As a member of the Penn field hockey team, Kennedy was a four-year letterwinner from 1983-86. In her final season as a member of the Red and Blue, Kennedy earned all-region and second-team All-Ivy honors as she guided the Quakers to their third Ivy League championship in her four seasons. Penn's 12 wins that season marked a school record at the time and still stands as third most in team history. In reaching the NCAA tournament for the second time in her career, Kennedy led the Quakers with seven assists and was second on the team in points with 10. Also that season, Kennedy was voted the winner of the Diane Angstadt Award as the team's most inspirational player.
That spring, Kennedy had an All-America season for the women's lacrosse team. She was second on the team with 19 goals and seven assists, including a career-high four goals in her final game as a collegiate athlete. For her efforts, Kennedy earned a plethora of postseason honors. She was selected as an honorable mention All-America and named Team MVP. She also garnered first-team All-Ivy recognition -- her third All-Ivy honor, as she was a second-team selection as a junior and received honorable mention recognition her freshman campaign.
Also following her senior year, Kennedy was the recipient of Penn's prestigious Association of Alumnae Fathers' Trophy.
In addition to her exploits on the playing fields at Penn, Kennedy was a member of three U.S. squads in lacrosse, from 1987-89. She also played on the initial under-23 squad that traveled to Scotland, England and Wales as a lead-up to the 1989 World Cup.
After working as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Princeton from 2000-05, she currently helps the Tigers as a volunteer assistant coach. Kennedy also works as a lecturer in the writing program at Old Nassau.