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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, Staff Writer, Sports
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]...

Senior spotlights: Women’s volleyball seniors elevated the program and built a positive culture

Senior spotlights: Women’s volleyball seniors elevated the program and built a positive culture

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
November 9, 2022

At the end of every women’s volleyball season, the dismantling of the net in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym marks the end of Emerson’s seniors’ careers. After a five-set NEWMAC playoffs...

The Emerson Womens Volleyball Team (courtesy: Ben Read)

Women’s volleyball wins annual “You Can Play” game

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
October 26, 2022

The women’s volleyball team dispatched the Endicott College Gulls in three sets on Thursday, earning a sixth consecutive home-court win in the annual “You Can Play” game. The You Can Play Project,...

The win bumped the womens volleyball teams record to 14-3.

Women’s volleyball secures 13th win of the season, defeating Salve Regina

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
October 19, 2022

As the fans poured into the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, the women’s volleyball team took on the Salve Regina Seahawks during Family Weekend, delivering a crowd-pleasing home sweep.   Heading...

Isabella Chu recorded 11 kills in the loss to MIT on Sept. 13.

Women’s volleyball team falls to Springfield College in first playoff round

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor At Large
November 3, 2021

The women’s volleyball team lost 3-1 to Springfield College Tuesday night in the first round of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs, ending its season 17-8. The Springfield...

Emerson student Jillian Kay on the attack

Women’s volleyball team have high spirits in defeat

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
October 6, 2021

Babson College snapped the women’s volleyball team’s 14-game home win streak with a 3-1 victory in a rematch of the 2019 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference finals.  The Beavers...

Emerson College womens volleyball team.

Women’s volleyball dominant in return

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 4, 2021

The women’s volleyball team dominated the University of Massachusetts Boston in their return to the court, winning 3-0 in their first game since the 2019 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Championship. Once...

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...

Lauren Piertzak signs her Celebratory Signing Form at home in Orono, Minnesota.

New Faces: Pietrzak eager to bring her passion to the women’s volleyball team

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
January 27, 2021

Surrounded by purple and gold balloons and wearing an Emerson College sweater, Lauren Pietrzak officially committed to join the women’s volleyball team in the fall semester. She signed her NCAA Division...

The womens volleyball team is one of the 10 sports teams impacted by the decision.

Women’s volleyball seniors reflect on shortened careers

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 23, 2020

Last fall, the women’s volleyball team shocked the conference. In the two games leading up to their first ever NEWMAC championship game, in their first ever NEWMAC playoff run, they fought back from...

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...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 10/30: Remembering lost community members and tracking NEWMAC playoff races

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 10/30: Remembering lost community members and tracking NEWMAC playoff races

October 30, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 10/30: Remembering lost community members and tracking NEWMAC playoff races" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with the...

Freshman Caroline Bond (center) led all players with 20 assists. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball cruises to fourth straight win

By Ethan McDowell
October 19, 2019

The women’s volleyball team won their fourth straight match in a 3-0 sweep of the University of New England on Saturday.  The Lions started off the first set 6-0 and never trailed. Senior outside...

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...

Freshman Lauren Quan prepares to hit the ball. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball looks to future after tough season

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Multimedia Managing Editor
November 5, 2018

Women’s volleyball wrapped up a season filled with injuries, but sit with their eyes set on a successful future. The women’s volleyball team finished with an overall record of 15-14, an improvement...

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 24, 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...

Fara Cohen (left), Kelley Guerra (center), and Albany Alexander (right) celebrate a point during Emersons 3-2 loss to Wheaton. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff.

Women’s volleyball set to close out season after injuries

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Multimedia Managing Editor
October 16, 2018

The women’s volleyball team nears the end of a competitive season despite injuries to four key players. With a 2-6 conference record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference,...

The womens volleyball team begins conference play Tuesday, Sept. 17. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball loses close match to Wheaton

By Jake Peter
October 4, 2018

The women’s volleyball team lost 3-2 to Wheaton College on Tuesday night after five close sets. While Wheaton won the first set 26-24, Emerson rallied to win both the second 25-20 and the third 25-19....

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