Daugherty named Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Year
Nov 2018

Kelsey Daugherty capped her senior season at the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a litany of accolades for her achievements on and off the field, including being named Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Year.

The Long Island Rough Riders goalie was also named to the All-Conference USA First Team as well as the C-USA All-Academic Team.

Daugherty, who set the UAB career record for saves (351), made 92 saves in 18 games this fall for the Blazers with a 0.99 goals against average. She also had six shutouts.

“This award for Kelsey is so deserving to someone in our program who has played a massive role in our success for the past two seasons,” head coach Erica DemersĀ told the UAB athletic site. “Every game we can count on help her to keep us in games. I am so proud of her.”

A Georgia native, Daugherty was named C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week twice in 2018, including after her career-best 11-save performance against Memphis in August. She finished her career with seven weekly honors, the most of any player in UAB program history.

Daugherty, a 2018 Rough Riders Player of the Year candidate, made 41 saves for Long Island this summer.