2019: Finished his VMI career ranked No. 7 all-time in career assists in Southern Conference games with 16 … named of on 30 national finalists for the Senior CLASS Award for the sport of lacrosse … received the John W. and Jane M. Roberts Medal given for outstanding performance by an EC/BU graduating major ... also named the recipient of the Lt. General Edward Mallory Almond '15 Award given to a graduating cadet for academic, athletic, and military excellence ... ranked second on the team in assists this season (11), third in points (22) and fifth in goals (11) … started all 13 games … team captain … earned a career-high four goals at Wagner on Mar. 5, helping VMI to a 15-10 victory that day … had two goals vs. NJIT on Feb. 23 … earned two assists in three separate games … took 44 shots for the season including a career-high eight at Wagner on Mar. 5 … had six shots vs. NJIT on Feb. 23 … picked up 16 groundballs for the year including three against Mount St. Mary’s on Mar. 2 … caused four turnovers on the year with three coming against No. 12 High Point on Mar. 15.
2018: Named All-Academic by the Southern Conference with a 4.0 GPA … ranked eighth in the SoCon in assists per game at 1.00 after leading VMI with 13 for the year … his five assists against Bellarmine tied for third in the VMI record book for assists in a single game and ranked second for a single conference game … ranked third on the team in caused turnovers with nine for the season … started all 13 games for the season, scoring two goals … took a season-high three shots versus Wagner on March 6 … picked up 22 groundballs for the year including three in games versus NJIT on Feb. 24 and Mercer on April 7 … caused nine turnovers for the year including two versus Furman on March 24 and Bellarmine on April 21 … also named to VaSID Academic All-State team ... named to the SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference team and to the SoCon Honor Roll ... Dean's List honoree.
2017: Started all 14 games during the season ... ranked second on the team in caused turnovers with 16 for the year ... his 1.14 caused turnovers per game average ranked seventh in the SoCon and 64th in the NCAA ... scored three goals for the year, including two in the season finale against Mercer ... also had an assist against the Bears on April 29 ... picked up 18 groundballs for the season, including a season-high three at Richmond (Mar. 11) and against Mercer ... caused a season-high four turnovers against Delaware on Feb. 28 ... Dean's List recipient both semesters ... received Distinguished in Academic Merit status from the Institute for having greater than a 3.5 cumulative GPA ... named to spring SoCon Honor Roll for a second straight year ... received the SoCon Commissioner's Medal for a second consecutive year ... recognized by the Southern Conference as one of 148 across the league having a 4.0 GPA during the year ... named to the Athletic Director's Honors list ... named to the Cadet-Athlete Honors Society for a second straight year.
2016: Played in 15 games during the season with four starts to his credit … scored four goals on the year with two coming against Hampton and one apiece at Saint Joseph's and the home opener against Richmond … ranked second on the team in assists with five on the year, including a season-high two at Saint Joseph's in the season opener … tied for fourth on the team in points with nine for the season … totaled 14 shot attempts for the year with a season high of three at NJIT on Feb. 27 … eight shots on goal … picked up 16 groundballs over the course of the year, including a season high of four at Saint Joseph's … caused five turnovers on the year with a season high of two against Furman on Mar. 26 ... received a SoCon Commissioner's Medal for academics ... named to SoCon Honor Roll spring semester ... made Dean's List both semesters ... named to the Cadet-Athlete Honors Society.
High School: Prepped at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey … three-year midfielder … team captain … helped team to a 2013 state championship … also played club lacrosse for Prime Time Lacrosse.
Personal: Full name is John Kerry O'Donnell … parents are James and Margaret O'Donnell … has seven older siblings … plans to major in mechanical engineering and minor in economics and business.