Casey DiBari & Virginia Bry – Opinion Editor & Virginia Bry
Lasell fans support men’s basketball play Dean College from the balcony above. Photo by Megan Palumbo.
Despite being a school heavily involved with sports, there seems to be an issue that plagues the school’s athletics: the attendance rate of students at home games.
While Lasers have a number of loyal fans who come to almost every game, they do not seem to bring in the bigger crowds one might expect. This brings the question on how much attendance impacts our athletes during their games.
Adam Hallenback – 1851 Staff
Amanda Ortiz goes for a jump ball to start the game versus Regis College on Jan. 19. Photo courtesy of Corinne Ciraldo.
From the moment she could walk, junior Amanda Ortiz knew that basketball and she could change the world. It was only a matter of time until she figured out how she would do it.
“Ever since I was little, my mom would tell me that I always had a ball in my hand,” Ortiz said.
By Brian McLoughlin & Brian Cohen – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff
The men’s basketball team after a thrilling 72-71 victory over Regis College. Photo by Andrew Modugno.
Men’s basketball opens up the 2018- 19 campaign with three games in five days beginning on the road at Fitchburg State on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:00 p.m. Two days later, the Lasers will host Regis a non-conference home opener at 7:00 p.m. Hopping back out of conference action, the Lasers host 2017 National Champion Babson on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
By Brian McLoughlin & Brian Cohen – Sports Editor and 1851 Staff
The field hockey team had another strong season, despite coming up short
in the GNAC Championships to the Saint Joseph’s Monks. The Lasers finished with an overall record of 14-7 while posting a strong 6-1 record in GNAC play. “Getting to the conference championship is where we want to be,” said head coach Caitlin Connolly. “I was really proud of the team for working hard over the season to get there.”
By Colin Froment – Co-editor-in-chief
Athletic Training director Christina Haverty surrounded by all the athletic training students. Photo courtesy of Renee Cote.
Although it is one of the smaller majors on campus, the athletic training program has effectively demonstrated to be one of the most challenging programs offered at Lasell. The students involved have showed their passion to eventually become athletic trainers (AT’s) through countless hours of studying and hands-on experiences.
Casey DiBari – 1851 Staff
Scattered across the lawns of Newton, you may have seen signs that read “Stop Lasell’s Stadium Lights, 70-foot lights don’t belong in Auburndale.” These signs are part of a protest regarding Lasell’s plans to put lights on Grellier Field. The disagreement caught attention outside Newton when an article in the Boston Globe was published over the summer. It expressed how worried our neighbors are and why they do not want the lights. While these worries are under- stood, it would only be fair to share our side of the story.