|High School:||St. Joseph's CBS|
2002: Keely comes to UCSB as one of Ireland's top junior players with years of international experience...A dominant player who knows how to direct a defensive unit, he will be looked upon to anchor the Gaucho defense from the center position.
Attended St. Josephs CBS in Fairview, Dublin, Ireland...Recognized as an All-Ireland Schoolboy Defender...Twice lead St. Josephs to Ireland School Cup National Championships, captaining the squad his final season...Only player to play every minute of St. Josephs' victory in the 1998 All-Ireland Schools Cup...Also competed in hurling in high school.
Alan Vincent Keely was born May 10, 1982 in Dublin, Ireland...Enters UCSB as a Business Economics major...Aspires to play soccer professionally...Played on Ireland's under-16 and under-17 national teams...Roots for Leeds United...Fan of Roy Keane...His most memorable moment in sports is David O'Leary's penalty kick against Romania...Favorite movie is "Dumb and Dumber"...Likes to watch "Cheers"...Enjoys reading "Four, Four, Two" magazine...When not playing soccer he is more than likely relaxing at home...Always has water in his refrigerator...Needs his sleep...Has an older brother, Peter...Son of Dermot and Olive Keely.