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

O'Connor made her commitment to the college official from home on April 22.

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 learn so much and enjoy every piece of it,” Jim O’Connor, her father, said in a phone interview ...

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

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

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 committed to playing women's basketball at Emerson College from home on March 27, her birthday.  ...

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

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

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 basketball senior forward Jack O’Connor received a First-Team All-Conference ti...

Clydesdale caps career with conference award

Clydesdale averaged 8.3 points per game during her senior season.

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 as it is to be recognized, this doesn’t really mean that much to me,” Clydesdale said in an i...

Lions awarded two all-sportsmanship team selections

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

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 best represent the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference and its ideals.  Women's...

Women’s basketball season ends after quarterfinal loss

The Lions shot 41 percent in their loss on Wednesday.

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 and Men’s Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals after the Massachusetts Institute of Techn...

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

Photo credit: Jakob Menendez

By Emily Cardona

February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s basketball team earned 13 spots on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams for the 2019-2020 season. The 13 student athletes are required to have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average out of a 4.0 scale and reach second-year academic status to be eligible for the a...

Lions end regular season with senior day win

Senior guard Natalie Clydesdale recorded four steals and dished out seven assists on Saturday

By Alberto Gilman

February 23, 2020

The women's basketball team defeated Dean College by a score of 91–42 on its senior day to end the regular season with a 15–10 record. The Lions recognized their three senior guards Natalie Clydesdale, Quinn Madden, and Kate Foultz before the game. Head coach Bill Gould spoke about the senior...

Road win puts women’s basketball in playoffs

Junior guard Rachel Davey scored 18 points in the win over WPI.

By Ethan McDowell

February 20, 2020

The women’s basketball team overcame a fourth quarter deficit against Worcester Polytechnic Institute to clinch a spot in the conference playoffs on Wednesday. Seven teams make the women’s basketball New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference tournament. Going into the game, the Lions...

MIT defeats Lions in hunt for playoffs

Senior guard Natalie Clydesdale grabbed six rebounds and recorded three steals in the loss to MIT Photo credit: Rachel Culver

By Kayla Buck

February 13, 2020

The women's basketball team shot 34 percent against conference opponent Massachusetts Institute of Technology while suffering a 31 point conference loss Wednesday.The Lions lost by a score of 80-49 and shot 16 percent from three.“I thought MIT played out of their minds," head coach Bill Gould said ...

Women’s basketball loses third-straight matchup

Senior guard Quinn Madden scored eight points and totaled four assists in the loss to Springfield Photo credit: Rachel Culver

By Brendan Walker

February 1, 2020

The women’s basketball team lost to the Springfield College Pride by 40 points on Saturday, its third straight loss in conference play.Springfield came into this matchup as the top-ranked team in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The Pride also boast the conferenc...

Babson College ends Lions’ home win streak

Kate Foultz scored 13 points while shooting a team high 40 percent from the field.

By Megan MacLaren

January 30, 2020

The women’s basketball team lost to Babson College by a score of 80-56, snapping the Lions' six-game home winning streak. The Lions now fall to sixth place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference standings. The Beavers scored 10 points off of the Lions' 13 turnovers, and...

Lions extend winning streak to five in dominant fashion

Senior guard Kate Foultz during a game against Mount Holyoke College on Jan. 22, 2020

By Kayla Buck

January 23, 2020

The women’s basketball team won its fifth game in a row to remain undefeated in the NEWMAC with an 87-31 win over Mount Holyoke College. Despite nine turnovers in the first half, the team held a steady lead over the 1-15 Paws. Senior guard Natalie Clydesdale and freshman center Chloe Allen led t...

Women’s basketball narrowly defeats Smith in first NEWMAC game

Senior Natalie Clydesdale scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the narrow victory over Smith.

By Megan MacLaren

January 18, 2020

The Lions defeated Smith College in their first conference game of the season with the help of a combined 49 points from junior guard Rachel Davey and senior guards Quinn Madden and Natalie Clydesdale.  “I like being undefeated in the conference, we’re tied for first right now,” head coach Bil...

Women’s basketball defeats Fisher in final game before conference play

The Lions hit a season high 20 free throws  on 25 attempts in their 65-55 victory over Fisher College.

