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Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
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 as much of the surrounding neighborhood. The...

Senior defender Darius Boamah with his family

Emerson men’s soccer team defeated on Senior Day

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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 against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...

Emerson College Mens Soccer Team.

Men’s soccer team drop match against Eastern Nazarene

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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 record on the season to 2-5-1. Emerson...

Pete Chvany (center), a former Emerson professor and longtime mens soccer coach

‘A friend to hundreds of Emersonians’: Pete Chvany, former professor and men’s soccer coach, dies at age 81

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
September 23, 2021

Pete Chvany’s three-decade tenure at Emerson was more than just an academic career—according to his son Alec Chvany ‘95, it was just the “third act” of a long life. Chvany, a former professor...

Emerson soccer players during the game against the Lesley Lynx.

Lions lift Charles River Cup

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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 seventh time the team has won the trophy. Entering...

The long-awaited return of fall sports

The long-awaited return of fall sports

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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 preparing for their first season. Fall athletes...

The mens soccer team trains at Rotch Field in the South End three times per week.

Fall sports teams begin training for hopeful season

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 4, 2021

Emerson’s fall sports teams began their spring training sessions on Feb. 17, nearly a year after their initial training for the later-canceled fall season was cut short by the pandemic. These practices...

The mens soccer teams 3.56 GPA is good for the second highest in the conference, behind academic powerhouse MIT.

Men’s soccer earns United Soccer Coaches Academic Award honors

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 14, 2020

The United Soccer Coaches organization recognized the Emerson men’s soccer team with the Academic Award for its work in the classroom and its 3.56 cumulative team grade point average, the second-highest...

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

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
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. In an effort to build their platforms, they are...

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

By Lara Hill and Emily Cardona
July 14, 2020

The college announced its decision Tuesday afternoon to cancel all competitive sporting events for the fall 2020 athletic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Vice President...

Virtual offseason workouts underway for mens and womens soccer

Virtual offseason workouts underway for men’s and women’s soccer

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
April 18, 2020

The men’s and women’s soccer teams have both found ways to bond and train together since moving back home in mid-March, through virtual workouts over Zoom and video compilations posted to their teams’...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/8: NEWMAC Playoff update and winter sports preview

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/8: NEWMAC Playoff update and winter sports preview

November 8, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/8: NEWMAC Playoff update and winter sports preview" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode of The Berkeley Beacon...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Mens basketball championship rings, Quidditch, and fall sports update

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Men’s basketball championship rings, Quidditch, and fall sports update

October 18, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 10/11: Men's basketball championship rings, Quidditch, and fall sports update" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with...

Sophomore defender Ryan Anderson (left, No. 4) blocks a Regis forward from the ball. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent

Lions drop home opener against Regis

By Sam DeCoste
September 7, 2019

The Lions suffered their second straight defeat in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Regis Pride. The loss on Saturday moves their record to 1-1-2 after the first four games. Sophomore midfielder RJ Dziejma...

Shinder played in three games for the mens soccer team this season. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Freshman goalkeeper creates non-profit to promote absentee ballots

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
December 16, 2018

In a short video uploaded to his Facebook on Oct. 11, freshman Robbie Shinder, a goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team, patrolled the Emerson campus and asked students about their plans to vote ahead...

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...

Freshman Darius Boamah chases down the ball against Springfield. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Young men’s soccer team looks to build off of 2018 season

By Andrew Lin
November 6, 2018

Although the men’s soccer team missed out on the playoffs, the team is optimistic about its youth and its potential to become a competitive program. The Lions finished with a 3-13-1 overall record...

The womens soccer team celebrates senior Kira Venturinis opening goal on senior day. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Fall sports honor seniors with pregame ceremonies

October 25, 2018

By Aaron Miller and Kyle Bray The soccer and volleyball teams celebrated the achievements and careers of their senior players last Saturday with food, posters, and cardboard cutouts of players' heads....

Womens soccer celebrates after clinching a spot in the NEWMAC playoffs on senior day. Photo by Aaron Miller / Beacon Staff

Playoff roundup: Women’s soccer only Emerson team in playoffs

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 22, 2018

As the fall sports regular season concludes, only the women’s soccer team will compete in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs. The women’s team clinched the playoffs...

Senior Jess Frost leads the womens soccer team in scoring with 15 points. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Soccer, volleyball to honor seniors Saturday

By Andrew Lin
October 16, 2018

The soccer and volleyball teams will honor their seniors when all three teams play at home on Oct. 20.  Men’s soccer will play Wheaton College at 1 p.m. followed by the women’s soccer game...

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