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 assistand coach at her alma mater, the University of Portland.
Davis made an immediate impact on the field coaching a young crop of goalkeepers. Her main protegy during the 2012 campaign was Vittoria Arnold. 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 league 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.