24 Keith Kirley
24 Keith Kirley
Height: 6-2
Weight: 216
Year: Senior
Hometown: Leverett, MA
High School: Deerfield Academy
Position: F
Assistant Captain

A physical presence on the ice, Keith Kirley is a big, strong winger who adds toughness to the Brown front line. An intense performer, Kirley has consistently been one of Brown's top scorers.

2001-2002: Played in all 31 games for the Bears, finishing as the team's fourth-leading scorer with 8-8-16 totals, including two power-play goals and 7-6-13 numbers in ECAC contests ... Had a two-point outing at Harvard, with an assist on the first Brown goal of the season and on the game-winning goal ... Tallied his third point in two games, scoring his first goal of the season at Dartmouth ... Tallied his fourth point in three games, as he tallied an assist at Vermont ... Earned an assist against Cornell, his fifth point in as many games ... Had a two-goal outing against Princeton, scoring the winning goal and adding an empty-netter ... Had another two-point game with a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over St. Cloud ... Tallied the first Brown goal to knot the game 1-1 in 3-1 win over Dartmouth ... Scored a goal in each game in the North Country, adding an assist against St. Lawrence ... Had a two-point weekend with an empty net goal in Brown's 4-2 win over Union and an assist in a 2-1 win over RPI the next night ... One of nine Bears named to the ECAC All-Academic squad.

2000-2001: Played in 22 of 29 games, missing seven due to injury, but still finished second among returning players for the 2001-2002 season with 4-6-10 totals, fifth on the team ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Providence as Brown claimed the 15th Annual Mayor's Cup in the second game of the season ... Scored his first goal of the 2000 season on the power play to put Brown up 2-0 at Colgate ... Netted his second goal of the year against Maine, starting a seven-game stretch where he would tally at least one point ... Assisted on Brown's goal at Clarkson just 1:23 into the game, giving the Bears a 1-0 lead ... Scored the first goal of the game, his third point in three games, at St. Lawrence to give the Bears a 1-0 lead ... Added an assist at Harvard just five days later and another in the next game at UMass ... Scored the lone goal against RPI three days later ... Notched his seventh point in as many games, assisting on the game-winning power-play goal in 6-3 victory over Union ... Left the game at Yale with a shoulder injury, putting an end to his scoring streak and forcing him to miss the next five games ... Re-entered the line up against Cornell on February 2 ... Tallied first point since his injury at Yale, with an assist aginst St. Lawrence ... Missed the last two games of the season with the flu ... One of six Bears named to the ECAC All-Academic squad.

1999-2000: Played in 25 games in his first season and finished second among returning players for 2000-2001 with 4-10 -- 14 totals ... Sat out the first three games of the season, but in just his second game, he registered an assist at Colgate ... Netted his first collegiate goal on the power play at Boston College ... Tallied on the power play against Cornell and then set up the game-tying goal six minutes later ... Scored against Clarkson and added two assists against St. Lawrence the next night ... Assisted on the first Brown goal as the Bears got on the board and on their way to winning the 14th annual Mayor's Cup at Providence on January 18 ... In the final ten games of the season, he amassed 2-8 - 10 totals, with three games where he tallied two assists ... Earned the team's Kevin R. Pope Memorial Trophy, given to the freshman who did the most to contribute to the success of the team.

Before Brown: Kirley was a three-time letterwinner at Deerfield Academy where he played both forward and defense, leading Deerfield to a regular-season championship in 1998-1999. A two-time Flood-Marr Champion, Kirley was a Hockey Night in Boston All-Scholastic Selection at Deerfield. He also played for the Springfield Jr. Pics. In addition, Kirley was a three-time letterwinner in lacrosse at Deerfield.

Personal: Keith T. Kirley is the son of Lloyd and Francine Kirley of Leverett, Massachusetts ... Has two brothers, Lance, 30, and Aaron, 26 ... Keith was the Business Director of his high school yearbook and a two-time member of the Honor Roll at Deerfield ... Interests: Fly Fishing ... Major: Business Economics.