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March 8, 2014

Former Triton lacrosse player is excelling at Beloit College

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“I am pretty happy with the start I have gotten off to,” Kelly said. “I didn’t expect to be getting off to this good of a start, but it has definitely helped my confidence because I didn’t know how big of a transition college lacrosse would be from high school lacrosse. Coming out and knowing that I could score has helped me get a lot more comfortable.”

Also working to make Kelly more comfortable is the age of his lacrosse team. In only its second year, Beloit’s team is entirely freshmen and sophomores. Kelly is also teammates with three kids from Massachusetts. Beloit freshman Brendan FitzGerald is from Duxbury, while sophomores Ikey Chafkin and Trevor Kenahan are from Chestnut Hill and Swampscott, respectively.

“When I got out here, I met Brendan and we started hanging out because we had stuff to talk about,” Kelly said. “That has definitely helped.”

His four goals in three games has proved critical, for the position he plays warrants heavy attention to offensive production. Playing attack, Kelly focuses entirely on offense.

“At attack, your job is to be on offense the whole time, so you have to stay on the offensive part of the field,” he said. “I have been playing since third grade so where to be on the field and what to do on transition has become second nature to me.”

While his campaign to achieve his individual goals is off to a strong start, so too are the goals that the team has set for itself.

“Individually I just wanted to come out and have an impact,” Kelly said. “I wanted to make a difference and get to play. I’m off to a pretty good start and want to focus on keeping that going. As a team, Coach said he wanted us to be over .500 for the year with more wins than losses. Last year, we finished .500 so our goal is to beat that as a team.”

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