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The Boston Bruins face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Photo by Leo Kagan

Bruins on Boylston: Revisiting preseason queries and posing three current questions

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Plenty of NHL teams faced questions entering the 2022-23 season. Would the Colorado Avalanche play their way to a second consecutive Stanley Cup? Would the Calgary Flames play at the same high level after...

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
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, Staff Writer
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, Staff Writer
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
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, Staff Writer
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
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, Staff Writer
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...

Graduate student and guard Jarred Houston goes up for a lay-up.

Men’s basketball loses thriller to Bridgewater State 81-79

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
November 19, 2022

The Emerson men’s basketball team was defeated by Bridgewater State on Wednesday night in a competitive thriller, 81-79—the team’s second consecutive loss by one basket. Dropping a Saturday match...

Sophomore defender Yoshiko Slater was named to NEWMACs First Team All-Conference.

Women’s soccer team earns six All-Conference selections, two other awards

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
November 19, 2022

After a historic season, the Emerson women’s soccer team—which won the NEWMAC championship on Nov. 5—added to its trophy case Thursday after being awarded six All-Conference selections, Coaching...

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...

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, Staff Writer
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, Staff Writer
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...

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...

TD Garden.

Bruins on Boylston: It’s early, but the Bruins have all the pieces of a championship contender

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
November 3, 2022

The last time the Boston Bruins lifted the Stanley Cup was 2011. It’s been just over a decade—not long compared to franchises that have been in limbo for half a century—but in the City of Champions,...

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...

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