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Men's Volleyball

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

Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

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...

Parker Gray totaled 83 kills through 11 games this    season.

Freshman volleyball player stands out above the net

February 25, 2020

Going into high school, freshman middle blocker Parker Gray had several options on the table to play baseball in college. Four years later, he's starting...

Senior setter Lucas Raagas picking up one of his 19 assists on Friday night against St. Josephs. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Lions snap losing streak in straight sets

February 22, 2020

The men’s volleyball team swept the St Joseph’s Brooklyn Bears in three sets, breaking its two-game losing streak. While the Bears are not in the...

The Lions are now 0-2 in conference after Thursdays loss.

Lions swept in conference home opener

February 21, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its first home conference game of the season in straight sets to the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday. The...

Freshman middle blocker Parker Gray recorded 21 kills over two matches on Saturday.

Men’s volleyball splits double header, enters conference play 4-4

February 16, 2020

The men’s volleyball team entered a double header on Saturday with a 3-3 record, looking to break above .500 for the first time this season. In the...

Matt Connolly (center) totaled seven kills against Lesley on Tuesday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Men’s volleyball trounces Lesley for second win

February 5, 2020

The men’s volleyball team won its second match of the season, defeating Lesley University in straight sets on Tuesday. The Lions began the first...

The Lion finished their opening homestand 1-1 following a loss to MIT in straight sets on Friday night.

Men’s volleyball defeated by MIT in straight sets

February 1, 2020

The men’s volleyball team fell to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers 3-0 in the second of their two back-to-back home games. The...

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

Men’s volleyball sweeps Dean College for first win

January 31, 2020

The men’s volleyball team swept Dean College 3-0 on Thursday for its first win of the season. Coming off of a 3-0 loss to Nichols College on Jan....

The mens volleyball team lost in the first round of the NEWMAC playoffs for the third consecutive year last season.

Men’s volleyball searching for playoff success in 2020

January 23, 2020

Head coach Ben Read wants to emphasize resiliency to this year's men's volleyball team. "We will do some fast-paced drills in practice that, win or...

Senior Mark Piorkowski (right) finished his senior season averaging 4.10 kills per set—the most in the GNAC. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball loses in conference quarterfinals to close season

April 16, 2019

The men’s volleyball team lost in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals for the sixth year in a row, but head coach Ben Read said the...

Senior Win Kittivatcharapong goes up for a spike against Johnson & Whales University on Thursday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball loses fourth straight conference game

April 5, 2019

The men’s volleyball team lost 3-0 to Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island, on Thursday night in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup....

Senior Mark Piorkowski booked his 1,000th career kill for the Lions in a game against Regis College on Tuesday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball senior sets new career milestone

April 2, 2019

Senior Mark Piorkowski, an outside hitter for the men’s volleyball team, reached one of the biggest milestones in his career when he made his 1,000th...

Senior Mark Piorkowski (left) is 4 kills away from hitting the 1,000 kill milestone. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball falls short in senior day doubleheader

April 1, 2019

The men’s volleyball team honored seniors Jacob DiTore, Mark Piorkowski, and Win Kittivatcharapong on Saturday, March 30 for senior day. The Lions lost...

Max Weltz (No. 3) joined Lucas Raagas (No. 11) in kneeling during the Anthem this season. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Why we kneel: Volleyball players Lucas Raagas and Max Weltz make a statement

March 28, 2019

Although then-sophomore setter Lucas Raagas did not play on the court when the men’s volleyball team traveled to Quincy to face Eastern Nazarene College...

Senior Win Kittivatcharapong hits the ball through a Rivier University block in a 3-1 loss on Saturday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball holds 1-5 record in conference play following doubleheader

March 23, 2019

The men’s volleyball team lost to Lasell College 3-0 and to Rivier University 3-1 in a conference doubleheader in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker...

Sophomore middle blocker Samuel Willinger (left) totaled 7 points on 23 attacks in the Lions loss to Emmanuel College. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball 1-3 in conference play following loss to Emmanuel

March 15, 2019

The men’s volleyball team fell from fifth to sixth place in the conference after losing to Emmanuel College in three sets on Thursday night. Despite...

Sophomore Samuel Willinger (in white, left) and Senior Win Kittivatcharapong (in white, right) block an attack from Lasell. Photo by Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s volleyball opens conference play with loss against Lasell

February 15, 2019

The men’s volleyball team fell to Lasell College three sets to one on Wednesday night in its Great Northeast Athletic Conference opener after not losing...

Freshman Josh Elliot started as setter in both of Saturdays games. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball off to 1-1 start after double-header

January 29, 2019

The men’s volleyball team began their season with many new faces in the lineup during their double-header last Saturday. The Lions are 1-1 this season...

Win Kittivatcharapong (center, No.18) strikes a volley over the net. Photo by Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball hopes to improve with four new players

January 22, 2019

The men’s volleyball team will aim for a longer playoff run in 2019 after losing in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals for the last...

Joris Pijpers (center, No.12) pumps up the team prior to the game. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

Lions fall in GNAC quarterfinals

April 11, 2018

History repeated itself in Providence on Tuesday as the Emerson men’s volleyball team lost their fifth straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal...

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