The Return of the Lasers

By Meghan Carroll – News Editor

Coach Al Eaton addresses the Women’s Lacrosse team during practice on October 14.
Photo by LJ VP Lafiura.

After almost eight months without sports, Lasell athletes are finally returning to practice; with some guidelines and restrictions, of course. By October 18, not only have fall sports been cleared to practice, non-traditional fall teams such as men’s and women’s basketball, lacrosse, and baseball can as well.

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First-year two-sport athlete finds upside during COVID-19

By Meghan Carroll & Taylor VilesNews Editor and Sports Editor

Sarah Milne is looking forward to her first season as a Laser.
Photo by: Taylor Viles

Sports play an important role in life for many people. Due to COVID-19, the enjoyment of sports was abruptly taken away. Athletes were affected by the guidelines and restrictions of the virus. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) canceled its 2020 spring season due to the spike in cases, not thinking the same precautions would continue into the following semester.

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GNAC comes to a halt due to pandemic

By Taylor VilesSports Editor


Usually busy with athletes, the Athletic Center is now home to equipment from the Edwards Gym until sports come back in session.
Photo by Taylor Viles

On March 13, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) opted to cancel the remainder of its spring season. The decision was made to protect student-athletes, fans and other athletic personnel.

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COVID-19 creates challenges for recruiting

By Taylor Viles – 1851 Staff

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In his Lasell debut, Bill Uberti coaches his team to a victory. Photo courtesy of Taylor Viles.

Among the wave of changes COVID-19 has brought to the athletics’ world, is an issue that will be present for years to come across every collegiate athletics program. The NCAA has granted every spring athlete, regardless of class, another year of eligibility.  

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Canceled spring sports creates new opportunity

By: Josh Wolmer- 1851 Staff

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With the college sports world coming to a close, athletes everywhere are looking to see what the next step is. Senior Amanda Ortiz leads her basketball team into the locker room after the final home game of this season. Photo by: Adam Hallenbeck

On March 11, the sports world was rocked as NBA star Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus.  As a result, sports league presidents and commissioners had no choice but to suspend all play of their season until after this pandemic ends.  

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