The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, August 31, 2015


Molly Caron center stage at Gillette Stadium

Emerson freshman Molly Caron sang the national anthem at the New England Patriots home game this past Sunday, but the long road to what she called an unforgettable experience traces back to another memorable moment at Gillette Stadium nearly a year ago.


Youth boosts women's soccer team

Like many other teams this year, the Emerson women’s soccer team boasts a trove of young talent with 11 freshmen. Coach David Suvak, who was recently promoted to full time, said his team will be challenged year, but he was happy with the way his young team has progressed.

Women's volleyball coming of age

With seven freshmen and six sophomores, youth has taken over women’s volleyball coach Ben Read’s 18-player roster. The infusion of talent over Read’s first two recruiting classes has helped the third-year coach continue a winning tradition in one of Emerson’s most competitive sports.


A day in the life of an Emerson student-athlete

Most Emersonians already have a tough time balancing their schedule, but student-athletes have even more commitments than a regular student, making college life a challenge.


Athletic department gets funding increase

The changes, all made in an effort to capture Nance’s desired theme of “14 varsity sports, 1 team,” are a direct result of funding from the Athletics Working Group.


Tennis stars set Emerson standard

As a doubles tennis pairing, Savannah Mosser and Lacey Russell have racked up 37 wins and only 2 losses, but Emerson’s standout seniors have equally impressive singles records.


Gold and Suvak promoted to full-time

For the first time in the school’s history, Emerson College has hired full-time head coaches exclusively for the women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse teams, promoting David Suvak and Dan Gold from their part-time positions. The athletic department announced the decision via press release on August 12.


Search for permanent Emerson AD on the horizon

Over 15 months after the resignation of former Athletic Director Kristin Parnell, Emerson has hired Alden & Associates to conduct a national search for a permanent AD. Former Associate Athletic Director Stanford Nance has been serving as interim AD since Parnell's departure.


Welcome to the NEWMAC: Lions leave GNAC

After 18 years in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, Emerson College has joined the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference as of this semester.


Men's tennis team remains undefeated in GNAC

On Tuesday, the men’s tennis team swept Norwich University 9-0 to open the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs, continuing a season that has seen the Lions post the program’s best record in its history.


Lions lose heartbreaking game in double overtime

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Emerson splits doubleheader with Saints

In its first game since April 6, the Emerson softball team split a doubleheader with Saint Joseph’s College Sunday, with initial home runs giving the Lions an early lead.


Freshman is named Rookie of the Year

On Sunday night, freshman Alex Frapech was browsing the Great Northeast Athletic Conference website when he noticed his name — he was selected as rookie of the year for his work on the men’s volleyball team this season.


Men's volleyball knocked out in GNAC semifinals

In a packed gym at Emmanuel College, nearly 200 spectators looked on as the Saints swept Emerson College 3-0 in the semifinals for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference men’s volleyball playoffs, the first time the team reached the tournament since 2011.


Women's lacrosse dominates second half in win

The team dominated possession of the ball by winning draw controls 16 to 6, ending the game with a final score of 13-7.