MISCELLANEOUS: Talented young catching prospect, who saw an increased role behind the plate last season ... powerful athlete who boasts a strong arm ... large frame makes him physically imposing behind the plate ... fundamentally sound backstop with good hands ... possesses good gap power ... swing has continued to develop since entering the Academy ... brings tremendous leadership skills to the squad ... has the skill set needed to develop into an impact player down the road ... has steadily improved since joining the program ... three-year letterman ... earned the United States Military Academy Leader-Athlete Award ... Rhodes Scholarship finalist ... spent part of his summer at Harvard Business School working to create and implement systems to improve efficiencies of the organization.
MILESTONES: Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll following freshman, sophomore and junior seasons.
2013: Made 28 appearances with 24 starts ... batted .241 with three doubles, 11 RBI and eight runs scored ... authored five multiple-hit games, including one three-hit performance ... went 3-for-3 with two runs scored against NYIT (May 1) ... had two hits and two RBI versus Miami (Ohio) (March 14) ... also collected two hits against Columbia (March 23), Lehigh (April 7) and Nyack (May 4) ... posted a career-best three RBI against Yale (March 9) ... had five RBI versus the Bulldogs during the three-game series ... registered first career double against Marist (April 24) in the WRWD Hudson Valley Baseball Classic ... also posted doubles versus NYIT (May 1) and Nyack (May 4).
2012: Appeared in 16 games ... made 11 starts, nine as the designated hitter and two at catcher ... also drew time at first base ... registered three hits in 32 at-bats ... 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and a run scored against Manhattan ... 1-for-1 with a run scored against Illinois State ... listed with the starting lineup against High Point, George Washington, UMBC, Illinois State, Harvard, Manhattan and Fairleigh Dickinson ... drew reserve assignments against High Point, Sacred Heart, Illinois State and Siena.
2011: Appeared in three games during his freshman campaign ... served as one of Army's reserve catchers behind starter J.T. Watkins ... inserted as a pinch-hitter against Radford and Pittsburgh ... drew a walk against the Panthers ... stayed in the game and gunned down a runner trying to steal late in the contest ... also played in the Quinnipiac game ... one of 10 Army players named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll at year's end.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Eric Gunderson at Jesuit High ... earned all-state honors as a senior ... named all-league as a senior ... selected as the team's MVP ... four-year honor roll student ... served as president of the school's chapter of the National Honor Society during the 2009-10 academic year.
PERSONAL: Given name is Connor Daniel Love ... born April 11, 1992, in San Diego, Calif. ... parents' names are Dan and Karen Love ... brother, Cameron, is a member of the baseball team at the University of San Francisco ... high school coach, Eric Gunderson, pitched in the major leagues for 10 years ... hobbies include golfing, hiking and swimming ... majoring in Management ... will enter the Armor Branch of the U.S. Army following graduation ... first duty station will be Schofield Barracks in Hawai'i.