40 Connor Kelly
2023 U.S. Men's Senior Team Roster|
Sniper, winner, clutch.
Connor Kelly has been a winner throughout his lacrosse career. Kelly was a key cog in Maryland's 2017 national championship, the school's first in 42 seasons. Two years later, Kelly helped the Whipsnakes win the inaugural Premier Lacrosse League championships. Selected by the Waterdogs with their first pick in the PLL expansion draft, Kelly helped the Waterdogs win last year's PLL title.
Kelly is one of the best shooters in the game and very well could help fill the role that Ryan Brown played in helping the U.S. win the world championship in 2018. Kelly was a member of the U.S. training team leading up to that world championship and will be driven with this opportunity to go after another championship.
Kelly helped the 2019 U.S. box team to a bronze medal at the world championship.
- Playing on first U.S. senior team
- Member of final training team for 2018 U.S. team
- Won a bronze medal with 2019 U.S. box team
- Had 11 goals and 11 assists in just four goals during 2019 box world championship, including a team best seven goals in the playoff round.
- Tewaaraton finalist (2018)
- USILA 1st team All-American (2017, 2018)
- Scored 128 goals in career, setting the record for a Maryland midfielder
- Big Ten Player of the Year (2018)
- NCAA All-Tournament Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
- No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 MLL Draft (Atlanta Blaze)
- Played for U.S. team in 2018 MLL All-Star game
- Had 18 points to help Whipsnakes win 2019 PLL championship
- Had a professional best 26 points in leading Waterdogs to 2022 PLL championship
- Leads PLL with four 2-point goals in the first three games of 2023 season