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Following a season in which the Emerson women’s and men’s cross country teams placed 16th and 30th in the Division III East Regionals respectively, the Lions’ three captains now direct their attention to cultivating a welcoming and development-focused environment. 

Men’s and women’s cross country captains gear up for their final tours as Lions

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
September 18, 2022

Following a season in which the Emerson women’s and men’s cross country teams placed 16th and 30th in the Division III East Regionals respectively, the Lions’ three captains now direct their attention...

The mens soccer team trains at Rotch Field in the South End three times per week.

Emerson cancels all weekend sporting activities following announcement of seven new positives Thursday

Emerson canceled all sports games and practices this weekend, just one day after the college announced that seven students had tested positive for COVID-19, according to Athletic Director Patricia Nicol.  A...

Usually, my teammates and I are able to shake off a defeat and bounce back in our next game. But the loss of our fall season to COVID-19 was like no other. It meant there was no “next time.”

There’s a new opponent this year: COVID-19

By Jillian Kay
August 24, 2020

Jillian Kay is a middle blocker for the Emerson women’s volleyball team. Kay is a rising sophomore studying broadcast journalism. When COVID-19 cases first surged in March, I had no idea how much...

The womens lacrosse team won its second game of the season behind a 17-goal performance

Women’s lacrosse records second consecutive victory

By Alberto Gilman, Beacon Staff
March 12, 2020

The women’s lacrosse team defeated Nichols College Wednesday evening 17-4 for its second consecutive win. The Lions roster totaled four assists, forced 21 turnovers, and recorded 26 groundballs. Through...

Junior Defender, Lucas Sickner, running down the field during a game.

Men’s lacrosse ends four game road trip with loss

By Alberto Gilman, Beacon Staff
March 12, 2020

The men’s lacrosse team concluded its four-game road trip with a 15-5 loss against the University of New England Wednesday night.  Sophomore midfielder Skyler Celotto led the team in scoring with...

DiCenzo leads the team with 16 assists through three games. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Sophomore guard set to bounce back after two years of injury

By Peirce Eldredge
November 16, 2019

In his first full competitive season since his senior year of high school, sophomore point guard Chad DiCenzo is showing promise on the men’s basketball team. DiCenzo enters this season coming off...

The womens volleyball team lost 3-0 in the NEWMAC Championship. Cho Yin Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball delivers most successful season since joining NEWMAC

By Lara Hill
November 14, 2019

The women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 6-4 conference record, its highest win total since joining the NEWMAC in 2013.  After playing in their first ever NEWMAC playoffs, the Lions...

Senior Jack OConnor (right) recorded four three-point shots and three steals against Worcester State. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Men’s basketball dominates in home opener

By Bo Feekins
November 9, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester State University 99-69 in the season-opener, led by senior guard Jack O’Connor.  The Lions dominated in the first half and went into halftime leading 49-28....

Freshman runs fastest time since 2013

Freshman runs fastest time since 2013

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 3, 2019

The men’s and women’s cross country teams raced in the NEWMAC Championship on Saturday, Nov. 3. One of the teams’ freshman ran the fastest time in school history since 2013. Babson College hosted...

The womens volleyball team clinched the sixth the seed in the NEWMAC playoffs. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball clinch spot in playoffs

By Ethan McDowell
November 2, 2019

The women’s volleyball team will set their sights on a playoff run after defeating Springfield College in four sets on Saturday.  The Lions clinched the sixth seed in the New England Women’s and...

Freshman Cali Brice (left, No. 4) races down the  right side of the field. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Lions defeat Wheaton for third-straight conference win

By Ethan McDowell
October 15, 2019

The women’s soccer team won its third-straight conference match in a physical 1-0 game against Wheaton College.  The Lions recorded a shutout for the seventh time this year.  “During these...

Junior defender Amanda Benavente totaled two shots on goal in the teams loss to Lesley. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer ends four game win streak against Lesley

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
September 25, 2019

The women’s soccer team ended a four-game win streak following a 2-1 loss at home to Lesley University Tuesday night in the annual battle for the Charles River Cup. Lesley opened the first half with...

Freshman Cali Bruce (right) totals one goal and three assists this season. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Freshman soccer player shows dominance in midfield

By Nick Rempe
September 24, 2019

Before freshman Cali Bruce joined the women’s soccer team, she used to spend her weekends in hotels with her club soccer team, preparing for two games after a week of four practices. Bruce played...

The womens and mens cross country teams race Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Pop Crowell Invitational. Courtesy of the cross country team.

New coach implements changes to cross country teams

By Ethan McDowell
September 18, 2019

For the first time in 21 years, the cross country team is running under new leadership.  Brandon Fox ‘11, the new head coach of the Lions, served as an assistant under former head coach John Furey...

The womens volleyball team had an overall record of 15-14 last season. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball looks to rebound after 2018 season

By Lucas Poyser
September 14, 2019

As the women’s volleyball season commences, the team looks to focus on its young core’s energy to carry them through the year.  In 2018, the team had an overall record of 15-14 and finished ninth...

Freshman Marie Bou Aziz (right, No. 17) scored her second and third collegiate goals in the teams win against Wentworth. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Freshman comes off bench to score two goals in win against Wentworth

By Ethan McDowell
September 10, 2019

Freshman Marie Bou Aziz substituted into the game in the 24th minute against the Wentworth Institute of Technology Tuesday night and scored two goals, pushing the Lions to a 3-0 victory. Freshmen scored...

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

Women’s volleyball awarded with academic excellence

By Peirce Eldredge
September 2, 2019

The American Volleyball Coaches Association honored the women’s volleyball team for academic excellence in the 2018-2019 school year.  "The AVCA honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams...

Freshman midfielder Ainslee MacQuarrie (left, No. 24) scored the opening goal in the Lions home opener against Regis College. Photo by Carol Rangel / Beacon Photographer

Freshmen lead women’s soccer to home opening win

By Ethan McDowell
August 30, 2019

The women’s soccer team opened its season with a 2-1 win over Regis College thanks to an impressive performance from its freshmen starters. Head coach David Suvak said the team is going into this...

Freshman goalie Malcolm McGrath (left) hugs senior goalie Bailey Kennedy (right) after the mens lacrosse teams first conference win since 2013. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Men’s lacrosse wins first conference game in 6 years on senior day

By RJ Dziejma
April 21, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team won its first conference game in program history since 2014 after a 7-6 victory over Wheaton College at Rotch Field on Saturday afternoon. The win came off of a game-winning goal...

Junior Austin DiPietro (right, No. 12) won 11 of his 15 faceoffs on Saturday against Wheaton College. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Junior breaks program record for most faceoffs and ground balls

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
April 21, 2019

Junior midfielder Austin DiPietro said his greatest achievement came when he broke the program record in March 2019 for most faceoffs and ground balls won in his second year on the men’s lacrosse team. In...

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