Kelsie James

#9 Kelsie James

Pos. F
Ht. 5-10
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Carmel, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Carmel

2022: Appeared in all 19 matches at forward, starting 16 times ... tied for team-high honors with five assists, tied for fourth-most in a single season in program history ... tied for third overall among MVC players in assists ... tallied four of her five assists in Valley play, tied for second-most in MVC-only action ... registered first assist of season on match-winning goal in 1-0 win over Youngstown State Aug. 21 ... delivered assist on late match-winner to open MVC play with a 1-0 win at UNI Sept. 17 ... assisted on eventual match-winner the next time out as well in Valley win over UIC Sept. 22 ... tallied an assist on insurance goal in win over Evansville Oct. 9 ... assisted on Valpo's equalizer in draw with Southern Illinois Oct. 20.

2021: Emerged as one of the top attacking players in the Midwest ... a First Team All-MVC and United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-Region selection ... led the MVC with nine goals, becoming the first player in program history to pace their conference in goals in a season ... tied for fifth among MVC players with four assists ... tied for the MVC lead with 22 points ... ranks sixth in program single-season history in points and seventh in goals ... recorded 73 shots, 36 of which were on goal - both of which led the MVC ... 73 shots ranks second in a single season in program history, while she also ranked 10th nationally in shots/game ... led MVC in conference-only action in goals (5), game-winning goals (3), shots (36) and shots on goal (19) ... appeared in 17 matches, starting 16 times ... played a total of 1,178 minutes ... opened her season account with 19th-minute goal against Ball State Aug. 22 ... scored first career brace Aug. 27 at Duquesne, striking first in the 17th minute and then delivering a highlight-reel direct free kick for the equalizer in the 80th minute ... picked up assist on the match-winning goal two days later in come-from-behind win at Robert Morris ... named MVC Player of the Week Aug. 30 ... tallied an assist on an insurance goal Sept. 5 in win over St. Bonaventure and then capped the scoring with a goal in the 71st minute ... recorded assist on match-winner in 1-0 win over Illinois State Sept. 17 ... sealed win over Southern Illinois Sept. 29 with successful penalty kick in the 89th minute ... again scored from the spot the next time out, as her 18th-minute PK became the match-winner in a 2-1 win at Missouri State ... made it three straight MVC matches with a goal Oct. 13 at Drake, bending in an Olimpico in the 72nd minute for the lone tally in the 1-0 victory ... accounted for both of Valpo's goals in 2-1 win Oct. 23 over Evansville, striking from 50 yards out in the 17th minute for the opener and adding a second in the 26th minute ... named MVC Player of the Week Oct. 25 for her performance against the Purple Aces ... registered an assist in MVC Tournament semifinal versus Evansville Nov. 5 ... named an MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention selection.

Spring 2021: Appeared in all 14 matches of her first season at Valpo, starting five times ... an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection and member of the MVC's All-Freshman Team ... three-time MVC Freshman of the Week ... tied for team-high honors with three goals and led Valpo with two assists and eight points ... finished year tied for third among all MVC players in both goals and assists ... started career with a goal less than seven minutes into season opener Feb. 10 against Chicago State ... earned first MVC Freshman of the Week Feb. 16 following the win over the Cougars ... knocked home penalty kick in 85th minute against DePaul Feb. 22 ... repeated as MVC Freshman of the Week Feb. 23 ... assisted on eventual match-winning goal late in first half of March 9 win over Indiana State ... scored match-winner to secure a key three points in 2-1 win over Missouri State April 3 ... named MVC Freshman of the Week for a third time April 6 ... assisted on lone goal in 1-0 win to clinch MVC Tournament berth in regular season finale April 7 at Illinois State ... following draw with Evansville in MVC Tournament opener April 11, stepped up third in penalty shootout and converted her penalty to help Valpo advance to tournament semifinal ... played a total of 809 minutes on the season ... registered 27 shot attempts - fourth-most in the Valley - and placed 15 of those on goal.

Prep: Twice named a prep All-American ... a multiple-time First Team All-State honoree and All-District recipient as well ... instrumental in leading Carmel to the state championship as a junior and a state finalist finish as a senior ... also helped the Greyhounds claim four consecutive conference titles ... played club soccer for FC Pride 02 ECNL ... a part of six club state championship teams.

Personal: Daughter of Danielle and Kevin James ... major is business management.