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The logo for Bostons forthcoming NWSL franchise.

New Boston NWSL team, all-female ownership group excite Emerson women’s soccer players

By Anna Knepley
September 28, 2023

Despite the Red Sox losing streak and the end of Tom Brady’s Patriots legacy, Boston sports fans have something to celebrate. On Sept. 19, the National Women’s Soccer League awarded the city of...

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 Cali Bruce raises the womens soccer teams first-ever NEWMAC Championship cup.

Senior spotlights: Women’s soccer seniors made history with balanced culture, united drive

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
December 7, 2022

Resilient, decorated, momentous, and victorious. This year, the Emerson women’s soccer team represented the purple and gold in a light it hadn’t shined before. Boasting the conference’s Coaching...

Senior captain Oliver Glass led by example setting multiple personal records through the season.

Five Lions named to NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
November 30, 2022

Five Emerson student-athletes were named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship teams on Nov. 21, highlighting players’ efforts for fair and positive play. The award recognizes athletes who “best [demonstrate]...

Sophomore defender Yoshiko Slater was named to NEWMACs First Team All-Conference.

Women’s soccer team earns six All-Conference selections, two other awards

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
November 19, 2022

After a historic season, the Emerson women’s soccer team—which won the NEWMAC championship on Nov. 5—added to its trophy case Thursday after being awarded six All-Conference selections, Coaching...

The Lions advance to their first NEWMAC Championship in program history.

Women’s soccer team celebrated locally, nationally

By Abigail Lott
October 26, 2022

Emerson women's soccer team earned lots of praise this week from both the NEWMAC and NCAA Division III.  The Lions ranked 24th in Division III by the United Soccer Coaches’ latest poll released on...

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...

Tuesday’s win was the second of the season for the Lady Lions.

Women’s soccer routs Plymouth State 5-1 in second win of the season

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
September 19, 2022

The Emerson women’s soccer team defeated its NEWMAC rival Plymouth State Panthers 5-1 on Tuesday, securing the Lions’ second win on the season.  The Lions, well rested after six days off between...

Senior Grace Cosgrove playing on the soccer game on Sep. 15

Senior forward reflects on four years as a Lion

By Clarissa Calderon
November 17, 2021

Grace Cosgrove’s final season as a forward on Emerson’s women’s soccer team ended on a triumphant individual note, even though the team’s playoff run was cut short.   Cosgrove, a senior who...

Madeline Khaw fought for the ball during the Nov. 2 game.

Women’s soccer team loses NEWMAC Quarterfinals to Wheaton College

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 3, 2021

The women’s soccer team’s season came to a crushing close with a 1-0 loss to Wheaton College Lyons in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Quarterfinals. The Lions capped off...

Sophomore captain Megan Rose had 102 saves last season, which placed her at second in the NEWMAC. Photo by Carol Rangel / Beacon Correspondent

Two women’s soccer players removed from team for violating COVID-19 policy

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
October 28, 2021

Two members of the women’s soccer team were removed from the team for violating COVID-19 protocols in early September, and both now face disciplinary action from the college.  The team members, starting...

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
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...

Tuesday’s win was the second of the season for the Lady Lions.

The women’s soccer team dominates to extend win streak

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 16, 2021

The women’s soccer team extended their win streak into a third game on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s College of Maine at Rotch Field.  Within the first minute of the game, the...

Emerson Lions during the the Sep. 11 game.

Women’s soccer team victorious in home opener against Plymouth State

By Erin Fitman
September 15, 2021

The women’s soccer team took the turf at Rotch Field on Saturday for their first regular-season game since 2019, a 2-1 victory over Plymouth State.  The Lions almost found themselves playing catch-up...

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 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...

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...

Juniors Megan Rose and Grace Cosgrove will captain the women’s soccer team next fall alongside sophomore Cali Bruce, a combination head coach David Suvak believes could yield historic results in the upcoming season.

Women’s soccer announces 2021 season captains

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
January 21, 2021

The women’s soccer team announced their captains for next season on Jan. 2—junior goalkeeper Megan Rose, junior forward Grace Cosgrove, and sophomore midfielder Cali Bruce.  All three Lions were...

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...

Alana Hagerty (left) started a total of 23 matches during her three seasons as a Lion.

Senior spotlight: Hagerty reflects on career highlights amidst canceled fall season

By Lara Hill
September 3, 2020

Now that women’s soccer senior defender Alana Hagerty will not have the opportunity to suit up for a final season as a Lion, she has spent time reminiscing about her career highlights, including her...

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