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The men's 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 women's basketball team is one of two teams impacted by Monday's 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...

O'Connor 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 O'Connor (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 26, 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...

Photo credit: Jakob Menendez

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

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...

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

Lions end regular season with senior day win

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...

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

Road win puts women’s basketball in playoffs

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...

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

MIT defeats Lions in hunt for playoffs

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...

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

Women’s basketball loses third-straight matchup

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...

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

Babson College ends Lions’ home win streak

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...

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

Lions extend winning streak to five in dominant fashion

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...

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

Women’s basketball narrowly defeats Smith in first NEWMAC game

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...

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

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

By Pedro Figueiredo January 16, 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 women's team went 1-1 in its two matches in Puerto Rico over winter vacation.

Boyle, Madden deliver strong performances in Puerto Rico

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...

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

Women’s basketball sails to Puerto Rico and sinks Messiah

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.
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.

Historic defensive effort extends women’s basketball win streak

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...

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