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14   KJ Kelley
KJ Kelley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rainier, Ore.

High School:
Rainier

Height:
5-8

Position:
C

Birthdate:
10/27/1983

Bats/Throws:
R/R


As A Senior In 2006:

Batted .250 (1-4) with two RBI, a sac fly, sacrifice, and three walks at the A-10 Tournament (5/11-13) ... Officially 0-0 with a sac fly and three walks vs. UConn (5/7) ... Batted .500 (3-6) with a sacrifice and two RBI at St. Bonaventure (5/5) ... Hit .571 (4-7) with a double, run scored, three RBI, and a walk vs. Rhode Island (5/1) ... Hit .167 (1-6) vs. Dayton (4/28) ... Was 0-2 with two walks at Central Connecticut (4/26) ... Batted .333 (2-6) with a run scored and a walk at Saint Louis (4/23) ... Hit a team-high .750 (3-4) with a double, five RBI, two runs scored, a sacrifice, and a walk vs. Harvard (4/20) ... Hit .500 (2-4) with a home run, run scored, and three RBI at Boston College (4/18) ... Went 0-6 with two walks vs. Temple (4/15) ... Batted .500 (2-4) with a double, two RBI, a walk, and a sacrifice fly vs. St. Joe's (4/13) ... Went 2-2 (1.000) with a walk, two RBI, and asacrifice fly at UConn (4/12) ... Hit .857 (6-7) with a run scored, three doubles, a RBI, and a stolen base vs. Charlotte (4/9) ... Batted .143 (1-7) with a solo home run, a walk, and a sacrifice at Fordham (4/2) ... Hit .600 (3-5) with a sacrifice and four RBI at La Salle (3/31) ... Batted .600 (3-5) with two runs scored, a double, two walks, and two RBI vs. Dartmouth (3/29) ... Hit a team high .833 (5-6) with three runs scored, two home runs, three RBI, and a walk at George Washington (3/24). The two home runs came in the same game, tying a school record ... Batted .167 (3-18) with a double at the FAU Parents' Weekend Tournament (3/17-19) ... Hit .182 (4-22) with three runs scored, a double, six RBI, four walks, and two sacrifices at the Adidas Invitational (3/9-12) ... Hit .500 (3-6) with a run scored, a double, two RBI, and a walk at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (2/24) ... Went 0-11 with two walks and two sacrifices at the Campbell/Cartier Classic (Feb. 10-12).

As A Junior In 2005:

Easton Sports First-Team All-American ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference and All-Tournament team ... Two-time A-10 and ECAC Player of the Week ... Named to the Speedline Invitational All-Tournament team ... Started 52 games behind the plate ... Led the team and the A-10 with a .382 batting average ... Tied for the A-10 lead with 14 home runs which was also a UMass single-season record ... 0.27 home runs per game was good for 27th in the country ... Fourth in the A-10 and second on the team with 43 RBI ... Also second on the team and tied for second in the A-10 with 12 doubles and 106 total bases ... Led the A-10 and finished 16th in the nation with a .779 slugging percentage ... Had 33 walks and ranked 20th in the country with 0.63 walks per game ... Also led the A-10 with a .517 on-base percentage ... Had a .980 fielding percentage ... Threw out 32 percent of would-be base stealers and also had four pick-offs from behind the plate ... Had a solo home run at the NCAA Tournament (May 20-22) against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to break her own single-season school record ... Hit .333 (3-9) with a home run, a run scored, three RBI, a walk and a sacrifice at the A-10 Tournament (May 12-14) ... Batted .667 (4-6) with two home runs, three runs scored, a walk and four RBI at Rhode Island (May 6) ... Went 2-2 (1.000) with two RBI, a run scored and a walk against Boston College (May 4) ... 2-2 (1.000) with a run scored, two walks and a double against Boston University (May 3) ... 2-6 (.333) with a double, home run, three runs scored, two RBI and a walk against La Salle (April 29) ... 2-4 (.500) with a double, a solo home run and three walks against NC State (April 24) ... Perfect 4-4 (1.000) and on base seven times at St. Bonaventure (April 22) with a double, two walks, hit by pitch and a RBI ... Batted .200 (1-5) with a walk and a three-run home run vs. Temple (April 17) ... Went 6-8 (.750) with a double and six RBI against Saint Joseph's (April 15) ... Went 2-3 (.667) with two sole home runs, two runs scored, two RBI and two walks at Connecticut (April 13) ... First home run was her 28th all-time setting a new UMass record ... Hit .333 (2-6) with two runs scored, a double, a home run, two RBI and a stolen base against George Washington (April 6) ... Was 2-6 (.333) with two RBI and a sacrifice against Dartmouth (March 31) ... Batted .500 (2-4) with a run scored, a home run, a RBI and three walks at the Villanova Challenge (March 19) ... Hit a team-high .471 (8-17) with two doubles, two home runs, three runs scored, six RBI, two walks and a stolen base at the Speedline Invitational (March 10-13) ... Had a .941 slugging percentage in the six games.

As A Sophomore In 2004:

Selected as the MVP of the FIU Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic on March 14 ... Named a New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association honorable mention All-Star on May 6 ... Selected to the A-10 All-Conference team (May 12) as well as to the A-10 All-Tournament team (May 15) ... Was a NFCA second-team All-Region pick ... Started all 51 games and batted .297 (ninth in the A-10) with 41 hits, 19 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, 13 home runs (which is the most in a single season at UMass and tied for first in the A-10) and a team-high 41 RBI (tied for fifth-most in a school single-season and first in the A-10) ... Also walked 31 (three intentional) times ... Posted a .630 slugging percentage (second in the A-10) and a .421 on-base percentage ... Hit two sacrifice flies and was 1-1 (1.000) in stolen base opportunities ... Went 4-12 (.333) with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and four RBI at the Fiesta Bowl Classic (Feb. 13-15) ... Went 2-16 (.125) with two runs scored, three walks and five RBI at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27-29) ... Both hits were home runs, including a grand slam against Army ... Batted .182 (2-11) with a home run, a double, a run scored, three RBI and three walks at the FAU Worth Invitational (March 6-7) ... Home run was a three-run, walk-off shot to beat North Carolina ... Went 6-14 (.429) with two runs scored, a home run and four RBI at the FIU Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic (March 12-14) ... Was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player ... Was 3-6 (.500) with two home runs, two runs scored and two RBI at La Salle (March 27) ... Both home runs came in the second game of a doubleheader tying the school record for most home runs by one player in a single-game ... It was her second career multi-home run game ... Went 3-7 (.429) with two home runs, three runs scored, a walk and six RBI at Central Connecticut State (March 30) ... Was 1-2 (.500) with a home run, a run scored, two RBI and a walk vs. Boston College (April 15) ... Home run was her 12th of the season to set a new school-record ... Was 2-6 (.333) with a double, a home run, a run scored, four RBI and a walk at Temple (April 25) ... Batted .750 (6-8) with two doubles, three walks and a RBI at the Atlantic 10 Tournament (May 13-15) ... Hit the game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Fordham in game one ... Batted .222 (2-9) with two RBI and a sacrifice at the NCAA Tournament (May 20-21).

As A Freshman In 2003:

Atlantic 10 All-Conference third baseman ... Selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team and the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA Regional VII in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... Named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on May 5 ... Played in all 54 games, making 51 starts at third base ... Fifth on the team with a .308 batting average ... Had 41 hits and 14 runs scored ... Banged out six doubles and hit eight home runs, tied for the fourth-most in a UMass single-season ... Stole five bases (5-9; .556) and drove in 27 runs, while drawing 19 walks ... Compiled a .534 slugging percentage, the fourth-highest in a UMass single-season, and a .395 on-base percentage.

Before UMass:

Four-year letterwinner in softball at Rainier (Ore.) High School ... Four time All-COWAPA League selection ... Three-time All-State pick ... League MVP as a senior ... Set a school record with 20 career home runs ... Batted .467 with a .726 on-base percentage and .956 slugging percentage as a senior ... First athlete, male or female, to receive three COWAPA League MVP awards in one academic year or school year (softball, basketball and volleyball) ... Recipient of the Rainier High School Outstanding Four-Year Athlete award ... Finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman award ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also lettered in volleyball and basketball for four years, as well as track for two seasons.

Personal:

Full name is Katherine Joanne Kelley ... Born on Oct. 27, 1983, in Longview, Wash. ... Daughter of Leonard and Debbie Kelley ... Sister of Derek, Jamie, Stephanie and Tiffany ... Enrolled in the School of Management, majoring in Sport Management.

KJ Kelley's Career Statistics at UMass

YEAR
AVG.
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG.
BB
SF-SH
SB-A
2003
.308
54-51
133
14
41
6
0
8
27
71
.534
19
0-14
5-9
2004
.297
51-51
138
19
41
5
1
13
41
87
.630
31
2-1
1-1
2005
.382
52-52
136
25
52
12
0
14
42
106
.779
33
0-4
3-3
2006
.348
51-51
134
16
48
9
0
5
39
72
.522
26
9-4
1-1
Career
.334
208-202
545
74
182
32
1
40
149
336
.617
109
28-6
10-14

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