The Cardinals became the first team in a decade to claim back-to-back Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference titles and Jacob Kelly, a senior attackman, was again the driving force.
In repeating as the All-Metro Player of the Year, Kelly ran the show for the team’s potent attack with fine field sense and skills to match. He scored 46 goals, distributed 57 assists and collected 43 ground balls this season to close out his stellar four-year career. Just as important, he was a steadying influence as captain for a team that overcame adversity throughout the season.
Some of his finest work came at the most important times, including a two-goal, five-assist performance in a 15-9 semifinal win over Loyola Blakefield to open the playoffs. He followed that effort with two assists in the Cardinals’ 8-6 win over Boys’ Latin in the title game.
The North Carolina commit leaves Calvert Hall as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 338 points. He finished with 161 goals, a program-record 177 assists and 154 ground balls.