8 Kara Kelly
8 Kara Kelly
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Garden City, NY
High School: Garden City
Position: D/M

2010 Captain

2009: Played in 14 of 15 games, starting all 14, and missing one due to injury … Finished fourth on the team with 19 ground balls … Also had six draw controls and seven caused turnovers … 2008: Started all 16 games … Finished fourth on the team with 15 points (14g, 1a) … Was third on the team with 28 ground balls and also had 13 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers … Finished the season 7-10 on free position attempts … Scored two goals against Sacred Heart, Stony Brook, and Columbia … Picked up a season and career-high four ground balls against Sacred Heart, North Carolina, and Stony Brook … 2007: Made an immediate impact on the team, playing in all 16 games and starting 10 … Scored five goals with one each against Temple, St. Mary’s, Columbia, Princeton, and Boston College, including the game-winning goal against St. Mary’s … Also had 17 ground balls, 11 draw controls, and nine caused turnovers … Recorded a career-high two ground balls five times during the season … Won a career-high three draw controls against New Hampshire … Caused a career-high three turnovers against Yale, while marking Lauren Taylor and holding the nation’s leading goal scorer to just a single goal … Was used many times to mark the opposing team’s strongest attacker … Before Brown: A three-sport athlete at Garden City High School, Kelly played lacrosse and basketball for four years, and soccer for three … A captain for the lacrosse team, Kelly helped to lead Garden City to the 2006 NY State Championship … A captain for both basketball and soccer in 2005, Kelly was named MVP of her soccer team in 2005 … Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for lacrosse in 2005, while leading Garden City to a Long Island Championship and the NY State Finals … Played club lacrosse for the Long Island Yellow Jackets … Named a 2006 Academic All-American … Member of National Honor Society and German Honor Society … Personal: The daughter of Pamela and the late John Kelly, Kara has a sister, Katie, and a brother, Garrett … Concentrating in Neuroscience.