Watertown’s Lauren Kelly will be taking to the ice as a Northeastern Husky next season.
The defenseman played her high school hockey at The Winchendon School. Her senior year Kelly was a captain for The Winchendon School and helped guide the team to a 28-2-1 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the NEPSAC tournament, the championship for New England Prep schools, according to an announcement from Northestern.
Northeastern women’s hockey coach Dave Flint described Kelly: “Lauren is a big, strong defenseman with a goal-scoring touch. She is a fierce competitor who will be counted on in all situations next year.”
She was invited to try out for the U.S. Under-18 national team in 2014, according to the announcement.
At the Winchendon School she traveled to Haiti as a sophomore to volunteer to help the elderly and young children. She won the school’s first ever female recipient of the Jason Ritchie Hockey Scholarship, established in 2010 in memory a Winchendon student-athlete who passed away the previous year.
Lauren is the sister of Watertown High School sports standout Erika Kelly, who is playing field hockey at Stonehill College.
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