UNC Men's Lacrosse Bio
24 Stephen Kelly
Kelly Kelly 1671037

General:  Tremendous addition to Carolina program...will contribute immediately in the midfield and at the face-off X...member of the 2012 USA Under 19 Lacrosse Team that won the FILA World Championship in Turku, Finland...he was the youngest member of that gold medal winning squad.

Prep:  Graduate of Calvert Hall College High School...2013 Under Armour All-America...No. 2-ranked lacrosse player (#1 midfielder) in Class of 2013 as named by Inside Lacrosse Magazine in 2011 & 2012...four-year lacrosse letterman as a midfielder and face-off specialist...finished his career with 68 goals, 56 assists and an astounding total of 622 ground balls...won 74 percent of his career face-offs (767 of 1032)...as a senior his numbers were 24 goals, 21 assists, 196 ground balls and 234 of 304 face-offs (77%)...his junior year numbers were 21 goals, 18 assists, 176 ground balls and 208 of 274 face-offs (76%)...as a sophomore he had 21 goals, 15 assists, 184 ground balls and was 237 of 319 on face-offs (74%)...as a freshman he scored twice, passed for four assists, claimed 66 ground balls and won 88 of 135 face-offs (65%)...2012 & 2013 U.S. Lacrosse high school All-America...finalist for 2013 C. Markland Kelly Award as top player in MIAA...won Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro honors three straight years (2011-13)...also named first-team All-MIAA each of those seasons...2012 & 2013 Towson Times Co-Player of the Year...2013 team captain...led Calvert Hall to 2011 MIAA "A" championship game...the following year Calvert Hall won the MIAA "A" title, just its second title in 35 years...team was ranked #1 in area by Baltimore Sun and #2 nationally by Inside Lacrosse...McMullen Scholar...member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society...had a 4.0 weighted GPA...served as a peer educator as a junior and senior...four-year captain of FCA Huddle.

Personal:  Full name is Stephen Patrick DeMaine Kelly...nicknamed "Bones"...son of Frank and Gayle Kelly...was born in November 1994 in Baltimore...majors in business administration...his father Frank played football and lacrosse at Cornell and was captain of 1986 Big Red team...his mother Gayle was a field hockey and lacrosse player at Mary Washington...uncles David and Bryan Kelly played lacrosse at Carolina on 1986 and 1991 NCAA championship teams, respectively...his uncle John played lacrosse at Washington College, competing in three NCAA Division III title games...brother Frankie and cousin Patrick are current Tar Heels.

Catching Up With Stephen Kelly

About Lacrosse

The best thing about being a Tar Heel lacrosse player is being a part of a family.

My favorite thing about playing for Coach Breschi is the energy and work ethic brought day in and day out.

Since last year the aspect of my game I've worked on the most is my off-hand.

My best friend on a college lacrosse team other than Carolina is Garrett Epple (Notre Dame).

My greatest strength as a lacrosse player is always working hard.

More About Stephen

My favorite lacrosse bus trip movie is Waterboy.

My favorite sport other than lacrosse is football.

My favorite singer or musical act is Hardwell.

The teammate who makes me laugh the most is Pat Foster.

My teammates would be surprised to know one of my hobbies is playing golf.

Personal Favorites

My dream vacation spot is Atlantis, Bahamas.

My favorite tailgate food is burgers.

My favorite beverage is a Shirley Temple.

My favorite food made by a relative is Thanksgiving dinner.

And Here's Some More

In a perfect world my dream job would be NFL player.

My favorite class at Carolina is Drama 160.

The celebrity I'd most like to hang out with is Ray Lewis.

My most cherished possession as a kid was my blanket.

The most interesting person I've met at Carolina is Luke Goldstock.


Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lutherville, Md.
High School: Calvert Hall
Major: Business Administration
Experience: 1 Letter
UNC North Carolina Men's Lacrosse


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