On the diamond, Jessica was a standout with the Kings County Royals fast pitch team helping them to four Nova Scotia Championships: 1999 Bantam B, 2000 Bantam A, and 2001 and 2002 Midget A.
In bowling she played candlepin out of LMK Lanes in Middleton and 5-pin out of Greenwood Bowling Centre. In Candlepin Youth Bowling, Jessica was Nova Scotia Champion and National runner-up in 1996. Switching to Youth Bowling Canada (5-pin) she was Nova Scotia Champion for seven straight years from 1997 to 2003. At the National level she was a Bronze medalist in 2002 and, in her final year as a Youth in 2003, Jessica became only the second Nova Scotian to win the Canadian Championship with a 244.38 average over 24 frames! As an adult Jessica switched back to Candlepin with no loss of talent. In 2007 she won the Ladies International Singles Championship in Augusta, Maine.
In team bowling Jessica was on the Ladies International Champions in 2011 in Lower Sackville, followed in 2013 with the win for the Worlds Mixed Teams Championship in Salem, New Hampshire. She won the Nova Scotia Ladies Championship in 2014 and was crowned with the High Average in numerous Provincial Tournaments. Going into the 77th year of Provincial Championships in 2015, Jessica holds the record for High Single of 199 and for High Triple of 457. The Sports Heritage Wall of Fame is honoured to welcome Jessica Connell as a most deserving inductee.