The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Tennis' first full-time coach plans to stick around

“Another year, another coach” seems to be the theme for Emerson’s men’s and women’s tennis teams, which have each had four and five leaders since 2013, respectively. The latest is Daniel Munsey, who said he hopes to break that streak.

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Softball in the Sunshine State: Lions lead off year

Playing 10 games in seven days of 80-degree, nothing but sunshine weather, it was all balls, bats, and bases for the Emerson softball team, who got a sampling of their squad’s talent in its annual trip to Florida.

Lions aim to focus on fundamentals

It’s difficult to imagine the Red Sox playing a home game at Yankee Stadium. Away from the comfort of Fenway Park, with unfriendly fans in the stands, the Sox wouldn’t be expected to thrive.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.