The end of the regular season draws closer for the fall sports teams of Lasell. With playoffs beginning for most teams on Saturday, Nov. 5, the Chronicle breaks down each team’s season to get you ready for the playoff madness. (NOTE: The Men’s Soccer team will receive a full season wrap-up in the upcoming Nov/Dec issue, make sure to check it out.)
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
By Adam Hallenbeck – Sports Editor
After running all over the Northeast area this season, the men’s and women’s cross country teams look to have a strong finish in the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championship race. “This year has been a lot better than the past few years…we have been smart with how we have been training compared to the last two years,” said senior captain Matt Holden. More…
Alex Balletto — Copy Editor
(Top) Kiana Perez (second from right) celebrating mid set. (Bottom) Perez serves the ball to the opposing team. Photos by Katie Schneider
Freshman volleyball player Kiana Perez is taking charge on the court. She is a statistical leader for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in number of kills and numbers of kills per set (172 recorded kills, 21 service aces and 136 digs). Perez was named GNAC Rookie of the Week on Sept. 17.
By Alex Balletto & Shannon Hart – Copy Editor & 1851 Staff
Lasell to switch from Moodle to Canvas
Canvas will replace Moodle as the college’s learning management system this summer. The online application is currently open for graduate students. More…
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.
Photos by Cassidy Murray and Katie Schneider
By James Macey – 1851 Staff
Women’s volleyball had a historic season, earning the fourth seed in he GNAC tournament and hosting their first playoff match since 2007. Photo by Cassidy Murray
Women’s volleyball hosted Regis College for the first GNAC playoff match hosted by Lasell since 2007 on October 31. The Lasers were seeded fourth in the GNAC tournament.
By Seán McGlone – Editor-in-Chief
Senior setter Taylor Tiezzi (4) celebrates with her teammates during a match. Photo courtesy of Taylor Tiezzi.
During a game against Sage College on Setember 30, senior setter Taylor Tiezzi set a ball to junior outside hitter Olivia Addington. As Addington hit the ball down for a kill, the gym at Skidmore College went silent as the team realized – this was Tiezzi’s 2,500th career assist.
By Leanne Signoriello – Features Editor
Throughout August and early September, parts of the United States have seen mass destruction between Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria. The after effects of these natural disasters have left thousands of people without power, shelter, food, and their possessions. Senior communication major Armando Machado Jr. was inspired to lead an initiative on campus to help aid those in need.
By Cassidy Murray and Brian Cohen – Sports Editor and 1851 Staff
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.