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.”
Fall sports teams honored their senior athletes on Oct. 13. Men’s soccer fell 2-0 against Salve Regina University. Women’s soccer hosted their Breast Cancer Awareness game on Senior Day, clinching a 2-1 victory against Regis College. Women’s field hockey triumphed over Rivier University 5-4 in overtime. The men’s and women’s cross country team ran on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Suffolk University invitational held at Franklin Park. The women’s team finished 12th out of 19 teams, while the men’s team came in 16th place out of 19 teams. Women’s volleyball both honored their two seniors and dominated Emmanuel College 3-1. Photos courtesy of Lasell Athletics & Andrew Modugno
Alex Balletto — Copy Editor
(Top) Kiana Perez (second from right) celebrating mid set. (Bottom) Perez serves the ball to the opposing team. Photos by Katie Schneider
Freshman volleyball player Kiana Perez is taking charge on the court. She is a statistical leader for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in number of kills and numbers of kills per set (172 recorded kills, 21 service aces and 136 digs). Perez was named GNAC Rookie of the Week on Sept. 17.
Brain Cohen — 1851 Staff
Freshman goalkeeper Makena Leazer (middle) preparing to make a save. Photo courtesy of Lasell Athletics
Women’s field hockey freshman goalkeeper Makena Leazer was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week on Sept. 4. Leazer was given the honors following the Lasers’ first two games of the season against Becker College and Nichols College.
By Cassidy Murray and Brian Cohen – Sports Editor and 1851 Staff
Field Hockey has an 8-1 record and is 3-0 in conference play. Photo courtesy of Emily Machado.
Women’s Field Hockey is off to an 8-1 start, marking a school record. This is following a successful season where the team finished 12-7, making it to the GNAC semi-finals.
Senior co-captain Manny Alves. (Photo by Heather Johnson)
Brianna Robbins – Sports Editor
The women’s volleyball team, women’s soccer, men’s soccer and field hockey all recognized their seniors at home during Family, Friends and Alumni weekend.
Adam Palmer – 1851 Staff
A new school year means the start of the fall sports. Preseason is the one word that has a different definition to every player. The beauty of preseason is no matter what players did last year, everyone starts with a clean slate. Some teams do come in with an advantage of talent, but the potential for each team is determined during the few weeks of grueling practices in the August heat. More…