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Fall 2016

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Fall 2016 • Crusader Nation 7 Maureen Connolly '18: Field Hockey Yuji Callahan '18: Men's Soccer Field Hockey junior forward Maureen Connolly has started in all 37 games since coming to Holy Cross. Last year, she was selected second team NFHCA All-Region, as well as first team All-Patriot League. She was also a 2015 selection for the Patriot League All-Academic team, and is currently an emerging leader with the Holy Cross Leadership Academy. Born in London, England, but moved away before she could acquire an accent. Lived in Corte Madera, Calif., for eight years, before moving to New Canaan, Conn., where she currently lives. Her competitive nature sparked when she started her first sport, swimming, at the age of four. Maureen started playing field hockey freshman year of high school and was named All-State during her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She scored her first collegiate goal against UMass Lowell, which Holy Cross won in a 3-2 thriller. Attended a private, all-girls, Catholic high school, Lauralton Hall, where she captained the field hockey, basketball, and softball teams. Also won a State Championship in basketball her senior year. A summer intern at SeqLL, a biotechnology company in Woburn, Mass., that focuses on DNA and RNA sequencing. Maureen is a chemistry major, Secretary of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and a member of the Leadership Academy at Holy Cross. Commonly referred to as "Mo," a nickname that has stuck since birth. She is the middle child in her family with one older brother, who plays soccer at The University of Notre Dame, and one younger sister, who was on the U.S. Junior-National Synchronized Swimming team. Men's Soccer junior Yuji Callahan earned All-Patriot League accolades as a freshman. He also scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory at Duke in the 2015 season. Callahan is a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy. A native of Okinawa, a small island south of Japan. His Japanese last name is Gushiken. He has lived in the United States for only two years. His favorite professional soccer league is the Premier League and his favorite team is West Ham United. Yuji has played soccer for 15 years. He always wanted to go to college in the U.S. and play collegiate soccer. He is a Math major. A younger brother, Junta, and one sister, Reina, also play soccer. Father, Michael, played soccer at St. Michael's College (Class of 1991). His favorite food is sushi. When he graduates, Yuji hopes to work in the financial field. Enjoys being far away from home because it forces him to be independent and allows him freedom. Yuji misses the Japanese culture and his family. Fall 2016 • Crusader Nation 7 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 things to know about... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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