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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 continue their sports into college.  Even...

Senior guard Chelsea Gibbons leads the huddle against Coast Guard on Feb. 18.

Senior spotlights: Women’s basketball seniors “held down the fort” for rebuilding program

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
March 8, 2023

Chelsea Gibbons and Carla Pelino joined the Emerson women’s basketball team as two of the three first years on the 2019–20 roster. They integrated into a Lions squad that roared its way to a 15-11...

Levison, who plays Guard and Forward, is a DI transfer from the University of Denver.

Meet women’s basketball transfer Charlotte Levison

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
December 9, 2022

Junior guard Charlotte Levison transferred to Emerson from the University of Denver—an NCAA Division 1 program—this year, joining two first-year players as the newest Lions on the women’s basketball...

First-year PG Jacob Armant drives through the Fighting Scots defense.

Basketball doubleheader yields wins for men’s and women’s squads

By Leo Kagan and Jordan Pagkalinawan
November 10, 2022

The Emerson men’s and women’s basketball teams each secured season-opening victories Tuesday night—the men steamrolled Gordon College 95-51 and the women defeated Wentworth 71-64. Playing back-to-back...

The 2022-23 Emerson Womens Basketball Team (Courtesy: Bill Gould)

Women’s basketball looking to bounce back

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
October 26, 2022

Despite battling through a tough 2021-22 campaign, Emerson’s women’s basketball team remains hopeful for a better season this year, prepped with a wealth of experience to take to the court.  COVID-19...

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 and Golden State Warriors jersey hanging on...

Sophomore guard Ella Bushee tallied 11 points in NEWMAC game against Wheaton

Women’s basketball edged out by Babson College

By Jason Tulchin, Assistant Sports Editor
February 3, 2022

The Emerson women’s basketball team fell short to Babson College in a hard-fought four quarters that ultimately ended 69-32 at home this Wednesday. The Lions, now 7-11—and 3-2 in conference play—had...

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym

Emerson reports highest COVID spike to date, reportedly traced to athletic teams

By Charlie McKenna and Dana Gerber
April 3, 2021

Emerson reported 15 new positive COVID-19 tests on Saturday split over two days of testing—just two days after an email from the college warned of increased spread. The spread now appears to have originated...

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...

The womens basketball team is one of two teams impacted by Mondays decision.

Winter sports athletes upset but unsurprised by season’s cancellation

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
November 5, 2020

Emerson’s basketball teams will not be competing in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this winter season, to the dismay of athletes who say the cancelation is disappointing but...

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...

OConnor made her commitment to the college official from home on April 22.

New Faces: O’Connor joins women’s basketball eager to embrace academics and athletics

By Alberto Gilman
May 21, 2020

After Quinn O’Connor virtually graduates from Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she will join the women’s basketball team as a first generation college student.  “She’s going to...

Herbert made her commitment to the Lions official on her birthday.

New Faces: Annika Herbert joins women’s basketball ready to contribute

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor
April 8, 2020

Annika Herbert didn't have a normal signing day.  Instead of participating in the fanfare of a regular high school signing ceremony, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Herbert officially...

Clydesdale averaged 8.3 points per game during her senior season.

Clydesdale caps career with conference award

By Brendan Walker
March 11, 2020

Women’s basketball senior guard Natalie Clydesdale won NEWMAC Player Of The Week on Feb. 24, in the final week of her college career, but she said the accolade is barely crossing her mind. “As great...

The Lions hit a season high 20 free throws  on 25 attempts in their 65-55 victory over Fisher College.

Women’s basketball defeats Fisher in final game before conference play

By Pedro Figueiredo
January 16, 2020

The women’s basketball team pulled away from Fisher College late in the fourth quarter to earn a 65-55 victory over its opponent opposite of the Public Gardens.  Emerson held the lead going into...

The womens team went 1-1 in its two matches in Puerto Rico over winter vacation.

Boyle, Madden deliver strong performances in Puerto Rico

By Ethan McDowell
January 16, 2020

The women’s basketball team had no time for sightseeing the day they landed in Puerto Rico for a tournament in San Juan. After the Lions grabbed their bags, they immediately headed for the practice court.  Despite...

Quinn Madden (right) dished out six assists and recorded three steals, helping the Lions reach 18 steals for the second time this season. Ethan McDowell / Beacon Staff.

Historic defensive effort extends women’s basketball win streak

By Ethan McDowell
December 14, 2019

The women’s basketball team defeated Johnson & Wales University on Saturday by a score of 77-31 in one of the most dominant defensive performances in the college's history.  This is the second...

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...

Junior guard Quinn Madden begins warming up before a game. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s basketball finishes winter break with 2-2 record

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
January 15, 2019

The women’s basketball team ranks fifth out of the 11 teams in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference after finishing the winter break with two wins and two losses. The Lions defeated...

Charlie Boyle (center) scored a career high 36 points in Emersons victory over Smith. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Senior carries women’s basketball to key win over Smith

By Andrew Lin
December 11, 2018

Senior forward Charlie Boyle scored a career-high 36 points as the women’s basketball team defeated the Smith Pioneers 86-77 on Saturday afternoon. The Lions cruised to a 20-13 lead in the first quarter...

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