Fall sports season playoff round-up

By Kaie QuigleyCo-Editor-in-Chief

Lasell defends against a UMass Dartmouth attack in a midseason matchup. Photo by LJ VP LaFiura
Field hockey players showing breast cancer awareness colors on Grellier Field on October 9. Photo by Mike Maruk

The fall sports season came to a close in November for all teams. Five of the six fall teams competed in the playoffs this season, with men’s soccer being the only team to miss out on the postseason. The wrap of the season and completion of the playoffs brought the announcement of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) end-of-season awards and honors. In total, nine Lasers were honored by the GNAC in their respective sports.

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Fall athletes leave their seasons behind

By Brian McLoughlin & Brian Cohen – Sports Editor and 1851 Staff

Field Hockey

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.”

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My New Start

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.

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Cross country makes strides at UNE Invitational

Colin FromentCo-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.  

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Freshman Megan Stella competes in Irish dancing worldwide

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.

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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. 

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