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Musician at Berklee, athlete at Emerson

Max is a student-athlete who, due to Emerson’s association with the Professional Arts Consortium, can play for one of Emerson’s athletic teams despite his Berklee enrollment.

Softball hopes pitching staff provides boost

Softball head coach Phil McElroy said his team needs strong pitching this season to round out an otherwise solid team and compete in the NEWMAC after finishing with a losing record in the past three seasons.

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Men's volleyball says 'Aloha' to Emerson

Life is quieter in the home of Garcia and his men’s volleyball teammate, Stig Regan. Both are from Hawaii—over 5,000 miles away.

Gym flooding, snow wreak havoc on volleyball schedule

Prior to its straight-set loss Tuesday against MIT, Emerson’s men’s volleyball team hadn’t seen in-game action for one week due to flooding in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym and last Thursday’s snowstorm.

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Volleyball to meet Lasell in first conference match

The Lions play their first match within the GNAC on Thursday against Lasell, which is 14-1 overall. Lasell is currently ranked #15 in the nation.

Men's Volleyball: Lions start season with convincing wins

The men’s volleyball team is off to a hot start after defeating Pine Manor and Newbury College to begin the season.

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Men's volleyball handles Pine Manor in opener

Emerson's men's volleyball team swept Pine Manor in the Lion's season opener Saturday.

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With loss of seniors, Regan and Rusk will be crucial

Emerson’s men’s volleyball head coach Ben Read said the youth on his team leaves room for progress this year and beyond as the Lions gear up for their 2017 regular season.

Females find acceptance on frisbee field

USA Ultimate typically splits the collegiate level into women’s and men’s divisions, but the sport is still new to the Emerson community. Now that the Skunks are working with a co-ed roster, Worth said they are considered an “open” team.

Augustine breaks school record

There is a spot in the top left corner of the volleyball court that women’s volleyball senior captain Jules Augustine said she loves to hit. She has hit it for four years now, to the tune of 1,025 kills, good for the most in team history.

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Harton dives to thousand-dig mark

Sam Harton recorded her 1,000th dig for the Lions against Springfield College on Sept. 24.

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Colombini on the crusade to improve men’s lacrosse

"He came prepared,” Ulrich said. “He came here to build a program.”