TCU women's soccer head coach Eric Bell announced the addition of Kelsey Davis to his staff as the Horned Frogs' goalkeepers coach on March 1, 2012. Davis came to TCU after spending the 2011 season as an assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of Portland.
Davis made an immediate impact on the field coaching a young crop of goalkeepers. In her two seasons on staff, the Frogs have produced some of the top goaltending performances in school history. Vittoria Arnold has the lowest career goals against average at 1.26 and second with 12 career shutouts.
In 2013, the Frogs had the luxury of two quality goalkeepers in Arnold and freshman Shannon Coffer. Arnold led the team with 55 saves and four shutout, while Coffer posted a 0.89 goals against average in seven appearances. Coffer's GAA is the second-lowest in school history.
The Frogs ranked second in the league with an average of 5.21 saves per match and was sixth with a 1.21 goals against average.
Her presence was immediately felt in her first season on campus. Under her guidance, Arnold produced record numbers for the Horned Frogs. She tied the school record with eight shutouts and became the seventh goalkeeper in school history to tally 100 saves, finishing second in the Big 12 with 105. Arnold's .808 save percentage ranked third in the league, while her 5.0 saves per game led the conference.
As a team, the Horned Frogs posted a 1.27 goals against average. Arnold put together a monsterous conference tournament en route to being named Defensive Player of the Tournament. She posted a pair of shutouts and made 14 total saves.
The native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., has extensive experience playing in the U.S. National Team Programs. Davis was called up as a member of the full national squad for a pair of friendlies in 2009. She was also a member of the U.S. U-23 team that claimed the 2007 Nordic Cup and U.S. U-20 squad that competed at the 2006 Women's World Cup in Russia. Davis served as the backup keeper at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Cup.
Davis was drafted 24th overall by the Chicago Red Stars in the 2010 WPS Draft following a stand out career between the pipes at the University of Portland (2007-09) after transferring from UCLA. Davis ranks second all-time in UP program history in career goals against average (0.46), wins (47) and shutouts (34) and she's fifth all time with 151 career saves. She earned All-West Coast Conference honors all three years at UP and was named an All-American following her senior campaign. Davis also earned conference, regional and national all-academic accolades and was a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist in 2009.
The Pilots went 59-8-0 (.881) overall during Davis' three years and reached the NCAA Quarterfinals each year. UP also claimed three WCC titles during that span.
Davis played only two years of high school soccer because of club and national team commitments. She was a 2005 Parade Magazine All-American, a three-time NSCAA Youth All-American and was rated as the No. 1 goalkeeper recruit in the country, according to Student Sports Magazine.
Davis graduated from UP with a degree in theology and a minor in education in 2009.