Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
55 Bill Conners
Career: Played in 77 career games with 40 starts … Compiled six goals and two assists for eight points … Had 90 career ground balls and 17 caused turnovers … Team captain in 2013 … Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2013: Started all 21 games on close defense … Led all defensemen with four goals and two assists for six points … Registered a goal in the NCAA Semifinal win over Cornell (5/25) … Also had a goal in the ACC Tournament loss to North Carolina (4/26) … Registered a career-best 41 ground balls for the season to rank fourth on the team … Had a season-high four ground balls five times … Corralled four grounders in NCAA First Round win over Loyola (5/12) … Compiled 10 caused turnovers … Forced two turnovers in NCAA Quarterfinal again Notre Dame (5/19) … Also had two caused turnovers against Marist (3/18) and Virginia (4/12) … Registered two caused turnovers and a ground ball in NCAA Quarterfinal versus Notre Dame (5/19) … Picked up two loose balls in NCAA title game … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012: Played in 18 games, starting twice on close defense ... finished the season with 12 ground balls and one caused turnover ... picked up two ground balls in three games, Notre Dame (2/18), Penn (2/24) and Brown (3/27) ... registered a caused turnover in NCAA Tournament first round win over Syracuse (5/12) ... All-ACC Academic Team honoree ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Played in all 20 games and started 17 on close defense ... anchored the defense to a 9.10 goals against average ... finished the season with 34 ground balls and six caused turnovers ... corralled four ground balls against Loyola (3/11) and Virginia (4/16) ... had two-plus ground balls in 11 games, including the final seven outings ... forced two caused turnovers versus Penn (2/26) and Denver (4/9) ... registered first career goal in win over Brown (3/29) ... had a goal versus Delaware (5/14) in NCAA Tournament first round.
2010: Saw the field in 18 contests … a crucial member of the man-down defense that held opponents to a .375 success rate on man-up opportunities … picked up one ground ball in three games … had one groundball in NCAA Championship game against Notre Dame (5/31).
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for John McEvoy at Malvern … named an Under Armour All-American as a senior … helped Malvern to the Pennsylvania State Championship as a freshman … twice named an All-American by U.S. Lacrosse … earned all-state recognition twice and all-league recognition three times … also earned two letters in basketball and three letters in football for Malvern … helped lead Malvern to Inter-Athletic League championships as a senior and junior … named Philadelphia City Player of the Year and League MVP for football as a senior … earned AAAA All-State recognition in football as a senior, and all-league, all-county and all-area honors in football as a senior and junior.