Lady Lasers begin fall season 1

Above, Molly Fitzgerald handles the ball in a women’s soccer game earlier this month against Becker. Photo By Brandon Chase

By Zach GraySports Editor

With the start of the fall semester comes the start of women’s athletics here at Lasell. Af­ter winning back-to-back GNAC titles, the Lasell women’s soccer team looks to capture its third straight conference title. Ranked number one in the GNAC coaches’ preseason poll, the Lasers have a lot on their plate this upcoming season. More…

Love at first sight Reply

By Zach GraySports Editor

This summer has been full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and uncertainty, all involving one relationship. Well, the uncertainty really began a year ago in Sep­tember. Everything sort of went downhill, as my expectations were too high. Perhaps it’d be easier to explain this relationship from the beginning.

From the moment I laid eyes on her, I was in love. Though I was young and she was much older, something about her ap­pealed to me. It could have been her looks, maybe her athleticism, or even her ambi­tions. Whatever it was, an inseparable bond formed between us. More…

Rugby shines on Senior Day Reply

Senior Geoff Oliveira left the game at the end of the first half after a hard tackle that resulted in a concussion.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor

At the one and only home game of the spring season, the Lasell College Rugby Club defeated the Rams of Framingham State, 21-12. A pre-game ceremony recog­nizing the seniors of Lasell Rugby started off the afternoon.

Senior Boulos Abdallah received the open­ing kickoff from Framingham State, but the ball was quickly turned over. The Rams capitalized on the early chance, as they scored the first points of the game with a try. The conversion kick was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 5-0. More…

The Celtics are back Reply

Zac Vierra — Copy Editor

With the NBA playoffs on the horizon, the Boston Celtics have as good a shot as any­one to make it to the NBA Finals.

Back at the start of the season, they were practically giving Celtics tickets away, and I was taking advantage, averaging about a game a week.

I didn’t go because I thought the Celt­ics were contenders, I went because I thought it would be the last time to see the big three play together. And every once in a while, if you caught them on a good night, they could produce a throwback performance. But most of the time they looked old.

Somehow, some way, the C’s have changed. Now they are playing like the Celtics of old. They are a force to be reckoned with and here’s why: More…

How times have changed Reply

By Zach Gray — Sports Editor 

At the start of the new millennium, there were many questions concerning the state of the Boston Red Sox and their home field. The team wasn’t enjoying full success, as the 1999 American League Championship Series was the furthest the team had reached in nearly a decade. Ownership was consider­ing building a new stadium and demolishing the sacred ground known as Fenway Park.

Uncertainty changed to hope in 2002 when New England Sports Ventures, a group of investors including John Henry and Tom Werner purchased the historic franchise. Their plans included the renovation of Fen­way Park, increased attendance, and most importantly, a World Series title. More…

Men’s volleyball finishes season strong Reply

The men's volleyball team finished their season with a 3-0 win against Mount Ida. Vicenty Ithier goes for the kill for the Lasers.
Photo by Kristina Kaufmann

By Sarah Andler —1851 Staff

The men’s volleyball team completed its season with a strong 3-0 victory over Mount Ida, winning the sets 25-11, 25-15, and 25-15. Junior Alex Mill led the offense with 12 kills, as freshman Matt Dugan added 24 assists. Ida’s Spencer Hastings led his team with eight digs. More…

Softball team swept on senior day Reply

By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor

The Rivier College softball team spoiled the final regular season home games for seniors Talia DeChiara, Jacqui Saluti and Marissa McHugh, losing 11-7 and 13-4 in a doubleheader on Sunday, April 22.

In the first game of a the twin bill, Rivier quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning thanks to RBI doubles by sophomores Catherine Roy and Kelsey Goodridge, and junior Melissa Mercier. The Raiders tacked on two more runs in the second inning and three in the fourth to increase their lead to 10-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth. Lasell starter, junior Alison Saluti, pitched 3.1 innings, allowed 10 runs (all of them earned) on 10 hits, while striking out three and walk­ing two batters. More…

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…