Frank Kelly IV (a.k.a. Frankie) is coming off a special senior year at Calvert Hall.
Early on he committed to continuing his lacrosse career at the University of North Carolina. In the fall, he was part of Calvert Hall’s resurgence on the football field and celebrated with his teammates as they snapped a losing skid to arch-rival Loyola in the Turkey Bowl.
This spring Kelly had the amazing opportunity to play varsity lacrosse, in the talent rich MIAA, with his brother and three cousins, under the direction of his uncle (Bryan Kelly). The season ended with the Cardinals narrowly missing the playoffs on the final day of the regular season, but the season-long experience was priceless.
Despite all of this, Kelly’s greatest accomplishments may have come away from the athletic field. A class leader and an outstanding student, Kelly was honored recently when he was named a 2010 High School Academic All-American by US Lacrosse.
Kelly was a McMullen Scholar and a De La Salle Scholarship recipient at Calvert Hall and he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Latin Honor Society. Also, he earned a perfect 800 on his Math SAT, while scoring 730 on both the Verbal and Writing.
Earlier this spring, he was also honored as Calvert Hall’s Scholar Athlete award winner at the Scholar Athlete Awards dinner held by the Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The award came 28 years to the day after his father, Frank Kelly III, received the same honor.
Leadership was also abundant.
Kelly was a Special Teams captain with the football team as well as a captain on the lacrosse squad, which he led in ground balls and face-offs (129-of-189 – 68%). In addition, he served as Calvert Hall’s Student Body President during his senior year, after serving as Junior Class President the previous year.
Prior to heading to North Carolina, where he has been accepted into the Honors Program, which is reserved for only the top 250 incoming freshmen, Kelly still has some lacrosse to play.
Soon, he will travel to Vail, Colorado to compete with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes U19 team in the Vail Shootout. He will be joined on that club by eight other MIAA players, including his brother Stephen. The team will be coached by Frank Kelly III.