Cork, Ireland/Cholaiste Choilm
(Texas at Brownsville)
At Delaware: Third year at Delaware after transferring from Texas at Brownsville • will look to anchor the Blue Hen backfield for a third straight season • should claim a starting position in the Blue Hen backfield • named a tri-captain with John Dineen and Tobias Müller.
2010 Season: Played in 16 games, starting on the back line in all but one of those contests • started against William & Mary in Hens’ first-ever CAA game scored opening goal in 2-2 tie against Rutgers (Sept. 10) • took a season-high three shots against the Scarlet Knights while taking two shots on four separate occasions • part of a defense that recorded six shutouts, including the final three regular season games to clinch a spot in the CAA tournament • anchored a defense that did not allow a goal in five of the last seven games of the year • named Third Team All-CAA and was selected to the All Tournament Team at the CAA championships.
2009 Season: Started all 13 games in which he played • scored a pair of goals during the season against George Mason (Oct. 14) and UNC Wilmington (Oct. 24) • recorded 14 shots throughout the season with seven aimed at goal.
2008 Season (At Texas Brownsville): Started 17 of the 19 matches in which he appeared at the University of Texas at Brownsville • tallied two goals and two assists for the Scorpions • named 2008 All-Red River Athletic Conference Second Team selection as a midfielder.
High School: Attended Cholaiste Choilm • played center back and midfield positions.
Personal: Darren Finbarr O’Connor • son of Donal and Elizabeth O’Connor • has one sister, Yuonne, a nurse • enjoys playing tennis, golfing and listening to music • sociology major at the University.
Career-High Goals: 1 (three times, most recently at Rutgers, 9/10/10)
Career-High Points: 2 (three times, most recently at Rutgers, 9/10/10)