Not so very long ago Emily was a star player on the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) volleyball team. CMS is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) which named Emily ‘Rookie of the Year’ her freshman season and then to the All-SCIAC conference team every season after that.
It’s a SCIAC tradition that one week each season all of the volleyball teams put aside their rivalries and work together to raise money for cancer research. Yesterday, the conference coaches voted unanimously to dedicate this year’s special effort to Emily’s fight against lung cancer. On October 27th, teams across the conference will join forces to support Emily and to celebrate people across the world battling cancer. As one coach laughingly put it, “That left hand of hers caused us a lot of problems…we’re in!” All proceeds will go to the EmBen Kicks Cancer fund.
The CMS Athenas will be away at Occidental College that night, so CMS will also host its own event on Saturday, October 20th. CMS invites you to join Athenas Volleyball and Stags Basketball athletes, past and present, as we support Emily and Miles in a true show of teamwork and solidarity. Please mark your calendars for a 6PM showdown with nationally ranked Cal Lutheran University on October 20th at Ducey Gym, followed by a dessert reception and other fun shenanigans. Stay tuned for additional details..