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NU 1, MSOC 0 2OT
MSOC 1, Iona 0
MSOC vs. NU
2013 (Junior):Started all 17 games, logging 1,441 minutes...Finished the season second on the team in goals and tied for second in points...Scored Loyola's first goal of the season in opener at Saint Joseph's...Was a Patriot League Honorable Mention on Sept. 3...Assisted Larry Ndjock's first goal of the year at La Salle...Added two goals of his own against the Explorers to finish with a career-best five points...Assisted Stephen Dooley's game-winning goal vs. Princeton...Scored insurance goal in 3-1 win over American, Loyola's first Patriot League victory.
2012 (Sophomore): One of only three freshmen or sophomores, in addition to freshman teammate Larry Ndjock, to be tabbed to 11-person All-MAAC First Team...Was also voted to the NSCAA All-North Atlantic Region Second Team...Started all 20 games of the season at midfield...Played forward when Ndjock wasn't on the field...Second on the team in goals, assists and points...Tied for third in the MAAC in assists (6), fourth in points (20) and tied for sixth in goals (7)...Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 29 - the first Greyhound to earn the honor since Glenn Leitch in 2010...Assisted Loyola's first goal of the season, scored by Ndjock, vs. Cal State Northridge...Assisted Libby's game-winning header vs. Quinnipiac in overtime, as he was taken down by the Bobcats defender and sent a free kick into the box from 35 yards out...Scored first goal of the season on his first collegiate PK attempt at Towson....Also assisted Ndjock's goal vs. the Tigers...Scored against Saint Joseph's...Had a hand in all three of Loyola's goals vs. Siena for a career-best five points...The two goals vs. the Saints was his first multi-goal game...Was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for his play (10/29)... Assisted Ndjock's insurance goal at Iona...Scored the game winner in double OT vs. Saint Peter's to help Loyola clinch MAAC Tournament berth...Snuck a goal in off a corner kick vs. Manhattan...Pulled a ball out of the air and stuck it into top right corner to clinch a spot in MAAC title game with a 1-0 win over Iona in semifinals...Named to MAAC All-Academic Team.
2011 (Freshman): Named to MAAC All-Rookie Team...Played in all 18 games, starting 16... Finished tied for third on the team with six points on two goals and two assists...Started first career game in season opener... Earned first collegiate point on an assist vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (9/10)... Notched first career goal against Campbell (9/17)... Beat a double team at Manhattan (10/7) and snuck a hard-angled shot into the goal... Also had an assist vs. the Jaspers.
High School: Played high school soccer for Cirencester Academy... Led team to the first round of the F.A. Youth Cup... Earned Player of the Season honors in 2010... Played club soccer for Chippenham Futsal... Served as the captain for the Wiltshire County Under-18 team that reached the F.A. County Cup quarterfinals in 2009... Also competed for the Under-18 England School Football Association (ESFA) team and the England College Under 19... Captured back-to-back Man of the Match awards for the Cirencester Town first team of the Zamaretto Southern League Premier Division.
Personal: Connor James Thompson... Son of Phillipa and Tony Thompson... Has one sister, Beth, and one brother, Mason.