Lasells Shauna Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) was selected to the GNAC All-Conference Third Team for the 2008-2009 season. The senior co-captain was the Lasers leading scorer and rebounder this season, averaging 16.4 points per game and 6.6 rebounds. She also dished 48 assists and made 24 steals over the course of the year.
STANDISH, ME The Lasers game up short in their bid to make the playoffs losing to St. Joes 63-44 on Saturday. Lasells senior guard Katie Schumitz 09 (Milford, CT) scored a game-high 15 points off five three-pointers in the losing effort.
After fifteen ties and sixteen lead changes, the Cadets of Norwich University took home a 64-58 win over the Lasell College womens basketball team in overtime. The Lasers played incredibly tough while forcing their first overtime of the season, forcing the second place Cadets to come from behind to seal the victory. After their last home game of the season, the Lasers have a 4-7 GNAC record, and a 7-17 overall mark, and one regular season game left. Norwich stands tied with Emerson at 9-2 in the GNAC, and 16-6 overall.
Boston, Mass- Emmanuels womens basketball team downed the Lasers in a 76-54 GNAC victory on Saturday at the Jean Yawkey Center. The conference leading Saints are 16-8 overall and 9-1 in the GNAC, while the Lasers are 7-16 on the season and 4-6 in conference play, with one week left in the regular season.
Newton, Mass.- The Lasers trailed to the Mount Ida Mustangs for the first thirty eight minutes of the GNAC contest before coming back to win, 64-60, in the final minutes of the game. Shauna Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) led all scorers with 19 points, but it was Katie Schumitz (Milford, Conn.) who nailed a three pointer with 1:19 on the clock to put the Lasers ahead for good.
The Sharks of Simmons College were the victors in GNAC womens basketball action on Saturday afternoon, taking a 66-45 win away from Lasell College. The Lasers finish the night at 6-15 and 3-5 in the GNAC, while the Sharks bump their records to 15-6 and 6-2 in the conference.
Newton, Mass.- Rivier College took home a 92-54 win over Lasell College in womens hoops tonight, on the back of junior guard Blair Carpenter (Meredith, NH) who drilled six treys, finishing with 27 total points for the visitors. The Raiders boast a 14-6 record, and are 6-2 in the GNAC coming off tonights victory. The Lasers fall to 6-14, with a 3-4 conference record.
Newton, Mass.- Lasells comeback began just a bit too late against Suffolk University this afternoon as the Lasers womens basketball team fell to the visiting Rams, 60-53. Katie Schumitz (Milford, Conn.) produced a game-best seventeen points, and also picked up four rebounds for Lasell in the defeat, as the Lasers fall to 6-13 overall, and 3-3 in conference play. Suffolks Meghan Tracey (Rehoboth, Mass.) lifted the Rams to 9-8, and 3-4 in the GNAC, with a 14 point and 14 rebound performance.
Lasells womens basketball team suffered a non-conference loss on Thursday evening, at the hands of Wellesley College, 77-52. The Lasers fall to 6-12 on the year, while Wellesley lifts to 8-6 overall.
Four Lasers finished in double figures as the Lasell College womens basketball team downed Pine Manor College 77-66 on the road. Tricia Culver (N. Hampton, Mass.) and Shauna Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) had 17 and 15 point performances in the second half to pave the way for Lasells third GNAC victory.
Emerson College held just a three point advantage after the first half of play against Lasell College, but rallied in the second to take home an 83-68 win in womens basketball action on Tuesday evening. Andrea Kosek (Latham, NY) and Lauren Zaniboni (San Diego, CA) each tallied fourteen points in the second half for the Lions who boost their record to 11-6, and 3-1 in the GNAC. The Lasers closed out the evening at 5-11 overall and 2-2 in the GNAC.
