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The mens volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

By Christopher Williams and Domenic Conte
November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic Director Pat Nicol told The Beacon...

Sam Willinger (right) celebrates after scoring a point for the Lions last season.

Senior Spotlight: Willinger reminisces about career ahead of uncertain season

By José Ríos
November 8, 2020

In his past three seasons as a Lion, senior men’s volleyball right side hitter Sam Willinger  worked diligently to change the team’s image and culture. He has managed to help create a more inclusive...

Sam Willinger (right) celebrates after scoring a point for the Lions last season.

Winter sports athletes prepare for season despite uncertainty of future seasons

By José Ríos
October 7, 2020

The status of the NEWMAC winter sports season remains unclear due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Emerson student athletes have continued preparing for the possibility of competition. Rather than focusing...

The Lions are now 0-2 in conference after Thursdays loss.

Lions swept in conference home opener

By Caitlin Mitchell
February 21, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its first home conference game of the season in straight sets to the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Thursday. The Lions led the first set 1-0 after an attack error...

Joris Pijpers (center, No.12) pumps up the team prior to the game. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

Lions fall in GNAC quarterfinals

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
April 11, 2018

History repeated itself in Providence on Tuesday as the Emerson men’s volleyball team lost their fifth straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff match. The No.6 seeded Lions...

Willinger (center) featured in all of the Lions games this season as a freshman. Photo: Dylan Rossiter/Beacon Staff

Freshman assists team and prospective students

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
April 9, 2018

Freshman Sam Willinger is set to become a familiar face at Emerson College on and off the court. On the court, Willinger featured in all of Emerson men’s volleyball team’s 24 matches during the...

Emerson lost to Johnson & Wales in quarterfinals of the 2017 GNAC tournament. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff

Lions clinch GNAC playoff berth

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21
April 9, 2018

The Emerson men’s volleyball team is heading to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference postseason tournament for the ninth year in a row. The Lions, 5-9 in the GNAC, closed regular season play Saturday...

The men’s volleyball team is 2-4 in the GNAC with eight games remaining. Photo: Daniel Peden/Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball notebook: Lions hope to host first round of playoffs

By Emily Mason
March 22, 2018

The men’s volleyball team is moving into tougher competition in their season as conference play begins. From this point in the season on, every game counts towards determining the top six teams moving...

Sophomore Carl DAguiar (wearing #2) said hes focused on building team chemistry early this season.

Sophomore libero quarterbacks men’s volleyball

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21
February 21, 2018

Carl D'Aguiar can’t roll out of bed, throw on a pair of boardshorts, and kick-start the day with a game of volleyball on the beach during Boston winters. Hardwood or sand, the sophomore libero knows...

Marcus Cepeda collected 19 assists in Emersons loss to Endicott on Tuesday.

Freshman setter earns consecutive GNAC honors

By Joseph Davidi
February 14, 2018

Emerson freshman setter Marcus Cepeda is leading the men's volleyball team in assists and learning how to be a leader in the middle of the court. “It’s really weird because the setter position...

Schedule breakdown: Lions prepare for nationally ranked foes

Schedule breakdown: Lions prepare for nationally ranked foes

By Matt Couture
January 26, 2018

Head coach Ben Read said there’s no perfect method to scheduling preseason contests, but he hopes to create a balance as his team prepares for the season. “We do try to play some easier teams [so]...

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