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College announces decision to cancel fall sports

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 and Dean of Campus Life Jim Hoppe and Associate

Renegades to relive championship through ESPN documentary

When the Women’s Football Alliance’s Boston Renegades’ owner abruptly left the team weeks before the 2015 season, Molly Goodwin was one of three former players who stepped in to lead the team. Since then, the Renegades have won two league

Emerson Esports resume competitive season

When John Lyons ‘20, a member of one of the college’s competitive “Overwatch” video game teams, learned that his final season of competition was postponed until further notice, he said he was shocked and upset. “When the semester ended originally

Lions claim 35 spots on NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team

The cancellation of spring sports at the college left many student athletes devastated; however, senior pitcher Sam Knox said the announcement of the NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team brought some positivity amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic.  “It’s really great to be

Fitness center promotes physical activity with virtual race

With the college’s fitness center closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the center’s staff is encouraging students to walk, jog, run, or even ski five kilometers to stay active.  The fitness center announced a virtual 5k challenge on April 13,

Houston recognized for leadership off the court

Men’s basketball center Jarred Houston was scrolling through Twitter on April 9 when he found out he earned the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Student Leader of the Year Award. “This means a lot because of the amount of work I

Skunks stay connected despite abbreviated spring season

When Emerson announced the college would be closing its campus and moving to online learning in March, the ultimate disc team’s spring season was about to begin.  The Skunks, who received school-affiliated org status from Student Engagement and Leadership in

Coaches plan to adjust scouting processes amid pandemic

Emerson coaches are taking a new approach to scouting this spring after high schools decided to cancel their sports seasons in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The National Collegiate Athletic Association and New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference

Chris Taylor ‘11 pursues passion of working in NBA

As the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Chris Taylor ‘11 finds himself in many high-pressure situations. Whether he is discussing a potential trade with agents or talking to NBA personnel about signing a player to a

Patriots: Stidham will be the starter, for now

Embed from Getty Images With quarterback Tom Brady heading to Tampa Bay next season, New England Patriots fans are anxious to know who will start week one. The Patriots are without a franchise quarterback for the first time since 1994. Although

Celotto reflects on award-winning season

On Monday, March 2, sophomore midfielder and captain Skyler Celotto earned the NEWMAC Men’s Lacrosse Co-Offensive Athlete of the Week Award, ten days before his season ended prematurely.  Celotto said he appreciates the recognition from the New England Women’s and

Women’s lacrosse grabs last round of NEWMAC awards

Freshman goalie Nina Khosla and senior attacker Jenna Tomsky earned the final NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Athlete of the Week awards of the 2020 spring season on Monday. Khosla and Tomsky found out about their respective awards when

Patriots: Saying goodbye to a hero

I’ll always remember the game that got me hooked on football. On Jan. 10, 2015, the New England Patriots battled the Baltimore Ravens in a dramatic AFC Divisional matchup. This game is still one of my all-time favorites, as the

NEWMAC cancels spring seasons, Emerson ends non-conference competition

The college plans to cancel all non-conference athletic games starting Monday after the NEWMAC announced it was canceling all conference games starting Monday, officials said. The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference unanimously voted to cancel all-conference spring sporting

Five-run ninth inning propels Lions to win

A walk-off single by freshman catcher Matt Nachamie earned the Lions a 9-8 win Wednesday afternoon over visiting Lasell University. Senior pitcher Jack Fox pitched six innings, while sophomore pitchers Bryan Simmons-Hayes, and Michael Logerwell pitched one each. Fox gave up

Women’s lacrosse records second consecutive victory

The women’s lacrosse team defeated Nichols College Wednesday evening 17-4 for its second consecutive win. The Lions roster totaled four assists, forced 21 turnovers, and recorded 26 groundballs. Through the last three games, the team has scored 39 goals, recorded

Men’s lacrosse ends four game road trip with loss

The men’s lacrosse team concluded its four-game road trip with a 15-5 loss against the University of New England Wednesday night.  Sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto led the team in scoring with three goals. Sophomore midfielder Alex Hrisanthopoulos and freshman attack

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

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

Lions wrap up nationwide spring break competitions

Emerson’s spring sports teams traveled across the country for their 2020 spring break trips, playing 29 games in five states.  The baseball team, men’s and women’s tennis team, and women’s lacrosse team all traveled to Florida for their spring break

Emerson Athletics to continue spring schedules

The athletic department will not cancel any future contests or events despite the college’s transition to online classes due to COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, according to Athletic Director Patricia Nicol.  “It’s a mutual decision from the campus, from myself,

Clydesdale caps career with conference award

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

Baseball falls to Framingham State University 13-4

The baseball team returned to their home field Tuesday night with a 13-4 loss against Framingham State University Rams.  Junior Johnny Maffei completed only 3.2 innings against the Rams, giving up ten hits and eight runs. The Lions utilized senior

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