NISL’s leading scorer Kelsey Keown re-signs with Americans

Photo: Kelsey Keown (in red) will return this season for the Memphis Americans indoor soccer team. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Memphis Americans midfielder Kelsey Keown, the National Indoor Soccer League’s top scorer re-signs for the 2022-23 season.

Keown helped the Memphis women’s squad to a 15-4 record in the regular season, leading the way in overall points during both the regular season and the NISL playoffs, en-route to winning the NISL 2021-22 women’s championship. Kelsey amassed 13 goals (tied for second in the NISL) while dishing out 8 assists (third in the NISL), totaling 21 points in the regular season, averaging 1.2 points per game.

In addition to her impressive regular season, Keown turned in a superb playoff performance, leading the Americans in playoff points (5).

Keown, an Atlanta native, is a Concorde Fire product. No stranger to championship games, Keown won 3 Georgia state championships before moving to play for the University of Memphis and Lobos Rush WPSL team.

“Kelsey is by far the best midfielder in the league,” said head coach Corey Adamson. “What she contributes both off the ball to force turnovers, interceptions, and tackles, and the creativity and goal scoring ability she displayed on offense put our team in position to win games. Without a doubt, re-signing 10 {Keown}, is a huge step forward toward repeating as NISL Champions.”

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob provides content for DeSoto County News and occasionally is heard on the OB Pod podcast talking about area happenings. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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