16  Gary Connolly
Gary Connolly

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dundalk, Ireland

High School:
Colaiste Ide

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
08/17/1983

Experience:
3 L


2005: Played in all 18 games for the Tigers, starting 17 of them ... Earned his first two collegiate points on two assists during his senior season ... Served a deep ball from the backfield to Andy Metcalf who scored the only goal in a 1-1 tie with No. 17 Tulsa ... Teamed up with Metcalf again for a goal against East Carolina ... Lone shot in the season came on a last minute attempt in a 2-1 loss to South Carolina in the C-USA Tournament semifinals ... Defense helped the Tigers record shutouts against Centenary, Evansville, Alabama A&M and UCF ... Helped limit opponents to two goals or less in the final 11 games of the season.

2004: A 2004 C-USA All-Conference Third Team selection ... A steady presence in the backfield, Connolly dominated opponent's offense ... Helped hold opponents to a combined 15 goals in 21 games, a C-USA low ... Played 20 games, starting 19 ... His stellar defense helped hold opponents to several conference leading lows, including a 0.70 goals-against average, 46 points allowed and 2.19 points allowed per game ... Helped Memphis earn nine shutouts, first in the conference ... A 2004 Memphis Diadora All-Tournament selection.

2003: Earned his way into the starting lineup and saw action in 16 of the Tigers' 18 contests ... Made starts in 14 matches, including all eight C-USA contests he appeared in ... Was issued a red card against USF (11/1) which forced to miss his only league contest vs. Charlotte.

2002: Appeared in just seven contests in his freshman season ... Recorded a couple of starts in the Tigers' defense ... Saw action in three conference matches against TCU, USF and Marquette.

Prep: Participated in the prestigious "Milk Cup" in Colraine, Northern Ireland, three times and served as the captain of his Colaiste Ide side ... Also found success in track and field, capturing the 1999 All-Ireland triple jump crown and posting consecutive runner-up finishes in the 100m during the 1998-99 seasons ... Helped secure back-to-back All-Ireland 100m relay titles and was the 1999 All-Ireland 200m runner-up.

|------------SHOTS------------| GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT 2002 7-2 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 2003 16-14 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 2004 20-19 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 2005 18-17 0 2 2 1 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 Total 61-52 0 2 2 4 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

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