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Chris Eyer

Sports Editor, Business Manager

Chris Eyer is the sports editor for The Berkeley Beacon, and manages the business side of the newspaper.

He has served many roles throughout his short life, whether it’s working as a teller at a local bank, playing rugby, or interning at MIT Press.

Chris studies writing, literature, and publishing and plans to graduate in the fall 2012 with a BFA. He enjoys writing bizarre fiction stories about weak-minded protagonists, and when he has free time likes to rock out to all types of metal, including, death, black, and folk.

Eyer can be reached at


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"D"-finitive statement

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinal was the second meeting of the year between the two teams, as Emerson defeated Mount Ida 15-8 in its season opener. Kayla Dowd powered the offense with a season-high five goals, but it was the airtight defense that ultimately led the Lions to victory.

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Bats out of hell — softball piles it on against Anna Maria

Magistro got a hold of a pitch from the AmCats’ Melissa Stedman and sent it shooting between two outfielders until it dropped near the wall at deep left center. The sophomore galloped around the bases and made it to home in plenty of time. The two-run homer was part of a 10-run inning for Emerson, who would go on to trounce Anna Maria yet again, this time by a score of 16-0.

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Undermanned men’s lacrosse continues to slide

Saint Joseph’s arrived in a blue and white swarm. The Monks rotated in 24 players throughout the course of the game, even using all three of their goalies. Conversely, Emerson played with a roster of only 15.

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An assassin's touch

On a team filled with skilled upperclassmen, Phillips took the lead. The attacker led Emerson with 58 goals and added 10 assists during the 2011 season, finishing with 68 total points overall. Now in her sophomore year, Phillips has not let up — she put in 21 goals in Emerson’s first four games as the Lions kicked off the season 3-0 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

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Men’s tennis foiled by defending GNAC champs

Emerson sported an almost completely different lineup from the 2011 contest, but still could not take the extra step needed to top the Rams, as the team fell 7-2. The last time the Lions beat Suffolk was during a regular season match in March 2009.

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Volleyball derailed by Wentworth

The Lions were hurt at times by miscommunication. A serve from Wentworth went right through the middle of the court uncontested — other times Emerson was out of position and the Leopards were able to take advantage.

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Women’s lacrosse starts off season in dominant fashion

In the second half, Emerson only committed seven penalties, compared to the Mustangs’ 13. Junior goalie Emily Saeger said it was the defense’s self-control — as they focused on snatching the ball instead of attacking Mount Ida’s players — that gave Emerson the better chance to win.

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Freshman earns GNAC award

Eli Kell-Abrams said that one of the high points of his first season with Emerson men’s basketball was getting the call from head coach Jim O’Brien informing him the team they had made the playoffs. Last night, the freshman point guard received even more good news  — Kell-Abrams was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

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After last year’s early exit, softball aims for a title

As with last season, the Lions have a roster filled with both talent and experience. Four returning players were named to the All-Conference team last year, and pitcher Alex Magistro surrendered the fewest runs in the conference. Tuthill and Peiguss have both played in GNAC Championship games.

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Top-ranked Albertus knocks Lions out of playoffs

After taking two very different roads into the postseason, the teams clashed once again in the GNAC quarterfinals. The eighth-seeded Lions were looking to pull off the huge upset, but when the final buzzer rang, their season had ended with a 82-58 loss.

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Lasell professor named new men's tennis coach

The women’s team went to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship with no head coach. Now, with less than a month to go before the men’s team’s first match, the Lions have found their new man. Gavin Barton, a Boston University graduate with a masters in counseling/sports psychology, was named the new coach of the men’s tennis team after the position went unfilled for five months.

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Men’s volleyball toughs it out against top teams

Faced with stiff opposition early in the season, the Lions have gone 1-5 since their first two games...Of the opponents Emerson has faced so far, five are considered to be top teams in their conferences.

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Emerson hockey remains winless in Boylston Cup

Though the Boylston Cup was played on neutral ice, the Emerson College hockey team had the clear home team advantage. Cheers of “Berklee sucks!” rang in the air as over 80 Lions fans made the trip to Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena to show their support. Across the way, the smattering of Berklee College of Music students numbered a little more than 10.

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Former Ram shows versatility on basketball court

Norton is a person for whom multiple roles come naturally. On the basketball court, she has played at both point and shooting guard, as both a starter and a sixth player off the bench.

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Men's volleyball focused, prepared for new season

Read said he feels the team could not only make the GNAC tournament, but earn a first-round home game.

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New players jumble men's basketball rotation

Now, over halfway through the Lions’ first campaign under O’Brien’s coaching system, new additions to the roster have jumbled things even more...Emerson’s starting lineup has seen multiple incarnations, with 10 of the team’s 16 players having started at least one game.

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Rally not enough, Lions losing streak extends to eight

Going into halftime trailing the visiting Lasell Lasers 51-30, the Emerson men’s basketball players had their work cut out for them.

Bienvenidos a Emerson College, #ProfOchoCinco?

Professor David Gerzof Richard’s Social Media and Marketing class has attempted to bring the prolific wide receiver to Emerson to talk about his use of Twitter.

When ’12 season begins, volleyball to be down six

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Lions triumphant in Nestel’s return against Mustangs

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Coaching, admin changes highlight athletics’ summer

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Startup group looks to go beyond the playing field

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Reserves dominate doubleheader as starters rest

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Third inning turns into nine-run nightmare for Lions

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Against conference foe, Lions nab eighth win in a row

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Southern Vermont bests Lions in error-filled battle

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On the road again. And again. And again. And again.

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Defensive pressure, aggresive shooting propel Lions

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Back in Boston area, Swarttz finds his stride

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