Jelinek nets winner for nationally ranked Carnegie Mellon

October 11, 2014

keely_jelinek_soccerJust a freshman, Keely Jelinek of Anchorage is already logging big minutes and making big plays for Carnegie Mellon University, ranked fourth in NCAA D2 women’s soccer.

The center defender scored the game winner in a 2-1 win over No. 12 University of Chicago, which pushed Carnegie Mellon’s record to 9-0.

Jelinek’s first college goal came in the 22nd minute off a corner kick. It was good enough to win her ECAC Rookie of the Week honors.

Jelinek, of South High fame, is one of five players out of 28 that have started every match this season.