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Tyler Foy

Tyler Foy, Sports Editor

Tyler Foy is a second-year journalism student from South Florida. He currently serves as The Beacon's Sports Editor. He spends his free time following sports, jamming out to his favorite tunes, and hosting couch-warming parties.

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Janie Hilllman (left), Amiri Sillah (center), and Caden Lisa (right) sharing a moment on the field

Quadball looks to expand ahead of national tournament appearance

January 25, 2023

The Emerson Quadball team is en route to a historic season—but more than that, they value the welcoming and inclusive environment they manage.  The...

Sophomore midfielder Simone Barragan-Shaw scored six goals and notched three assists in the 2022 season.

Women’s soccer team’s historic run put to an end in overtime

November 12, 2022

The women’s soccer team’s path to the NCAA Division III Tournament has been with last-minute thrillers and historic victories, but on Saturday, their...

The mens soccer team made history playing in the first NEWMAC final in program history.

Men’s soccer historic run ends in NEWMAC finals loss to Babson

November 6, 2022

With the sun beaming down at Hartwell-Rogers Field, the calming breeze became chilling, only audible in the silence surrounding the Emerson men’s soccer...

Head Coach David Suvak lifting the NEWMAC trophy

Emerson’s women’s soccer clinches NEWMAC championship with 1-0 win over Clark

November 6, 2022

As the scoreboard counted down at Rotch Field Saturday afternoon, senior midfielder Cali Bruce—along with her teammates—was focused on making sure...

The Lions advance to their first NEWMAC Championship in program history.

The women’s soccer team claims first championship berth in program history

November 4, 2022

The Emerson women’s soccer team made history on Thursday night, beating Babson in the NEWMAC semifinals to propel the Lions to its first conference championship...

Emerson womens soccer team celebrating following a late goal in the NEWMAC quarterfinals.

Lions salvage two goals in dying minutes to survive NEWMAC quarterfinals

November 3, 2022

With less than a minute left in the second half of overtime, the women’s soccer team stared down a one-goal deficit and the end of the 2022 season. Still,...

 Enrique Hernandez #5 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 5 during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park

The 2022 Red Sox season was a failure—and could be a harbinger for what’s to come

October 6, 2022

Disaster: a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Also known as the 2022 Boston Red Sox. A year after being just two...

The Mens soccer team are undefeated through five games played in 2022.

Quantity and quality: Geographically diverse Lions find early success in fresh faces

September 15, 2022

Looking to rebound after a dismal 2021-22 season, the Emerson men’s soccer team seems to have found its competitive spark—going unbeaten, with two...

The athletics departments partnership with PlaySiight will improve quality of streams and film for all sports including the production at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Athletics program improves facilities and exceeds academically in summer off-season

August 26, 2022

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, Emerson athletes return their attention to the courts, fields, and tracks as their off-season days dwindle...

The softball team are 13-15 in 2022 with eight games left to play.

Softball hosts annual sexual assault awareness games

April 21, 2022

The softball team hosted its fifth annual Sexual Assault Awareness game in a doubleheader against Babson College on Friday. The initiative was started...

Briggs Loveland ended the day 3-for-5, with two runs scored, a grand slam, and seven RBIs.

Baseball team gets last laugh against WPI

April 14, 2022

With the score tied in the bottom of the ninth, first-year infielder Briggs Loveland delivered the final blow necessary for the Emerson Lions to complete...

Senior right-handed pitcher Johnny Maffei has pitched two complete games this season. The first was a shutout against Bethany Lutheran College on March 9.

Baseball lead off conference play with Senior Day doubleheader

April 6, 2022

Emerson’s baseball team opened its NEWMAC season by splitting a Senior Day doubleheader against Clark University, with the stands of Fraser Field stacked...

Graduate attacker Austin Franklin scored three goals against Wheaton College

Men’s lacrosse increases win streak with first conference win on Saturday

March 30, 2022

The men’s lacrosse team’s dominant second and third quarters at Wheaton College led to a 16-8 victory— the Lions’ first NEWMAC win of the 2022...

