The Loyola University Maryland women's lacrosse team defeated Notre Dame, 11-9, in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
Worth Noting Preseason All-BIG EAST ('12) All-BIG EAST Second Team ('11)
2011 (Redshirt Junior) Earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors Finished the season ranked fifth in the NCAA and the second in the BIG EAST in caused turnovers per game (2.26) Also led the league and ranked 11th nationally with 3.11 ground balls per game Picked up a career-high seven ground balls in BIG EAST Championship Game against Notre Dame (5/7) Tied then-career high five ground balls against both Towson (3/5) and Penn State (3/8) Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on April 4 after picking up nine ground balls and causing three turnovers against Cincinnati (4/1) and Notre Dame (4/3) Set career-high with five caused turnovers against Syracuse (4/29) Had five caused turnovers and five ground balls against Massachusetts (5/14)
2010 (Junior) Redshirted Season
2009 (Sophomore) Stepped into the starting lineup on defense and opened every game but the senior game in the starting 12 Second on the team with 25 ground balls and tied for third with 31 ground balls Finished seventh in the BIG EAST and in the top 50 of Division I players in caused turnovers per game (1.47) Earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention on March 2 after causing a career-high five turnovers against UMBC Also had four ground balls, her career-high that she matched against Connecticut (4/3), against the Retrivers Caused four turnovers against both Connecticut and Denver (5/2) Had multiple ground balls in nine games Controlled two draws at Princeton (4/29)
2008 (Freshman) Played in nine games, including each of the final five, as part of Loyola's line defense Finished her first season with five ground balls, four caused turnovers and two draw controls Caused two turnovers and picked up a pair of ground balls against Cincinnati (4/4) Had a ground ball and a draw control in the Delaware game (3/5)
High School Earned a total of 10 letters - four in soccer and three each in basketball and lacrosse - at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa All-Central League First Team as a junior and senior and All-Delaware County First Team as a senior Also named her team's most valuable player as a senior when her team was the State of Pennsylvania's runners-up Named Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District's Top Scholar-Athlete as a senior Holds Ridley's school record in caused turnovers and interceptions Named one of the Top 50 High School Players for the Class of 2011 by Inside Lacrosse Magazine Named her senior class' Most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete Led her team in shot percentage as a senior Also earned All-Delaware County and All-Central League honors in basketball and soccer as a senior Earned Distinguished Honor Roll all four years in high school Sports editor of the yearbook
Personal Kellye Gallagher Daughter of Joseph and Linda Gallagher Has one older sister, Jamie, a basketball and softball player at Wilmington (Del.) College Her father, Joe, played baseball at Widener University