May 2015 • Volume 9, Issue 8
The 1851 Chronicle
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Seniors march toward graduation
Photos by krista dejulio
The Class of 2015 gathers in Central Parking Lot before beginning the Torchlight Parade to the Crow’s Nest where torches are passed off to underclassmen. The annual event kicks off graduation events for the senior class including Senior Week which includes trips to local bars, Foxwoods, and a Boston Harbor Boat Cruise. At right, Sydeny Kohler and Ashlee Pechulis pose before the parade.
Lasell becomes a Special Olympics college
Pres. Alexander takes the plunge
Samantha Plumley & Leanne Signoriello 1851 staff
Lasell recently took steps to become a Special lege is to invite local Special Olympics athletes to awarded medals. The medOlympics College, with the help of seniors Talia become involved with planning future events. La- als and other supplies were Gabriel and Denise Archetto who hosted the on- sell contacted The Barry Price Center in Newton to provided by Special Olympics, campus event “Laser for a Day,” on April 26. help. The Price Center provides programming and where Gabriel interned. Lasell students had the opportunity to care to disabled individuals. Archetto and Gabriel’s interact with members of the community with Laser for a Day took off with a slow start, hard work and planning that disabilities through the student-run Special but once all of the participants arrived at Lasell, began in the summer has paid Olympics (SO)event. Twelve participants, the event officially kicked off with an opening cer- off. As of March 10, Lasell ofranging in ages from eight to 30, along with emony where athletes were introduced and a torch ficially became an SO College. volunteers consisting of Lasell athletes, had a ceremony signified the opening of the games. “I think that it will grow busy day made up of indoor soccer and basThe participants were divided into three bigger,” said Archetto about the ketball, followed by an awards ceremony. teams of blue, white, and gray and were sent future of the event. Ever since their arrival at Lasell, Gabriel and to the basketball event. “The first event is alArchetto, both sport management majors, envi“We mixed the teams so there were three ways the hardest, you have sioned Lasell becoming a Special Olympics College. or four Lasell athletes per team, along with them to get the word out first and “The ultimate goal, besides having the coaching the teams and helping ref,” said Gabriel. once the word is out it can event, was to make Lasell a Special Olympics At the closing ceremony, the athletes were grow,” said Gabriel. college so we can have this in the future,” said Gabriel. NCAA Division III colleges formed a partnership with Special Olympics in 2011 which led to the development of SO Colleges. The goal of an SO College is to inspire college communities to be respectful and accepting of people’s differences. Colleges must either develop a team of college students and SO athletes or host an SO event to become an SO College, and complete an awareness campaign. Lasell hosted the Spread the photo BY denise archetto Word to End the Word campaign. Seniors Talia Gariel and Denise Archetto hosted the first annuals “Laser for a Day” The final step to become an SO Col- Special Olympics event on April 26.
Inside this Issue
Photo by Marco Roberto Sancho
President Michael Alexander jumped into the Charles River with his three dogs on Tuesday, May 5. Alexander took the plunge in honor of the Class of 2015 exceeding their goal of $700 for the Senior Class Gift. At the end of the event it was revealed the senior class has raised $1103.37 at publication time.
Students participate in annual symposium
Seniors say their last goodbyes as they prepare for graduation.
Check out our roundup of the baseball and softball teams as their seasons came to a close.
