The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Running and woodworking for a cause

Youmell’s fundraising strategy skills are front and center as he raises money to run on behalf of Massachusetts General Hospital’s pediatric cancer team in this year’s Boston Marathon.

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Pickup games get a promotion

Emerson’s first club sport to receive approval since the launch of a new application process is laying plans for its official debut this fall.

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Freshman tosses two-hitter in first college start

Emerson pitcher Sam Knox hopes to be calling out the names and numbers of Red Sox players some day over the public address system. But for now, head coach Nick Vennochi is calling Knox’s number on the ballfield, and getting results.

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Men's Tennis Preview: Lions plan to remain confident but humble

Members of the men’s tennis team are hoping that an epic rap battle will take place at the end of its season—one between senior co-captain Josh Freud and head coach Dan Munsey.

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Gym returns from extended spring break

Emerson’s Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym reopened on Monday after it was closed for over a month due to minor flooding.

Softball hopes pitching staff provides boost

Softball head coach Phil McElroy said his team needs strong pitching this season to round out an otherwise solid team and compete in the NEWMAC after finishing with a losing record in the past three seasons.

Baseball looks to build on strong spring start

Emerson baseball started the season off strong in Florida last week, leaving 7-2, already beating last year’s record by three wins.

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VPR working with student-athlete council

Melanie Matson, Emerson’s director of Violence Prevention and Response, will speak at the NEWMAC conference-wide Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meeting this spring, showcasing the work her office has completed with Lions athletes over the past year.

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Lions hope to start smooth in Rocky Mountains

The Emerson women’s lacrosse team is heading to Colorado over spring break to prepare for another playoff-bound season.

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First step for new coach: Win the nonconference games

Colombini said the first focus is on being competitive in nonconference games consistently—the Lions lost two overtime matches against Becker and Wheelock, but dropped four of their seven nonconference matches by ten or more.

Pizza and process: Council strives for higher attendance

Emerson’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council used an old classic—pizza—to attract fans for a January basketball doubleheader. But the pies weren’t the only draw.

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Athletics shuts down gym to dry floor

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym was completely shut down Monday until at least the end of next week, athletics’ director of media relations Matt Ulrich said Wednesday.

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Men's volleyball says 'Aloha' to Emerson

Life is quieter in the home of Garcia and his men’s volleyball teammate, Stig Regan. Both are from Hawaii—over 5,000 miles away.