WEST HARTFORD, CT With the score tied 64-all and 3.9 seconds on the clock, Lasells senior guard Shauna Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) was sent to the free throw line, knocking down the front end of two to secure a 65-64 win over the Blue Jays of Saint Josephs College (Conn.). Kellys timely free throw was all that the Lasers needed to make away with their second GNAC victory of the season.
Even with Tricia Culver (N. Hampton, Mass.) and Shauna Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) each producing a game-best fourteen points apiece for Lasell, the Colonels of Curry College used a balanced attack to secure a 67-54 win over the lasers.
The Lasell College womens basketball team came up short against the visiting Johnson & Wales University on Tuesday night in GNAC competition. The Wildcats, who left with a 70-57 victory over the Lasers, were led by the play of Johanna Santosuosso (Salem, NH) who had a game high 18 points, and Alexia Ramirez (San Marcos, CA) who added 12 points, 9 rebounds, and four blocks.
In New Haven on Saturday afternoon the Albertus Magnus College Womens Basketball Team trailed 43-37 at half time and as much as 15 in the second half but rallied to tie the game for the 17th time with just two minutes to play but couldnt overcome Lasell Colleges late push losing 79-72.
Newton, Mass.- Western Connecticuts Heather Lee (Seymour, Conn.) led all scorers with 20 points Thursday evening as the Colonials sealed a their eighth consecutive victory with a 93-53 win over the Lasell College Lasers.
Westfield, Mass.- Lasells junior forward Tricia Culver (N. Hampton, Mass.) scored a game high 14 points against the Owls of Westfield State College on Saturday, December 13th, but Westfields balanced scoring attack overcame the Lasers, who fell 37-78.
Newton, Mass.- The Lasell College womens basketball team escaped with a one point win over Gordon College on Thursday evening, and picked up their third win of the season. Gordon had the final two shots opportunities down the stretch but they were unsuccessful at converting, and the Lasers held on for a 53-52 victory.
Newton, Mass.- Lasells Tricia Culver (N. Hampton, Mass.) led all scorers with 18 points but it was Laura Kent (Bellingham, Mass.) and Amanda Kania (Manchester, NH) who registered 27 points combined to lead Plymouth State University past Lasell, 71-56, in womens basketball action, on Tuesday evening.
The Lasers dropped a 61-84 decision to Regis College this afternoon in womens basketball action. Lasells Tricia Culver (N. Hampton, Mass.) led all players in scoring with 23 points, while first year Amanda Driscoll (Roslindale, Mass.) ignited the Lasers throughout the contest with her determined play.
It was a slow start for Lasell College in womens basketball action tonight against Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but the Lasers rallied in the second half to run away with a 66-34 win over the Engineers.
Newton, Mass.- The Lasers came back from a 15 point deficit to bring the game within three points, before the Hawks of Roger Williams went 4-4 from the line in the final seconds to take away a 62-55 win. Lasells Shauna Kelly (Quincy, Mass.) kept the Lasers alive shooting an unbelievable 17-19 free throws, and totaling a game-best 27 points.
Lasells Shauna Kelly was recognized this week on the national scale by D3hoops.com, being named to their Team of the Week. D3hoops.com is recognized as the leading source for Division III basketball, and selects the Team of the Week from national nominations by Sports Information Directors and coaches.
Clarkson University took a narrow victory over the Lasell College Lasers womens basketball team on Sunday, in the Wheaton College Tip-Off Tournament consolation game, beating them 69-61. Lasells Tricia Culver (N. Hampton, Mass.) was selected to the All-Tournament team after producing 17 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, making 4 steals, and dishing out 3 assists against Clarkson. Culver finished the weekend with a total of 28 points, 12 boards, 6 assists, and 4 steals.
Three Lasers posted double digits in scoring against Wheaton College in womens basketball action on Saturday, but it was not enough to get the Lasers past the Lyons in their season opener. Lasell debuted at the Wheaton College Tip-Off Tournament, and though the Lasers kept the game within range into the early parts of the second half, the Lyons ran away with a 92-53 win and advanced to the championship game.