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Women's Volleyball

Former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook accumulated 151 kills and 58 digs in the 2012 season.

Remembering former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2022

A key contributor to Emerson’s women’s volleyball team, Katherine Westbrook ‘16 died of a fall on March 8, at the age of 28 years old. “She was a very vibrant young woman. She had a lot of talents,...

Womens volleyball player awarded Defensive Player of the Year

Women’s volleyball player awarded Defensive Player of the Year

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
November 11, 2021

Sophomore libero Caroline Davis was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the 2021 season. At the collegiate level, Davis is no newcomer to...

Isabella Chu during the volleyball game on Nov. 2, 2021.

Women’s volleyball team falls to Springfield College in first playoff round

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2021

The women’s volleyball team lost 3-1 to Springfield College Tuesday night in the first round of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs, ending its season 17-8. The Springfield...

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Colby College

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Colby College

By Charleston Fallon
October 21, 2021

The Emerson women’s volleyball team swept a doubleheader against Colby College on Saturday as a part of a doubleheader taking place on Family Weekend—improving the team’s record to 12-6 on the season. The...

Emerson student Jillian Kay on the attack

Women’s volleyball team have high spirits in defeat

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
October 7, 2021

Babson College snapped the women’s volleyball team’s 14-game home win streak with a 3-1 victory in a rematch of the 2019 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference finals.  The Beavers...

Emerson College players in the game.

Women’s volleyball extend win-streak to four in defeat of Wellesley College

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 29, 2021

The women’s volleyball team defeated Wellesley College on Tuesday night in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym–extending their win streak to a fourth game, and bringing their record on the season...

Emerson College Womens Volleyball team.

Women’s volleyball team breaks Springfield’s eleven-game winning streak

By Clarissa Calderon
September 28, 2021

The women’s volleyball team snapped Springfield College’s 11 game win streak with a 3-0 victory on Saturday, bringing their record on the season to 7-3.  Entering Saturday’s home game, Emerson...

The womens volleyball team was dominant in their first match of the season.

Women’s volleyball dominant in return

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 4, 2021

The women’s volleyball team dominated the University of Massachusetts Boston in their return to the court, winning 3-0 in their first game since the 2019 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Championship. Once...

The long-awaited return of fall sports

The long-awaited return of fall sports

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 3, 2021

The last conference game any Emerson fall sports team played was on Nov. 9, 2019. After nearly 22 months for almost all fall sports squads, the teams are preparing for their first season. Fall athletes...

Brooke Maynez scoring a kill.

Women’s volleyball recruit ready to make an impact

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 2, 2021

First-year women’s volleyball recruit Brooke Maynez is looking to build upon her championship resume as she seeks to help lead the Lions back to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference...

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...

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

NEWMAC awards 25 Emerson athletes spots on Academic All-Conference teams

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 25, 2021

The New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team for each fall sport was full of Emerson Lions, as 25 student-athletes were recognized for their achievements in the...

The mens soccer team trains at Rotch Field in the South End three times per week.

Fall sports teams begin training for hopeful season

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 4, 2021

Emerson’s fall sports teams began their spring training sessions on Feb. 17, nearly a year after their initial training for the later-canceled fall season was cut short by the pandemic. These practices...

Lauren Piertzak signs her Celebratory Signing Form at home in Orono, Minnesota.

New Faces: Pietrzak eager to bring her passion to the women’s volleyball team

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
January 27, 2021

Surrounded by purple and gold balloons and wearing an Emerson College sweater, Lauren Pietrzak officially committed to join the women’s volleyball team in the fall semester. She signed her NCAA Division...

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

Women’s volleyball seniors reflect on shortened careers

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 23, 2020

Last fall, the women’s volleyball team shocked the conference. In the two games leading up to their first ever NEWMAC championship game, in their first ever NEWMAC playoff run, they fought back from...

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

By Lara Hill and Emily Cardona
July 14, 2020

The college announced its decision Tuesday afternoon to cancel all competitive sporting events for the fall 2020 athletic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Vice President...

The womens volleyball team lost 3-0 in the NEWMAC Championship. Cho Yin Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball delivers most successful season since joining NEWMAC

By Lara Hill
November 14, 2019

The women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 6-4 conference record, its highest win total since joining the NEWMAC in 2013.  After playing in their first ever NEWMAC playoffs, the Lions...

The Babson Beavers defeated the Emerson Lions 3-0 in the NEWMAC championship. Lara Hill / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball swept in conference championship

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 9, 2019

The women’s volleyball team lost to the reigning conference champion Babson College 3-0 in the NEWMAC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. This is the second season in a row the Babson Beavers won...

The womens volleyball team advanced to the NEWMAC championship game on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Montse Landeros / Beacon Staff

Comeback victory sends women’s volleyball to NEWMAC championship

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 8, 2019

The women's volleyball team will advance to the NEWMAC playoff championship game for the first time in program history following a comeback victory against Wellesley College in the semifinals on Thursday. This...

Junior outside hitter Grace Tepper (center) recorded 23 kills in the Lions win against MIT. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Lions upset MIT, pull off comeback for first NEWMAC playoff win

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 6, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the NEWMAC playoff quarterfinals after coming back from a 2-0 deficit for its first playoff win since 2016. Before...

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