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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Sophomore midfielder Simone Barragan-Shaw scored six goals and notched three assists in the 2022 season.

Women’s soccer team’s historic run put to an end in overtime

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 12, 2022

The women’s soccer team’s path to the NCAA Division III Tournament has been with last-minute thrillers and historic victories, but on Saturday, their magic ran thin, losing to Westfield State in overtime. Traveling...

The mens soccer team made history playing in the first NEWMAC final in program history.

Men’s soccer historic run ends in NEWMAC finals loss to Babson

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 6, 2022

With the sun beaming down at Hartwell-Rogers Field, the calming breeze became chilling, only audible in the silence surrounding the Emerson men’s soccer team bench following the loss to Babson in the...

Head Coach David Suvak lifting the NEWMAC trophy

Emerson’s women’s soccer clinches NEWMAC championship with 1-0 win over Clark

By Leo Kagan and Tyler Foy
November 6, 2022

As the scoreboard counted down at Rotch Field Saturday afternoon, senior midfielder Cali Bruce—along with her teammates—was focused on making sure the Emerson Lions’ one-goal lead would not be erased....

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

The women’s soccer team claims first championship berth in program history

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 4, 2022

The Emerson women’s soccer team made history on Thursday night, beating Babson in the NEWMAC semifinals to propel the Lions to its first conference championship match. Riding on the team bus to No....

The mens soccer team embracing after a hard-fought penalty shootout win against MIT in the NEWMAC semifinals.

Men’s soccer makes history in wild NEWMAC semifinal win over MIT

By Abigail Lott
November 4, 2022

As the crossbar vibrated and the ball landed just in front of the goalline, the missed penalty signified a historic men’s soccer win against MIT, sending them to their first NEWMAC Championship since...

Emerson womens soccer team celebrating following a late goal in the NEWMAC quarterfinals.

Lions salvage two goals in dying minutes to survive NEWMAC quarterfinals

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 3, 2022

With less than a minute left in the second half of overtime, the women’s soccer team stared down a one-goal deficit and the end of the 2022 season. Still, after a lucky deflection and a perfectly played...

Senior middle blocker Jillian Kay scoring a kill against Smith College in the NEWMAC quaterfinals

Women’s volleyball season ends in five-set heartbreaker

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
November 3, 2022

A final ball whistled past diving Emerson defenders, silencing a roaring crowd at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on Tuesday night, ending a tight 3-2 match against Smith College in the NEWMAC quarterfinals.   After...

The Mens soccer team are undefeated through five games played in 2022.

Quantity and quality: Geographically diverse Lions find early success in fresh faces

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 15, 2022

Looking to rebound after a dismal 2021-22 season, the Emerson men’s soccer team seems to have found its competitive spark—going unbeaten, with two wins, in its last five games. The team is 2-0-3...

The Skunks were officially recognized on campus as an organization in 2019.

Emerson Skunks seek to expand community this season

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 14, 2022

As the fall semester kicks off and the temperature begins to mellow out, Emerson’s ultimate frisbee team, the Skunks, reclaims its spot on the baseball field in the Boston Commons for another year of...

The win bumped the womens volleyball teams record to 14-3.

Women’s volleyball team tops Brandeis with clutch third-set finish

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 13, 2022

The Emerson women’s volleyball team beat the Brandeis University Judges 3-0 on Thursday thanks to the strength of a narrow victory in the third and final set of the match.  Nearly a year ago to the...

Women’s volleyball team starts off strong with pair of wins

Women’s volleyball team starts off strong with pair of wins

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 8, 2022

Emerson’s women’s volleyball team dropped just one set in its season opener, beating both Simmons and Manhattanville College in a Sunday doubleheader on the Lions’ home court.  The team’s would-be...

Emerson College Womens Volleyball team (Beacon Archives)

Women’s volleyball team strives to reach new heights at the start of the season

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 6, 2022

Following their first-round defeat in last year’s NEWMAC Championship, the Emerson women’s volleyball team is on a mission of redemption, aiming for accolades higher than ever before.  “We really...

Coming fresh off the French soccer scene, Sophomore Hugo Berville looks forward to the routine of playing soccer at Emerson.

From France to Emerson: Men’s soccer recruit travels internationally to find his place in world of sport

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
August 30, 2022

The Emerson men’s soccer team added a new international player to its roster, recruiting Sophomore midfielder Hugo Berville from Villejuif, France ahead of the 2022 season.  With 11 players being...

Womens soccer assistant coach Kate Kohler joins Emerson after playing at Ithaca College.

Women’s soccer team appoints new assistant coach

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
August 29, 2022

The Emerson women’s soccer team expanded its coaching staff in preparation for the 2022 season, hiring former Ithaca College defender Kate Kohler as an assistant coach.   Kohler, who was on the...

The athletics departments partnership with PlaySiight will improve quality of streams and film for all sports including the production at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Athletics program improves facilities and exceeds academically in summer off-season

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
August 26, 2022

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, Emerson athletes return their attention to the courts, fields, and tracks as their off-season days dwindle to a close.  In preparation for next season, it...

The Emerson womens lacrosse seniors. From left to right: Hannah Beck, Julia Mallon, Amelia Toscano, Julia Burns, Ainsley Basic.

Women’s lacrosse says bye to four seniors, see you later to one

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2022

After years of winless seasons and canceled games, the Emerson women’s lacrosse team rebuilt its roster and posted its best record since joining the NEWMAC in 2014. The senior class played a key role...

The softball team are 13-15 in 2022 with eight games left to play.

Softball hosts annual sexual assault awareness games

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
April 21, 2022

The softball team hosted its fifth annual Sexual Assault Awareness game in a doubleheader against Babson College on Friday. The initiative was started years ago by a former member of the team, according...

Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum and Head Coach Ime Udoka

Celtics versus Nets Playoff Preview: 4 ways the C’s pull through

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
April 16, 2022

It’s a rematch!  The No. 2 seed Boston Celtics face off against the No. 7 seed Brooklyn Nets on Sunday at TD Garden for game one of the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs.  Last...

Senior midfielder Skyler Celotto was one of two players to join Emersons 100-point club this weekend.

Men’s lacrosse adds to 100-point club, breaks records

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2022

March proved to be a milestone month for the Emerson men’s lacrosse team as two players joined the Lions’ 100-point club, and another broke the single-season scoring record. Graduate attacker Austin...

First-year infielder Briggs Loveland has driven in five runs this season—one of which was a walk-ff against WPI on April 12.

Baseball team gets last laugh against WPI

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
April 13, 2022

With the score tied in the bottom of the ninth, first-year infielder Briggs Loveland delivered the final blow necessary for the Emerson Lions to complete an eight-run comeback against Worcester Polytechnic...

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