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Kelly Eagan

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. James, N.Y.

High School:
Smithtown

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
05/30/1988

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On Eagan: A star of the Villanova defense all four years of her collegiate career ... Four-year All-BIG EAST and NSCAA All-Region selection ... Started every single team game for four years ... Anchored the Wildcats traditionally dominant back line ... Particularly strong in clearing possessions out of the defensive third ... Tenacious player who was as dangerous on offensive set pieces for Villanova as she was in helping defend them on the other end ... Helped lead the Wildcats to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2009.

Awards: NSCAA All-Region (2006, 2007 - Mid-Atlantic second team; 2008 - Mid-Atlantic third team; 2009 - Northeast second team) ... All-BIG EAST (2006, 2007, 2009 - first team; 2008 - second team) ... Soccer Buzz Magazine All-America (2007 - third team) ... Soccer Buzz Magazine All-Mid Atlantic Region (2006, 2007 - first team; 2008 - second team) ... Soccer Buzz Magazine Freshman All-America (2006) ... Finalist for 2006 Freshman of the Year Award from Soccer Buzz Magazine ... Only player in Villanova program history to be first team All-BIG EAST as a freshman ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2008, 2009).

Career: Started all 84 team games in her career ... Only player on the team to even play in every game in that span ... Villanova posted shutouts 43 times in her career (.512 shutout percentage) while outscoring its opposition 142-71 ... The defense allowed an average of just 5.6 shots on goal per game during her career and had a goals-against average of 0.80 ... Offensively, scored six career goals and all were game-winners, including three in 1-0 victories and two that came in double-overtime victories ... Owns two of the 12 game-winning goals in program history in the second overtime or later ... Had two career assists ... Attempted 71 shots (.085 shot percentage) and placed 23 shots on goal (.324 shot-on-goal percentage).

BIG EAST Regular Season: Started 44 straight regular season conference games, during which Villanova posted 24 shutouts while allowing just 42 goals ... Opponents managed an average of 6.3 shots on goal per game ... Registered game-winning goals against Seton Hall in 2006 and 2009 and Georgetown in 2007, along with an assist against Notre Dame in 2008 ... Took 27 shots.

BIG EAST Championship: Played and started in five career conference tournament games ... Villanova allowed a total of just four goals in those contests ... In a first round game against Connecticut in 2009, delivered the decisive penalty kick after a 1-1 draw to send the Wildcats into the quarterfinals.

NCAA Tournament: Played and started in two games during the 2006 NCAA Tournament and one in 2009 ... Recorded an assist on the Wildcats first goal in a 5-1 first round win over Toledo in 2006.

2009: BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 12, 19) ... Villanova Classic Defensive MVP (Aug. 28/30) ... Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Aug. 28/30) ... One of four players to start in all 22 games during the season ... Helped the Wildcat defense post a 0.90 goals- against average for the year ... Villanova outscored its opposition by a margin of 31-21, posted seven shutouts and allowed only 6.5 shots on goal per game ... Tallied game-winning goals against Virginia Tech (2-1 in double overtime) and Seton Hall ... Took 19 shots (.105 shot percentage) and had eight shots on goal (.421 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST: Started all 11 regular season conference games for the Wildcats, who posted four shutouts and allowed 6.9 shots on goal per contest ... Villanova registered a 0.94 goals-against average in league play ... Scored a game-winning goal against Seton Hall ... Attempted 13 shots (.077 shot percentage) and tallied six shots on goal (.462 shot-on-goal percentage); BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Started in games against Connecticut in the first round and Marquette in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament ... Following a 1-1 draw against the Huskies in which she played all 110 minutes, delivered the decisive penalty kick in a shootout that sent Villanova into the quarterfinals; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Completed her standout Wildcat career by starting in every single team game over four years, including a first round NCAA Tournament game against Washington State that closed out the 2009 campaign.

2008: BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 6) ... Villanova Classic Defensive MVP (Sept. 5/ 7) ... Villanova Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 5/7) ... Only player on the team to start in all 19 games ... Led a defensive unit that gave up 6.2 shots on goal per game and posted seven shutouts ... Had one assist; BIG EAST: Started all 11 games and helped Wildcats post five shutouts while allowing 6.7 shots on goal per game ... Notched her only assist of the season against Notre Dame.

2007: BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 24) ... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Oct. 1, Oct. 29) ... Soccer Buzz Magazine Elite Feet National Team of the Week (Sept. 24, Oct. 29) ... Top Drawer Soccer Division I Player of the Week (Sept. 24) ... Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Sept. 24) ... Started all 21 games for a Villanova defense that for the second straight year gave up only 11 goals, the fewest in a season in school history ... The Wildcats permitted just 5.1 shots on goal per game and only 11.1 shots overall ... Registered four points on a pair of game-winning goals in victories over Virginia Commonwealth and Georgetown; BIG EAST: Started all 11 regular season games, during which the defense posted seven shutouts and allowed only 67 shots on goal ... Scored in the 72nd minute to break a scoreless tie in a win over Georgetown; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Villanova blanked USF, 2-0, in first round before falling to eventual champion West Virginia, 1-0, in the quarterfinals ... Defense surrendered just 12 shots on goal.

2006: ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9) ... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9) ... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Sept. 18, Sept. 25) ... Soccer Buzz Magazine Elite Feet National Team of the Week (Oct. 9) ... Started all 22 games as Villanova posted more shutouts (15) than goals allowed (11) for the second time in team history ... Defense posted seven consecutive shutouts with a scoreless defensive streak of 770 minutes during the year ... Wildcat opponents managed a mere 4.9 shots on goal per game ... Scored two goals and had one assist for five points ... Both goals were game-winners; BIG EAST: During conference regular season, Villanova shut out eight of its 11 opponents while allowing six goals and 5.5 shots on goal per contest ... Netted game-winning goal against Seton Hall in the 107th minute; BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Started in quarterfinal game against Marquette; NCAA TOURNAMENT: Recorded first collegiate assist in a 5-1 win over Toledo in the first round ... Villanova advanced to second round before falling to Penn State.

U.S. National Team: Selected to the pool of players for the U-20 National Team in June 2007 ... One of just two BIG EAST players among the 43 chosen for the 2007 player pool ... Also was a member of the U-17 national team while in high school.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club team is Commack Emeralds ... Six-year teammate of fellow Wildcat Erin Byrnes ... Eastern New York State Cup champions each year from 2003-05 ... 2004 PDA College Showcase champions ... 2005 USYSA regional finalists ... Five-year member of state and regional ODP teams ... Three-year member of the national pool.

Smithtown High School: 2005 - Team captain and most valuable player ... Youth All-American ... All-Long Island and All-New York selection ... Suffolk County Player of the Year ... 2003 and 2004 - Named an all-county, all-league and all-conference performer ... 2002 - Voted to all-league team and was Defensive MVP in the county championship game ... Team won a county championship in 2002 and was a Long Island finalist ... Also the league champions and county finalists in 2004 ... County finalists again in 2005 ... Played against current teammate Grace Hawkins during her high school career ... Member of the National Honor Society and French National Honor Society ... Secretary of the Class Council.

Personal: Born 5/30/88 in Stony Brook, N.Y. ... Second of three children of Craig and Kathleen Eagan ... Has two brothers, Sean and Kyle ... Mother was a gymnast at Slippery Rock University and father played baseball for St. Lawrence University ... Brother, Sean, was a wrestler at Sacred Heart University ... Chose Villanova for its excellent academic reputation and its traditionally successful women's soccer program ... Psychology major.

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