5  Rory O'Connor
Rory O'Connor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dublin, Ireland

Last College:
Lambuth University

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L

Major:
Sport and Leisure Management


2010(Senior) -- Played a team-high 1,487 minutes, starting 16 of 17 matches, in his final season...played the full amount of minutes in all but four of the Tigers 2010 matches, including 110 minutes against Kentucky...even fired two shots against Alabama A&M, Oct. 3...participated in four shut-outs during his final season as a Tiger.

2009 (Junior) -- Started 14 of 15 games for the Tigers at center back along sidesenior Rick Alleman ... Played a total of 1,273 minutes in the back ... Helped Tigers to a total of six shutouts, including blank slates against C-USA foes South Carolina and FIU.

2008 (Sophomore) -- Started nine games and appeared in 12 during the course of the season ... Appeared at both center back and fullback ... Suffered a neck injury during the Tulsa game which forced him to miss the rest of the season ... Part of a defense that picked up four shutouts in 2009 ... Also missed the UAB and South Carolina games due to injury ... Was one of three transfers to appear in games for the Tigers along with Mark Weldon and Harrison Cheatham ... Played full 90 minutes against Creighton and FIU and 94 minutes in overtime game against SIU-Edwardsville.

Prior to Memphis --Spent freshman season at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. ... Named first team All-Tran-South Conference defender ... Helped lead the Eagles to the 2007-08 Tran-South Conference title ... Part of the Colaiste Ide prep program that also produced Tiger head coach Richie Grant and teammates Michael Coburn, Brian Farrell and Thomas Hyland.

Personal -- Son of Mary Sinott and Vincent O'Connor.

Season GP GS G A Pts Sh SOG GW
2008 12 9 0 0 0 6 1 0
2009 15 14 0 0 0 4 1 0
2010 17 16 0 0 0 4 0 0
Career 44 39 0 0 0 14 2 0

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