The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Wiley's ways: junior hitter kills the competition

Junior Jackson Wiley’s dominant offensive performance leads not only the Emerson men’s volleyball team this year, but also his conference, which includes nationally-ranked schools.

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Men’s and women’s ball both ousted in first round

Both the men's and women's basketball teams lost in the first round of the NEWMAC playoffs on Feb. 25.

Lions reflect on fruitful season

With the regular season coming to a close, members of Emerson’s women’s basketball team said they are proud of what they've accomplished so far. The team has an overall record of 11-13 and a conference record of 5-10.

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Men’s basketball close to playoff berth

Headed into what could be the last few days of its season, Emerson’s men’s basketball team, currently 4-9 in conference play, needs to win its last game to make the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Playoffs.

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Despite injury, Macy Day parades on

After an ACL injury on Jan. 5 during basketball practice, Macy Day’s senior basketball and lacrosse seasons prematurely ended.

New option for sports minor brings optimism

The recently introduced Individually Designed Major program, designed in part for undergraduates to create a sports communication minor, is drawing optimism from sports-minded professors and student-athletes alike for the future of a better developed sports culture at Emerson.

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Lady Lions looking for a proper sendoff

When it comes to discussing the annals of women’s basketball at Emerson, head coach Bill Gould, now in his eighth year, said he would rather let the past be the past.

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Playoff push imminent for men's ball

After posting a 3-3 conference record through Jan. 24, the men’s basketball team lost four consecutive games to New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opponents, putting their postseason hopes in jeopardy. But on Feb. 11, it snapped its losing streak with a 68-55 win over the Coast Guard Academy.

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Volleyball confident with midseason form

Boston’s recent snowstorms have canceled one men’s volleyball game and several practices, but according to head coach Ben Read, the team is using this time off to their advantage by resting up.

Coach Scarpaci leaves lasting legacy

Jared Scarpaci is Emerson’s longest-serving head coach and has left a lasting legacy in charge of one of the school’s most successful programs.

Late Lions adapt to new level of play

Though they are playing different sports, these two athletes are both facing similar challenges as latecomers. But their teammates and coaches say they are adjusting well.

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Students celebrate Patriots victory

Emerson students celebrated the New England Patriots’ 2015 Super Bowl win on Sunday night when they joined fans on Boston Common and again on Wednesday as a parade passed the college.

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Pinckney rebounds from ineligibility

Austin Pinckney, a 6-foot-6 forward for Emerson’s men’s basketball team, was ruled academically ineligible last season.

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Delzo daunts and dazzles on defense

Junior Janissa Delzo has played in every game since her freshman year, and since her sophomore year, she’s started every game but one. This year, she has emerged not only as a leader, but also as the team’s best defender.

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Ex-NBA player shares tale of redemption

Former NBA player Chris Herren came to speak to student athletes at Emerson on Jan. 22.