2010: Started first six games of season and played in 12 of GW's 16 games ... Totaled 13 ground balls, nine caused turnovers and two draw controls in defense and midfield roles ... Won season-best four ground balls at Towson (3/13) and caused season-high three turnovers against James Madison (2/27) ... Named to A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in spring semester.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Severn School ... Helped Admirals to Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) Group A title game in 2007 and semifinal appearance in 2008 ... Totaled 37 ground balls, 10 draws and seven assists as a senior in 2009 ... Named second team All-Galaxy in 2007 as a member of CC Lax club team.
Personal: Emily Despard Aras ... Born April 6, 1991, in Annapolis, MD ... Daughter of John and Caroline Aras ... Older brother, Evan ... Enrolled in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.