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  Kelley Birch
Kelley Birch

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

High School:
Torrey Pines

Height:
5-4

Position:
MF

As a Senior in 2008: Has seen action in 18 games ... earned two assists in two straight games, helping Kristin Stannard to the team's fifth goal in a 5-0 win over Santa Clara (10/3) and Morgan Redman on the team's third goal in a 3-0 shutout of Oregon (10/10) ... has taken four shots on the season, three of which were on goal.

As a Junior in 2007: A Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... started 13 matches in 20 appearances for the Cardinal ... scored one goal, the opener in a 2-1 win over Virginia (9/7).


As a Sophomore in 2006: A Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... played in 21 games and started five ... tallied 14 shots, five of which were on goal ... assisted on Kelley O'Hara's insurance goal against Oregon State (10/27).

As a Freshman in 2005: Played in all 20 games and started three matches ... was one of 11 Cardinal players to see the field in every match ... tallied an assist on April Wall's insurance goal at San Francisco in Stanford's 2-0 victory (9/4) ... scored first collegiate goal against Oregon State (11/4) ... added her second goal two days later in the regular-season finale at Oregon (11/6) ... both goals were game-winners ... tallied two shots against Saint Louis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/11).

High School: A member of the California state Olympic Development Program (ODP) team for five years ... named MVP of her club team, Surf Soccer, in 2005 ... helped Surf to the regional and national championships in 2003 ... a four-year letterwinner in soccer at Torrey Pines High School ... a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee in 2004 ... named the Palomar League and CIF-San Diego Section Player of the Year as a senior ... selected as the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year by the San Diego Union Tribune and the North County Times ... honored as the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Torrey Pines High School ... a two-time North County first-team selection ... honored as the North County Player of the Year as a senior ... also a three-year letterwinner in field hockey ... Captained both soccer and field hockey squads her senior season.

Personal: Daughter of Glen and Sandy Birch ... brother, Tyler, played soccer at Columbia University ... majoring in international relations with a minor in economics.

Birch's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts
2005 20-3 22 2 1 5
2006 21-5 14 0 1 1
2007 20-13 14 1 0 2
2008 18-0 4 0 3 3
Career 59-8 40 2 5 9


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