The 2013 Men’s Volleyball season has just begun, but a sense of optimistic promise has already surfaced in the Emerson College Lions.
Emerson tied a season high earlier this week attempting 24 three-pointers, eight attempts above the Lion's season average of 17 attempts per game.
Senior Shannon Norton opened up Tuesday’s game with two quick three-pointers getting the Lions offense off to a quick leading start, and they never looked back.
Freshman men’s basketball player Michael Thorpe may be new to Emerson, but there is always one constant at every game: his mom, the point guard’s biggest fan.
Goldberg garnered respect from his teammates before the season started, which prompted them to elect him as a captain when practices officially got under way.
The Lions were sloppy in possession, turning the ball over 22 times, over twice as many as the Jumbos, which let down some impressive Emerson defense.
O’Brien, who appointed Venter as team captain last year, said he thinks the former player is doing a great job so far.
Throughout the game, Cloutier contributed a steal and two blocks to the Emerson effort, which she later said was an attempt to be more aggressive on defense to spark the team on offense.
Gould said that this year presents a big chance for the team’s leaders to bring the squad to success.
With many of the rookies coming from the Northeast and the greater Boston area in particular, a connection between teammates is not a concern, according to the squad’s youngest members.
Sophomore Kat Rice said the magnitude of the tournament was overwhelming and the team needed to approach the game differently.
As for their next project, the duo is looking to design jerseys for the 2013 Quidditch Summer Games, which will be held in April in Chicago.
The film featured about two dozen of the thirty to fifty interviews crew members said they collected during the span of the project.
This year’s success, according to the coach, was because of the depth of talent and dedication of runners on both sides.