Q & A With Emilee Daley
July 15, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Sophomore guard/forward Emilee Daley played in 19 games last season. She averaged 11.1 minutes and 4.2 points per game. Daley sat down with BC Athletics to discuss her aspirations for the 2014-15 season, interests/hobbies off of the court, and rewards of being on the BC WBB squad. Daley is a native of Sharon, Massachusetts and attended the Rivers School.
This will be your second season on the court with BC. What are your goals and what do you hope to improve on?
My goals for this coming season are to really step up my defensive game. I felt as if last year I lagged a bit in this area and was too easy to beat on defense. I want it to become strength of mine this year.
You are from the area - what are the negatives and positives of playing locally?
I honestly do not think there are any negatives to playing locally. I love everything about it. It is one of the greatest feelings to know that your family is at every game. It is also extremely convenient when I need to go home, have a home cooked meal, do some laundry, take a quick nap in my own bed or just spend time with my family away from college.
Do any of your siblings play basketball or other sports and if so did they play in college?
Both of my sisters play basketball. My older sister Liz, who just graduated college this past year, played for Emmanuel College. My younger sister, Kristen, who is going to be a senior in high school next year also plays and just committed to the University of Pennsylvania.
What do you love about Boston College?
I pretty much love everything about BC. To start off, the campus is absolutely beautiful. Along with the beauty of the campus, the strong academics are very important to me. I also love the location. It is not very far from Boston, which allows us to be able to go into the city easily any day.
Where is your favorite hangout on campus between class and practice and why?
The locker room is probably my favorite place to hang out, because that's where everyone else on the team is, plus there are really comfy couches if I ever need a quick nap during my down time.
What other interests or hobbies do you have?
Recently I've discovered my love for reading, so that's my biggest hobby right now. But, I also love photography, which unfortunately I haven't done much of. I took a photography class in high school and absolutely loved it.
Superstitions are different for every player, what are some of yours prior to a game?
I don't know if I would call the things I do superstitions or just habits that I tend to do before every game. For example, after pregame meal last season, I would go back to Lauren and Vic's room, and take a nap on the blow up mattress they had in their room. That was the only recurring thing I would do before a game.
What music do you listen to on game day?
Country music. I usually listen to any song that comes on my "Today's Country Radio" Pandora station. The only songs I will skip are the ones that are by Taylor Swift--I am not a fan of hers. Last year the best country song to listen to before games was Storm Warning by Hunter Hayes. It was great because whenever it came on, everyone (except for a few) would sing along loudly.
What advice would you give high school athletes about competing in college athletics?
I would probably tell them to start lifting, learn to manage your time, and really be open to learning new things and ways.
What is your most rewarding part of being a member of the BCWBB team?
One of the very many rewarding parts of being a member of the BCWBB team probably would be gaining new best friends and being able to experience things that not many people my age have the opportunity experience.