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Athletics Roundup: Emerson Athletes Selected to Cover the Super Bowl

Max DeLuca ’19 and Natalie Clydesdale ’20

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Two Emerson athletes are two of the four Journalism students covering the Super Bowl this week.

Women’s basketball guard Natalie Clydesdale ’20 and men’s soccer forward Max DeLuca ’19 will be in Atlanta all week. The duo will produce video content throughout the week, including interviews of coaches, players, and other team personnel.  Both players will be updating throughout the week on their social media, and will give a further update after the trip ends.

Last Week:

  • The men’s basketball team earned a 1-1 record on the week. The Lions defeated the Babson Beavers for the first time in nine years, holding off the Beavers’ late run for an 86-83 victory at the Brown & Plofker Gym. The Lions were paced by a 26-point performance by Geoff Gray ’19.
  • Women’s basketball also went 1-1 on the week, earning a win against the Wheaton Lyons on Wednesday, January 23, coming back after a slow start to emerge with a 60-51 victory. Emerson was led by Rachel Davey ’21, who scored 16 points off the bench, connecting on three three-pointers.
  • Men’s volleyball opened up their season with a tri-match against the Nichols College Bison and the St. Joseph’s College (New York) Golden Eagles. The Lions defeated the Bison with a 3-1 score before falling to the Golden Eagles in their second match of the day. Mark Piorkowski ’19 totaled 37 kills over the two matches for Emerson.
  • Both men’s and women’s basketball fell away from home on Saturday, January 26. The men fell to No. 9 MIT and the women fell to Springfield.

This Week:

  • Women’s and men’s basketball host a double header on Wednesday, January 30, starting at 5:30 pm with the women against Babson. The men follow at 7:30 pm to take on Wheaton.
  • Both teams stay at home for a double header on Saturday, February 2. The women take on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bears at 1:00 pm, with the men meeting the Springfield Pride at 3:00 pm.


  • Men’s volleyball goes on the road to take on the Dean College Bulldogs on Thursday, January 31, at 7:00 pm.

Bill Curley Jersey Retirement:

  • Men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley will have his number retired by the Boston College Eagles on Sunday, February 17, in a game against Miami. Curley led the Eagles to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament in 1994 before playing in the NBA.

Be sure to follow @EmersonLions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily updates. 

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