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Boston responds in game 3 with decisive win

And just like that, we have ourselves a series, ladies and gentlemen. The Boston Celtics made a statement last night with a wire-to-wire game 3 win, 117-106, vs. the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston rolled in like

Boston squanders winnable Game 1 to Heat in OT

Embed from Getty Images The Boston Celtics had every chance to win game one of their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night in the NBA Orlando bubble, but costly misses paired with some late-game heroics

Eligibility extension brings back Franklin for fifth season

On June 26, men’s lacrosse team co-captain and recent graduate Austin Franklin posted a statement on Instagram ending with the words “I’m back.” It indicated his return to the team for the 2021 season, making him the latest athlete to

Fitness center reopens with safety protocols in place

Months of preparation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by the college’s fitness center staff culminated in the official reopening of the facility Tuesday morning. The fitness center instituted new safety precautions, like one-way traffic on the staircase and elevator of

Bruins: Unexpected underdogs heading into playoffs

Embed from Getty Images The Boston Bruins find themselves as underdogs heading into the first round of the playoffs, following three lackluster performances in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. Boston entered the Eastern Conference bubble

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

Women’s lacrosse snaps 29-game losing streak

The women’s lacrosse team broke a streak of 29 consecutive losses on Monday with a 17-5 victory over Rhode Island College. Senior midfielder Jenna Tomsky led the team with nine points, and senior midfielder Camille Mumford scored four goals to

Celotto’s six goals propel Lions to road win

Sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto scored six goals in the men’s lacrosse team’s 15–6 victory over Nichols College on Saturday.  The Lions scored three goals in the first quarter, holding Nichols to two. The Lions continued the scoring in the second

Lions awarded two all-sportsmanship team selections

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. 

Lions defeated in final match of spring break

The men’s tennis team fell to the University of Charleston by a score of 7-2 in the Lions’ final match of their spring break trip.   The Golden Eagles swept the Lions in doubles play,  the first time during the trip

Cardinals sweep Lions in Arizona

The softball team returned to the field in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday for a doubleheader rematch against the St. John Fisher Cardinals, falling in both games after losing to the Cardinals on Tuesday. The first game remained scoreless through the

Tennis defeated in Orlando matchups

The men’s and women’s tennis teams fell to North Central College by scores of 6-3 and 8-1 respectively. The Cardinals took the men’s doubles matches by a score of 2-1. Sophomores Bass Lin and Maximo Lawlor earned the Lions’ only

Lions fall to undefeated Widener

The men’s lacrosse team is now 1-2 on the season following a 17-7 loss to undefeated Widener University. Freshmen attacker Cameron McNeal scored a goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Peirce Eldredge in the first quarter, but the Pride

Softball swept in dramatic doubleheader

The softball team lost two extra-inning games to the St. Fisher College Cardinals and the University of Mary Washington Eagles on Tuesday. The Lions and Cardinals played each other for the first time in school history, and the Cardinals led

Lions build winning streak behind singles play

The men’s tennis team defeated Midway University by a score of 5-2, the Lions’ second-consecutive win on its spring break trip. The Lions fell in doubles play, earning one win from freshman Robert Comunale and senior Brock Higley in the

Team effort leads Lions past Bearcats

The baseball team earned the first win of its spring break trip Tuesday afternoon against Saint Vincent College by a score of 6-4 in Auburndale, Florida. Junior Johnny Maffei pitched six innings, giving up eight hits and four runs. Relievers

Nachamie home run not enough in loss to Neumann

Freshman catcher Matt Nachamie hit his second home run of the baseball team’s spring break trip in the team’s second loss to Neumann University Monday afternoon in Winter Haven, Florida.  Senior Sam Knox pitched his first game of the season,

Baseball defeated in Florida opener

The baseball team lost the first game of its spring break trip Sunday afternoon to Chatham University in Orlando, Florida.   Senior pitcher Jack Fox completed five innings, gave up four runs on three hits, and struck out seven batters. Relief

Lions record first spring win in Orlando

The women’s tennis team opened its spring break trip with a 5-4 win over King’s College in Orlando, Florida.  The Lions got on the board with a number-four singles win from sophomore Thea Nagle, who won both of her sets.

