8 Kara Kelly
8 Kara Kelly
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Garden City, NY
High School: Garden City
Position: M
Aggressive, intense, and determined, Kelly dominates in the midfield. She is powerful at both ends and has the ability to take opponents' key players out of the game. 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 ... Undecided on a concentration.