Congratulations to the Emerson Athletics class of 2021. The commitment and impact you have had to your teams will be felt for years to come. Take a minute to watch the video from Athletic Director Patricia Nicol below.
Men's Cross Country
Quotes from Head Coach Brandon Fox
Kevin Serrano - Kevin's hard work through the summer culminated in a very successful junior campaign. His coachability propelled his late-season success and I'm extremely proud of the way he finished it off. He was a great teammate and his positive attitude permeated through the rest of the team
Phil Legagneur - Throughout his college career, Phil was very consistent and this propelled him to big performances on race day. Phil is our unsung hero and his constantly positive attitude and charisma is going to be greatly missed.
Joey MacNeil - From the moment Joey first donned the Emerson singlet, his objective was to make himself and his teammates better. Joey's leadership has helped set the foundation for the future of our program and I'm extremely grateful for that.
Women's Cross Country
Quotes from Head Coach Brandon Fox
Maddie Lynch - Maddie was a prototype captain — always leading and motivating those around her, and excelling in class and on the cross country course. As I transitioned into the role of head coach, Maddie was terrific in providing feedback, and that made my job easier and our teams better as a result. We can't thank her enough!
Taylor Ranney - As a coach, I admired the way Taylor approached her final season in uniform. She set the bar high, and always brought a competitive edge to practice. Her personal drive motivated her teammates and will not be easily replicated.
Quotes from Head Coach Bryan Harkin
David Kemp - David is a Marketing Communications major who graduated in Dec and is already doing big things in London. It has been really nice to see his maturation over the last 4 years. He always played with a smile and it was enjoyable to watch him grow and find the fire and passion to become an integral part of the program. He was a 2 year captain that played a pivotal role in improving the culture of the group.
JP Rios - JP is a Journalism major and 2x All-Newmac Academic selection. JP is our Unsung hero. He is an excellent teammate and the type of character that every team wants as part of their program. Great work ethic and passion to improve.
Luc Fougere - Luc was a transfer from DePaul who graduates Emerson with a Sports Communication degree. He is All-Newmac Academic selection who provided great experience and quality to a young team. We only got to see Luc on the field for one season but he provided pace and athleticism down the left side of the field.
Arturo Ruiz - Arty is a Journalism major who joined us from Marist college and has been Mr.Utility over the last few years. He has played all over the field for us and always put in a great shift. Talented wee player with great ability, balance and an excellent work ethic. He embodied our "Team First" mentality and it was a pleasure to coach him.
Johnny Mannochia - " Mocchie" is a great character and personality. He was always quick with a joke and played with energy, passion and enthusiasm. I'll always remember your OT winner vs. Newbury!
Khary Higgins - Khary is a Sports Communication major who transferred to Emerson and played 2 seasons with us. He was an integral part of the team last season, playing nearly every minute at CB. He played with a quiet determination and was a key contributor always left everything out on the field.
Quotes from Head Coach David Suvak
Amanda Benavente - She is a high end athlete who showed her passion and love of the game at every training and all matches. Amanda was an excellent leader and player on the women's soccer team.
Madeline Leto - She showed her dedication and enthusiasm playing everyday! She was an excellent teammate and competitor! Maddie was a pleasure to coach!
Alana Hagerty - She always wanted the best for the team! She was a talented defender that played a vital role in many big matches during her competitive playing career. I'm glad I had the opportunity to coach Alana!
Quotes from Head Coach Ben Read
- Sam Willinger - Sam has meant more to our program than I can possibly explain. He's contributed right away on the court but the way he's led our team, both on and off the court and as a two year captain has been huge. We're going to miss you Sam! Let's! Go! Lions!!!
- Danny Mullen - Danny has come a long way in a little over a year having never played the sport before but he's improved tremendously. Thank you for coming in and getting better every day and bringing out the most from our guys. Congrats Danny!
Quotes from Head Coach Ben Read
Albany Alexander - Albany has been a force at the net since day one, whether it was her blocks or kills but her competitive drive, positive attitude and leadership helped take our team to the next level and a conference championship game appearance. Thank you Albs!
Grace Tepper - Grace has been a beast for us collecting over a 1,000 kills in 3 years and 1st team all-conference accolades but her overall game, passing, defense and calmness on the court is going to be missed. Congratulations Grace!
Quotes from Head Coach Bill Gould
Kailee Yan - I have never coached a player that had as big an impact in as short a period of time as Kailee has had in her short time here at Emerson.
Sam Boyle- One of the best true all-around players in the history of Emerson Women's Basketball. The program is better because of Sam coming to Emerson.
Ashley Toner- As good as Ashley was on the court as a player, she was even better with the younger players as a sort of player coach. A fantastic leader.
Rachel Davey- Rachel is a tough, smart and talented player. I had always wanted to coach someone like NBA Hall of Famer Steve Nash, now I have!
Quotes from Head Coach Matt Colombini
- Austin Franklin- Austin is a tremendously hard worker and excellent leader. He has been instrumental in building our program's culture and it was a pleasure having him back as a graduate student.
- Jiwon Kim - Jiwon is a fantastic defensemen and a great leader and mentor to his teammates on and off the field. He has shouldered a lot of responsibility on his side of the ball and done a great job for us.
- Lucas Sickner - Lucas is a selfless player and great teammate that always puts the needs of the group over himself. He has been a lot of fun to coach in all the different roles he has filled for us.
- Calloway Myers - Calloway is a great goalie and a tireless worker. He has helped set the standard of what off season work looks like and is always pushing himself and his teammates.
Quotes from Head Coach Jessie Koffman
- Maria Draper - "Maria was a great addition to the team. Her fun energy made her an asset to the program.
- Lily Nelson - Lily's hard work and grit are two of the many qualities that made her a great lacrosse player and teammate. She was always ready to step up and help out in any way! Her leadership will be missed.
- Kelli Mark - Kelli has been a vital part this program over the past 4 years. Her ability to lead by example is a testament to her all-around talent as a lacrosse player.
Quotes from Head Coach Aaron Bergeron
- Mackenzie Swaney - Mackenzie was such a vocal leader and a rock for our team for the three years she played. Like Cassia, Mackenzie will be graduating early and despite a consistent stream of injuries, she remained a constant presence and leader.
- Cassia Burns - Cassia was the player every coach wants to have on the team. She listened, implemented changes in style and strategy and was a model team player. She was a quiet leader and led by example.
Quotes from Head Coach Nick Venocchi
- Ryan McCahan - McCahan has appeared in 69 career games, tallying 59 hits to go along with 20 RBIs. But it's not about the numbers, as they don't tell the whole story - Ryan is an excellent teammate, an even better man, and the perfect representation of what we look for in an Emerson College baseball player.
- Andre Padovani - A 2 year captain, Andre Padovani is simply a leader. From the moment he stepped on campus, he has sacrificed immensely to make this program better. Dre IS our culture - prepared, focused, positive, hardworking - everything we expect of our athletes.
Quotes from Head Coach Phil McElroy
- Lindsey Lowe - Lindsey Lowe is one of the best student athletes to ever put on a softball uniform at Emerson. Her character and versatility has made her a pleasure to coach!
- Neely Eddleston - Poise, consistency and an unselfish attitude is how I will remember Neely Eddelston. We couldn't ask for a more dedicated softball pitcher over the past four years. Neely always did whatever was needed for the team, she will be missed!