Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mineola, N.Y.
High School: Chaminade


• 2x Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)

MAJOR: Finance

International: Selected to compete for the Puerto Rican National Team in the 2018 Lacrosse World Championships in Israel (July 12-21).

As a junior (2018): Appeared in all 18 games as one of the team's top short stick defensive midfielders ... posted 11 ground balls and caused three turnovers ... posted a ground ball against Marist (2/13) ... had three ground balls and caused a turnover at High Point (2/17) ... had a ground ball and a caused turnover at #17 Michigan (3/31) ... had a ground ball against Robert Morris (5/13) in NCAA First Round.

As a sophomore (2017): Appeared in 13 games at short stick midfield for 2017 National Champions ... totaled three ground balls and three caused turnovers ... made season debut at St. Joseph's (2/14) ... had a ground ball vs. High Point (2/18) ... had a ground ball and a caused turnover in NCAA first round vs. Bryant (5/14).

As a freshman (2016): Appeared in one game, making collegiate debut at Princeton (3/12).

Before Maryland: Won a pair of New York state titles at Chaminade High School … a two-time NSCHSAA All-League selection in 2014 and 2015 … ranked the 82nd overall recruit in the 2015 class and 27th overall midfielder by Inside Lacrosse … also starred in football and basketball … won five total NSCHSAA Championships (2 lacrosse, 2 basketball, 1 football) … a two-time NSCHSAA All-League selection in basketball … a 1000-point scorer in basketball … played club lacrosse for Long Island Express.

Personal: Parents are Tim and Tara O'Connell … born in Mineola, New York … has a younger brother, Michael, who is also a talented lacrosse player.

Reason for coming to Maryland: To win championships.

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Highlights vs. Marist
Highlights vs. Marist
Interview with Coach Tillman