By Katie Peters
Starting college was (and still is) an exciting time in my life. Lasell was my top choice school so I was eager to start my freshman year. The first week of school was filled with making friends and finding what I liked to do. I met people from orientation, made some new friends and joined a couple clubs – anything I could do to find my place.
By James Macey – Contributing Writer
Lasell Rugby finished the regular season 4-1 on what seemed to be a story book season. But Lasell hadn’t even played a game for the first two games of the season due to opposing teams forfeiting.
By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff
Junior Nick Lucido, co-captain of the rugby team has been infatuated with the sport since discovering it on a Nickelodeon cartoon. Destined for athletics, he experimented until he found his perfect match. The club ended its season for the semester on Sunday, November 1 after tying a match with Castleton State College in Vermont.
What is your first memory of playing a sport? What inspired you to play?
T-ball. I was on the Twins. That was the team all the kids that lived in the center of the city played on. Everyone in my family has played sports and always will. It’s not really a choice.
Tristan Davis – Sports Editor
The rugby team travelled to rain-soaked Harvard University for the rugby sevens Codfish Tournament, capturing their first ever rugby sevens championship.
The Lasers took down Curry College, UMass-Boston, and Brandeis University in the winning effort. Lasell excelled with strong performances from Javier Colon, Hugh Ramirez, and Jeff Vautrin. Senior Joe Gately was awarded the tournament’s Most Valuable Player Award. Continue reading “Rugby crowned sevens champs”
Christopher Cohn – 1851 Staff
Year after year, the men’s rugby club has attempted to recruit women at Lasell to form their own rugby club, but no ladies committed yet. At last semester’s Activities Fair, Mary Jo Fisher became the first woman to officially join the women’s rugby club. “I started playing rugby my senior year in high school and I immediately fell in love with the game,” said Fisher. “It was the type of thing where I couldn’t wait to go to practice every day. It’s such a unique sport.” Continue reading “Women give rugby a try”
Photos by Tom Horak
The rugby team lost its final match on the road to Salem State 29-10 on Sunday, October 27. The team finishes the fall season with a record of 2-4.
Photos by Tom Horak
The rugby team fell to Amherst College 41-19 on Sunday, October 20 at Grellier Field. Junior Steve Saluti scored two tries and senior Ricky Hawkes also scored a try for the Lasers (2-2). With their pink socks and wristbands, the team showed their support in the fight against breast cancer during Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend.