Fourth-year member of the squad as a defensive midfielder • team's top defensive midfielder and one of the top players at his position in the CAA • earned preseason All-CAA notice by Inside Lacrosse Magazine • outstanding athlete who is excellent in transition • has played in 33 career games and recorded two assists, 79 groundballs and 26 caused turnovers • third-year letter winner
2016 SEASON (Game by Game)
2015 SEASON (Game by Game)
Played in seven games this season as midfielder against Manhattan, St. Joseph's, Towson, Hofstra, Drexel, Fairfield, and Massachusetts • had a goal against Fairfield and recorded 20 groundballs on the season • participated in a faceoff against Hofstra and causes eight turnovers during the season
2014 SEASON (Game by Game)
Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season as team's top defensive midfielder • played in all 16 games • had seven shots but did not score • second on the team only to faceoff specialist Tyler Barbarich in groundballs with 43 • led team with 13 caused turnovers • had two or more groundballs 12 times with career-high seven in win over Massachusetts that clinched a CAA Tournament berth • also had four groundballs vs. Villanova and Lafayette • had a caused turnover in 11 games, including two vs. Penn State.
2013 SEASON (Game by Game)
Among the team's top rookies as a freshman • played in 10 games as a second line midfielder and dished out two assists • also had 16 groundballs and five caused turnovers but did not have a shot • dished out assists vs. Villanova and UMass • had career-best four groundballs in consecutive wins vs. Marist and Michigan • caused two turnovers vs. Marist.
Played lacrosse, ice hockey, and soccer at Salisbury (Conn.) School • played midfield for two-time WNEPSLA champions in lacrosse in 2010 and 2012 • earned first team All-Section 10 and All-Northern honors in lacrosse and soccer in 2010 • also earned All-New England honors in lacrosse in 2012 under head coach Bobby Wynne • attended Hugh C. Williams High School in 2007-09 and played same three sports • Williams team was Section 10 champions in soccer in 2008 • played defense in ice hockey at Williams • ranked seventh overall in his class academically at Salisbury.
John Patrick O’Connor • born Nov. 14, 1992 • son of Tim and Darlene O’Connor • economics major at Delaware • father played Division III baseball at St. Lawrence University • mother played Division I hockey at St. Lawrence University • has one sister, Katie • father is a pharmacist and mother is a realtor • worked as a youth coach and camp counselor during the summer • team representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2015-16.
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