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The Loyola University Maryland women's soccer team opened the 2013 season with a 2-1 victory at Towson University.
2013 (Freshman): Was a key reserve for the Greyhounds, seeing action in 11 matches off the bench... Made collegiate debut in season opener at Towson... Recorded first shot of her collegiate career in home opener against Temple.
Before Loyola:The leading scorer as a freshman at Hicksville High School... Led the Comets in assists sophomore year... Received all classification honors sophomore and junior year, as well as All-Conference award her junior year... Captained the ISA Intense 94 team... Guided the team to the 2013 New York Cup State Championships... Was on the team when it won the 2012 Triangle FC Friendlies, as well as the NEWS showcase... Was a 2011 Disney showcase finalist... That same year, the club team won the PDA showcase group, and the CFC showcase.
Personal: Cara Jayne Connolly... Daughter of John and Susan Connolly... Has two sisters, Kelly and Shannon... Member of the Principal's List all four years at Hicksville High School... Received the Athletic Scholar Award for three years... Member of athletes helping others in ninth grade... Plans to major in business.