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Men’s soccer earns United Soccer Coaches Academic Award honors

The men's soccer team's 3.56 GPA is good for the second highest in the conference, behind academic powerhouse MIT.

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

October 14, 2020

The United Soccer Coaches organization recognized the Emerson men’s soccer team with the Academic Award for its work in the classroom and its 3.56 cumulative team grade point average, the second-highest in the conference.  The men’s team trails only Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the ...

Men’s soccer sophomores debate on new joint soccer podcast

Sophomores Aidan Ferguson (left) and Bo Feekins (right) debating about soccer on Ferguson's YouTube channel, The Fergie Time Podcast.

By Tyler Foy

October 7, 2020

Men’s soccer sophomore defenders Bo Feekins and Aidan Ferguson have spent the past year creating soccer content for their individual YouTube channels. In an effort to build their platforms, they are now joining forces and starting a podcast, “The Fifty Fifty Podcast.”  The podcast launched its first episode on Sept. 27. It is centered around ...

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

By Lara Hill and Emily Cardona

July 14, 2020

The college announced its decision Tuesday afternoon to cancel all competitive sporting events for the fall 2020 athletic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Jim Hoppe and Associate Dean and Director of Athletics Patricia Nicol. ...

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

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

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 ...

Men’s soccer ends season with first NEWMAC win

Senior Creighton Dorfman started in 57 of the 66 games he played in as a Lion. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

November 2, 2019

Men's soccer senior Creighton Dorfman said the moment he walked off Rotch Field for the final time in his career will be one he will remember forever. “Signing off one last time with a win in the NEWMAC—it’s kind of hard to put it into words,” Dorfman said in a post-game interview. “Thi...

Men’s soccer drops fourth consecutive game

Junior midfielder Arturo Ruiz (center, No. 25) started in every game this season for the Lions. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

By Andrew Lin

October 12, 2019

The men’s soccer team lost its fourth straight game after falling 3-0 against Babson College on Saturday afternoon. The Lions played in a physical first half as the defense stopped Babson from scoring in the first 45 minutes of the game. However, the Lions totaled two shots and could not capitali...

Freshman dual citizen pursues athletics and academics at Emerson

Freshman Bo Feekins  (left, No. 14) played in nine games this season and totals one assist. Courtesy of Bo Feekins.

By Ethan McDowell

October 2, 2019

After spending seven years of his life in Ukraine, Bo Feekins decided to spend his next four as a member of the Emerson College men’s soccer team, where he is adjusting to life in the United States as a college athlete.  “Everyone is super welcoming, which is super nice, especially on the soccer team...

Men’s soccer loses second straight conference game

RJ Dziejma (No. 14) scored the Lions' lone goal against Coast Guard. Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff.

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

September 28, 2019

The men’s soccer team lost 2-1 to the United States Coast Guard Academy during a power outage at Rotch Field on Saturday.  Sophomore midfielder RJ Dziejma scored a late-game goal, but the Lions did not have enough time left in the game to score another, head coach Bryan Harkin said. “We g...

Men’s soccer loses in overtime against Wesleyan

The team's loss to Wesleyan is its fourth loss in a row this season. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Lucas Poyser

September 18, 2019

The men’s soccer team lost 1-0 at home in overtime against Wesleyan University.  This loss drops the Lions’ record to 1-4-1, but head coach Bryan Harkin said the team showed a lot of promise in its performance. “We ask a lot of our guys and they give a lot,” Harkin said. “We asked for a ...

Men’s soccer hopes changes bring successful season

The Lions play their first conference game Sept. 28 against the United States Coast Guard Academy. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent

By Lara Hill

September 7, 2019

After head coach Bryan Harkin made many changes to the men’s soccer team, the Lions now look to him to lead as they approach a difficult schedule.  The Lions finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 3-13-1 and a 1-6 record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. T...

Lions drop home opener against Regis

Sophomore defender Ryan Anderson (left, No. 4) blocks a Regis forward from the ball. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent

By Sam DeCoste

September 7, 2019

The Lions suffered their second straight defeat in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Regis Pride. The loss on Saturday moves their record to 1-1-2 after the first four games. Sophomore midfielder RJ Dziejma opened the scoring for Emerson in the 16th minute to give Emerson a lead at halftime. Regis responded...

Alumnus continues soccer career on and off the field

Bochicchio joined the LA10 football club five years ago. Photo courtesy of Duncan Bochicchio.

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

February 7, 2019

Duncan Bochicchio ’17 knew at a young age that he wanted to incorporate soccer into his career. “As a kid, I was a block away from a park,” Bochicchio said in a phone interview from Los Angeles. “My family is a traditional American football and baseball family, but as a three year old, I was...

