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Anthony Szol '16 has his Eye on the Ball

Anthony Szol '16 on campus

Maybe you've spotted him walking backwards across the Arnow Courtyard, a Blue Key Society ambassador leading a prospective student family on a campus tour.

Or, you might have seen him in action at a Student Government Association meeting (bow-tie in place), in his role as vice president of financial affairs. Or, perhaps, on the sidelines at a Mt. Ida College or Bentley University varsity game, performing clinical rotation duties which he does for 18 hours a week.

Whether extolling the virtues of the Lasell experience to curious tourists or "taping 40 ankles," as he puts it, to prep a team of athletes to take the field, Anthony Szol '16 is a Lasell presence who seems to be everywhere. And he takes his signature smile with him along the way.

The West Springfield, MA native, an Athletic Training major with a minor in Coaching, applied to Lasell in 2012, sight unseen, attracted to "the great Athletic Training program and beautiful campus." He knew he'd made the right choice, he tells Leaves, "once I encountered the Flash Mob at Accepted Students Day. I could see firsthand the kind of community Lasell is."

Leaves sat down with the Buttersworth resident assistant between a busy afternoon of gigs.

High School? Easthampton High, Easthampton, MA, where I played football and baseball.

Family? Father a supervisor for W.B. Mason, mother studying to be a medical assistant.

Favorite Lasell class? Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation Techniques.

Favorite movies? Action films, anything with Denzel Washington or Samuel L. Jackson.

Hobbies? People watching in Boston.

Preferred campus spot? The Campus Center. That's where I met Director of Student Activities and Orientation Jenny Granger, now a mentor and a friend, who has helped me become the campus leader I am today.

Best thing about Lasell? The extremely welcoming faculty.

Future plans? I'd like to coach strength and conditioning on the college level and, hopefully, go to graduate school to pursue a doctorate in kinesiology.

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