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Kaplon, Rice earn honors as Lions sweep tournament

strongChris Eyer, Beacon Staff/strong There are times when a standout individual performance can lead a team to victory. Other times, the team will pull off a win through a coordinated group effort. At the Western New England University Tournament  (WNE)

Tennis aims high after disappointing end to last year

Garret Mercer said his team is hungry to put last season’s Great Northeastern Athletic Conference loss behind them. It was a four-and-a-half match that saw a breathless Mark Jackson drop his final set as the championship slipped away, 5-4, to

Athelete of the Week: Mike Lower

"My hair doesn't slow me down," Lower said.,”The hair. That's the first thing you notice when you meet freshman cross-country runner Mike Lower. Although he is listed at six feet tall, it is fairly obvious that the afro Lower's had

Ex-Ram turns in career high as Emerson beats Suffolk

  Few things in sports provide an athlete with more satisfaction than beating their former team. Norton, who transferred to Emerson from Suffolk University prior to this season, scored a career-high 23 points against her former squad on Saturday, leading

In turbulent season, Venter a stabilizing leader

Growing up with divorced parents, Drew Venter is no stranger to the unpredictable. So it’s only fitting that the 21-year-old junior has been a consistent force on the Emerson basketball team throughout its erratic and at times controversial season. As

Lions’ shortest player aims high in new position

Next time you come out for an Emerson women’s basketball game, look for jersey number four. Pink laces accenting purple Nikes and hair straightened to perfection make Emerson’s new point guard stand out. The sophomore from Toronto, Ontario plays basketball.

BC bags bragging rights with Beanpot championship

Thousands of students in the upper deck of the TD Garden rose to their feet Monday night, breathless after two hours of screaming chants at their counterparts. No one expected Northeastern University to even contend with the Boston College Eagles,

Long-standing tournament rich in hockey heritage

It was the third period, Boston University vs. Boston College, and things were starting to get chippy. Historically, BC and BU, two of the top teams in the vaunted Hockey East conference, don’t get along, and this was no exception.

Letourneau puts focus on attitude, team building

  A 0-19 record might disappoint some coaches, but not Craig Letourneau. When he first started the boys high school volleyball program at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island, the team didn’t win a single game. “We got swept

Women#039;s lax wins first conference championship

pOnce again#44; they were hosting conference rival Norwich University in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship game after defeating them earlier in the regular season.#44;The Emerson College womenapos;s lacrosse team was feeling a sense of deacute;j

Former D1 Coach To Head Men’s Basketball

Beacon Staff Jim O’Brien, a long-time Division 1 mainstay who led Ohio State University to a Final Four appearance in 1999, has been hired as head coach of the Emerson College men’s basketball team, school officials announced on May 17. 

Without top two scorers, Lions fall to conference fo

The hits keep on coming for the women’s lacrosse team. First, the Lions lost leading scorer and senior captain Meaghan Ross, who went down with a concussion March 17 against Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The next loss came last Wednesday

Lack of focus keeps tennis team winless versus Rams

  The Emerson men’s tennis team usually plays its home matches at either Pine Manor College  or the Winchester Club, each about a 20-minute drive from campus. Senior Garret Mercer said he uses that ride to focus on his gameplan.

Men’s soccer team rallies after false start

They were confident and fit. They expected a decisive victory against an inexperienced foe on home turf. But less than three minutes into the men’s soccer home opener against Regis College, their expectations were shattered when Regis struck first with

Shannon, Smith top GNAC winners

Lions point guard Jeremy Shannon, a sophomore marketing communications major, has been named Player of Year and Defensive Player of the Year for men’s basketball by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Shannon has also been named a first team All-Conference

Cross Country runs into sixth place

The Emerson mens and womens cross country teams looked to finish the season strong at the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference (GNAC) championship meet this past weekend. Though the course at Saint Joseph’s College was new and unfamiliar, the teams worked

Big win for hockey club

The win marked the first time Emerson has beaten Berklee, avenging three previous losses to the team’s top rival.,The Emerson hockey club team defeated Berklee College of Music last night, 5-3, in front of a large crowd at Boston University’s

Parnell takes over as director of athletics

If someone had tried to tell the young Kristin Parnell that she would end up as an athletic director after college, she would have never believed it. The Hingham native grew up around sports; she played lacrosse and soccer in

Playoffs bittersweet for Lions

Although the team lost its first-round playoff game to Rivier College, 14-4, the Lions scored a victory in making the playoffs in their first season back at the varsity level, justifying the school’s decision to move them up from their

Pick of the Pride: Jakob Frank

The Bethany, Conn.,Sitting on an office chair in Emerson’s athletics office being drilled with questions, it’s obvious Jakob Frank is uncomfortable talking about himself. However, on the lacrosse field, the sophomore new media major couldn’t be more at home. The

Inside the Lions Den with Lauren Vassallo

But a new dreadful fact spawns across my mind as I drift off into dreamland: finals.,As I sit in class, head bobbing while my eyelids continually begin to close, listening (well, trying to listen) to my professor lecture about social

The running of the Lions

The women’s team took seventh place in the event, which was held at Gordon College in Wenham, MA.,Despite muddy conditions and a steady downpour, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished higher in the standings than ever before

Men#039;s basketball moving up

The team came together as a unit and played solidly on both ends of the court. Using strong defensive play to trigger their offense, the Lions downed the Eagles 86-58 in what was their largest margin of victory this season.,The

It’s a very happy new year

Fresh off a three-week hiatus for winter break, the Lions returned rejuvenated, winning four of their first six games in January.,New Year’s is a time for wiping the slate clean and making resolutions. After losing the final two games of

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