5 Kara Pooley
5 - Kara Pooley
Height: 5-8
Year: '19
Hometown: Wexford, Pa.
High School: Shady Side Academy
Position: M
gp 15
p 44
g 23
a 21

Honored with the Jean-Marius Gelas Memorial Award at the 2019 Jack B. Riffle Senior Varsity Athlete Celebration. The Gelas Awards are presented annually to a male and female senior student-athlete who has displayed outstanding development in sportsmanship, leadership, character and athletic ability during their college years.

2019: Served as a captain during her senior season... Appeared in all 15 games... Ranked second in the NESCAC with 37 caused turnovers and was sixth with 21 assists... Ranked top-25 in the NESCAC in shots (72), shots of goal (57), ground balls (37) and draw controls (54)... Scored in 14 games and record at least one point in every game... Joined the 100 Point Club on March 16 as she tallied three goals, one assist, a career-high six ground balls, five draw controls and five caused turnovers in a 14-13 win over No. 14 Bowdoin... Named the NESCAC Player of the Week on March 18... Had a career-high four assists and she scored once at No. 12 Amherst on March 24... Had a season-high seven draw controls while adding one goal, three assists, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 17-7 win at SUNY Oneonta on March 26... Scored a career-high five goals and added an assist for a personal-best six points in a 19-9 win at Connecticut College on April 13... Caused a career-high seven turnovers and scored twice against No. 3 Middlebury on April 14... Totaled one goal, one assist, four ground balls, four caused turnovers and two draw controls against No. 8 Wesleyan on April 20... Completed her Hamilton career with 93 goals, 42 assists, 117 ground balls, 114 caused turnovers and 155 draw controls in 64 games... Received all-NESCAC first team honors... Selected to the IWLCA Divsion III All-Berkshire Region first team... Voted to the IWLCA All-American Second Team.

2018: Appeared in all 16 games as a junior... Led the team with 33 points... Second on the team in goals (25), draw controls (48), ground balls (29) and caused turnovers (22)... Matched a season-high four points with three goals and one assist in an 11-9 win over No. 14 Colby on March 10... Had a career-high nine draw controls against No. 21 SUNY Geneseo on March 13... Scored three goals in a 16-7 win over SUNY Oneonta on March 21... Held a seven-game goal streak from March 31 to April 25, including five multiple goal games... Matched a career-high four goals, scored all in the first half, against No. 19 Ithaca on April 25... Selected to the IWLCA Divsion III All-Berkshire Region second team.

2017: Appeared in all 18 games during her sophomore season... Caused a season-high four turnovers and had one goal and one assist in an 8-5 win over No. 18 Colby on March 5... Scored twice in a 12-7 win over No. 14 Bowdoin on March 16... Recorded three ground balls, one goal and two assists in a 7-4 win at No. 19 Amherst... Matched a season-high four points with two goals and two assists in a 13-5 win over Bates on April 1... Scored three goals in a 13-12 comeback win at No. 12 Ithaca... Finished the season with 23 goals, 13 assists, 23 ground balls, 25 caused turnovers and 28 draw controls... Received all-NESCAC second team honors... Selected to the IWLCA Divsion III All-Berkshire Region first team.

2016: Appeared in 15 of 16 games as a first-year... Scored her first collegiate career in in her first game against No. 15 Colby on March 5... Recorded three goals, three caused turnovers and two ground balls in a 12-4 win at William Smith on March 9... Had three goals, three caused turnovers and two ground balls in a 13-12 win over No 16 Tufts on April 9... Tallied a career-high four goals in a 15-7 win over Ithaca on April 19... Caused a career-high six turnovers against No. 7 Trinity on April 23... Finished the season with 22 goals, 28 ground balls, 30 caused turnovers and 25 draw controls.

Personal: Majors in public policy... Minors in African studies... Kara attended Shady Side Academy... She played for the Pittsburgh Premier Lacrosse Club for two years... Kara is the daughter of Monty '84 and Kate '85 Pooley... Her sister Annie '16 was a member of the women's lacrosse team, and her grandfather Montgomery '38 also attended Hamilton.

