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Men’s soccer spent season adjusting to adversity

Men’s soccer spent season adjusting to adversity

November 11, 2015

In the conference room at Rotch Playground and Field, photos of departing seniors from Emerson’s men’s soccer team were laid out, awaiting signatures of teammates. As the club completed a second consecutive winless season in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference pl...

Women’s soccer pushes towards promising future

November 11, 2015

For the third consecutive year since its conference move, the women’s soccer team has missed the cut. With an 11-6-1 overall record, Emerson earned three wins in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, lost six, and tied another, finishing ninth in the standings, and thr...

Sheppard sets his sights on snowboarding squad

Sheppard sets his sights on snowboarding squad

November 4, 2015

As the threat of snow and icy cold looms over the heads of most students, a group of Emerson snowboarders is not only looking forward to hitting the slopes, but also gearing up for the potential of becoming a recognized club program. Headed by sophomore visual and media arts major Alex Sheppard, the t...

Freshmen look to transition to collegiate court

Freshmen look to transition to collegiate court

November 4, 2015

Emerson’s men’s basketball has a packed team as four new recruits join 10 seniors and five others for the 2015-16 season.  Head coach Bill Curley said these rookies can learn much from the Lions’ seniors in practice but will also be able to play with the veterans in games. &nb...

Athletic department transforms fans into followers

Athletic department transforms fans into followers

November 4, 2015

The Emerson College athletic department has been ramping up its online activity this year to engage with its fans. Matt Ulrich, athletics’ director of media relations and game operations, said he knows the importance of the department having a big presence on the Web. “We have to align o...

Guerra adds points and personality in first season

Guerra adds points and personality in first season

November 4, 2015

At 6-foot-1, Kelley Guerra rises above much of her competition on the court. In her first season on Emerson’s women’s volleyball team, she’s also risen high up the team’s statistical leaderboard. The freshman political communication major is already playing well on the volleyball ...

Giannone giving her all in her last games

Giannone giving her all in her last games

November 3, 2015

Alyssa Giannone has played soccer since age five, and as her final season comes to a close, a second place ranking for assists in New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference comes with it.  “When I was younger, I was always a level above everybody, so I was like ‘I can real...

Serving support, volleyball fundraises for Dig Pink

Serving support, volleyball fundraises for Dig Pink

October 28, 2015

The women’s volleyball team will be holding their fourth annual “Dig Pink” match Thursday against Lasell College in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The women will be sporting both pink warmup t-shirts and socks for the event.  “Dig Pink” is put on every yea...

Cross country teammates run Tufts 10K

October 28, 2015

Savannah Hubbard and Stacey Kelleher run 5K races for the women’s cross country team throughout the fall, and both decided to double that distance halfway through their season. The teammates ran in the 39th annual Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women on Oct. 12, a 6.2 mile race that starts on Beacon...

Trainers create comfortable atmosphere for athletes

Trainers create comfortable atmosphere for athletes

October 28, 2015

The circumstances that lead many to visit Mandy Nicoles and her Emerson athletic training staff aren’t always the brightest, but athletes at the college say they are thankful for the resources and instruction provided when injuries occur.  Nicoles, the head athletic trainer, works with th...

O’Connor shows leadership on and off the course

October 21, 2015

Cross country began for Mike O’Connor as a backup plan. Now, he’s the captain of Emerson’s men’s team, and participated in his second half-marathon on Sunday. O’Connor said he’s experienced disappointment in his sports career, but it’s lead him to success. He said he...

Emerson Ultimate Frisbee flies into campus

Emerson Ultimate Frisbee flies into campus

October 21, 2015

The Emerson College Ultimate Frisbee team is blazing an alternative trail in athletics, one that combines the physicality and dedication of an intramural sports program with a large amount of quirky fun.   Sophomores Noah Wisch, Jack Worth, Stig Regan, and Conner Carrico, all self-acclaimed &ld...