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Men’s volleyball falls short in senior day doubleheader

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

By Lara Hill, Deputy Sports Editor

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 3-0 in both matches of their doubleheader against the Wentworth Institute of Technology and Emmanuel College but still remain in playoff contention in...

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

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

By Andrew Lin

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 on Feb. 8 last year, what he remembers the most was when a group of fans yelled at him after he kneeled during the national anthem at the beginnin...

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

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

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

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 Gym on Saturday. The Lions hold a 1-5 record in Greater Northeast Athletic Conference play and rank sixth out of eight teams. The first set ag...

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

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

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

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 Emmanuel’s commanding victory, the Lions managed to record 10 more attacks than the Saints. However, the Saints scored on 28.4 percent of their a...

Men’s volleyball opens conference play with loss against Lasell

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

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

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 a set in their previous four matches. The Lions entered their first conference game of the season as underdogs against Lasell, who ranked fourth on ...

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

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

By Maximo Lawlor

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 in non-conference play with a win against Nichols College and a loss against St. Joseph’s College. The double-header consisted of each team playi...

Men’s volleyball hopes to improve with four new players

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

By Jake Peter

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 five years. The Lions finished 5-9 in conference play last season and made the playoffs for the ninth year. Emerson ranks sixth out of eight team...

Lions fall in GNAC quarterfinals

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

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

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 playoff match. The No.6 seeded Lions fell to No.3 Johnson & Wales University Wildcats 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-16) to end the season ...

Freshman assists team and prospective students

Willinger (center) featured in all of the Lions' games this season as a freshman. Photo: Dylan Rossiter/Beacon Staff

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 9, 2018

Freshman Sam Willinger is set to become a familiar face at Emerson College on and off the court. On the court, Willinger featured in all of Emerson men’s volleyball team’s 24 matches during the regular season and played as a middle or on the right side. As the Lions’ regular season comes to...

Lions clinch GNAC playoff berth

Emerson lost to Johnson & Wales in quarterfinals of the 2017 GNAC tournament. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

By Dylan Rossiter, Operations Managing Editor

April 9, 2018

The Emerson men’s volleyball team is heading to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference postseason tournament for the ninth year in a row. The Lions, 5-9 in the GNAC, closed regular season play Saturday with a win and loss, as they split a pair of games at Regis College’s Higgins Court. The ...

Men’s volleyball notebook: Lions hope to host first round of playoffs

The men’s volleyball team is 2-4 in the GNAC with eight games remaining. Photo: Daniel Peden/Beacon Staff

By Emily Mason

March 22, 2018

The men’s volleyball team is moving into tougher competition in their season as conference play begins. From this point in the season on, every game counts towards determining the top six teams moving on to playoffs. So far this season, the Emerson team has played 15 matches with an overall record ...

Sophomore libero quarterbacks men’s volleyball

Sophomore Carl D'Aguiar (wearing #2) said he's focused on building team chemistry early this season.

By Dylan Rossiter, Operations Managing Editor

February 21, 2018

Carl D'Aguiar can’t roll out of bed, throw on a pair of boardshorts, and kick-start the day with a game of volleyball on the beach during Boston winters. Hardwood or sand, the sophomore libero knows how to lead his team on and off the court.  "[D’Aguiar's] been doing a great job for us this year," he...