Recent Games
Apr 10 at Williams L, 13-10
Apr 13 at Connecticut College W, 19-9
Apr 14 #3 Middlebury L, 13-9
Apr 17 #15 William Smith L, 7-6
Apr 20 #8 Wesleyan L, 6-5
Apr 24 at #21 Ithaca L, 14-13
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 15 10
Points 44 31
Goals 23 17
Assists 21 14
Shots 72 45
Shooting percentage 31.9 37.8
Shots on goal 57 39
Shots on goal percentage 79.2 86.7
Free position goals-shots 5-20 5-14
Ground balls 37 24
Draw controls 54 34
Turnovers 54 35
Caused turnovers 37 28
Fouls 8 4
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Mar 2 #11 Tufts L, 18-11 2 3 5 0-2 3 4 2 1 4 50.0 3 75.0
Mar 9 at #8 Colby L, 14-10 1 0 1 1-2 2 5 2 3 3 33.3 3 100.0
Mar 16 #14 Bowdoin W, 14-13 3 1 4 1-2 6 5 3 5 9 33.3 7 77.8
Mar 21 vs. St. Lawrence W, 16-7 1 2 3 0-1 4 4 2 1 6 16.7 4 66.7
Mar 24 at #12 Amherst L, 13-10 1 4 5 0-1 0 1 3 0 4 25.0 4 100.0
Mar 26 at SUNY Oneonta W, 17-7 1 3 4 0-0 3 7 3 2 6 16.7 4 66.7
Mar 28 #24 Skidmore W, 12-7 1 1 2 0-0 1 4 5 2 5 20.0 2 40.0
Mar 30 #21 Bates L, 10-8 0 1 1 0-0 2 3 4 2 2 0.0 2 100.0
Apr 6 at #13 Trinity L, 14-10 2 1 3 0-0 3 4 2 2 3 66.7 2 66.7
Apr 10 at Williams L, 13-10 0 2 2 0-2 1 4 6 2 3 0.0 2 66.7
Apr 13 at Connecticut College W, 19-9 5 1 6 2-3 2 4 4 2 8 62.5 7 87.5
Apr 14 #3 Middlebury L, 13-9 2 0 2 0-0 1 2 4 7 4 50.0 4 100.0
Apr 17 #15 William Smith L, 7-6 1 1 2 0-2 3 2 3 2 4 25.0 4 100.0
Apr 20 #8 Wesleyan L, 6-5 1 1 2 1-2 4 2 5 4 5 20.0 5 100.0
Apr 24 at #21 Ithaca L, 14-13 2 0 2 0-3 2 3 6 2 6 33.3 4 66.7
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 15 11 22 0 22 6-12 28 25 20 30 46 47.8 36 78.3
2016-17 18 18 23 13 36 9-18 23 28 31 25 60 38.3 47 78.3
2017-18 16 16 25 8 33 10-30 29 48 42 22 75 33.3 54 72.0
2018-19 15 15 23 21 44 5-20 37 54 54 37 72 31.9 57 79.2
Total 64 60 93 42 135 30-80 117 155 147 114 253 36.8 194 76.7
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 15 15 23 21 44 5-20 37 54 54 37 72 31.9 57 79.2
Conference 10 10 17 14 31 5-14 24 34 35 28 45 37.8 39 86.7
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 7 10 8 18 2-8 20 22 26 23 33 30.3 27 81.8
Away 7 7 12 11 23 3-11 13 28 26 13 33 36.4 26 78.8
Neutral 1 1 1 2 3 0-1 4 4 2 1 6 16.7 4 66.7
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Wins 5 5 11 8 19 3-6 16 24 17 12 34 32.4 24 70.6
Losses 10 10 12 13 25 2-14 21 30 37 25 38 31.6 33 86.8
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March 8 8 10 15 25 2-8 21 33 24 16 39 25.6 29 74.4
April 7 7 13 6 19 3-12 16 21 30 21 33 39.4 28 84.8