John Kelly
John  Kelly

Graduate Student

Towson, Md.

High School:
Calvert Hall

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 196



Kelly, Chell Tabbed as Senior CLASS Award Candidates

Senior captains among 20 candidates nationwide


Four Selected to Captain the 2017-18 Buckeyes

Kelly, Chell, Evans and Lori voted to lead Ohio State this season


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Buckeyes Wrap Outstanding Season Off the Field

Squad posts 3.0+ grade-point average, volunteers 300+ hours


Buckeyes Open Season with 8-7 Win at Furman

Kelly scores gamewinner with four seconds remaining


Men's Lacrosse Final Four vs. Towson

Gameday photo gallery from the 2017 Men's Lacrosse Final Four at Gillette Stadium.


Buckeyes End Regular Season at Rutgers

Buckeyes End Regular Season at Rutgers


Buckeyes Post 6-3 Win at Towson

Buckeyes Post 6-3 Win at Towson


Buckeyes Post 12-4 Win over Cleveland State

Buckeyes Post 12-4 Win over Cleveland State


Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7

Ohio State 8, Massachusetts 7

• Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten pick.
• Shared Paul Hartman Most Improved Player honors in 2015.
• ECAC Rookie of the Week selection.
• 2018 team captain.
• 2018 Senior CLASS Award candidate
• Graduated with a double major in marketing and insurance from the Fisher College of Business.

• Scored a career high four goals - two in each half - in a 13-6 season-opening win over Cleveland State (2/3/18).
• Named to the USILA Division I Team of the Week (2/5/18).
• Ohio State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
• Started all 12 games that he played in.
• Scored 10 goals, dished out six assists and finished with 16 points.
• Compiled seven points in the first two games of the season.
• Had a three-point outing (goal, two assists) against Notre Dame (3/25).

• Saw action in 20 of 21 games, missing only contest vs. Denver March 19.
• 10 points, with seven goals and three assists.
• Played shortstick d-middie late in season; had two caused turnovers and a groundball against Towson in NCAA semifinals May 27 and caused a turnover vs. Maryland in the NCAA final May 29.
• Goal and an assist vs. Maryland April 22.
• Three points, with two goals and an assist, vs. Detroit Mercy Feb. 11.
• Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten.

AS A JUNIOR (2016)
• Was granted a medical redshirt.
• Played in four games, with five goals, three assists and eight points.
• Missed last 11 games with injury.
• Five points, with hat trick and two assists, at UMass Feb. 20.
• Gamewinning goal in final minute at Furman Feb. 6 to open season.
• Goal vs. UMBC Feb. 26.
• Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

• Played in 15 games, starting 11, including the last nine.
• Career-high 12 goals, eight asists and 20 points.
• Ended season on nine-game point streak (11g, 6a, 17p), with five multiple-point outings in stretch.
• Two goals and an assist for three points at Denver May 16 in NCAA quarterfinals.
• Career-high three assists and four points, with a groundball and caused turnover, in NCAA Tournament win at Duke May 9; game was first career multiple-assist outing.
• Assist April 30 vs. Maryland and goal May 2 vs. Johns Hopkins in Big Ten Tournament.
• Two goals April 25 at Rutgers and April 18 vs. Maryland.
• Two points, with a goal and an assist, at Michigan April 18.
• Goal March 29 at Penn State, April 5 vs. Johns Hopkins and March 1 vs. Marquette.
• Helpers against Hofstra March 7 and vs. Denver March 14.
• Voted co-recipient of Paul Hartman Most Improved Player accolades.
• Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

• Played in 13 games, starting six.
• Two goals and three assists for five points, along with five groundballs.
• Scored April 26 at Fairfield to earn ECAC Rookie of the Week honors.
• Goal and an assist at Denver March 15 for first career points and also had a groundball in the game.
• Assist and a groundball March 21 vs. Bellarmine.
• Helper vs. Jacksonville April 26.
• Also had groundballs March 8 vs. Hofstra and March 25 vs. Notre Dame.

• Four year lacrosse letterman under coach Brian Kelly.
• Three year starter.
• 2011-2012 Under Armour All-American and MIAA Champions.
• Received highest honor in social studies upon graduation.

• Son of John and Tee Kelly.
• Brother of Hannah, Allie, Lydia, Miciah and Bode.
• Grandfather served in the Senate.
• Insurance major.
• Hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating, water sports and spending time with friends and family.