Player Profiles

Ali                                Connelly
Class: Jr.
Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
Height: 5-6
Sport: Women's Soccer
Position: M


At West Virginia In 2012
  • 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Team
  • 2012-13 WVU Female Student-Athlete Community Service Outreach Award
  • Made 18 appearances, with first career start against Central Michigan
  • Logged a career high 76 minutes against CMU
  • Played 43 minutes in WVU’s win over No. 1-ranked Stanford
At West Virginia In 2011
  • Saw action in three matches as a true freshman
  • First career action came against Marshall
In High School
  • Four-year letterwinner for Saint Joseph’s High
  • Three-time all-conference selection
  • As a senior, awarded Most Dedicated Team Player, Top Team Player and team captain honors
  • 2009 all-Diocesan and 2010 all-district selections
  • Led her squad to two Final Fours and the 2010 state championship; team ranked No. 7 nationally
  • Twice named academic all-state
  • Played club soccer for Jr. Irish, serving as team captain
  • Team finished state runner-up in 2009 and 2010
  • A three-time all-conference runner in track; played basketball for two seasons
  • National Honor Society member, High Honor Roll every semester and Saint Joseph Scholar honoree
  • Daughter of Tim and Donna Connelly
  • One of two children
  • Father ran track and cross country at Notre Dame and is its head women’s cross country coach
  • Mother is a WVU graduate
  • Birthday is October 10
  • Majoring in elementary education
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • President’s List
  • WVU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee team representative

Related Articles

Connelly’s Service Recognized
Posted: 4.23.13

Seven Named Academic All-Big 12
Posted: 10.30.12

WVU Falls To Central Michigan
Posted: 8.24.12

Schwindel Nets Game-Winner
Posted: 8.19.12

WVU Blanks Marshall
Posted: 9.5.11

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