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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 14, 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 14, 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...

Senior right-handed pitcher Johnny Maffei has pitched two complete games this season. The first was a shutout against Bethany Lutheran College on March 9.

Baseball lead off conference play with Senior Day doubleheader

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
April 6, 2022

Emerson’s baseball team opened its NEWMAC season by splitting a Senior Day doubleheader against Clark University, with the stands of Fraser Field stacked with friends and family. Before the first...

Emerson mens volleyball team setting up an attack.

‘It feels like it just started’: men’s volleyball season ends with Senior Day split

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2022

Arm in arm with family and coaching staff, Emerson seniors Josh Elliot, Jackson Gordon, and Rory Dobbins walked onto the volleyball court for photos.  Behind the seniors, the walls of the Bobbi Brown...

Graduate attacker Austin Franklin scored three goals against Wheaton College

Men’s lacrosse increases win streak with first conference win on Saturday

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 30, 2022

The men’s lacrosse team’s dominant second and third quarters at Wheaton College led to a 16-8 victory— the Lions’ first NEWMAC win of the 2022 season and second in team history. The team opened...

First-year utility Sam Zannotti went 3-5 over the doubleheader against Lesley College scoring three times while driving in two.

Shutout and shutdown: softball doubles down on victory against Lesley

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 30, 2022

Emerson’s softball team triumphed in a doubleheader against Lesley College on Sunday, winning both games to bring the season record to 12-4. The string of victories is only the latest in a strong...

Junior setter Jackson Gordan in the You Can Play games on March 19, 2022.

Men’s volleyball splits record in annual Pride-themed games

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2022

The Emerson men’s volleyball team left Saturday’s “You Can Play” games with a split record, sweeping Colby-Sawyer College and losing to Regis College in a hard-fought five-set match. Played...

Former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook accumulated 151 kills and 58 digs in the 2012 season.

Remembering former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2022

A key contributor to Emerson’s women’s volleyball team, Katherine Westbrook ‘16 died of a fall on March 8, at the age of 28 years old. “She was a very vibrant young woman. She had a lot of talents,...

Lex Torrington and Austin Franklin with Archies New York Deli owners Emilio and Michael the day of the official signing.

Emerson men’s lacrosse player signs the first NIL deal in college history

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 17, 2022

Two men’s lacrosse players, Austin Franklin and Lex Torrington, combined to secure the first deal regarding a player’s Name, Image, and Likeness in the college’s history. The NCAA changed its...

Senior midfielder Ainsley Basic had nine shots on goal, six of which found the back of the net against Rhode Island College

Women’s lacrosse dismantles Rhode Island 16-1

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 17, 2022

The women’s lacrosse team beat Rhode Island College 16-1 on Wednesday night, pushing its record to 4-1. The Lions got off to a quick start to the 2022 season, winning the first three games but encountering...

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Eulogy of a Chelsea fan—club owner, friend of Putin’s, to sell club

By Birk Buchen
March 3, 2022

For the first time in nearly two decades, Chelsea Football Club will be up for sale, as a result of its owner’s connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The saga started four days ago when...

WPI held the Lions to just 50 points in the NEWMAC Finals on Saturday, Feb 26.

Men’s basketball receives at-large-bid and a chance at tournament play

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 2, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team lost to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the NEWMAC finals 70-54 on Feb. 26, but the Lions’ season isn’t over.  After losing to WPI, Emerson was selected to...

Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball edges out Babson to advance to NEWMAC Finals

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 25, 2022

Down by three points in the last seconds of regulation play, Emerson sophomore guard Trevor Arico sank a shot from beyond the arc, sending the Lions to overtime. Emerson finished the game 85-77, advancing...

Mens lacrosse team started their season off with a win against Nichols College.

Men’s lacrosse opens season with win over Nichols

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
February 24, 2022

The Emerson men’s lacrosse team started its 2022 season with a 15-9 win against Nichols College this Saturday, Feb. 19. The game marks the Lions’ first home game in almost two years. Rotch Field...

Senior forward Katie Beckmann scored eight points and six rebounds against Babson College on Feb. 23

Women’s basketball team knocked out of first-round playoff

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 24, 2022

Emerson’s women’s basketball lost 73-49 against second-seed Babson College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference quarterfinals, ending the Lions’ season 8-16. The Lions...

Austin Franklin at media day in preparation for the 2022 season.

Men’s lacrosse excited to make return to Rotch Field

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 17, 2022

The artificial turf at Rotch Field hasn’t seen a men’s lacrosse game since February 2020, but the Lions will make their return this Saturday to start their 2022 season. At the outbreak of the COVID-19...

Senior guard Zach Waterhouse scoring a layup against MIT on Feb. 17, 2022

Men’s basketball remains dominant against MIT

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 17, 2022

The men’s basketball team completed the season sweep on Wednesday in a dominant 97-88 win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, improving their record to 16-6. The Lions entered the game...

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