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Aidan O'Brien

  • position M
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Asheville, N.C.
  • High school Asheville
  • position M
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Asheville, N.C.
  • High school Asheville

Aidan O'Brien Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2018 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017-18 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • 2017-18 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2018 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Played in 12 games with nine starts in the central midfield… made his first career start at Furman (9/11)… finished the season with two points after logging assists vs. Wofford (9/19) and at New Mexico (10/13)… played a season-high 91 minutes in the team’s comeback 2-1 OT victory at No. 19 Virginia Tech (10/1)… had five shots and two shots on goal… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2017 (FRESHMAN)

  • Made 12 appearances off the bench in initial collegiate season… played season-high 54 minutes in the team’s 3-2 comeback win vs. Old Dominion (10/29) on Senior Day… assisted on the game-winning goal in the second half, marking the first points of his career… came off the bench and played 41 minutes in the team’s opening game of the C-USA Tournament against Old Dominion (11/8)… named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll and the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Played for Highland Football Club (Asheville, N.C.) grades 6-10… switched to CESA in the fall of his junior year… team captain… while with CESA, team was runner-up at USYS Southern Regionals, USYS National League and USYS Region III… earned all-state, all-region and all-conference honors at Asheville High School… played in the East vs. West All-Star game and the Battle of the Carolinas All-Star game… four-year starter for the varsity team.

PERSONAL

  • Born Jan. 5, 1999… son of Jim and Gisselle O’Brien… favorite food is steak… greatest athletic thrill was beating No. 1 team in the country, Solar Chelsea, 3-0… enjoys English Premier League games… favorite athlete is Lionel Messi… plans to major in exercise science.

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