O’Hara Named to National Team of the Week

Posted: November 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason junior goalkeeper John O’Hara has been named to the men’s soccer National Team of the Week selected by College Soccer News. O’Hara is the second Patriot to earn a spot on the team this season. Senior defender Keith Nakai was selected Oct. 6. O’Hara had 6 saves as George Mason posted a pair of shutouts last week. He had 2 saves in a 0-0 tie against the College of William Mary on Oct. 31 and 4 in a 1-0 victory over nationally ranked Old Dominion University on Nov. 2.

O’Hara has posted 3 straight shutouts and currently has a scoreless streak of 335 minutes, 44 seconds over his last 4 games, and he had a streak of 451:52 over parts of 6 games from Sept. 24 through Oct. 10. For the season, O’Hara has 9 full shutouts and has shared another to go along with a 0.89 goals-against average (GAA) with 55 saves. Against Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponents, he has a 0.56 GAA and 23 saves with 4 shutouts in 8 games.

A first-team All-CAA selection last season after being a second-team pick and the CAA Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2001, O’Hara already has had an excellent career with the Patriots. He ranks third in George Mason history with 21 shutouts and is fourth with 197 saves, and he has a 1.11 GAA in 56 career games.

George Mason (10-4-5 overall, 4-1-3 in the CAA) is third in the CAA standings this week. The Patriots have clinched no worse than the No. 4 seed for the upcoming CAA Championship, which begins Nov. 11, and could gain a first-round bye in the conference tournament with a win at James Madison University on Friday at 7 p.m.

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