Davey Emala


Position: Attack
MLL: Boston Cannons
College: North Carolina
Twitter: @DaveyEmala_0
Instagram: @davey_emala


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Davey Emala was a two-year letter winner who was part-time starter in 2012, playing both midfield and attack and a full-time starter as a senior in the first midfield after he transferred from Georgetown University after the 2011 season. Winning his team’s Unsung Hero award during his senior season, Davey went on to be drafted by Charlotte in the 2014 MLL Supplemental Draft and later by the Cannons in the 2015 MLL Supplemental Draft. As 2015’s Brine Most Improved Player, Davey is a constant presence in the Cannons offense.


2017: Played in 14 games… scored 32 goals and notched five assists for 37 points… Picked up 25 ground balls…

2016: Played in 14 games…scored 27 goals… added 10 assists… 37 points on the season… picked up 25 ground balls… forced three turnovers…

2015: Acquired on December 17th, 2014 as the Cannon’s second pick (12th overall) in the 2015 Supplemental Draft… played in 14 regular season games and one playoff game… scored 33 goals, including two in his Cannons debut… had five assists on the season plus another in the playoffs… Picked up 22 ground balls… MLL Brine Most Improved Player…

2014 (Charlotte): Drafted to Charlotte in the 2014 Supplemental Draft as the 23rd overall selection… played in three games for the Hounds in the 2014 season…

COLLEGE: University of North Carolina 

2013 (UNC): Played in all 17 games for the Tar Heels and started each of those as a member of the first midfield unit… was named the winner of the team’s Needham Unsung Hero Award… was Carolina’s fifth-leading scorer with 27 points… had 21 goals, the fifth highest total on the squad and second highest among the midfielders… scored on 38.9 percent of his shots, the highest percentage on the team of anyone with 20 or more shots taken… had five man-up goals… that was his second straight season with five man-up tallies… scooped up 15 ground balls… named ACC Player of the Week following a three-goal performance in an 11-10 overtime win versus Johns Hopkins… had six goals and three assists in ACC and NCAA post-season games…

2012 (UNC): Played in all 17 games for the Tar Heels, starting the first eight games of the campaign… finished fifth on the team in scoring with 22 points and fifth on the squad in goals with 15… had seven assists and 17 ground balls… led Carolina in extra-man goals with five… was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week on February 12, 2012 after his performances against Penn State and Mercer…

2011 (Georgetown): A second-team All-Big East Conference selection as a sophomore… led Georgetown in scoring with 48 points… played in all 14 games for the Hoyas, starting 13 games… had 35 goals for the team lead in that category… was second on the GU roster with 13 assists… scored his 35 goals on 85 shots, a percentage of .412… led the Hoyas with eight man-up goals on the season… was credited with 25 ground balls… was named Big East Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals and recording a career-high six assists in a 12-9 win over Rutgers… was tied for 16th in the nation in points per game with 3.43, which was second in the Big East Conference… he led the Big East in 2011 and was seventh nationally with an average of 2.50 goals per game…

2010 (Georgetown): Appeared in nine games, starting one against Mount St. Mary’s… finished the season with seven points… scored six goals and had one assist… recorded a pair of hat tricks…


A standout lacrosse player who also played football and hockey at the Gilman School, Davey was an All-America selection in lacrosse where he played for Tar Heel alumnus Brooks Matthews. He had 104 goals and 20 assists in his Gilman career (30g, 10a in 2009;  56g, 8a in 2008;  18g, 12a in 2007) and also earned 2008 and 2009 All-Metro, 2007 All-City and All-County honors on the lacrosse field. He helped lead Gilman to the MIAA Championship in 2009 when he was the lax team captain. Davey was also a part of the MIAA title-winning teams in hockey as a freshman and football as a sophomore. He played four years of football as a quarterback and safety, two years of ice hockey as a forward, and four years of lacrosse as an attackman. He was captain of the football team as a senior when he was named first-team All-City.
Born on September 8, 1990 in Baltimore, MD, David Redmond Emala is the son of Jeannie and David Emala. He has two sisters and a brother. Best known as Davey, he was a sociology major at UNC and is currently a coach at BoostLacrosse. Davey comes from a long lineage of athletes as his father played football and baseball at Johns Hopkins and is a member of JHU Hall of Fame in baseball. His dad was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and advanced as high as their AAA team. His grandfather, C.S. Finney, was an All-America football and lacrosse player at Princeton and, along with Jim Brown of Syracuse, is one of the only two players to be named All-America in both sports.


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