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Senior enters professional draft after softball senior day

Senior enters professional draft after softball senior day

By Andrew Lin

April 19, 2019

Senior catcher Kallista Leonardos announced her intention to enter the American Softball Association draft on Friday at the softball team’s senior day. “I’ll be entering [the draft] and hopefully be playing professional softball,” Leonardos said. “I chose it because you get the rest of...

Softball one spot shy of playoffs with two doubleheaders remaining

Softball one spot shy of playoffs with two doubleheaders remaining

By Peirce Eldredge

April 17, 2019

As the softball team heads into its final weekend in the conference regular season, the Lions have a chance to make the playoffs with two doubleheader games remaining. The Lions hold a conference record of 5–9 and sit in seventh place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference standings—...

Softball goes 1-1 in third annual Sexual Assault Awareness doubleheader

Softball goes 1-1 in third annual Sexual Assault Awareness doubleheader

By Andrew Lin

April 6, 2019

The softball team went 1-1 in a doubleheader against the United States Coast Guard Academy for its third annual Sexual Assault Awareness games on Saturday afternoon. As part of the tradition of the Sexual Assault Awareness games, both teams wore teal t-shirts with the abbreviation SAAM—Sexual Assa...

Softball prepares for third annual Sexual Assault Awareness games

Softball prepares for third annual Sexual Assault Awareness games

By Andrew Lin

April 3, 2019

The softball team will host its third annual Sexual Assault Awareness event alongside a conference doubleheader against the United States Coast Guard Academy at Rotch Field this Saturday. Former softball player and alumna Jill Gearin wanted to promote awareness for sexual assault when she started the eve...

Seniors Leonardos, Jones announced as softball captains

Seniors Leonardos, Jones announced as softball captains

By Jake Peter

March 15, 2019

The softball team chose senior catcher Kallista Leonardos and senior shortstop Alena Jones as team captains for the 2019 season. Head coach Phil McElroy said the coaching staff focuses on selecting upperclassmen who demonstrate leadership. The softball coaches named Leonardos and Jones captains be...

Softball adds nine new players to build on last year’s success

Softball adds nine new players to build on last year’s success

By Andrew Lin

March 10, 2019

The softball coaching staff revamped the team’s roster from last season and added nine new players in hopes of making a second consecutive conference playoff appearance. Last year, the softball team finished with a 20-14 overall record after starting with a seven-game winning streak. The Lions qual...

Alumna becomes third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history

Alumna becomes third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

November 12, 2018

Jill Gearin ‘18 will become the third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history as she joins the Visalia Rawhide as a radio play-by-play commentator in January. Gearin—who majored in journalism and minored in sports communication—worked as a broadcaster for the Nashua Silver Knights ...

Turf, locker rooms upgraded at Rotch Field

Turf, locker rooms upgraded at Rotch Field

By Kyle Bray, Managing Editor: Visual and Design

September 5, 2018

Rotch Field—Emerson’s home venue for soccer, lacrosse, and softball—underwent renovations to improve the facility over the summer. The renovations include a replacement of the field’s turf surface, the addition of dugouts for softball games, more bleachers for spectators, and new locker room...

Softball secures first NEWMAC playoff spot

Softball secures first NEWMAC playoff spot

By Kyle Bray, Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 22, 2018

Emerson’s softball team will face Babson College Beavers in the first round of the playoffs for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference after clinching the program’s first playoff appearance since joining the conference in 2013. The Lions clinched a 4-3 victory over Wheaton College in extra i...

Outstanding pitcher claims Beacon Women’s Lion of the Year

Outstanding pitcher claims Beacon Women’s Lion of the Year

By Kyle Bray, Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 19, 2018

With the spring season winding down, and commencement just a few weeks away, we are pleased to announce our Lions of the Year. Our staff selected one outstanding male and one outstanding female athlete who consistently performed at a high level throughout a given season. Emerson’s softball t...

Softball to host sexual assault awareness game

Softball to host sexual assault awareness game

By Dylan Rossiter, Managing Editor: Business and Operations

April 12, 2018

During Jillian Gearin’s junior year, a discussion about Colin Kaepernick and other sports figures using their platforms to promote social causes came up in her sports reporting class. The conversation got the infielder thinking about what Emerson's softball team could do to help the college communit...

Lions aim for playoff spot after hot start

Lions aim for playoff spot after hot start

By Dylan Rossiter, Managing Editor: Business and Operations

April 12, 2018

Emerson softball is poised to make the playoffs for the first time since joining the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in 2014. The Lions, 15-9 (3-7 NEWMAC), were picked to finish in last place in the conference's preseason coaches' poll. However, with six games left in NEWMAC pl...