John Connors graduated this spring with a degree in history and has been commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy.
The Midshipmen won a school-record 15 games en route to their National Championship appearance in 2004.
Played in a reserve role at goalkeeper where he saw action in six games ... played nearly 12 minutes in the Mids' opener at Saint Joseph's where he made a career-high seven saves ... played 1:15 in the Ohio State, replacing Matt Russell after he was called for slashing ... playing a man down, Finnegan made back-to-back saves on point-blank range shots ... gave up a pair of goals in his near 20 minutes of action against Holy Cross, where he also made four stops ... saw minimal action against Lafayette, Colgate and in the Patriot League Tournament against Lehigh ... owned a 5.94 goals-against average for the season, giving up four goals in just over 40 minutes ... made 15 saves for a 78.9 save percentage ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Did not see any varsity action, however, he played a solid role as a member of the Mids' scout team.
Played in six games as a rookie, including the final eight minutes of the National Championship game against Syracuse ... was called in to replace starting keeper Matt Russell who suffered a broken collarbone ... played in his first-collegiate game on March 20 in Orlando against Colgate ... played just under 21 minutes, giving up two goals and stopping one shot on goal ... earned three minutes of action against arch rival Army in the Star Game at West Point ... saw his most extensive action in the regular-season finale against Holy Cross in which he played 21 minutes ... gave up four goals and made one save ... though he played just seven minutes against Lehigh, faced the most shots (eight) all year.
More on Finnegan:
Two-year letterwinner in lacrosse at St. Mary's High School, while earning one letter in football ... a High School Heisman Candidate for lacrosse and football in 2002 ... member of the National Honor Society ... twin sister, Kathleen, is a 2006 graduate of American University where she was the starting goalkeeper for the Eagles' women's lacrosse team the last three years ... she garnered Second-Team All-Patriot League recognition in 2003 en route to leading AU to the Patriot League Regular-Season and Tournament Championship, as well as an NCAA Tournament bid ... father, Ray, is a 1975 graduate of the Academy and has been a volunteer assistant for the Mids' lacrosse team for the last 15 years ... he garnered Second-Team All-America recognition as a goalkeeper during the 1974 campaign ... also graduates of the Naval Academy are Finnegan's grandfather, James L. Quinn Jr., (Class of `52) who played soccer, and uncles James Buchannon (Class of `73), Richard Reed (Class of `82) and Chris Ballister (Class of `83), who competed as a gymnast ... son of Ray and Grace Finnegan and John and Bridget Ray ... majoring in English ... has service selected special warfare.