Honors and Awards-
BIG EAST All-Academic
2018 Season (Jr.): Caused a single turnover against Jacksonville (Feb. 17) ... Added a solo caused turnover in the win over Detroit (Feb. 24) ... Picked up a ground ball and caused a turnover against then-No. 4 Ohio State (Mar. 2) ... Was good for four caused turnovers and picked up two ground balls in the double-overtime loss against Bellarmine (Mar. 4) ... Noted two ground balls and a caused turnovers, along with a shot on goal versus Robert Morris (Mar. 10) ... Picked up two ground balls and caused two turnovers while playing Michigan (Mar. 17) ... Responsible for two caused turnovers and two ground balls against No. 8 Villanova (3/31) ... Caused a turnover in the OT victory over St. John's (4/7) ... Grabbed a season high five ground balls and added an assist against No. 14/15 Notre Dame (4/11) ... Picked up three ground balls for MU possession in the OT thriller against Providence (4/14) ... Scooped up two ground balls and caused a turnover at No. 3 Duke (4/20).
2017 Season (So.): Appeared in 15 games and grabbed 17 ground balls ... Secured two ground balls and caused a turnover at Jacksonville (Feb. 18) ... Grabbed a ground ball versus the Detroit Mercy (March 5) ... Secured four ground balls at Georgetown (March 25) ... Grabbed a ground ball at No. 7 Notre Dame (April 11) ... Secured a ground ball against No. 4 Duke (April 22) ... Secured a ground ball and caused a turnover in the BIG EAST Championship game at Providence (May 6) ... Picked up three ground balls in the NCAA First Round at No. 5/7 Notre Dame (May 14).
2016 Season (Fr.): BIG EAST All-Academic...Played in his first career game against Bellarmine (Feb. 20) ... Picked up one ground ball and caused one turnover (March 4) ... Collected one ground ball in a 10-8 win against Detroit (March 6) ... Snagged a career high two ground balls in a 13-5 victory (March 12) ... Caused one turnover in a 11-5 victory against Quinnipiac (March 19) ... Recorded one ground ball in a 11-3 win against No. 5/6 Villanova (April 2) ... Scored his first career goal at No. 1 Denver in the regular season finale (April 30).
Prior to Marquette: Two-year letter winner at St. Paul’s School (Towson, Maryland) ... Competed on the Under Armour Underclass Baltimore Team in 2014 ... Also excelled at volleyball in high school, garnering the 2015 George L. Mitchell ’44 Best Athlete Cup and being named Under Armour Underclass All-American in 2014.
Personal: Born April 18, 1996 in Towson, Maryland ... Son of Charles Connolly and Suzanne Koch ... Has one brother, Brain, and one sister, Bridgett.