The Berkeley Beacon

Hannah Miller

Sports Editor

Hannah Miller is the sports editor of The Berkeley Beacon. She is a sophomore journalism major with a minor in marketing communication.

From Tyringham, Massachusetts, she had an internship with the sports section of The Berkshire Record the winter season of 2013. She was a three-sport athlete in high school and has made sports a huge part of her life and hopes to continue that upon graduating from Emerson.

She has contributed solely to the sports section of the Beacon, reporting on the women’s soccer team’s trip to the Netherlands, Emerson alumni and now NASCAR pit road reporter Mike Massaro, and the new athletics website. 

Miller can be reached at


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Department displays new style to fans with website

The Emerson College athletic department is going deep into its rebranding efforts. Its newest addition — an online store where Lions supporters can purchase gear ranging from customizable sweatshirts to stadium chairs.

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Giannone giving her all in her last games

Alyssa Giannone has played soccer since age five, and as her final season comes to a close, a second place ranking for assists in New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference comes with it.

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From the grandstand to pit road

For many, the thrill of attending a NASCAR race is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The roar of the engines, the waving of the black and white checkered flag, and the brightly colored fire suits are only images seen on the TV screen. For Mike Massaro, these visions are seen daily while on the job.

New tennis coach brings experience from Italy to Emerson

For Paola Cigui, tennis has always been a part of her life, from playing on a professional level in Italy to playing Division II at Columbus State University and being ranked number one in the country for a few weeks.

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Preparing for the NEWMAC in the Netherlands

For the first time in Emerson women’s soccer team history, a preseason trip was added to the schedule. The team traveled to the Netherlands to advance their knowledge of and skills in the game.

Athletic department launches new website

The Emerson athletic department will be unveiling an updated and redesigned website on July 1, according to a press release.

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Hit her with your best shot: Junior leads NEWMAC in hit-by-pitch stat

Junior captain Courtney Fee leads the NEWMAC in being plunked—it's resulted in the second baseman scoring three runs for her team.

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Softball’s sole senior captains with confidence and passion

Annie Jenkins, a captain and outfielder on the softball team, is in the unusual position of being the only senior on the roster. She wasn’t the only one of her class to begin playing as a freshman, but as the other players dropped off to do other things at Emerson, Jenkins stuck with what she knew would make her happy.

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Kanaris keeps it lights out for Lions lax

Victoria Kanaris, a junior captain and goalie on the women’s lacrosse team, holds a unique honor at Emerson: She’s the only player on any team at the college, men’s or women’s, to be named to the first team all-conference in two different conferences.

Men's lax recruits and reboots

There is little room for the Emerson men’s lacrosse team to go but up. Last spring, the Lions ended with a conference record of 0-6 and an overall record of 1-12.

Lions reflect on fruitful season

With the regular season coming to a close, members of Emerson’s women’s basketball team said they are proud of what they've accomplished so far. The team has an overall record of 11-13 and a conference record of 5-10.

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Delzo daunts and dazzles on defense

Junior Janissa Delzo has played in every game since her freshman year, and since her sophomore year, she’s started every game but one. This year, she has emerged not only as a leader, but also as the team’s best defender.