CAA WLX Championship Money Maker
#12 John O'Connor
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Canton, N.Y.
High School: Salisbury School
Major: Economics
Experience: 2 Letters

Third-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 26 career games and recorded two assists, 49 groundballs and 18 caused turnovers.

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.

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.


Year GP/S Goals Assists Points
Shots GWG
Man Up GB
TO CT Faceoffs Pen.
2014 16/0 0 0 0
7 0
0 43 12 13 0-0 8-8:30
2013 10/0 0 2 2 0 0 0 16 4 5 0-0
TOTALS 26/0 0 2 2 7 0 0 49 16 18 0-0
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