31 - Brooke Kelly
Brooke Kelly
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Medford, NJ
High School: Shawnee
Position: F
2002-03 Captain

A key component to this year's squad who leads by example. An all-around player who can score both inside and outside. One of the top forwards in the NEC. Need just 27 points to become the ninth member of the Pioneer 1,000-point club. She's also a Dean's List student.

2001-02: An All-Northeast Conference second team selection...Led the Pioneers in scoring, field goal percentage, and rebounding...14.2 points per game on 41% shooting (140-338)...Grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game with five double-doubles on the year...Hit for a career-high 25 points at Central Connecticut (1/28/01)...Scored 20 plus points five times...Scored in double figures in 22 of 29 games including eight straight to close out the season...Averaged 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds over the season's final 15 games...SHU's leading scorer in the NEC Tournament, hitting for 23 versus Quinnipiac (3/2/02) and 20 against LIU (3/3/02)...Racked up a career-high four steals against Robert Morris (2/18/02).

2000-01: Kelly became the first Pioneer player to earn NEC Player-of-the-Week honors, receiving that acclaim for the week of Jan. 15, 2001...Starting all 29 games, she topped the team in scoring (11.2ppg.) and steals (41), and ranked second in rebounding (5.2)...Equaled her career high with 21 points in victories over Lehigh (12/02/00) and Fairleigh Dickinson (1/06/01)...Also had 20 points against Robert Morris (1/11/01)...Turned in three double-doubles...Was instrumental in Sacred Heart's 69-54 win over UMBC (3/3/01) in the NEC Tournament, contributing a game-high 17 points and a team-high 7 rebounds.

1999-00: Kelly played with poise uncharacteristic of a freshman and was selected to the Northeast Conference (NEC) All-Rookie Team, despite a broken nose incurred early in the year...Averaged a team-high 6.9 rebounds along with a 8.7 ppg., the latter ranking second on the squad...Soared for a career-high 17 rebounds in the 87-84 double-overtime loss to Virginia Commonwealth (12/09/99) -- the most pulled down by a Sacred Heart player since the 1993-94 season...Also had a career-high 21 points in that contest.

High School: Captained the Shawnee High team as a senior and was named to the South Jersey All-Star Game in March 1999.

Personal: Brooke Ann Kelly. Born: 6/09/81. Parents: LouAnn (Castellano) '83 and James Kelly '73. Sibling: Melissa Kelly. Her father played at Sacred Heart and still holds the records for blocked shots in a game (13 vs. Bridgeport, 1/27/73) and season (176, 1972-73). Favorite Book: Seinlanguage. Favorite Movie: Robinhood: Prince of Thieves. Favorite TV show: MacGyver