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Kelsey McGovern
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Kelsey McGovern

Hometown:
Coto de Caza, Calif.

High School:
Santa Margarita Catholic HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
D/M

Experience:
2V

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CAREER: Saw action in two of three seasons and appeared in seven matches ... Attempted two shots, one on goal.

PEPPERDINE 2010: Did not see any action as a junior due to injury ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Saw time in two matches as a sophomore ... Saw action at Long Beach State (9/18) and vs. Portland (10/16), compiling 103 minutes of playing time ... Received the bulk of those minutes against the Pilots after starter Cammie Burke was forced to exit early due to illness ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Saw action in five games as a freshman, including three starts at midfield during the season's second half ... Team went 5-0 in games in which she appeared ... Played all 90 minutes of a 4-0 win at Saint Mary's (11/2) ... Recorded first career shot and placed it on goal at UC Irvine (9/28) ... Also posted a shot in season finale vs. San Francisco (11/8) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

ODP: Was part of the Cal South pool in 2005.

CLUB: Played with the So Cal Blues for 10 years and was a team captain for five years ... Was part of numerous tournament championships, including the Pegasus Cup, Celtic Cup, Pat's Cup and Nike Cup.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School, located in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., in 2008 ... A three-year starter on the varsity ... Earned All-CIF first team and All-Orange County second team honors as a senior ... Made the All-Trinity League first team as a senior and honorable mention as a junior ... Team won two Serra League championships and one Trinity League co-championship ... Earned Scholar-Athlete awards.

PERSONAL: Born in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Daughter of John and Paula McGovern ... Her father played golf at Bentley College and her mother played basketball for Marymount College and tennis for Boston College ... Has one sibling, Shannon ... Majoring in integrated marketing communications ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "the minute I walked on campus I knew it was the perfect fit for me, and I believe it is the perfect combination of athletics and academics."

FAVORITES: Enjoys swimming with dolphins and going to the beach ... Lists her sports hero as Michelle Akers ... Favorites include Cristiano Ronaldo (pro soccer player), Manchester United (pro soccer team), My Sister's Keeper (book), Remember the Titans (movie), John & Kate Plus Eight (TV show) and The Fray (musical artist) ... Favorite things about soccer are "the competitiveness and the fact that it allows you to push yourself farther than you thought possible."

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