The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Females find acceptance on frisbee field

USA Ultimate typically splits the collegiate level into women’s and men’s divisions, but the sport is still new to the Emerson community. Now that the Skunks are working with a co-ed roster, Worth said they are considered an “open” team.

Thumb_140_1480567487-9kennanumber11_blalock_mackprint.jpg

Walk-on McCafferty proved passion at pick-up

McCafferty is a walk-on for the women’s basketball team. She wasn’t recruited directly by Gould, nor did she send highlight reels or stats to him during her high school career. Rather, she was first accepted into Emerson’s writing, literature, and publishing program, and then earned a spot on the roster after the school year began.

Thumb_140_1480560854-men_s_bball_zeke_1_web.png

Despite second half push, Lions defeat Dean in opener

A 30-point lead at the half was trimmed to 14 by the night’s end, but Emerson still handled Dean College easily in non-conference play, 84-70.

Club basketball shooting for SGA approval

The club’s mantra of collaboration and improvement would bring students from different majors and backgrounds.

Thumb_140_1479349771-womens_bball_web.png

Women’s basketball: Newfound depth, new heights?

"I’m really happy with this class,” Gould said. “It’s a really great class, it’s got some depth, just a great class.”

Thumb_140_1479348991-jpeg_keynote-_basketball_preview_infographic_web.png

Men’s basketball looking to build on playoff run

Coaches and players are focusing on some things they can control: toughness, rebounding, and defense.

Thumb_140_1478757019-vb_pro.png

Players protest election in pre-match demonstration

Upset by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president, multiple players wrote messages on their arms, and the entire team came together in a huddle during the national anthem.

Augustine breaks school record

There is a spot in the top left corner of the volleyball court that women’s volleyball senior captain Jules Augustine said she loves to hit. She has hit it for four years now, to the tune of 1,025 kills, good for the most in team history.

Lions looking for positives in minor record improvement

Last year the Lions were 5-13, and this year they also won five games, with 11 losses after two games were cut from the schedule. But if you looked at Emerson’s record for each year and saw the number five indicating the amount of wins for both years, you wouldn’t know that the team had improved.

Thumb_140_1478748521-macmullan_1.png

Jackie MacMullan speaks at Emerson in Jaffe's series

When legendary NBA writer Jackie MacMullan walked into the Semel Theater on Nov. 3, she gave a knowing wave to one of the fifty-some students gathered—her nephew, Lions pitcher Tim Mainella.

Thumb_140_1478748099-volleyball_1_web.png

Volleyball dominates in ECAC first round

In its first postseason action since 2013, Emerson women’s volleyball left no doubt who the better team on the court was, defeating Morrisville State College in straight sets Wednesday.

Thumb_140_1478150489-dscn0988.jpg

On strength of PK, Pride drop Lions in NEWMAC QF

“This team has evolved over the years and is making their own history in a very short amount of time and they’re proving that they can beat good teams,” Suvak said.

Men’s basketball: Lions looking to star in Hollywood

The Emerson men’s basketball team is trying to raise $25,000 for a trip to Los Angeles over winter break to give players’ families a chance to watch them play in person.

Teams prepare for 2017 fall ball season

While Emerson’s fall sports teams have been playing through their last few regular season games, the softball and baseball players have been working to improve in the offseason.

Thumb_140_1477538106-neverett_for_web.jpg

Sox Broadcaster returns to where it all began

Neverett said persistently saying yes to assignments, regardless of the sport, gained him experience and connections.