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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Senior midfielder Simone Barragan-Shaw (16) scores the game-winning goal against Coast Guard in the 2023 NEWMAC Semifinals.

Senior spotlights: Women’s soccer seniors were “iconic” and shaped the program

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / November 15, 2023

This year’s women’s soccer graduating seniors have it all: All-Conference players, bass-shredders, and karaoke stars. They made it to the quarterfinals...

Senior midfielder Simone Barragan-Shaw (16) scores the game-winning goal against Coast Guard in the 2023 NEWMAC Semifinals.

Women’s soccer advances to NEWMAC semifinals behind 2-1 win vs. Coast Guard

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Managing Editor / November 2, 2023

The only thing scarier than Halloween night in Salem, Mass. was the Emerson women’s soccer team, who entered the postseason hungry to defend their NEWMAC...

The Emerson womens soccer team huddles before their NEWMAC opener against Smith (Sept. 16, 2023)

Women’s soccer dominates in six goal shutout

By Abigail Lott / September 27, 2023

Despite the stormy weather, Emerson women’s soccer team were all smiles after they beat Mount Holyoke College 6-0 in their second NEWMAC game of the...

Senior forward Gina Lukoskie (#15) against the Smith Pioneers on Saturday, Sep. 16.

Women’s soccer looks forward to NEWMAC title defense

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Managing Editor / September 21, 2023

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee was not the only storm brewing over Massachusetts over the weekend—defending NEWMAC champion Emerson women’s soccer team...

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...

Sophomore defender Yoshiko Slater was named to NEWMACs First Team All-Conference.

Women’s soccer team earns six All-Conference selections, two other awards

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / November 19, 2022

After a historic season, the Emerson women’s soccer team—which won the NEWMAC championship on Nov. 5—added to its trophy case Thursday after being...

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

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / 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...

Head Coach David Suvak lifting the NEWMAC trophy

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

By Leo Kagan and Tyler Foy / 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...

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

Lions salvage two goals in dying minutes to survive NEWMAC quarterfinals

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / 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,...

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

Women’s soccer team celebrated locally, nationally

By Abigail Lott / October 26, 2022

Emerson women's soccer team earned lots of praise this week from both the NEWMAC and NCAA Division III.  The Lions ranked 24th in Division III by the...

Junior goalkeeper Ava Salti is also a guard on the womens basketball team. (Courtesy: Kayla Buck)

Nothing but net: Women’s basketball player becomes dual-sport athlete

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / October 5, 2022

For Ava Salti, sports are everything—more obsession than pastime.    With a quick glance into her dorm room, you’d notice a New York Islanders...

Womens soccer assistant coach Kate Kohler joins Emerson after playing at Ithaca College.

Women’s soccer team appoints new assistant coach

By Jason Tulchin, Assistant Sports Editor / August 29, 2022

The Emerson women’s soccer team expanded its coaching staff in preparation for the 2022 season, hiring former Ithaca College defender Kate Kohler as...

Senior Grace Cosgrove playing on the soccer game on Sep. 15

Senior forward reflects on four years as a Lion

By Clarissa Calderon / November 17, 2021

Grace Cosgrove’s final season as a forward on Emerson’s women’s soccer team ended on a triumphant individual note, even though the team’s playoff...

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

Women’s soccer team loses NEWMAC Quarterfinals to Wheaton College

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / 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...

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / October 20, 2021

Police arrested a male suspect at Emerson’s Rotch Field on Tuesday evening, after an hours-long standoff closed the South End athletic grounds as well...

Simone Barragan-Shaw dribbling against Wheaton College

Women’s soccer team defeats Wheaton College 2-1 in front of the first crowd of the season

By Erin Fitman / October 14, 2021

Emerson’s women’s soccer team topped Wheaton College 2-1 in a Wednesday night matchup at Roch Field, bringing the team’s record on the season to...

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

The women’s soccer team dominates to extend win streak

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / 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...

Emerson Lions during the the Sep. 11 game.

Women’s soccer team victorious in home opener against Plymouth State

By Erin Fitman / September 15, 2021

The women’s soccer team took the turf at Rotch Field on Saturday for their first regular-season game since 2019, a 2-1 victory over Plymouth State.  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...

Emerson coaches prepare for unique challenges in a semester without fall sports

Emerson coaches prepare for unique challenges in a semester without fall sports

By Emily Cardona / July 21, 2020

With only a month left until the season begins, the college’s decision to cancel fall sports due to the outbreak of COVID-19 last week left coaches in...