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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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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A sweet seventh victory for women’s soccer Reply

By Armando Machado – 1851 Staff

The Lasell women’s soccer team has gotten used to winning. The expectations for this season were nothing short of a seventh straight GNAC championship win. “We knew we were going to have a good year because we have players that score a lot of goals, but also players that have a ton of assists,” said junior goalkeeper Sarah LaClair.

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The women’s soccer team won the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference for the seventh year in a row on November 5. Photo by James Payne

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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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Alumni weekend, senior day photo gallery Reply

Relive alumni weekend and senior day games here.

Chronicle’d Podcast: Episode 2, SID and assistant women’s soccer coach Emily Machado Reply

Emily Machado, Sports Information Director and new assistant women’s soccer coach, joins Features editor Tristan Davis on the second episode of Chronicle’d. The two Lasers talk about Emily’s new position with the soccer team, her experience as an undergrad student athlete at Lasell, and winning the first GNAC title in women’s soccer program history.

Sarah LaClair: A Champion Survivor Reply

By Emily Machado & Joshua Kummins – Laser Pride Staff

Sarah LaClair (Belchertown, Mass.) has lived and breathed soccer for as long as she can remember. Getting ready to attend Star Goalkeeper Academy in Connecticut, she was expecting an average check-up at the doctor’s office.

As it turned out, this visit and this day would change her life.

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Women’s soccer strives for lucky seven Reply

By James Payne and Matthew Ferris – 1851 Staff

The 2015 soccer season concluded with a stunning finish to the Great North-east Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s soccer tournament at Lasell. The Lasers took on the Emmanuel College Saints. The championship match was scoreless for 85 minutes before current sophomore Carly Zdanek put the Lasers in front, until the Saints tied it up two minutes later. The score was 1-1 after regulation and stayed that way through two overtime periods. This led to a penalty kick shootout. The Lasers prevailed over Emmanuel 5-3 to take home their sixth consecutive GNAC title.

This year’s squad looks to reel in their seventh conference championship led by senior captains Megan Cullen (forward), Devon Day (midfielder), Mack Kingman (midfielder), and junior goalkeeper Sarah LaClair.

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