The Nittany Lions allowed one goal in the first half for the first time this season
John Connor Darcey was a member of the Penn State Lacrosse family from 2013-15 before tragically passing away in June 2015. The Nittany Lions' starting goalkeeper, Darcey logged all but two minutes in the 2015 season. He posted five wins, with a 10.07 goals-against average and .553 save percentage, making 10 or more saves in 11 of 14 contests. He was named the first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after winning the first start of his collegiate career, a 15-save season-opening victory over Vermont. Darcey was selected to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after making 17 saves in a 14-9 semifinal loss to eventual conference champion Johns Hopkins.
2015 BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Big Ten All-Tournament Team honoree ... Starting goalie, logging 845:54 of Penn State's 847:49 minutes ... 5-9 record alongside a 10.07 goals against average and a .553 save percentage ... Made 10-or-more saves in 11-of-14 contests ... First Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after winning the first start of his collegiate career, a 15-save 15-8 season-opening victory over Vermont (2/7) ... 18-save performance against Harvard (3/7) ... Earned Big Ten All-Tournament Team accolades after making 17 saves, 11 of which came in the first half, over Johns Hopkins (4/30) ... Allowed fewer than 10 goals in five goals ... Season-best six goals allowed in the program's first Big Ten win, over Rutgers (4/19) ... Also picked up 25 ground balls and caused three turnovers: at UMass (3/14) and in consecutive contests at Maryland (4/4) and Johns Hopkins (4/11).
Made two appearances in goal for the Nittany Lions: the season opener against Michigan (2/8) and Towson (4/12) ... Logged 20:15 in net against the Wolverines, a season-high ... On the season, made four saves and yielded a .444 save percentage.
Did not play.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Was a four-year starting goalie for Wellesley High School ... Two-time high school All-American ... Named League MVP two straight years, while earning Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic ... Named to Metro West All-Scholastic Super Team senior year with a .770 save percentage ... Named an ESPN Warrior Top 40 honoree sophomore year as well as a Nike Blue Chip athlete ... Helped lead Wellesley to three Herget Division titles (2010-12) and a spot in the Eastern Massachusetts finals senior year ... Played club lacrosse for Laxachusetts from 2007-12.
John Connor Darcey was born June 29, 1993 in Newton, Massachusetts ... Parents are Penny and Bill ... Has two brothers, Will and Teddy ... Majoring in communication arts and sciences.