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Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams, Sports Editor

Christopher Williams was promoted to Sports Editor in September 2020 after serving as a correspondent covering Emerson College athletics for a year. In addition to The Beacon, he is a sports reporter for Emerson's news station, WEBN, writer for The United Stand, co-host of "The Golden Boot Podcast," and sportscaster for Emerson Channel Sports. He previously covered the Washington Capitals for The Hockey Writers. Williams is originally from Albrightsville, PA.

Latest from Christopher Williams
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins vs. Capitals series preview

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins vs. Capitals series preview

May 15, 2021

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Emerson finished the season with a 1-9 record.

Baseball loses doubleheader to Springfield to end season

May 2, 2021

The baseball team fell to Springfield College in both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader in Springfield, Massachusetts to close out the spring season. Springfield dominated in the first game to secure...

The Lions fell to 0-7 on the season.

Softball falls to Babson in final away games of season

April 25, 2021

Emerson softball lost both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader to the Babson College Beavers at Alumni Field in Babson Park, Massachusetts—the team’s final away games of the season. Game one finished...

Celotto (7) scored four goals for the Lions.

Men’s lacrosse ends regular season with loss against Coast Guard

April 25, 2021

Emerson men’s lacrosse fell 21-9 to the United States Coast Guard Academy Bears on Saturday in New London, Connecticut—in the team’s second and final game of the season. Junior Skyler Celotto...

Sophomore Thai Morgan hit a three-run home run in Saturdays second game.

Baseball loses home doubleheader against Babson

April 25, 2021

Emerson baseball fell to the Babson College Beavers in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader at the New England Baseball Complex in Northboro, Massachusetts—bringing the team to 1-5 on the season. Babson...

UEFA Champions League logo displayed on a phone screen and The Super League logo displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on April 20, 2021. (Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Soccer fans decry European Super League

April 22, 2021

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Mens lacrosse team started their season off with a win against Nichols College.

Men’s lacrosse loses opening game to Babson

April 18, 2021

The men’s lacrosse team fell 21-5 to Babson College on Saturday—the team’s first action of the spring season after its first three contests were canceled due to “COVID-19 protocols,” according...

Senior Lindsey Lowe scored a run in game on of Saturdays doubleheader.

Softball swept in home doubleheader against WPI

April 18, 2021

The softball team lost both ends of its first home doubleheader of the season, falling 7-2 and 14-0 to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. WPI’s Marissa Gonzales started scoring in the first game early...

Senior Lindsey Lowe scored a run in game on of Saturdays doubleheader.

In-season sports receive green light to continue season

April 15, 2021

In-season sports teams will be allowed to return to their respective fields this week to participate in practices and games as the weeklong halt of most campus activities is set to be lifted Thursday morning,...

Baseball is one of the four spring sports affected by the cancellation.

Emerson cancels all athletics for a week as positive COVID-19 tests rise on campus

April 8, 2021

All athletics games and practices are canceled for at least the next week, as Emerson imposes new restrictions to limit the number of positive COVID-19 tests on campus, college officials announced in a...

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

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

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...

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

Emerson cancels all weekend sporting activities following announcement of seven new positives Thursday

April 2, 2021

Emerson canceled all sports games and practices this weekend, just one day after the college announced that seven students had tested positive for COVID-19, according to Athletic Director Patricia Nicol.  A...

The Lions’ next game is against Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. on April 10.

Women’s lacrosse game against Clark canceled due to COVID-19 protocols

April 2, 2021

The women’s lacrosse game against Clark University scheduled for Saturday, April 3 is canceled due to “COVID-19 protocols”, the college said in a statement Thursday night. The contest is the second...

TD Garden allows only 2,142 fans at Bruins games this season, which is 12 percent of the arenas total 18,624 seat capacity.

I went to TD Garden in a pandemic and it was better than I imagined

April 1, 2021

TD Garden allowed a limited number of fans into the arena last Thursday to watch the Boston Bruins host the New York Islanders for the first live sporting event in Boston in over a year—and I was lucky...

Senior midfielder Kelli Mark runs with the ball.

Women’s lacrosse loses 16-1 against Wheaton

March 29, 2021

The women’s lacrosse team recorded its second loss of the season in a 16-1 defeat against Wheaton College in a conference matchup at Nordin Field in Norton, Massachusetts on Saturday. First-year attacker...

The womens soccer team was one of the 14 Emerson sports teams whose season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Student-athletes reflect on a year without Emerson sports

March 17, 2021

After returning to Boston from a preseason tournament in Arizona over spring break with the softball team last March, Sophia Cloonan eagerly awaited the beginning of her first season as an Emerson student-athlete—just...

