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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Women's Basketball

Senior forward Katie Beckmann scored eight points and six rebounds against Babson College on Feb. 23

Women’s basketball team knocked out of first-round playoff

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 24, 2022

Emerson’s women’s basketball lost 73-49 against second-seed Babson College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference quarterfinals, ending the Lions’ season 8-16. The Lions...

First-year guard Bianca Benson playing against Smith College

‘We didn’t do anything right’: Lions crushed by Smith 79-34

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
February 17, 2022

Emerson women’s basketball lost to Smith College in a landslide 45-point deficit on Wednesday, the biggest scoring gap experienced by the Lions team this season. The women’s basketball team was...

Senior forward Katie Beckmann against MIT

Women’s basketball defeated on Senior Day

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
February 16, 2022

The Emerson women’s basketball team fell to Springfield College 76-45 in a heartbreaking defeat on Senior Day.  The team honored the two players who won’t return next season, senior forward Katie...

Sophomore guard Olivia Deslauriers calling plays for the Lions

Women’s basketball adds to losing streak

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 10, 2022

The women’s basketball team lost a competitive game 69-59 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday— the Lions’ third straight loss. Emerson started play in the New England...

Sophomore guard Ella Bushee dribbling past opponents against Babson College

Women’s basketball edged out by Babson College

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
February 3, 2022

The Emerson women’s basketball team fell short to Babson College in a hard-fought four quarters that ultimately ended 69-32 at home this Wednesday. The Lions, now 7-11—and 3-2 in conference play—had...

Zach Waterhouse attempting a shot during the game.

Emerson basketball program sweeps Wheaton

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 20, 2022

The men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court in a double header against Wheaton College Wednesday night, winning back-to-back conference games at Wheaton’s King Arena.  Sophomore guard...

Emerson Lions Quinn OConnor passing the ball to her teammates.

Women’s basketball takes down Mount Holyoke

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
January 19, 2022

Emerson’s women’s basketball team handily won their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference game of the season, rounding out a 69-44 win over Mount Holyoke College at home this...

Athletes face the prsopect of an empty Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym in 2022

Winter sports face an uncertain future amid COVID surge

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 13, 2022

The 2021-22 season for the Emerson Lions’ winter sports teams started off bright with electrifying performances in front of the home crowd at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, but now face a similar...

Katie Beckmann during a basketball game.

Women’s basketball drops fourth straight game

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 18, 2021

The fourth time proved not to be the charm for the women’s basketball team on Tuesday, as they fell to Brandeis University in a defeat full of sloppy defense, turnovers, and missed opportunities. The...

The womens volleyball team is one of the 10 sports teams impacted by the decision.

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 5, 2021

Emerson canceled all non-competing sports seasons on Monday morning following guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission due to a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus and in the city, according to Athletic...

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym

Emerson reports highest COVID spike to date, reportedly traced to athletic teams

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
April 3, 2021

Emerson reported 15 new positive COVID-19 tests on Saturday split over two days of testing—just two days after an email from the college warned of increased spread. The spread now appears to have originated...

The womens soccer team was one of the 14 Emerson sports teams whose season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Student-athletes reflect on a year without Emerson sports

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
March 17, 2021

After returning to Boston from a preseason tournament in Arizona over spring break with the softball team last March, Sophia Cloonan eagerly awaited the beginning of her first season as an Emerson student-athlete—just...

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

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

By Christopher Williams and Domenic Conte
November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic Director Pat Nicol told The Beacon...

The womens basketball team is one of two teams impacted by Mondays decision.

Winter sports athletes upset but unsurprised by season’s cancellation

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
November 5, 2020

Emerson’s basketball teams will not be competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this winter season, to the dismay of athletes who say the cancelation is disappointing but...

OConnor made her commitment to the college official from home on April 22.

New Faces: O’Connor joins women’s basketball eager to embrace academics and athletics

By Alberto Gilman
May 21, 2020

After Quinn O’Connor virtually graduates from Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she will join the women’s basketball team as a first generation college student.  “She’s going to...

Herbert made her commitment to the Lions official on her birthday.

New Faces: Annika Herbert joins women’s basketball ready to contribute

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor
April 8, 2020

Annika Herbert didn't have a normal signing day.  Instead of participating in the fanfare of a regular high school signing ceremony, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Herbert officially...

Jack OConnor (left) and Sam Boyle (right) finished the 2019-20 season with conference awards.

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
March 12, 2020

Although the men’s and women’s basketball teams both closed out their seasons with losses in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC playoffs, two key players received postseason recognition from the conference. Men’s...

Clydesdale averaged 8.3 points per game during her senior season.

Clydesdale caps career with conference award

By Brendan Walker
March 11, 2020

Women’s basketball senior guard Natalie Clydesdale won NEWMAC Player Of The Week on Feb. 24, in the final week of her college career, but she said the accolade is barely crossing her mind. “As great...

In addition to their all-sportsmanship selections, Madden and Holding also received spots on the academic all-conference team.

Lions awarded two all-sportsmanship team selections

By Alberto Gilman
March 5, 2020

On Thursday, March 5, the NEWMAC released the Winter Sports All-Sportsmanship Teams, recognizing two senior Lions.  According to the conference’s website, the award recognizes student athletes who...

The Lions shot 41 percent in their loss on Wednesday.

Women’s basketball season ends after quarterfinal loss

By Megan MacLaren
February 27, 2020

The sixth seed women’s basketball team lost by a score of 77-65 to third seed Smith College in the NEWMAC quarterfinals. This is the second season in a row the Lions lost in the New England Women’s...

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