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SJU Men's Soccer BIO
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Greg O'Connell
Player Profile:
Greg O'Connell 1879261
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 187
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rye, N.Y.
High School: Fordham Prep

5th all-time in career goals against average (1.54)
8th all-time in career saves (150, through 35 career matches)
9th all-time in career shutouts (7)
T-9th all-time in single-season shutouts (2016 - 5)

Two-time Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week (9/12/16 (Co-), 9/26/16)
Three-time Philadelphia Soccer Six Defender of the Week (11/19/15, 9/26/16 (Co-), 9/11/17)

2017: SJU's starting goalkeeper... Played 14 full matches... Recorded a 1.73 goals against average and .750 save percentage in 1454:03... Made 84 saves will allowing just 28 goals... Went 3-10-3 overall and 1-6-1 in the Atlantic 10 through 16 starts and 17 appearances... Posted two shutouts against VMI and George Mason... Earned non-conference wins over Temple and Manhattan and an A-10 win over George Mason... Earned the match-winning assist in SJU's overtime win over Manhattan... Made four or more saves 13 times... Made six or more saves eight times... Made a career-high nine saves in shutout win over George Mason... Had four consecutive games with seven saves, against VMI, Sacred Heart, Villanova, and Yale... Posted six-save performances against Quinnipiac, Central Connecticut, Fordham, and VCU.

2016: SJU’s starting goalkeeper… Played 17 full matches… Ranked third on the team in minutes played (1560:44)… Recorded a 1.38 goals against average and .721 save percentage… Made 62 saves while allowing just 24 goals… Went 6-10-1 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic 10 through 17 starts… Earned non-conference wins over Howard, Hartford, and Central Connecticut and A-10 wins over St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, and George Mason… Posted five shutouts in wins over Howard, Hartford, Central Connecticut, and St. Bonaventure and draw with Villanova… Made season-high eight saves against Northeastern… Made six saves against Villanova and Central Connecticut… Made five saves against St. John’s… Made four saves against Pittsburgh… Kept opposition to one goal or less nine times. 

2015: Made four saves in collegiate debut in season finale vs. St. Bonaventure... Additionally earned first career win in full 90:00 effort vs. SBU.

2014: Did not see action.

High School/Personal: 2011 Defensive MVP... Trained with former assistant coach for the United States Olympic men’s soccer team and former Saint Joseph’s standout in goal Tim Mulqueen... Played club soccer for USSDA Everton FC Westchester U-18 Academy and competed for USSDA IMG U-16 Academy from 2012-13 and Super Y-Westchester Flames U-16 from 2011-12... Was voted the top Super-Y goalkeeper in the nation and played on the Super-Y National Select A Team in the Super-Y ODP National Camp in February 2013... Majoring in food marketing.

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          

Saves: 9 vs. George Mason (10/7/17)           
Fewest Goals Allowed (Minimum 90:00): 0 (7x) last vs. George Mason (10/7/17)
Minutes: 110 (4x) last vs. UMass (10/11/17)
Assists: 1 vs. Hartford (9/6/17)

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS MIN GA GAA SAVES PCT. ShO W-L-T
2014 0-0 0:00 0 0.00 0 .000 0 0-0-0
2015 1-1 90:00 1 1.00 4 .800 0 1-0-0
2016 17-17 1560:44 24 1.38 62 .721 5 6-10-1
2017 17-16 1454:03 28 1.73 84 .750 2 3-10-3
TOTAL 35-34 3104:47 53 1.54 150 .739 7 10-20-4
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