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Moira Kelley - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Moira Kelley

Position Defender
Height 5-9
Class Senior
Hometown Overland Park, Kan.
High School Saint Thomas Aquinas HS
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SENIOR – 2023

  • Played and started all 18 matches for Kansas
  • Led the team in minutes played with 1,609
  • Scored a goal in a 1-1 tie against Vanderbilt (Aug. 24)
  • Recorded three assists including one against rival Missouri
  • Attempted nine shots, with four being shots on goal

JUNIOR – 2022

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Started the first 14 matches before suffering a season-ending injury
  • Finished the season with one assist vs. Northwestern (Aug. 21)
  • Recorded eight shots, including three shots on goal
  • Logged 1,233 minutes
  • Played all 90 minutes in the first 12 matches of the season


  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Started all 19 matches
  • Led the team in minutes played (1,748)
  • Recorded two assists on the season
  • Finished the season with seven shots, including two shots on goal


  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Started all 13 games in her first season in the Crimson and Blue
  • Recorded her first-career assist on Rylan Childers goal against Iowa State on March 20 and earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors
  • Finished the season with six shot attempts, including a two against Texas Tech on Sept. 25
  • Finished the season with 1,214 minutes played
  • Ranked No. 43 on the TopDrawer Soccer Freshman Top 100 Midseason list


  • In her one season playing for Saint Thomas Aquinas, helped the Saints to the league, district and regional championships as a freshman in 2017
  • Only freshman named to Mo-Kan All-Tournament team in 2017
  • Newcomer of the Year for the Saints in 2017
  • Graduated with a GPA of 4.37


  • Played on US Soccer Development Academy team, Sporting Blue Valley, that finished with a top-10 ranking and allowed the second-fewest goals among all DA teams with 14 shutouts
  • Selected for Generation Adidas Olympique Lyonnais international team that competed in Lyon, France in 2018


  • Daughter of Tim and Kim Kelley
  • Has two brothers, Liam and Aidan
  • Brother, Liam, currently attends KU, while mother, Kim, aunt, Laurie, and Uncle, Chad, attended KU
  • Majoring in psychology