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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, Staff Writer
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...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Wisconsin women’s volleyball deserves your respect

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2022

After a dynamic week of Big 10 play, the University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team advanced to no. 3 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. The team ascended two spots after a clean...

The womens volleyball team stranded on the side of the Mass. Pike. on Saturday, after their bus burst into flames.

Women’s volleyball team stranded after bus catches fire on Mass Pike

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
September 24, 2022

The bus carrying Emerson’s women’s volleyball team caught fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Saturday morning. No injuries were reported. The team was traveling to a game at Springfield College...

Emerson College womens volleyball team.

Women’s volleyball loses nailbiter to MIT

By Abigail Lott
September 22, 2022

The women’s volleyball team dropped its NEWMAC season opener following a thrilling 3-2 match against MIT, ending the Lions’ five-game winning streak.  Despite the loss, the Lions played a very...

Women’s volleyball team starts off strong with pair of wins

Women’s volleyball team starts off strong with pair of wins

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 8, 2022

Emerson’s women’s volleyball team dropped just one set in its season opener, beating both Simmons and Manhattanville College in a Sunday doubleheader on the Lions’ home court.  The team’s would-be...

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, Staff Writer
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...

The athletics departments partnership with PlaySiight will improve quality of streams and film for all sports including the production at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Athletics program improves facilities and exceeds academically in summer off-season

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
August 26, 2022

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, Emerson athletes return their attention to the courts, fields, and tracks as their off-season days dwindle to a close.  In preparation for next season, it...

Former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook accumulated 151 kills and 58 digs in the 2012 season.

Remembering former Lions volleyball player Kat Westbrook

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2022

A key contributor to Emerson’s women’s volleyball team, Katherine Westbrook ‘16 died of a fall on March 8, at the age of 28 years old. “She was a very vibrant young woman. She had a lot of talents,...

Womens volleyball player awarded Defensive Player of the Year

Women’s volleyball player awarded Defensive Player of the Year

By Jason Tulchin, Deputy Sports Editor
November 11, 2021

Sophomore libero Caroline Davis was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the 2021 season. At the collegiate level, Davis is no newcomer to...

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

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 5, 2021

Emerson canceled all non-competing sports seasons on Monday morning following guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission due to a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus and in the city, according to Athletic...

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...

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...

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 20, 2019

Freshman setter Caroline Bond and junior outside hitter Grace Tepper received NEWMAC postseason honors for their performance in the 2019 season.  Bond won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic...

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...

The Babson Beavers defeated the Emerson Lions 3-0 in the NEWMAC championship. Lara Hill / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball swept in conference championship

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 9, 2019

The women’s volleyball team lost to the reigning conference champion Babson College 3-0 in the NEWMAC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. This is the second season in a row the Babson Beavers won...

The womens volleyball team advanced to the NEWMAC championship game on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Montse Landeros / Beacon Staff

Comeback victory sends women’s volleyball to NEWMAC championship

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 7, 2019

The women's volleyball team will advance to the NEWMAC playoff championship game for the first time in program history following a comeback victory against Wellesley College in the semifinals on Thursday. This...

Junior outside hitter Grace Tepper (center) recorded 23 kills in the Lions win against MIT. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Lions upset MIT, pull off comeback for first NEWMAC playoff win

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 6, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the NEWMAC playoff quarterfinals after coming back from a 2-0 deficit for its first playoff win since 2016. Before...

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...

Sophomore Carolyn Vaimoso (left, airborne) averaged 4.5 kills per set before her season ending injury last year. Carol Rangel / Beacon Staff

Sophomore recovers from season ending injury with award winning year

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
October 31, 2019

As Carolyn Vaimoso lay on the court after falling in the first set of a conference matchup against Coast Guard in September 2018, the only thing going through the then freshman’s head was that she definitely...

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...

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