This is just a fun section that gets at the more personal things that I enjoy in my life! Enjoy! -Connor
Baseball has been a huge passion of mine for most of my life! I am a huge Red Sox fan and have been to 13 out of the 30 major league ball parks! Lately I have enjoyed coaching for the Wallingford Cardinals organization, working with their pitchers and teaching good baserunning technique.
Once I transferred schools after my first year of college, I decided on a whim to try out for the Albertus volleyball team, a sport I had never played outside of gym class or summer picnics. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made! Hard work and practice lead to two "Most Improved Player" awards in consecutive seasons. I was blessed to be a part of a close knit group of team members that endured a lot of adversity as far as our coaching staff was concerned, but we came together and pushed through as one #AMCMVBFamily
The Number 17
The number 17 has been a special number to me throughout my life and athletic career. Early on when I was beginning to get into athletics, my Uncle John was a big influence on me and helped alot with baseball training. He wore the number 17 so that was always the go to number. 17 now means more to me than ever since he died of cancer in 2010. I wear a necklace with the number on it just like the one he wore. RIP JK
Group Mission Trips sparked my faith and shaped my identity as a person in inexplicable ways. So naturally when the opportunity came to serve on their camp summer staff I jumped at it. It is the best decision I have ever made and likely the most meaningful and amazing job I will ever have. I got to travel to places I likely never would have made it to at such a young age. The connections I made opened the door to being able to make the move to St. Louis for seminary. And the memories, stories, and friendships that I carried away will be with me for the rest of my life. I will never be able to put into words how amazing summer staff can be!