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Getting to Know: Emily Wigg
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 03/17/2017
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Name: Emily Wigg
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: St. Catherine’s School

Coach Peter Albright on Wigg: Emily is a great athlete. Her passing, footwork and anticipation are quite good and she is a very good communicator. She is also a winner. We are improving the quality and depth of our GK pool with Emily’s addition, and I expect her to compete for playing time as a first-year.

At what age did you begin playing soccer: 6 years old

Why do you love playing soccer?: It’s a part of who I am and the person I am today. The discipline from training, camaraderie built with teammates and learning to deal with the pressure

Why Richmond?: Having worked with the soccer coaches for several years, I’ve built a strong relationship with them. Now I look forward to being a part of a team that is extremely welcoming and builds special bonds with each other…. Not to mention it’s an awesome team!

What are you most excited about about when thinking of joining the Spider Family?: Being part of a close-knit community.

What do you do before each game?: I listen to my best friend’s Spotify playlist, and eat a clementine. 

What is your greatest inspiration?: My family  

What is your dream job?: Waterslide tester

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?: Mind-reading

What is you least favorite household chore?: Washing the dishes

What is your favorite…
Soccer memory: Winning my first State Championship
Athlete: Tom Brady
Professional Soccer Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Sports Team: Washington Redskins
Vacation spot: Cancún, Mexico
Food: Extra cheese pizza
School subject: Spanish


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