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Ex-Ram turns in career high as Emerson beats Suffolk

December 10, 2012

 Few things in sports provide an athlete with more satisfaction than beating their former team.Norton, who transferred to Emerson from Suffolk University prior to this season, scored a career-high 23 points against her former squad on Saturday, leading the Lions to a 69-61 come-from-behind victory ...

In turbulent season, Venter a stabilizing leader

December 10, 2012

Growing up with divorced parents, Drew Venter is no stranger to the unpredictable. So it’s only fitting that the 21-year-old junior has been a consistent force on the Emerson basketball team throughout its erratic and at times controversial season.As Emerson’s floor general, Venter led the team in ...

Lions’ shortest player aims high in new position

December 10, 2012

Next time you come out for an Emerson women’s basketball game, look for jersey number four. Pink laces accenting purple Nikes and hair straightened to perfection make Emerson’s new point guard stand out.The sophomore from Toronto, Ontario plays basketball. In a land usually dominated by ice hockey, A...

BC bags bragging rights with Beanpot championship

December 8, 2012

Thousands of students in the upper deck of the TD Garden rose to their feet Monday night, breathless after two hours of screaming chants at their counterparts. No one expected Northeastern University to even contend with the Boston College Eagles, the No. 1 ranked team in college hockey and defendin...

Long-standing tournament rich in hockey heritage

December 8, 2012

It was the third period, Boston University vs. Boston College, and things were starting to get chippy.Historically, BC and BU, two of the top teams in the vaunted Hockey East conference, don’t get along, and this was no exception. But this time, it meant more. Beantown bragging rights were on the line...

Letourneau puts focus on attitude, team building

December 6, 2012

 A 0-19 record might disappoint some coaches, but not Craig Letourneau. When he first started the boys high school volleyball program at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island, the team didn’t win a single game.“We got swept in every single match,” Letourneau said of the team’s firs...

Women#039;s lax wins first conference championship

December 6, 2012

pOnce again#44; they were hosting conference rival Norwich University in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship game after defeating them earlier in the regular season.#44;The Emerson College womenapos;s lacrosse team was feeling a sense of deacute;j

Former D1 Coach To Head Men’s Basketball

June 3, 2011

Beacon StaffJim O’Brien, a long-time Division 1 mainstay who led Ohio State University to a Final Four appearance in 1999, has been hired as head coach of the Emerson College men’s basketball team, school officials announced on May 17. O’Brien, who coached at both Boston College and most ...

Without top two scorers, Lions fall to conference fo

April 14, 2011

The hits keep on coming for the women’s lacrosse team.First, the Lions lost leading scorer and senior captain Meaghan Ross, who went down with a concussion March 17 against Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The next loss came last Wednesday when freshman standout Chelsea Phillips went crashing ...

Lack of focus keeps tennis team winless versus Rams

April 11, 2011

 The Emerson men’s tennis team usually plays its home matches at either Pine Manor College  or the Winchester Club, each about a 20-minute drive from campus. Senior Garret Mercer said he uses that ride to focus on his gameplan.As the team’s van cuts through Boston traffic, Mercer  runs through m...