The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, December 17, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Steinberg to direct sports comm program

Dr. Charles Steinberg, president of the Pawtucket Red Sox and executive for the Boston Red Sox, was named director of sports communication at Emerson Tuesday, the college announced.

Men's Volleyball: Lions start season with convincing wins

The men’s volleyball team is off to a hot start after defeating Pine Manor and Newbury College to begin the season.

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A Conversation with Patricia Nicol

After spending significant time on rebranding in her first two years with the college, including the introduction of the new Lions logo, Nicol said she has two new initiatives on the docket: securing outdoor tennis courts and hiring assistant coaches to bolster recruiting.

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Lions survive Wheaton comeback, complete season sweep

Charlie Boyle turned on the accelerators in the fourth quarter as Emerson’s women’s basketball team nearly squandered a 19-point lead on its way to the season sweep over Wheaton on Wednesday, winning 65-59.

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Last-second shot sinks Lions vs. WPI

An inbounding pass from junior forward John Geary to Gray with 1.1 seconds remaining reached its intended target. But Gray’s shot from beyond half court was well short. The final score: 62-61 Engineers.

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Men's volleyball handles Pine Manor in opener

Emerson's men's volleyball team swept Pine Manor in the Lion's season opener Saturday.

Men's Basketball: Fitz showing range, Sashin takes on former teammate

Entering play Wednesday, junior Corey Fitz had drained all of his last seven three-point shots. Meanwhile, Saturday’s game program featured a rare sight: two recruited players from the small Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.