stadium to fund team trips to Florida over spring break. These annual trips returned this spring after a two-year hiatus, due to the relaxation of COVID protocols both on campus and nationwide.

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Men’s Lacrosse hopeful for continued success

By Rebecca Osowski – Features Editor

The Men’s Lacrosse team has made it to the Great Northeastern Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament every year since 2011, excluding the 2020 season that was canceled due to COVID-19. Coming off a GNAC Championship, a National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament appearance, and playing under new head coach Dieter Treusdell, the Lasers hope to continue their success and take home another championship.

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Expectations still high for young baseball team

By Nico Manganiello & Zack Laware – 1851 Contributors

Photos courtesy of Beth Rioles

After a heart-breaking 7-6 loss in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) semifinals last season, the baseball team returns to play with 16 first-year athletes. But despite the inexperience of the team, expectations are still high. “Our goal is to win the [GNAC],” senior captain Matt Bischof said.

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Lasers lose White Ribbon game against Sharks

By Kaie Quigley – Co-Editor-in-Chief

All photos by Joe Giacco

Saturday afternoon, the women’s lacrosse team took a 15-7 loss against the Simmons University Sharks at Grellier Field. Seniors Sophia Gadsden and Sydney Brady lead the offense for the Lasers, combining for five of the seven goals. Gadsden scored a hat trick and Brady had two scores. Senior goalie Devin Zambruno tallied 17 saves in the loss.

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Lasell rallies late but falls short against Emerson

By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor

All photos by Joe Giacco

Senior midfielder Jordan Hines of the men’s lacrosse team tallied his second hat trick during a 12-9 non-conference setback to Emerson Thursday afternoon at Grellier Field.

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Women’s Lax drops season opener to Colby-Sawyer

By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor

All photos by Joe Giacco

The women’s lacrosse team suffered a 15-8 defeat against Colby-Sawyer College at Grellier Field on Wednesday in their first conference matchup of the season. Senior attack Sophia Gadsden and senior midfielder Sydney Brady led the way for the Lasers. Gadsden had three goals and one assist and Brady scored twice on the day.

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