Women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and field hockey all had record-setting seasons. Women’s volleyball earned the fourth seed in the GNAC tournament and made it to the semifinals. Field hockey earned the number one seed and competed in the GNAC Championship for the first time in team history. Women’s soccer captured their eighth straight GNAC Championship, defeating Johnson and Wales 2-0 at home on November 4.
Women’s soccer won their eighth consecutive GNAC Championship on November 4 in a 2-0 victory over Johnson and Wales University.
Women’s soccer didn’t fail to show dominance as the team shut out Johnson and Wales University (JWU), winning their eighth consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference title on November 4. The Lasers ended the game with a 2-0 victory on Taylor Field, regaining the top spot in the conference. Photo by Katie Schneider.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.