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#6 Kelsey Dinges
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Smithton, Ill.
High School: Althoff Catholic
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2013: Competed in all 21 matches, starting on 15 occasions … garnered Second-Team All-MAC recognition … led the team with 20 points on seven goals and six assists … two of her tallies were game winners … fired 62 shots (25 on goal) … first goal of the season came on a penalty kick in a 1-0 win at Valparaiso (8/25) … assisted on both Miami goals against Louisville (9/8) … followed that performance up by scoring a goal and adding an assist against Milwaukee (9/13) … scored both RedHawk goals in a 2-0 win over Toledo (10/20) … named MAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 21 after netting three of MU’s four goals in a pair of wins over Northern Illinois (10/18) and Toledo (10/20).

2012: First-Team All-MAC and Second-Team All-Great Lakes Region honors ... selected to the OCSA All-Ohio team ... tabbed MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for week of Nov. 5-11 ... played and started in all 24 games, one of eight RedHawks to do so ... her 11 goals ranked second on the team, as did her three game-winning goals ... dished out seven assists, giving her 29 points for the year, which tied for second on the squad ... tallied two goals in the season opener against Xavier (Aug. 17) ... scored game-winning goal in overtime at Belmont (Sep. 2) ... tallied four goals over the course of two games, starting with two against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 7) ... then added two goals on the road at Northern Illinois (Oct. 12), also adding an assist for a career-high five points  ... named MAC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career for the week ending Oct. 14, after scoring the game-winning goal at NIU with 4.8 seconds left in regulation to break a 2-2 tie ... scored the clutch goal with 9.0 seconds left in regulation at Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to send the RedHawks into overtime, tying the game at 2-2 during their first-round NCAA Tournament victory over the No. 20 Volunteers (Nov. 11) ... also dished out an assist in the upset over Tennessee.

2011: Played in all 18 games, starting 17 of them as a freshman ... scored two goals and added two assists for a total of six points ... scored first collegiate goal and handed out first career assist Aug. 21 vs. Morehead State for a career-high three points ... her goal vs. Morehead State was the game-winner, her only game-winning goal of the year ... scored other goal Sept. 30 vs. Ball State, the lone game she did not start ... her other assist was Oct. 16 vs. Akron ... fired 42 shots, including a team-high eight Sept. 18 vs. Indiana State, and put 16 shots on goal ... played 1,207 minutes on the field, including two entire games.

High School: Earned four letters as a midfielder at Althoff Catholic High School under head coach Juergen Huettner ... served as team captain for one year ... became the first Illinois high school player to record 100 goals and 100 assists in her career ... as a junior tallied 39 goals and 43 assists, both single-season state records, after recording 21 goals and 28 assists as a sophomore ... led the Crusaders to the Illinois AA state title in 2010 after a perfect 27-0 record ... in 2008, helped lead her team to the state finals with a 25-4-1 record ... helped the Crusaders win three regional and sectional titles while winning the Adidas Tournament of Champions in 2010 when Althoff Catholic was ranked No. 3 nationally by ESPN ... a two-time first-team all-conference selection and an all-state recipient in 2010 after earning honorable mention in 2009 ... also played two years of volleyball.

Personal: Born on July 17, 1993 in Belleville, Ill. ... daughter of Susan and Stephen Dinges ... majoring in early childhood education.

Career Stats:

SeasonGPMinutesGoalsAssistsPointsShotsShot%SOGSOG%GWPK-Att
2011 18 1207 2 2 6 42 .048 16 .381 1 0-0
2012 24 1804 11 7 29 64 .172 28 .438 3 0-0
2013 21 1582 7 6 20 62 .113 25 .403 2 1-2
TOTAL 63 4593 20 15 55 168 .119 69 .411 6 1-2
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