|Emily Clark 13
GENERAL: Hard worker who is a team player... Shows good touch around the basket...Good understanding of the game...Look to elevate her level of play...Good footwork on the low blocks...Tenacious rebounder on both ends...Talented player that will mature throughout the season.
AS A JUNIOR: Hampered by an injury, she played in a career-best nine games... Had a career-high three rebounds and points in 12 minutes against UMASS (12/12/04)... Recorded her first career block against St. Bonaventure (12/29/04).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in five games...Average 2.8 mpg...One of two players to shoot .500 at the charity stripe.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw limited playing time, participating in five games for a total of five minutes...Poured in three points against Canisius (1/30/03).
BEFORE SIENA: Named her high school's Senior Sports Woman of the Year...Also named Most Outstanding and Most Valuable Basketball Player.
PERSONAL: Born on February 15, 1984...The daughter of Robert and Vicki Clark...Chose Siena over San Diego and South Carolina...Picked Siena because of small, family atmosphere, basketball program and friendly staff and teammates.
The Clark File
Who has been more instrumental in you making it to the Division I level of basketball?
My parents, they have always supported me and said that I can do whatever I wish. They have always believed in me.
What's your favorite sports teams, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL?
Adelaide Crows of the Australian Football League.
If you could play one person and either learn from or school them, who would it be and why?
I would love to learn from Lauren Jackson. She is an amazing player and she is an Aussie (lol). I would love to learn some of her moves.
Who first taught or introduced the game of basketball to you? Explain
My best friend Celeste convinced me to play when I was eight. We played on a mixed team and the boys never passed us the ball.
If you had a motto to live by, what would it be?
If you can dream it, you can do it.
What was your single best feeling during your playing career?
Winning a really close game back in Australia against our huge rival. The gym was full and the feeling was amazing.
If you were writing a story about this team, what would you say they are capable of?
We are capable of winning the MAAC and surprising people in the NCAA Tournament.
If you could be interviewed by one person in the media, who would it be and why?
Bruce McAvaney, he is an Australian sports reporter and he has such a passion for all sports and shows his enthusiasm. I think he would be an amazing person to be interviewed by.
If we caught you sneaking a treat, what kind of food is your guilty pleasure?
What leisurely activities did you do this summer?
I spent time with friends and family and went to the Australia Zoo (The Croc Hunter's Zoo). I also helped my parents with their business.
Tell me something about you that might surprise me?
My roommates tell me I make an amazing lasagna.
If you could go anywhere in the world with anyone, where would you be and with who?
I would love to travel to Europe with my friends. I went to France and Italy with my parents the summer after my freshman year and it was amazing. I would love to share that experience with my friends.
If you could control how fans think, what would you like your legacy in the Green and Gold to be?
The player who was there for her teammates on and off the court. As well as the girl who was always friendly and smiling.
What's your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird and the DaVinci Code
What has been the most surprising thing about your college experience so far?
You can push yourself a lot further than you could ever imagine.
2004-2005 (Career) Highs
Points: 3 vs. UMASS (12/12/04)
FG: 1 (three times)
FGA: 3 (twice)
Rebounds: 3 vs. UMASS (12/12/04)
Blocks: 1 @ St. Bonaventure (12/29/04)
Assists: 1 (twice)
Steals: 1 vs. UMASS (12/12/04)
Minutes: 12 vs. UMASS (12/12/04)
EMILY CLARK'S CAREER STATS