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Emerson strikes gold with new recruit

Goldberg garnered respect from his teammates before the season started, which prompted them to elect him as a captain when practices officially got under way.

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Recruits bolster roster and basketball dreams

Gould said that this year presents a big chance for the team’s leaders to bring the squad to success.

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Emerson's reach brings in basketball recruits

With many of the rookies coming from the Northeast and the greater Boston area in particular, a connection between teammates is not a concern, according to the squad’s youngest members.

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Building careers and passions brick by brick

The film featured about two dozen of the thirty to fifty interviews crew members said they collected during the span of the project.

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Cross country races to the finish line

This year’s success, according to the coach, was because of the depth of talent and dedication of runners on both sides.

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Emerson drops to 2nd after Pink season finale

While Emerson only notched three aces in their first match of the day, they earned victory against Norwich with an amassed 17 aces through three sets.

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Goals galore for Emerson

Lawrence has accepted his role as more of a role model on the team, calling it a natural step up from his prior role as mainly a goal scorer.

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ESPN employs Emerson alumni

Negrete said that ever since he began at the college his interests lied in working in sports media.

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Upset continues GNAC streak

With Monday’s win over Rivier College, the Lions extended their conference regular season game winning streak to 19. The team’s last regular season conference loss was against Simmons on Oct. 28, 2010.

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A game of push and pull

Throughout the second half, the Lasers kept up their physical play by continuing to push the Lions off the ball and pull at their jerseys. Lasell doubled Emerson’s number of fouls, committing eight over the 90 minutes.

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Sweep or be swept, Lions caught in the middle

Between games, Rice said that head coach Ben Read readied the team with information of Wellesley’s strengths.

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From the field to the court

Rice said that she enjoys her spot at middle blocker because it is much more active than what she was used to from softball, where she was a pitcher and first baseman.

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Pelton names members of new athletic review committee

The email listed the fourteen members named to the group, which includes alumni, faculty, and current students. The group will work to assess various aspects of the Emerson Athletics Department, Pelton said. The committee, according to Pelton’s email, will focus not only on Emerson athletics, but also on intercollegiate athletics and fitness programs.

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Branching Out

Two former Emerson men’s basketball players, Dan Bisaccio and Alex Yoh, accepted positions as graduate assistants with the women’s basketball team at Marquette University, said Emerson Head Coach Jim O’Brien.

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Five-run first ends baseball's playoffs

In several situations this season, the Emerson baseball team has found itself playing from behind.

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Catch me if you can

Lopes’ passion for the game is evident in how he takes to the field every inning, sprinting out to his spot behind home plate, often before the opposing team’s players have even reached the dugout. He can often be seen pacing back and forth, conversing with the players at the top of the batting order when he’s in the Lions’ dugout.

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A little bit Moore

After choosing Emerson in winter 2010 to pursue her MFA in creative writing, 25-year-old Moore took the position of women’s lacrosse coach last fall.

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Baseball not so glove-ly

Sloppy play by Emerson in both games of the doubleheader against Anna Maria put the Lions down early and gave the AmCats the 5-4 and 7-4 wins. The Lions had difficulty finding its rhythm early on, and constantly played from behind.

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Arms Race

Kelsey Tuthill and Alex Magistro torment opposing batters on a regular basis. The senior and sophomore have amassed 33 wins over the last two seasons for Emerson’s softball team, but their pitching methods not only differ in style — they sound different, too.

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Bats come alive late

Hitting would dictate the Lions’ play throughout the day. After outhitting Southern Vermont 8-6 in the opening game, Emerson went hitless in six of seven innings as they fell 2-1 to the Mountaineers in the second matchup of the doubleheader.

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Numbers swell as baseball prepares for Florida trip

Shortstop Ryan Garber and catcher Geoff Lopes, two of the team’s senior captains, also have high hopes for the season. The extra pitchers, they believe, will be key in carrying Emerson into the season.

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Men's basketball rallies past cross-Common rival

A slow start and failure to convert put the Emerson men’s basketball team down early against the visiting Rams. The Lions took to the court in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on edge, missing three of their first four shots from beyond the arc in the first half and prompting head coach Jim O’Brien to call for his team to settle down. An offensive breakthrough in the second half, however, allowed the Lions to take the lead and secure a 74-64 victory.

Senior leads by example during breakout season

In his final season with Emerson’s men’s basketball team, Firn has taken responsibility and become the team’s most prolific scorer. The senior forward has had a breakthrough year, with 257 points in 18 games. For the past three years, he averaged fewer than 10 points per game under former head coach Hank Smith and was third on the team in scoring last season. This year, he is averaging 14.4 points per game.

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Losing streak slides to 11 for men’s basketball

The Lions, who shot 28 percent from the field in the first half, have lost six of their previous eight games by 10 or fewer points. Their record stands at 1-16, putting them at the bottom of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

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No aim to stop or Stahl

When Catey Stahl first started playing hockey at age 12, she did not consider herself a hockey girl.

Men’s basketball still winless after lopsided loss to MIT

When the Emerson men’s basketball team took the court at the Bobbi Brown and Steven-Plofker Gym Tuesday night, it was still looking for its first win.

Freshman’s tally pushes women’s soccer past Ida

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