The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


VPR working with student-athlete council

Melanie Matson, Emerson’s director of Violence Prevention and Response, will speak at the NEWMAC conference-wide Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting this spring, showcasing the work her office has completed with Lions athletes over the past year.


Lions hope to start smooth in Rocky Mountains

The Emerson women’s lacrosse team is heading to Colorado over spring break to prepare for another playoff-bound season.


First step for new coach: Win the nonconference games

Colombini said the first focus is on being competitive in nonconference games consistently—the Lions lost two overtime matches against Becker and Wheelock, but dropped four of their seven nonconference matches by ten or more.

Pizza and process: Council strives for higher attendance

Emerson’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council used an old classic—pizza—to attract fans for a January basketball doubleheader. But the pies weren’t the only draw.


Athletics shuts down gym to dry floor

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym was completely shut down Monday until at least the end of next week, athletics’ director of media relations Matt Ulrich said Wednesday.


Men's volleyball says 'Aloha' to Emerson

Life is quieter in the home of Garcia and his men’s volleyball teammate, Stig Regan. Both are from Hawaii—over 5,000 miles away.

Gym flooding, snow wreak havoc on volleyball schedule

Prior to its straight-set loss Tuesday against MIT, Emerson’s men’s volleyball team hadn’t seen in-game action for one week due to flooding in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym and last Thursday’s snowstorm.

Athletics seeks tennis courts after NEWMAC change

A NEWMAC conference change that will move women’s tennis to the spring season in 2018 is bringing new urgency to the athletic department’s search for home courts for its men’s and women’s programs.


Volleyball to meet Lasell in first conference match

The Lions play their first match within the GNAC on Thursday against Lasell, which is 14-1 overall. Lasell is currently ranked #15 in the nation.


Lions eliminated from playoff contention after loss to Coast Guard

Even with the possibility of a place in the NEWMAC playoffs on the line, and a final push led by sophomores Charlie Boyle and Natalie Busch, Emerson’s women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with the Coast Guard Bears Wednesday night.

Playoff hopes still alive for women's basketball

Deputy Sports Editor Matt Case talks playoff chances for Emerson College's women's basketball team.

A front row seat to Patriots' glory

Beacon reporters spoke to Emerson students to get their thoughts on the Patriots' Super Bowl parade.


Home games moved away after gym floods

All Emerson athletics home games will be moved to away locations this week due to flooding in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, said Matt Ulrich, athletics’ director of media relations and game operations.


Motivational speaker Marc Mero stresses the importance of choices in talk with athletes

Emerson’s athletic department required all student athletes to attend motivational speaker Marc Mero's presentation Thursday night.