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Maureen Connolly
Player Profile:
Maureen Connolly 2288612
Position: Forward
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
High School: Lauralton Hall
  • A Veteran Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy
  • A member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Career Honors:
2016 NFHCA All-Region Second Team
2016 All-Patriot League First Team
2016 Academic All-Patriot League
2016 GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week - 8/29, 9/26
2016 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week - 8/30, 11/1
2015 NFHCA All-Region Second Team
2015 All-Patriot League First Team
2015 Academic All-Patriot League Team
2015 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2015 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week – 10/26
2014 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2014 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Squad
2014 Patriot League Rookie of the Week - 9/8, 10/20
2014 GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week - 9/29 

2016 (Junior)

  • Named first team All-Patriot League
  • Earned Academic All-Patriot League accolades
  • Named second team Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region
  • Tabbed as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (11/1, 8/30)
  • Named the GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week (9/26, 8,29)
  • Started in all 19 games on the season
  • Led the Patriot League in points (37) and goals scored (15), averaging 1.95 and .789 per game, respectively.
  • Also led the league in game-winning goals (7) and tied for the lead in assists (7).
  • Notched a five-point performance with two goals and one assist in the first game of the season against Siena (8/26)
  • Also tallied five points with two goals and an assist against Fairfield (9/21)
  • Scored two goals on three other occasions against Columbia (9/4), UMass Lowell (9/9) and Bryant (10/30)

2015 (Sophomore)

  • Started in all 18 games at forward
  • Named second team NFHCA All-Region
  • Selected first team All-Patriot League and to Academic All-Patriot League team
  • Recorded 27 points on 10 goals and seven assists
  • Tallied three game-winning goals
  • Ranked second in the Patriot League in game-winning goals, third in assists, and fifth in both goals and total points
  • Stood 50th in the nation in points per game (1.50), 63rd in goals per game (0.56) and 69th in assists per game (0.39)
  • Recorded an assist and the game-winning goal at Vermont (9/16)
  • Tallied the overtime game-winner versus Bryant (10/2)
  • Also scored the game-clinching goal with 3:31 left in regulation against Dartmouth (10/28)
  • Tallied a season-high two goals in the victory over Lafayette (10/24)
  • Totaled a pair of assists in the victories over Siena (8/28) and UC Davis (9/10)
  • Tallied a goal and an assist in the win over Colgate (9/16)
  • Also scored goals against Harvard (9/4), American (9/26), Brown (10/14) and Bucknell (10/17) … tabbed the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (10/26)
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2014 (Freshman)

  • Started in all 19 games at forward
  • Recorded team-highs of six goals and 12 points
  • Tied for the eighth-most goals in the Patriot League
  • Scored first collegiate goal against UMass Lowell (9/5)
  • Tallied a career-high two goals versus Dartmouth (10/13)
  • Also scored goals against Siena (9/24), at Lehigh (9/27) and versus Bryant (10/2)
  • Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice (9/8 & 10/20)
  • Selected as the GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week (9/29)
  • Started first career game against La Salle (8/29)
  • Named to both the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and the NFHCA Academic Squad

High School

  • Played four years of varsity field hockey under head coach Kati Cavanagh at Lauralton Hall
  • Captained team as a junior and senior
  • Team was a state finalist in 2011 and 2013
  • Squad also won two conference championships with a pair of undefeated regular seasons in 2012 and 2013
  • Named All-Conference and All-State in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Selected as the Connecticut Post Player of the Year as a senior and to the Connecticut Post All-Star team in 2012 and 2013
  • Was MSG Varsity All-State in 2012 and 2013, as well as Player of the Year finalist in 2013
  • Set school’s single-season record with 24 goals scored
  • Named Connecticut All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player
  • Also lettered in basketball and softball
  • Played on Competitive Edge Connecticut club team
  • Was class Vice-President in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Club

Personal

  • Daughter of Mark and Kelly Connolly
  • Has one brother (Patrick) and one sister (Katherine)
  • Brother (Patrick) is a member of the men’s soccer team at Notre Dame (Class of 2017)
  • Majoring in Chemistry
Season GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att DSave
2014 18-18 6 0 12 38 .158 22 .579 0 0-0 0
2015 18-18 10 7 27 57 .175 36 .632 3 1-1 0
TOTAL 36-36 16 7 39 95 .168 58 .610 3 1-1 0
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