8 - Kelly Giddings
Kelly Giddings
Height: 5-4
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Westerly, R.I.
High School: Westerly
Position: Midfielder

AS A SENIOR IN 2006: Described by head coach Jerry Smith as one of the smartest players on the team, Giddings started two matches and saw action in 10 matches total ... played 57 minutes against Cal on Nov. 1 ... started at midfielder and played 70 minutes against San Francisco on Oct. 29 ... played 70 minutes at outside back against Gonzaga on Oct. 22 ... saw 44 minutes of action in the midfield against San Diego on Oct. 8 ... played the entire second half at holding midfielder on Oct. 8 against San Jose State ... was robbed of a goal by a fine save by CS Fullerton goalkeeper on Sept. 24 ... played holding midfielder against the Titans ... saw time against UCLA on Sept. 22 ... helped set up team's third goal against Harvard on Sept. 1 ... started in the midfield Aug. 27 against Utah.  

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Saw action in 12 matches, starting one ... took two shots on goal on the season ... entered contest as a reserve in first two rounds of NCAA Tournament ... played 45 minutes in NCAA Quarterfinals at Penn State.  

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Saw limited action due to broken ankle suffered during the summer... made season debut against Gonzaga... also saw action against San Jose State.  

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003: Red-shirted the season, after injuring knee during spring scrimmage at Stanford... had surgery during the summer and followed with a second surgery after the season.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002: Saw action in 18 contests... earned first start against Oklahoma and had three total starts... scored first collegiate goal against Montana... made NCAA Tournament debut in the first round against Creighton, seeing time in the second half.  

OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM EXPERIENCE: A member of Rhode Island's Olympic Development Team for eight years... earned a spot on the U15 and U19 Region I ODP team... played in England for Region I at a Women's International Tournament in 2000.  

HIGH SCHOOL: Played under head coach Joe Purtill at Westerly (R.I.) High School... led her team in scoring all four years while being named All-Division each season... earned all-State honors as a junior and senior while being named team MVP three times... named rookie of the year as a freshman... a team captain as a senior and started every game of career, finishing with 52 goals and 15 assists.... was her team's only scorer as a sophomore... tore ACL in left knee in last game of junior season but returned for senior season... played club for the Rhode Island Rays United... team went 30-1-1 in the Connecticut Premier Soccer League... team won the State Cup championship six straight years... was also a member of the basketball team... was captain as a senior and earned All-Division and team MVP honors... named rookie of the year as a freshman... lettered in track as a freshman and sophomore... a member of the National Honor Society, student council, International Club, and spent time volunteering for the Charlestown Ocean State Cleanup and Recycling Team.  

PERSONAL: Full name is Kelly Christine Giddings... born in Westerly, R.I... parents are James and Patricia Giddings... older sister played soccer at Providence College... older brother was a member of the crew team at Brown University... grandfather ran track at Southeast Missouri State...plans on majoring in marketing.

 

 

Giddings' Career Statistics

 

Year M-S Goals Assists Points Shots GW Goals
2002 18-3 1 0 2 10 0
2003 DNP - - - - -
2004 2-0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 12-1 0 0 0 2 0
2006 10-2 0 0 0 3 0
Career 42-6 1 0 2 15 0