Kelly Irwin
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Kelly Irwin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bexley, Ohio

High School:
Bexley High

Height:
5-6

Position:
Forward

• NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad (2007, 2008, 2009)
• Athletics Director Honor Roll (2009)

At Missouri State:
The senior forward will help replace the offense of departed seniors Melissa Lantz and Alyssa Hile.

2009: Irwin made three appearances late in the season for the Bears ... Contributed on offense as an aggressive forward ... Is the only current Bear to make three-straight NFHCA Division I National Academic Squads.

2008: Played in 15 games as an offensive reserve ... Scored her only two career goals and notched an assist ... Scored her first career goal a 3-1 loss against Villanova (9/14/08) ... Netted a goal in a hard-fought, 5-3 loss against Big Ten power Northwestern (10/4/08) ... Had the fifth-highest shot on goals percentage on the team (.667) ... Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.

2007:
Started five games and came off the bench in another 13 ... Had one assist ... Registered a shot on goal ... One of five true freshmen to play in at least 16 games ... Named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.

Background:
Irwin came to Missouri State after playing four years for Bexley High ... In both her junior and senior years, Irwin led the Lions in scoring, totaling 23 goals ... Was also the team captain her senior year ... Collected numerous accolades her senior year at Bexley, including Columbus Dispatch Athlete of the Week; academic All-American; first-team All-Central Ohio Conference; Academic All-Ohio Conference; and WTVN-610 AM Player of the Week.

Personal:
Kelly Marie Irwin was born January 27, 1989, in Columbus, Ohio ... Daughter of Chris and Nan Irwin ... Has a 3.88 cumulative GPA in Psychology ... Her sister, Christina, played field hockey for two seasons at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

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