We’re not called the Lions for nothing. Emerson is a place of academic excellence, passion, and teamwork—qualities embodied by our 200+ student-athletes who compete in 14 Division III Intercollegiate programs. We belong to the highly competitive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and are home to teams in basketball, baseball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The College, NEWMAC, and NCAA often recognize our students for their exceptional accomplishments­—both academic and athletic—and the Emerson Lions compete each year in post-season tournaments. We also sponsor and support intramural and recreational activities based on student interest. Team rosters, schedules, coaches’ profiles, and sports updates can be found online at



Championship Appearance


Playoff Appearances


Rookie of the Year Award


Varsity athletes named to All-Conference teams


Varsity athletes named to Academic All-Conference teams


As a part of the NEWMAC, the Emerson Lions compete against:

  • Babson College
  • Clark University
  • Coast Guard Academy
  • MIT
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Wellesley College
  • Wheaton College
  • WPI

The Lions compete in:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


Lester Rotch Field

Just a mile from campus, this field serves as the practice and playing field for Emerson men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams and women’s softball team. Outfitted with FieldTurf synthetic surface, an electronic scoreboard, lighting for night games, a brick field house with locker rooms, an athletic trainer’s room, and equipment storage, this is home base for many of our victories.

Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym

Our home court occupies several levels of the $45–million, 14–story Max Mutchnick Campus Center and Piano Row Residence Hall. In addition to an NCAA tournament–sized basketball court and seating for several hundred fans, the Brown and Plofker Gym has locker rooms, office space for coaches and Athletics staff, and an Athletics skybox that houses the Lions’ collection of well-earned trophies.

Fitness Center

In our 10,000-square-foot Fitness Center, you can conduct your own workout or have a personalized exercise program designed with the help of our knowledgeable, degreed staff using a wide variety of strength training and cardiovascular equipment from Life Fitness and Hammer Strength. You also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of weekly group fitness classes.