Billy Conners – Head Coach, Sons 2021 and Assistant Coach, Sons 2022
Billy Conners– Duke ’13 – Head Coach – Defensive Training Specialist
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 Prep – named an Under Armour All-American as a senior – helped Malvern Prep 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 Prep – helped lead Malvern Prep 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.