By Brian McLoughlin & Brian Cohen – Sports Editor and 1851 Staff
The field hockey team had another strong season, despite coming up short
in the GNAC Championships to the Saint Joseph’s Monks. The Lasers finished with an overall record of 14-7 while posting a strong 6-1 record in GNAC play. “Getting to the conference championship is where we want to be,” said head coach Caitlin Connolly. “I was really proud of the team for working hard over the season to get there.”
By Emma Murray
The day was August 19th. Nerves filled my body as I drove onto campus. I was here two weeks early for cross country pre-season. The campus was very quiet and peaceful. I truthfully was not ready for a change. I did not want to go to college, I wanted to be back home with all my friends. Of course, the first night was rough and I was homesick. The bed was stiff and I missed my parents, but as time passed I slowly started getting used to the feeling of being away from home.
Colin Froment — Co-Editor-in-Chief
The Lasell cross country teams raced in the UNE Invitational on Sept. 8. Photos courtesy of Lasell Athletics
The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the University of New England (UNE) Invitational race at Rotary Park in Biddeford, Maine on Sept. 8.
The men’s team ran an 8k (4.97 miles) race and the women’s team ran a 5k (3.1 miles). Senior Ryan Dalaba and sophomore Amanda Hawkes were among the top finishers of the day. Dalaba finished early for the Lasers coming in at 29 minutes and seven seconds, earning him 15th place out of 63 runners. Hawkes came in 32nd place out of 80 runners (22nd among scorers), completing the race in 22 minutes and 38 seconds.
By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief
Michael McGrane enters his first year as coach of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Photo courtesy of Emily Machado
Lasell Athletics recently hired Michael McGrane as the new Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
By Shannon Hart – Contributing Writer
Placing 14th at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, freshman Megan Stella has been dancing for 15 years and reaching for her goals ever since she started. Stella has qualified and will compete at the World Championships this coming April in Dublin, Ireland for McInerney School of Irish Dance.
Freshman Megan Stella has been competing globally in Irish dancing for most of her life. She studies athletic training and is a member of the women’s track and field & cross country teams.
Christopher Cohn – 1851 Staff
Nicholas Noheimer has recently joined the Lasell College Lasers as the Head Coach position for both the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Noheimer has had a distin- guished career thus far, having received indoor New England honors in 2009, while set- ting the indoor mile record at 4:37.2. More…
Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff
The men’s cross country team ended the season on a high note with runners competing in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) meet and the National Collegiate Athlete Association Regionals. Strong performances in the races came courtesy of sophomores Alex Weselcouch, Cameron Wiewel, and Andrew Panther. More…
Morgan Austin – Copy Editor
After several strong showings in meets this fall, the men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, ME to compete for the 2013 GNAC Cross Country Championships. The men’s team placed fifth, while the women’s team placed sixth.
Jessica Smith and Rachel Knuth were the top two finishers for the women’s team. Smith finished at 22:48 and Knuth finished at 23:13. For the men’s team, the two top finishers were Alex Weselcouch, finishing at 29:12 and Cameron Wiewel at 29:41. More…