Player Profiles



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

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Saw time in three of the first five matches of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury at No.12 Duke
  • Earned first career point with assist on Cari Price’s second goal in WVU’s 4-0 win over Central Michigan
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
Personal
  • 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
Connelly’s Career Numbers
Year    M         MS       S          G         GWG   A          Pts       C/E
2013    3          0          0          0          0          1          1          0/0
2012    18        1          5          0          0          0          0          0/0
2011    3          0          0          0          0          0          0          0/0
Career 24        1          5          0          0          1          1          0/0
 
Connelly’s Single Game Career Highs
Shots   1 (five times); last vs. TCU, 10/31/12
Shots on Goal 1, vs. Western Carolina, 8/19/12
Goals   0
Assists 1, vs. Central Michigan, 8/30/13
Points  1, vs. Central Michigan, 8/30/13

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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