Men’s rugby shows off skills on Grellier Reply

 

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Members of Men’s Rugby Club celebrate after scoring a try. Lasers came together Sunday during Friends, Family and Alumni Weekend on
Grillier Field for the Rugby Club’s senior game. Defeating Mass College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), 36-14, students and visitors were treated to an exciting game. The team travels to Connecticut College to face off in a tri-match with them and Colby Sawyer to secure a home playoff game on Oct. 26.
Photo by: Katie Peters

First Year Student Tackles Her First Month at College 1

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.

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Laser Spotlight: Nick Lucido Reply

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.

Photo by Krista DeJulio

Photo by Krista DeJulio

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Rugby crowned sevens champs Reply

(Left to right) Sophomore Jeff Vautrin, freshman Javier Colon, junior captain Steve Saluti, senior captain and tournament MVP Joe Gately, senior Ricky Hawkes, senior Brian Higgins, and freshman Hugh Ramirez. (Photo courtesy of Alyssa Lajoi)

(Left to right) Sophomore Jeff Vautrin, freshman Javier Colon, junior captain Steve Saluti, senior captain and tournament MVP Joe Gately, senior Ricky Hawkes, senior Brian Higgins, and freshman Hugh Ramirez. (Photo courtesy of Alyssa Lajoi)

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. More…

Women give rugby a try Reply

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.” More…

Gallery: rugby vs Amherst 1

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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.