Lions Bailey Kennedy Preparing for Career Post-Emerson

Lions Bailey Kennedy Preparing for Career Post-Emerson

For many athletes, their dream is a career in the sport that they feel most passionate about and Lions junior Bailey Kennedy is doing everything he can to make sure that dream becomes a reality.

Kennedy, the men's lacrosse netminder, returns to Emerson following a summer interning for the Lax (Lacrosse) Sports Network, an emerging, Boston based, digital platform dedicated to nothing but lacrosse at all levels of the game.

"I loved every day that I went into LSN," said Kennedy. "It was the best experience I could have ever had. I learned so much from everyone there in the studio."

Kennedy describes the internship as offering a hand in the day-to-day operations leading up to shows and events. He would assist in statistical research, camera operation, and ensure the teleprompter was running smoothly, but he credits the on-air personalities for helping his growth professionally.

"Chris Marshall, Travis Eldridge, Josh Hawkins, Margo McAuley and Ana Bottary all showed me what it takes to be a true professional and a great on air-personality," said Kennedy. "They make it look so easy and they taught me so much that without this experience, I don't think I would have learned it otherwise."

Along with the day-to-day responsibilities Kennedy was asked to do, he had several opportunities to sit in on pre-show meetings, even pitching the occasional idea that could be used for certain shows.

"From this internship, I have met and talked to so many people throughout the lacrosse industry, who I now have connections with," said Kennedy. "LSN was such a great experience and I am so thankful to have gotten to intern for them."
 
The Lions goalie returns in between the pipes in the spring of 2018 following a season where he led the NEWMAC in saves in conference games while also playing the most minutes. Kennedy was also only one of five goalies in the conference to start every game for his team.
 
Kennedy will graduate in 2019 with a degree in Journalism. His experience at LSN will surely help his cause following his Lions career.