The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Athletic department aims to attract attendees

Since the beginning of the fall 2015 sports season, the Emerson athletic department has given away T-shirts, tumbler cups, and bleacher cushions to those who attend home games.

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Cross country runner swifts into second at invitational

Emerson cross country runner Chelsea Swift has seen it all. She’s experienced the ups and downs of running, the grueling practices, and restricting schedules.

New tennis coach brings experience from Italy to Emerson

For Paola Cigui, tennis has always been a part of her life, from playing on a professional level in Italy to playing Division II at Columbus State University and being ranked number one in the country for a few weeks.

Emerson gains former Division I talent Dezenzo

Which is harder: Graduating from college in three years with two degrees or getting the NCAA to let you play Division III soccer? For Alexandra Dezenzo, it was the latter.

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Lions hire alum as new baseball head coach

After former head coach Dave Hanley stepped down in early May, the baseball team found his replacement just a month later in June when the athletic department hired former independent league player Jerod Edmondson.

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Ashby adds another sport to her agenda

Eastin Ashby felt that running around a 94-foot-long basketball court for 40 minutes wasn’t enough for her, so she decided to take on an additional 3.1 miles for her preseason.

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Preparing for the NEWMAC in the Netherlands

For the first time in Emerson women’s soccer team history, a preseason trip was added to the schedule. The team traveled to the Netherlands to advance their knowledge of and skills in the game.

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Old jerseys, new faces: Two Lions participate in the Oldtime Baseball Game

Donning throwback uniforms and playing in an exhibition baseball game for charity had been on senior Jim Cain’s bucket list for as long as he could remember. On Aug. 27, he was finally able to cross it off.

Baseball team finds new coach in former pro

Former independent league player Jerod Edmondson will take over as Emerson baseball’s head coach, according to a post on the team’s Facebook page, announced in late June.

Athletic department launches new website

The Emerson athletic department will be unveiling an updated and redesigned website on July 1, according to a press release.

Familiar face returns to coach men's soccer

The men’s soccer team hired Emerson alum Francisco Javier Mejia-Blau as its new head coach, marking the first time in program history that the position has been full-time.

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Lions not quite at home in the NEWMAC: A year in review

Emerson athletics released its first logo, three teams made the playoffs, and the department introduced its new director, Patricia Nicol.

For athletics, full-time coaches still a full-time search

In fall 2013, the athletic department said it wanted to have every coach be full-time just two years later. But with that deadline quickly approaching, it doesn’t appear that the department will make its goal—of the 14 varsity sports, only eight have full-time coaches.

NEWMAC News: Spring season wrap-up

For the second straight year, no spring sports will qualify for the NEWMAC playoffs.

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After 389 days, baseball is winless no longer

The baseball team snapped a 36 game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over Coast Guard Academy on April 15.