#18 Rachael Kelly
|HOMETOWN||Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS)|
• Academic All-WCHA
Appeared in 35 games for BSU...Tallied four goals and four assists for a total of eight points...Netted the game-winning goal against Minnesota State Dec. 6...Notched assists on game-winning goals against RPI (Oct. 4) and Minnesota State (Dec. 5)...Registered a career-high seven shots on goal in the season-opening victory over Robert Morris (Sept. 26).
Kelly appeared in 30 games for the Beavers…Was the fifth leading scorer with 11 points (7g, 4a)…Led the team with five power-play goals…Scored game-winning goal versus Minnesota State (Nov. 15)…Named Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week twice Jan. 15 and 29 after stellar performances versus St. Cloud State (Jan. 11-12) and North Dakota (Jan. 24-25), respectively.
Played in 23 games last season...Kelly had two goals last season...Picked up first power play goal of career against Wisconsin on Oct. 21...Other goal came against Minnesota Duluth Jan 19...Kelly registered 46 shots on goal.
Was third among freshmen in scoring for BSU with 10 points (5g, 5a)...Twice named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Nov. 12 and Jan. 12)...Picked up first laurel after scoring key goal in upset of eventual national champion Minnesota on Oct. 29...Earned the honor a second time after taylling two assists in a win over Minnesota State on Jan. 7...Scored game-winning goal versus No. 9 Providence College on Oct. 1...Put in game-winner versus St. Cloud State Oct. 21...Tallied game-winning score against Minnesota State Nov. 5.
Prior to BSU
Kelly attended Rosemount High School where she played for the girls’ hockey team since eighth grade...Since joining the Fighting Irish in 2006-07, Kelly broke her personal-best in points each year...In her first season, Kelly tallied 32 points, scoring 15 goals and helping on 17 others...Her junior campaign saw her jump to a spectacular 52-point production, netting 32 goals and 20 assists...She was named team MVP her first year and team forward of the year twice while at Rosemount...Also named all-conference each year at Rosemount...In 2008-09 Kelly was invited to the USA Hockey Girls’ Select Camp held in Rochester, N.Y.
Daughter of Kevin and Kathleen Kelly and was born Oct. 14, 1992…Also lettered three years in soccer, two years in track, and one year in both golf and cross country at Rosemount High School…Majoring in business and marketing.
Career Highs: Goals: 1, 18x last against Minnesota State (Dec. 6, 2014), Assists: 2 vs. Minnesota State (Jan. 7, 2011), Points: 2, 3x last against RPI (Oct. 4, 2014), Shots on Goal: 7, at Robert Morris (Sep. 26, 2014), Penalty Minutes: 17 vs. Ohio State (Nov. 8, 2013).