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Kathleen O'Connor
Kathleen  O'Connor


New Vernon, N.J.

High School:
Oak Knoll School




Offensive Burst Paces Wildcats Over Bearcats 16-10

Villanova put up a season-high 16 goals in its first BIG EAST victory of the season


One Team. One Family. One Fight.

The Kathleen O'Connor Story


Mucci Becomes All-Time Assist Leader with 85 in Win versus Lafayette

Lights-out shooting from Froccaro, O'Connor and Breen propels Villanova to victory


Wildcats Defeat the Hawks 13-9 at Sweeney Field to Improve to 3-4

Hat tricks from Breen and Denihan help push the Wildcats to victory


Catch Up with the `Cats: Freshman Kathleen O'Connor

The freshman posted her first collegiate goal during her first game against Rutgers earlier in February

CAREER: Saw action in 34 games with 15 starts… Registered 12 goals and an assist… Career shot percentage of .343 and a career shot on goal percentage of .800… Scooped up 20 ground balls and has earned 32 draw controls.

2016: Appeared in all 17 games… Tallied a goal in three straight games against Navy (2/24), Bucknell (2/27), and High Point (3/2)… Earned 12 draw controls and eight ground balls.

2015: Saw action in all 17 games with 15 starts ... Tallied a total of nine goals, one assists and 20 draw controls ... Notched 12 ground balls and three caused turnovers ... Scored a season-high three goals against Lafayette ... Recorded four ground balls against UConn and gained control of five draws against Saint Joseph's. 

Three year varsity member of the field hockey and lacrosse teams ... Team MVP in 2011 ... Was upgraded from the freshman squad to the varsity team for the state tournament ... Honored with All Prep Honorable Mention in 2014 ... Prep Champion in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 ... Group One State Champion and Sectional Champion in 2013 ... 2014 Sectional Champion ... Four year member of Building Blocks Lacrosse Club Team ... A member of the National French Honor Society for 2013-14 school year ... A member of the Second Honor Roll in 2013.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Frank and Donna O'Connor ... Has four older siblings Grace, Jack, Michael and Fox, a 2008 Villanova graduate ... Brother Michael played football for Trinity College from 2006 season through 2009 ... Brother Jack was a member of the Dickinson College lacrosse team from 2009 to 2012 ... Joining fellow Oak Knoll teammates Shannon Galvin and Lizzie Armstrong to the Wildcat family ... Chose Villanova because "It is a great school for academics and athletics".