At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a defensive midfielder • team's No. 2 defensive midfielder behind senior co-captain Garrett Johnson • outstanding athlete who is excellent in transition.
2013 Season: 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 • team went 5-10 for head coach Bob Shillinglaw.
High School: Played lacrosse, ice hockey, and soccer at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn. • 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 HS 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.
Personal: John Patrick O’Connor • born Nov. 14, 1992 • son of Tim and Darlene O’Connor • has not declared a 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 during the summer.