• Ivy League All-Tournament Team
One of the league's premier defenders, she started all 17 games for the Big Green...Selected to the 2012 Ivy League All-Tournament Team for her stellar defensive play against Cornell and Penn over the two games in Philadelphia...Her 18 ground balls ranked sixth among Big Green players, posting six games with two GBs...Collected seven draw controls during the season, including two at Florida on March 20...Her two lone caused turnovers came against Penn on April 16, a game that the Big Green would win over the No. 7 Quakers to snap a six-game skid to its Ivy foe...Was consistently matched up against the opposition's top attacker and point-producer.
• All-Ivy Second Team
Played in and started all 16 games at midfield for the Big Green in her second season ... Her 33 ground balls ranked second on the team and the best amongst non-goalkeepers ... Scored her first-career goal on April 2 in a win over Brown ... Had a season-high three draw controls against Yale on March 5 in a 9-8 win ... Her four ground balls against Harvard in the Ivy semifinals on May 6, matching her career high ... Had two caused turnovers in the midfield against Yale (March 5), Syracuse (April 4) and Harvard (May 6) ... Took just one shot as a sophomore, scoring her lone goal of the season against Brown (April 2) ... Picked up her only assist of the season at home against Vermont on March 2...
• Ivy All-Tournament Team
Had a tremendous freshman year as the only rookie to play in all 16 games, making 15 starts ... Recorded 27 ground balls, 14 draw controls and nine caused turnovers while playing on a defense that ranked fifth nationally for goals allowed ... Tallied four ground balls and executed a near-flawless faceguard on Ali DeLuca, 2010 Ivy Player of the Year in the 9-8 loss to #6 Penn in the Ivy Championship, May 2 ... Grabbed two ground balls and had a key assist in the Ivy semifinal win over Cornell, helping hold the Big Red scoreless for the last 18 minutes of the game, April 30 ... Recorded a key second-half assist after running the length of the field to clear the ball in the 11-9 win at Harvard, April 21 ... Overwhelmed Siena with five draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover in the 18-6 win on April 6 ... Tallied three ground balls and caused two turnovers in the win over #18 Boston University on March 31 ... Made her first collegiate start and recorded her first career point with an assist in the win over Vermont, March 3.
Four-year varsity starter at Thayer Academy and team captain her senior year ... Under Armour All-American as a senior … First Team US Lacrosse All-American her junior year … All-New England (NEPSAC) and All-ISL Conference as a junior and senior ... Played for Lower New England Team 1 at the National Draw in 2008 and Team 2 in 2007 ... Winner of the Nancy DiNatale Taylor Prize for achievement in athletics and leadership as a sophomore ... Also an all-conference field hockey and basketball player … Played for the Revolution Lacrosse Club with fellow Hingham natives and Dartmouth teammates Ellie Clayton and Casey Griffin.
Daughter of Jeff and Pam Johnson … Has two brothers … Father, Jeff, played lacrosse at Middlebury and mother, Pam, played field hockey at Gordon College …Both grandfathers were college athletes.
Patton on Johnson: Kelsey is relentless in the midfield and athleticism makes her dominant between the 30's. She is aggressive and great on the draw.
What is the most adventurous thing you've ever done?
I went bungee jumping in South Africa with Kyra Hansson and Courtney Bennett.
Do you have a pre-game ritual?
My dad calls me before every game to get me pumped. Courtney and I sleep in our re-charge pants the night before, and if it's a home game, we get game-day lattes at Dirt Cowboy.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I can recite 34 decimal places of Pi.
What is your major & why?
I'm a Government major. I had no intention on majoring in Government until I took one class, Politics of the Environment which ended up being my favorite class at Dartmouth. After that I took a couple more Government classes and loved all of them. The department offers a really wide variety of classes and the professors are great.
What was your first job?
Ellie Clayton and I had a lemonade and cookie stand at the end of our road.
Three words to describe the coaches
Driven, invested, knowledgeable