First-year utility Sam Zannotti went 3-5 over the doubleheader against Lesley College scoring three times while driving in two.

Shutout and shutdown: softball doubles down on victory against Lesley

March 30, 2022

Emerson’s softball team triumphed in a doubleheader against Lesley College on Sunday, winning both games to bring the season record to 12-4. The string...

Lex Torrington and Austin Franklin with Archies New York Deli owners Emilio and Michael the day of the official signing.

Emerson men’s lacrosse player signs the first NIL deal in college history

March 17, 2022

Two men’s lacrosse players, Austin Franklin and Lex Torrington, combined to secure the first deal regarding a player’s Name, Image, and Likeness in...

Senior midfielder Ainsley Basic had nine shots on goal, six of which found the back of the net against Rhode Island College

Women’s lacrosse dismantles Rhode Island 16-1

March 17, 2022

The women’s lacrosse team beat Rhode Island College 16-1 on Wednesday night, pushing its record to 4-1. The Lions got off to a quick start to the...

WPI held the Lions to just 50 points in the NEWMAC Finals on Saturday, Feb 26.

Men’s basketball receives at-large-bid and a chance at tournament play

March 2, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team lost to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the NEWMAC finals 70-54 on Feb. 26, but the Lions’ season isn’t over.  After...

Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball edges out Babson to advance to NEWMAC Finals

February 25, 2022

Down by three points in the last seconds of regulation play, Emerson sophomore guard Trevor Arico sank a shot from beyond the arc, sending the Lions to...

Senior forward Katie Beckmann scored eight points and six rebounds against Babson College on Feb. 23

Women’s basketball team knocked out of first-round playoff

February 24, 2022

Emerson’s women’s basketball lost 73-49 against second-seed Babson College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference quarterfinals,...

Austin Franklin at media day in preparation for the 2022 season.

Men’s lacrosse excited to make return to Rotch Field

February 17, 2022

The artificial turf at Rotch Field hasn’t seen a men’s lacrosse game since February 2020, but the Lions will make their return this Saturday to start...

Senior guard Zach Waterhouse scoring a layup against MIT on Feb. 17, 2022

Men’s basketball remains dominant against MIT

February 17, 2022

The men’s basketball team completed the season sweep on Wednesday in a dominant 97-88 win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, improving their...

Senior center Jarred Houston fighting for points in the paint against Clark University

‘I’m just happy I was able to get it done’: Men’s basketball center hits 1,000 points

February 10, 2022

Six minutes into the second half of Saturday’s game, Emerson center Jarred Houston sank a layup that would cement his place in Emerson Basketball’s...

First-year setter Bayden Slavik scores a kill against Eastern Nazarene College.

Men’s volleyball struggle early in 2022 season

February 10, 2022

The Emerson men’s volleyball team lost its fifth consecutive game between Jan. 28 and Feb. 8, creating a rocky start to their 2022 season.  The Lions...

Sophomore guard Olivia Deslauriers calling plays for the Lions

Women’s basketball adds to losing streak

February 10, 2022

The women’s basketball team lost a competitive game 69-59 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday— the Lions’ third straight...

Emerson students shocked after New England legend hangs up spikes

Emerson students shocked after New England legend hangs up spikes

February 3, 2022

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Sophomore middle/outside Neiko Pittman attempts a dig against Nichols College.

Men’s volleyball team victorious in home opener against Nichols College

February 3, 2022

The Emerson men’s volleyball team fought a back-and-forth match against Nichols College, rallying in the fourth set to secure its first win of the season. The...

Mens volleyball player receiving a serve at practice on Jan. 25, 2022

Men’s volleyball team looking for win in first game since 2020

January 27, 2022

The men’s volleyball team is preparing to take on Nichols College on Thursday night for its season opener—which, incidentally, will be the team’s...

Zach Waterhouse attempting a shot during the game.

Emerson basketball program sweeps Wheaton

January 20, 2022

The men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court in a double header against Wheaton College Wednesday night, winning back-to-back conference games...

