Mike Connolly begins his second year in the green and white looking to build on a very successful freshman campaign. Connolly finished last season hitting a team best .388 with 31 runs scored and 29 RBI. He began the year in the DH role and gradually saw more time in leftfield, a position he will hold down in 2008. Connolly is an excellent hitter that is developing power to all fields. He has great baseball instincts as he continues to improve as a defensive player. Connolly is the son of Frank and Ruth Connolly and is a secondary education-social studies major.