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Connor Keating

School

University of Pennsylvania

Position
Long Stick Middle
Major
History of Economics

Classroom

Connor Keating has done relevant coursework for his major in corporate finance, financial accounting, macroeconomics and microeconomics. He spent the summer of 2015 at the London School of Economics where he studied capitalism, democracy and the political economy of advanced nations. He also is involved in the Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club.

Character

Keating is a team captain and a Friars Senior Society member. The Friars Senior Society is a diverse group of scholars, artists, athletes and other campus members recognized for outstanding leadership at Penn.

Community

Keating is heavily involved in Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA). The men’s lacrosse team holds a weekly session of tutoring, coaching and mentoring underprivileged youth from Comegys Elementary School. He also helped his parents launch the Philadelphia Hope Fence, a Paris-inspired 250-foot fence along the Philadelphia waterfront that gives the public a space to commemorate any life moment by attaching padlocks inscribed with messages.

Keating also helped to strategize partnership and co-branding opportunities with the American Association of Cancer Research.

Competition

Keating has played in 38 games and has started three. As of nomination time, he has 28 goals, six assists, 34 points, 57 shots, 140 GB and 23 CT. In 2017, he was named to the USILA All-America Third Team and named as an honorable mention Inside Lacrosse All-America choice. Last season, he was named to the All-ECAC Second Team and All-Ivy First Team. He is one of the highest-scoring long poles in the country, with 10 goals, two assists and 12 points. He led the team in ground balls with 61.

In 2016, Keating was named to the USILA All-America Honorable Mention team. He was also first-team All-Ivy while he led the nation in long-pole scoring with 13 goals and four assists. He tied for the team lead in caused turnovers with 11 and was second in ground balls with 51. His freshman season he played in 10 of 13 games. In those games, he scored five goals as a long-stick middie. He also was second on the team with eight caused turnovers and third with 28 ground balls.