From 2009 to 2012, the men’s baseball team had double digit wins in every season, finishing with 15 victories in 2010—its highest number as a varsity team. But since that run of consistency, the Lions have won just five games in the past two seasons combined, and 12th-year head coach David Hanley said their pitching largely to blame.
Students laid on the ground in Boylston Place earlier this month, anxiously waiting as world champion trial biker Thomas Oehler boarded his bike.
Jared Gross is not the most physically imposing volleyball player. At 5-foot-9, he’s easily the shortest player on the Emerson men’s team. Despite that hurdle, the sophomore from Wexford, Pa. managed to finish second in all of Division 3, with 3.25 digs per set.
He graduated Emerson with a film degree in May 2012, and now he’s entering his second year as the head lacrosse coach at Emerson. From player to coach, Dan Gold has quickly climbed the ranks.
The Emerson College men’s baseball team completed its annual spring break trip to Fort Myers, Fla., and returned to Boston with a 2-7 record and a bounce in its step. Emerson’s two victories now equal last year’s win total for the entire season, although both came against Northland College of Wisconsin, which is currently 1-8.
One of the most noteworthy seasons in Emerson College athletic history came to a close Wednesday night in Cambridge as coach Jim O’Brien’s blue collar men’s basketball fell in a competitive game against Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 64-56.
Emerson’s transition into the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference brought with it fresh challenges that were too much to overcome for the other five team sports that have already made the transition. But a scrappy men’s basketball team led by coach Jim O’Brien has overcome the odds this winter, following a December upset of then-No. 1 Amherst College with another monumental week to begin February.
The Emerson men’s basketball team is now fully immersed as a member of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, which is widely regarded as one of the toughest in all of Division 3. WPI is currently the third-ranked team in the country, as rated by D3hoops.com, and in 2012, MIT made it to the NCAA Tournament Final Four.