The athletics departments partnership with PlaySiight will improve quality of streams and film for all sports including the production at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Winter sports face an uncertain future amid COVID surge

January 13, 2022

The 2021-22 season for the Emerson Lions’ winter sports teams started off bright with electrifying performances in front of the home crowd at the Bobbi...

Emerson Lions Nate Martin attempts to defend a shot.

Men’s basketball team takes down previously undefeated Clark

January 13, 2022

Emerson’s men’s basketball team earned their first conference win Wednesday night, putting up a score of 72-59 to defeat Clark University on their...

Senior guard Nate Martin who scored 12 points against Babson on Jan. 30 was out in the NEWMAC Semifinal.

Men’s basketball win close match against Plymouth State University

December 2, 2021

With less than one minute left on the clock, senior guard Nate Martin made four of six free throws to solidify the men’s basketball team’s 77-74 lead...

Katie Beckmann during a basketball game.

Women’s basketball drops fourth straight game

November 18, 2021

The fourth time proved not to be the charm for the women’s basketball team on Tuesday, as they fell to Brandeis University in a defeat full of sloppy...

33 Fall student-athletes named to academic all-conference team

33 Fall student-athletes named to academic all-conference team

November 11, 2021

After a rigorous Fall 2021 campaign, 33 Emerson student-athletes were named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference...

Madeline Khaw fought for the ball during the Nov. 2 game.

Women’s soccer team loses NEWMAC Quarterfinals to Wheaton College

November 3, 2021

The women’s soccer team’s season came to a crushing close with a 1-0 loss to Wheaton College Lyons in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic...

Rowing returns to the Charles River with Head of the Charles

Rowing returns to the Charles River with Head of the Charles

October 28, 2021

The 56th annual Head of the Chalres Regatta made a triumphant return to the Charles River between Oct. 22 and 24, with legions of rowers competing in the...

Sophomore captain Megan Rose had 102 saves last season, which placed her at second in the NEWMAC. Photo by Carol Rangel / Beacon Correspondent

Two women’s soccer players removed from team for violating COVID-19 policy

October 28, 2021

Two members of the women’s soccer team were removed from the team for violating COVID-19 protocols in early September, and both now face disciplinary...

 Enrique Hernandez #5 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 5 during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park

The underdog Red Sox are well-positioned to continue their postseason run against the mighty Houston Astros

October 14, 2021

Just a few days ago, I was singing “Dirty Water” by The Standells in a crowd of over 30,000 people at Fenway Park celebrating the Boston Red Sox walking...

Senior defender Darius Boamah with his family

Emerson men’s soccer team defeated on Senior Day

October 14, 2021

For the first time in 710 days, Emerson’s men’s soccer team trotted onto Rotch Field with family members and opposing fans in attendance for a match...

Manuel Margot #13 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides home in the ninth inning after Matt Barnes #32 of the Boston Red Sox threw a wild pitch at Tropicana Field on June 24, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. The  Rays defeated the Red Sox 1-0.

Fans make their case for ALDS victors

October 7, 2021

The Boston Red Sox were able to take a breath after defeating the New York Yankees 6-2 in the American League Wild Card game on Tuesday night. The rivalry...

Emerson student Jillian Kay on the attack

Women’s volleyball team have high spirits in defeat

October 7, 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...

Emerson College Mens Soccer Team.

Men’s soccer team drop match against Eastern Nazarene

September 29, 2021

The men’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 in a match against Eastern Nazarene College at Rotch Field on Monday night. The non-conference brawl brought Emerson’s...

Emerson College players in the game.

Women’s volleyball extend win-streak to four in defeat of Wellesley College

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...

Donate station ran by the Emerson baseball team and Emerson Food Bank.

Baseball team partners with Emerson College Food Pantry

September 22, 2021

The Emerson baseball team held a food drive at Tuesday’s men’s soccer game as part of a year-long partnership with the college’s food pantry.  The...

Emerson soccer players during the game against the Lesley Lynx.

Lions lift Charles River Cup

September 22, 2021

The men’s soccer team won the annual battle for the Charles River Cup on Tuesday, defeating Lesley University four goals to none at Rotch Field—the...

