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…

Sutton ends as soccer’s sole senior Reply

By Seán McGlone – News Editor

In his four years as part of the men’s soccer team, Jonathan Sutton has played in 76 games, been a starter for three and a half seasons, and played for a GNAC Championship. One thing was new for him this past season though – he was the only senior on the team.

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Marketing student-athlete Jonathan Sutton stands with his family on Senior Day. Sutton was the lone senior on the team this season. Photo by Jackie Colombie

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Field Hockey continues to impress behind strong goalkeeping Reply

By Seán McGlone – News Editor

Field Hockey boasts an 12-6 record this season after defeating Mount Ida in the first round of the GNAC tournament. The team has had strong help from junior goalkeeper, Denise Landry, who was named GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week twice this season.

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Lasers come together to raise awareness Reply

By James Payne – 1851 Staff

Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend is one of the busiest and most popular weekends on campus and a major slate of games for several sports teams. This year field hockey and both men’s and women’s soccer celebrated Senior Day on October 15. Women’s volleyball hosted a tri-match with Emmanuel College and Framingham State. While honoring the seniors in their final seasons, teams also did their fair share of raising awareness for breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Junior forward Haleigh Butler (Center) and teammates honor Coach Vito LaFrancesca’s mother who died of breast cancer by wearing pink during the month of October. Photo by Jackie Colombie

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