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Men's Volleyball

Emersons 14 athletics programs shone in a variety of ways in 2022-23

The Year of the Lions: Highlights from Emerson athletics’ 2022-23 season

The 2022-23 Emerson Lions have a lot to be proud of: across all 14 athletic programs, the Lions captured a bevy of accolades, including five major individual...

Sophomore middle/outside Neiko Pittman attempts a dig against Nichols College.

Men’s volleyball captain earns GNAC Defensive Player of the Year

By Leo Kagan
Published April 26, 2023

Men’s volleyball captain Neiko Pittman was named the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year on April 17, while also earning First Team All-Conference honors.  The...

The mens volleyball season ended with a hard-fought and emotional loss to Wentworth.

Men’s volleyball falls to Wentworth in heartbreaking semifinals.

By Jason Tulchin
Published April 20, 2023

The Emerson men’s volleyball team ended a run ten years in the making, closing out their journey across the competitive 2022-2023 GNAC lineup with a...

The Lions pushed through Emmanuel to secure a spot in the GNAC semifinals.

Men’s volleyball stuns Emmanuel with Quarterfinals sweep

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published April 12, 2023

Days after losing to Emmanuel College in four sets, the Emerson men’s volleyball team walked into the rival school’s gym as the underdog—a No. 5...

The Emerson mens volleyball team lines up before Thursdays match-up against the Fisher Falcons.

Men’s volleyball sweeps Fisher, improves to 12-12 overall

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published April 11, 2023

As the playoffs inch closer, the Emerson men’s volleyball team earned their third straight win on Thursday, beating the Fisher College Falcons 3-0 and...

A mens lacrosse helmet bearing the California Republics flag.

Lion country: how Emerson attracts student-athletes from all over America.

By Jason Tulchin
Published March 29, 2023

At Emerson, high school graduates from all over the country and the world come in droves to pursue their passions—and this variety is well-reflected...

The Emerson Mens volleyball team poses with friends and family following their Senior Day game

Lions take split victory against Colby-Sawyer in Senior Day doubleheader

By Jason Tulchin
Published March 29, 2023

The Emerson men’s volleyball team went 1-1 underneath the lights of the Bobbi Brown & Steven Plofker Gym this past Saturday. The doubleheader against...

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
Published 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...

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
Published 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...

First-year setter Bayden Slavik scores a kill against Eastern Nazarene College.

Men’s volleyball struggle early in 2022 season

By Tyler Foy
Published February 9, 2022

The Emerson men’s volleyball team lost its fifth consecutive game between Jan. 28 and Feb. 8, creating a rocky start to their 2022 season.  The Lions...

Sophomore middle/outside Neiko Pittman attempts a dig against Nichols College.

Men’s volleyball team victorious in home opener against Nichols College

By Tyler Foy
Published February 3, 2022

The Emerson men’s volleyball team fought a back-and-forth match against Nichols College, rallying in the fourth set to secure its first win of the season. The...

Mens volleyball player receiving a serve at practice on Jan. 25, 2022

Men’s volleyball team looking for win in first game since 2020

By Tyler Foy
Published January 27, 2022

The men’s volleyball team is preparing to take on Nichols College on Thursday night for its season opener—which, incidentally, will be the team’s...

The athletics departments partnership with PlaySiight will improve quality of streams and film for all sports including the production at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Winter sports face an uncertain future amid COVID surge

By Tyler Foy
Published January 13, 2022

The 2021-22 season for the Emerson Lions’ winter sports teams started off bright with electrifying performances in front of the home crowd at the Bobbi...

The womens volleyball team is one of the 10 sports teams impacted by the decision.

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

By Christopher Williams
Published April 5, 2021

Emerson canceled all non-competing sports seasons on Monday morning following guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission due to a rise in COVID-19...

The event is entirely student-run, with Sam Willinger (center) leading the way.

SAAC, men’s volleyball team support LGBTQ+ athletes in You Can Play Week

By Joey DuBois
Published March 31, 2021

You Can Play Week, an initiative spearheaded by the Student Athletic Advisory Council and the men’s volleyball team to promote safety and inclusion for...

The womens soccer team was one of the 14 Emerson sports teams whose season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Student-athletes reflect on a year without Emerson sports

By Christopher Williams
Published March 17, 2021

After returning to Boston from a preseason tournament in Arizona over spring break with the softball team last March, Sophia Cloonan eagerly awaited the...

Monday was the first of Emersons Counseling and Psychological Services three planned workshops on mental health in student athletes during the pandemic.

New event series aims to help student athletes grappling with mental health during COVID

By José Ríos
Published February 3, 2021

With the fall and winter sports season canceled and the future of the spring uncertain, Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services partnered with the...

The mens volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

By Christopher Williams and Domenic Conte
Published November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic...

Sam Willinger (right) celebrates after scoring a point for the Lions last season.

Senior Spotlight: Willinger reminisces about career ahead of uncertain season

By José Ríos
Published November 8, 2020

In his past three seasons as a Lion, senior men’s volleyball right side hitter Sam Willinger  worked diligently to change the team’s image and culture....

Junior outside hitter Samuel Willinger (left) totaled  seven digs in Fridays loss. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

By Emily Cardona
Published February 28, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its third straight conference game to Lasell University in straight sets on Friday, remaining winless in GNAC play. Lasell...

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