By Colin Froment and Aimee Forman – 1851 Staff
Junior Taylor Yandow and sophomore Vanessa Pino earned the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week this past month for their outstanding athletic performances. Both players have won the award twice this season — Yandow was named GNAC Player of the Week two weeks in a row. More…
By Seán McGlone – News Editor
Field Hockey boasts an 12-6 record this season after defeating Mount Ida in the first round of the GNAC tournament. The team has had strong help from junior goalkeeper, Denise Landry, who was named GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week twice this season.
Denise Landry (right) stands along with the rest of the Laser field hockey team during a before a game. Photo by Jackie Colombie
Landry gets down to save a ball. The junior goalkeeper has the second highest save percentage in the conference. Photo by Jackie Colombie
By James Payne and Matthew Ferris – 1851 Staff
The 2015 soccer season concluded with a stunning finish to the Great North-east Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s soccer tournament at Lasell. The Lasers took on the Emmanuel College Saints. The championship match was scoreless for 85 minutes before current sophomore Carly Zdanek put the Lasers in front, until the Saints tied it up two minutes later. The score was 1-1 after regulation and stayed that way through two overtime periods. This led to a penalty kick shootout. The Lasers prevailed over Emmanuel 5-3 to take home their sixth consecutive GNAC title.
This year’s squad looks to reel in their seventh conference championship led by senior captains Megan Cullen (forward), Devon Day (midfielder), Mack Kingman (midfielder), and junior goalkeeper Sarah LaClair.
Photos by Tom Horak – Staff Photographer
On Sunday, November 7 women’s soccer earned their sixth consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championship over Emmanuel College. Unfortunately, the season ended early when they were knocked out of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament by Rowan University.
Photo by Tom Horak
Samantha Plumley and Leanne Signoriello – 1851 Staff
The Lasell men’s volleyball team recently took home their first Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship (GNAC) trophy. “We did it. There’s not much more you could ask for,” said senior, co-captain Dan Raffol on the men’s volleyball team’s recent success. More…
Photo by Tom Horak
Brianna Robbins – Sports Editor
Junior Jeff Vautrin, originally from Chicopee, Mass., started his college career in his hometown at Elms College and transferred to Lasell. Since joining the team, Vautrin made a name for himself by being placed on the GNAC All-Conference First Team this year. He earned this title by his hitting percentage of his .312 and ranked second among GNAC leaders with 3.79 kills per set. Vautrin also led the GNAC in total kills with 360. More…
(Photos by Heather Johnson and Shapleigh Webster)
The Lasers were crowned GNAC champions for the fifth time in a row in women’s soccer. Lasell defeated Emmanuel by a score of 6-1. Sophomore Megan Cullen netted four goals, including the first, 43 seconds into the game. Kayla and Bridget Lynch each provided a goal as well. The Lasers advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament and will play away at and against Williams on Saturday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m.