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#15 Kelly Connolly
Position: D/M
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Skutt Catholic

BLUEJAY CAREER: 2010 (Junior) - Named honorable mention Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete ... One of nine Bluejays to have a game-winning goal, knocking in the match winner over Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 19) ... The game-winner against Cal State Fullerton was her only goal of the season, while she dished off her only assist in the 3-0 win over MVC foe Evansville (Oct. 9) ... Played in 12 complete games during the season, including playing every minute in five overtime matches ... Ranked second on the team with 1,664 minutes played ... Helped anchor a defense that recorded a 0.83 goals against average ... The 10 shutouts by the defense were second-most in program history ... One of seven players to play in all 21 matches.

2009 (Sophomore) – Named All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team ... One of four Bluejays to start all 21 matches ... Ranked second on the team with 1,641 minutes played ... Played a full match 10 times ... Key cog in defense which set school records with 11 shutouts and 0.60 goals against average ... Scored first career goal, the game-winner, against Cal State Northridge (Sept. 4) ... Also scored game-winner in 1-0 victory over Indiana State (Sept. 25) ... Tallied goals in back-to-back games against Southern Utah (Oct. 18) and Northern Iowa (Oct. 25).

2008 (Freshman) – Appeared in 17 matches, including starts against Northern Iowa (Oct. 30) and Missouri State (Nov. 5) ... Attempted two shots in 27 minutes of play in her first collegiate match at South Dakota (Aug. 22) ... Attempted two shots, including one on goal against Portland State (Sept. 12) ... Played a season-high 86 minutes against Missouri State (Nov. 5) in the MVC Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Named first-team Class B All-State and second-team All-Nebraska as a senior, when leading her team to the state championship match ... Also named all-conference and selected to the Shrine Soccer Classic All-Star squad ... Scored 17 goals as a junior when named all-conference and second-team Class B All-State ... Attended Columbus (Neb.) High School for her freshman and sophomore seasons, earning all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors as a starter in both her first two prep campaigns ... Scored 21 goals and had 12 assists in her two seasons at Columbus, helping team to state runner-up finish as a freshman ... Also lettered in swimming at Columbus ... Participated in the Nebraska ODP and played club soccer for the Elkhorn Inferno.

PERSONAL: 
Daughter of Tom and Jennifer Connolly ... Born March 22, 1990, in Omaha, Neb. ... One of six children; Thomas (27), Katie (24), Kevin (17), Jack (8) and Joe (6) ... Journalism and mass communication / public relations major.

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