Freshman goalkeeper creates non-profit to promote absentee ballots

Shinder played in three games for the men's soccer team this season. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

December 16, 2018

In a short video uploaded to his Facebook on Oct. 11, freshman Robbie Shinder, a goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team, patrolled the Emerson campus and asked students about their plans to vote ahead of the midterm elections. He noticed several students were puzzled by the voting process and unprepar...

Junior forward earns First Team All-Conference honors

Junior Gavin Faucette (center, No. 7) led the Lions in scoring for the second season in a row. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

November 29, 2018

Two Lions took home individual honors for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference postseason awards earlier this month. Junior forward Gavin Faucette made the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team while freshman midfielder Avery Niles claimed the All-Sportsmanship award for the Lions. Each he...

Young men’s soccer team looks to build off of 2018 season

Freshman Darius Boamah chases down the ball against Springfield. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Andrew Lin

November 6, 2018

Although the men’s soccer team missed out on the playoffs, the team is optimistic about its youth and its potential to become a competitive program. The Lions finished with a 3-13-1 overall record including a 1-6 record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. They ended in l...

Fall sports honor seniors with pregame ceremonies

The women's soccer team celebrates senior Kira Venturini's opening goal on senior day. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

October 25, 2018

By Aaron Miller and Kyle Bray The soccer and volleyball teams celebrated the achievements and careers of their senior players last Saturday with food, posters, and cardboard cutouts of players' heads. While the men’s soccer team suffered a loss against Wheaton College, the women’s soccer and volley...

Playoff roundup: Women’s soccer only Emerson team in playoffs

Women's soccer celebrates after clinching a spot in the NEWMAC playoffs on senior day. Photo by Aaron Miller / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018

As the fall sports regular season concludes, only the women’s soccer team will compete in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs. The women’s team clinched the playoffs following a 3-2 victory over Babson on Oct. 20. The team ranks fourth out of eleven in the conferen...

Soccer, volleyball to honor seniors Saturday

Senior Jess Frost leads the women's soccer team in scoring with 15 points. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Andrew Lin

October 16, 2018

The soccer and volleyball teams will honor their seniors when all three teams play at home on Oct. 20.  Men’s soccer will play Wheaton College at 1 p.m. followed by the women’s soccer game against Babson College later at 4 p.m. on Rotch Field. Women’s volleyball will host Framingham Sta...

Men’s soccer loses to NEWMAC leaders Springfield

Creighton Dorfman (left) and David Kemp (center) collide after jumping up for a loose ball. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Jake Peter

October 15, 2018

The men’s soccer team lost at home to conference opponent Springfield College 3-1 Saturday afternoon. Emerson entered halftime tied 1-1 with Springfield following a goal by junior forward Gavin Faucette in the 35th minute. The Pride outscored the Lions 2-0 in the second half. Despite the loss,...

First road NEWMAC win keeps men’s soccer in playoff hunt

The men's soccer team is 1-3 in the NEWMAC with three games remaining in the season. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Karina Sanchez

October 11, 2018

The men’s soccer team may make playoffs, despite a conference record of 1-3 and only three games left in their regular season. The Lions sit in seventh place out of nine in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The top five teams in the conference all qualify for playoffs. Fres...

Late goal sinks men’s soccer against WPI

Darius Boamah challenges for the ball in Emerson's 1-0 loss to WPI. Photo: Abbey Finn/Beacon Correspondent.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

October 1, 2018

The men’s soccer team lost to Worchester Polytechnic Institute 1-0 after conceding in the final minute of the game Saturday afternoon. Head coach Bryan Harkin said that, despite the loss, his team played a strong game against a tough opponent—WPI is the reigning New England Women’s and Men...

Men’s soccer drops conference opener to Clark

Darius Boamah (No. 12) wins a header in Emerson's 3-0 defeat to Clark University. Photo: Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Correspondent.

By Maximo Lawlor

September 15, 2018

Clark University outplayed the Emerson’s men’s soccer team in the Lions’ New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opener Friday night. The Lions fell to the Clark University Cougars 3-0 to start off their conference play. Last year, the Lions had a similar fate, losing 1-0 to the Couga...

Men’s soccer looks to contend with young squad

RJ Dziejma (No. 14) scored the Lions' lone goal against Coast Guard. Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

September 11, 2018

The men’s soccer team aims to contend this season with a squad full of new faces after losing key seniors from its previous season. The team added 16 new players to their roster for the 2018 season after five seniors graduated. The new recruits include 13 freshmen and three transfer students. Newc...

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...

Men’s soccer recap: Harkin realistic after disappointing season

Men’s soccer pulled out a NEWMAC win in its final game.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

November 8, 2017

Men’s soccer head coach Bryan Harkin set a lofty goal to make the NEWMAC playoffs with his team this season, but the Lions finished far from it. The Lions finished with an overall record of 5-10-2, a conference record of 1-6, and a nonconference record of 4-4-2. They finished last in the NEWMAC. Har...

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