Matthew Connelly
Matthew Connelly
Height: 6-4
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Indian Head Park, Ill.
High School: St. Ignatius College Prep
Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

2013-14: Competed in 11 races … rowed in the #4 seat eight times, beginning in the Championship 8 boat during the Head of the Charles (10/19-20) followed by Bates College and Boston College (3/29), Alumni Cup (4/5), Donahue Cup (4/12), Compton Cup (4/19), UMass/Delaware/URI (4/26), Cochrane Cup (5/3) and EARC Sprints (5/18) in the Varsity 8 boat … sat in the #6 seat of the Varsity 8 boat during the Princeton Chase (10/27) … rowed in seat #2 of the V4 boat in the Foot of the Charles (11/23).

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 and 2013 … worked at the Space Propulsion Lab at MIT … crew team social chair … Kappa Sigma.

High School: A 2010 graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep.