Kelmend Islami
Kelmend  Islami

RS Senior

South Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
South Milwaukee

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 155



2015: Led the team in goals (8) and points (17), setting career-highs in each department … Won the team’s 2015 Players’ Choice award for top player and the 2015 Golden Boot award for most goals and points … Twice recorded multiple goals in a game, including in a 4-2 win over Portland (Aug. 30) and a 4-3 loss to Providence (Oct. 28) … Tallied a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Dayton (Sept. 7) in the home opener … Notched the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win at Wisconsin (Oct. 7).

2014: Did not appear in a match this season (redshirted).

2013: Finished in a three-way tie for second on the squad in assists (5) ... Played in all 21 matches this season, including nine starts, and recorded 20 shots ... Notched his first-career multi-assist performance in MU's 3-2 victory over Providence in the BIG EAST Championship game ... Assisted Louis Bennett II on the game-winning goal at Providence (10/19) ... Credited with an assist on C. Nortey's game-winner at Villanova (10/5) ... Registered an assist vs. Green Bay (9/1) ... Made his first start of the season at Milwaukee (8/30) ... Scored two second-half goals in 3-3 preseason draw vs. No. 1 Indiana (8/22).

2012: Has started every match this season ... Scored his first goal of the season in the first half of MU's 5-0 win vs. DePaul (Sept. 22) in the BIG EAST opener ... Picked up an assist on MU's second goal in a 3-0 win vs. Western Illinois (Sept. 8) when his cross in the 28th minute found teammate Adam LysakClick here to hear it at the top of the box.

2011: Played in 16 games and made nine starts as a freshman at left wing ... His first collegiate goal was the game-winner in a 2-1 double-overtime victory at Michigan (Sept. 18), beating the Wolverines goalkeeper with just 51 seconds left in the final overtime period ... Also scored against Georgetown (Oct. 19) after recording an assist in a 2-1 upset over West Virginia (Oct. 15) in the team's previous match ... Was injured at Seton Hall (Oct. 22) and did not play the remainder of the season, missing the team's final three matches, which included the postseason.

Prior to Marquette: A prolific scorer, Islami tallied a single-season record 43 goals as leader of the South Milwaukee boy's soccer team, which won the 2009 Woodland Conference title and finished undefeated in league play ... Named 2010 Woodland Conference Player of the Year following his senior season ... Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association second-team all-state selection and two-time all-conference selection ... Grew up playing with the Croatian Eagles, where he guided the club to back-to-back state championships, and later joined FC Milwaukee.

Personal: Born Oct. 22, 1992 ... Son of Muhamed and Selime Islami ... Majoring in criminology and law studies.




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