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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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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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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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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