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.
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
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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. Continue reading “Players receive basketball awards”→