John

O'Connor

Nickname: OC, JohnnyO
Sport: Men's Lacrosse
Hometown: Canton, N.Y.
Major: History

 

PERSONAL

Three words to describe yourself?   1) Teammate 2) Brother 3) Friend

What has been your most embarrassing moment?   My voice cracked really bad in the middle of a speech for class vice president in middle school.

Do you room with athletes? What's that like?  Yes. I room with Tim Lyons and Conor Peaks who are currently on the team and an old teammate Garrett Johnson who is finishing up grad school. It's fun, but we get competitive about virtually anything,

What is a fun fact about yourself?   I sang in three musicals in high school; Aladdin, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Grease.

Where is the coolest place you've traveled?   In high school I went on a trip to Europe with my AP European history class.We traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. I've always loved history and seeing some of the castles in Europe was very cool.

What's one song on your iPod that nobody would know?   The Funeral by Band of Horses

Favorite TV show or program?  Game of Thrones

What do you like to do on your spare time?   I like to get outside and just spend time with friends and family.

Favorite Meal?  Prime rib

Who is your favorite musical artist?   Lynyrd Skynyrd

Any hidden talents?   I use to sing in high school, but have definitely retired. 

What are your biggest pet peeves?   I hate being late to anything. It doesn't matter what it is, I usually end up leaving much earlier than I actually had to just so that I don't end up being late.

What are three things that are on your bucket list?  Road trip across the U.S., go skydiving, and travel to Ireland.

Do you have any pets?   My family has two cats and a dog. The cats are Gunner and Mickey and our dog's name is Kira.

What is your favorite cereal?   Apple Jacks

Dream job?   Athletic director at a prep school.

HYPOTHETICAL

Who would you like to trade places with for a day?   Bradley Cooper, he's the man.

If you could describe your life as a movie what movie would it be?  American Pie

If you were an animal which one would you be and why?  Wolf just because I think they are a really cool animal.

If you had one wish, what would it be?  Finding a cure for cancer. It affects everyone's lives in one way or another and it's had an impact on mine for sure. 

What superpower would you want, or what superhero would you want to be?   Ironman because not only is he a superhero, but he is also very rich.

What cartoon character would you be?   Tommy Pickles because I like to have fun and go on adventures.

Talent you would most like to have?   I have always respected those who can play a variety of instruments. Playing an instrument, such as the guitar or drums, has always been something I've wanted to learn to do. 

 

AS A BLUE HEN

Most memorable moment as a member of the Blue Hens?  When we beat Towson at Towson. They were ranked number 6 in the country and we upset them.

Any superstitions?  I have never liked the number 13.

What do you and your team do to get students to go to your game?  Tell them about the free food at the tailgate afterwards.

What is your game-day playlist?   It starts off with a lot of country to keep me calm and laid back, but then I definitely get into a little more hard rock to pump me up before game time.

What was the best advice ever given to you?   My prep school's motto was, "Esse Quam Videri", which means, "To be rather than to seem to be".

Compiled by Shannon Hawley, Athletics Media Relations Student Intern