The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 24, 2016

Women’s lacrosse eager to outperform expectations

The Emerson women’s lacrosse team finished off last year with a 3-5 record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, and 8-6 overall, missing the conference playoffs by one seed. According to second year head coach Kat Egizi, they can and want to improve.


Coach V, new staff hope to bring more W's

Following a disappointing 2-27 season in 2015, Emerson’s baseball team is determined to turn things around with a completely new coaching staff. Nick Vennochi, a 2011 graduate and former captain at the college, and his staff begin their first season at the helm.


Wiley achieves Emerson's first 1,000 kill career

The Emerson athletic administration needs to raise a new banner in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

Men’s lacrosse preview: confident and optimistic

The Emerson men’s lacrosse team is coming off of a tough 5-11 season, but according to players, the Lions are ready for the tasks ahead in the new year.


In birthplace of basketball, Lions capture playoff win

Thirteen ties and nine lead changes made for a back-and-forth competition between no. 4 Springfield College and no. 5 Emerson in the quarterfinal of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament.


Volleyball player using SAAC as vessel for education

Walking into the athletic department, it’s hard not to notice a paper sign with a headshot of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The sign urges students to be more proactive about recycling, using Trump’s glowing comments about Emerson—calling it a “very important, great college” at a Las Vegas rally—as a motivator.


Lions softball hoping to chart course to playoffs

As spring looms and practices move from indoor to outdoor, the Emerson softball team is encouraged with the way it’s implemented the necessary changes to build off of last season’s successes.


Women’s soccer championship recognized in style

Emerson’s women's soccer team celebrated on Wednesday night a characteristic that players agreed personified their team and led to the college’s first Eastern College Athletic Conference championship win: grit.

Student-athlete advisory committee boosting support

Under new leadership, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council has increased their visibility, hosting multiple events to boost the department’s profile in the past two weeks.


Senior Duffy providing spark off Lions bench

Senior Sean Duffy laced up for his final regular season home game at Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym in the men’s basketball senior night against Massachusetts Institute of Technology yesterday. The senior posted 12 points and six rebounds in a 67–49 loss to the Engineers.

Emerson studios become home to NEWMAC News

Emerson College isn’t exactly known for its athletic teams. But while the school is more well known for its programs in communications and the arts, the community has a stronger sports fan base than meets the eye.


Men's volleyball adds six-footer to front lines

Although Thailand native Win Kittivatcharapong didn’t step on American soil until this past August, the freshman said playing for the Emerson volleyball team has made his transition smoother.

Expanded open gym times arrive for all students

For those with the itch to take to the hardwood floor and test out their shot on the same sacred ground Stephen Curry pranced on in December, there’s good news from the athletics department: Expanded open gym times are on the horizon.


NEWMAC Notebook: teams push for playoff spots

Sitting in the middle of the pack with the final month of the regular season underway, both Emerson’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be left biting their nails as results stream in from across the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference over the next two weeks.


Psychologist gives student-athletes a new perspective

Nationally recognized sport psychologist Dr. Joel Fish spoke to Emerson student-athletes, coaches, and administrators last week about the mental difficulties of competition and how to succeed under pressure.