CONNOLLY SELECTED TO COMPETE AT NFHCA SENIOR GAME

CHANDLER, Ariz.Kara Connolly (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.), a senior midfielder on the 19th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, has been one of 28 student-athletes selected to compete at the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Senior Game, the NFHCA announced Tuesday. The game will be played Nov. 20 at the University of Maryland.

This year's Senior Game participants will compete against the U.S. Women's National Team as well as against each other in a series of four 25-minute sessions.

Connolly started all 19 regular-season games for UNH in 2010. She recorded six goals and nine assists for 21 points, all of which are personal single-season highs. Connolly is ranked third on the team in assists, fourth in points and tied for fourth in goals; she also ranked third in America East in assists per game and 10th in points per game.

Connolly recorded a point in 11 of 19 games and opened the 2010 season with a four-game point-scoring streak (4-2-10 in that span). She recorded career highs in both goals (two) and points (four) against Bryant University on Sept. 2 and equaled her personal best of two assists Sept. 18 at Holy Cross. Connolly was extremely productive at home in '10 – in 10 games at Memorial Field, she tallied 13 points (four goals, five assists).

In 77 career games, Connolly has tallied eight goals and 19 assists for 35 points.

UNH (13-6, 5-0 America East) won the 2010 America East regular-season championship and is the top seed of the America East Championships, which will be held Nov. 5-6 at the University's Memorial Field. The Wildcats open tourney play Nov. 5 (3 p.m.) with a semifinal game against the University of Maine. Admission to all tournament games is free.

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