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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From 2009 to 2012, the men’s baseball team had double digit wins in every season, finishing with 15 victories in 2010—its highest number as a varsity team. But since that run of consistency, the Lions have won just five games in the past two seasons combined, and 12th-year head coach David Hanley said their pitching largely to blame.
The Emerson women’s basketball team has the most players recognized by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference for academic success, the conference announced on Feb. 23.
There is little room for the Emerson men’s lacrosse team to go but up. Last spring, the Lions ended with a conference record of 0-6 and an overall record of 1-12.
About 40 fans showed their Lion pride at the men’s basketball team’s quarterfinal loss to conference rival Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Feb. 25.