Natalie Kfoury co-editor-in-chief
This feels weird. This feels so weird. For three years I’ve sat in this office on the second floor of the campus center and have written my column every other month on either the first or second night of layout (Sorry, MCF for never doing it ahead of time). I’ve talked about serious topics like The Boston Marathon Bombing and I’ve talked about binge-watching television shows. I’ve sat here for hours trying to think of something to write and some nights I’m able to write this column in a matter of five to 10 minutes. And now I’m writing it for the last time. So I’m just going to run with it. Coming into Lasell I never thought that I would lead “The 1851 Chronicle” in my sophomore year. And, when I was named the co-editor’s position at the end of my freshman year, I was terrified. At the first meeting of my sophomore year I stared at the faces of those around me and somehow managed to gather my courage and tried to become a leader. Trust me, friends, being a leader didn’t come easily. I think that’s a true statement for most leaders out there. I wasn’t sure how to be a leader when I was only a sophomore and many of the members of the staff were juniors and seniors. All I knew how to do was write and edit. But somehow, I managed and I loved it. Being a part of this newspaper has changed my life in so many great ways. When I came to Lasell I wanted nothing more than to be an entertainment reporter for some magazine. I wanted to cover music festivals and critique movies. I was cocky and I thought that I could definitely do it. Now I am about to graduate and I have a job lined up starting June 1 in nonprofit communications. While my career path no longer lies in journalism, the skills I have gained while being on the newspaper have made me more confident in my post-graduation endeavors. I have learned to lead a group of talented, hilarious, smart, driven, and influential people. I have learned to not only lead them but learn from them and collaborate with them. I have learned just how important a campus newspaper is and how effective it can be. I have learned that the only cure for seven-hour long layout sessions is belting out “Bound 2” by Kanye. I have learned that best friends are met while editing, writing, and laying out a newspaper. I have learned to lead, love, and always to write concisely. Trust me, it’s going to be weird not leading another weekly meeting, working for hours at layout, or editing every word you read in the newspaper. I’ll miss every second of it. I’ll miss spending countless hours with my best friends. I’ll miss learning from my staff while leading them to each issue. I’ll miss Lasell and a lot of that will come from missing the Chronicle.
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Opinion & Editorial
Homelessness affects Boston
Last semester, I spent the day passing out PB&J sandwiches to Boston’s homeless with two friends. It was part of the latest project for Hope for Humanity, the service club on campus I colead. The night before, our club put together almost 200 PB&Js with the junior class. We decided to donate half to Boston shelters and hand deliver the other half to people living on the street. I soon realized these homeless people helped me more than I could ever help them. At Harvard Square, almost every five feet there was a homeless youth sitting on a bench, with a sign. One boy we met, who looked just a few years younger than me, was selling “Spare Change,” a newspaper that covers a variety of issues and employs homeless people. I talked with him about his day and observed him trying his hardest to sell the newspapers. But most people just ignored him. We gave him a PB&J and bought him a water. He was beyond thankful. They all were, including the pregnant woman sitting on a box next to a train escalator. Why is it that the most important news today is Kim Kardashian’s new hair color or iPhone updates, when the real news should be that there are thousands of homeless youths living on our streets and there is little being done for them? It is crazy how different you start to see the world when you try to see where some-
one is coming from and put yourself in their shoes. At the end of the day, I had never felt more thankful for the people and support I have in my life. Homelessness is a huge issue that needs to be resolved. The problem is, no matter how many PB&Js, water bottles, or socks we hand out, the issue won’t be solved. Everyone needs to be educated on this issue. We must raise our voice for those who can’t and make the State House and the world know we care. According to the 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, there were 21,237 people in Massachusetts counted as experiencing homelessness. According to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, during 2014, 6,562 families were assisted with emergency shelter and/or HomeBASE household assistance, out of the 13,115 families who applied for assistance. Did you know, there are only 12 emergency beds in Boston for homeless youth? They are located at the non-profit organization, Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Only 12 beds for the thousands of youth who need a safe place to sleep at night. What our society does not understand is that these homeless people, are just people!
illustration by amanda bennett
They aren’t scary, mean, or below us. They have feelings just like you and me. They just have different struggles. Every person is homeless for a different reason, but each one is just looking for someone who cares. The only way we can change the world for the better is by working together.
If you lift it, re-rack it Levi Flood
I have two children. The oldest is fouryears-old, and the younger is almost two. Every day we spend a few hours playing together with a variety of toys: Nerf guns, Matchbox cars, blocks, and more. By the time we’re done the house is destroyed. Next comes clean-up time. This is the time when my two toddler sons get my entire living room spotless in about 10 minutes. The guns go on their racks, the cars in their bins, and the blocks in their box. So how is it that when I walk into the Lasell College gym on any given day at any given time the place looks like my living room after a hundred consecutive playtimes? News flash: each and every weight in each and every gym comes equipped with a numerical label. To clarify, that means each plate, dumbbell, and medicine ball has a number printed or etched on its surface that identifies its exact weight. All of these weights have matches. The dumbbells come in pairs, meaning that if there is one 30-pounder laying on the ground, there’s probably one just like it somewhere nearby. Notice how I said that the dumbbell is on
the ground. Did you know that there’s a dumbbell rack sitting right on top of that very same floor? It is designed perfectly so that every one of those dumbbells will fit on it. Now that you’ve found the rack, let’s talk numbers again. Twenty-five is smaller than 30, 30 is smaller than 35, you get the picture. So let’s put that college education to work and see if we can’t get that iron put away not only in pairs, but in order. Here’s the good news: all of these lessons you just learned about dumbbells, they can all be applied to every other type of weight in the gym. Those plates leaning on the walls can now get stored on their racks, in order, and with their matches. There are even signs hanging up with friendly little suggestions like “Put your weights away in order.” I’ve tried similar signs in the living room, although with the kids being two and four, I’ll admit that the effort is probably wasted. I know what their excuse is, but I’m baffled as to what excuse a bunch of 18 to twenty-something year-olds could have.
