Matthew Connelly
Matthew Connelly
Height: 6-4
Year: So.
Hometown: Indian Head Park, Ill.
Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2012-13: Competed in six meets as a sophomore … opened the season at the Head of the Charles (10/21) in the #4 seat of the Varsity A boat … helped the Varsity A boat to a second place finish against Williams, WPI, Franklin & Marshall and Connecticut College (4/13) … sat in the #4 seat of the Varsity A boat that cut a few seconds off its season-best time and came third against Boston University and the University of Wisconsin (5/04).

2011-12: Saw action mainly in the #6 seat … rowed in the #4 seat on the varsity team in the Princeton chase (10/30)… competed in the #6 seat on the collegiate team in the Head of the Charles (10/22); as a member on the MIT freshman eight at Columbia (3/31); versus Boston College, Trinity, and Bates (4/7); against Harvard and Princeton (4/21); at Wisconsin with Dartmouth (4/28) and at the Eastern Sprints (5/13)… rowed in the MIT varsity boat against UMass in the #6 seat (4/21).

Off the Water at MIT: Majoring in aeronautical and astronautical engineering with a minor in political science … was a DRW Investments LLC intern in Chicago during summer 2012 … worked at the Space Propulsion Lab at MIT … Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Personal: Son of Maureen and Matt Connelly.