BY JEFF FALK
Once a Saint, always a Saint.
Kim Davies-Keever, a graduate of Cedar Crest High School, was recently tabbed as the head field hockey coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. Davies-Keever has been part of the Saints field hockey program since helping to found it as an assistant coach in 2009.
Before being tabbed as Limestone’s full-time head coach, Keever served the college on an interim basis, after former head lady Lindsay Jackson took a similar position at Holy Cross. During Keever’s six seasons at Limestone, the Saints have compiled an overall record of 61-47, including a 45-13 mark over the past three years.
“I’d like to thank President Griffin, Mike Cerino and our administration for the opportunity to become the next field hockey coach at Limestone,” Keever told the college’s athletic website. “I am excited to take on this new role and to continue the success of Limestone field hockey.”
Last season, the Saints went 17-3 overall. Limestone set a school record for wins in a season and finished the year ranked sixth nationally, the highest postseason ranking in program history.
Upon her graduation from Cedar Crest, Keever matriculated to Shippensburg University, where she starred as a player from 2005 to 2008. During her senior season as a Red Raider, Keever was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s Western Division Player of the Year and was a two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association First-Team All-American during her career.
Keever currently ranks second in Shippensburg’s career record books with 72 career goals and 171 points. Her 28 goals in 23 games as a senior also ranks as the second most goals in the single season in Raider history. Keever is one of only three Raider players to total 20 or more goals during a season.
As a senior, she ranked second in NCAA Division II with 1.22 goals per game and was third with 2.74 points per game. The Lebanon native was also one of the top rookies in the history of Shippensburg’s program as she set a pair of impressive freshman records with 17 goals and 39 points.
In 2011, Keever attended the prestigious Women’s Coaches Academy in Denver, Colorado. She was one of only 42 women’s coaches across the nation to attend that academy.