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Zachary O'Connell

2024 | NJ: Jackson
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A cerebral and coachable player, who is willing to play multiple positions to elevate my teams ability to succeed and my desire to learn every aspect of the game.

I started my lacrosse career at the age of 8 years old and have a goal and desire to play at the next level. My Freshman Year, I received my Varsity Letter in lacrosse as a multi-position player. To increase my abilities and aptitude of the game, I have been playing with Blue Star on the Club Level and working with private coaches on my offensive skills with Athletes United Lacrosse as well as my faceoff techniques with The Faceoff Academy. My 11-year martial arts background has afforded me the opportunity to become a very disciplined and focused individual, where I compete on a National Level and where my Sparring Team came in 2nd in the country for the 2020 Tournament Season and currently ranked 2nd in the country for the 2022 Season. I am currently an instructor and Legacy Member at my Taekwondo School where I teach classes for adults and kids as young as 4 years old with ranks of White Belts to Black Belts. My academic accomplishments include being selected to participate in my high school's S.T.E.M. Program, High Honor Roll in all Marking Periods, and currently a member of both the Math and Science National Honor Societies.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
Placed 2nd in the Nation in Team Sparring for 2020
District & State Champion for Team Sparring in 2020
Varsity Lacrosse Freshman Year
District & State Champion in Team Sparring in 2022
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Other HS Sports Played:
None
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Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Invitee/Participant in the Faceoff Academy's 2021 National Show Case Invitee/Participant in the Faceoff Academy's 2022 National Show Case

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Coach Contacts
High School:
Jackson Memorial High School
Coach:
Patrick Conti
Team Name:
Jaguars
Jersey Number:
27
Club Name:
Blue Star Lacrosse
Coach:
Tyler Barbarich
Team Name:
Blue Star 2024
Jersey Number:
19

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
97-100; 4.0; A+
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Patrick Conti

Mar 21, 2022

Zach is a motivated and competitive young player who upon seeing play, is clearly full of potential. Zach is the kind of player every team needs to have. He is a proven effective utility/ multi-position player. Zach can competitively compete and win faceoffs, and has proven to be both a threat as a goal scorer as well as competent defender. Zach is outstandingly coachable, driven and always eager to improve. His lacrosse IQ is very impressive for a player his age. Moreover, Zach is an outstanding teammate. He has way more heart than most and is committed to his craft. Zach is already a difference maker and I look forward to watch him continue to progress as a student-athlete.

Zachary Ornstein

Feb 6, 2022

Having had the privilege to train Zach through The Face Off Academy has been wonderful. His game has been constantly developing. Zach’s effort and relentless work ethic has made working with him a great pleasure of mine. His attentiveness and the way he asks question makes him the type of player that every coach wants on their roster. In relativity to other players, Zach is still newer to the face off position, but what he lacks in experience he is making up with time put into practice. Zach attends all of our New Jersey Face Off Academy events and each time, he is doing better against his competition. I am intrigued to see how Zach’s career progresses, but if there is one thing I can assure Zach will not be out worked by his competition. Email foaornstein@gmail.com for a full endorsement.

Ty Martin

Feb 5, 2022

Zach has been working hard at his craft and has begun to really show his confidence when he is on the field. Zach's work ethic has improved immensely over the last few months. I have seen him mature both as a lacrosse player and a young man in my time working with him. I look forward to seeing what he does this Spring at the high school level and this Summer with his club. Email Ty@AthletesUnitedLacrosse.com for a full endorsement.

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