Kelley Maureen O’Hara, otherwise known as Kelley O’Hara, is an American professional female football player. She was born to American parents, Dan O’Hara and mother Karen Ohara on 4th August 1988. Although she was born in Fayetteville, Kelley spent most of her childhood days in Peachtree City, Georgia. Kelley is of Irish heritage and has two siblings Erin and Jerry.
Kelley O’Hara Education Details
Growing up she went to school in Fayette and football turned out to be her favorite sport. She joined and even captained the Star’s Mill High school football team for four years. That was when she was a junior student and even her senior days. In the period she was captain, the team won many trophies including personal medals that she got.
As a junior and senior player, Kelley was honored with the Parade All-American award. Her team, where she had played for over four years won the 2006 5A Georgia title. Besides, she also became the best player at league, county and state levels throughout the four years. In 2006 again, Kelley received the awards of the NSCASA All-American, Gatorade Georgia and Atlanta Journal-Constitution player o9f the year.
After high school, she joined Stanford University, where her passion for football still kept becoming bigger. She joined Stanford cardinals and in her first year (2006), she emerged as the top scorer bagging nine goals for the team. Later, she played a significant role in the first qualification in 13 years for the cardinals in the college cup. However, they did not lift the trophy as they lost to Notre Dame in the Semis. In her School life, both junior, senior and college, she scored a total of 83 goals and provided 45 assists.
Kelley O’Hara Career Details
Her professional career began while she was still a student at Stanford University. She played in the National Women’s League for Pali Blues. Before she graduated, gold Pride FC came knocking, and they wanted to sign her for the 2019 season which they eventually did. In that very season, she was the lead in their success as they won the league.
Kelley’s stay at Gold Pride was short because the club closed down due to financial woes. She, therefore, signed for Boston Breakers Fc. Later in 2013, she joined Sky Blue Fc from Boston Breakers. At Sky Blue, she had a successful career playing in different positions. One time she performed as a midfielder, another as right-back or winger. That made her one of the most reliable players at the club. Besides, her stint at the club opened more doors for her.
In 2017, Kelley joined Utah Royals FC. However, she didn’t have much playing time as she only made eight appearances in the whole of 2018. However, that did not deter her from soaring high. Her international career is a remarkable one. She began representing the United States as a kid in 2005. Between 2005 and 2010, she played for the Under 16, 17 and 18 teams. Playing in these three levels helped her score 24 goals in only 35 appearances.
Also, she played a part in the United States U20 women’s team in the 2006 FIFA world cup. However, they didn’t win the competition as they emerged fourth. Still, as a member of the group, they lost to Brazil in the finals of the 2007 Pan American Games. In 2008, she led the team to qualify and participate in two competitions, i.e. CONCACAF and Four nations U20 women’s games.
March 2010 was her breakthrough year as she joined the Senior women’s team from the U20 side by making a debut in their friendly match against Mexico Women. Later in 2011, the senior women’s team qualified and won Silver in the FIFA women’s world cup. Although she was not part of the initial squad, she joined the team after a fellow player sustained an injury.
In 2012 she played a vital role in the qualification and won in the 2012 Olympic games. Also, she participated in the 2014 and 2018 significant wins of the CONCACAF competitions. The team bagged gold in both years. Also, they won another double in the 2015 and 2019 world cups which they managed to win gold. Their win in 2015 came with a lot of goodies. They were honored by the then-president Barrack Obama and also by a Ticker Parade in New York.
Kelley O’Hara Body Measurements
Kelley has a sports-friendly body with a height of 5 feet and 58 kg body weight. Her hair is brown with dark brown eyes also.
Kelley O’Hara Net Worth
Financially, she makes her money by playing professional football. Also, she makes some extra money from endorsements, advertising products, and bonuses. However, her salary has been a private affair though her net worth has been estimated at $2 Million.