At Princeton — 2013-14: broke the Princeton dual meet record on the 3-meter board with 359.15 points … earned second-team All-Ivy League honors with a second-place finish on the 3-meter board at the Ivy League Championships (329.15) … finished seventh in the 1-meter final … posted Princeton’s best score on both events during the year (322.72 on the 1-meter) … earned the program’s Matthew R. Weiner Class of 2002, C. Rob Orr Award … served as tr-captain. 2012-13: placed fifth in the three-meter diving finals at the Ivy Championships (331.30) … finished seventh in the 1-meter diving final at the Ivy League Championships (314.75) … helped Princeton to fifth-straight Ivy League championship. 2011-12: placed fifth in the 1-meter diving competition at the Ivy League Championships with 307.35 points … finished fourth in the 3-meter competition with 330.65 points. 2010-11: reached the 'B' final in the 3-meter diving competition to help Princeton win the Ivy League championship by 5.5 points over Harvard … placed third in the 1-meter competition and sixth in the 3-meter during the H-Y-P weekend.
Before Princeton — three-time All-America honoree … three-time FCIAC champion … two-time state LL champion … 2010 State Open runner-up … broke Greenwich High’s 23-year-old six-dive record with score of 349.65 … broke Greenwich High’s 33-year-old 11-dive record with score of 516.15 … captain of Greenwich program … 2010 Connecticut scholar-athlete of the year … 2010 Blue Streak Athlete of the Year … member of the National Honor Society.
Personal — born Jan. 8, 1992 … son of Steve O’Connell and Natalie Danysh … father is a tax attorney; mother is a marketing director … has two brothers, Terence and Jeremy, and two sisters, Stefanie and Maria … enjoys the outdoors, tennis and volleyball.