KELLY'S HONOR ROLL
• 2017 First Team All-America (USILA, Inside Lacrosse)
• 2x NCAA All-Tournament Team (2017, 2016)
• 2017 Big Ten Tournament Most Valuable Player
• 2x Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2017, 2016)
• 2017 First Team All-Big Ten
KELLY IN THE NEWS
• March 9, 2018: Maryland continues legacy of No. 1 jersey with Kelly
• March 8, 2018: Kelly evolves into quarterback for Terps
• March 3, 2018: Kelly leads Maryland's offensive show with 10 pts in win over Notre Dame
• Oct. 2, 2017: Kelly fits in with Team USA
• May 30, 2017: Kelly realizes championship dream
• April 6, 2017: Conor Kelly quietly the key for Maryland's offense
• March 31, 2016: Maryland benefitting from Connor Kelly's development
• March 27, 2016: Kelly has career afternoon against North Carolina
• March 26, 2016: Connor Kelly keeps Tar Heels under his thumb
Career Notes: Scored 46 goals as a junior in 2017 - the most by a midfielder in Maryland history ... 4x All-American Frank Urso (1974) is the only other midfielder in Maryland history to score at least 40 goals in a season ... totaled 10 points, including seven assists, on 3/3/18 against Notre Dame - both totals were the most for a Terrapin in a single-game since Bob Boneillo in 1979.
Jersey Switch: Switched numbers from "40" to "1" prior to senior season as part of Maryland's rich tradition ... becomes the seventh consecutive USILA All-American to wear the "1" jersey dating back to Andrew Whipple (1996-98) ... on wearing the "1" jersey: "Wearing number one is truly an honor. All the players that wore this number before me embodied what it meant to be a leader and represented the University and sport of lacrosse with genuine class. Being able to wear this number is a tradition much bigger than me alone, so it is a privilege to represent all who came before me in this great program."
International: One of three collegiate players competing with the United States Men's National Training Team in preparation for the 2018 World Championships (49 players on training roster).
As a senior (2018): Scored two goals in scrimmage against Team USA on Oct. 7 ... switched jersey number from "40" to "1" in offseason.
As a junior (2017): Started all 19 games on first midfield for 2017 National Champions ... led team in goals (46) and ranked second in points (57) ... his 46 goals ranked eighth nationally and first among midfielders ... led team with six game-winning goals ... recorded 100th career point at #7 Ohio State (5/6) ... had two goals and an assist at #11 Navy (2/11) ... had a goal at St. Joseph's (2/14) ... posted three goals on four shots vs. High Point (2/18) ... notched a pair of assists vs. #8 Yale (2/25) ... posted two goals at #4 Notre Dame (3/4) ... had two goals and an assist vs. Villanova (3/18) ... had five points (2g, 3a) at #14 North Carolina (3/25) ... had three goals and an assist vs. #19 Michigan (4/1) ... matched career-high with four goals, in addition to an assist, vs. #1 Penn State (4/8) ... scored a goal at #5 Albany (4/12) ... had a hat trick, including the 3OT game-winner, at #11 Rutgers (4/16) ... had a goal and an assist at #7 Ohio State (4/22) ... scored four goals, including a hat trick in the first quarter, vs. #8 Johns Hopkins (4/29) ... had five points (4g, 1a) in Big Ten semis vs. #8 Penn State (5/4) ... scored career-high five goals in Big Ten finals at #7 Ohio State (5/6) to secure tournament MVP honors ... matched career-high with five goals in NCAA quarterfinal vs. #4 Albany (5/21) ... scored three goals in NCAA semifinal vs. #5 Denver (5/270) ... scored a goal in NCAA final win vs. #3 Ohio State (5/29).
As a sophomore (2016): Appeared in all 20 games and made 18 starts in breakout sophomore season on first midfield line ... ranked third on the team in goals (31) and assists (13) and fourth in points (44) ... dished two assists in win vs. High Point (2/20) ... scored first goal of season at #7 Yale (2/27) ... made first career start against #1 Notre Dame (3/5) ... scored an EMO goal at Drexel (3/8) ... had two goals and one assist at Princeton (3/12) ... had a goal and an assist vs. #10 Albany (3/16) ... had a point in each of Maryland's first five goals against #12 UNC (3/26, totaling a career-high six points (3G, 3A) ... had a goal and an assist at Penn (3/29) ... dished an assist at Michigan (4/2) ... had two goals in overtime win at #14 Penn State (4/10) ... notched two goals against #10 Navy (4/19) ... had a goal and an assist against Ohio State (4/24) ... had two goals and an assist at #8 Johns Hopkins (4/30) ... scored career-high four goals in Big Ten Tournament semifinal win vs. #18 Penn State (5/5) ... matched career-high with four goals in Big Ten Tournament final vs. #17 Rutgers (5/7) ... had an assist in NCAA 1st Round vs. Quinnipiac (5/15) ... scored a pair of goals in NCAA Quarterfinals vs. #4 Syracuse (5/21) ... had a goal and an assist in NCAA Semis vs. #5 Brown (5/28) ... matched career-high with four goals in NCAA Championship vs. UNC (5/30).
As a freshman (2015): Appeared in all 19 games, totaling eight points on five goals and three assists ... made collegiate debut in season-opening victory at Navy (2/14) ... fired first career shot at Yale (2/21) ... picked up one ground ball versus No. 11 Penn (2/24)... scored fi rst career collegiate goal against Drexel (2/28) ... posted two shots against No. 10 Princeton (3/7) ... dished career-high three assists in victory at Villanova (3/14) ... notched two shots at Robert Morris (3/24) ... scored against Michigan (3/29) ... had a ground ball against Penn State (4/4) ... fi red three shots in Big Ten semis against Ohio State (4/30) ... exploded for first career hat trick in NCAA Quarterfi nal win vs. North Carolina (5/17) ... had a ground ball in NCAA Semis vs. Johns Hopkins (5/23
Before Maryland: 2014 Under Armour High School All-American … ranked the No. 8 freshman midfielder in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 18th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse ... listed as the No. 13 recruit out of the northeast region and the No. 1 recruit out of the state of Connecticut by studentsports.com … three-year letterwinner for coach Dr. Skip Flanagan at Avon Old Farms … helped the Winged Beavers win two Founders League championships … also lettered as a freshman at Fairfield Prep, where they won the SCC title … totaled 285 points on 188 goals and 97 assists, to go along with 111 groundballs, during his prep career … three-time all-Founders League … two-time team captain … 2014 all-New England honoree … recipient of the George A. Murray Award as Avon Old Farms' best athlete … second team all-state as a freshman … Connecticut Post and New Haven Register All-Area team in 2011 … also a four-year letterwinner in football as a wide receiver and strong safety … led the Winged Beavers to an Erickson League title as a senior … named the Founders League MVP … all-league and all-New England as a senior … team captain.
Personal: Son of Mark and Pennie Kelly … younger brother of Samantha, who is an accomplished equestrian rider, Bronson, who played lacrosse at Johns Hopkins, Meghan, who played tennis at Gettysburg College, and Abigail … older brother of Maggie.
|Kelly's Career Statistics|
KELLY'S CAREER-HIGHS (thru 2017 season)
Goals: 5 (2x), last vs. Albany (5/21/17)
Assists: 3 (3x), last at UNC (3/25/17)
Points: 6 vs. UNC (3/26/16)
Hat Tricks: 14, last vs. Denver (5/27/17)
Multi-Point Games: 31, last vs. Denver (5/27/17)
Multi-Goal Games: 23, last vs. Denver (5/27/17)
Multi-Assist Games: 5, last at North Carolina (3/25/17)