Dan O'Connell

ACCOLADES

  • Duke University Faceoff Specialist (2020-2021)
  • College of the Holy Cross Faceoff Specialist (2018-2020)
  • Duke University (2021)
    • Played in ten games
    • Went 25/52 at the Faceoff X
  • Holy Cross (2020)
    • Played in all seven games
    • Won 96 faceoffs for a .662 winning percentage
    • Ranked eighth nationally and second in the Patriot League in winning percentage (.662)
    • Led the Crusaders to rank ninth nationally in faceoff winning percentage (.633)
    • Holds the program’s all-time ground balls record with 230
    • Picked up 51 ground balls
    • Scored three goals, including a two-goal outing against Harvard (Feb. 25)
    • Ranked third in the Patriot League in ground balls per game (7.29)
    • Named to the 2020 NEILA All-New England Preseason second team
    • Earned three Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week accolades (March 9, March 2,  Feb. 3)
    • Ranks seventh in career faceoff percentage among active career leaders (.629)
    • Captained the team
    • Season concluded on March 12 due to COVID-19
  • Holy Cross (2019)
    • Played in 13 games
    • Won 199 faceoffs and owned a .665 faceoff percentage
    • Ranked second in the Patriot League in faceoff percentage and sixth nationally
    • Led the team in ground balls with 122
    • Ranked first in the Patriot League and seventh national in ground balls per game (9.38)
    • Named to the All-Patriot League second team
    • Selected to the Patriot League All-Academic Team
    • Became the first-ever Crusader to be named the Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week (Feb. 18, April 8, April 15)
    • Named to the NEILA All-New England Preseason second team
    • Scored three goals
    • Named the team's MVP
  • Holy Cross (2018)
    • Played in all 13 games
    • Scored two goals
    • Picked up a team-best 57 ground balls
    • At the faceoff, went 151-263 for a .574 winning percentage
    • Ranked 19th nationally in faceoff percentage (.574)
    • Took all but six faceoffs for the Crusaders
    • Led the Crusaders to rank third in faceoff winning percentage in the Patriot League
    • Ranked fourth in the Patriot League in faceoff percentage (.574)
    • Ranked seventh in the league in ground balls per game (4.38)
    • Named Crusader of the Week on March 26
    • Caused three turnovers
    • Voted the team's Joseph M. Murphy III Rookie of the Year
    • Member of the Patriot League Honor Roll
  • Before Holy Cross
    • Transferred from South Carolina after his freshman year
    • Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team for head coach John Pirani, leading the team in points each season
    • Was the first player in program history to be elected captain both his junior and senior seasons
    • Was awarded the Middlesex League MVP Award as a senior in 2016
    • Was a Middlesex League All-Star in 2014 and 2015
    • Was awarded 2016 Boston Globe All-Scholastic accolades along with 2016 Boston Herald All-Scholastic accolades
    • Was a 2016 EMLCA Second Team All-American
    • Team won league championships in 2014 and were state semi-finalists in 2016
    • Set the school record for most career assists and is ranked second all-time in career points
    • Is ranked second all-time in single season points for his senior year performance and led the team in points in each of his years on the team
    • Played four years of varsity hockey under head coach Bob Lavin as a center
    • Served as team captain his senior year
    • Was a Shriner's Hospital Massachusetts High School Hockey All-Star
    • Team won the league championship his senior year
    • Played one season of varsity golf under head coach Tom Walsh
    • Was a member of the Sachems Leadership Club

Sources: https://goduke.com/sports/mens-lacrosse/roster/dan-o-connell/16968

COACH O'CONNELL IS LOCAL TO BOSTON, MA

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