Emerson student Aaron Tyler playing as a defense on the field.

Men’s soccer team topped by Trinity College

September 18, 2021

The men’s soccer team went head-to-head at Rotch with Trinity College on Sept. 12 losing one goal to none. Trinity plays out of the New England Small...

Tuesday’s win was the second of the season for the Lady Lions.

The women’s soccer team dominates to extend win streak

September 16, 2021

The women’s soccer team extended their win streak into a third game on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s College of Maine at Rotch Field.  Within...

New assistant coach brings psychology background to men’s soccer team

New assistant coach brings psychology background to men’s soccer team

September 16, 2021

New men’s soccer assistant coach Liam McKersie is looking to bring his psychology background to the team that he joined this summer when former coach...

The Skunks in the Boston Common

Fun-loving ultimate frisbee team set to return to competition

September 12, 2021

The emphatically fun Emerson Skunks, the college’s ultimate frisbee team, are preparing for their first competition since the Northeast Mixed Regionals...

Emerson College womens volleyball team.

Women’s volleyball dominant in return

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...

The long-awaited return of fall sports

The long-awaited return of fall sports

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...

Brooke Maynez scoring a kill.

Women’s volleyball recruit ready to make an impact

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...

Loveland at bat for the Burleson Elks.

Loveland excited to bring his positive attitude to baseball team in the fall

May 5, 2021

On April 15, Briggs Loveland, a middle infielder from Burleson, Texas, announced on Twitter he planned to join Emerson baseball’s 2021-22 roster. Loveland,...

Fans sat in pods of two or four for the game.

Column: It was great to be back in Fenway Park

April 8, 2021

Before Saturday, “Play Ball!” was an expression I hadn’t heard in Fenway Park since game two of the 2018 World Series. My return to Fenway Park on...

Senior pitcher Neely Eddleston at the mound for the Lions.

Softball team drops doubleheader against Coast Guard

March 29, 2021

The Emerson softball team lost both games in its weekend doubleheader against the United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday. The first game started...

Junior captain Calvin Jacey throws the ball.

Baseball team grapples with transportation, game coverage issues

March 11, 2021

Players on Emerson’s baseball team said they are frustrated by the distance they have to travel to practice and play—a hurdle they say is just one...

Photo of Helina Yared (middle) and her teammates, Nia Cooper (left) and Rachel Tarby (right), after practice.

Lions Cheerleading launch inclusivity-focused cheer team

February 18, 2021

Although Lions Cheerleading just formed this semester, the aspiring club team is already reaching for large goals. “We’re hoping we could compete...

Lions baseball team training during the pandemic.

Spring sports teams adapt to safety regulations ahead of uncertain season

January 27, 2021

With the status of the spring sports season still up in the air following the cancellations of the fall and winter seasons by the New England Women’s...

Tim Neverett 88 (left) alongside Dodgers co-commentator and ex-Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciappara.

Professor and alum earns second World Series ring in three seasons

November 5, 2020

Emerson professor and alumnus Tim Neverett ‘88 earned his second World Series ring last month as a play-by-play broadcaster with the freshly-crowned...

Robby Gessel catches a frisbee during ultimate frisbee practice for the Emerson Skunks.

Emerson Skunks keep ultimate disc alive through pandemic

October 22, 2020

Pandemic or not, there’s no stopping the Skunks.  The college’s co-ed ultimate Frisbee team practices two to three times a week in Boston Common...

Sophomores Aidan Ferguson (left) and Bo Feekins (right) debating about soccer on Fergusons YouTube channel, The Fergie Time Podcast.

Men’s soccer sophomores debate on new joint soccer podcast

October 7, 2020

Men’s soccer sophomore defenders Bo Feekins and Aidan Ferguson have spent the past year creating soccer content for their individual YouTube channels....

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

Women’s volleyball seniors reflect on shortened careers

September 23, 2020

Last fall, the women’s volleyball team shocked the conference. In the two games leading up to their first ever NEWMAC championship game, in their first...

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