Scituate’s Emily Lydon balances workload on, off soccer field at MIT

Emily Lydon plays for MIT.
Emily Lydon plays for MIT.David Silverman

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At the Langer Laboratory at MIT, Emily Lydon invests her time, energy, and know-how in designing new vaccine delivery systems for Third World countries.

On the soccer pitch, the Thayer Academy graduate has carved out a key role as a defender for MIT’s nationally ranked women’s program .

Her life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a case study in time management: A bioengineering student with pre-med ambitions, Lydon balances a heavy academic workload with the demands of being a college athlete.

“You don’t get much down time,” said the junior from Scituate. “But the team has brought me a lot in the form of academic support. The busier I am, the better I am at making sure I’m doing my work when I’m supposed to.”

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