#1 John Kemp
Three-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America honoree … earned first team All-America accolades as a junior and honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore and senior … 2012 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year … three-time all-BIG EAST performer … produced a 36-13 career record with a 7.07 goals-against average and a .590 save percentage … the win total ranks second in program history behind his older brother Joey, while the goals-against average mark is third in Irish history … made 498 career saves and picked up 92 ground balls … three monograms … selected by Rochester in the fourth round of the 2013 MLL Draft … he was the first goalie picked in the draft.
AS A SENIOR (2013): Earned honorable mention All-America accolades from the USILA … All-BIG EAST First Team … Tewaaraton Award nominee … started all 16 games and posted an 11-5 record … ranked 10th nationally and first in the BIG EAST with an 8.19 goals-against average … was 22nd nationally in save percentage (.539) … 153 saves and 21 ground balls … made 10 or more saves in 10 games … allowed just five goals and made 10 saves in a 13-5 season-opening victory at Duke … was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Blue Devils … surrendered a season-low four goals (full game) along with making 11 saves in a 9-4 triumph of Ohio State … gave up just three goals in 47:25 of action in a 17-5 win over Marquette … stopped 14 shots in a 13-9 triumph of Villanova … made a season-high 15 saves in a 9-3 setback to Syracuse in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship … had 10 saves in a 9-7 win over Detroit in the first round of the NCAA Championship … made 13 saves in his final collegiate game, a 12-11 loss to Duke in the NCAA quarterfinals … earned his third monogram.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): Received first team All-America honors from the USILA … earned the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award, which is presented annually to the nation[apos]s top goalie … BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year along with earning first team all-league accolades … ranked first nationally in goals-against average (6.27) and save percentage (.637) … was 11th nationally in saves per game (11.06) … made 177 saves … a Tewaaraton Award nominee … was 13-3 and played all but seven minutes between the pipes for the Irish … picked up 38 ground balls … he and the Irish defense allowed seven or fewer goals in 12 of the team[apos]s 16 games … notched 10 or more saves in 10 of the 16 games … had 14 saves and allowed just three goals in a 7-3 season-opening win over Duke … made a career-high 18 saves in a 4-3 overtime setback to Penn State … surrendered just five goals apiece in back-to-back 6-5 road wins against Drexel and Hofstra (OT) … stopped 17 shots in an 8-7 victory at Ohio State … allowed just one goal in 52:44 of action in a 9-1 win over Providence … registered 13 saves in a 9-7 triumph at Georgetown … held Syracuse to just six goals and made 11 saves in an 8-6 victory that clinched the BIG EAST regular-season title for the Irish … totaled 39 saves in three NCAA Championship contests … had 12 stops in the 13-7 first-round win over Yale and then made 14 saves in a 12-10 triumph of Virginia in the quarterfinals … recorded 13 saves in a 7-5 setback to Loyola in the semifinals … selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team … earned his second monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned honorable mention All-America honors from the USILA … second team all-BIG EAST … started all 14 games for the Fighting Irish and posted an 11-3 record … ranked second nationally in goals-against average (6.60) and fourth in save percentage (.602) … collected 139 saves … made a career-high 14 saves in a 12-7 season-opening victory over Duke … only allowed two goals and made eight saves in a 6-2 win at Penn State … stopped 13 shots in a 10-9 triumph at Denver … gave up just three tallies and made 10 saves in an 8-3 win at Rutgers in the BIG EAST opener … that was the first of a four-game stretch with a double-digit save total … had 11 stops in a 12-8 besting of Villanova … registered 12 saves in a 7-6 victory over Georgetown … made 11 stops in a 10-7 win over St. John[apos]s … his seventh double-digit save total of the season came at North Carolina where he made 12 stops in a 9-8 overtime setback … played a career-high 61:03 and picked up a career-high five ground balls against the Tar Heels … made nine saves and allowed just six goals in a 13-6 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Championship … earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Played in four games, including two starts, during his rookie campaign … played 175:25 between the pipes … totaled 29 saves and allowed 22 goals for a 7.52 goals-against average and a .569 save percentage … picked up six ground balls … his first action of the season against Rutgers when he replaced an injured Scott Rodgers … played the entire second half in the 10-8 setback to the Scarlet Knights … made eight saves and allowed five goals to Rutgers … made his first career start in the next contest, a 9-8 setback at Villanova … made a season-high 10 saves and picked up four ground balls against the Wildcats … played the entire second half during an 11-8 setback at Georgetown … stopped six shots and surrendered five goals versus the Hoyas … notched his first career win as he only allowed three goals and made five saves in an 11-3 besting of Providence … played the first 55:25 against the Friars.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Under Armour All-American … Under Armour Senior Classic participant … U.S. Lacrosse All-American … recipient of the Tim Wynne Award as the `Outstanding Goalie in the State of Maryland[apos] … garnered the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Memorial Award as the `Outstanding Maryland High School Lacrosse Player[apos] … selected to the Toyota High School `All-Tewaaraton Team[apos] … first team all-state … named the Washington D.C. area player of the year by The Washington Post … first team all-Met … tabbed as the county player of the year and first team all-county … team MVP and captain at Georgetown Prep … first team all-conference (IAC) … had a career save percentage of 71 percent and a career goals-against average of 3.58 … was a member of the undefeated and top-ranked team nationally during his freshman lacrosse season … team went on to capture conference and state titles as well … saw lacrosse team finish nationally-ranked sophomore (4th) and junior (21st) years … served as team captain for both hockey and lacrosse teams senior year … was selected as honorable mention All-Metro DC area as well as being named second team All-Maryland in lacrosse as a junior … Under Armour Underclassmen regional team in 2008 … part of the Maryland Freestate team … played both hockey and lacrosse at Georgetown Prep, earning varsity letters every year in both sports … was a member of the German National Honor Society … brother, Joey, was a three-time All-American in goal for the Irish from 2005-08 … has six siblings … sisters Julie, Erin and Liz were swimmers for Miami (Fla.), Towson and Florida, respectively … brother, CJ, was a lacrosse goalie at Fairfield … son of Robert and Cheryl Kemp … father played football at William and Mary under former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May 2013 with a finance degree.
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