ON KELLEHER: A talented kid who has worked hard to improve his game and push for playing time ... has achieved in the classroom as well ... working on getting stronger and more physical ... working to improve his skill level ... needs to be more vocal and intense for longer periods of time.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Reserve defenseman saw most significant playing time at Fairfield (4/24), had a groundball and caused turnover ... Made 2007 debut against Sacred Heart (3/20).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Made collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (3/21), his only game action of the season.
BEFORE UMASS: Graduated from Brewster High School where he played for coach Gerry Walsh ... honored as an All-American as a senior ... as a senior, junior and sophomore, earned All-League, All-Section and Journal News All-Star honors ... played for the Hudson Valley Empire State Team ... was a key in the Bears run to the Section 1 Class B semifinals as a junior ... also starred on the Brewster football team as he plays both tight end and defensive end ... earned All-League and All-Section on the gridiron ... member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Justin Philip Kelleher ... son of Virginia and James Gallagher ... brother of John (26), Jen (24) and Jordan (22) ... born May 15, 1986 in Mount Kisco, N.Y. ... worked with World Team defender Ryan McClay (who played at Cornell) to improve his overall game ... planning to major in Finance and Economics.
CAREER STATS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2006 1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0:00 2007 2/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0:00 Totals 3/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0:00