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Lacrosse world mourns loss of Kellie Thompson Shiley, 31, former St. Mary’s All-American

Thursday, 19th July 2012

Categories Girl's/Women's, Posted 7/19/12

Kellie Thompson Shiley, a three-time All-American women’s lacrosse player at North Carolina who starred at St. Mary’s, died Monday at 31 from complications following the delivery of her twin daughters.

Thompson was a US Lacrosse high school All-American for St. Mary’s. She won the Heather Leigh Albert award as the nation’s top player in the schoolgirls division at the 1998 US Lacrosse National Tournament.

While at St. Mary’s, she captained her team to the AIS State championship, and graduated third in her class academically as an Academic All American. In 2010, she was inducted into St. Mary’s Royal Blue Club Hall of Fame.

In 2001, Thompson was a finalist for the inaugural Tewaaraton Award as the top college female lacrosse player in the nation while playing for UNC. Thompson’s 222 career points were the most in Tar Heels history until Corey Donohoe surpassed her in 2011. She was an All-ACC team member in 2001 and an All-ACC Tournament team member in 2002.

She was inducted into the Baltimore Chapter of the US Lacrosse hall of Fame.

Thompson is survived by her husband, Ryan Paul Shiley; son, Landon Neil Shiley (23 months); newborn daughters, Ryan Paige Shiley and Blake Lillian Shiley (4 days); parents, Robin and Roseanne Thompson; and brother, R. Scott Thompson.

n lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a college fund being set up for the benefit of her children (details via the family), Anne Arundel Medical Center Mobile Blood Bank or the Anne Arundel Medical Center NICU with gratitude for their immense support of Kellie’s twins during their mother’s illness.

A funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis. Burial will follow at Stevensville Cemetery in Stevensville.



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