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Women's Basketball

Senior forward Quinn OConnor (#50) goes for a layup against the Lesley Lynx on Tues., Dec. 5.

Emerson’s women’s basketball triumphs against Lesley, 93-54

By Abigail Lott, Staff Writer
December 7, 2023

Players and fans celebrated with hugs and high-fives in the Brown and Plofker Gym Tuesday, Dec. 5, as Emerson women’s basketball team got to .500 with a win over Lesley University. The final score was...

Senior guard Ella Bushee (#11) goes for a layup against Endicott on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023.

Women’s basketball falls to Endicott, 76-69

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
November 22, 2023

The Emerson women’s basketball team got off to a solid start in non-conference play. Their early highlights included a home-opening victory and history on the road—scoring a program record 103 points...

The womens basketball team prior to their home opener vs. Colby-Sawyer on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.

Women’s basketball defeats Colby-Sawyer in home opener, 69-66

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
November 13, 2023

Days following their season-opening loss to Suffolk, the Emerson women’s basketball team was ready to bounce back in their home opener against the Colby-Sawyer Chargers. The Lions struggled to score...

Womens basketball guard Bri Frongillo transferred to Emerson from Div. I Bryant University.

Women’s basketball D1 transfer puts the ‘student’ back in student-athlete

By Merritt Hughes, Staff Writer
November 8, 2023

While it is becoming more common for Division 1 athletes to transfer between universities, it is unusual for a D1 athlete to transfer to a D3 school like Emerson. However, sophomore point guard Bri Frongillo...

Senior guard Ella Bushee in a game against Coast Guard on Feb. 18, 2023

Women’s basketball focuses on unity in improvement

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
October 26, 2023

The Emerson women’s basketball team thought they were ready to take a leap forward in 2022-23.  After a difficult 2021-22 season, in which the squad dressed eight college basketball rookies every...

The NCAA logo.

NCAA grants eight additional practices to Div. III sports

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
October 2, 2023

For decades, Div. III sports have been limited in the number of regulated official practices—but as of Nov. 16, 2022, the NCAA has made a change to some of these rules, with the exception of football....

Emersons 14 athletics programs shone in a variety of ways in 2022-23

The Year of the Lions: Highlights from Emerson athletics’ 2022-23 season

The 2022-23 Emerson Lions have a lot to be proud of: across all 14 athletic programs, the Lions captured a bevy of accolades, including five major individual conference awards, nine First Team All-Conference...

Senior guard Chelsea Gibbons leads the huddle against Coast Guard on Feb. 18.

Senior spotlights: Women’s basketball seniors “held down the fort” for rebuilding program

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
March 8, 2023

Chelsea Gibbons and Carla Pelino joined the Emerson women’s basketball team as two of the three first years on the 2019–20 roster. They integrated into a Lions squad that roared its way to a 15-11...

Graduate lacrosse defender Jiwon Kim has caused 62 turnovers in his 54 games in an Emerson jersey. (Courtesy: Jiwon Kim)

Graduate Students grasp the opportunity to play another year of collegiate sports

By Abigail Lott
February 13, 2023

Would you spend an extra year in a college classroom for the chance to play one more year of collegiate sports? This year, some Emerson students said yes to this opportunity and are making a significant...

The Emerson womens basketball team leaves the court after a 73-68 win over Clark University at the Mental Health Awareness Game on Wednesday.

Emerson basketball comes together for mental health awareness games

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
February 9, 2023

In the middle of Emerson’s busy basketball season, Ava Salti, junior guard of women’s basketball, decided that both the men’s and women’s team needed a meaningful event off the court to bring them...

The womens basketball team is 7-12 this season.

Winter sports update: Men’s and women’s basketball chug along, milestones, and more

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
January 30, 2023

While the majority of Emerson’s student body wasn’t strolling on campus for the entirety of the winter holiday break, a few athletes stayed behind, continuing their seasons even in the absence of their...

Sophomore guard Ella Bushee tallied 11 points in NEWMAC game against Wheaton

Loss to Wheaton snaps three-game win streak for women’s basketball

By Abigail Lott
January 25, 2023

The Emerson women’s basketball team lost to the Wheaton Lyons on Jan. 18, ending their three game win streak. It marked their first defeat against a NEWMAC opponent in two conference match-ups.  Junior...

Levison, who plays Guard and Forward, is a DI transfer from the University of Denver.

Meet women’s basketball transfer Charlotte Levison

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
December 9, 2022

Junior guard Charlotte Levison transferred to Emerson from the University of Denver—an NCAA Division 1 program—this year, joining two first-year players as the newest Lions on the women’s basketball...

First-year PG Jacob Armant drives through the Fighting Scots defense.

Basketball doubleheader yields wins for men’s and women’s squads

By Leo Kagan and Jordan Pagkalinawan
November 10, 2022

The Emerson men’s and women’s basketball teams each secured season-opening victories Tuesday night—the men steamrolled Gordon College 95-51 and the women defeated Wentworth 71-64. Playing back-to-back...

The 2022-23 Emerson Womens Basketball Team (Courtesy: Bill Gould)

Women’s basketball looking to bounce back

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
October 26, 2022

Despite battling through a tough 2021-22 campaign, Emerson’s women’s basketball team remains hopeful for a better season this year, prepped with a wealth of experience to take to the court.  COVID-19...

Junior goalkeeper Ava Salti is also a guard on the womens basketball team. (Courtesy: Kayla Buck)

Nothing but net: Women’s basketball player becomes dual-sport athlete

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
October 5, 2022

For Ava Salti, sports are everything—more obsession than pastime.    With a quick glance into her dorm room, you’d notice a New York Islanders and Golden State Warriors jersey hanging on...

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, Assistant 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, Assistant 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 9, 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...

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