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Men's Lacrosse

Eligibility extension brings back Franklin for fifth season

Austin Franklin (2) has scored 37 career goals. He will have the opportunity to add to that total this spring.

By Shruti Rajkumar

August 30, 2020

On June 26, men’s lacrosse team co-captain and recent graduate Austin Franklin posted a statement on Instagram ending with the words “I’m back.” It indicated his return to the team for the 2021 season, making him the latest athlete to take advantage of an additional year of eligibility. The Div...

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

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...

Lions claim 35 spots on NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team

The baseball team will begin practicing this week while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

By Lara Hill

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...

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

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...

Celotto reflects on award-winning season

Celotto (7) scored 16 goals in five games for the Lions.

By Alberto Gilman

March 29, 2020

On Monday, March 2, sophomore midfielder and captain Skyler Celotto earned the NEWMAC Men's Lacrosse Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week Award, ten days before his season ended prematurely.  Celotto said he appreciates the recognition from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference.  ...

Men’s lacrosse ends four game road trip with loss

Junior Defender, Lucas Sickner, running down the field during a game.

By Alberto Gilman, Beacon Staff

March 12, 2020

The men’s lacrosse team concluded its four-game road trip with a 15-5 loss against the University of New England Wednesday night.  Sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto led the team in scoring with three goals. Sophomore midfielder Alex Hrisanthopoulos and freshman attack Cameron McNeal each scored on...

Celotto’s six goals propel Lions to road win

The Lions recorded their second win of the season on Saturday.

By Alberto Gilman

March 7, 2020

Sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto scored six goals in the men’s lacrosse team’s 15–6 victory over Nichols College on Saturday.  The Lions scored three goals in the first quarter, holding Nichols to two. The Lions continued the scoring in the second quarter with six more goals, and Nichols sco...

Lions fall to undefeated Widener

The Lions totaled 34 ground balls on Wednesday.

By Alberto Gilman

March 5, 2020

The men’s lacrosse team is now 1-2 on the season following a 17-7 loss to undefeated Widener University. Freshmen attacker Cameron McNeal scored a goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Peirce Eldredge in the first quarter, but the Pride countered with five goals in the period. In the secon...

Balanced scoring leads Lions to first victory

Three different Lions scored two goals on Saturday.

By Alberto Gilman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

The men’s lacrosse team’s weekend road trip ended with an 8-4 victory over Mount Saint Mary College, marking its first victory of the season.  Senior attack Austin Franklin, sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto, and sophomore attack Hunter Gervais all scored twice in this match. Sophomore goali...

Men’s lacrosse falls in season opener

The Lions totaled 13 ground balls in Wednesday's loss.

By Alberto Gilman

February 27, 2020

The men’s lacrosse team opened its season on Wednesday at Rotch Field with a 17-7 loss against the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Head coach Matthew Colombini said he sees the hard work his players are putting in as they prepare for the next match. “Some of our returners played really ...

Men’s lacrosse pursuing first postseason appearance

Sophomore attacker Hunter Gervais scored 15 goals and recorded 10 assists in 2019 Photo credit: Courtesy of Kate Foultz

By Alberto Gilman

February 19, 2020

As the men's lacrosse season begins, coaches and players are ready to pursue the goal of making the first conference playoff in program history."I'm really excited about the opportunity this year," head coach Matthew Colombini said in an interview. "There's definitely a lot of potential to do some t...

Men’s lacrosse announces spring 2020 captains

Skyler Celotto (No. 7) recorded 30 goals and 5 assists in his freshman season. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

By Nick Rempe

November 20, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team announced sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto and senior attacker Austin Franklin as its captains for the 2020 season earlier this week.  Celotto is the first underclassman named as a captain in program history.   “It’s a really big honor,” Celotto said in an in...

Men’s lacrosse wins first conference game in 6 years on senior day

Freshman goalie Malcolm McGrath (left) hugs senior goalie Bailey Kennedy (right) after the men's lacrosse team's first conference win since 2013. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

By RJ Dziejma

April 21, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team won its first conference game in program history since 2014 after a 7-6 victory over Wheaton College at Rotch Field on Saturday afternoon. The win came off of a game-winning goal by freshman midfielder Skyler Celotto in overtime and sent the crowd into an uproar.   Head coac...