Balanced scoring leads Lions to first victory

The men’s lacrosse team’s weekend road trip ended with an 8-4 victory over Mount Saint Mary College, marking its first victory of the season.  Senior attack Austin Franklin, sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto, and sophomore attack Hunter Gervais all scored twice

Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

The men’s volleyball team lost its third straight conference game to Lasell University in straight sets on Friday, remaining winless in GNAC play. Lasell took a 2-0 lead in the first set after a ball handling error by the Lions.

Men’s lacrosse falls in season opener

The men’s lacrosse team opened its season on Wednesday at Rotch Field with a 17-7 loss against the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Head coach Matthew Colombini said he sees the hard work his players are putting in as they prepare

Women’s basketball season ends after quarterfinal loss

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

Men’s basketball falls in tense NEWMAC Quarterfinal

The men’s basketball team lost to the United States Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday by a score of 80-78 after a potential game-winning three-point shot fell short, ending the Lions’ season with a 14-12 record. Coast Guard made its first

Softball looks to reach new heights as season nears

The softball team ranked fifth in the NEWMAC conference in 2019. This season, with nine players entering their sophomore season, the team is aiming to not only return to the playoffs but climb higher in the conference rankings. “Being in

Freshman volleyball player stands out above the net

Going into high school, freshman middle blocker Parker Gray had several options on the table to play baseball in college. Four years later, he’s starting on the Emerson men’s volleyball team, putting up 10 kills in four of his last

Celtics: In defense of the Garnett Era

/ The 2007–08 Celtics are for my generation what I believe the 1985–86 team is for people over 35. They are our representation of Celtic Pride, excellence through toughness, teamwork, and defense over flash. Jerseys with the numbers 34, 5,

Lions end regular season with senior day win

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

Lions snap losing streak in straight sets

The men’s volleyball team swept the St Joseph’s Brooklyn Bears in three sets, breaking its two-game losing streak. While the Bears are not in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, head coach Ben Read sees the win as a way to

Lions swept in conference home opener

The men’s volleyball team lost its first home conference game of the season in straight sets to the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday. The Lions led the first set 1-0 after an attack error by Wentworth. After Wentworth took

Road win puts women’s basketball in playoffs

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

Lions defeated by Beavers on senior night

The men’s basketball team lost to Babson College on Wednesday by a score of 92-77 on its senior night. The Brown and Plofker Gym roared before the game tipped off as senior guard Jack O’Connor and senior forward Ben “Benny

Emerson athletes crowd Dean’s List

Emerson student athletes earned 72 spots on the fall 2019 Dean’s List with women’s soccer and volleyball teams fielding the highest number of honorees. Nine athletes from both teams received spots on the Dean’s List, which indicates a student maintained

Lions motivated by preseason poll

The women’s lacrosse team is ranked tenth out of 10 teams in the conference preseason coaches poll going into the 2020 season, and the team is using it as motivation. “We have the rankings hung up in our locker room,

Men’s lacrosse pursuing first postseason appearance

As the men’s lacrosse season begins, coaches and players are ready to pursue the goal of making the first conference playoff in program history. “I’m really excited about the opportunity this year,” head coach Matthew Colombini said in an interview.

