A native Austinite, Kelly came up through the Lonestar program, ultimately with the 97G Red South and 97G Red. She played high school soccer with the Soccer Academy at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, where she was a center back and a 2-year captain, and earned 12 letters in soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse. Kelly played college soccer at Wellesley College outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and studied Neuroscience. After graduation she returned to Austin and to Lonestar SC, coaching in the Junior Academy. She is finishing a year of service with AmeriCorps doing early literacy intervention at a nonprofit preschool and is planning for doctoral study in physical therapy.