Lasell, take notice of rugby
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Allison Nekola managing editor
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Shapleigh Webster Morgan Austin sports editor
Brianna Robbins Tina Nalepa news editor op/ed editor
Emily M. Kochanek Ryan Fitzgerald features editor
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Whether or not you consider yourself a sports fan, there’s no denying we all enjoy attending a Lasell sporting event every now and then to show our Laser pride. Rugby may be one of the most popular student-run organizations on campus, but you wouldn’t think so because of how Lasell tends to downplay it compared to other activities. Even though the NCAA doesn’t recognize rugby as an official sport, it doesn’t mean that Lasell shouldn’t either. It seems as though the Rugby Club is always getting the short end of the stick. Other than the NCAA not recognizing rugby as a sport, the club is just as established as the other teams on campus, so why aren’t they getting the same amount of recognition? The club has an outstanding number of participants, play in multiple games each season, and maintains a winning record, yet receives none of the benefits. Students who are interested in seeing events relevant to the Lasell community will go to the events page on MyLasell. Unfortunately, like the other club teams on campus,
the rugby games are not announced, so a lot of students are unaware of when games are scheduled. Students rely on the Lasell Rugby Club’s Facebook page and word of mouth about upcoming games. Although marketing contributed by Lasell is non-existent, the games are well-attended. Athletic trainers are present for the highly aggressive games, but not for the equally bloody and dangerous practices. During practices, the team is unable to provide medical care for themselves and do not have access to a first aid kit. Members of the team who obtain minor injuries during the 6:00 a.m. practices must wait for Health Services, which opens at 8:30 a.m. on weekdays. This is not usually a problem for the boys who play through pain, but after practice they have to wait for help so they can recover. It’s necessary to show rugby some love because of all the team has given to Lasell. After all the literal blood, sweat, and tears shed by the team, Lasell should return the support by providing opportunities to show our school spirit.
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Students impress at Connected Sophomore hosts panel Learning Symposium
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Tristan Davis & Ryan Fitzgerald 1851 staff & opinion editor
This semester’s Connected Learning Symposium was a success on Tuesday, April 28, as students from various classes showcased their projects and assignments in Winslow, de Witt Hall and Rosen Auditorium. Events began in the morning including a mock trial and an orthopedic training clinic held by professors Chris Haverty and Dominique Mathieu in Winslow. The main showcase was the poster exhibition in de Witt Hall at noon where students from different classes set up tables and stands for their projects. Among some of the classes represented was Professor Michael Laramee’s Television Studies class. Seniors Kristina Kaufmann, Ashley Medeiros, and Cristobal Martinez presented on racial stereotypes in television. Students Melissa Hampton and Tom Horak’s project focused on the issue of climate change and its effect on the ski tourism industry. Although New England saw record breaking snow this past winter, other areas of the world have not seen much. “A lot of ski resorts have seen a limited amount of snowfall in recent years which isn’t good because towns depend on these resorts for a source of revenue,” said Hampton. Professor Marie Franklin’s Magazine & Feature Writing class set up a kiosk-like table to show off their self-designed magazines, with the theme of the “Out Of Town News” shop in Cambridge. Throughout the day, the magazines attracted an audience, who were given ballots to vote for which magazine they liked the best.
Krista DeJulio & Kayli Hertel features editor & managing editor
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Students utilized computer monitors to present their projects at Symposium.
