Fall sports season playoff round-up

By Kaie QuigleyCo-Editor-in-Chief

The fall sports season came to a close in November for all teams. Five of the six fall teams competed in the playoffs this season, with men’s soccer being the only team to miss out on the postseason. The wrap of the season and completion of the playoffs brought the announcement of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) end-of-season awards and honors. In total, nine Lasers were honored by the GNAC in their respective sports.

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Alyssa DeOliveira: A first-year to remember

By Kaie Quigley & Nico ManganielloCo-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Contributor

Alyssa DeOliveira and Bobbi O’Guin celebrate after DeOliveira’s opening goal against the Monks. Photo by Joe Giacco

First-year women’s soccer striker Alyssa DeOliveira from East Providence, Rhode Island was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Year for the 2021 season. She lead the conference in goals scored (18) and shots (97) on her way to becoming the program’s first-ever Rookie of the Year.

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Women’s soccer advances to GNAC championship

By Kaie Quigley – Co-Editor-in-Chief/Digital Sports Editor

All photos courtesy of Joe Giacco

On Wednesday afternoon at Taylor Field, the No. 2 seeded women’s soccer team defeated No. 3 St. Joseph’s College of Maine 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Great Northeastern Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament. The Lasers will now move on to their tenth title game in school history, and look to take home their ninth GNAC cup— all of which have been under head coach Vito La Francesca.

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Fall teams celebrate senior day

By LJ VP LaFiura & Cam Deniso -1851 Contributors

Lasers, their coaches, and their families gathered for pictures at their respective playing surfaces during Senior Day. Many of them have been teammates since their first year at Lasell.

With fall sports seasons winding down, veteran Lasers were able to celebrate their Senior Days across campus. The soccer teams and the field hockey team enjoyed these festivities during the spotlight of Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend, including a soccer doubleheader at Taylor Field. The women’s volleyball team celebrated later that week on October 21.

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Lasell fall sports on top 

By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor

Lasell fall sports had some great recognition coming into the season as the Women’s volleyball, soccer, and field hockey teams all placed in the top five of their respective Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) preseason poll.

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Women’s soccer extends win streak after 9-0 rout of Rivier

By Kaie QuigleyCo-Editor-In-Chief/Digital Sports Editor

Maria Henriquez dribbles past Rivier defender Elizabeth Chauvette. Photo by Kaie Quigley

The women’s soccer team won convincingly in a 9-0 shutout of the Rivier Raiders Wednesday night. This win extends the Lasers’ win streak to five games, and they remain unbeaten in conference play.

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