Janet Kelly '86
Janet Kelly '86
Induction Year: 2013
Class: Charter
Sport (s): Field Hockey, Lacrosse

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The first All-American in the history of Wheaton athletics, Kelly was a defensive cornerstone for the field hockey team from 1982–85 and women’s lacrosse team from 1983-86. Kelly earned College Field Hockey Coaches Association (CFHCA) All-America honors in 1983 to go along with all-region accolades from 1983–85. Kelly, who also was named an MAIAW All-Star, claimed the Wheaton College Female Athlete of the Year award in 1986. She holds a rare honor in Wheaton athletics history as she played for the first team to reach the NCAA Tournament in 1983 (field hockey) and the first team ever to advance to NCAA Final Four in 1986 (lacrosse). Kelly’s 8.07 career goals against average (GAA) in lacrosse still ranks first all-time in the women’s lacrosse record book.