Midfielder Connor Fitzgerald will play lacrosse at University of Tampa

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced today that Mendon Senior Connor Fitzgerald will be playing NCAA Division II lacrosse at the University of Tampa this fall.

Although Connor has played lacrosse since the 2nd grade, this past year was his first time playing for FCA, after being introduced to FCA through his cousins the Dufords –who both played with FCA in the past.

Even though he was a newcomer to FCA, Connor said it never felt that way to him, even from the very start. “All the kids on the team were so welcoming and friendly and tried to get to know me. They immediately made me feel at home, even though I came out of no where and they had all been playing together for years,” he said.

A highlight for Connor was the team’s final tournament where they played at the Buffalo Bill’s Stadium: “It was bittersweet, because we had a great time, yet we all knew it was the last team we’d all be together as a team.”

Connor would like to give a shout out to his coaches who “are just the greatest” – Coach Kelly and Coach Arnold. And to his parents: “My parents always made sure I was able to attend every FCA lacrosse event possible – from the first training camp to the final tournament. I am so thankful for their efforts.”

“I have never been more proud to be a part of any organization. FCA supports every aspect of a player and, though Connor came into the organization only recently, they provided exactly what Connor needed. I can’t say enough about the coaches, each player and Sol Bliss for affording Connor the experience he had playing for FCA. No exaggeration.”Heidi Fitzgerald
Heidi Fitzgerald, Connor’s mother, who has been seeing her son through many years of lacrosse, as well as the recruitment process, had these words to share: “I have never been more proud to be a part of any organization. FCA supports every aspect of a player and, though Connor came into the organization only recently, they provided exactly what Connor needed. I can’t say enough about the coaches, each player and Sol Bliss for affording Connor the experience he had playing for FCA. No exaggeration.”

Connor looks forward to taking his lacrosse to the next level at Tampa where he hopes to pursue a finance or marketing degree. “I plan to spend time this summer lifting and staying in shape so I can be the best player possible. I am hopeful we will win a national championship at Tampa at some point!”


Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

More information can be found at FCA.org.