Junior • Defense
Royersford, Pa. • Malvern Prep
At Delaware: Fourth-year defenseman for the Blue Hens • two-year letterwinner • will continue to have a key role on defense for Delaware and should once again be a key on man-down situations • one of team's smallest defender but one of its toughest • has played in 16 career games with eight starts and recorded 16 groundballs and nine caused turnovers.
2012 Season: Broke into key role on Delaware defense as a sophomore • saw action in 13 games and started eight of them, including the final seven of the year • recorded 16 groundballs and caused eight turnovers • had career-high five groundballs vs. Drexel and picked up three each vs. Mercer and Penn State • caused two turnovers each vs. Drexel and Stony Brook.
2011 Season: Appeared in three games on defense as a redshirt freshman • recorded one caused turnover against Presbyterian • also saw action vs. Detroit and vs. Albany • team captured the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team captured the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
High School: Played lacrosse and football at Malvern (Pa.) Prep School • three-year starter at running back in football • played for head coach Gamp Pellegrini, a former University of Delaware player • football teams went 19-1 his final two seasons and captured two league championships • played defense in lacrosse and was a two-year starter • lacrosse teams won three straight league titles • earned all-league honors in lacrosse and was named to the All-Eastern Pennsylvania team • two-time All-League pick in football.
Personal: James Walter Connelly • born May 28, 1990 • son of Jim and Lisa Connelly • marketing major at Delaware • worked as a landscaper and coaches lacrosse during the summer • has an older sister and younger sister • enjoys fishing, weightlifting, and going to the beach in his spare time • father was a professional boxer.
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