1998 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Kenneth W. Emson won four letters in men's soccer ('85-88) and twice captained the Colonials team ('87 and 88). The Worcester, England, native, who earned a berth on the Under-19 squad as one of the Top 18 schoolboys in Great Britain, played midfield at GW and earned most valuable player honors in men's soccer in both '86 and '87. His career points (69), assists (15) and goals (27) still rank among the program's all-time leaders.
On two occasions in Florida, Emson won tournament MVP honors (Tampa's Spartan Classic in '86 and the Florida Invitational Cup in '87.) Locally, he was a Diadora Capital Collegiate All-Star as a freshman in '85 and as a junior he was named the 1987 Atlantic 10 Conference "Western Division Player of the Year."
Graduating in '89 with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Emson has been chief financial officer (CFP) at the Foundation for the National Capital Region for more than seven years. And following graduation, he continued an active soccer career by playing three seasons of semi-pro soccer with the Richmond (Va.) Kickers of the USISL. In addition, he has stayed in touch with the sport and other former Colonials as a member of the GW alumni soccer team.
Emson is married to former Marybeth Kelly, a GW graduate ('89) and former Colonials swimmer. Both active, enthusiastic and loyal alumni, the Emsons reside in Arlington, Va., with their children.