A De Pere native, Connor came to us at 15 and quickly developed into the ace of the staff on that team through his 17U year. He was always consistent and you knew he was always going to give us a chance to win. One of my favorite memories of him was when he went toe to toe with an Ohio State recruit from a team out of Ohio when we played in Kansas City, MO. Both pitchers matched each other pitch for pitch and I believe the game ended up in a 0-0 tie with both pitchers throwing complete games. It was a great game to watch and both pitchers competed so hard with Connor actually out-pitching him overall with more strikeouts, less walks and less hits given up. Not long after his invite to the PBR Futures Games in Indiana later that summer, he committed to NIU in Dekalb, IL, just west of Chicago. He's already made an impact there and talking with the staff at NIU Connor has a chance to make a big impact early and they're high on his work ethic and potential. I'm excited to see Connor continue to take advantage of his opportunity's and see him be a leader of NIU's staff. Always cool, calm and collected, he's one of those kids you know is going to be successful in whatever he chooses to do. To learn more about Connor, see our Q&A's with him below...
*What is your favorite baseball memory from your club/travel baseball experience?
"My favorite part of travel baseball was having fun with my team at hotels."
*What’s your favorite thing or aspect about college life?
"The best part about college is the freedom to make my own choices."
*What’s your least favorite thing or aspect about college life?
"My least favorite thing about college is just being away from my family and friends from home for long periods at a time."
*What’s one thing you wish you would have known going into college?
"One thing I wish I would have known is that your team is most likely going to be your best group of friends so you don’t have to be worried about social life."
*Who’s been your biggest influence on your life to this point?
"My biggest influence is my dad because he always has confidence in me, as well as always encourages me to better myself."
*What advice would you give to younger baseball players who want to play at the collegiate level?
"The best advice I could give would be to push yourself to be better than the next guy when nobody is watching."
*What are you majoring in?
"I am currently working toward a business administration degree."
*How did playing club/travel baseball prepare you for college baseball?
"Travel baseball helps prepare you for multiple game series, as well as becoming accustomed to traveling."
*What is something people may not know about you?
"Something people may not know about me is that I enjoy traveling with my family and experiencing different parts of the world."
*Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
"In ten years, I hope I have the opportunity to have baseball in my life as well as run my own business."