Positive outlook for Spring sports

By Taylor Viles and LJ VP LaFiura – Sports Editor and 1851 Contributor

Men’s volleyball practices Friday afternoon as they prepare for the season.
Photo by Taylor Viles

The participation in athletic events at Lasell has been layered in uncertainty over the last year, there’s no denying that. Each time Director of Athletics Kristy Walter thinks she’s close to a successful plan, it’s thrown away and she’s left to start over.

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McCarthy returns as new athletic trainer

By Josh Wolmer & Zach Kraft – 1851 Contributors

Mari McCarthy is ready to put her skills to work once the Spring season begins.
Photo courtesy of Mari McCarthy

The Athletics Department added new interim athletic trainer Mari McCarthy after beloved trainer Hilary Turner left in the Fall. McCarthy is extremely excited to be a part of the team and is no stranger to being on campus. She completed her undergraduate and graduate programs through Lasell in the five-year program before becoming employed with the University. Despite fielding offers from other colleges such as Brandeis, McCarthy chose to reunite with her alma mater. 

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COVID-19 infects on-campus sports coverage

By Kaie Quigley & Ruth Kehinde – Features Editor & Digital Editor

Director of Athletic Communication Kent Cherrington pictured in his office.
Photo by Kaie Quigley

With the exception of some teams practicing in hopes of playing in the spring, sports on campus have come to a halt. However, this lack of athletic action affects more than just players and coaches.

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Twelve athletes return for fifth-year eligibility

By Taylor Viles & Josh Wolmer – Sports Editor & 1851 Contributor

Joe Sullivan back behind the dish for the Lasers for a split-squad scrimmage.
Photo by Taylor Viles.

With the decision to cancel collegiate sports in the spring due to COVID-19, another decision followed shortly after; allowing every athlete affected by the season’s cancelation another year of eligibility.

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First-year two-sport athlete finds upside during COVID-19

By Meghan Carroll & Taylor VilesNews Editor and Sports Editor

Sarah Milne is looking forward to her first season as a Laser.
Photo by: Taylor Viles

Sports play an important role in life for many people. Due to COVID-19, the enjoyment of sports was abruptly taken away. Athletes were affected by the guidelines and restrictions of the virus. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) canceled its 2020 spring season due to the spike in cases, not thinking the same precautions would continue into the following semester.

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