Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/7/15
Two standout members of the 2011 undefeated mythical National champion Haverford School boys’ lacrosse team will be reunited this year at the University of Notre Dame as graduate students.
Conor Kelly, the 2011 Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year, has decided to use his final year of eligibility and return to South Bend while working on his 1-year MBA program. Kelly red-shirted as a freshman at Notre Dame and played sparingly as a backup in 2013 and 2015. In 2014 Kelly earned the starting spot late in the year and helped the Irish reach the NCAA title game while also leading his team to the ACC championship at PPL Park and making All-Tournament.
Kelly will be joined by former Fords teammate Carl Walrth, an attackman who also was a standout on the 2011 Haverford School team and earned All-Phillylacrosse.com and All-America honors. Walrath played two seasons at Virginia before being dismissed on the team after pleading guilty to charges of assault and obstruction of justice in January of 2014, and also is attending Notre Dame as a graduate student in Business, although in a different program.
Walrath was a reserve midfielder/attackman in his freshman and sophomore seasons at UVA, and also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honors in 2013.
Kelly boasts a 7-3 record in his career and carries a 10.27 goals-against average and a .502 save percentage (113 saves and 112 goals against). A member of Notre Dame’s Rosenthal Leadership Academy, Kelly played every minute between the pipes during the final eight games of the 2014 campaign, beginning with the regular-season showdown with Maryland.
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