BHS all-star enters Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame

   - Logo courtesy of Bainbridge High School
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POULSBO - Kerry Keefe, one of the top five girls basketball players to ever play for Bainbridge High School, was officially announced as one of the 2013 inductees into the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame.

Keefe and the other 2013 inductees were recognized at a ceremony held at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo Saturday, Jan. 25.

The daughter of Tom and Anne Keefe, she moved to Bainbridge Island and began her freshman year at BHS in 1974. During her time there she earned a total of 10 varsity letters and was selected for the all-Seamount League teams for basketball and volleyball.

In her senior year, Keefe led her basketball team to the state championships and qualified for state in track in the high jump event.

Upon graduation, in 1978, she received a four-year basketball scholarship to Georgetown University.

While in college she played Division I basketball in the Big East Conference.

After graduating in 1982 with a bachelor of arts degree in government, Keefe played a season for the Corinthians Basketball Club in Dublin, Ireland, alongside members of the Irish Women’s National Team.

Returning to America she attended law school at the University of Puget Sound, where she graduated in 1987.

From 1987 to 2010, she served as a senior deputy prosecutor in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in both the criminal and civil divisions.

In 2010 Keefe moved to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington where she currently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Civil Division.

Keefe currently resides in Seattle with her husband, Norman Shaffer, and three sons.

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