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.