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The Emerson softball team (courtesy of Claire Overton)

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

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
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...

Graduate center Jarred Houston drives to the rim against Coast Guard.

Senior spotlights: Men’s basketball seniors and grads built winning culture

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
March 9, 2023

Following a historic season that saw a program-record 11 NEWMAC victories, the Emerson men’s basketball team fell to Babson in the conference championship semifinals. Still, the players have many great...

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, 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...

Graduate midfielder Hannah Beck (Courtesy: Jessie Koffman)

Women’s lacrosse increases roster and expectations

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
March 1, 2023

In 2022, the Emerson women’s lacrosse roster had just 15 players.  For somebody unfamiliar with the sport, 15 may sound like a lot—the Emerson women’s basketball squad dressed just 12 players...

Senior attacker and captain Nick Fuglione leads the rush against the Wentworth Leopards.

Men’s lacrosse looks to capitalize on a new season

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
February 26, 2023

On a sunny Connecticut afternoon last April, the Emerson men’s lacrosse team was in a tie game with six minutes left in the fourth quarter—six minutes to score and qualify for the postseason for the...

Graduate center Jarred Houston throws some interference in front of a Babson Beaver. Thursdays match-up against the Beavers was Houstons last as a Lion.

Men’s basketball falls to Babson in NEWMAC semifinals

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
February 26, 2023

Playing at home in front of a packed house—some students were literally turned away at the doors—a spirited effort from the Emerson men’s basketball team wasn’t enough to overcome the Babson Beavers...

Mens basketball seniors and grad students line up in front of the scoreboard after a win over Springfield on Senior Night.

Seniors steal the spotlight in men’s basketball victory over Springfield

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
February 16, 2023

Following a gritty win over the Coast Guard Bears, the Emerson men’s basketball team took their home floor for the final time in the regular season Saturday, facing off against the Springfield Pride...

Graduate lacrosse defender Jiwon Kim has caused 62 turnovers in his 54 games in an Emerson jersey. (Courtesy: Jiwon Kim)

Graduate Students grasp the opportunity to play another year of collegiate sports

By Abigail Lott
February 13, 2023

Would you spend an extra year in a college classroom for the chance to play one more year of collegiate sports? This year, some Emerson students said yes to this opportunity and are making a significant...

Emersons baseball team went 10-23 in 2022. (Courtesy: Anna Schoenmann)

Competition, execution, and preparation: Emerson’s baseball team ready to take strides

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
February 13, 2023

The Emerson baseball team dropped its last two games on April 30, 2022, swept in a doubleheader against MIT. But by late April, the Lions were out of the playoff picture; the games didn’t matter.  This...

Senior guard Max Davis scored a season-high 31 points in the Lions win.

Men’s basketball defeats WPI behind Davis’s 31 points

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Staff Writer, Sports
February 2, 2023

WPI and Emerson, sitting at No. 1 and No. 2 in the conference respectively, have built a storied history in recent years—Emerson beat WPI in the 2019 conference championship game while WPI was crowned...

The womens basketball team is 7-12 this season.

Winter sports update: Men’s and women’s basketball chug along, milestones, and more

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
January 30, 2023

While the majority of Emerson’s student body wasn’t strolling on campus for the entirety of the winter holiday break, a few athletes stayed behind, continuing their seasons even in the absence of their...

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

Loss to Wheaton snaps three-game win streak for women’s basketball

By Abigail Lott
January 25, 2023

The Emerson women’s basketball team lost to the Wheaton Lyons on Jan. 18, ending their three game win streak. It marked their first defeat against a NEWMAC opponent in two conference match-ups.  Junior...

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, 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...

Sophomore midfielder Simone Barragan-Shaw scored six goals and notched three assists in the 2022 season.

Women’s soccer team’s historic run put to an end in overtime

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 12, 2022

The women’s soccer team’s path to the NCAA Division III Tournament has been with last-minute thrillers and historic victories, but on Saturday, their magic ran thin, losing to Westfield State in overtime. Traveling...

Senior middle blocker Jillian Kay scoring a kill against Smith College in the NEWMAC quaterfinals

Women’s volleyball season ends in five-set heartbreaker

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
November 3, 2022

A final ball whistled past diving Emerson defenders, silencing a roaring crowd at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on Tuesday night, ending a tight 3-2 match against Smith College in the NEWMAC quarterfinals.   After...

The Mens soccer team are undefeated through five games played in 2022.

Quantity and quality: Geographically diverse Lions find early success in fresh faces

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
September 15, 2022

Looking to rebound after a dismal 2021-22 season, the Emerson men’s soccer team seems to have found its competitive spark—going unbeaten, with two wins, in its last five games. The team is 2-0-3...

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

Women’s volleyball team tops Brandeis with clutch third-set finish

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
September 13, 2022

The Emerson women’s volleyball team beat the Brandeis University Judges 3-0 on Thursday thanks to the strength of a narrow victory in the third and final set of the match.  Nearly a year ago to the...

Emerson College Womens Volleyball team (Beacon Archives)

Women’s volleyball team strives to reach new heights at the start of the season

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
September 6, 2022

Following their first-round defeat in last year’s NEWMAC Championship, the Emerson women’s volleyball team is on a mission of redemption, aiming for accolades higher than ever before.  “We really...

Coming fresh off the French soccer scene, Sophomore Hugo Berville looks forward to the routine of playing soccer at Emerson.

From France to Emerson: Men’s soccer recruit travels internationally to find his place in world of sport

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
August 30, 2022

The Emerson men’s soccer team added a new international player to its roster, recruiting Sophomore midfielder Hugo Berville from Villejuif, France ahead of the 2022 season.  With 11 players being...

Womens soccer assistant coach Kate Kohler joins Emerson after playing at Ithaca College.

Women’s soccer team appoints new assistant coach

By Jason Tulchin, Assistant Sports Editor
August 29, 2022

The Emerson women’s soccer team expanded its coaching staff in preparation for the 2022 season, hiring former Ithaca College defender Kate Kohler as an assistant coach.   Kohler, who was on the...

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