Connor Sloan

Connor Sloan

May 17, 2022

I played for the University of Delaware Club Men’s Volleyball team. I do not have personal accolades from that experience, but our team won the D1-AA National Club championship in 2017. This was the first national title for our club program. I will try to answer the rest to the best of my ability!

Biography: I am a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelors’s in Mechanical Engineering. I first became involved with volleyball by attending games as a kid and sitting with my uncle on the bench while he coached at North Penn High School. He was a strong influence on my volleyball journey, and would not have discovered my passion for volleyball if I did not have that experience. I became fascinated by the sport and went on to play for North Penn High School. I also played for Panther Volleyball and Club Lehigh in a competitive club setting. Through my various experiences, I have learned and played every position on the floor, although most of my experience is as an Outside Hitter and Opposite Hitter. Sports have been an extremely important part of my life, and I strongly feel there are many essential life lessons and skills that can be learned and sharpened. If there is anything else you would like to know about me, feel free to ask!

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning the D1AA National Championship with the University of Delaware Club Men’s Volleyball team

My Life in Sports: I have been involved with sports for as long as I can remember. I have played soccer, basketball, and baseball in varying levels of competition in youth leagues. I started playing volleyball as a freshman for my high school team, as well as developed a love for golf around the same time. My love of sports and competition continues to this day.

When I’m Not Involved with Volleyball: I enjoy playing golf, gaming, and enjoying time with friends and family.

Favorite subject in school: Math/Science

Last Book I Read: Living Out Loud: Sports, Cancer, and the Things Worth Fighting For

Favorite Movie: History of the World, Part I/The Departed/Space Jam

Favorite Quote: “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” – Michael Jordan
“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

The person I’d Like to Have Dinner With…Gregg Popovich/Kobe Bryant

Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: I enjoy cooking and learning about culinary styles from around the world!