Kelsey Kearney enters her third season as an assistant women’s soccer coach at VCU.
Since joining the Rams, VCU has become one of the best defensive units in the Atlantic 10. For four-consecutive years, the Black & Gold have earned a trip to the conference tournament.
In 2014, the Rams posted a 0.47 GAA in conference play, which was second-best in the league. Kearney coached goalkeeper Emma Kruse to five consecutive shutouts. The junior had ten shutouts overall, which led the A10. Kruse earned All-Atlantic 10 Second Team honors for the second straight year.
During her first year, the Black & Gold posted a league-best 0.93 GAA in conference play.
The Durham, N.C. native joined the Black & Gold after a stellar four-year playing career at Southern Conference powerhouse UNC Greensboro.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from UNCG in May, Kearney spent the 2012 season at Gardner-Webb University as the graduate assistant for the women’s soccer team. During her time there, she worked primarily with the goalkeepers along with recruiting, day to day operations and travel.
Kearney was a four-year varsity letter winner for the Spartans and a two-time team captain. She led UNCG to three straight regular season SoCon Championships, an NCAA Tournament appearance and a SoCon Tournament Championship.