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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Janie Hilllman (left), Amiri Sillah (center), and Caden Lisa (right) sharing a moment on the field

Quadball looks to expand ahead of national tournament appearance

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 25, 2023

The Emerson Quadball team is en route to a historic season—but more than that, they value the welcoming and inclusive environment they manage.  The US Quadball Division II team possesses a 5-7 record,...

The Lions pulled ahead of Wheaton and MIT this past week.

Men’s basketball sweeps two-game homestand after thriller v. Wheaton, improves to 10-7

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
January 25, 2023

The Emerson men’s basketball team looked to build off their strong start in conference play following their loss to reigning NEWMAC champions WPI on Jan. 14—and they did just that. The Lions took care...

Levison, who plays Guard and Forward, is a DI transfer from the University of Denver.

Meet women’s basketball transfer Charlotte Levison

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
December 9, 2022

Junior guard Charlotte Levison transferred to Emerson from the University of Denver—an NCAA Division 1 program—this year, joining two first-year players as the newest Lions on the women’s basketball...

Senior Cali Bruce was pivotal to the Lions success in the 2022 Season.

Women’s soccer’s first All-American on her time at Emerson, growth, and more

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
December 8, 2022

After starting 56 games, scoring 21 points, earning three First Team All-Conference honors, and winning a NEWMAC championship, senior midfielder Cali Bruce might be near the end of her Emerson College...

Senior Cali Bruce raises the womens soccer teams first-ever NEWMAC Championship cup.

Senior spotlights: Women’s soccer seniors made history with balanced culture, united drive

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
December 7, 2022

Resilient, decorated, momentous, and victorious. This year, the Emerson women’s soccer team represented the purple and gold in a light it hadn’t shined before. Boasting the conference’s Coaching...

Graduate center Jarred Houston makes a layup

Men’s basketball defeats Worcester State 80-72 for second straight win

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
December 7, 2022

Fresh off a dominant win over Plymouth State, the Lions continued the momentum with an 80-72 win over the Worcester State Lancers at the Bobbi Brown & Steven Plofker Gym this past Dec. 3. The Lions...

Patrice Bergeron (via Beacon Archives)

Bruins on Boylston: Why you should doubt the Bruins’ strong start

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
November 30, 2022

The Bruins have played 22 games in the 2022-23 season, roughly a quarter of the regular season matchups they’ll take part in before the postseason, for which they are an absolute lock.  The Bruins,...

Senior captain Oliver Glass led by example setting multiple personal records through the season.

Five Lions named to NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
November 30, 2022

Five Emerson student-athletes were named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams on Nov. 21, highlighting players’ efforts for fair and positive play. The award recognizes athletes who “best [demonstrate]...

The 23 Seniors were the first in Lions history to lead mens soccer to the NEWMAC finals.

Senior spotlights: Men’s soccer seniors guided team to landmark playoff run with quality leadership

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
November 30, 2022

The Emerson men’s soccer team came extremely close to winning a NEWMAC Championship, but fell to Babson College 1-0 in the finals on Nov. 5, ending not just a strong playoff run, but the careers of the...

First-year PG Jacob Armant drives through the Fighting Scots defense.

Basketball doubleheader yields wins for men’s and women’s squads

By Leo Kagan and Jordan Pagkalinawan
November 10, 2022

The Emerson men’s and women’s basketball teams each secured season-opening victories Tuesday night—the men steamrolled Gordon College 95-51 and the women defeated Wentworth 71-64. Playing back-to-back...

Senior spotlights: Women’s volleyball seniors elevated the program and built a positive culture

Senior spotlights: Women’s volleyball seniors elevated the program and built a positive culture

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
November 9, 2022

At the end of every women’s volleyball season, the dismantling of the net in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym marks the end of Emerson’s seniors’ careers. After a five-set NEWMAC playoffs...

The Bruins drew criticism from their recent signing of Mitchell Miller (via CreativeCommons)

Bruins on Boylston: Bruins must sever ties with new signing

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
November 6, 2022

20 year--old Mitchell Miller inked his NHL entry-level contract on Friday, becoming a Boston Bruin for the next three years.  For most young players, this would be a joyous and prideful moment, the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB and former Patriot Tom Brady (via Creative Commons)

Go out with dignity, Brady

By Vani Hanamirian, Staff Writer, sports
November 1, 2022

He has served his time, done his duty, and lived out every young football player's dream. Now, it’s time for Tom Brady to retire.  Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. has been playing in the NFL for...

The Emerson Womens Volleyball Team (courtesy: Ben Read)

Women’s volleyball wins annual “You Can Play” game

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
October 26, 2022

The women’s volleyball team dispatched the Endicott College Gulls in three sets on Thursday, earning a sixth consecutive home-court win in the annual “You Can Play” game. The You Can Play Project,...

Graduate guard Nate Martin will be rejoining the Lions along with fellow grad and center Jarred Houston (Beacon Archives)

Returning men’s basketball seniors reflect on time at Emerson

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
October 26, 2022

Graduates Jarred Houston and Nate Martin will return for their fifth years at Emerson, hoping to continue momentum from their appearance in the NCAA DIII playoffs last season. Standing at 6-foot-10,...

The 2022-23 Emerson Womens Basketball Team (Courtesy: Bill Gould)

Women’s basketball looking to bounce back

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
October 26, 2022

Despite battling through a tough 2021-22 campaign, Emerson’s women’s basketball team remains hopeful for a better season this year, prepped with a wealth of experience to take to the court.  COVID-19...

From left to right: Tierney McKeown, Olivia Kardos. Samantha Zannotti, head coach Brandon Fox, Samuel Cahill, Oliver Glass, Paige Thimmesch, and Emily Hammond. (Courtesy: Kayla Buck)

Emerson XC snags 10th, 15th at Suffolk Invitational

By Jason Tulchin, Assistant Sports Editor
October 26, 2022

Step by step, the Emerson men’s and women’s cross country teams strode to new heights amid a large crowd of runners in the Suffolk Invitational at Franklin Park on Oct.15.  The men’s runners...

The Lions advance to their first NEWMAC Championship in program history.

Women’s soccer team celebrated locally, nationally

By Abigail Lott
October 26, 2022

Emerson women's soccer team earned lots of praise this week from both the NEWMAC and NCAA Division III.  The Lions ranked 24th in Division III by the United Soccer Coaches’ latest poll released on...

Bailey Zappe has big shoes to fill in the wake of Tom Brady. (Courtesy: Creative Commons)

I’m not a Boston sports fan, but Bailey Zappe caught my eye

By Vani Hanamirian, Staff Writer, sports
October 20, 2022

As a Philadelphia sports fan, I’m used to an underdog situation — note Super Bowl LII — but was not expecting the same ‘underdog feeling’ in a city that has won 10 Super Bowls in 22 years until...

Patrice Bergeron (via Beacon Archives)

Bruins on Boylston: New system yields rewards and creates problems

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
October 19, 2022

Former Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy was not who fans would’ve expected to be fired last summer. If anyone, it would’ve been General Manager Don Sweeney, whose questionable drafting and trade deadline...

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