The Men's Lacrosse team beat Drexel on the Loftus Field on March 6th.
A major factor for the Fighting Irish in faceoffs during his first three seasons, going 274-of-524 (.523) ... has played in 38 career games ... eight points on six goals and two assists ... 128 ground balls ... three monograms ... has battled injuries during his Notre Dame career ... has developed into a good all-around midfielder ... good at making adjustments in his game ... has a high lacrosse IQ.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013)
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Played in 10 games and took a team-high176 faceoff attempts ... was 92-of-176 (.523) in faceoffs ... matched career-best totals in goals (3) and assists (1) ... picked up a career-high - and team-best - 44 ground balls ... scored a career-high two goals along with picking up seven ground balls and went 10-of-21 in faceoffs in the 10-9 overtime triumph at Penn State ... his second goal against the Nittany Lions gave the Irish a 9-8 lead with 18 seconds left in regulation ... posted a season-best faceoff winning percentage of .680 (17-25) in the 10-9 triple-overtime victory over North Carolina ... also assisted on a goal and picked up a career-high nine ground balls against the Tar Heels ... matched a career-high faceoff win total of 17 (on 28 attempts) and scored a goal in the 13-12 overtime win at Denver ... missed six games due to injury ... a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned his third monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Played in 14 games and split the team's faceoff duties ... was 94-for-189 (.497) in faceoff attempts ... scooped up a team-best 43 ground balls ... posted four points on three goals and one assist ... attempted seven shots ... was 6-for-11 in faceoffs in the 7-3 season-opening win over Duke ... scored his first career goal in an 8-7 win at Ohio State ... the tally against the Buckeyes put the Irish up 8-6 with 2:15 left to play ... netted a goal and picked up four ground balls in a 12-9 win over Rutgers ... made it three straight games with a goal as he deposited a tally in a 13-6 win over St. John's at the Big City Classic ... went 9-for-16 in faceoffs against the Red Storm in addition to scooping up four ground balls ... matched a career-high total of eight ground balls and won a season-high 14 faceoffs (on 18 attempts) in an 8-7 setback to St. John's in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... won faceoff attempts and assisted on a goal in a 7-5 loss to Loyola in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship ... also had four ground balls versus Loyola ... earned his second monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Had a very productive freshman season at the faceoff position ... ranked 18th nationally with a .553 faceoff winning percentage (88-for-159) ... picked up a team-high 41 ground balls ... went 7-for-11 in faceoffs in his collegiate debut, a 12-7 season-opening win over Duke ... also had five ground balls against the Blue Devils ... went 10-for-17 in the faceoff circle and scooped up seven ground balls in an 11-7 triumph of Drexel ... registered a season-best winning percentage by going 13-for-16 (.813) in an 8-7 victory over Ohio State ... matched a season-high total with 13 faceoff victories (in 21 attempts) in a 14-3 win at Providence ... went 12-for-19 and picked up a season-high eight ground balls in an 11-8 setback at Syracuse ... was 7-for-9 against Duke in a 7-5 loss in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: An Under Armour All-American ... two-time All-American ... ranked 33rd in the class of 2010 by Inside Lacrosse ... ranked as the 10th best midfielder in the class of 2010 according to Inside Lacrosse ... tallied 35 goals and 10 assists in addition to winning 73 percent of his faceoff attempts during his senior season ... two-time all-Philadelphia selection ... two-time All-Delco ... two-time all-conference (Inter Ac) ... team won Inter Ac (Inter-Academic League) championships in 2009 and 2010 ... squad also captured Inter Ac Tournament in 2009 and 2010 ... two-time All-Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association ... son of Michael and Ellen O'Connor ... mother attended Notre Dame and was a member of the tennis team ... brother, Rory, played lacrosse at the University of Vermont ... enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business as a finance major ... has a 3.189 cumulative GPA.