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Jack O’Connor verbals to Union College

0 - Published March 4, 2013 by in High School, Interviews


We had the chance to sit down with senior Jack O’Connor of Breck High School and talk his decision to commit to Union College. Last season as a junior, O’Connor posted 30 goals and 10 assists. He played this past summer with the Minnesota Elite Lacrosse Club.

10,000 Lakes: Jack, so why did you choose Union College?

Jack O’Connor: I choose Union because the academics give me a great opportunity and it reminded me a lot about Breck so I felt comfortable. It was small, I really liked the campus, and the coach was a really nice guy. He’s an older funny guy from Long Island and we had a really good relationship from the start.

10,000 Lakes: What other schools did you consider?

Jack O’Connor: I was looking at Depuaw and Ohio Wesleyan for lacrosse and Denver and Providence if I wasn’t going to pursue lacrosse.

10,000 Lakes: Any advice you can give to younger players to get better?

Jack O’Connor: I really suggest going out and playing on a travel team in the summer. You get all your recruiting done. I had a really good experience with Minnesota Elite. They make you a highlight tape, take you to a bunch of tournaments, and give you the first step to get you in the door with coaches, and then the process is up to you.

862861_10200561747868522_1114859027_n10,000 Lakes: What are your hopes for the Mustangs this year?

Jack O’Connor: I agree with our new coach (Stu Van Ess) that we can be a state contender this year. We have a lot of young talent and only lost two players last year. We’ve been working pretty hard in the off-season and have been starting to come together a lot better than last year and hopefully win more than one game.

10,000 Lakes: Well thanks Jack for taking the time to sit down with us and catch up with your recruiting.

Jack O’Connor: Thanks, I appreciate it.


It will be interesting to see how the Mustangs do this year with a new coaching staff. Is this the year they finally get a

ba9c8f2f8bd3d3135cf0fef330270cf4break? Do you see them winning more than one game? Do you see them going .500?

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