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Jeff Conner

195 lbs.
Graduate Student
Wallingford, Pa.
Strath Haven HS
High School
Jeff Conner - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

Jeff Conner Pronunciation

– “Jeff is in a lot of meetings. If the offense is meeting first, followed by the defense, he is in both. If Kip grabs all of the Faceoff specialists and wing men, Jeff is there. When the man-up unit gets together, you can find Jeff. He is a rarity, as Jeff is relied upon to know all schemes and systems. Why? Simply because Jeff can, and he executes his assignments with exceptional skill and intelligent decisions. End of game scenarios? Absolutely, he is a part of those too…” 2022 – “Can I continue to state each year that more and more will be asked of him in the upcoming season as compared to the past? My response is an emphatic one: Yes!!! Will be a true 2-way midfielder, rarely seen in this era of college lacrosse… Handles the complexities of both our offensive and defensive schemes well, putting in the extra film work and meeting room time with both groups.” 2021 – “Preparing for the next step, the break out year … unselfish and a complete sponge, willing to learn and embrace teaching … the consummate teammate, a man you want on your midfield line.” 2020 – “Do you want to observe textbook lacrosse fundamentals?  Watch this man play:  Jeff is an obvious product of great tutelage as a youth player.  But he deserves most of the credit, for not all of us are willing to take the time to learn to do things properly.  With his second season at UVA approaching, we are prompting Jeff to carry more responsibility and to play a larger role in our team offense.” 2019 – “With a heightened awareness of space and team offense compared to most rookies, this first-year is proving daily he is prepared to both complement the attributes of his teammates and make his own dent.”

Career Highlights

  • Concluded his career as UVA’s midfield record holder in assists (62)
  • Finished 10th on UVA’s all-time points list (42-62-104) by a midfielder
  • Won back-to-back national championships (2019-21)


  • Appeared in all 17 possible games, including 16 starts, as a two-way midfielder
  • Scored nine goals and dished out 18 assists
  • Collected four ground balls, his career high, in three games
  • Signed with the PLL’s Waterdogs as an undrafted free agent
  • Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention Preseason All-American
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention Preseason All-American
  • Preseason All-ACC Team
  • Drafted seventh in the sixth round (No. 96 overall) of the 2022 NLL Draft (Sept. 10, 22) by Georgia
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in 13 games, including 11 starts
  • USILA Honorable Mention All-American (May 26)
  • All-ACC selection (May 12)
  • ACC All-Academic selection (June 15)
  • USILA Scholar All-American (June 20)
  • VaSID All-State Team (June 29)
  • Scored 14 goals and dished out 18 assists, good for third on the team
  • His 32 points were good for fifth on the team
  • Scored a team-high three goals and registered an assist in NCAA tournament game against No. 1 seed Maryland (May 22)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Week (April 26)
  • Posted a career-high seven points on four goals and three assists in UVA’s 21-15 win at Syracuse (April 23)
  • His four goals at Syracuse also tied his career high
  • Scored one goal, dished out a game-high three assists and tied his career high with three ground balls in UVA’s 11-4 win over then-No. 15/16 North Carolina (April 9)


  • Appeared in 16 games with nine starts
  • Notched 14 goals and eight assists
  • Recorded three goals and one assist in NCAA title game against Maryland
  • Scored four times in win at UNC
  • Also picked up 23 ground balls
  • VaSID All-State midfield

• Appeared in all six of UVA’s games with four starts
• Had a career-high five points against Air Force on one goal and four assists
• Assisted two goals against Loyola

• Appeared in all 20 games with 10 starts
• Finished the season with four goals and 10 assists
• Made first collegiate start at Syracuse and dished out two assists in overtime win
• Scored first collegiate goal against Lehigh in the home opener
• Dished one assist in the NCAA title game against Yale
• Recorded four assists in the NCAA Tournament

• Listed as the No. 5 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Listed as the No. 2 midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Under Armour All-American
• US Lacrosse Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year
• Two-time Under Armour Underclassmen Team Philadelphia
• Under Armour All-Tournament
• Three-time All-Delaware County first team
• Delaware County Player of the Year
• Three-time first-team All-Central League
• Central League Player of the Year
• Two-time first-team All-Philly Lacrosse
• Philly Lacrosse Co-Player of the Year
• Led Strath Haven to the PIAA Class 2A championship
• Holds school records with 405 points and 237 goals
• Set school record with 96 goals in senior season
• Helped team advance to first-ever state championship
• 2018 team captain
• Lettered twice in basketball
• Community service includes Unified Bocce

• Son of Lisa and Jeff Conner
• Has two younger brothers, Ryan and Austin
• Has one younger sister, Laura
• Enjoys fishing
• Majoring in English