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Nate Rollins

Beacon Correspondent

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Sara Rutan: Volleyball star returns as coach

Letourneau said Rutan’s instincts, devotion, and drive to win made her one of the better players he saw come through the Lions’ program.

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Corey in command for Lions' rotation

In the midst of her senior year on the diamond, Emerson softball pitcher Samantha Corey proves why the name on the front of your jersey means a whole lot more that the one on the back.

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Carney’s calendar stuffed with softball and more

Shelby Carney is no stranger to stepping up and taking control. Not only has the junior softball outfielder been garnering praise for her on-field leadership, but her off-the-field dedication is just as impressive, according to her teammates.

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Tennis' first full-time coach plans to stick around

“Another year, another coach” seems to be the theme for Emerson’s men’s and women’s tennis teams, which have each had four and five leaders since 2013, respectively. The latest is Daniel Munsey, who said he hopes to break that streak.

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Lions softball hoping to chart course to playoffs

As spring looms and practices move from indoor to outdoor, the Emerson softball team is encouraged with the way it’s implemented the necessary changes to build off of last season’s successes.

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Prepared Gray making most of opportunity

From completely lost to completely in control, freshman marketing communication major Geoffrey Gray has come a long way in his first season for the Emerson’s men’s basketball team.

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Forward Geary gains confidence, gets results

From beyond the arc, few shooters have been finer than Emerson men’s basketball forward John Geary this season.

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Men's basketball looks to emphasize experience on court

With 10 seniors on the roster, Emerson’s men’s basketball team plans to use their familiarity and experience on the court to their advantage this season.

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Women's basketball sees strength in small size

Despite a tournament berth last season, the Emerson women’s basketball team will have a completely new offense once they hit the court and begin the year.

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Athletic department transforms fans into followers

The Emerson College athletic department has been ramping up its online activity this year to engage with its fans.

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Women's volleyball pushing to make the playoffs

As the regular season starts to wind down, the women’s volleyball team finds itself in the middle of a heated playoff chase as the squad tries to snap a three-year drought.

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Women’s soccer aims to get back in the game

After starting the season 6-0, Emerson’s women’s soccer team is looking to get back on track in conference play.

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Bowers’ blocks best in the NEWMAC

In the midst of what is his final season on the turf, Emerson goalie Carter Bowers is working on leaving a legacy for his team.

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Cohen crushes top NEWMAC rankings

In high school, Fara Cohen was a competitive swimmer and had never thought of playing volleyball until a friend talked her into attending a 7:00 p.m. practice. From there, Cohen said she fell in love with the game.