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The event is entirely student-run, with Sam Willinger (center) leading the way.

SAAC, men’s volleyball team support LGBTQ+ athletes in You Can Play Week

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 31, 2021

You Can Play Week, an initiative spearheaded by the Student Athletic Advisory Council and the men’s volleyball team to promote safety and inclusion for LGBTQ+ athletes, is underway at Emerson this week.  It...

Sam Willinger (right) celebrates after scoring a point for the Lions last season.

Senior Spotlight: Willinger reminisces about career ahead of uncertain season

By José Ríos
November 8, 2020

In his past three seasons as a Lion, senior men’s volleyball right side hitter Sam Willinger  worked diligently to change the team’s image and culture. He has managed to help create a more inclusive...

Junior outside hitter Samuel Willinger (left) totaled  seven digs in Fridays loss. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

By Emily Cardona
February 28, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its third straight conference game to Lasell University in straight sets on Friday, remaining winless in GNAC play. Lasell took a 2-0 lead in the first set after a ball...

Freshman middle blocker Parker Gray recorded 21 kills over two matches on Saturday.

Men’s volleyball splits double header, enters conference play 4-4

By Alberto Gilman
February 16, 2020

The men’s volleyball team entered a double header on Saturday with a 3-3 record, looking to break above .500 for the first time this season. In the first match, the Lions faced the Nichols College...

The mens volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Men’s volleyball sweeps Dean College for first win

By Brendan Walker
January 30, 2020

The men’s volleyball team swept Dean College 3-0 on Thursday for its first win of the season. Coming off of a 3-0 loss to Nichols College on Jan. 23, the Lions started the match on a 5-0 run after...

The mens volleyball team lost in the first round of the NEWMAC playoffs for the third consecutive year last season.

Men’s volleyball searching for playoff success in 2020

By Pedro Figueiredo
January 23, 2020

Head coach Ben Read wants to emphasize resiliency to this year's men's volleyball team. "We will do some fast-paced drills in practice that, win or lose, you just have to get up and get ready for the...

Belmont Braves players dance during halftime of the Special Olympics tournament in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym Sunday.

Emerson special olympics event draws hundreds

By Ethan McDowell
January 21, 2020

Liz Saville watched her team members run up and down Emerson's basketball court with smiles on their faces as about 100 people cheered them on Sunday and she said the experience meant everything to her. Saville...

Sophomore Samuel Willinger (in white, left) and Senior Win Kittivatcharapong (in white, right) block an attack from Lasell. Photo by Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s volleyball opens conference play with loss against Lasell

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
February 15, 2019

The men’s volleyball team fell to Lasell College three sets to one on Wednesday night in its Great Northeast Athletic Conference opener after not losing a set in their previous four matches. The...

Willinger (center) featured in all of the Lions games this season as a freshman. Photo: Dylan Rossiter/Beacon Staff

Freshman assists team and prospective students

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
April 9, 2018

Freshman Sam Willinger is set to become a familiar face at Emerson College on and off the court. On the court, Willinger featured in all of Emerson men’s volleyball team’s 24 matches during the...

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