Cirillo, a past member of the Sweets select team and a Bellevue High School graduate to-be, enjoyed his share of productivity in his first three years of varsity high school baseball. A four-year starter and lead-off hitter, he carried a career .334 batting average into this spring. Connor hit .413 in 2018. Cirillo, a participant in the 2015 Can Am Futures Series and Junior Northwest Championships, said his decision to play collegiately at USC — and follow in the footsteps of his father, former Major Leaguer Jeff Cirillo — was based on a childhood dream.
"I love California and playing in good weather," Connor said. "I love the coaches and feel at home when I'm at the campus and with the team." His parents attending and his brother currently enrolled also factored in his wanting to be a Trojan, he said. Connor, a past MLK Perfect Game all-tournament selection and a 2016 Perfect Game World Series competitor, said he is fired up to compete this summer for the Sweets.
Cirillo listed multiple items as his first, second and third favorite foods including steak, pizza, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.