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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook accumulated 151 kills and 58 digs in the 2012 season.

Remembering former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2022

A key contributor to Emerson’s women’s volleyball team, Katherine Westbrook ‘16 died of a fall on March 8, at the age of 28 years old. “She was a very vibrant young woman. She had a lot of talents,...

Emerson womens basketball coach Bill Gould during a game in 2016. Photo: Evan Walsh / Beacon Archive

Women’s basketball loses second game at home

By Megan MacLaren
November 16, 2019

The women’s basketball team lost 56-45 to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, extending its losing streak to two games.  After their last home loss against Gordon College, the Lions got off to a slow...

Kailee Yan played 22 minutes against Suffolk and scored 10 points. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Junior transfer makes early impact for women’s basketball

By Ethan McDowell
November 13, 2019

Following her sophomore year at California Lutheran University, Kailee Yan decided to leave the West Coast and transfer to a school she never saw in person.  Yan grew up in Mercer Island, Washington...

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

Women’s basketball defeats Suffolk in season opener

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
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...

Senior Quinn Madden recorded 213 points last season. Beacon Archive

Women’s basketball rebuilds team after loss of key seniors

By Andrew Lin
November 6, 2019

For two years, junior forward Sam Boyle played alongside her older sister Charlie Boyle ‘19, but she will be taking the court alone this year. Instead of inheriting her sister’s playstyle, however,...

Junior outside hitter Grace Tepper (center) recorded 23 kills in the Lions win against MIT. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Lions upset MIT, pull off comeback for first NEWMAC playoff win

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 6, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the NEWMAC playoff quarterfinals after coming back from a 2-0 deficit for its first playoff win since 2016. Before...

Senior Creighton Dorfman started in 57 of the 66 games he played in as a Lion. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Men’s soccer ends season with first NEWMAC win

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 2, 2019

Men's soccer senior Creighton Dorfman said the moment he walked off Rotch Field for the final time in his career will be one he will remember forever. “Signing off one last time with a win in the...

Courtesy of James Gascoigne

Men’s basketball freshman out for season with hip injury

By Ethan McDowell
October 31, 2019

Men’s basketball forward James Gascoigne felt an intense pain in his knees as he ran up the court during his senior season at Arlington High School.  “I was just constantly in pain,” Gascoigne...

Sophomore Carolyn Vaimoso (left, airborne) averaged 4.5 kills per set before her season ending injury last year. Carol Rangel / Beacon Staff

Sophomore recovers from season ending injury with award winning year

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
October 31, 2019

As Carolyn Vaimoso lay on the court after falling in the first set of a conference matchup against Coast Guard in September 2018, the only thing going through the then freshman’s head was that she definitely...

The womens volleyball team won its 14th game of the season with the victory over Simmons College. Carol Rangel / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball sweeps Simmons for third straight win

By Ethan McDowell
October 17, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated Simmons College 3-0 in a match where the Lions won each set by at most four points.  Going into Thursday, the Lions held a 13-5 regular season record after winning...

Sophomore Drake Murphy poses with his NEWMAC championship ring. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball receives first-ever NEWMAC championship rings

By Andrew Lin
October 9, 2019

Players on the men’s basketball team received championship rings this week after winning the program’s first-ever conference title in the 2019 season. “Being here for nine years, it’s the first...

Junior outside hitter Grace Tepper spikes the ball over the net. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball continues conference win-streak

By Hanna Hill
October 6, 2019

The Lions defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a 3-0 sweep Saturday afternoon. This is the fifth win in a row for the Lions and fourth conference win of the season.  In the feat, freshman...

After its win against Clark University, the womens volleyball team ranks fifth in the NEWMAC. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Lions sweep Clark for third conference win of the season

By Ethan McDowell
October 1, 2019

The women’s volleyball team never trailed on the way to its fourth consecutive victory in a three-set win against Clark University. Coming off of an upset win over Babson College, the Lions carried...

Freshman Nate Martin scored the final three-point shot in the Lions victory over WPI on Saturday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s basketball beats WPI to tie for second place in NEWMAC

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
February 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who is ranked No. 2 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, on Saturday after coming back in the second half from...

Freshman guard Zach Waterhouse (No. 10) shoots over an opponent on defense. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball enters NEWMAC play with three dominating wins

By Andrew Lin
January 16, 2019

The men’s basketball team started the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference regular-season play with wins over the United States Coast Guard Academy, Clark University and the Massachusetts...

Junior Gavin Faucette (center, No. 7) led the Lions in scoring for the second season in a row. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Junior forward earns First Team All-Conference honors

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
November 29, 2018

Two Lions took home individual honors for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference postseason awards earlier this month. Junior forward Gavin Faucette made the NEWMAC All-Conference...

EDITORIAL: Supporting students athletic endeavors

EDITORIAL: Supporting students’ athletic endeavors

By Editorial Board
October 25, 2018

At issue: Recognizing student athletes' dedication. Our take: We’re all in this together. Last Saturday, the women’s soccer team earned a spot in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic...

Rose is third in the NEWMAC in saves with 88. Photo by Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff

Freshman goalkeeper claims consecutive NEWMAC awards

By Andrew Lin
October 22, 2018

Freshman goalkeeper Megan Rose won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week. Rose lifted the Lions to a 1-0-1 record over...

Amanda Benavente (right) challenges for the ball during Emersons 3-1 loss to WPI. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer makes final push for playoff spot

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
October 11, 2018

The women’s soccer team’s expectations of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoff run near reality as the Lions sit in sixth place with a 3-2 record. The team won three...

The mens soccer team is 1-3 in the NEWMAC with three games remaining in the season. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

First road NEWMAC win keeps men’s soccer in playoff hunt

By Karina Sanchez
October 11, 2018

The men’s soccer team may make playoffs, despite a conference record of 1-3 and only three games left in their regular season. The Lions sit in seventh place out of nine in the New England Women’s...

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