Celtics: Tatum emerging as superstar

Jayson Tatum is blossoming into a superstar before our eyes. He’s averaging over 25 points per game over his last 12 games, a stretch which includes his first-ever back-to-back 30 point games, a career-high 41, and a 39 point performance

Red Sox: Dealing with an offseason of turmoil

It has been a brutal past ten weeks for Red Sox fans. Dave Dombrowski, former president of baseball operations, parted ways with the Red Sox after losing to the Yankees and dropping Boston’s overall record to 76-67. On Oct. 25,

Lions tie season high in scoring against Clark

The men’s basketball team secured a top four seed in the conference playoffs after defeating Clark University by a score of 103-70, tying their highest scoring total this season. This is the third time this season the Lions scored over

MIT defeats Lions in hunt for playoffs

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

Emerson alumna runs Boston Marathon for charity

Simone Les ‘15 heard the explosions from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings while eating lunch on Newbury Street. “I was still fairly close and could hear the blasts,” Les said in an interview over the phone. “All the aftermath that

Celtics: The All-Star conundrum

The 2019–20 NBA season has set a new bar for midseason award angst. dew3Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans posted a profanity-laced video after not making the rising stars game. Eric Goodwin, agent of Philadelphia 76ers forward Matisse Thybulle,

Houston matures as centerpiece of the Lions

Jarred Houston’s high school coaches almost cut him during his freshman season. He now leads the conference in multiple categories as a 6’10” center on the men’s basketball team. “I had my end of year meeting with my freshman coach,

Lack of storage space leaves cheerleading appeal in limbo

The cheerleading team received an appeal of more than $10,000 in fall 2019, but are unable to purchase supplies due to a lack of storage space. The team received the ten thousand dollar appeal from the Financial Advisory Board for

Men’s volleyball trounces Lesley for second win

The men’s volleyball team won its second match of the season, defeating Lesley University in straight sets on Tuesday. The Lions began the first set with 13 consecutive points off of five kills from junior middle blocker Matt Connolly and

Balanced scoring leads Lions to win over MIT

Five Lions scored double–digit points in the men’s basketball team’s victory over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, on Saturday, marking its second victory over the Engineers this season. The Lions defeated MIT by a score of 86–57 and

Women’s basketball loses third-straight matchup

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.

Men’s volleyball defeated by MIT in straight sets

The men’s volleyball team fell to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers 3-0 in the second of their two back-to-back home games. The Engineers jumped out to an early lead during the first set. After a timeout from the Lions, the

Men’s volleyball sweeps Dean College for first win

The men’s volleyball team swept Dean College 3-0 on Thursday for its first win of the season. Coming off of a 3-0 loss to Nichols College on Jan. 23, the Lions started the match on a 5-0 run after four

Babson College ends Lions’ home win streak

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

Athletic director elevates sports programs

When Patricia Nicol took over as Emerson’s Athletic Director in 2014, she faced the challenge of enhancing the school’s athletic program. During Nicol’s tenure, the men’s basketball team won the college’s first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championship

New Lions adjust to Emerson on and off the court

Freshmen shooting guards Max Davis and Bryan Lupianez, the two newest additions to the men’s basketball team, said one of the best things about Emerson is the food served in the Dining Center. “I like it, the DH is really

Suffolk University to reopen gym in early February

Suffolk University’s Athletic Director Cary McConnell is targeting Feb. 10 as the date the school will reopen its gym following a flooding incident that occurred over winter break. In the meantime, Suffolk will continue using Emerson’s Brown and Plofker gym

Lions defeat Lyons behind team-first play

Four players scored double-digit points in the men’s basketball team’s fourth conference win, a 14-point victory against the Wheaton College Lyons on Saturday. Wheaton came into this matchup on a six-game losing streak and ranked last in the NEWMAC. The

Bruins: Going into the all-star break with momentum

The end of the first half of the season is here for the Bruins as they enter the All-Star break on a high note after defeating the Las Vegas Golden Knights 3-2. The Bruins head into the bye week on

Lions extend winning streak to five in dominant fashion

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

Men’s volleyball searching for playoff success in 2020

Head coach Ben Read wants to emphasize resiliency to this year’s men’s volleyball team. “We will do some fast-paced drills in practice that, win or lose, you just have to get up and get ready for the next point and

Emerson special olympics event draws hundreds

Liz Saville watched her team members run up and down Emerson’s basketball court with smiles on their faces as about 100 people cheered them on Sunday and she said the experience meant everything to her. Saville is the head coach

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