Name: Ryan O’Connell
Instagram Handle: ryanoc2828
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned through Athletics?: The most important lesson that I have learned is that when you work together as a complete team, it doesn’t matter how much talent you have.
Who is a player (at any level) you look up to, and why?: Jonathan Toews; he’s been my favorite player for a while now, and I adore his leadership skills.
How do you think the team will perform in the next coming years?: I think that we have a good shot this year and a bright future to dominate these next few years.
What do you love about the game of hockey?: I love the competition and just the sport in general.
How did you get into the game of hockey?: I started skating at Notre Dame when I was 4; ever since then, I have loved it.
What advice would you give a freshman about Penn Athletics?: Stay confident and stay determined to your goals.
What are your pre-game rituals?: Pray, and think to myself.
What position do you play?: Winger.
What is one goal you have for this season?: Put up as many points as possible.
What is your favorite video game?: My favorite video game is probably MLB The Show.