The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 17, 2017

NEWMAC notes

Football is coming to the NEWMAC in fall 2017.

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Women's lacrosse looks for late season success

With three conference games left on the schedule, the women’s lacrosse team has already matched its conference win total from last season. The Lions are currently 6-4 overall, with a 2-3 record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference—good for the fifth spot in the rankings—but still have their toughest opponents to come.

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Romano rocks it out on Lions offense

When he’s not attending classes, singing, or playing his saxophone, lacrosse player Andrew Romano is leading the conference in goals and helping to usher in a new era for the program.

Preview: Men's volleyball aims for upset in quarterfinals

The Lions will face third-seeded Wentworth Institute of Technology on April 7 in the first round of GNAC playoffs.

Men's volleyball pondering postseason position

With three games left in the men’s volleyball season and a 2 1/2 game lead over Albertus Magnus College for the sixth and final playoff spot, the task is simple: win and they’re in.

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Softball, baseball still feeling snow's impact

As record-breaking winter weather continues to linger in Boston, the baseball and softball teams are coping with the numerous cancellations of their practices and games.

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'Powerhouse' sophomore controls lacrosse’s offense

Meredith Weber is the leading scorer for the Lions, with 27 goals so far this season. She’s coming off a freshman campaign where she started all 15 matches and scored a team-high 48 goals.

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Softball’s sole senior captains with confidence and passion

Annie Jenkins, a captain and outfielder on the softball team, is in the unusual position of being the only senior on the roster. She wasn’t the only one of her class to begin playing as a freshman, but as the other players dropped off to do other things at Emerson, Jenkins stuck with what she knew would make her happy.

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Freshman stabilizes Lions in both aspects of the game

In volleyball, players tend to specialize in offense or defense. Freshman Nick Rusk, however, is a bit of an oddity: He’s second on the team in both kills and digs, which he credits to his beach volleyball experience.

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Back on the court with a different sport

The undermanned volleyball roster stood at just eight players—compared to conference foe Wentworth’s 17—until the addition of two unlikely suspects around spring break.

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Men's lax showing improvement; other NEWMAC notes

In six games this season, the men’s lacrosse team is 3-3 and has already equalled its win total from the last two seasons combined.

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Kanaris keeps it lights out for Lions lax

Victoria Kanaris, a junior captain and goalie on the women’s lacrosse team, holds a unique honor at Emerson: She’s the only player on any team at the college, men’s or women’s, to be named to the first team all-conference in two different conferences.

Softball heads south with youthful roster

Emerson’s softball team is preparing for its annual spring break trip—this year to Clermont, Florida—with a team compiled mostly of young players and just one returning senior.

Women's lax aiming for first NEWMAC playoff appearance

Though Emerson’s women’s lacrosse team failed to qualify for the postseason last year, players are attacking this season with the confidence of making the playoffs, according to head coach Kathryn Egizi.

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New women's lacrosse coach no stranger to the NEWMAC

Kathryn Egizi, Emerson’s new women’s lacrosse coach, will see some familiar faces on April 15—her former team, the Wellesley College Blue. Up until last June, Egizi was one of their assistant coaches.