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I shouldn’t have to prove my sports knowledge to men

I shouldn’t have to prove my sports knowledge to men

By Lara Hill, Deputy Sports Editor

July 8, 2020

Ever since I first became invested in sports, especially football, I have experienced situations where I wasn’t taken seriously due to my gender. As a young woman, I don’t look like someone who could easily name every Super Bowl champion from the last 25 years or explain the pros and cons of running a ...

Former lacrosse captain Shore ‘11 highlights professional lacrosse players in self-published book

After multiple pitches to publishing companies, Phil Shore took matters into his own hands and self-published his first book.

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

July 7, 2020

Major League Lacrosse is far from the most popular American sport. Phil Shore ‘11 chose to shine a light on the beloved activity, often swept aside by mainstream sports media, in his first book, released June 19.  Titled “Major League Life: Why Major League Lacrosse Players, Coaches, and Fans Shar...

Renegades to relive championship through ESPN documentary

The Renegades team up for a tackle against a WFA opponent.

By Lara Hill, Deputy Sports Editor

July 1, 2020

When the Women’s Football Alliance’s Boston Renegades’ owner abruptly left the team weeks before the 2015 season, Molly Goodwin was one of three former players who stepped in to lead the team. Since then, the Renegades have won two league championships and were keen to add another before the pande...

Emerson Esports resume competitive season

Emerson Esports competing in 2018.

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

June 9, 2020

When John Lyons ‘20, a member of one of the college’s competitive “Overwatch” video game teams, learned that his final season of competition was postponed until further notice, he said he was shocked and upset. “When the semester ended originally [in March], [the season] was going to ke...

New Faces: O’Connor joins women’s basketball eager to embrace academics and athletics

O'Connor made her commitment to the college official from home on April 22.

By Alberto Gilman

May 21, 2020

After Quinn O’Connor virtually graduates from Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she will join the women’s basketball team as a first generation college student.  “She’s going to learn so much and enjoy every piece of it,” Jim O’Connor, her father, said in a phone interview ...

Lions claim 35 spots on NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team

Eight members of the baseball team were named to the NEWMAC 2020 Spring All-Academic Team

By Lara Hill, Deputy Sports Editor

May 14, 2020

The cancellation of spring sports at the college left many student athletes devastated; however, senior pitcher Sam Knox said the announcement of the NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team brought some positivity amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic.  “It’s really great to be recognized in this fashion for work...

Fitness center promotes physical activity with virtual race

The fitness center staff is providing students with creative ways to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

With the college’s fitness center closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the center's staff is encouraging students to walk, jog, run, or even ski five kilometers to stay active.  The fitness center announced a virtual 5k challenge on April 13, giving students 10 weeks to complete the 3.1...

Houston recognized for leadership off the court

When he wasn't competing on the court as a member of the men's basketball team, Houston worked as an RA in the Little Building

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

May 4, 2020

Men’s basketball center Jarred Houston was scrolling through Twitter on April 9 when he found out he earned the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Student Leader of the Year Award. “This means a lot because of the amount of work I put in and how much I try to impact the Emerson community overa...

Skunks stay connected despite abbreviated spring season

After former captains Cam Barth (pictured) and Kate Nelson left the team, Jared Merrifield and Tori Purcell have assumed their leadership positions.

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor

April 22, 2020

When Emerson announced the college would be closing its campus and moving to online learning in March, the ultimate disc team’s spring season was about to begin.  The Skunks, who received school-affiliated org status from Student Engagement and Leadership in fall 2019, had been waiting to begin practices due to poor weather. “Since we have to practice on [Boston] Common, usually the Common is not in the greate...

Coaches plan to adjust scouting processes amid pandemic

The softball team is one of many teams adjusting its scouting process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Kayla Buck, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

Emerson coaches are taking a new approach to scouting this spring after high schools decided to cancel their sports seasons in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The National Collegiate Athletic Association and New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference officially canceled all athl...

Chris Taylor ‘11 pursues passion of working in NBA

Taylor '11 became the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2019.

By Lara Hill, Deputy Sports Editor

April 19, 2020

As the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Chris Taylor ‘11 finds himself in many high-pressure situations. Whether he is discussing a potential trade with agents or talking to NBA personnel about signing a player to a 10-day contract, his job is multifaceted. “The general manager and I like to joke th...

Virtual offseason workouts underway for men’s and women’s soccer

The Lions' team captains have started hosting weekly workouts over Zoom.

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

April 18, 2020

The men’s and women’s soccer teams have both found ways to bond and train together since moving back home in mid-March, through virtual workouts over Zoom and video compilations posted to their teams’ social media.  The women's team initially published its video on Facebook on April 11, while the men's team published ...