AT NOTRE DAME: Standout pitcher for the Irish that has navigated playing two sports with overlapping seasons to have great success in both ... improved different aspects of game throughout first three seasons ... weekend starter all three years.
HONORS & AWARDS: Selected as Perfect Game's 39th-best midseason prospect among draft-eligible college players for 2014 draft ... rated by same organization as the No. 22 RHP (No. 46 overall) prospect and No. 34 by Baseball America prior to start of 2014 season ... in same Baseball America publication was ranked No. 2 prospect in state of Indiana, No. 6 prospect in ACC, No. 15 RHP prospect and No. 22 overall pitching prospect ... three-time baseball monogram winner ... three-time basketball monogram winner.
JUNIOR BASEBALL SEASON (2014): Joined the Irish just a few days after the end of the basketball season and logged 10 starts over the season's final two months ... despite a 3-5 record and a career-high 3.92 ERA, showed the ability to go longer in games and be a real "innings eater" by hurling the first two complete games of career and going at least 6.2 innings in each of final six starts ... as a comparison, went 6.2 innings or more just twice in first 26 career outings ... threw over 100 pitches in six outings after doing that just once in previous career starts ... finished year with a career-high 62.0 innings of work ... gave up 29 runs (27 earned) on 53 hits, 40 walks, nine wild pitches, one balk and two hit batters while striking out 36 ... allowed nine doubles, one triple and no home runs and has yet to allow a home run in 154.2 innings at Notre Dame ... team failed to score a run in three of 10 starts ... opened season with three innings of work at Duke (March 15) ... gave up no runs, three hits and two walks while striking out one ... hurled first career complete game in 4-2 victory over Boston College (April 12) ... went all nine innings and gave up two runs on six hits, a walk and a wild pitch while striking out six on a career-high 116 pitches ... allowed the two runs in the last two innings of the game ... put together seven strong innings against No. 11 Miami (April 21) before a tough, four-run eighth inning saddled him with the loss ... had given up just two runs on five hits and two walks on 79 pitches before ultimately being charged with six runs on seven hits and four ... struck out a career-high eight Hurricanes in the game ... earned the unfortunate complete-game loss at Maryland as he allowed just two runs on five hits and two walks in eight innings ... came back with two impressive outings to close out campaign ... shut down a talented offensive squad in No. 22 Clemson (May 9) by allowing just one run on three hits, a career-high eight walks and three wild pitches ... picked up back-to-back wins by throwing seven shut-out innings against Pittsburgh (May 15) ... gave up four hits and issued four walks while striking out four as he tied his career high with 116 pitches ... earned a monogram.
JUNIOR BASKETBALL SEASON (2013-14): Was a quad-captain for the Irish ... known as one of the top all-around players in the ACC ... played in all 32 games and averaged 37.2 minutes a contest ... averaged 13.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game while rotating between guard and forward.
SOPHOMORE BASEBALL SEASON (2013): Started all 10 appearances on the mound during sophomore campaign, the third most on the Irish roster ... compiled a 4-2 record with a 1.71 earned run average ... allowed 49 hits in 47.1 innings pitched, holding opponents to a .272 batting average against ... struck out 29 batters and walked 28 ... held opposing left-handed hitters to a .206 average against (14-for-68) ... limited all batters to a .224 clip (22-for-98) with runners in scoring position, and forced a team-high tying eight groundball double plays ... did not allow an earned run over final 23 innings pitched (four starts) ... added a 2-2 record with a 1.83 ERA in seven BIG EAST Conference starts ... surrendered only seven runs in 34.1 innings pitchers during conference outings ... tossed a pair of perfect innings in season debut against Kent State (Mar. 26) ... hurled four shutout innings in first home start against Villanova (Apr. 5), limiting the Wildcats to three hits ... earned first win of the season in a start versus Quinnipiac (Apr. 20), allowing two runs over five innings, walking two and striking out three batters ... won second consecutive outing in the first game of a BIG EAST series against Connecticut (Apr. 26), striking out four Husky batters in 5.1 innings of work ... spun a season-best seven shutout innings in a no decision versus USF (May 3), limiting the Bulls to five hits on 88 pitches ... struck out a season-high five hitters in four shutout frames at St. John's (May 12), surrendering only two hits to the Red Storm ... completed third straight solid outing following six scoreless innings at Cincinnati (May 17) ... won only BIG EAST Championship start against Pittsburgh (May 23), allowing no earned runs in six full innings.
SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL SEASON (2012-13): A starter in every game ... notched 310 points (8.9 ppg.), 164 rebounds (4.7 rpg.) and 75 assists (2.1 apg.) ... also had 16 steals and 12 blocked shots ... made a team-high 58 three-pointers ... shot 44.5% from the field, including 37.7% from long-range ... was 34-48 (.708) from the free throw line ... played the third-most minutes on the team (1,123/32.1 mpg.) ... led the Irish in scoring three times ... was named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team ... earned the Notre Dame Defensive Player of the Year Award ... averaged 7.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... scored in double-figures 14 times during the season ... his first double-digit effort came in the second game of the campaign when he poured in 13 points in an 84-57 win over Monmouth ... scored 11 points in 41 minutes of play in a 79-70 overtime setback to Saint Joseph's during the semifinals of the CVC Classic ... went for 10 points in a 92-64 victory over Chicago State ... tallied 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in an 81-68 besting of Purdue at the Crossroads Classic ... in the following game, he was 7-9 from the floor en route to 18 points in addition to notching six rebounds and five assists in a 74-62 win over IPFW ... reached double-figures for a third straight game with 12 points on 5-7 shooting in an 85-57 victory over Kennesaw State ... hauled in nine boards versus Niagara, an 89-67 win ... recorded 10 points an six rebounds in a 66-60 triumph at Cincinnati ... was 6-8 from the floor, including 4-6 from three-point range, and finished with 17 points and five boards in a 69-66 besting of Rutgers ... scored 12 points in the 63-47 loss to Georgetown ... also had 12 points in the following contest, a 73-65 win at USF ... played a career-high 56 minutes and tallied 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in the epic 104-101 five-overtime victory over eventual national champion Louisville ... also had a career-best seven assists against the Cardinals ... had 13 points and seven rebounds in a 73-57 loss at Louisville ... deposited a season-high 21 points in a 69-61 win over Rutgers in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship ... was 7-10 from the field, including 6-8 from beyond the arc, against the Scarlet Knights ... the six treys were a season-best total that he also achieved the following night in an 18-point performance in a 73-65 triumph over Marquette in the league quarterfinals ... was 6-10 from three-point range versus the Golden Eagles ... totaled nine points and eight rebounds in the 69-57 setback to Louisville in the BIG EAST semifinals.
FRESHMAN BASEBALL SEASON (2012): Made 12 appearances, including 10 starts ... his 10 starts were third most by any pitcher on the staff ... went 4-4 with a 3.18 earned run average in 45.1 innings of work ... allowed 47 hits as his opponents batted .276 ... struck out 40 and walked 21 ... in BIG EAST games only, ranked tied for first in fewest home runs allowed (none), fourth in ERA (1.95), fourth in earned runs allowed (eight), tied for fifth in fewest hit allowed (32), tied for fifth in fewest runs allowed (12) and seventh in opposing batting average (.237) ... averaged 7.94 strikeouts and 4.17 walks per nine innings ... posted a 1.90 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Notre Dame posted a 6-6 record when Connaughton pitched ... the Irish were 5-5 record when Connaughton started ... did not allow an earned run in five of 12 appearances, including four of his 10 starts ... registered the fifth-most innings pitched (45.1) without surrendering a home run in single-season school history ... went 4-3 with a 1.95 ERA in nine appearances (seven starts) in BIG EAST action ... allowed 32 hits in 37.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .237 ... struck out 31 and walked 18 ... went 0-1 with a 8.64 ERA in three appearances (all starts) in non-conference action ... allowed 15 hits in 8.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .429 ... struck out nine and walked three ... went 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two appearances (both starts) in the BIG EAST tournament ... allowed 14 hits in 6.2 inning of work as his opponents batted .483 ... struck out four and walked two ... went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances (one start) in the month of March ... allowed three hits in 4.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .188 ... struck out seven and walked two ... went 1-3 with a 3.10 ERA in five appearances (four starts) in the month of April ... allowed 19 hits in 20.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .250 ... struck out 14 and walked 12 ... went 2-1 with a 3.92 ERA in five appearances (all starts) in the month of May ... allowed 25 hits in 20.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .321 ... struck out 19 and walked seven ... went 2-1 with a team-best 1.42 ERA in five appearances (four starts) in home games ... allowed 17 hits in 19.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .236 ... struck out 19 and walked seven ... went 2-2 with a 2.29 ERA in five appearances (four starts) in away games ... allowed 16 hits in 19.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .232 ... struck out 17 and walked 12 ... went 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two appearances (two starts) in neutral-site games ... allowed 14 hits in 6.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .483 ... struck out four and walked two ... went 4-0 with a 0.37 ERA in six appearances (five starts) in Irish victories ... allowed 18 hits in 24.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .214 ... struck out 25 and walked 11 ... went 4-4 with a 3.54 ERA in 10 appearances (eight starts) in day games ... allowed 43 hits in 40.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .281 ... struck out 33 and walked 18 ... went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances (two starts) in night games ... allowed four hits in 4.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .235 ... struck out seven and walked three ... went 3-3 with a 2.97 ERA in 10 starts ... allowed 42 hits in 39.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .286 ... struck out 35 and walked 18 ... went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two relief appearances ... allowed five hits in 6.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .217 ... struck out five and walked three ... left-handed hitters batted .268 (11-for-41) ... right-handed hitters batted .279 (36-for-129) ... batters hit .237 (22-for-93) with runners on base ... batters hit .325 (25-for-77) with the bases empty ... batters hit .235 (12-for-51) with two outs ... made career debut in a start on March 20 against Eastern Michigan (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 K, 1 BB) ... picked up the victory with 2.2 innings of relief without allowing an earned run to Pittsburgh (Mar. 25) ... struggled with a blister in first career BIG EAST start against Seton Hall on April 7 (1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB) ... tossed 6.0 shutout innings, limited Georgetown (Apr. 21) to four hits and secured series sweep ... struck out six, walked one and limited Rutgers to one unearned run on five hits in 5.0 innings of work on May 13 (clinched the series for the Irish) ... opened the BIG EAST tournament against No. 2 seed St. John's and failed to retire a single batter (allowed six hits and seven earned runs), but rebounded three days later against the same Red Storm club with a tremendous outing ... held St. John's to an earned run on eight hits in 6.2 innings with four strikeouts and one walk.
