Fall 17 sports preview: Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball, XC Reply

By Cassidy Murray and Brian Cohen – Sports Editor and 1851 Staff

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Field Hockey has an 8-1 record and is 3-0 in conference play. Photo courtesy of Emily Machado.

Women’s Field Hockey  is off to an 8-1 start, marking a school record. This is following a successful season where the team finished 12-7, making it to the GNAC semi-finals.

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Machado takes home second SID award Reply

By Brian Cohen – 1851 Staff

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Sports Information Director Emily Machado will be honored as GNAC SID of the Year on October 14. Photo courtesy of Emily Machado. 

On October 14, Emily Machado will be honored as GNAC Sports Information Director of the year at halftime of the women’s soccer game during Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend. This will be her second award received at Lasell.

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Sports Hall of Fame: honoring a legacy Reply

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor

The Athletic Department and Development and Alumni Office will be hosting the first Induction Ceremony for their new athletics Hall of Fame on October 13 in de Witt Hall. Since Lasell joined the NCAA in 1998, the Hall of Fame is an “Exciting next step in the athletic program,” said Athletic Director Kristy Walter. “It is time to have this as a piece of our history, and recognize the individual and team success that we have had, in a short amount of time; it is a way to honor athletes, keep them connected to Lasell and inspir,e current and future athletes to reach to those heights,” she said.

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Men’s volleyball sets sights on GNAC Reply

By Cassidy Murray – 1851 Staff

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Sophomore Saunoa Afoa leaps to return a ball during a match against Springfield College on March 7. Photo courtesy of Lasell Athletics

The Lasell men’s volleyball team started its 2017 season with a bang, winning nine straight matches and dropping only one set to Endicott College at the Johnson and Wales University Invitational. Even after losing their first match at Ramapo College the Lasers continued on to win seven straight matches. At the time of publication the team is 19-4 and 4-0 in conference play.

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Athletics Hall of Fame planned for Lasell Reply

By Cassidy Murray & Lane Sulzer – 1851 Staff

The Lasell Athletic Department recently announced the creation of the Hall of Fame for exceptional student-athletes elected by a committee of appointed committee members. An induction ceremony will occur every two years on Family, Friends and Alumni weekend with a minimum of two members every year and a maximum of five inductees. The committee has invited any Lasell student, alumni, or fan to nominate student-athletes that they deem worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame.   More…

Basketball Senior Day: A coach’s perspective Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald & James Payne – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff

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Senior Armin Omanovic (Left), Yordan Villalon (Center) and John Powell (Right) were honored during Senior Day in February. Photo Courtesy of Lasell Athletics.

Senior Day: an annual college sporting event commemorating the seniors on each team for their hard work over four years. However, the men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated Senior Day with no four-year seniors on either roster. The women’s team had no seniors while the men’s team had three; Armin Omanovic, John Powell, and Yordan Villalon. None of the three played at Lasell for four years.

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Kingman travels west to accept All-American award Reply

By Megan Palumbo – Sports Editor

Senior captain of the women’s soccer team, Mackenzie Kingman is the first female athlete at Lasell to earn All-American status. As of December 1, The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named Kingman on the NCAA Division III Women’s All-America Second Team. In mid-January she attended the All-America luncheon and convention in Los Angeles to be honored for her historic accomplishment.

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Senior captain of the women’s soccer team Mackenzie Kingman accepts her award for All-American soccer player with her coach Vito LaFrancesca. Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Kingman

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Basketball set for new season Reply

By James Payne & Danielle Rafuse

The women’s and men’s basketball teams have made preparations for this season and debuted with home wins on November 15.

The women’s team lost six seniors and Assistant Coach Ashley Finnegan at the end of last season. Todd Montana, entering his third season as Head Coach of the team, will look to improve on last season’s 12-14 record (5-6 in conference) and a GNAC tournament quarterfinal loss. More…