Crusaders Men's Lacrosse BIO
Dan O'Connell
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Position: Midfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 189
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Winchester, Mass.
High School: Winchester

Before Holy Cross:

  • 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 junior 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 division championships in 2014 and state championships 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 junior year
  • Played one season of varsity golf under head coach Tom Walsh
  • Was a member of the Sachems Leadership Club


  • Son of Christopher and Susan O’Connell
  • Father Christopher played hockey as a member of the Army West Point Class of 1981
  • Mother Susan graduated from Holy Cross in 1985
  • Has one brother (Christopher) and one sister (Lauren)
  • Great grandfather James A. Brennan (1913), grandfather Raymond F. Brennan (1952), aunt Kimberly Brennan (1980), aunt Christine Brennan (1987), cousin Nell Turner (2008) and cousin Molly Turner (2010) all graduated from Holy Cross
  • Majoring in Accounting
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