Junior breaks program record for most faceoffs and ground balls

Junior Austin DiPietro (right, No. 12) won 11 of his 15 faceoffs on Saturday against Wheaton College. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

By Tomas Gonzalez, Visual Managing Editor

April 21, 2019

Junior midfielder Austin DiPietro said his greatest achievement came when he broke the program record in March 2019 for most faceoffs and ground balls won in his second year on the men’s lacrosse team. In the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, DiPietro ranks first in ground balls ...

Men’s lacrosse loses to Babson despite hat trick by freshman midfielder

The men's lacrosse team lost its third conference game in a row and are now 2-11 overall. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

April 14, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team lost 17-5 to Babson College on Saturday in a conference matchup. The loss dropped the Lions from sixth to seventh place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The Lions opened the first quarter with a goal attempt from freshman midfielder Skyler Celo...

Senior lacrosse player achieves new career and program milestone

Senior Jared Brush ranks eighth on the NEWMAC scorers list with 24 goals so far this season. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

By Lara Hill

April 10, 2019

Senior attacker Jared Brush of the men’s lacrosse team broke the program record for career goals in a game against Clark University on April 6 when he reached a career 81 goals and surpassed the previous record of 80 held by Nicholas Kitsos ‘16. “It’s really cool to be able to accomplish something here at...

Men’s lacrosse falls to UMass Dartmouth despite five goals from Celotto

Freshman Skyler Celotto ranks second for most shots on goal in the NEWMAC with 44.  Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

By RJ Dziejma

March 29, 2019

Men’s lacrosse freshman midfielder Skyler Celotto scored five of the team’s six goals in a 10-6 loss to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in a non-conference matchup at Rotch field on Wednesday night. Despite the loss, head coach Matt Colombini highlighted some significant players on his ...

Freshman lacrosse player chooses Emerson over Division I school

Freshman Alex Hrisanthopoulos (No. 18) scored his first career goal in a game against St. Joseph’s on March 16. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

By Lara Hill

March 20, 2019

Freshman Alex Hrisanthopoulos verbally committed to play lacrosse at Hofstra University, a Division I school, in fall 2016. But despite his initial plans in high school, Hrisanthopoulos started his run on the Emerson College Division III men’s lacrosse team last month. Before Hrisanthopoulos star...

Men’s lacrosse seeks to break NEWMAC losing streak

The men's lacrosse team practices despite the frigid temperatures at Rotch Field. Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

February 20, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team aims for its first conference win in program history as it enters its third season under head coach Matthew Colombini. Senior goalkeeper Bailey Kennedy said he expects to snap the losing streak in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this season. ...

Turf, locker rooms upgraded at Rotch Field

The softball diamond on Rotch Field now has dugouts for both teams. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

September 6, 2018

Rotch Field—Emerson’s home venue for soccer, lacrosse, and softball—underwent renovations to improve the facility over the summer. The renovations include a replacement of the field’s turf surface, the addition of dugouts for softball games, more bleachers for spectators, and new locker room...

Roommate chemistry shines on field

Powers (left) and Meyers (right), who share a triple in 2 Boylston Place, combined for 17 goals in their first nine game. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

By Albany Alexander

April 4, 2018

As he entered Rotch Field, freshman Stevie Powers felt a nervous sensation in his stomach. This feeling was familiar, he’d experienced it before every game since he made varsity lacrosse as a freshman in high school, and it followed him as he began his college career. As the game started, Powe...

Men’s lacrosse: Lions face injury woes as conference play begins

Emerson men's lacrosse opened its NEWMAC play with a 28-6 loss to Springfield College on March 30. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 2, 2018

The Emerson men’s lacrosse team began conference play in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference with a tough 28-6 defeat to Springfield College on March 30 after losing multiple key players to injuries early in the week. In Emerson’s 10-6 loss to the University of Massachusetts Dart...

Good vibrations: junior finds early scoring success

Brush opened the season with a five goal game against Mount Ida College. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

By Joseph Davidi

March 29, 2018

Grooving on and off the field, Jared Brush led the Emerson men’s lacrosse team to a hot start early in the season. Brush, a junior, scored 28 goals last season—his personal best. He’s on track to surpass that record while leading the team with 17 goals and 20 points. Brush prepared for th...

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