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Competitive by nature and self driven to exceed goals stemming from being a former Division I athlete, specifically as a pitcher, hitter and position player at DePaul University.
in 2016, Connolly played professionally overseas in the Netherlands. She also served as a graduate assistant and pitching coach for North Central College, where she received her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration.
Connolly has 6 years experience working with all ages in the game in team, individual, and group settings at the Bulls/Sox academy.
Recently, she also served as a pitching coach for the UIC Flames.
Elaine HeflinElaine Heflin currently pitches for the UIC Flames. Highlights of her freshman season (2014) include:
* Started eight contests and made 16 appearances
* struck out 46 batters in 47.0 innings
* pitched two complete games against Eastern Illinois (02/07) and Wright State (04/05) with wins against each opponent in addition to a victory at Indiana (03/15)
* went a complete seven innings in her first collegiate start in game one of the season against Eastern Illinois (02/07) and limited the Panthers to two hits while striking out eight
* was credited with just one earned run at Northwestern (04/02)
* recorded four or more strikeouts five times
* walked just one batter after pitching five innings against James Madison (02/16)
Elaine's prep and personal highlights include:
A four-time letterwinner in softball (pitcher) at Downers Grove North (Ill.)
* led her team to four West Suburban Silver Conference championships
* notched a section accolade during her freshman season
* ranked national four consecutive seasons
* served as team captain as a senior
* all-conference and all-regional selection during her freshman, sophomore and junior campaigns
* all-state selection as a junior
* blanked 244 batters during the 2012 season
* received academic letters in 2010 and 2012
* honor roll member from 2009-12
* born Dec. 6, 1994, in LaGrange, Ill.
* daughter of Peter and Ella Heflin
* has one brother, Baker, who graduated from UIC in 2010
* greatest athletic thrill to date is pitching a perfect game during the 2012 campaign
* currently enrolled as a Criminology, Law & Justice major