The Berkeley Beacon

Katie Hill

Beacon Correspondent

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McGonigle has high hopes for final season

As the men’s volleyball season starts to pick up, senior Brendan McGonigle continues his past tradition of being one of the strongest setters in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

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Alumna excels both in the dugout and development

It didn’t take long for former softball player Tatiana Motevalli-Oliner ‘14 to launch her career in college athletics development. Like most Emerson students, she was involved in her passion long before she received her diploma.

Cross country coach looks to create more training options

Now that the 2015 cross country season is over, runners face nine months without a structured program to participate in. With no other team offseason options offered, they will have to wait until next September to begin training again.

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Runners choose between championships and Quidditch

Emerson student athletes are often faced with time conflicts between their sport and the other activities they participate in. Sophomore Martha Connolly, junior Mike O’Connor, and senior Kieran Collier, all cross country runners who also play Quidditch, have had to deal with the multiple conflicts that have arisen between the two.

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Cross country rushing to the finish line in last race

As the cold sets in and the fall athletic season comes to a close, cross country is sprinting towards the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship, the last meet of their season.

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Sheppard sets his sights on snowboarding squad

As the threat of snow and icy cold looms over the heads of most students, a group of Emerson snowboarders is not only looking forward to hitting the slopes, but also gearing up for the potential of becoming a recognized club program.

Cross country teammates run Tufts 10K

Savannah Hubbard and Stacey Kelleher run 5K races for the women’s cross country team throughout the fall, and both decided to double that distance halfway through their season.

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Emerson Ultimate Frisbee flies into campus

The Emerson College Ultimate Frisbee team is blazing an alternative trail in athletics, one that combines the physicality and dedication of an intramural sports program with a large amount of quirky fun.

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Barrett coaches at youth basketball clinic in Anguilla

Emerson men’s basketball associate head coach Jack Barrett accompanied Bridgewater State University head basketball coach Joe Farroba to his annual camp in Anguilla this past August.

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Athletic department goes yard in its sale

Numerous sweatshirts, game-worn jerseys, shorts, and T-shirts, all representing various Emerson sports teams, lined tables and chairs in the Skybox above the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym last week, transforming what is usually a student lounge into a two-day Emerson College sports consignment shop.