The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, December 15, 2017

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Lions believe healthy squad can end NEWMAC winless streak

The common theme of last year for the Lions, who finished 5-13 overall, was injuries. But through the first three games of their current season Emerson has stayed healthy, remaining sprain, tear, and fracture free.

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V-BALL: Women hope for NCAA tourney berth

Emerson’s women’s volleyball team has been working on strategies to come out on top more consistently at the end of matches.

New year, new style: Swoosh comes to sports

As part of its ongoing rebranding effort, the Emerson athletics department has many of the school’s varsity programs sporting new Nike uniforms.

CASE in point: A message on cheating

Students, coaches, and entire institutions are inevitably going to cheat.

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Fall Preview: Women’s Clubs set up for contending seasons

It’s time for Lions fans to think about brisk fall nights of soccer at Rotch Playground and Field and climate-controlled volleyball inside the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

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Year in review: Mixed results for Lions

As Emerson finishes up its third year in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, some programs are starting to break ground, while others are still looking for their first conference win. This piece highlights the accomplishments of certain squads, ranging from a postseason tournament championship crowning of the women's soccer team, to the college's first NEWMAC playoff victory in men's basketball.

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Scoring helping women's lax towards their goals

Oftentimes, in elementary school classrooms, teachers set up reward systems for their students. Did your homework today? Gold star sticker for you. For Emerson’s women’s lacrosse team, there’s a dot board, designed to push players to reach attainable goals in each game. The ultimate reward? A trophy at season’s end.

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Corey in command for Lions' rotation

In the midst of her senior year on the diamond, Emerson softball pitcher Samantha Corey proves why the name on the front of your jersey means a whole lot more that the one on the back.

Men’s tennis starts strong, falters early in NEWMAC

Though Emerson’s men’s tennis team has dropped four consecutive matches, it’s already exceeded expectations after starting the season 5-0, according to first-year head coach Daniel Munsey.

Raiders deal Lions straight set playoff loss

In the end, Emerson’s men’s volleyball team didn’t take a single set against Rivier University in nine tries this season. But on Tuesday night in Nashua, New Hampshire, the Lions gave the Raiders a game in what was predominantly a seesaw battle throughout.

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Laird leading strong Lions baseball community effort

Junior pitcher Cal Laird has shined both on and off the field for Emerson’s baseball team, as his contributions to the community have brought his teammates together.

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Carney’s calendar stuffed with softball and more

Shelby Carney is no stranger to stepping up and taking control. Not only has the junior softball outfielder been garnering praise for her on-field leadership, but her off-the-field dedication is just as impressive, according to her teammates.

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Cohen contributing whenever, wherever she can

It’s been a rough year for Gabi Cohen. Between a fractured pelvis and torn ligaments, her progress on the lacrosse field has been stunted by injury. But Cohen, on the sidelines with her team every step of the way, still managed to win last year’s athletics’ community service award.

Emerson plans full court press for DIII Week

Division III athletes don’t get scholarships for performance on the field. They’re rarely found on television, and they almost never go pro.

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Men's volleyball finagles final playoff spot

With two games remaining in its regular season schedule, Emerson’s men’s volleyball team has already punched a ticket into the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship tournament.