The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, May 1, 2016

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Cross country rushing to the finish line in last race

As the cold sets in and the fall athletic season comes to a close, cross country is sprinting towards the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship, the last meet of their season.

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Freshmen look to transition to collegiate court

Emerson’s men’s basketball has a packed team as four new recruits join 10 seniors and five others for the 2015-16 season.

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Guerra adds points and personality in first season

At 6-foot-1, Kelley Guerra rises above much of her competition on the court. In her first season on Emerson’s women’s volleyball team, she’s also risen high up the team’s statistical leaderboard.

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Sheppard sets his sights on snowboarding squad

As the threat of snow and icy cold looms over the heads of most students, a group of Emerson snowboarders is not only looking forward to hitting the slopes, but also gearing up for the potential of becoming a recognized club program.

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Athletic department transforms fans into followers

The Emerson College athletic department has been ramping up its online activity this year to engage with its fans.

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Giannone giving her all in her last games

Alyssa Giannone has played soccer since age five, and as her final season comes to a close, a second place ranking for assists in New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference comes with it.

Cross country teammates run Tufts 10K

Savannah Hubbard and Stacey Kelleher run 5K races for the women’s cross country team throughout the fall, and both decided to double that distance halfway through their season.

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Serving support, volleyball fundraises for Dig Pink

The women’s volleyball team will be holding their fourth annual “Dig Pink” match Thursday against Lasell College in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The women will be sporting both pink warmup t-shirts and socks for the event.

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Trainers create comfortable atmosphere for athletes

The circumstances that lead many to visit Mandy Nicoles and her Emerson athletic training staff aren’t always the brightest, but athletes at the college say they are thankful for the resources and instruction provided when injuries occur.

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Knight shines in the offensive spotlight

For men’s soccer player Dan Knight, earning a starting role this year was a no-brainer. As a senior, the three-year substitute was one of the most experienced athletes on the team heading into the season. He expected to be on the pitch at the start of every match of 2015.

O'Connor shows leadership on and off the course

Cross country began for Mike O’Connor as a backup plan. Now, he’s the captain of Emerson’s men’s team, and participated in his second half-marathon on Sunday.

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Women's volleyball pushing to make the playoffs

As the regular season starts to wind down, the women’s volleyball team finds itself in the middle of a heated playoff chase as the squad tries to snap a three-year drought.

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Emerson Ultimate Frisbee flies into campus

The Emerson College Ultimate Frisbee team is blazing an alternative trail in athletics, one that combines the physicality and dedication of an intramural sports program with a large amount of quirky fun.

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Knee injuries take toll on men’s soccer team’s season

Since before the regular season began in early September, Emerson men’s soccer coach Javier Mejia has not had a full squad. Injuries have piled up, and at one point this year, the team was missing six starters.

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Hockey hopefuls make moves to reestablish sport on campus

A small group of hopeful students are launching an effort to revive ice hockey at Emerson College.