Women’s volleyball shows off dominance against Fitchburg State University

By Elliot Pototsky – 1851 Contributor

All photos courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

The women’s volleyball team played their third home game of the season Tuesday night, soundly defeating the Fitchburg State University Falcons in straight sets. The Lasers improved to 6-8 thanks to a strong team effort led by sophomores Camila Lopez and Madalyn Scully.

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Field Hockey takes win against Bisons

By Karissa Gaughan Digital Sports Editor

All photos courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

The field hockey team took another home win right after a big blowout on the road last Saturday beating Albertus Magnus 8-0. On Tuesday at Grellier Field, the Lasers took another win under their belt, beating Nichols College 2-1.

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Lasers bested by Union in non-conference bout

By Kaie QuigleyCo-Editor-in-Chief

All photos by Joe Giacco

On Saturday afternoon at Taylor Field, the Lasers fell to undefeated Union College 1-0. As of match time, Union was 5-0 and ranked eighth in Division III, Region III. 

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McCool Gets 14 kills in Three Set Win Against Keene State College

By Elliot Pototsky 1851 Contributor

Students filled the Athletic Center on Tuesday night as they cheered on the women’s volleyball team going up against a gritty Keene State College. It only took three sets for the Lasers to beat the Owls, raising their record to 4-5. 

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Intramurals: Everything you need to know

By Taylor Viles Sports Editor

Players pose for a group picture following the spring intramural basketball championship. Photo courtesy of Conner Peters

Many students’ dreams of playing sports come to an end when they graduate from high school. Entering into collegiate athletics is competitive even at Division III, but the intramurals program at Lasell gives students the opportunity to stay active on campus while not subjecting them to the grueling schedule belonging to the varsity teams.

“Right now for intramural sports, we have basketball, two-hand-touch football, floor hockey…dodgeball…and then just some faculty versus student games,” said grad assistant Conner Peters (‘21). Peters was hired by the athletic department after his graduation last May to lead the intramural program for this school year and the next one.

This school year has seen growth for the program unlike any before. “Last semester, we hit the most participants we’ve ever had in Lasell intramural history,” said Silva.

Most intramural sports play a “season” against teams made up of their peers, providing the possibility of exciting competition against friends. The non-season formats are for smaller tournament events. “It’s very fun and games, no tryouts,” Peters said about the intramural program. “It’s a lot of fun, just go out there and have fun with your friends,” said Peters.

Intramural basketball is a six-team league that plays out of the athletic center during the fall and winter. The season is currently wrapping up, but there are a couple more intramural events taking place before the end of the semester. There was a football tournament on April 24 and Peters is hopeful of a dodgeball tournament the week before students leave for summer.

According to sophomore sports management major Riley Silva, the one-day tournaments are something the program hopes to focus on a little more. These one-day events could include other sports like cornhole.

When asked about the possibility of expanding the program to compete against intramural programs at other colleges, Peters said it’s a discussion that still needs to be had with his immediate bosses, Director of Athletics Kristy Walter and Assistant Director of Athletics Cait Connolly.

Potential additions in terms of sports could be tennis, as there is the multi-purpose court located on Seminary Avenue, beach volleyball, and maybe even a spikeball tournament. “I just need to make sure we have enough participation,” said Peters. “I need the students to say ‘that’s what we want.’”

If a student came to campus and decided they wanted to get involved in an intramural, Peters says it’s easy to do so. “I would recommend if they have social media, go to the intramural page (lasell_intramurals) [on instagram], or they can email me at my school email (cpeters@lasell.edu).”

Men’s Volleyball run to GNAC finals

By Pat Carbone – Copy Editor

Theo Zaharewicz, Tucker Merritt, and Jordan Shinaut prepare to block the ball against Rivier. Photo by Karisa Gaughan

On April 9, the number two seeded men’s volleyball team traveled to first seeded Wentworth Institute of Technology to battle for the 2022 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship. The Lasers came up short as Wentworth claimed victory in three sets and move on to the DIII NCAA Tournament as GNAC Champions.

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