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Women's Volleyball

Senior captain Oliver Glass led by example setting multiple personal records through the season.

Five Lions named to NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022

Five Emerson student-athletes were named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams on Nov. 21, highlighting players’ efforts for fair and positive play. The award recognizes athletes who “best [demonstrate]...

Senior spotlights: Women’s volleyball seniors elevated the program and built a positive culture

Senior spotlights: Women’s volleyball seniors elevated the program and built a positive culture

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
November 9, 2022

At the end of every women’s volleyball season, the dismantling of the net in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym marks the end of Emerson’s seniors’ careers. After a five-set NEWMAC playoffs...

The Emerson Womens Volleyball Team (courtesy: Ben Read)

Women’s volleyball wins annual “You Can Play” game

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
October 26, 2022

The women’s volleyball team dispatched the Endicott College Gulls in three sets on Thursday, earning a sixth consecutive home-court win in the annual “You Can Play” game. The You Can Play Project,...

The win bumped the womens volleyball teams record to 14-3.

Women’s volleyball secures 13th win of the season, defeating Salve Regina

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
October 19, 2022

As the fans poured into the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, the women’s volleyball team took on the Salve Regina Seahawks during Family Weekend, delivering a crowd-pleasing home sweep.   Heading...

The womens volleyball team stranded on the side of the Mass. Pike. on Saturday, after their bus burst into flames.

Women’s volleyball team stranded after bus catches fire on Mass Pike

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
September 24, 2022

The bus carrying Emerson’s women’s volleyball team caught fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Saturday morning. No injuries were reported. The team was traveling to a game at Springfield College...

Emerson College womens volleyball team.

Women’s volleyball loses nailbiter to MIT

By Abigail Lott
September 22, 2022

The women’s volleyball team dropped its NEWMAC season opener following a thrilling 3-2 match against MIT, ending the Lions’ five-game winning streak.  Despite the loss, the Lions played a very...

Women’s volleyball sweeps Rivier, extends winning streak to 3

Women’s volleyball sweeps Rivier, extends winning streak to 3

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer
September 21, 2022

The Emerson women’s volleyball team claimed victory against the Rivier Raiders on Wednesday night, improving to 7-1 overall following their third sweep in a row.   One week removed from their...

The win bumped the womens volleyball teams record to 14-3.

Women’s volleyball team tops Brandeis with clutch third-set finish

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 13, 2022

The Emerson women’s volleyball team beat the Brandeis University Judges 3-0 on Thursday thanks to the strength of a narrow victory in the third and final set of the match.  Nearly a year ago to the...

Women’s volleyball team starts off strong with pair of wins

Women’s volleyball team starts off strong with pair of wins

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 8, 2022

Emerson’s women’s volleyball team dropped just one set in its season opener, beating both Simmons and Manhattanville College in a Sunday doubleheader on the Lions’ home court.  The team’s would-be...

Emerson College Womens Volleyball team (Beacon Archives)

Women’s volleyball team strives to reach new heights at the start of the season

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 6, 2022

Following their first-round defeat in last year’s NEWMAC Championship, the Emerson women’s volleyball team is on a mission of redemption, aiming for accolades higher than ever before.  “We really...

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 recorded 11 kills in the loss to MIT on Sept. 13.

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 6, 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 (Beacon Archives)

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...

Emerson College womens volleyball team.

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...

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