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL SEASON (2011-12): One of three Irish players to appear in all 34 games ... started 18 contests ... posted averages of 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... notched 30 assists, 17 steals and five blocked shots ... averaged 24.1 minutes per game ... shot 41-120 (.342) from three-point range ... scored in double-figures nine times, including three 20-plus point efforts ... registered one double-double ... led the Fighting Irish in scoring four times and three times apiece in rebounds and blocked shots ... averaged 6.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... started 12 of the team's 18 BIG EAST regular-season contests ... tallied 10 points and nine rebounds in just his second career game, a 59-53 win over Detroit ... netted a season-high 24 points against Sam Houston State in the third game of the season ... went 6-for-10 from beyond the three-point arc in the 74-41 win over Sam Houston State ... the 24 points were the most for an Irish freshman since Torin Francis had 25 during the 2002-03 season ... earned his first career start in the following game, a 93-69 win over Delaware State ... scored 11 points against Georgia in the Progressive CBE Classic ... had 11 points at Gonzaga ... his first BIG EAST start came in the 67-58 upset of No. 1 Syracuse ... registered a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards in a 76-59 triumph of Marquette ... was named the BIG EAST Co-Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Golden Eagles ... posted 10 points and five rebounds in a 71-53 win over Rutgers ... scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 74-70 comeback overtime victory at Villanova ... was 7-for-12 from three-point range against Villanova ... had 12 points and six rebounds in a 57-53 besting of USF ... tallied 10 points versus Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament. BASEBALL: Appeared in 12 games, including 10 starts, as a pitcher on the Fighting Irish baseball team during the 2012 season ... posted a 4-4 record with a 3.18 earned-run average ... logged 45.1 innings on the mound and registered 40 strikeouts.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Drafted in the 38th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by San Diego Padres as a senior out of St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass. ... ranked the 33rd-best overall prospect nationally by Perfect Game ... ranked the 167th-best overall prospect nationally by ProspectWire.com ... posted an 11-2 record with a 1.75 earned-run average and 160 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched ... also played third base ... batted .400 with a .750 slugging percentage as a senior ... widely considered a top-five round pick by many MLB scouts entering the 2011 draft ... collected a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts and two walks in a 5-0 victory over the Spy Ponders, 5-0 (did not allow a ball to leave the infield) ... earned all-state honors in baseball during his senior season in addition to being a three-time all-conference performer ... 2010 Massachusetts Coaches' Division I North Most Valuable Player ... at the Massachusetts state championship, struck out 14 and surrendered three hits in 12.0 innings pitched and posted a 0.00 ERA ... named MVP of the 2008 Eastern Massachusetts Babe Ruth Tournament and led the New England Lightning to the silver medal at the AAU National Championships ... four-year letterwinner at St. John's Prep, finishing career as the all-time leading scorer (1,713 points) ... played under the guidance of head coach Sean Connolly ... averaged 23 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists during high school career ... team captured the state title during senior season ... 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts ... 2011 ESPN Mr. Basketball for Massachusetts ... ranked 73rd nationally by Scout.com and 100th by ESPNU ... two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference pick, including being named the conference's MVP as a junior and senior ... three-time team captain ... copped team MVP honors during final three seasons ... two-time conference champion ... squad posted a 46-4 record during junior and senior seasons ... only junior selected to the Boston Globe Super Team and the Boston Herald High Dream Team ... selected as Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Catholic Conference and was named to the Catholic Conference All-Star Team ... also selected as team's MVP and served as team captain ... helped lead team to a 3-0 record at the 2010 AAU National Showcase in Orlando, Fla. ... averaged 30 points and 20 rebounds per game at the 2010 AAU Nationals ... lettered in football as a quarterback during freshman and sophomore seasons ... full name is Patrick Bergin Connaughton ... son of Leonard and Susan Connaughton ... father played football at Framingham State College ... uncle, Richard, played baseball at Springfield College ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management consulting major ... on pace to graduate in December 2014.