University of Delaware Women’s Lacrosse Hall of Fame Standout Returns to Newark Sunday
February 22, 2013
NEWARK, Del. – A familiar face will be standing on the Delaware Stadium sidelines during this Sunday's women's lacrosse game as former University of Delaware All-American Liza Shoemaker Kelly (at right) makes her return to campus.
A 1998 alumnus and a 2008 UD Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Kelly is currently the head coach of the University of Denver Pioneers, who square off against the Blue Hens at noon.
Kelly was a stalwart midfielder and motivating team leader during her All-American career in 1995-98 for Delaware.
A standout defender, she also contributed 60 career goals and earned All-American honors three times. In addition to earning all-region and all-league honors three times, Kelly was named the 1997 and 1998 America East Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player and also competed for the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team.
A native of Baltimore, Md. and a 1998 honors graduate of Delaware, Kelly was named the UD Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year and the NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Delaware following the 1997-98 campaign.
A team captain, she led her final two teams to a combined record of 26-10 and two league titles under then head coach Denise Wescott.
Prior to joining the University of Denver, Kelly led Boston University to three NCAA Tournament appearances.Back To Women's Lacrosse Home Women's Lacrosse Story Archive