Fredericksburg Impact News Release - www.fasaimpact.com
Thursday, June 13, 2013
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Fredericksburg Impact and Head Coach Rich Stoneman announced they have added sisters Kacey and Darbie Kelley from Coastal Carolina University for the remainder of the 2013 W-League season. Both Kelleys play midfield and forward for the Chanticleers and attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia.
Kacey had a strong sophomore season at Coastal Carolina, as she was voted First Team All-Big South. In 2012 she started 16 of the Chants’ 19 games, scoring nine goals (10th most in school history). Ranking in the top 10 in the Big South Conference in goals, points and shots, Kacey amassed 1,100 minutes. She also tallied three game-winning goals while being named conference Attacking Player of the Week in September.
As a freshaman in 2012, Darbie played in 17 of the team’s 19 games while making one start. She collected first career point with an assist against The Citadel. In that game Darbie took three shots, with two of them on goal.
Stoneman knows the quality of players both sisters can be since he recruited them while he was an assisant with the Chants in 2010-11.
“They both can give us some good minutes as a they come from a good program coached by Paul Hogan," he said. "Kacey and Darbie both can play midfield and forward for us and last season at Coastal Carolina, Kacey was their leading goal scorer. This is an avenue for them to play soccer at a high level against some of the nation’s top soccer players. This season can only better prepare them for their college season coming up."
The Impact (0-4-1) return to action Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Fieldhouse as they take on the New York Magic (2-2-1 ). The Impact tied the Magic 1-1 earlier in the season as Caty Butler headed home from a Kimmy Cummings corner kick in the 84th minute.