Student dreams of running marathon Reply

Meghan Missett, a Lasell senior, is a runner with hopes to one day compete in the Boston Marathon.
Photo Courtesy of Kayla McKenna

By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor 

Each year on Marathon Monday, thousands of run­ners pass the Lasell College campus on their journey from Hopkinton to Bos­ton. As the runners turn from Route 16 to Com­monwealth Ave, hundreds of Lasell students line the road to cheer on the ath­letes. While most students are happy being spectators of the Boston Marathon, senior Meghan Missett dreams of running the 26.2 mile route in the future.

Missett, who is a mem­ber of the Lasell track and cross-country teams, typical­ly runs 3-12 miles each day. One of the routes she runs on a regular basis includes Com­monwealth Ave. at roughly the 17.5-mile mark of the marathon she hopes to com­pete in some day. More…

Rugby starts season 2-0 after win at Nichols Reply

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

After a dominant 36-0 win over Rhode Island College back on April 1st, the Lasell College Rugby team continued its winning ways by defeating Nichols College 14-0 on April 6th. Junior Antonio Nesbitt contributed to most of the scoring, scoring a try and a conversion. Sophomore Ricky Hawkes added to the Lasers’ lead with a second half try.

Lasell opened the scoring with a Nesbitt try in the first half. Sophomore Joe Gately was successful with the conversion, putting the Lasers up 7-0. Lasell’s defense was strong throughout the first half, as they prevented the Bison from scoring. More…

Women’s lax dominates Reply

The lady Lasers rolled against Anna Maria College, winning 21-1 on the strength of six goals from junior Ashley Slattery.
Photo courtesy of Todd Montana

By Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

The lady Lasers lacrosse team came back from an early hole to defeat the Uni- versity of Maine Farmington 16-6 on March 25, at Grellier Field.

After the Beavers took a 2-0 lead to start the game, Lasell came back with a vengeance. Junior Ashley Slattery catapult- ed the Lasers onto the board first at 18:53, sparking a 5-0 run by Lasell. Farmington struck back with a goal at 1:33, but Lasell scored two goals in the final 22 seconds to take a 7-3 lead into the locker room.

Slattery and sophomore Britney Wuorio each scored a pair of goals in the 7-1 run to end the half. Wuorio finished with five goals while Slattery completed the hat trick.

After the break, the teams traded scores before Lasell pulled away. With the Lasers up 9-5, sophomore Bridget Ryan (three goals) found the back of the net at 17:08, the first of five unanswered goals for the home team.
Lasell’s record is 6-1 on the year.

Baseball, softball teams train in Florida Reply

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

While many students used spring break to travel or get away from school, the Lasell College baseball and softball teams travellled to Florida not to soak up the sun, but to prepare for the upcoming season. Because of the New England weather, the teams are stuck inside the gym for most of the preseason practices. The trip south to warm weather almost guarantees the teams playing 10 games each.

“Our spring trip to Florida is a major part of our season,” said Greg Harjula, head coach of the baseball team. “We use the trip as a time to see what improve- ments players have made since the fall and to figure out who our best nine players are for the remainder of our season.” Harjula added that the wide range of competition allows the coaching staff to evaluate every player in multiple games. More…

Saints’ bounties expose hypocrisy Reply

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

After a lengthy investigation, the NFL has handed multiple suspensions and fines to the New Orleans Saints for con- ducting a “bounty program” for the past three seasons. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams conducted a program from 2009-2011 in which play- ers were rewarded thousands of dollars for knocking players out of games. Other coaches and personnel were aware of the program, but didn’t intervene.

After much evaluation, the NFL suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for the entire 2012 season. Other suspensions include Ex- Saints (and current Rams) defensive coordinator Williams (who was suspended indefinitely), Saints general manager Mickey Loomis (eight regular-season games), and Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt (six regular-season games). The Saints must also forfeit their second- round picks in the 2012 and 2013 NFL drafts, as well as pay a $500,000 fine. More…

Men’s lax routs Wentworth Reply

Senior Pat Bresnahan scored a goal and added an assist as the men’s lacrosse team scored 16 goals against Wentworth in its home opener on St. Patrick’s Day.
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By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

The men’s lacrosse team picked up its second win of the season with a 16-7 shellacking of Wentworth Institute of Technology on St. Patrick’s Day. More…

Lasell Women’s BBall picks up senior night win Reply

Lasell’s women’s basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season in a non-conference blowout against the Lesley Linx, 63-41 on senior night at Lasell.

Seniors Jo Bishop (So. Burlington, VT), Kelsey Converse (Laconia, NH) and Kara Hinthorne (Rockland, MA) were all honored with flowers in a ceremony before the game.  The trio of seniors were also in the starting lineup for the Lasers.

As the game began the teams traded baskets for the first six minutes.  With Lesley leading 13-12, Justine Ryan (Norwood, MA) hit back to back threes to give Lasell the 18-13 lead.  The Lasers would not look back. More…