Irish move into ACC while looking to replace key departures.
Provides depth to the Notre Dame midfield, specifically as a central midfielder ... will look to make his Fighting Irish debut during the 2014 season.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Did not play in a match.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A four-year varsity player and a three-year starter at Fairfield Prep ... captained his high school team as a senior ... earned first team all-conference honors ... Fairfield Prep won conference title in 2011 and 2012 ... team was the 2012 state runner-up, which signified the best season in Fairfield Prep history ... played for Beachside Soccer Club of Connecticut for seven years ... club squad was a six-time (2008-13) Connecticut State Cup Champion ... Region I finalist and a member of the National League ... three-time attendee at the Notre Dame camp and was a Notre Dame Elite Camp All-Star in 2012 ... son of Mark and Kelly Connolly ... both parents are Notre Dame graduates ... enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional studies (pre-med) major ... has a 3.510 cumulative GPA.