Emerson’s teams are seemingly improving in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference with more playoff berths and the school’s first postseason win this winter. A few programs, however, are still looking for their first regular season conference victory—one is men’s tennis.
Emily Quinn knows a thing or two about a campaign.
Sophomore second baseman Neil Perry is playing his first season on Emerson’s baseball team. The journalism major from Middleborough, Massachusetts, currently leads the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in stolen bases and sits among the top five in batting average.
Kallista Leonardos said her choices were slim—the surgery or a future that didn’t include softball.
Combining their off-field skills with their on-field platform, Emerson’s baseball team is joining the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s fight to prevent the disease.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Emerson athletic administration needs to raise a new banner in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.
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.
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.
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.
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.