Ellingon SAM: Connelly

Name: Jack Connelly

Sports: Basketball and Soccer


Jack has been a Scholar Athlete Award recipient every semester during sports seasons and has been on the Honor Roll or High Honor Roll every semester. He has played varsity basketball for four years and was captain his junior and senior year. Jack also played varsity soccer for three years and was a captain his senior year. He was a 2014 Class M boys soccer state champion and is an All-Conference athlete for soccer. Jack has been named first team All-Conference for basketball and has been selected to play in the CHSCA Senior All-Star game.


How Jack prepares for a game: Sometimes I listen to music, but I find it helps best to stay loose and be vocal with my teammates before game time.

What Jack was most excited about this season: I was and still am very excited to see some of my teammates being able to continue their athletic careers at the college level. I’ve met a lot of people and made a lot of friends through AAU basketball, and it’s awesome to see these guys going places.

Jack’s most memorable moment as a high school athlete: Beating Tolland in the Class M final. Couldn’t have written a better ending to a soccer career.

What Jack hoped to accomplish this season: For soccer, we obviously wanted to make it back to the finals after a disappointing outcome in 2013, but overall, I set goals to work hard and compete, because if I did that, I knew the rest would fall into place.

Jack’s favorite pro or college athlete: Shabazz Napier

Jack’s college plans: I’m playing basketball at the University of Scranton where I plan to major in Finance.

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