Kelley Sundberg to lead women’s b-ball

By Taylor VilesSports Editor

Sundberg smiles from her office as she prepares for her first season as a Laser.
Photo by Taylor Viles

Following the resignation of former women’s basketball head coach Todd Montana in August, the Athletic Department began their search for a new leader for the program. Because there was no winter season, this process wasn’t rushed and the hiring team aimed to be methodical in their selection.

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Challenges stunt baseball’s non-traditional season

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor


Junior Matt Motyka sprints home during Lasell’s first scrimmage of the season.
Photo by Taylor Viles.

This fall has been anything but ideal for Lasell’s baseball team. From the beginning of the semester, head coach Bill Uberti could tell he was going to have to work harder than usual to groom his players for a competitive spring season.

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COVID-19 infects on-campus sports coverage

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde – Features Editor & Digital Editor

Director of Athletic Communication Kent Cherrington pictured in his office.
Photo by Kaie Quigley

With the exception of some teams practicing in hopes of playing in the spring, sports on campus have come to a halt. However, this lack of athletic action affects more than just players and coaches.

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Lasell cancels Winter sports

By Taylor Viles & LJ VP LaFiura – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff



Sophomore Brooke Damboise works on her shot in an empty athletic center. The building hasn’t seen live competition since a men’s volleyball match on March 11.
Photo by Meghan Carroll.

In a time when cancelations seem to be inevitable every single day, another victim has been taken: the winter sports season. Lasell’s announcement came on October 23, 11 days before the presidents’ council decided to make the same decision for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The counsel is made up of the head of each conference school.

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Men’s B-Ball, athletic culture shifts

By Adam Hallenbeck, Claire Crittendon & Taylor VilesSports Editor, Features Editor and 1851 Staff

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The Athletic Center remains hollow at the beginning of the first home game back in front of a populated Lasell campus for the men’s volleyball team. Photo Courtesy of Adam Hallenbeck.

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Students sit and watch from the bleachers within the Legion of Blue, Lasell’s traditional fan section within the gymnasium. Photo Courtesy of Adam Hallenbeck.

For prospective students, a strong athletic department can be the reason for choosing a particular school. Lasell’s Athletic website reflects this idea, saying “Athletics are considered an integral part of sound educational experience with the goal to have each student-athlete strive to reach his or her potential, on and off the field.”

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Assessing and evaluating the student athletic trainers

By Colin Froment – Co-editor-in-chief

 

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Athletic Training director Christina Haverty surrounded by all the athletic training students. Photo courtesy of Renee Cote.

Although it is one of the smaller majors on campus, the athletic training program has effectively demonstrated to be one of the most challenging programs offered at Lasell. The students involved have showed their passion to eventually become athletic trainers (AT’s) through countless hours of studying and hands-on experiences.

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