Womenâ€™s Emmanuel Boston Volleyball
Get ready to leave your mark.
Visit www.emmanuel.edu then click on “Athletics.”
When you step onto the court sporting the blue and gold, you’ll do so knowing you’re not out there alone. As a Saint, you’ll surround yourself with teammates and coaches committed to cultivating your skills and talents. You’ll take on challenging competition and experience the type of team pride that will help you aim high. Here you’ll find everything you need to make your next shot your best.
Meet the Coach Denitra Seals is the Head Coach of the Women’s Volleyball team. Seals was named head coach in 2007 after five seasons as assistant coach. She began her coaching career at the Junior Olympic level for a local volleyball club, SMASH Juniors. She later served as head coach at Somerville High School, leading the program to two consecutive state tournament appearances for the first time in the school’s history. Seals is a former Division I player from Farleigh Dickinson University. She was a four-year 1st Team All-Conference selection for the North East Conference. In her freshman season, she was the North East Conference Newcomer of the Year. By her junior and senior seasons, Seals was named team captain and selected the Most Valuable Player. She was also named Female Athlete of the Year and Woman of the Year for the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1997. In 2007, she was inducted into the Farleigh Dickinson University Athletic Hall of Fame. Seals holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Farleigh Dickinson as well as a master’s degree in management from Emmanuel.
Denitra Seals Head Women’s Volleyball Coach 617-975-9321
Facilities The Jean Yawkey Center gymnasium is home to the Saints for both practice and competition. With bleacher seating for up to 1400, game nights become the place to be for the EC Superfans, the dance team and the cheerleaders. The Yawkey Center also includes a state-of-the-art training facility, as does St. Joseph Hall. Both fitness centers are updated with new platforms, racks, free weights and plate-loaded equipment. St. Joseph Hall also includes a separate cardio room.
â€œEmmanuel College provides an amazing opportunity for student- athletes to achieve success in the classroom, to compete athletically in a comprehensive NCAA Division III environment, and to fully participate in our campus community on a daily basis. Our coaches totally support the academic mission of the college, and our student-athletes continue to make us proud on an annual basis.â€? Pam Roecker Director of Athletics & Recreation Emmanuel College
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Emmanuel College competes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), comprised of 14 New England colleges and universities. Teams that win a GNAC Championship receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. GNAC colleges with participating women’s volleyball programs include: Albertus Magnus College, Anna Maria College, Emerson College, Johnson & Wales University, Lasell College, Mount Ida College, Norwich University, Pine Manor, St. Joseph College (Conn.), St. Joseph’s College (Maine), Simmons College and Suffolk University.
“Emmanuel College offers an enriching academic curriculum and a winning tradition in Division III women’s athletics. We will challenge you to become a better student, player and person. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity, then Emmanuel College is the place for you.” Denitra Seals Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Emmanuel College
About Emmanuel Emmanuel is a coed, residential, Catholic liberal arts and sciences college in the city of Boston. Its beautiful 17-acre campus is neighbored by a world-class medical center, two major art museums and Fenway Park. Our vibrant community of 1750 undergrad students gets involved with more than 90 clubs, organizations and activities, 17 Division III athletic teams, Emmanuel College Radio, Filmmakers at Emmanuel, intramurals and more. A strong liberal arts and sciences education has been our proud tradition since 1919. Today we offer more than 40 majors, minors and concentrations, including new programs in accounting, biostatistics, biochemistry, crime and justice, and sport management. Our unique location gives students the opportunity to explore real-world experiences through internships, research and strategic partnerships within the Longwood Medical and Academic Area and the city of Boston. Our students have interned with PUMA, Boston Police Crime Labs, the Massachusetts State House and professional sports organizations, including the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Major League Lacrosse, whose headquarters are in town.
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