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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Junior guard Ava Saltii

How athletes become Lions: Inside the recruitment process

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
April 12, 2023

Collegiate athletics are an exclusive club—in every NCAA-recognized sport, only a fraction of those thousands of high school athletes across the country continue their sports into college.  Even...

Senior guard Chelsea Gibbons leads the huddle against Coast Guard on Feb. 18.

Senior spotlights: Women’s basketball seniors “held down the fort” for rebuilding program

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
March 8, 2023

Chelsea Gibbons and Carla Pelino joined the Emerson women’s basketball team as two of the three first years on the 2019–20 roster. They integrated into a Lions squad that roared its way to a 15-11...

The womens basketball team is 7-12 this season.

Winter sports update: Men’s and women’s basketball chug along, milestones, and more

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
January 30, 2023

While the majority of Emerson’s student body wasn’t strolling on campus for the entirety of the winter holiday break, a few athletes stayed behind, continuing their seasons even in the absence of their...

First-year PG Jacob Armant drives through the Fighting Scots defense.

Basketball doubleheader yields wins for men’s and women’s squads

By Leo Kagan and Jordan Pagkalinawan
November 10, 2022

The Emerson men’s and women’s basketball teams each secured season-opening victories Tuesday night—the men steamrolled Gordon College 95-51 and the women defeated Wentworth 71-64. Playing back-to-back...

The 2022-23 Emerson Womens Basketball Team (Courtesy: Bill Gould)

Women’s basketball looking to bounce back

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
October 26, 2022

Despite battling through a tough 2021-22 campaign, Emerson’s women’s basketball team remains hopeful for a better season this year, prepped with a wealth of experience to take to the court.  COVID-19...

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, Assistant 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 tallied 11 points in NEWMAC game against Wheaton

Women’s basketball edged out by Babson College

By Jason Tulchin, Assistant 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, Assistant 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...

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

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...

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