29 Kathleen O'Keefe
29 Kathleen O'Keefe
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chatham, N.J.
High School: Chatham
Position: GK

Collegiate Honors:  2011: America East All-Conference Second Team. 2010: America East All-Rookie Team.

Career Highs: Saves- 14 (twice - most recent vs. Vanderbilt 03/28/12); Ground Balls- 6 at Navy (03/13/13); Caused Turnovers- 3 (at Florida 03/20/10).

2013 Season | Statistics | Photos
•  Started all 16 games
•  Played 867:53 of a possible 972:00
• Has a personal-best .438 save percentage and 11.55 GAA with a 5-9 record
•  Team leader in ground balls (34), and caused turnovers (12)
•  Combined with Taylor Hurwitz to shut out Iona College (03/27); played the first half and did not face a shot on goal
• Recorded double-digit saves four consecutive games spanning March 6-20
•  Double-digit saves five times in 10 games
•  Career-high six ground balls at 20th-ranked Navy (03/13); recorded 11 saves and season-high two caused turnovers in that 11-10 overtime loss
•  Season-high 13 saves, including 11 in the first half, at UConn (03/06). Tied season-high 13 saves vs. Boston University (4/17/13)
•  Tallied five ground balls at Hofstra (02/16), which matched her personal best at the time
•  11 saves at Hofstra (02/16)
•  10 saves at Longwood (03/16) with one GB one CTO
•  Seven saves and four GB at Albany (03/24)

2012 season | 2012 Statistics 
Played in 10 of 16 games with seven starts; played 416:56 of a possible 960:00; had a 1-6 record with a 12.23 GAA and .384 save percentage; also credited with 16 ground balls and three caused turnovers; in four America East conference games (three starts), had a 12.18 GAA and .410 save percentage; matched her career high of 14 saves in the 12-11 win against 12th-ranked Vanderbilt (03/28); followed that with an 11-save effort (.478 save percentage) in 46:23 of action at Vermont (03/31); stopped 8 of 17 shots on target for a .471 save percentage vs. Albany (04/14); also credited with two ground balls and a draw control in that game; in four March games, had a .468 save percentage; her GAA improved each month and closed with a 10.99 GAA in three April games; in six home games (four starts), went 1-3 with a 11.41 GAA and .423 save percentage; season-high five ground balls, which matched her career high, and one caused turnover at Boston University (04/04); four GBs at Vermont (03/31).

2011 season | O'Keefe's 2011 Statistics  
Played in 12 of 17 games with 10 starts; missed the last three games of the season due to injury; had a 5-7 record with a 9.07 GAA and .394 save percentage; ranked fifth on the team in ground balls with 21; also credited with nine caused turnovers; ranked third in GAA and sixth in save percentage in America East; in five America East conference games (four starts), went 2-3 with a 9.15 GAA and .400 save percentage; in five home games, was 3-2 with a 7.75 GAA and .404 save percentage; entered the April 6 game vs. Boston University with UNH trailing 8-5 with 1:58 remaining in the first half – she played the last 40:20 of the game and made five saves, including two in overtime, to backbone UNH to a 13-12 victory in double overtime; season-high eight saves, as well as two GB and two CTO, in the 16-8 loss at 10th-ranked Albany (04/09); duplicated that save total in the 12-6 win against Stony Brook (04/16); season-high four GB at Vanderbilt (03/16); tallied at least one ground ball in 10 of 12 games with seven multiple-GB efforts.

2010 season:  Played in 12 of 17 games and was in the starting lineup 10 times; overall, went 5-6 with an 11.03 GAA and .408 save percentage to rank fifth in the league in GAA; in five America East games (all starts) was 3-2 with a 9.75 GAA and .405 save percentage; in league-only games, ranked fourth in GAA; made her first career start at second-ranked Maryland (03/13) and made a career-high 14 saves; followed that with a 13-save effort at Florida (03/20) in which she was credited with a season-high three caused turnovers; first career victory with a nine-save effort – and five ground balls – vs. Fairfield (03/28); nine saves vs. Albany (04/24); matched her personal best of five GB at Boston College (04/28).

Personal: 2009 graduate of Chatham High School, where she lettered in lacrosse and basketball; All-State Second Team in both 2008 and 2009; also named to the All-Area team in both ’08 and ’09; also an All-County selection both of those years; Morris County Tournament championship MVP in ’08, when the team won the county championship; CHS also won the 2008 Group 2 state title; captain and MVP in 2009; her father, Robert O’Keefe, played lacrosse at Boston College; a communications major.


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