|High School:||Montgomery Bell Academy|
|Residential College:||Ezra Stiles|
2016: Tallied an assist in his first career game, a 3-3 tie with Michigan.
High School: Named to the NSCAA and Top Drawer Spring All-America team as a junior at Montgomery Bell Academy… Selected as a State All Star by Top Drawer… Most valuable player as a junior… 2016 co-captain… Scored 11 goals and added 16 assists in his first three seasons… Helped lead Montgomery Bell to a state championship in his junior year… Team posted a 31-7-7 record in his first three years… Currently playing his senior season.
Club: Played for the Tennessee Soccer Club, which won the U18 Tennessee State Tournament and finished second in U16/17… U15 team finished first in regional Premier League and U16/17 team was second.
ODP: Tennessee state team from 2010-2014.
Personal: Son of Jon and Amy Emerson… Older brother Ford played soccer at the University of the South… Volunteered with Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen.
3 QUESTIONS FOR EMERSON
Biggest soccer influences and why?
"Would probably be my travel teammates. I have been with some of them since U9, and they have always pushed me further and further every year as a soccer player and a person. Some of my best friends are on that team and every practice, they motivate me."
Do you have an idol or hero?
"I would say Rio Ferdinand is one of my biggest idols. Ever since I started playing center back, and being the Manchester United fan I am, he continued to catch my eye in every game I watched. Everything he does is world class, and is in my opinion one of the greatest defenders in history."
"Yale is everything I ask for in a college. The academics are second to none. Athletically, I have complete faith that Coach Stannard is turning the soccer program around for great things in the future, and I am thrilled to be able to be part of the start of it all."
Coach Stannard On Emerson: "Will has all the tools to be a top CB in the Ivy League. He brings good size, athleticism, passing, and is very good in the air, which is a big need for this team. Will is a tough defender and rarely gets beat, and his ability to recover when the ball gets behind him is excellent. He has played at a good level but his upside and potential is even more exciting. Once he gets into the competitive environment here and challenged on a daily basis, the sky is the limit for what Will can become. Center back was a huge priority for this recruiting class and we expect Will to compete in this group right away."
|Oct 22||Penn||L, 3-0|
|Oct 25||at Hartford||L, 2-1|
|Oct 29||Columbia||L, 1-0|
|Nov 2||Saint Joseph's||W, 3-1|
|Nov 5||at Brown||L, 3-1|
|Nov 12||Princeton||T, 1-1|
|Sep 5||at Michigan||T, 2-2||-||0||1||1||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 10||Sacred Heart||W, 2-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 14||at Quinnipiac||L, 2-0||1||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 17||Lafayette||L, 2-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 24||at New Hampshire||L, 3-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 1||at Harvard||T, 3-3||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 8||at Dartmouth||L, 2-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 11||Connecticut||L, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 16||at Cornell||W, 3-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 19||at Michigan St.||L, 2-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 22||Penn||L, 3-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 25||at Hartford||L, 2-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 29||Columbia||L, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nov 2||Saint Joseph's||W, 3-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nov 5||at Brown||L, 3-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nov 12||Princeton||T, 1-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|