Title: Assistant Coach - VCU Women's Soccer
Kelsey Kearney enters her first season as an assistant
women’s soccer coach at VCU. Kearney joins the Rams after a
stellar four-year playing career at Southern Conference powerhouse
Kearney was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Spartans
and a two-time team captain. She led UNCG to three straight regular
season SOCON Championships, an NCAA Tournament appearance and a
SOCON Tournament Championship.
Kearney finished her career as arguably the best keeper in
UNCG history. She graduated as the Spartans’ all-time leader
in career goals against average, shutouts and minutes played. She
turned in three of the top four single-season GAAs in school
history. Kearney matched the single season school record with 12
shutouts in 2010, when she helped the Spartans to a top-10 national
ranking. She earned all-region honors and was a third-team NSCAA
Scholar All-American. In 2011 Kearney was nominated for the Lowes
Senior Class award as well as a recipient of the Southern
Conference Coleman Lew Leadership Award.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from UNCG in May, Kearney
spent the 2012 season at Gardner-Webb University as the graduate
assistant for the women’s soccer team. During her time there,
she worked primarily with the goalkeepers along with recruiting,
day to day operations and travel.
While at Gardner-Webb University, Kearney coached the
goalkeepers for the Greater Cleveland County Soccer Association.
She has continued her involvement with youth soccer as a staff
member for the North Carolina ODP 01 girl’s team.