Squad Number: 7
Date Of Birth: 21/01/1990
Current job / place of study etc: Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer.
Footballing [female] icon: Kasia Lipka
Emma re-joined the Belles in August 2012 from American side Boston Breakers the WPSL Elite Champions.
The defender spent one season with Boston following a very successful college career at Penn State.
Emma spent four years at Penn State where she won various awards including being selected in the All-Big Ten Second Team (2010, 2011), Academic All-Big Ten (2009, 2010), All-Big Ten Freshman (2008), Soccer Buzz Fourth Team Freshman All-American (2008) and Soccer Buzz Freshman Team All-Great Lakes (2008).
Emma originally made her Belles debut aged just 16 against Arsenal where she was tasked with marking England international winger Rachel Yankey. She did very well the following season and was named Young Player of the Year in 2007 before moving to the USA to join Penn State University.
She has been involved with England from a young age, being a member of both the Under 15 and Under 17 squad's.
Indeed Emma's form in the USA led to a England Under 23 call up last year.
The talented defender will be looking to continue that form now back in the UK with the Belles.
Biggest inspiration on your career: My older brother for getting me involved at an early age.
Footballing icons: David Beckham / Kasia Lipka
Career Highlight :
2006 - Selected for the England Under 17 squad
2004 - Selected for the England Under 15 squad
Highlight of your career to date: Playing in America, winning the Big Ten league every year I was there
Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC
Penn State University
Boston Breakers [USA]
Thursday 30 May 2013 19:30