Softball with best start in program history

By Kaie Quigley and Josh Wolmer – Features Editor and 1851 Contributor

Infielders high-five each other as the team heads into the top of an inning versus Johnson & Wales. L to R: Angelena Piers, Alexis Truesdale, Eryn Sheeley, Brianna Gendreau, Katie Hopkins.
Photo by Mike Maruk

After a long wait, the softball team didn’t waste time recording the best start in program history, with eight wins to begin the season before falling to Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in a set of doubleheaders. Since then, their overall record has returned to an average of 8-10, but the team matched their win total from their last full season played. Second-year head coach Sarah Woodside said she has seen the team improve in both attitude and skill since she stepped into her role with the program in 2020.

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What’s it like to play with masks?

By Taylor Viles – Sports Editor

A men’s lacrosse helmet sits on Grellier Field displaying the inserted mask that all players are required to wear.
Photo by Taylor Viles

Creating a safe atmosphere for sports to return to play this spring was arduous. Regulations had to be agreed upon by all competing Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) schools and multiple sacrifices were endured.

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Coaches Corner: Ben Feintuck

By Pat Carbone – 1851 Contributor

Ben Feintuck smiles for the camera before the men’s lacrosse team’s final game of the regular season.
Photo by Mike Maruk

Hailing from Framingham, Ben Feintuck has quickly impacted the men’s lacrosse team as their new assistant coach. Graduating from the University of New England (UNE) in 2020 with a degree in athletic training, Feintuck proved himself to be a hardworking student-athlete and now plans to do the same as a coach here at Lasell. 

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First-year Ally Kirck dominating the diamond

By Josh Wolmer and Zach Kraft – 1851 Contributors

Ally Kirck at the plate in the first inning during a recent game against Fisher College.
Photo by Mike Maruk

First-year athletes are an asset that can make or break a collegiate athletic team’s chances of winning. They are not only being groomed for the future of the university’s athletic program but potentially a professional career for themselves.

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Laser’s earn athletic honors in April

By Kaie QuigleyFeatures Editor

Jordan McComb carries the ball upfield for the Lasers in the team’s second game versus Dean College.
Photo by Mike Maruk

Throughout the past month, eight student-athletes have been recognized by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) for outstanding performances in their respective sports. Members of the baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were given the conference honors.

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Hurdles to pass for track and field

By LJ VP Lafiura – 1851 Staff

The sprinters train on Taylor Field ahead of their upcoming season.
Photo by LP VP Lafiura

When spring sports received clearance to resume playing, it felt like activities around campus were beginning to return to normal. No team has had an easy transition into play, but especially the track & field team. Between finding a venue to play and viable competition, this season will have many challenges.

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GNAC competition is back for spring

By Pat Carbone1851 Staff

Lasell’s Softball team gathers between innings during the first game of a doubleheader on March 23 against Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Photo by Mike Maruk

On March 8, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) released a statement approving the 2021 spring sports season with limited conference play. The news comes after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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