41 Ben Connelly
41 Ben Connelly
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Winnetka, Ill.
High School: New Trier
Position: A
Major: American Studies
Dream Job: NBA player
Favorite Place on Campus: Hill Hall
Favorite Professional Athlete: Coach Uppgren
Favorite Pregame Meal: Angelinas
Hobbies: Reading, doing jokes with my friends
gp 20
p 82
g 61
a 21

2018 (Junior): USILA honorable mention All-American...with 61 goals in 20 games, Connelly was ranked in the national top 40 with his 3.05 goals per contest...second in NESCAC in goals...key player in Tufts' sensational man-up attack, which ranked second in the nation with a .545 success rate...scored eight of his goals with Tufts on the man-advantage...third team All-New England pick...added 21 assists to finish the year with 82 points...named to USILA DIII Team of the Week on March 13...scored four goals in NESCAC Championship game, won by Tufts 12-9 against eventual national champion Wesleyan...Inside Lacrosse pre-season All-American.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in all 19 games for the Jumbos, tallying 30 goals and 17 assists for 47 points on the season....had multiple points in 14 of the 19 games he played....including three goals and an assist in a 16-13 win over Middlebury on March 10....had two goals and two assists in a tight 12-11 victory over Bowdoin on April 29...was a Second Team All-NESCAC selection, a Second Team All-NEILA selection, and an All-American Honorable Mention.

2016 (Freshman): Played in 7 games as a freshman as the team finished 20-3, won the NESCAC Tournament, and made it to the NCAA Tournament Championship...recorded his first career goal in a 25-5 win over Emmanuel on May 11. 

Before Tufts: Was on the basketball and lacrosse team at New Trier High School...was a First Team All-State selection for lacrosse in 2014 and 2015...was a US Lacrosse All-American in 2014 and 2015...was on the team that won the state championship in lacrosse in 2014 and 2015...was on the honor roll every semester of high school...was a member of the Spanish Honor Society.

Personal: Son of David and Nancy...has three siblings, Avery (29), Max (27) and Jack (23)...brother, Max, is a Special Olympics Gold Medalist...brother, Jack, was on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team.

Recent Games
Apr 28 Middlebury W, 16-12
May 5 vs. Amherst W, 20-12
May 6 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 12-9
May 9 Merchant Marine W, 25-8
May 12 Ithaca W, 18-11
May 16 Wesleyan (Conn.) L, 12-11
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 20 10
Points 82 36
Goals 61 26
Assists 21 10
Man-up goals 8 1
Man-down goals 0 0
Ground balls 22 15
Turnovers 22 9
Caused turnovers 10 6
Faceoffs 0-0 0-0
Faceoff percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots 174 83
Shooting percentage 35.1 31.3
Shots on goal 105 42
Shots on goal percentage 60.3 50.6
Date Opponent Score g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Mar 4 at Hamilton W, 23-5 1 3 4 0 0 2 1 2 0-0 7 14.3 4 57.1
Mar 6 Keene St. W, 24-10 6 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 11 54.5 9 81.8
Mar 10 at Stevens W, 16-7 4 5 9 0 0 1 4 0 0-0 10 40.0 8 80.0
Mar 17 Colby W, 20-6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 4 0.0 2 50.0
Mar 20 at Stevenson   - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Trinity (Conn.) W, 16-14 4 1 5 0 0 5 0 2 0-0 11 36.4 4 36.4
Mar 25 Cortland W, 16-15 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 11 18.2 7 63.6
Mar 31 Connecticut Col. W, 11-8 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 12 25.0 6 50.0
Apr 4 at Williams W, 11-8 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 5 20.0 4 80.0
Apr 7 Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 14-10 4 0 4 0 0 1 3 0 0-0 9 44.4 6 66.7
Apr 10 at Endicott W, 12-11 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 0-0 4 50.0 3 75.0
Apr 14 Amherst L, 20-16 2 1 3 0 0 2 1 1 0-0 9 22.2 4 44.4
Apr 17 at Bates W, 20-12 4 1 5 0 0 1 2 0 0-0 9 44.4 4 44.4
Apr 21 at Middlebury W, 13-10 3 1 4 1 0 2 1 1 0-0 6 50.0 3 50.0
Apr 25 Bowdoin W, 19-11 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 11 36.4 5 45.5
Apr 28 Middlebury W, 16-12 5 1 6 1 0 2 1 1 0-0 11 45.5 8 72.7
May 5 vs. Amherst W, 20-12 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 9 33.3 4 44.4
May 6 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 12-9 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 9 44.4 6 66.7
May 9 Merchant Marine W, 25-8 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 5 40.0 4 80.0
May 12 Ithaca W, 18-11 4 0 4 3 0 2 3 0 0-0 10 40.0 7 70.0
May 16 Wesleyan (Conn.) L, 12-11 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0-0 11 27.3 7 63.6
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
2015-16 7 - 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 5 20.0 1 20.0
2016-17 19 1 30 17 47 11 0 22 29 1 0-0 125 24.0 64 51.2
2017-18 20 20 61 21 82 8 0 22 22 10 0-0 174 35.1 105 60.3
Total 46 21 92 38 130 19 0 45 51 11 0-0 304 30.3 170 55.9
  gp gs g a pts up dn gb to ct fo sh sh% sog sog%
Total 20 20 61 21 82 8 0 22 22 10 0-0 174 35.1 105 60.3
Conference 10 10 26 10 36 1 0 15 9 6 0-0 83 31.3 42 50.6
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - 0-0 - - - -
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Home 11 11 35 7 42 5 0 8 11 3 0-0 104 33.7 65 62.5
Away 8 8 23 12 35 3 0 13 10 7 0-0 61 37.7 36 59.0
Neutral 1 1 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 9 33.3 4 44.4
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Wins 18 18 56 20 76 8 0 20 20 8 0-0 154 36.4 94 61.0
Losses 2 2 5 1 6 0 0 2 2 2 0-0 20 25.0 11 55.0
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March 7 7 20 11 31 1 0 9 7 4 0-0 66 30.3 40 60.6
April 8 8 25 6 31 3 0 10 10 5 0-0 64 39.1 37 57.8
May 5 5 16 4 20 4 0 3 5 1 0-0 44 36.4 28 63.6