Northwestern set for ninth consecutive trip to championship weekend
2014: Veteran member of NU's attack ... Set career highs for draw controls (3) and caused turnovers (2) in the Wildcats' season-opening win over No. 8 Virginia ... Recorded one goal and one assist with another two-caused turnover effort vs. Marquette ... Tied a career high with four points (3g, 1a) at Michigan.
2013: Important contributor on attack, playing in 22 games with four starts ... 21 goals on the year ... One goal vs. Team USA in preseason Champion Challenge ... Set a career high with four goals (also tying career best for points) in season-opener against her homestate university, UMass ... One goal, one draw control and one caused turnover vs. USC ... One unassisted goal at North Carolina ... Scored once at Vanderbilt ... One goal vs. Boston College, playing on her birthday and against younger sister Kate of BC ... Also scored once at Navy and vs. Harvard ... Recorded one goal and one assist at Virginia ... Notched three points (1g, 2a) vs. Stanford ... Went 3-for-3 on shots to net a hat trick vs. Penn ... Recorded two goals and one assist in 8-3 win over Florida in ALC Championship game ... One goal and two ground balls in NCAA Tournament vs. Stanford ... Scored two goals vs. Penn State in the NCAA quarterfinals ... Added a goal in NCAA semifinal loss to UNC ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Nine goals and three assists in sophomore season ... Scored a hat trick vs. Team England and netted one goal vs. Team USA in preseason Champion Challenge ... One goal in season-opening win at Stanford ... Netted two free position goals in win at Louisville ... Scored two goals for a second straight game vs. William & Mary ... Scored once vs. UMass ... Recorded one goal and one assist vs. Johns Hopkins ... Two goals and one assist vs. Notre Dame ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011: Played in 21 of 23 games as a freshman with seven starts ... Scored 20 goals and added four assists ... Scored at least one goal in seven straight games from Feb. 27-March 26, including five multi-goal games in a row ... Notched hat tricks in her home debut vs. California, vs. William & Mary and again vs. Albany in the NCAA quarterfinals ... Earned ALC Rookie of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks (March 15-22) for her consecutive games with a hat trick ... Scored a first-half goal vs. North Carolina in national semifinals ... Finished with seven ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers ... Second on the team among freshmen with 24 points.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Westwood ... Named an Under Armour All-American ... During her four years, Wolverines posted a combined 93-4-1 record, including capturing the Massachusetts state championship in 2008 and 2009 ... Finished her prep career with 359 goals and 173 assists ... Two-time first team All-American selection in 2009, 2010 while earning second-team honors in 2008... Two-time Tri-Valley League Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010) ... Three-time Boston Globe and Boston HeraldAll-Scholastic selection ... Named the team's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior ... Team captain ... Coached by Leslie Frank ... Member of Mass Elite club team for six seasons ... Also lettered three times in both basketball and soccer ... National Honor Society member ... Honor roll student ... Member of National Spanish Honor Society and National Art Honor Society.
Personal: Born Kelly Alexandra Rich ... Daughter of Bob and Luanne Rich ... Father played lacrosse at Springfield College ... Another member of the Northwestern-Westwood connection, which includes former Wildcats Kristen Kjellman, Meredith and Alex Frank, Ali Jacobs and Sara Harrington and current Wildcat Kerri Harrington ... Majoring in social policy.
Rich's Career Highs
4, vs. Massachusetts (2/8/13)
2, three times, most recent vs. Stanford (4/14/13)
4, two times, most recent vs. Massachusetts (2/8/13)
2, two times, most recent vs. Notre Dame (4/25/12)