Men's Soccer Picks Up Another Goalie
April 25, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis men’s soccer team is pleased to announce the addition of goal keeper Conor Hurley, a transfer from nearby Lambuth University.
The Dublin, Ireland, native was the starting netminder for the Eagles for much of his freshman season in 2010. He made 17 appearances in net for Lambuth, including 12 starts; overall, Hurley went 5-3-1 with 62 saves and a 0.87 goals against average, which was 26th-best in the NAIA.
He had a team-high seven shut-outs, including six clean sheets in a row from October 4 until October 17. As the stopper, Hurley led Lambuth to the A.I.I. Conference finals.
Hurley is a product of Irish prep program Colaiste Ide, the same program that head coach Richie Grant and recent Tiger soccer graduate Rory O’Connor are from.
Conor will have three years of eligibility left for the Tigers, and will major in accounting while at the U of M.
The Irishman will be part of a logjam in goal next fall. With Jordan Leedle returning to the program, and Cody Uzcategui and Matt Derrington scheduled to arrive after a year of prep school, Hurley will have to prove himself early in order to hit the field for the blue-and-gray.