The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, December 16, 2017

O'Connor shows leadership on and off the course

Cross country began for Mike O’Connor as a backup plan. Now, he’s the captain of Emerson’s men’s team, and participated in his second half-marathon on Sunday.

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Women's volleyball pushing to make the playoffs

As the regular season starts to wind down, the women’s volleyball team finds itself in the middle of a heated playoff chase as the squad tries to snap a three-year drought.

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Emerson Ultimate Frisbee flies into campus

The Emerson College Ultimate Frisbee team is blazing an alternative trail in athletics, one that combines the physicality and dedication of an intramural sports program with a large amount of quirky fun.

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Knee injuries take toll on men’s soccer team’s season

Since before the regular season began in early September, Emerson men’s soccer coach Javier Mejia has not had a full squad. Injuries have piled up, and at one point this year, the team was missing six starters.

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Hockey hopefuls make moves to reestablish sport on campus

A small group of hopeful students are launching an effort to revive ice hockey at Emerson College.

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Women’s soccer aims to get back in the game

After starting the season 6-0, Emerson’s women’s soccer team is looking to get back on track in conference play.

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Barrett coaches at youth basketball clinic in Anguilla

Emerson men’s basketball associate head coach Jack Barrett accompanied Bridgewater State University head basketball coach Joe Farroba to his annual camp in Anguilla this past August.

Lions suffer three losses in homecoming games

A trio of teams were in action last Saturday at Emerson’s homecoming. The day’s events, which included an alumni soccer match and a catered tailgate, featured the men and women’s soccer team and the women’s volleyball squad all in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference action.

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Bowers’ blocks best in the NEWMAC

In the midst of what is his final season on the turf, Emerson goalie Carter Bowers is working on leaving a legacy for his team.

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Cross country sets the pace for the rest of their season

As a more distinct chill signals the start of fall in Boston, the cross country season is just heating up for Emerson’s men’s and women’s teams. Through two meets, both have enjoyed strong starts.

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Athletic department goes yard in its sale

Numerous sweatshirts, game-worn jerseys, shorts, and T-shirts, all representing various Emerson sports teams, lined tables and chairs in the Skybox above the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym last week, transforming what is usually a student lounge into a two-day Emerson College sports consignment shop.

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Freshmen soccer duo demands deference

Paige Haley and Jess Frost aren’t just soccer teammates. After the final seconds tick off the game clock, the two forwards head back to their residence hall at Emerson College, where they are suitemates. Both hail from the state of California, and grew up playing soccer.

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New season, NEWMAC: Volleyball opens up fall play

The women’s volleyball team recently opened up New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference play with a loss to Wellesley College last week, and is now preparing for a matchup against Springfield College on Saturday, Sept. 26.

First-year soccer coach defines new strategy

Under first-year head coach Javier Mejia, the Emerson College men’s soccer team has been working diligently to learn a new system of play ahead of their first conference match against MIT on Sept. 19.

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Cohen crushes top NEWMAC rankings

In high school, Fara Cohen was a competitive swimmer and had never thought of playing volleyball until a friend talked her into attending a 7:00 p.m. practice. From there, Cohen said she fell in love with the game.