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The Olympic rings. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

2028 Summer Olympics draws new, old fans with slate of both classic and fresh sports

By Anna Knepley
November 1, 2023

The 2028 Summer Olympics are over four years away, but exciting changes are being made to the program now. The 2028 Games will feature five sports that will not be seen in next year’s Paris Summer...

The Emerson softball team (courtesy of Claire Overton)

Emerson softball dazzles in spring break play, looks ahead to season

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
March 22, 2023

After a promising start to their season in Florida over spring break, the Emerson softball team is looking to build off of their success in the Sunshine State with 26 more games until a potential postseason. The...

Emerson Basbeball. (Photo Credit: Anna Schoenmann Courtesy of Matt Horan)

Baseball and softball teams start fall ball

By Abigail Lott
October 12, 2022

Emerson’s baseball and softball teams returned to the field three weeks ago, well ahead of the ordinary start date. The softball team finished its non-traditional season last week, practicing four...

The Lions fell to 0-7 on the season.

Softball falls to Babson in final away games of season

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 25, 2021

Emerson softball lost both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader to the Babson College Beavers at Alumni Field in Babson Park, Massachusetts—the team’s final away games of the season. Game one finished...

Senior Lindsey Lowe scored a run in game on of Saturdays doubleheader.

Softball swept in home doubleheader against WPI

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 18, 2021

The softball team lost both ends of its first home doubleheader of the season, falling 7-2 and 14-0 to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. WPI’s Marissa Gonzales started scoring in the first game early...

Senior Lindsey Lowe scored a run in game on of Saturdays doubleheader.

In-season sports receive green light to continue season

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 14, 2021

In-season sports teams will be allowed to return to their respective fields this week to participate in practices and games as the weeklong halt of most campus activities is set to be lifted Thursday morning,...

Senior pitcher Neely Eddleston at the mound for the Lions.

Softball team drops doubleheader against Coast Guard

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
March 28, 2021

The Emerson softball team lost both games in its weekend doubleheader against the United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday. The first game started off with a bang as the Lions jumped out to a four-run...

The womens soccer team was one of the 14 Emerson sports teams whose season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Student-athletes reflect on a year without Emerson sports

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
March 17, 2021

After returning to Boston from a preseason tournament in Arizona over spring break with the softball team last March, Sophia Cloonan eagerly awaited the beginning of her first season as an Emerson student-athlete—just...

Mens lacrosse team started their season off with a win against Nichols College.

Sports are back: student athletes grateful for spring season

By Christopher Williams and Joey DuBois
March 4, 2021

Nearly a year after their season came to an unexpected halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emerson’s spring sports teams will be the first programs to compete in an official season since last March. “When...

Softball head coach Phil McElroy (center) is one of many coaches who developed an online recruiting approach.

Coaches get creative to tackle pandemic-era recruiting

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
October 29, 2020

In a typical year of recruiting for Emerson sports teams, prospective student athletes visit the campus, meet with coaches, watch a team game, and even stay in dorms overnight with a player. But during...

Lions wrap up nationwide spring break competitions

Lions wrap up nationwide spring break competitions

By Emily Cardona, Beacon Staff
March 11, 2020

Emerson’s spring sports teams traveled across the country for their 2020 spring break trips, playing 29 games in five states.  The baseball team, men’s and women’s tennis team, and women’s...

The Lions fell to 0-7 on the season.

Cardinals sweep Lions in Arizona

By Alberto Gilman
March 5, 2020

The softball team returned to the field in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday for a doubleheader rematch against the St. John Fisher Cardinals, falling in both games after losing to the Cardinals on Tuesday. The...

Softball swept in dramatic doubleheader

Softball swept in dramatic doubleheader

By Alberto Gilman
March 4, 2020

The softball team lost two extra-inning games to the St. Fisher College Cardinals and the University of Mary Washington Eagles on Tuesday. The Lions and Cardinals played each other for the first time...

Jill Gearin 18 played softball at Emerson for four years. Photo Courtesy of Jill Gearin

Alumna becomes third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 12, 2018

Jill Gearin ‘18 will become the third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history as she joins the Visalia Rawhide as a radio play-by-play commentator in January. Gearin—who majored in...

Senior Molly Goldstein fields a ground ball. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin.

Softball secures first NEWMAC playoff spot

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
April 22, 2018

Emerson’s softball team will face Babson College Beavers in the first round of the playoffs for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference after clinching the program’s first playoff...

Neely Eddleston (center) is tied for second in the NEWMAC in wins. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin.

Outstanding pitcher claims Beacon Women’s Lion of the Year

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
April 19, 2018

With the spring season winding down, and commencement just a few weeks away, we are pleased to announce our Lions of the Year. Our staff selected one outstanding male and one outstanding female athlete...

At last years event, the softball team raised $1,000 for RAINN. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin

Softball to host sexual assault awareness game

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21
April 12, 2018

During Jillian Gearin’s junior year, a discussion about Colin Kaepernick and other sports figures using their platforms to promote social causes came up in her sports reporting class. The conversation...

Jillian Gearin, who is batting .290 with 10 RBI, steps up to the plate. Courtesy of Jillian Gearin

Lions aim for playoff spot after hot start

By Dylan Rossiter, Emerson '21
April 12, 2018

Emerson softball is poised to make the playoffs for the first time since joining the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in 2014. The Lions, 15-9 (3-7 NEWMAC), were picked to finish in...

Eddleston traveled to Italy in high school to promote the return of softball to the Olympics. Photo: Zivah Solomon/Beacon Correspondent

Freshman pitcher dominates NEWMAC

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
April 12, 2018

Freshman pitcher Neely Eddleston did not expect to play a big role going into her first season at Emerson. However, in the second week of the season, she was named pitcher of the week for the New England...

The Lions won the first game over WPI 9-8, before losing the second 9-5. Photo: Max Wildstein/Beacon Correspondent

Softball: Lions split doubleheader to open conference play

By Max Wildstein
March 26, 2018

Emerson softball continued its hot start to the season against Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a Saturday afternoon conference doubleheader at home. The Lions took the first game, 9-8, before falling...

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