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Griffin Connor
Griffin  Connor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gladstone, N.J.

High School:
Bernards

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
M

Birthdate:
02/27/1995

04/29/2017

MLAX Senior Reflections: Griffin Connor

Connor has emerged as MU's top short stick D-mid

Awards and Honors:

BIG EAST All-Academic (2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17)


2017 Season: Played in all 15 games for the Golden Eagles, scoring three goals, grabbing 23 ground balls and causing 10 turnovers ... Grabbed two ground balls and forced a turnover against Jacksonville (2/18) ... Secured a ground ball and caused a turnover against No. 14 Richmond (2/25) ... Scored a goal versus Ohio State (3/3) ... Picked up two ground balls in the BIG EAST opener at Georgetown (3/25) ... Secured a ground ball and forced three turnovers versus Air Force (3/28) ... Picked up four ground balls at No. 7 Notre Dame (4/11) ... Grabbed a pair of ground ball against Providence (4/15) ... Notched a goal, three ground balls and a caused turnover against No. 4 Duke (4/22) ... Caused a turnover and secured a ground ball versus No. 2 Denver (4/29) ... Caused a turnover and grabbed two ground balls against No. 2 Denver in the BIG EAST semifinal against No. 2 Denver (5/4) ... Scored a goal, secured two ground balls and caused a turnover in the BIG EAST Championship game win over Providence (5/6)  

2016 Season:
Picked up 14 ground balls as a junior defensive midfielder ... Caused one turnover and grabbed one ground ball in a 9-7 win against Bellarmine (Feb. 20) ... Snagged three ground balls and caused one turnover in a 13-5 win (March 12) ... Recorded three ground balls in a 11-5 win (March 19) ... Picked up one ground ball in a 11-3 win against No. 5/6 Villanova (April 2) ... Scored his first career goal in an 8-7 overtime loss against No. 2/1 Notre Dame (April 13) ... Secured a game-clinching ground ball at No. 1 Denver (May 7) to help Marquette claim its first-ever BIG EAST Championship ... Posted a pair of ground balls in the first round of the NCAA tournament against eventual national champion North Carolina (May 14).

2015 Season:
Played in four games and recorded four ground balls, including three in the regular season finale against 2015 NCAA Champion Denver (April 25).

2014 Season:
Saw playing time in two games.

Prior to Marquette: Four-year letter winner at Bernards High School ... Captain his junior and senior year ... Named first team all-state and third team all-state by the New Jersey Star Ledger as a senior ... Kimber Division Player of the Year, first team all-conference, first team all-division as a junior ... Scored 117 goals and tallied 99 assists in his high school career ... Three-year letter winner in basketball, senior year captain.

Personal: Born on Feb. 27, 1995 ... Son of Chris and Tracy Connor ... Has two siblings, Chris and Sean Connor ... Majoring in business administration.

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