Lasell College Lasers
The Lasell College Lasers finished the 2012 season 12-5, and a perfect 9-0 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Unfortunately, the Lasers ran into a hot Norwich team and lost in the GNAC semi-finals, 5-4. Heading into the 2013, season the Lasell College Lasers are hoping to win their first GNAC Championship. Head Coach Tim Dunton is heading into his 11th year as the head man at Lasell. Dunton says, “Our expectations are to continue on our successful 2012 campaign.”
Leading the charge for the Lasers in 2013 will be Don Berube, Eric Marcantonio, Matt Keiler and Atticus Robert, all of which play on the defensive end for Lasell.
Don Berube is a senior goalkeeper. Berube had a goals-against average of 6.73, 144 saves and a 61% save percentage in 2012. He was a 2nd team all-GNAC selection last spring.
Eric Marcantonio is a sophomore defenseman. Marcantonio had 13 groundballs and 3 caused turnovers in 2012. He was a 1st team all-GNAC selection as a freshman last spring.
Matt Keiler is a senior defenseman. Keiler had 14 groundballs and 6 caused turnovers in 2012.
Atticus Robert is a senior LSM. Robert had 1 goal and 6 assists to go along with 67 groundballs and 21 caused turnovers. He was a 2nd team all-GNAC selection last spring.
This spring, Coach Dunton stepped up the Lasers non-conference schedule. The Lasers will play Salve Regina and Roger Williams out of the Commonwealth Coast Conference, Kean (NJ) out of the Skyline Conference, Wesleyan out of the NESCAC, Wheaton College out of the Pilgrim League and Western Connecticut out of the Little East; a tough non-conference schedule for the Lasell Lasers in 2013.
In the GNAC, Coach Dunton believes that Mt. Ida is the favorite heading into 2013. His reasoning is they have won the GNAC two times in a row. He tells us the dark-horse in the GNAC could be Emmanuel. The 2012 season was the first for Emmanuel. Coach Dunton continues to say, “They will build on a successful first season as a program and they are well-coached.” Once again, a player that NE Lax Blog will keep an eye on in 2013 is Mt. Ida’s Nick Yacuzzi. Coach Dunton calls him a, “very solid player that plays both midfield and attack. He’s a match-up nightmare for defenses.”