24 Chelsea Connelly
24 Chelsea Connelly
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Morganton, N.C.
High School: Freedom HS
Position: G
Major: Psychology

AS A SENIOR (2013-14)
Named AT&T Hoops Classic Player of the Game in Alaska-Anchorage Tournament... 
Competed in every game of the 2013-14 season... Started every contest during her senior campaign... Led her team with 8.8 rebounds per game... Led the Sunshine State Conference in rebouning... Led the SSC in defensive rebounds per game... Shot 36.3 percent from the field... Earned a 60.6 free throw percentage... Recorded a season-high 17 points in three contests... Tied her career-high with 17 rebounds against top-ranked Nova Southeastern... Registered two double-doubles... Led her team with 1.4 steals per game, which ranked seventh in the SSC...  Became a member of the prestigious Saint Leo 600-rebound club during her senior year... Finished her fourth and final season with a career 813 rebounds... Led her team to its first-ever NCAA South Region tournament selection.

AS A JUNIOR (2012-13)
Named to Sunshine State Conference All-Tournament Team...Connelly played in a total of 27 games in her junior season, making starts in 25 of them…Averaged 7.9 points-per-game…Led the team with 272 rebounds for an average of 10.1 per game…Led the SSC in rebounding by a margin of over 2 ½ rebounds per contest…Led the Lions with 1.7 steals per game…Led the team with 0.7 blocks per game and 18 blocks on the season…Scored a season-high 20 points in the SSC Tournament Semi-final win over Tampa…Totaled eight double figure scoring games for the season….Registered a team-high five double-doubles which came on Nov. 10 against Ave Maria, Nov. 16 against UPR-Bayamon, Jan. 5 against Lynn, Feb. 27 against Eckerd, and Mar. 9 vs. Tampa…During the three-game span of the SSC tournament, Connelly grabbed 15 rebounds vs. Lynn, 16 rebounds vs. Tampa, and 11 rebounds vs. Rollins for a total of 46 rebounds and 15.3 per game… Named to the SSC All-Tournament Team. 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12) 
Led team with five double-doubles including Barry twice (1/25/12) and (2/25/12), Eckerd (2/22/12), Lynn (12/31/11), and Maryville (12/28/11)…Second on the team with 77 made field goals…Averaged 8.3 points-per-game…Competed in team-best 33.4 minutes-per-game…Hauled-in team leading 201 rebounds (7.7 r/g)…Led team in blocks with 30 (1.2 b/g)…Compiled 33 steals (1.3 s/g)…Connected on 45-of-64 free throws (70.3 percent)…Set new career marks in points with 21 against Florida Southern (02/15/12), rebounds (14) at Tampa (1/4/12), as well as assists (4) and blocks (5) at Rollins (2/11/12). 

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11)
Competed in 26-of-27 games…Started 14 contests …Averaged 19.8 minutes-per-game…Shot 32.0 percent from the floor…Averaged 4.4 points-per-game...Registered two double-figure scoring games…Scored a career-high 14 points against Nova Southeastern (02/05/11)…Averaged 2.9 rebounds-per-game…Secured a season-high seven boards at Rollins (02/12/11)…Amassed 23 steals…Assembled a season-high three steals against Palm Beach Atlantic (01/22/11)…Totaled 15 assists.

A four year player at Freedom High School under head coach Amber Fox…In 2009 she was selected to All-District Second Team as well as All-Tournament Team…3-Time All-Conference Selection from 2008 to 2010…In 2010 she was selected SMAC 3-A Conference Player of the Year First Team, Conference Tournament Champion, Conference Tournament MVP, Christmas Tournament Champion, All-Tournament Team, Charlotte All Star Classic and was also selected to play in the East-West All Star Game…After four years her career stats included  223 total steals, 45 total three point baskets, 57 total blocks, and 1,520 points scored.

Born on January 24 in Morganton, N.C.…Psychology major…Hobbies include playing basketball…Her career goals are to play overseas, as well as complete medical school and become a Psychiatrist…Believes her competitive drive is her best asset to the team…Names LeBron James as her favorite athlete...Names the Cleveland Cavaliers as her favorite team...Chose Saint Leo because of the great team and coach chemistry…Daughter of James Connelly and Nicole Sanders…Has two siblings, Nikolas and Nia.