By Josh Wolmer – 1851 Staff
Conner Peters, the team manager, watches on as the Lasers warm-up for their Conference matchup against Anna Maria. Photo by: Josh Wolmer
This is Connor Peters, he is a sports management major at Lasell and has a minor in coaching. On-campus, he is a part of the radio station and works athletics games. If there is one big thing you need to know about him, is that he lives and breathes Boston sports, mainly the Celtics.
By Adam Hallenbeck, Claire Crittendon & Taylor Viles – Sports Editor, Features Editor and 1851 Staff
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.
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.”
Adam Hallenbeck – Sports Editor
After a disappointing loss in the quarterfinals of the Great Northeast Athletic
Conference (GNAC) championship tournament last year, the 2019-2020 men’s
basketball team is looking to bounce into a strong new year with a team mixed with
experiences and backgrounds.
Taylor Viles – 1851 Staff
Amanda Ortiz (left), recently named Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week on Nov. 25, pulls up for a jump shot in the 93-70 loss against non-conference opponent Framingham State University. Precious Montgomery (right) takes a foul shot while players around her brace for the potential rebound.
photos by Katie Peters
The women’s basketball team hasn’t finished above sixth place since they joined the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in 2007. In fact, these Lasers haven’t enjoyed a winning season during those 12 years, but something about this current team is different.
By Brian McLoughlin & Brian Cohen – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff
The men’s basketball team after a thrilling 72-71 victory over Regis College. Photo by Andrew Modugno.
Men’s basketball opens up the 2018- 19 campaign with three games in five days beginning on the road at Fitchburg State on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:00 p.m. Two days later, the Lasers will host Regis a non-conference home opener at 7:00 p.m. Hopping back out of conference action, the Lasers host 2017 National Champion Babson on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor
In the midst of basketball season, Lasell’s athletic game staff has been working hard to broadcast games through an online live-stream video. In addition to the live coverage of games, staff members began play-by-play coverage over the video to add a more professional feel when fans are watching online.
Senior James Payne (L), junior Greg Camillone (Center) and sophomore Cameron Brennan (R) live-stream sporting events online with commentary and coverage.
Photo by Tom Horak
Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff
Both the men and women basketball teams had standout athletes represented in the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference this season. Senior captain Brandon Ganesh and sophomore forward Clyde Niba were both placed on the GNAC Second Team All-League, while sophomore guard Richard O’Brien was named to the GNAC Sportsmanship Team.
Photos by Tom Horak
The men’s and women’s basketball teams each lost their respective games in a Tuesday night doubleheader.
Women’s basketball started the doubleheader against the University of St. Joseph’s, as the Lasers fell to the Blue Jays, 71-59. Lasell junior Alexis Chappell had a game-high 18 points and sophomore Katie Stopera led with seven assists. Lasell falls to 9-10 overall (2-3 GNAC).
No. 9 Amherst traveled to 1844 Commonweath Ave to take on the men’s team, defeating the Lasers 95-74. Senior Brandon Ganesh had a game-high 35 points for Lasell. The Lasers fall to 10-8.
Both teams play again on Saturday, February 8.