Team USA will take on Canada on Tuesday
Team USA will take on Romania on Friday
Team USA will meet Italy on Wednesday at 3:40am et/12:40am pt
Team USA takes on Romania on Monday
Late rally falls short as Team USA drops third straight against Croatia
Competed with Team USA at the FINA Intercontinental Tournament, helping the squad to silver in 2017…Scored twice in fourth place finish at the 2014 FINA World Cup...Added two goals in fifth place finish at the 2014 FINA World League Super Final...Scored three goals on the way to gold at the 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament...Scored one goal on the way to first place at the FINA World Cup qualifier in 2013.
Played for the Cronulla Sharks in NSW Australia in 2017
Competed for the Long Beach State men’s water polo team... Named Golden Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2016… Two-time ACWPC All-America Second Team… All-MPSF First Team honors in 2014… MPSF Honorable Mention All-American in 2013
Graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 2012 as a four-year letterman ... Earned back-to-back CIF Division III Player of the Year award as a junior and senior season, while leading his team to two-straight CIF Division III championships and four-straight Orange Coast League titles ... Earned first-team Division III All-CIF honors all four years ... Named second-team NISCA/SPEEDO Boys All-America as both a junior and senior ... Also earned fourth-team NISCA/Speedo Boys All-America honors as a sophomore and freshman ... Finished career at with 430 goals while leading team in assists 76 and steals 55 during senior season ... Earned first-team All-Orange Coast League honors all four years ... Named first-team All-Orange County by the OC Register junior and senior seasons while earning third-team honors as a sophomore ... Honored as MVP in 2009 and co-MVP in 2010 ... Named to the South Orange County All-Star Team during senior season ... Received Athlete of the Week honors from the OC Register as a freshman, sophomore, and senior ... High School coach was Ethan Damato.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- 2017 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA 2ND PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD CUP, ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN, 4TH PLACE
- 2014 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, DUBAI, UAE, 5TH PLACE
- 2014 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2013 FINA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS, SANTA ANA, CA, 1ST PLACE
Twitter Account: nmcconnell22
Instagram Account: nomcconnell
Pre-game ritual: Coffee and a chat with the team
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream
Favorite Chain Restaurant: In-N-Out
If you had to make a music playlist named after yourself, what would it be?: Funktown
And what would be the first song?: Sugarbuns
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: Raising a family and Coaching
If you couldn’t play Water Polo what sport would you play?: Hockey
Role Model: My mom
Athletic Inspiration: Brett Favre
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