Senior Danielle Cutillo’s “Travel & Fashion” received the most votes for the Best Magazine competition. “I’m very excited because I’m proud of my magazine,” said Cutillo. “This is something I want to do in the future, so it was a really cool experience.” Because of the exemplary work showed in the classroom, several students were asked to present in the Rosen Auditorium. Junior Andrew Glenn and sophomores Emily Noll and Bridget Delaney led a presentation on Macy’s and its rise to prominence in the world of retail merchandising. Following the group, students from the Media Ethics class gave chilling examples of the mistreatment of animals in the
fashion industry. Allie Montenaro, Danielle Lavender, Ajea Stupart, and Madeline Tennant were chosen as one of seven groups to present at symposium. The event ended with several Lasell seniors presenting their capstone projects, and various other students displaying their work to their peers. This year’s symposium was also an opportunity for underclassmen to understand connected learning in the classroom. “My first symposium was a fun experience,” said freshman Taylor Tiezzi. “I had no idea what to expect, and when I arrived everyone was dressed professionally and each presentation was extremely interesting.”
Chronicle seniors say goodbye Tina Nalepa Arts and Entertainment Editor Saying goodbye to Lasell and “The 1851 Chronicle” is one of the hardest things I am about to do. It feels like I am going through a really bad break-up. The one where you think the world is going to end. I know it may seem a bit dramatic, but for the past four years Lasell and the “Chronicle” have been a huge part of my life. Not only have I made Lasell my second home, but I made the “Chronicle” part of my family. I always looked forward to weekly newspaper meetings from a contributing writer to selling ads to becoming editor of the Arts and Entertainment section. Although, I am excited for the next chapter attending graduate school and working I am even more excited to come back and see how the “1851” is growing. I am excited to pass down the title of Arts Editor to Haleigh Santilli, I know she will do great job as well as the rest of the underclassmen. Morgan Brittney Austin Copy Editor On my first day of freshman year, my mother said to me, “Always remember your roots. Remember where you came from, but most importantly, remember who you will become.” One of my favorite films will always be “The Lion King.” Remember that scene where Rafiki took Simba to see the spirit of Mufasa? When Mufasa told Simba that he is the rightful king? One of my favorite lines comes from that scene. “Remember who you are,” said Mufasa. I know I’m not walking off the stage the same person I was walking into my Woodland Hall freshman year. I’ve matured personally and socially, made friends with people I didn’t think I’d ever be friends with, and most importantly, I never lost sight of who I was and who I wanted to be. College definitely shaped who I am as a person today. As you walk off the stage and either go to graduate school, go into the workplace, or still try to figure out the next stage in your life, always remember who you are and never lose sight of what is in front of you.
Emily Kochanek News Editor There’s a myriad of topics I could spout out about. With a heart of an activist, political junkie, and news nerd, I wanted to have this column reflect myself but also bring awareness to topics that should be at the forefront of every college student. Sexism, civil rights, income inequality; the list goes on and on. And as a young adult starting to make my own way into the world of taxes, loans, and rent, I want to stress the importance of political action. I know: the word “political” is a terrifying word. It stirs up feelings of angst, distrust, ambivalence. This is our “Jazz Age” and millennials couldn’t be more disillusioned. But being disillusioned or, really, disinterested, is the poison that keeps us from change. It’s the lie we are fed so the status quo goes unchanged. I don’t know how many articles I have read saying that our generation is increasingly ambivalent towards politics. And I have talked to countless Lasell students who either have no idea what is going on in politics or feel they don’t have a voice. Why try to change something that won’t be changed? But, looking on social media, our generation is increasingly politically active. According to Pew Research, 67 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds engage politically on social media. That’s 2/3 of our peers. And that is the hope: that our cyber political action reaches beyond our monitors and into the ballot box. As the 2016 presidential election draws incredibly closer, I encourage all of you to pay attention to the news. Read polls, opinion pieces, investigative features; read anything that will inform you. As students, we are expected to learn. Being well-informed is a part of becoming an intelligent adult. It does not matter your political affiliation. Continue to learn and grow your own personal values. And through that, I encourage you to vote. It doesn’t matter how small the voice, but the size of our population. This year, we surpass the Baby Boomers as the largest generation. Let’s use our size to our advantage and vote our way to a better society.
