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  • HometownFayetteville, Georgia
  • PositionDefender
  • Number19

Professional soccer career and highlights:

  • 2012: Signed with her home state Atlanta Beat for the 2012 Women’s Professional Soccer season before the league folded
  • 2011: Signed with the Boston Breakers for the 2011 WPS season after FC Gold Pride ceased operations… Scored four goals, tied for second-most by a WNT player in WPS, and had one assist
  • 2010: The first-round pick and third overall player taken by FC Gold Pride in the 2010 WPS Draft. In 2010, she was one of the top rookies in the league, playing in 18 games while starting 16 and scored six goals with four assists. Suffered a quad injury toward the end of the season that kept her from starting the WPS championship game, but came off the bench and played 24 minutes as Gold Pride won the championship, adding that trophy to the regular season title. Was named as a WPS All-Star Game reserve

National Team and achievements:

One of the USA’s top young players, she had extensive youth National Team experience before breaking into the full team in 2010. Despite playing forward for her entire college career, she switched to outside back in 2012 for the USA and became a starter and an important player in the team’s run to the Olympic gold medal.

  • 2012: Had a breakout year while playing left back for the first time at any level, playing in 26 games and starting 25, more than tripling her cap total from the previous two years. Showed excellent attacking abilities down the flank and had five assists on the year, including one to Megan Rapinoe in the Olympic semifinal victory against Canada. One of three players to play every minute of all six matches at the Olympics. Played in three matches at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in Canada, picking up three assists. Those were her first three starts of her career at outside back.
  • 2011: Played in four matches, starting one, that coming against Canada in January at the Four Nations Tournament in China. Was an alternate on the Women’s World Cup Team but made the final squad due to an injury to Lindsay Tarpley and ended up playing in one game, coming on as a substitute in the USA’s final group match against Sweden.
  • 2010: Earned her first three senior team caps, debuting against Mexico on March 28 in San Diego.
  • 2009: Called in to train with full U.S. Women’s National Team in December after a stellar senior season at Stanford.
  • 2007-2008: Earned first call-up to training camp with the full WNT in March. Youth National Teams: Was a U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year finalist in 2008 and 2009. Played for the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in 2009 and for the U-21s in 2007. Ended her U-20 international career as one of the USA’s all-time leading scorers at that level with 24 goals in 35 U-20 caps. Played in 12 international matches for the U-20s in 2008, scoring 10 goals, but was not selected for the World Cup team. Played in five matches at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament, starting four, while tying for the team lead in scoring with six goals (which included a hat trick against Cuba).
  • 2006: Played in 29 matches for the U-20s in 2006 leading into the Women’s World Cup in Russia, scoring 18 goals, including two against the full U.S. Women’s National Team and a hat trick against the Finland U-20s. Played in four matches at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, scoring two goals, including a huge score in the quarterfinal victory against Germany. Also scored in a first-round win against DR Congo. First call-up to the U-20 National Team in January of 2006. A member of the U.S. team that won the 2006 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Qualifying Tournament in Mexico. Played in four matches in Mexico, starting two, and scored one goal with two assists.
  • 2005: Played with U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team in 2005, leading the team in scoring with 10 goals. Scored in both matches for the U-17s against the Germany U-17s in late February of 2005 … Also scored against Japan in 2005 and had five goals on a tour of Brazil in December of 2005 …
  • 2004: Played with the U.S. U-16s in 2004 and also was called into a U-17 camp that year.First Appearance: March 28, 2010, vs. Mexico.First Goal: None.

College career & highlights:

  • Finished her college career with 57 goals and 32 assists for 146 points, all Stanford records
  • As a senior in 2009, she had one of the best seasons in Division I history, scoring 26 goals and tallying 13 assists, leading Stanford to an undefeated and untied regular season and into the NCAA title game
  • In 2009, became the first Stanford Cardinal to win the Hermann Trophy
  • She was the first Stanford player to be a finalist for the award since Julie Foudy in 1991
  • She led Stanford to its best season to date at 25-1-0 and to the only undefeated regular season in Pac-10 history
  • With nine game-winning goals, O’Hara led a Stanford team that trailed or was tied in the second half 14 times during the season, but lost only the last of those matches
  • O’Hara broke school records in both points and goals and led the nation in scoring
  • She was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, First-Team All-Pac 10 and an NSCAA First-Team All-American
  • She was also named the Soccer America Player of the Year and to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team
  • Was also an ESPN Academic All-American … As a junior in 2008, she started 23 of the 24 matches she played, scoring 13 goals with 12 assists
  • An NSCAA Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-West Region choice
  • A Second-Team All-Pac-10 selection
  • Stanford’s only regular-season loss, to UCLA, came in a match O’Hara missed because of a concussion suffered in practice
  • Scored dramatic tying goal against eventual national champion North Carolina in the 87th minute of a 1-1 draw
  • Scored the winning goal on a spectacular half-volley at California and also had the go-ahead scores in NCAA Tournament victories against Kansas (Nov. 16) and Rutgers (Nov. 21)
  • As a sophomore in 2007, she started 18 of the 20 matches she played, scoring nine goals with five assists
  • Named Second-Team NSCAA All-American
  • A Hermann Trophy semifinalist
  • Also named First-Team All-Pac-10
  • Was the team’s leader in goals, points, game-winning goals (4) and shots (65)
  • As a freshman in 2006, she started 14 of the 17 games she played, scoring nine goals with two assists, leading the team in points and goals
  • Was an All-Pac-10 First-Team selection
  • Named to the All-Pac-10 freshman team
  • High School: Played four years on varsity for Starrs Mill High School, and was the team captain as a junior and senior
  • Finished second in the Georgia state championships as a sophomore
  • All-League, All-County and All-State all four years
  • A Parade All-American as a junior and a senior
  • Led the Panthers to the 5A state title in 2006, with 20 goals and 16 assists that season
  • A two-year captain
  • The 2006 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year
  • She was an NSCAA All-American and the 2006 Gatorade Georgia State Player of the Year


  • Full name is Kelley Maureen O’Hara
  • Majored in science, technology and society with a focus in environmental engineering
  • Likes to put water on her cereal
  • Loves to surf
  • Wishes she had a pet squirrel
  • Water is her favorite drink
  • Loves balsamic vinegar and ketchup
  • Says she can listen to one song on repeat for days
  • Her mom makes the best cheesecake she’s ever tasted
  • Was in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Stanford
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