7  Dayton O'Brien
Dayton O'Brien


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Evangelical Christian

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 155



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Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Men's Soccer

GoTigersGo.com wraps up week one of an introduction to the American Athletic Conference with Men's Soccer

2005: Selected to the All-C-USA First Team for the second-straight year ... Was one of 25 players on the Hermann Trophy Watch List ... Selected to College Soccer News Preseason All-America First Team ... Was the C-USA Preseason Player of the Year ... Selected to the Memphis Diadora All-Tournament Team ... Led the team with eight assists ... Fourth on the team in points with 16 ... Third on the team in shots with 40 and shots on goal with 15 ... Had a season high five points in a 4-3 victory over No. 23 Oral Roberts, scoring two goals with an assist ... Had a season high three assists against Alabama A&M ... Collected four points with a goal and two assists against East Carolina ... Had the game-winning goal and an assist in a 5-0 shutout over Evansville ... Played in all 18 games and started 17 ... Served as the team captain for the 2005 season ... Holds the Memphis career assist record with 34.

2004: Became the first Memphis soccer player to be named an All American, selected to NSCAA/adidas All-America Second Team ... Also first Tiger to be selected to the NSCAA/adidas All-Midwest First Team ... The 2004 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Conference USA First Team selection ... Scored eight goals and made 14 assists to help the Tigers capture their first-ever conference regular season and C-USA tournament Championship ... Fourteen assists set a season record at Memphis, breaking the previous high of 12 set by Rogerio Lima in 1997 ... Twenty-six career assists is the all-time Memphis record, surpassing the previous high of 22 by Lima (1996-97) and Donal McDonagh (1986-88) ... First Tiger ever to be named to College Soccer News' Team of the Week on 9/27 after collecting seven points on five assists and a goal against Evansville and Charlotte ... Twice picked as the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on 9/27 and 10/25 ... Had five multi-assist games ... Scored the game-winning goals in wins against Centenary, Charlotte, DePaul and Lispcomb and the only goal in a 1-1 tie against UIC ... Assisted on game-winning goals against Evansville, No. 21 Saint Louis, No. 17 UAB and East Carolina ... Ranked in the top 30 in the nation in points with 30 and was fifth in the nation in assists ... Led the conference in assists, assists per game (0.67 average) and points ... Tied for first in the conference with four game-winning goals and tied for sixth with eight goals ... First in the conference with an average of 1.43 points per game ... Scored points in 13 of the Tigers' 21 games ... Led the team with a .650 shot on goal percentage, hitting 26 of his 40 shots on goal ... Named to the 2004 Vanderbilt Puma Classic All-Tournament Team.

2003: Started in all 18 contests last season ... Named to the all-Midwest Region third team for the second straight year ... Tabbed an all-C-USA second team performer after pacing the Tigers with nine points on four goals and an assist in league play ... Ranked second on the squad in points (23), goals (9) and game-winning goals (2) ... Led the team in assists for the second consecutive season ... Scored multiple goals in three games and posted one multi-assist performance ... Notched game-winning goals in a 1-0 win over UAB (10/8) and a 5-1 win over Belmont (11/4).

2002: Earned C-USA All-Freshman and NSCAA All-Midwest Region honors in his first year of collegiate competition ... Was named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for the week of 9/3 ... Started in 16 of 18 contests he appeared in ... Led the team with seven assists, while ranking third with 13 points ... Scored three goals as a rookie, including the penalty kick game-winner in a 3-2 double-overtime victory in his first collegiate game against TCU ... Made an immediate impact on the Memphis soccer program by scoring eight points in the first four matches of the year ... Had two games in which he tallied a goal and an assist ... Provided Memphis with the game-winning assist in a 2-1 undermanned win against Northeastern in the Memphis-Diadora Tourney title game and in a 2-1 C-USA win over ECU.

Prep: Widely known as the top local prospect in Widely known as the top local prospect in Memphis as a senior at ECS ... Earned a 2001 All-State selection after his junior season when he finished among the top five scorers in Shelby County ... Served as team captain for his Memphis Rangers club squad, where he played alongside current teammate Andy Metcalf ... Helped lead the Rangers to state titles in 1997-98 and 2001.

|------------SHOTS------------| GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT 2002 18-16 3 7 13 44 .068 13 .295 0 1-1 2003 18-18 9 5 23 38 .237 20 .526 2 3-4 2004 21-21 8 14 30 40 .200 26 .650 4 0-0 2005 18-17 4 8 16 40 .100 15 .375 1 0-0 Total 75-72 24 34 82 162 .148 74 .457 7 4-5

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