Kelly got her start playing water polo with Huntington Beach Water Polo Club at 12 years old. She attended Rosary High School where she was a 2-year varsity letterwinner and D1 CIF qualifier in both swim and water polo before relocating to Barcelona, Spain with her family to finish out her last two years of high school. While abroad, she competed with two clubs, finishing first in the Catalan national league in 2016 with CN Catalunya’s senior team. After high school, she went on as a recruit to UC Berkeley before transferring home to Fullerton College in 2019, where she led the team to a state championship, earning First Team All-American, All-State, and All-League honors.
Kelly started coaching while living in Barcelona, leading clinics and camps through Barcelona International Water Polo Academy. Upon moving back to Orange County in 2019, she coached at Huntington Beach High School and HBWPC before it’s transition to Vanguard. She currently coaches at Mater Dei High School, and coaches the 12u and 14u girls’ age groups at Vanguard.