Allison Nekola Co-Editor-in-Chief Upon joining the Chronicle it never crossed my mind a couple of my most loyal and adored friends sat inside the office and worked tirelessly. I can still remember the first meeting I attended, how eager I was and willing to take any story. Soon after, I joined the team for layout and got a glimpse of my closest friends before I knew how important they would be to me. After only two months, I felt I knew this group my entire life and couldn’t imagine a future without their advice and constant ability to make me laugh. Not only did they help me through one of the hardest years of my life, they helped me rediscover who I was as an individual and a writer. It’s a strange, sad feeling when you meet your niche so late in college. On one hand I am so grateful I could spend these last couple years with them but on the other hand I don’t look forward to a time when I can’t walk 10 paces across campus to see them. It’s been an incredible couple years with these folks and I wish every senior luck with their future endeavors. Kristina Kaufmann Art Director The second half of college was very different than my first half. I played it safe the first two years and didn’t take many risks. But after coming back from abroad in Florence I decided to take advantage of more opportunities at Lasell and expand my involvement outside the classroom. I became involved with various service-learning trips including ASB, Ecuador Shoulder-to-Shoulder, and LSTY, which helped me grow as an individual, meet new people, and develop a passion I never knew I had. I am forever grateful for the past four years here at Lasell, they were easily some of the best and thank you to everyone who made it so special. Don’t feel like you have to be constricted to your major, explore other interests and be open to discovering new things about yourself.
Sophomore event management student Grace Hogan hosted the panel “How Do You See Women?” in de Witt Hall on April 30 as part of her honors component through the class Fighting Injustice Through Art and Creativity. The panel explored issues concerning women’s rights, rape culture, and sex education. The panel featured Professors Tessa LeRoux, Catharine Weiss, Sarabeth Golden, Reverend Tom Sullivan, sophomore fashion design student Aliza Bogosian, and President Michael Alexander’s wife and women’s rights advocate, Mary Barbara Alexander. As part of the class, Hogan originally had to make a personal statement through graffiti but wanted to take the project to a larger scale. The project that sparked the panel consisted of pasting provocative and revealing advertisements on the ground outside of Bancroft House as people would have to stop “stepping all over women.” “The art itself couldn’t stand alone. There’s a good group of people here,” said Hogan. The panel started with Hogan sharing a personal story from when she was 14-years-old, walking around Boston and was “gawked” at by an older gentleman in a sports car. The goal of the panel was to dissect why women are seen as sexual objects before they are seen as human beings. Each of the panelists had insight into the daily struggles women face in the twentyfirst century, throughout history, and even as young girls. Bogosian spoke about her own honors component as well, speaking about sex education in public and private schools across the state. Bogosian talked about her personal experience with sex education and how the school systems are warping sex curriculum to resemble bad habits such as drugs and alcohol. “[The panel] brought up a lot of very good topics […] like the violence and over-sexualization of women in the porn industry, and things like that. I am very interested in this topic, especially being a woman and a woman of color,” said sophomore Tamla Morales. The discussion included myths, theories, ethics, and principles all based on topics ranging from female sexuality, women’s rights, and advertisements throughout history. “I really enjoyed it and I think it’s important for both males and females to hear […] I really wish we could have gone more in-depth on cultures and maybe the panel could have been diverse,” said student Samara Powell, a sophomore. The group of panelists spoke diversely, on sociology, psychology, fashion, religion, and student outlook about the issue. The panel was an overall success for Hogan with a large turnout from the Lasell community, from students, faculty, and Village residents. “It’s a long time coming and it’s just the beginning,” said Hogan. “This is just testing the waters. This is just my sophomore year.”
