The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, December 19, 2014

Women’s soccer wins big

The Lady Lions’ soccer team won their first game of the 2014 season on Sept. 9 in an impressive fashion, outscoring Mount Ida by a tally of 9-0.

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Soccer scores big with incoming class, transfers

After a winless first season in New England Women’s and Men’s Conference games, the men’s soccer coach brought in six freshmen to bolster his roster for this year.

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New leaders emerge for women’s volleyball

In just one year, sophomore middle hitter Julianna Augustine saw her role shift from a freshman rookie to a mentor to her younger teammates on the volleyball team.

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Women’s soccer builds upon NEWMAC experience

Despite narrowly losing most games last season, the Emerson women’s soccer team is looking forward to its next season in its new, tougher conference.

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New director looks for big change in first year

After spending the summer reaching out to the campus community, Patricia Nicol said she is optimistic about her inaugural season as athletic director at the Division III level.

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From roommates to rivals, alumni follow hockey dreams

The first person Ian Tasso met on Emerson’s move-in day in September 2007 was fellow freshman Jesse Liebman. “He walked into my room with his hockey bag and goes ‘Hi, I’m Jesse, I play hockey,’” said Tasso with a grin, “and that’s how the legend was born.”

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The Gross product: Sophomore ranks nationally in volleyball stat

Jared Gross is not the most physically imposing volleyball player. At 5-foot-9, he’s easily the shortest player on the Emerson men’s team. Despite that hurdle, the sophomore from Wexford, Pa. managed to finish second in all of Division 3, with 3.25 digs per set.

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Women’s basketball set to welcome deep recruiting class

Taking a step back this after season joining the more competitive New England Women’s and Men’s Conference, women’s basketball head coach Bill Gould has a singular focus heading into next season: competition.

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Swimming with the big fish

On a fall morning of his first semester of freshman year, Zach Dean, a journalism major, was watching ESPN’s polarizing morning debate show First Take, and found himself wanting to present his own opinion.

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Saints bounce Lions in GNAC volleyball quarters

A frustrated Benjamin Read looked on as Ashanti Jackson gathered and leapt head and shoulders above Emerson’s blockers for the last of his 14 kills.

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Off the diamond, softball continues to excel

After the conclusion of their 2013 campaign, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association recognized Emerson’s softball team as the top academic team in the country, beating out 29 other Division 1, 2, and 3 schools with a 3.7 cumulative team GPA.

Very superstitious: Ritualistic freshmen anchor baseball

Emerson’s men’s baseball team (3-12) has secured one more win than they did all of last season through 15 games this season. And they’re doing it with the help of fresh faces, who are using old rituals to ease their way into the collegiate game.

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Hit Parade

Brittany Rochford “loves to hit the ball,” and she’s pretty darn good at it. The senior captain isn’t just one of the best hitters on Emerson’s softball team — she’s one of the best hitters on the Division 3 level.

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Jim O'Brien retires as men's basketball coach after three seasons

After spending three seasons as the head coach of the Emerson men’s basketball team, Jim O’Brien announced his retirement today.

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No-hit wonder: Underclassmen combine for no-hitter

The Lions’ young pitching staff made history when freshman Cal Laird and sophomore Jack Caportorto combined to throw the first no-hitter in school history in a 2-0 win.