By Pedro Figueiredo

January 17, 2020

The women’s basketball team pulled away from Fisher College late in the fourth quarter to earn a 65-55 victory over its opponent opposite of the Public Gardens.  Emerson held the lead going into the half, but Fisher kept the margin close, keeping the game within seven points. The two teams went...

Boyle, Madden deliver strong performances in Puerto Rico

The women's team went 1-1 in its two matches in Puerto Rico over winter vacation.

By Ethan McDowell

January 16, 2020

The women’s basketball team had no time for sightseeing the day they landed in Puerto Rico for a tournament in San Juan. After the Lions grabbed their bags, they immediately headed for the practice court.  Despite playing in unfamiliar territory, head coach Bill Gould said the team focused on b...

Women’s basketball sails to Puerto Rico and sinks Messiah

While they didn't exactly sail, the women's basketball team did beat Messiah College in Puerto Rico Monday.  Photo courtesy of Dan Toner.

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 30, 2019

While they didn't exactly sail, the women's basketball team did beat Messiah College in Puerto Rico Monday.

Historic defensive effort extends women’s basketball win streak

Quinn Madden (right) dished out six assists and recorded three steals, helping the Lions reach 18 steals for the second time this season. Ethan McDowell / Beacon Staff.

By Ethan McDowell

December 14, 2019

The women’s basketball team defeated Johnson & Wales University on Saturday by a score of 77-31 in one of the most dominant defensive performances in the college's history.  This is the second time the Lions have held an opponent to 31 points or less since joining the New England Women’s ...

Lions dominate Bridgewater State for second home win

Senior Quinn Madden (center, No. 13) goes for a layup against Bridgewater St. on Saturday.

By Megan MacLaren

December 7, 2019

The women’s basketball team defeated Bridgewater State University by a score of 75-47 on Saturday afternoon. The Lions came out strong, earning a quick four-point lead, but the Bears came back to take a 6-4 lead. Senior guard Quinn Madden made a layup that started a 16-0 run for the Lions, and t...

Swiss basketball player finds academic and athletic home at Emerson

Chloe Allen (left) is the sole center on the women’s basketball team.

By Lara Hill

December 4, 2019

After moving to Boston from Wädenswil, Switzerland, freshman center Chloe Allen is adapting to a college setting and learning the style of basketball played in the United States.  “The transition was kind of hard because of how different basketball is back home,” Allen said in an interview. “It...

Women’s basketball falls to nationally ranked opponent

Tufts entered the matchup as the No. 2 ranked team in Division III women's basketball.

By Ethan McDowell

December 4, 2019

The women’s basketball team lost at home to nationally ranked Tufts University by a score of 87-43.  Tufts came into the game ranked second in Division III, and head coach Bill Gould knew the Lions faced a challenge on Tuesday.  “They're No. 2 in the country for a reason,” Gould said in...

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

Freshman setter Caroline Bond and junior outside hitter Grace Tepper received NEWMAC postseason honors for their performance in the 2019 season.  Bond won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year award and made the All-Conference Second Team. Bond recorded 916 ...

Women’s basketball loses second game at home

Emerson women's basketball coach Bill Gould during a game in 2016. Photo: Evan Walsh / Beacon Archive

By Megan MacLaren

November 16, 2019

The women’s basketball team lost 56-45 to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, extending its losing streak to two games.  After their last home loss against Gordon College, the Lions got off to a slow start against WPI. The first quarter ended with Emerson taking a 4-2 lead with senior guard Quinn M...

Women’s basketball drops home-opener

Senior Natalie Clydesdale (No. 2) drives towards the basket for a layup. Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

By Ethan McDowell

November 14, 2019

The women’s basketball team lost its home opener 75-72 to Gordon College in overtime, despite 25 points from senior guard Natalie Clydesdale.  After a season-opening win over Suffolk University, the Lions came into their first home game of the year with a 1-0 record. The game remained close until junior forward Sam Boyle picked up her second fo...

Junior transfer makes early impact for women’s basketball

Kailee Yan played 22 minutes against Suffolk and scored 10 points. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

By Ethan McDowell

November 13, 2019

Following her sophomore year at California Lutheran University, Kailee Yan decided to leave the West Coast and transfer to a school she never saw in person.  Yan grew up in Mercer Island, Washington and said she never spent time on the East Coast other than visits to New York City and Washington D....

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