Springfield College went to the NCAA Division 3 Tournament last year and was ranked number one in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, so Saturday, Sept. 28 was an inopportune time for Emerson women’s volleyball head coach Ben Read to be absent from the match.
Women’s soccer head coach David Suvak said sophomore Alyssa Giannone’s goal was the best he’s seen at Emerson since he began coaching the team in 2010 — not least because it gave Emerson its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference win in program history.
Ali Dokus, a junior writing, literature, and publishing major from Littleton, Mass., secured her first collegiate win and helped Emerson finish second as a team, coming in with a time of 20 minutes and 35 seconds, a full 11 seconds ahead of the next-closest runner.
Sue Sookiasian took over the Emerson College women’s tennis program on Sept. 11 following the Lions’ home loss against Roger Williams University. The newest addition to the Emerson athletic department sat down for a formal interview with the Beacon on Sept. 25.
It wasn’t the result the Emerson men’s soccer team was hoping for out of its first ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference match, but the Lions faced a tall task against the reigning NEWMAC champions from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday at Rotch Field.
The women’s soccer team fell 2-0 against Wellesley College in the program’s first ever conference match as part of the NEWMAC, but the final result didn’t fully reflect the run of play in an evenly played defeat at Rotch Field.
After a two-week undertaking that started this June and extended into July, Emerson College’s Fitness Center — located in basement of the Little Building has an all-new look, which includes an updated layout, freshly painted purple and gold walls, and improved equipment.
Emerson freshman Molly Caron sang the national anthem at the New England Patriots home game this past Sunday, but the long road to what she called an unforgettable experience traces back to another memorable moment at Gillette Stadium nearly a year ago.
Like many other teams this year, the Emerson women’s soccer team boasts a trove of young talent with 11 freshmen. Coach David Suvak, who was recently promoted to full time, said his team will be challenged year, but he was happy with the way his young team has progressed.
With seven freshmen and six sophomores, youth has taken over women’s volleyball coach Ben Read’s 18-player roster. The infusion of talent over Read’s first two recruiting classes has helped the third-year coach continue a winning tradition in one of Emerson’s most competitive sports.
Most Emersonians already have a tough time balancing their schedule, but student-athletes have even more commitments than a regular student, making college life a challenge.
The changes, all made in an effort to capture Nance’s desired theme of “14 varsity sports, 1 team,” are a direct result of funding from the Athletics Working Group.
As a doubles tennis pairing, Savannah Mosser and Lacey Russell have racked up 37 wins and only 2 losses, but Emerson’s standout seniors have equally impressive singles records.
For the first time in the school’s history, Emerson College has hired full-time head coaches exclusively for the women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse teams, promoting David Suvak and Dan Gold from their part-time positions. The athletic department announced the decision via press release on August 12.
Over 15 months after the resignation of former Athletic Director Kristin Parnell, Emerson has hired Alden & Associates to conduct a national search for a permanent AD. Former Associate Athletic Director Stanford Nance has been serving as interim AD since Parnell's departure.