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Coach Holowaty: “Danny has been hurt (achilles) since last spring, and we all know that he is a key ballplayer for us. Hopefully, he's going to be back within a month.”

High School: Three-year shortstop starter in baseball for Division I team… as a senior captain,  named league MVP when he was the league batting champion and Boston Herald All-Scholastic selection… led Wamps to league titles as a sophomore and senior.. two-time league all-scholastic … also a senior captain in basketball…

Other: Five-year member of Braintree Post 86 American Legion team… batted .520 in 2009…


 PERSONAL: born Daniel J. O’Connell March 26, 1992...Parents: Linda and Gerald... Major: Sociology...

Residence: Braintree, MA...

Career Statistics Thru 2012




Favorite aspect of Eastern: People

Favorite athlete of all time: Nomar Garciaparra

Favorite professional sports team: Boston Red Sox

The hardest class you’ve ever taken at Eastern: All that Jazz

Favorite subject in school: Sociology

A class you’ve taken that you’ll never need to use: All that Jazz

Most beneficial aspect of college life: Learning how to cook

The funniest comedian: Bill Burr

Best choice for next President of the United States: Sam Walton

Greatest coach of all time in any sport, at any level: Terry Francona

The greatest sports moment of all time: Ground ball back to Keith Foulke in the 2004 World Series

Favorite Smart Phone application: Don’t have a smart phone

Most famous American: Michael Jordan

Most important invention in last 100 years: Automobile

Most important advancement in medicine in last 50 years: Vaccines

Biggest problem facing the world: Poverty

Choice for a last meal: Pizza

Should student-athletes receive an annual stipend for their service to their school? If so, how much?:  Tuition cost

If you could go to any sporting event in the world, which would it be?:  Real Madrid game

Last movie you’ve seen:  Black Hawk Down

Favorite musical artist: Pearl jam

Favorite actor: Adam Sandler

Favorite sporting event you’ve ever attended: Celtics playoff game

Favorite sportscaster: Erin Andrews

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: Soccer

Best advice you’ve ever received: Keep your eye on the ball

Person with the most difficult job in the world: A soldier

Eastern’s biggest rival: Southern Maine

Your biggest rival: Opponent

Pet peeve: Dirty room

Biggest waste of time: Video games

Your goals for the upcoming season: Play how I want to play

If you could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to: Ireland

Most dangerous animal: Tiger

Favorite pizza topping: BBQ chicken

What would you like to see as the University’s mascot? Bulldog


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