Intramurals: Everything you need to know

By Taylor Viles Sports Editor

Players pose for a group picture following the spring intramural basketball championship. Photo courtesy of Conner Peters

Many students’ dreams of playing sports come to an end when they graduate from high school. Entering into collegiate athletics is competitive even at Division III, but the intramurals program at Lasell gives students the opportunity to stay active on campus while not subjecting them to the grueling schedule belonging to the varsity teams.

“Right now for intramural sports, we have basketball, two-hand-touch football, floor hockey…dodgeball…and then just some faculty versus student games,” said grad assistant Conner Peters (‘21). Peters was hired by the athletic department after his graduation last May to lead the intramural program for this school year and the next one.

This school year has seen growth for the program unlike any before. “Last semester, we hit the most participants we’ve ever had in Lasell intramural history,” said Silva.

Most intramural sports play a “season” against teams made up of their peers, providing the possibility of exciting competition against friends. The non-season formats are for smaller tournament events. “It’s very fun and games, no tryouts,” Peters said about the intramural program. “It’s a lot of fun, just go out there and have fun with your friends,” said Peters.

Intramural basketball is a six-team league that plays out of the athletic center during the fall and winter. The season is currently wrapping up, but there are a couple more intramural events taking place before the end of the semester. There was a football tournament on April 24 and Peters is hopeful of a dodgeball tournament the week before students leave for summer.

According to sophomore sports management major Riley Silva, the one-day tournaments are something the program hopes to focus on a little more. These one-day events could include other sports like cornhole.

When asked about the possibility of expanding the program to compete against intramural programs at other colleges, Peters said it’s a discussion that still needs to be had with his immediate bosses, Director of Athletics Kristy Walter and Assistant Director of Athletics Cait Connolly.

Potential additions in terms of sports could be tennis, as there is the multi-purpose court located on Seminary Avenue, beach volleyball, and maybe even a spikeball tournament. “I just need to make sure we have enough participation,” said Peters. “I need the students to say ‘that’s what we want.’”

If a student came to campus and decided they wanted to get involved in an intramural, Peters says it’s easy to do so. “I would recommend if they have social media, go to the intramural page (lasell_intramurals) [on instagram], or they can email me at my school email (cpeters@lasell.edu).”

Softball swept by Simmons

By Nico Manganiello – 1851 Contributor

Photos by Mike Maruk

The softball team fell twice to Simmons at Taylor Field on Saturday, dropping their conference record to 5-7. The Lasers lost game one by a score of 4-1 and game two 10-1. It was a quiet day for the Lasers offense against a top pitcher.

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Ferreira’s walk-off single knocks off Framingham State in extra innings

By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor

Photos courtesy of Janard Jones / Lasell Athletics

First-year Griffin Ferreira had the walk-off single into center field in the bottom of the 10th for the Lasell University baseball team during a 9-8 win over Framingham State Tuesday evening at Brandeis University’s Stein Diamond.

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Softball splits doubleheader with Eastern Nazarene

By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor

Photos courtesy of Janard Jones / Lasell Athletics

First-year Samara Turgeon of the Lasell University softball team went a combined 5-of-7 batting, with two runs, one triple and one double, in a double header split with Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday at Taylor Field. Lasell dropped the first game 5-2, but completed the comeback in the second game to win 15-14.

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Lasers beat Rivier, advance to GNAC finals

By Karissa Gaughan – 1851 Contributor

All photos by Karissa Gaughan

Junior Jan Baranowski came out strong with the first point of set one for an excited Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Semifinals crowd against Rivier’s men’s volleyball team. Baranowskini had 7 kills in the match overall, third most in the team. In second was first-year Jordan Shinaut at 11 kills, and in first, junior Brendan Joyce at 15 with a kill percentage of 0.424.

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“Senior week is weak” is Bleak

This is a rebuttal to the opinion piece “Senior week is weak

By Maggie Clukey – 1851 Contributor

The Senior Class acknowledges and understands the concerns behind Senior Week. It is difficult to create an itinerary that serves every member of the Lasell Community, which is why we have collectively decided to address this article. In this, it is not our intention to cause issues, however it is important to defend the hard work our committee put in to create a week that was both COVID-19 precautious without losing the general attraction of the beloved Senior Week.

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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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