The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, November 29, 2015


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.


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.


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.


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.


Athletic department aims to attract attendees

Since the beginning of the fall 2015 sports season, the Emerson athletic department has given away T-shirts, tumbler cups, and bleacher cushions to those who attend home games.


Cross country runner swifts into second at invitational

Emerson cross country runner Chelsea Swift has seen it all. She’s experienced the ups and downs of running, the grueling practices, and restricting schedules.

New tennis coach brings experience from Italy to Emerson

For Paola Cigui, tennis has always been a part of her life, from playing on a professional level in Italy to playing Division II at Columbus State University and being ranked number one in the country for a few weeks.

Emerson gains former Division I talent Dezenzo

Which is harder: Graduating from college in three years with two degrees or getting the NCAA to let you play Division III soccer? For Alexandra Dezenzo, it was the latter.


Lions hire alum as new baseball head coach

After former head coach Dave Hanley stepped down in early May, the baseball team found his replacement just a month later in June when the athletic department hired former independent league player Jerod Edmondson.


Ashby adds another sport to her agenda

Eastin Ashby felt that running around a 94-foot-long basketball court for 40 minutes wasn’t enough for her, so she decided to take on an additional 3.1 miles for her preseason.


Preparing for the NEWMAC in the Netherlands

For the first time in Emerson women’s soccer team history, a preseason trip was added to the schedule. The team traveled to the Netherlands to advance their knowledge of and skills in the game.


Old jerseys, new faces: Two Lions participate in the Oldtime Baseball Game

Donning throwback uniforms and playing in an exhibition baseball game for charity had been on senior Jim Cain’s bucket list for as long as he could remember. On Aug. 27, he was finally able to cross it off.

Baseball team finds new coach in former pro

Former independent league player Jerod Edmondson will take over as Emerson baseball’s head coach, according to a post on the team’s Facebook page, announced in late June.

Athletic department launches new website

The Emerson athletic department will be unveiling an updated and redesigned website on July 1, according to a press release.