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#3 Kelly Berger
Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
High School: Hammond

At JMU:  Four-year starter.  Fnished her career second on JMU career goals list (184), second on career points list (262) and second on career assist list (78).  2007-08 JMU Co-Athlete of the Year (spring 2007 athletes were eligible for the award)

 

2008:  Co-JMU Athlete of the Year for 2007-08.  (NOTE:  Spring 2007 athletes were eligible for the 2007-08 award.)

 

2007:  IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America third team.  womenslacrosse.com All-America third team.  Inside Lacrosse All-America third team.  MVP of North-South Senior All-Star Game.  IWLCA All-South Region second team.  All-conference (CAA) first team.  All-state (VaSID) first team.  CAA all-tournament team.  Among 17 nominees for Tewaaraton Trophy.  Team leader in points and second in goals and assists.  Among NCAA leaders in points average (23rd), assist average (35th) and goals average (37th).  Second in CAA in points and tied second in points average.  CAA Player of the Week Feb. 25 (three goals on four shots Feb. 18 vs. Notre Dame; four goals on four shots and one assist Feb. 24 at Georgetown).  U.S. Elite Team 2006-07.  Finalist, JMU Athlete of the Year.  Team tri-captain. Team MVP.


2006:  IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America first team.  Among NCAA leaders in points average (7th, 4.65), assist average (15th, 1.7), goals average (19th, 2.95) and caused turnover average (56th, 1.4).  All-South first team.  Conference (CAA) Tournament Most Outstanding Player.  Conference (CAA) Player of the Year.  All-conference (CAA) first team.  All-state (VaSID) first team.  Led team in goals, assists, points and free-position goals, ranked second in ground balls and third in caused turnovers.  Conference (CAA) leader in assists and points.  Conference (CAA) Player of the Week March 27.  Team's MVP. 

2005:  U.S. Developmental Team 2005-06.  All-South Region second team.  All-conference (CAA) first team.  All-state (VaSID) first team.  Led team in goals, assists, points and free-position goals and was second in ground balls and caused turnovers.  Conference (CAA) Player of the Week March 27.  Aimee Willard Award recipient for the top collegiate player at U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament.  Played on division champion Mid-Atlantic 1 team at U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament.  Team's co-MVP.  

2004:  womenslacrosse.com All-Rookie Team.  Conference all-tournament team.  maax Division I National Player of the Week, womenslacrosse.com Division I National Rookie of the Week and Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week honorable mention May 2.  Scored 10 goals that week, including game-winning goal in overtime in 13-12 conference championship victory over William and Mary and game-winner in 18-13 conference semifinal win over George Mason.  Third on team in goals and points.  Second on team in game-winning goals.  Team's Rookie of the Year award.

High school and club:
  All-America second team as a senior.  Washington Post all-county first team as a sophomore, junior and senior.  Howard County Times and Baltimore Sun all-county first team as a junior and senior and second team as a sophomore.  Hammond's career scoring leader.  Member of Heroes club team that won the Vail Shootout 2002.  U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award 2003.  Also played basketball and soccer, and was a member of Hammond's state runner-up basketball team 2002.  Member of award-winning Hammond Dance Company for three years.

Personal:
  Kelly
Berger. 
Kinesiology major with a concentration in sports management and a minor in business. Her brother, Stephen, is a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Division III Washington College in Chestertown, Md.  As a player he was a three-time All-America, the 2004 NCAA Co-Midfielder of the Year and the 2003 and 2004 Centennial Conference Player of the Year.

 

Career

GP-GS

Shots

Pct

G

A

Pts

G-W

GB

CT

Draws

2004-Fr.

19-15

83

.434

36

4

40

5

37

6

12

2005-So.

16-15

115

.357

41

16

57

1

40

23

12

2006-Jr.

20-20

150

.393

59

34

93

0

50

28

16

2007-Sr.

18-17

110

.436

48

24

72

 

22

16

27

Totals

73-67

458

.402

184

78

262

6

149

73

67