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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

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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, ending the Lions’ season 8-16. The Lions...

Senior forward Katie Beckmann against MIT

Women’s basketball defeated on Senior Day

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
February 16, 2022

The Emerson women’s basketball team fell to Springfield College 76-45 in a heartbreaking defeat on Senior Day.  The team honored the two players who won’t return next season, senior forward Katie...

Sophomore guard Olivia Deslauriers calling plays for the Lions

Women’s basketball adds to losing streak

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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 loss. Emerson started play in the New England...

Sophomore guard Ella Bushee dribbling past opponents against Babson College

Women’s basketball edged out by Babson College

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
February 3, 2022

The Emerson women’s basketball team fell short to Babson College in a hard-fought four quarters that ultimately ended 69-32 at home this Wednesday. The Lions, now 7-11—and 3-2 in conference play—had...

Emerson Lions Quinn OConnor passing the ball to her teammates.

Women’s basketball takes down Mount Holyoke

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
January 19, 2022

Emerson’s women’s basketball team handily won their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference game of the season, rounding out a 69-44 win over Mount Holyoke College at home this...

Athletes face the prsopect of an empty Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym in 2022

Winter sports face an uncertain future amid COVID surge

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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 Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, but now face a similar...

Katie Beckmann during a basketball game.

Women’s basketball drops fourth straight game

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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 defense, turnovers, and missed opportunities. The...

Mens basketball sophomores Stephen Fabrizio (left) and James Beckwith (right) are among the athletes who have found outdoor courts to sharpen their skills.

Teams prepare for fall practice plans in the absence of athletic season

By Ethan McDowell
September 2, 2020

Emerson’s decision in July to cancel fall athletic competition created a void for student athletes and coaches alike that will be filled by two five-week-long practice periods.  Athletic Director...

OConnor made her commitment to the college official from home on April 22.

New Faces: O’Connor joins women’s basketball eager to embrace academics and athletics

By Alberto Gilman
May 21, 2020

After Quinn O’Connor virtually graduates from Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she will join the women’s basketball team as a first generation college student.  “She’s going to...

Herbert made her commitment to the Lions official on her birthday.

New Faces: Annika Herbert joins women’s basketball ready to contribute

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor
April 8, 2020

Annika Herbert didn't have a normal signing day.  Instead of participating in the fanfare of a regular high school signing ceremony, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Herbert officially...

Clydesdale averaged 8.3 points per game during her senior season.

Clydesdale caps career with conference award

By Brendan Walker
March 11, 2020

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...

The Lions hold the highest GPA of any Division III womens basketball team

Emerson athletes crowd Dean’s List

By Emily Cardona
February 19, 2020

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...

Senior guard Natalie Clydesdale grabbed six rebounds and recorded three steals in the loss to MIT Photo credit: Rachel Culver

MIT defeats Lions in hunt for playoffs

By Kayla Buck
February 13, 2020

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...

Senior guard Quinn Madden scored eight points and totaled four assists in the loss to Springfield Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Women’s basketball loses third-straight matchup

By Brendan Walker
February 1, 2020

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...

Kate Foultz scored 13 points while shooting a team high 40 percent from the field.

Babson College ends Lions’ home win streak

By Megan MacLaren
January 30, 2020

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...

Patricia Nicol joined Emersons Athletic Department in 2014 Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Athletic director elevates sports programs

By Emily Cardona
January 30, 2020

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...

Senior guard Kate Foultz during a game against Mount Holyoke College on Jan. 22, 2020

Lions extend winning streak to five in dominant fashion

By Kayla Buck
January 23, 2020

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...

The Lions hit a season high 20 free throws  on 25 attempts in their 65-55 victory over Fisher College.

Women’s basketball defeats Fisher in final game before conference play

By Pedro Figueiredo
January 17, 2020

The women’s basketball team pulled away from Fisher College late in the fourth quarter to earn a 65-55 victory over its opponent opposite of the Public Gardens.  Emerson held the lead going into...

The womens team went 1-1 in its two matches in Puerto Rico over winter vacation.

Boyle, Madden deliver strong performances in Puerto Rico

By Ethan McDowell
January 16, 2020

The women’s basketball team had no time for sightseeing the day they landed in Puerto Rico for a tournament in San Juan. After the Lions grabbed their bags, they immediately headed for the practice court.  Despite...

Quinn Madden (right) dished out six assists and recorded three steals, helping the Lions reach 18 steals for the second time this season. Ethan McDowell / Beacon Staff.

Historic defensive effort extends women’s basketball win streak

By Ethan McDowell
December 14, 2019

The women’s basketball team defeated Johnson & Wales University on Saturday by a score of 77-31 in one of the most dominant defensive performances in the college's history.  This is the second...

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