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 • 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
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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