QUEENS, N.Y. – Following a four-year career that saw her play an integral role on some of the most successful teams in St. John’s women’s soccer history, Shea Connors will begin her professional career with Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur in Iceland’s top league.
Connors completed her St. John’s career last fall, helping the Red Storm average more than 10 wins per season during her tenure.
The New Haven, Conn. native burst onto the scene as a freshman, earning a spot on the Big East All-Rookie team alongside teammates Allie Moar and Jesse Schaefer. Connors scored three goals in her first season with the Red Storm, all game winners. She appeared in all 20 games and made 13 starts for a St. John’s team that went 11-7-2 and reached the Big East Tournament semifinals.
As a sophomore Connors played in all 20 matches and made 13 starts for a record-setting St. John’s squad that won 15 games and took home the program’s first Big East regular season championship. She finished second on the team with five assists, as the Johnnies clinched their third NCAA Division I tournament appearance.
Connors enjoyed her best statistical season as a junior, pacing the team with 13 points and tying for the team lead with four goals, adding a team-best five assists. The Johnnies recorded double-digit wins for the third consecutive season, going 11-4-5 and reaching the Big East semifinals for the third successive year.
As a senior, injury shortened Connors’ season to 13 games.
Connors is the latest in a long line of St. John’s players to compete professionally in Iceland, including current assistant coach Amy Marron.