O’Hara Named Freshman All-American

Posted: January 14, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason freshman goalkeeper John O’Hara has been selected as a third-team Freshman All-American by College Soccer News. The teams, first through third and honorable mention, were announced at collegesoccernews.com.

O’Hara was the only Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) player to be named to the top three teams. He was the CAA Rookie of the Year and a second-team All-CAA selection last fall. O’Hara is the first Patriot in the 17-year history of the CAA to be named the conference’s Rookie of the Year. Only two other George Mason players have earned a major award from the CAA: Tamir Linhart in 1992 and John Ferrandino in 1995 were each named league Player of the Year.

O’Hara was at his best over his last 10 games, during which George Mason had a 6-3-1 record. In that stretch, he allowed just nine goals for a 0.84 goals against average, posted 35 saves and recorded all four of his shutouts (fifth in the CAA). Playing every minute in goal this season, O’Hara had a 1.42 GAA and 61 saves in 18 games.

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