New editor joins the team Reply

Tristan Davis – Sports Editor

If you asked me if I thought I’d be writing this column when I applied here last fall, I’d probably think you were in-sane. Yet, here I am. I’d think you were even crazier if you said “You’re going to be the new Sports Editor for The 1851 Chronicle.” But once again, here I am.

My name is Tristan Davis and I’m a freshman at Lasell. I’m probably really easy to spot in a crowd, because I’m 6’6” and colorblind. The colorblindness is important because I’m likely wearing something that doesn’t match at all now that I don’t have my mom to pick out all my clothes for me. More…

Cheering their way to success Reply

Natasha Mwape –1851 Staff

Several Lasell teams have been going through changes. Among them is the cheerleading squad. Already there have been significant adjustments made from last year to this year.

Of the challenges that the team has faced thus far, numbers is not one of them. The team went from barely keeping 12 girls on the team last year to having an additional fourteen new girls this year. Senior captain Alyssa Lajoie stated that in her four years being a member of the cheerleading team, this is by far the biggest the squad has ever been. Co-captain Sarah Hennessy mentioned that last year it was a much smaller group than this year. The team grew in size, ultimately giving them the opportunity to experience more success than in previous seasons. More…

Rugby loses first home game of season to Brandeis Reply

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Photos by Tom Horak

On a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon at Grellier Field, the rugby team (1-2) dropped a close matchup to the undefeated Brandeis Judges. Junior captain Steve Saluti led the offense with the lone try for Lasell, while senior co-captain Joe Gately tallied the two-point conversion kick after the try.

Back to football 1

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-in-Chief

The best season is finally here: autumn. The air gets cooler, days become shorter, trees lose leaves, and my farmer’s tan will even out to a beautiful pasty white. Summer’s blistering heat finally dissipates, as comfortable weather settles in for a few months. It’s a time where I can say goodbye to sunburns, dysfunctional air conditioners in my bedroom, and dehydration. Don’t get me wrong; I love the summer. I mean, who couldn’t? But, with the departure of summer comes the arrival of one thing: football.

That’s right, the most popular sport is back and my favorite team has started off on the right foot. There’s nothing like watching 22 players battling it out on the pitch. The goals, corner kicks, and saves are just some of the things that make the 90 minutes of play exciting every fall. Wait, did you think I was talking about the NFL? I should have said soccer. More…

Athletic staff presented with conference awards Reply

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Athletic Director Kristy Walter and Sports Information Director Todd Montana were both presented administrative awards for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The conference’s athletic directors named Walter Executive of the Year following a vote, as Montana was tabbed as the GNAC’s SID of the Year.

During the 2012-13 year, Lasell added men’s and women’s track and field to increase the number of sports to 17. Walter also saw the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams capture GNAC Championships. Along with winning their third straight GNAC title, the soccer team also won their first NCAA tournament game in the program’s history with their 3-1 victory over nationally ranked Amherst College. More…

Fall sports up and running Reply

Adam Palmer – 1851 Staff

A new school year means the start of the fall sports. Preseason is the one word that has a different definition to every player. The beauty of preseason is no matter what players did last year, everyone starts with a clean slate. Some teams do come in with an advantage of talent, but the potential for each team is determined during the few weeks of grueling practices in the August heat. More…

Shades of Gray 1

Zachary Gray- Sports Editor

As the sports editor for The 1851 Chronicle I try to be objective in my writing. Since print is permanent, I don’t want to write anything that’ll make me seem narrow-minded, biased, or just plain stupid. But if it weren’t for the passionate sports fan inside me, I wouldn’t be holding this position today.

So who is that passionate sports fan I speak of? For starters, he isn’t anything special. I stand at a staggering 5’6” and weigh a little more than I should. Back in high school, I played baseball and wrestled. I’m not a great athlete; I can’t throw an effective spiral, nor can I pitch a curveball. Fun fact: I’ve never hit a homerun at any level of baseball.

Because my “skill” was short lived, I resorted to fanhood. I’m a Boston sports fan (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins) and enjoy seeing the underdog win. There are some things, however, that might seem unusual for a Boston sport fan. More…