Skip to main content Skip to footer
Kelsey Denihan
Kelsey  Denihan


Manhasset, N.Y.

High School:
Friends Academy





Villanova Looks to Battle UConn for No. 3 Seed in BIG EAST Tourney

The Wildcats are set for what looks to be a thriller as the Huskies try to keep their postseason dreams alive


Wildcats Clinch First Program BIG EAST Tournament Spot

Villanova topples Vanderbilt in 12-10, Sunday afternoon victory.


Women's Lacrosse Suffers First Home Loss of the Season

Wildcats fall to Georgetown on rainy Wednesday night in Villanova Stadium


`Cats Stay Perfect at Home with Domination over Cincinnati

Ten different Wildcats post goals in 18-4 blow-out over the Bearcats


Hat Tricks from Denihan & Dottino Seal Wildcat's First Conference Victory

Coach Young and her squad continue their four-game winning streak with 10-6 victory over Golden Eagles

Career: Appeared in 48 games with 28 starts ... scored 55 goals and recorded 10 assists for 65 career points ... tallied 22 ground balls and 22 draw controls.

2015: Played in all 17 games with 13 starts ... Recorded 20 goals, two assists for 22 points ... Recorded a shot percentage of .526, .763 on goal ... Also tallied six ground balls ... Recorded a hat trick three times this season ... Was successful off four of nine attempted free-positioned shots. BIG EAST: Played in all eight conference games with seven starts ... Scored multiple-goal games four times, two of those with hat tricks against Marquette and Cincinnati.

2014: Played in 15 games with nine starts on attack ... led the team in goals (26) ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 25) ... also recorded four assists for 30 points ... recorded nine ground balls, eight draw controls and three caused turnovers ... tallied a career-high eight points (7G, 1A) against Michigan (2/22) ... scored a hat trick against Delaware (3/8). BIG EAST: Played in six conference contests with three starts ... recorded 11 goals and two assists ... caused one turnover and picked up one ground ball ... scored twice and picked up an assist against Louisville (4/13).

2013: Appeared in all 16 games while making two starts at attack... Registered nine goals and four assists for 13 points... Collected seven round balls and caused one turnover... Notched 13 draw controls... Was 2-5 on free-position attempts on the season... Averaged .56 goals per game, .25 assists per game and .81 points per game... Fourth on the team with 13 draw controls... Tied for fourth on the team with two free-position goals... Tallied a season-high two goals vs. Mt. St. Mary's (Mar. 9), Marquette (Mar. 22) and Loyola (Apr. 19)... Registered a season-high three draw controls vs. Georgetown (Apr. 21)... Recorded four multi-point games on the year. BIG EAST: Appeared in all eight conference contests while making two starts vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 26) and Louisville (Apr. 28)... Posted three goals and one assist for four points in conference action... Collected four ground balls and nine draw controls... Third on the team with nine draw controls in BIG EAST play... Tallied two goals vs. Loyola (Apr. 19) and one vs. Louisville (Apr. 28)... Posted one assist vs. Syracuse (Apr. 5).

Friends Academy: Earned four varsity letters under Head Coaches Jamie Basile and Kelly Moritz, serving as team captain... Named a 2011 and 2012 US Lacrosse Academic All-American... 2011 all-county selection... Named 2012 MVP of the varsity team and Friends Academy Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year... 2010 honorable mention all-county selection... Led the team in points and goals for three consecutive seasons and assists in 2011 and 2012... Also lettered in soccer, where she was a member of the New York State Championship team in 2011... Member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

Personal: Born September 28th, 1994 in New York, N.Y... Parents are Laurence and Ann Denihan (Villanova '87)... Siblings are Correy, Riley, Ranait and Quentin... Was the high school teammate of current women's lacrosse player Erica Sklar... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.