Zachary Merrell Connolly was born on November 27, 1990 in Morristown, New Jersey to Jefferey Connolly and Christina Dixler (attorney) of Westfield, NJ. He has one younger sister (18).
Zach is a 2009 graduate of Westfield High School where he lettered 2 years in soccer and one year in lacrosse for the Blue Devils. Zach also played club soccer for CSW Soccer.
Zach comes from an athletic family as his father, Jefferey, played tennis at the University of New Haven and an uncle, Dean Tanella, played baseball at Princeton University.
The tennis singles player lists his most exciting moment in sports as the time he scored the game winning overtime goal in soccer against the rival high school.
When not playing tennis, Zach is the coach of the New Jersey Youth Slam Poetry Team and his hobbies include rock climbing and playing the guitar and piano.
The 6’2” sophomore Writing, Literature, & Publishing (WLP) major is a published writer and hopes to have a career as a publisher/screenwriter.
Majoring in Creative Writing and Literature