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Softball, baseball season close Tristan Davis
Farewell to senior Lasers brianna robbins
After record-breaking snowfall in Massachusetts this past winter, Lasell’s spring sports teams suffered numerous cancellations and schedule changes. Despite these setbacks, both the baseball and softball teams managed to put together successful 2015 campaigns. “Our coach likes the phrase ‘control what you can control,’” said sophomore catcher Matt Haskell. “We can control how hard we work as a team, and by doing that we can control our destiny. The snow didn’t help us this year but that’s an example of what we can’t control.” The baseball team took part in an interesting opening day to begin the season. Due to schedule cancellations, their first game of the year was held in Fort Myers, Florida against Skidmore College. In the double-header, Lasell would split to start the season at .500. After picking up key wins versus conference foes Rivier University, Johnson & Wales and Anna Maria, the Lasers headed into the GNAC tournament. After a 1-0 shutout victory over Rivier in the first round, Lasell dropped two straight contests to Saint Joseph’s of Maine and Johnson & Wales, respectively. “My favorite moment of the season was beating Suffolk for the first time in school history,” said junior shortstop Dan Gagnon. “It was a tight game down the wire. We were up 3-2 going into the top of the seventh and Wes (Hurty) hit a three-run home run, his second, to put us up 6-2 for our first victory over Suffolk.” The Lasers cleaned up when it came to
The Lasell Athletic Department and “The 1851 Chronicle” say goodbye to the senior athletes who exemplified great sportsmanship on the field or court and in their teams.
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At left Greg Sherman and at right Denise Archetto, both seniors for baseball and softball.
accolades. Freshman pitcher Josh Bahnick was named GNAC Rookie of the Year, while junior Hurty and seniors Matt Sammarco and AJ McKenzie were all named Second Team All-Conference for the GNAC. “Living in New England, you have to expect the constant change in weather,” said freshman pitcher Magdalen Trainor. “I remember pitching one game when it was hailing and I wasn’t even able to grip the ball, but being a part of such a great team we were
able to pick each other up and try our hardest to stay warm together, which included taking turns holding the hand warmers.” The Lasers softball team also began their 2015 season in Fort Myers. and returned home to less-than cooperative weather. The team notched several key wins, highlighted by a 4-2 win over Rivier, and a 4-3 win over Emmanuel College. Softball closed their season with a split at Emmanuel. The team finished the season 9-25 overall.
Track races to excellent season
shapleigh webster copy editor
It was a record breaking year for both the pectations because I hadn’t thrown since my Lasell men’s and women’s spring track and senior year in high school. So when I heard the field teams. Both personal and school records mark, I almost didn’t believe it because it broke were broken. Two students each from both the men’s and women’s teams qualified during the season to compete in the Division III New England championship at MIT on Saturday May 2, the first ever appearance for Lasell. Nicholas Garifalos, a freshman from Spotswood, New Jersey was the only runner for the teams, competing in the 800 m race, coming in fifth overall with a time of 1:56.75, which was just short of his personal record of 1:56.68. Jordan Bowman, a freshman from Salem, New Hampshire broke the Lasell record this season in the long jump, finished third in the flight number three of the long jump with a follow up of his record best at 6.50 m. For the women, sophomore Cassandra photos courtesy of Laser Pride Stout from Plymouth came out on top with a javelin throw of 34.16 m, beating out her old Freshman Nicholas Garifalos in action at the DIII school record of 33.92 m. Stout will also com- New Englands meet at MIT. pete in the DIII ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet on Thursday, May 14 at my personal record and the school record on my Springfield College, as she previously qualified first throw of the season. It was an amazing acon April 11 at the Smith Pioneer Invitational, complishment,” said Stout. Junior Heather Longley from North Granrecording a new school record of 37.91. by, Connecticut, threw the discus for Lasell “Going into the meet I didn’t have any ex-
