Niebrugge, Merwin and Vanasse named Outstanding Performers
Attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois. Received a varsity letter his sophomore through senior years. Team Captain senior year. 2012 Catholic League swimmer of the year. Earned 14th place in the 50 yard freestyle at the state finals in 2012. In addition to swimming, Dan played water polo in high school. He was on varsity his sophomore through senior years. He was a member of the 2010 state championship team, a starter on the 2011 state championship team, and a captain and starter of the 2012 Catholic League championship team that went 31-2 for the season. He made the MCAC first team and the All-Sectional 2nd team in 2012. He was also a member of the Windy City club team that took 21st place at Junior Olympics in California in 2011.
Dan is from River Forest, Illinois. He is the youngest son of Robert and Susan Kelly and the brother of Matt Kelly (University of Notre Dame Class of 2014), and Erin Kelly (Saint Louis University Class of 2011).