Kelsey Thurston
Kelsey Thurston


Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Blythewood HS (S.C.)




Chants Roll in Season Home Opener

Sophomore Sara Nolan set a Coastal Carolina single-game record with seven goals.


Coastal Lacrosse Downs Howard 17-11

Jen Koss and Kelsey Thurston record their first points as Chanticleers.


Meet the Chants: 2013 Lacrosse

As we count down to the inaugural game, each day will profile the lighter side of Coastal Lacrosse.


Lacrosse Volunteers With Habitat For Humanity


Coastal Carolina Student-Athletes Continue to Enjoy Classroom Success

Of the 453 Coastal Carolina student-athletes, 256 posted a GPA of 3.0 or better for the fall 2012 semester

2013 - Big South Presidential Honor Roll (Sophomore)

2014 (Junior):Saw action against Kennesaw State, Stetson and Presbyterian ... Finished the season with two points after scoring goals against Kennesaw State and Presbyterian ... Recorded two shots against Kennesaw State and one against Presbyterian, putting all three on frame ... Was credited with one ground ball and one caused turnover.

2013 (Sophomore): Started in one game, and played in five others as a sophomore ... Assisted on a goal at Howard to finish the season with one point ... Tallied four ground balls, including a career-high of three against Winthrop ... Won a draw control at Howard and at Longwood ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

At Blythewood HS (S.C.):
Recorded 242 goals, 64 assist and 157 ground balls won throughout her interscholastic career, earning all-state honors each year ... Led the Bengals to a 53-8 record over her four years, including a perfect 16-0 state championship run as a junior ... Tallied 68 points (56 goals and 12 assists), to earn South Carolina Attacking Player of the Year and first team all-state honor as a sophomore ... Named the South Carolina state championship and tournament MVP as she led Blythewood to a state title during her sophomore season ... Netted a career-best 76 goals and dished out 23 helper to total 99 points during her senior campaign to tally Academic All-American, South Carolina Midfield Player of the Year, All-Area and All-Region Player of the Year along with first team all-state honors.

Personal: Full name: Kelsey Mariah Thurston ... Daughter of Kirk Thurston and Brenda Garber ... Father played lacrosse collegiately at Maryland and professionally for the Washington Waves ... Majoring in exercise and sport science.