The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rotch Playground may soon have new neighbor

Emerson’s men’s and women’s soccer teams may be overshadowed by a professional team within the next five years.

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St. Thomas awaits equally scorching hot Lions

Women’s basketball has now won three games in a row, with only one loss this season, finding success in a balanced team dynamic.

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Men's ball looks to rebound from tough first quarter

At this time last year, the men’s basketball team was 5-3 and preparing for Division III powerhouse Amherst College, an eventual upset win for the Lions. A year later, Emerson is 3-4 and underperforming with a more complete roster.

Men's ball splits opening tourney

Expectations for the men’s basketball team have been as high as ever before going into this season, but an opening weekend split for the Lions proved there is still a lot of progress to be made.

Softball dabbles in distribution

Emerson’s softball team temporarily opened its first online store this month, making it the third college sport to test out digital merchandising this year. It may be followed by three more.

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Women's ball loses star in opener

The Lions lost their leading scorer, rebounder, and best all-around player from last year, senior Kristen Brice, to an eye injury in the first half of their first game of the year.

Freshman forward off to fast start

In high school, basketball player Sierra Ducey knew she would be on the court. Where, however, was always in question.

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From basketballer to shot caller

For senior Patrick Lowndes, sacrificing one passion led to an opportunity in a more practical field.

Men's soccer receives honors

The Emerson’s men’s soccer team received the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row on Wednesday.

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For alum, part-time hobby now a full-time blog

Chuck McKenney, who played for Emerson's basketball team in the 1990s, now runs a Celtics blog.

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From Wheaton Lyon to Emerson Lion

On Nov. 20, 2012, Wheaton’s men’s basketball team, the Lyons, defeated the Emerson Lions 61-57. Then-sophomore Ryan Clinesmith started for the Lyons, scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds. But the 6-foot-5 forward didn’t know he would be suiting up for Emerson two seasons later.

Athletics co-sponsors transgender awareness week

Emerson’s second annual transgender awareness week was, for the first time, co-sponsored by the athletics department, and featured a poetry reading by a transgender soccer player.

NEWMAC News: A farewell to fall

A final look at the fall sports' seasons.

For transfers, teams offer fast friendships

After taking a season off from soccer during her freshman year at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, sophomore Elle Wierbicky realized she wasn’t fully satisfied with her academic and athletic experience, and decided to transfer to Emerson.

25 Lions honored for academics

Emerson had 25 athletes named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference teams for fall sports, the department announced on its website Monday.