Fairfield Women's Basketball BIO
Kelsey Carey
Player Profile:
Kelsey Carey 1795300
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
High School: Saint Joseph Hill Academy

2015-16: All-MAAC Third Team…MAAC Player of the Week (11/13)…Two-time College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week (11/16; 2/2)…Once again showed tremendous growth on the hardwood, totaling 376 points which was 111 points more than she scored in her first two years combined…Had the best start of any player in the conference, scoring 18.3 points and 63 percent from the floor in the first four games of the season…Scored 20 or more points in five different games, including a career-high 27 points against Harvard (12/22), the most by a Stag in a game in five years…Reached double digits in 19 games, team went 12-7 in those contests…Picked up a loose ball and converted the layup to give the Stags the lead with less than five seconds to play at Marist (2/21)…Led the Stags in scoring in 14 different games, including netting 20 against Rider for the 600th win in program history (1/28)…Scored 11 of the team’s first 18 points at Monmouth, allowing the Stags to stay in the game that they would eventually win (1/30)…Also showed vast improvement at the free throw line shooting 71 percent from the line and raising her career average nearly 150 points (.422 to .590)…Led the team with 12.1 points per game overall and 14.8 points in games won.

2014-15: Undoubtedly the sparkplug for the Stags who had a breakthrough season, finishing second on the team with a .480 field goal percentage…Started the season as a bench player before her ‘coming of age’ game against Siena where she tallied a career-high 22 points on 11-15 shooting…She had already reached a personal-best with 14 points in the first half…Became the first Stag player to reach 20 points coming off the bench since Sabra Wrice in 2006…Reached double figures nine times during the season, the team was 8-1 in those games…Also showed her energy on the defensive side with 20 steals, including a game-winning swipe against Canisius (2/13)…Led the team with 48 offensive rebounds, including six against Siena (12/3)…Had her first career start in the upset win at Marist (1/6). 

2013-14: Appeared in 20 games, averaging 3.9 minutes off the bench … Tallied 32 points and 21 rebounds … Had two rebounds in two minutes in WBI quarterfinal against Maine … Had career-high 11 points, five rebounds, two assists in 14 minutes against Morgan State … Made collegiate debut against UAB and scored first collegiate point at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner at Saint Joseph Hill Academy ... Scored 2,174 points for the Koalas, setting the Staten Island record ... Holds a pair of top-10 single season scoring performances in Staten Island history, scoring 610 points as a junior and 727 points as senior, good for second all-time ... Averaged 26.4 points and 15.0 rebounds as a senior captain ... A four-time CHSAA MVP ... Three-time All-Star as chosen by the Staten Island Advance, the New York Daily News, and the NY State Sportswriters ... Two-time New York Post All-Star ... As a junior, received the Nike Game Changer Award and was named the New York Post Player of the Week three times ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Kevin and MaryEllen Carey ... Has two siblings ... SAAC Reprentative ... Best Buddies Volunteer ... At Fairfield has voluteered at the Senior Center and the Boys and Girls Club...Major is marketing.
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