Career Highlights 2009 Patriot League All-Tournament Team
Connors in 2009 (Jr.): Converted midfielder, who started all 16 games as a member of the attack unit ... paced Navy in goals with 21 ... finished second in points with 31 (21-10) ... came into the season having scored just four points in his first two seasons combined ... recorded a point in 13 of the 16 contests ... finished the 2009 campaign ranked 130th in goals per game (1.31), 132nd in points per game (1.94) and 141st in assists per game (0.63) ... led Navy's offensive players with 30 ground balls ... along with Matt Bitter, picked up a team-high four graound balls in Navy's opening-round NCAA Tournament contest against Duke ... named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team after posting five points on three goals and two assists ... paced Navy with four points on three goals and one assist in its championship win over Bucknell ... the four points came on the Mids' first four goals ... it's the third time this season he has produced a hat trick ... fed fellow attackman Andy Warner to open the third quarter and give the Mids' their first lead of the game against Colgate in the Patriot League Semifinals ... played the game of his career against Army where he paced the Mids with a career-high five-point effort ... turned in his second career hat trick, the second in the last three games ... added a career-high tying pair of assists ... his three goals were scored on four shots on goal ... scored the Mids' first goal of the game against Maryland in what was just his second extra-man goal of his career ... also came up with a career-high five ground balls in the 10-4 win ... produced his first-collegiate hat trick in leading the Mids to a 10-8 win over Georgetown ... it was his first multi-point contest since the Bucknell game, exactly a month prior ... scored his three goals on four shots ... after being held without a point in the Holy Cross game, came back to add an assist against Colgate ... had scored at least one goal in the seven games leading up to Holy Cross, but walked away without a point in the Mids' come-from-behind win ... turned in a career-high four points on two goals and two assists at Bucknell ... played a role in three of the Mids' four fourth-quarter goals in their desperate bid to come back from a four-goal deficit at Bucknell ... scored the second goal of the period and assisted on the final two, including the game-tying goal by Joe Lennon with 1:30 remaining ... two games into the season, had already topped his previous year's goal and point total ... produced two goals and two assists in his first two seasons ... scooped up a career-high four goals in Navy's win over Ohio State ... fed Andy Warner for the game-winning goal against VMI early in the third quarter ... it was just his second career assist.
2008 (So.): Turned in four points on two goals and two assists among the nine games in which he saw action ... scored goals on two of the three shots he put on goal ... scored his first collegiate goal in the Mids' 8-7 loss to Cornell played near his old stomping grounds at Mitchell Park on Long Island ... turned in a goal and an assist to lead the Mids to a win over Mount St. Mary's ... followed up with an assist in Navy's 16-3 route over Holy Cross which was played at Texas Stadium.
2007 (Fr.): Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 17 in Navy's 10-3 victory over Saint Joseph's in its season opener ... the first of 10 games in which he competed ... produced three shots over the course of the season, including his first against Saint Joseph's ... also got off a shot against Canisius and Army in the Patriot League Tournament ... picked up three grounders, including his first in the season opener ... was called for one penalty, a one-minute offense against Canisius.
More on Connors: A 2005 graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School, Connors attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2005-06 academic year ... earned a pair of letters in lacrosse, while also playing safety for the Kellenberg High football team ... served as team captain of the lacrosse squad during his junior and senior seasons ... member of the National Honor Society ... high school teammate of Navy senior defenseman Paul Sullivan ... full name is Brendan James Connors ... born Sept. 12, 1987, in Rockville Centre, N.Y. ... son of Edward and Susan Connors ... majoring in International Relations ... his service assignment is Surface Warfare.