MEN'S lacrosse Women's lacrosse Scoring Leaders Goals: casey sullivan - 30 Assists: pat egan - 18 Points: Casey sullivan - 47
Scoring Leaders Goals: Bridget doherty - 43 Assists: toni minelli - 24 Points: toni minelli - 57
Accolades •andrew suh, aaron laporte & mike pino named GNAC first team •casey sullivan named GNAC second team •chase swift named Lasell representative on the GNAC Sportsmanship team
Accolades •bridget munnelly named defensive player of the year •alexa katsigianis named goalkeeper of the year •Bridget doherty, katsigianis & munnelly named GNAC first team •toni minelli and Ashlee pechulis named GNAC second team •Michaela doughty named Lasell representative on the GNAC Sportsmanship team
track and Field
top performers - women 100m: ayumi ranucci - 13.85 400m: melissa cooley - 1:02.51 800m: jamie russo – 2:36.73 5000m: amy macdonald - 20:58.49 shot put: cassandra stout - 7.67m discus: heather longley - 33.67m javelin: cassandra stout - 37.91m
Final Record- 14-17 Conference Record- 9-5 How Season Ended- Lost in GNAC Tournament ELIMINATION to JOHNSON & WALES 7-1 Scoring Leaders homeruns: wes hurty - 2 runs batted in: wes hurty - 22 batting avg.: matt sammarco - .337 Accolades •JOSH BAHNICK NAMED ROOKIE OF THE YEAR •WES HURTY, AJ MCKENZIE & MATT SAMMARCO NAMED GNAC SECOND TEAM •TYLER FLAHERTY, KEVIN POST & GREG SHERMAN NAMED GNAC THIRD TEAM •DAN MICKENS named Lasell representative on the GNAC Sportsmanship team
top performers - men 100m: andrew panther - 12.67 400m: andrew panther - 50.61 800m: nicholas garifalos – 1:56.68 5000m: nicholas garifalos - 17:13.27 shot put: tyler schwabe - 10.52m discus: tyler schwabe - 34.93m javelin: michael rudin - 41.72m
Bowen, Ryan Gervais, Jackson McKenzie, Andrew Mickens, Daniel Mozingo, Evan Post, Kevin Romano, Vincent Sammarco, Matthew Sherman, Gregory Daniel, Jeremy Vallone, Michael Cunning, Joseph Donovan, Jason Dupont, Michael Fernandes, Dylan LaPorte, Aaron Marshall, Derek Palazzo, Robbie Roberts, Gordon Alves, Manuel Barrientos, Servi Carroll, Nicholas McCarthy, Patrick Montemurro, Ryan Serrazina, Alexander Dugan, Matthew Raffol, Daniel Northrop, Kyle Schwabe, Tyler Archetto, Denise Grady, Michaelea Ryan, Justine Hulitzky, Taylor Robbins, Brianna Soares, Nikita Trevino, Jamie Brecher, Caitlyn Canavan, April Daley, Brianna Katsigianis, Alexa Michaela Doughty Minelli, Toni Scrutchfield, Abbigail Lynch, Bridget Lynch, Kayla Masiero, Molly Pappalardo, Leah Gabriel, Talia Baird, Jessica Cameron, Kathy Kochanek, Emily
Final Record- 9-25 Conference Record- 6-16 How Season Ended- SPLIT WIN WITH Emmanuel 4-3 (L, 1-0) Scoring Leaders homeruns: EMILY DEANGELIS - 6 runs batted in: NICOLE LEBLANC - 30 batting avg.: ERIN LARGHI - .350 Accolades •denise archetto named Lasell representative on the GNAC Sportsmanship team
Accolades •For a full list of records broken, visit www.laserprise.com and see story above •nicholas garifalos, jordan bowman, heather longley, cassandra stout competed in diii new englands •stout will compete in DIII ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship meet on Thursday, May 14
spring LASER LEADERS
Final Record- 12-6 Conference Record- 8-1 How Season Ended- Lost in gnac championship to saint joseph’s college (me.) 10-3
Final Record- 9-7 Conference Record- 5-3 How Season Ended- Lost in GNAC Tournament Semi Finals to emmanuel 9-6
coming in sixth in the first flight of two with a distance of 33.24 m. Throughout the season other members of the teams beat out old school records, according to Laser Pride. Melissa Cooley broke the indoor 400 m record with a time of 1:02.51 Jamie Russo broke the outdoor 800 m record with a time of 2:37.40 Amy McDonald broke the outdoor 1,500 m record with a time of 5:24.05 Andrew Panther broke both the 200, 400 and 600 m indoor records with times of 23.64, 50.61 and 1:28.50 respectfully. Joshua Nixon, Patrick Sponzo, Nick Garifalos, Andrew Panther as a team broke the 400 m relay record, with a combined time of 11:13.56. Nick Garifalos broke the outdoor 800M record with a time of 1:56.68, as well as the 1,000 m at 17:13.27. Kyle Northrop broke the 3,000 m steeplechase record with a time of 10:39.20 Tyler Schwabe broke both the shot put and discus records with distances of 10.43 m and 34.93 respectively. Jordan Bowman broke the long jump record with 6.50, as well as the triple jump record at 11.55 m. Michael Rudin broke the javelin record with 41.72 m.
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