The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, October 27, 2016


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.

Berning: part-time coach, full-time commitment

Although the conversation took place four years ago, Emerson men's volleyball assistant coach Ryan Berning said he remembers it well—then-new head coach Ben Read told him, “If ever an opportunity opens up I’d love to have you help out.”


Making his 'Mark' in the GNAC

Just four games into his rookie campaign with Emerson’s men’s volleyball team, freshman outside hitter Mark Piorkowski is already commanding praise and accolades.


Prepared Gray making most of opportunity

From completely lost to completely in control, freshman marketing communication major Geoffrey Gray has come a long way in his first season for the Emerson’s men’s basketball team.

New application opens lane for club sports

Rugby fanatics, hockey stars, and curling enthusiasts: You could soon be wearing purple and gold. An extensive process is underway for groups that seek recognition as an Emerson College club sport by fall 2016.


Horan, Ashby benefiting Lions with outside game

Two 3-point sharp shooters are helping Emerson’s women’s basketball team open up space down low again this year.


Basketball alumnus Goldberg still got game

Feb. 6, 2014 — Nearly two months after upsetting the number one team in the country, the unranked Emerson Lions basketball team was matched up on the road against the third nationally ranked Engineers of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a squad they had lost to just four games earlier.


McGonigle has high hopes for final season

As the men’s volleyball season starts to pick up, senior Brendan McGonigle continues his past tradition of being one of the strongest setters in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.


Forward Geary gains confidence, gets results

From beyond the arc, few shooters have been finer than Emerson men’s basketball forward John Geary this season.

Women’s basketball transitions to four quarters

Emerson women’s basketball games have a different look this season. A new, and unexpected, rule has changed the format to generate better moving, and more entertaining contests.


Just keep scoring: Boyle making waves in NEWMAC

A freshman who aspires to create in the animation studio has spent her first year at Emerson College carving out a prominent scoring role on the women’s basketball team.


Alumna excels both in the dugout and development

It didn’t take long for former softball player Tatiana Motevalli-Oliner ‘14 to launch her career in college athletics development. Like most Emerson students, she was involved in her passion long before she received her diploma.