|Hometown:||Mohegan Lake, N.Y.|
COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES America East Academic Honor Roll (‘08 and ‘09); America East All-Conference Second Team (‘09); UNH's Susan Kilmister Memorial Award ('10).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Started all 19 games; recorded 10 points on one goal and eight assists; tallied one point in five America East league games; tied for third on the team in assists; recorded a career-high two assists in the regular-season finale at Harvard (11/3); tallied a point in three consecutive games from Sept. 4-12; recorded a point in four of the last seven regular-season games; credited with one defensive save; an integral part of the offensive penalty corner unit.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Played in all 20 games, including both postseason games in the America East championship; was in the starting lineup 10 times during the regular season; came off the bench in all five America East conference games; recorded an assist against both Brown (9/5) and Holy Cross (9/17); recorded a total of two points.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Played in 19 of 21 games, all off the bench; played in all five America East conference games; recorded two points on one goal; recorded her first career points with a goal at Central Michigan (9/22).
HIGH SCHOOL: Kara is a ‘07 graduate of Lakeland High School, where she lettered in field hockey and soccer; earned 2006 All-America Second Team honors as a senior midfielder and led the team to the state championship; also earned All-State, All-Section and All-League honors in both 2005 and 2006 and was named to the Regional All-America Team in ’05; led her team to the gold medal in the Empire State Games in both 2005 and 2006, and also competed in the 2005 Junior Olympics; served as team captain in her junior and senior season.
PERSONAL: Born 7/8/89; daughter of Thomas and Nancy Connolly; major is occupational therapy.