A collection of photos from the lacrosse team's game against Connecticut on Feb. 27, 2013.
AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Started all 20 games ... ranked second on the team with 15 caused turnovers and third with 25 draw controls... won 10 draw controls on the year ... picked up two ground balls in ACC semifinals at North Carolina (4/26) ... tallied three ground balls and two draw controls at Brown (4/14) ... posted two ground balls and two draw controls against Syracuse (3/27) ... recorded two ground balls, two draw controls, and two caused turnovers vs. Connecticut (2/27) ... caused a career-high three turnovers versus Vanderbilt (2/20) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012) Saw action in 10 games ... totaled one assist, five ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover on the year ... tallied one ground ball and one draw control at Vanderbilt (3/7) ... recorded her first collegiate point with an assist and notched a career-high four ground balls against Hofstra (2/25) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011) Played in eight games ... recorded three ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls on the season ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
BEFORE BC Started four years on the varsity ... captained team as a junior and senior ... selected as a four-time South Shore League All-Star ... earned League MVP and All-American honors in 2010 ... recognized as a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic as a junior and senior ... picked as the Boston Globe Division II Player of the Year in 2010 ... feted as a Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... won the state championship in 2009 and 2010 ... chosen as an Eastern Mass All-Star Team 1 selection in 2009 and 2010 ... member of the 2008 and 2009 ELNE teams ... part of the 2009 New England Under Armour team ... awarded Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete at Norwell as a senior ... also a three-year varsity starter in soccer and basketball in high school ... member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society as well as a four-year class president.
PERSONAL Kara O'Connell was born on March 19, 1992 ... daughter of Paul and Jeanne O'Connell, both BC alums ... has three sisters, Rose, Mary and Jane ... enrolled in the Connell School of Nursing.
CAREER HIGHS Points: 1, vs. Hofstra (2/25/12) Goals: - Assists: 1, vs. Hofstra (2/25/12) Ground balls: 4, vs. Hofstra (2/25/12) Draw controls: 2, (2x) last vs. Syracuse (3/27/13) Caused turnovers: 3, vs. Vanderbilt (2/20/13)