Mens lacrosse team started their season off with a win against Nichols College.

Sports are back: student athletes grateful for spring season

March 4, 2021

Nearly a year after their season came to an unexpected halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emerson’s spring sports teams will be the first programs to compete in an official season since last March. “When...

The season will consist of conference play only and official competitions will begin on March 13.

Emerson opts into 2020-21 spring sports season

March 3, 2021

Emerson will allow its spring sports teams to compete in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference season, the college announced in a statement on Wednesday. The four teams impacted...

Emerson will need to make its own decision regarding the status of the springs sports season.

NEWMAC approves 2020-21 spring sports season

March 1, 2021

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Presidents Council voted to approve the NEWMAC 2020-21 spring sports season Monday. Six Emerson teams—baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse,...

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

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...

Seals played for Emerson Varese in Italy during the 1979-80 season.

Former assistant men’s basketball coach Bruce Seals dies aged 67

January 1, 2021

Former men’s basketball player Alex Yoh ‘12, who often got struck with the “injury bug” during his Emerson career, said his time on the Lions’ bench was “totally wholesome” while alongside...

The mens volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic Director Pat Nicol told The Beacon...

Lebron James and Lakers teammates kneel for the national anthem while wearing VOTE shirts.

Don’t tell athletes to “shut up and dribble”

November 10, 2020

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The womens basketball team is one of two teams impacted by Mondays decision.

Winter sports athletes upset but unsurprised by season’s cancellation

November 5, 2020

Emerson’s basketball teams will not be competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this winter season, to the dismay of athletes who say the cancelation is disappointing but...

Head coach Bill Curley and the mens basketball team during a timeout.

NEWMAC cancels 2020-21 winter sports season

November 2, 2020

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Presidents Council unanimously canceled NEWMAC’s 2020-21 winter sports season Monday. Two of the three winter sports teams at Emerson, the...

Softball head coach Phil McElroy (center) is one of many coaches who developed an online recruiting approach.

Coaches get creative to tackle pandemic-era recruiting

October 29, 2020

In a typical year of recruiting for Emerson sports teams, prospective student athletes visit the campus, meet with coaches, watch a team game, and even stay in dorms overnight with a player. But during...

Bruins: Unexpected underdogs heading into playoffs

Bruins: Unexpected underdogs heading into playoffs

August 14, 2020

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The Long Road Home: Weathering Storm Ciara back to the castle

The Long Road Home: Weathering Storm Ciara back to the castle

February 26, 2020

WELL, NETHERLANDS—A major winter storm raged across northern Europe on Feb. 9 and delayed transport back to the Netherlands as Kasteel Well students wrapped up their first independent travel weekend. The...

Bruins: Can Pastrnak reach Bruins’ scoring record?

Bruins: Can Pastrnak reach Bruins’ scoring record?

December 4, 2019

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Bruins: No need to panic over recent performances

Bruins: No need to panic over recent performances

November 20, 2019

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The womens basketball team shot 39 percent from the field. Christopher Williams / Beacon Staff

Women’s basketball defeats Suffolk in season opener

November 13, 2019

The women’s basketball team tipped off the 2019-20 season with a narrow 59-53 non-conference win over the Suffolk University Rams. The game remained neck and neck from the tipoff. Suffolk could not...

Bruins: Dominance continued throughout October

Bruins: Dominance continued throughout October

November 4, 2019

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Bruins: Lack of offensive production between lines is problematic

Bruins: Lack of offensive production between lines is problematic

October 17, 2019

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The cross country teams will race in the Suffolk Invitational on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Cross Country team.

Cross country teams approaching crucial races

October 16, 2019

Three meets into the season, the men’s and women’s cross country teams are looking ahead to its most important races of the season at the Suffolk Invitational and the New England Women’s and Men’s...

The Emerson College Quidditch team will play in the regional tournament this fall. Photo courtesy of Greyson Acquaviva.

Emerson College Quidditch brings fictional sport off the page

October 9, 2019

Long before Emerson College Quidditch co-captain Tessa Mullins ever stepped foot on campus, Emerson thrived as a mecca within the newly founded world of college quidditch. “We had what was called...

Junior defender Amanda Benavente totaled two shots on goal in the teams loss to Lesley. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer ends four game win streak against Lesley

September 25, 2019

The women’s soccer team ended a four-game win streak following a 2-1 loss at home to Lesley University Tuesday night in the annual battle for the Charles River Cup. Lesley opened the first half with...

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