9   Aaron O'Neal
Aaron O'Neal

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Kellam

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Position:
F

Birthdate:
03/22/1989


BU All-Access - August 31, 2010


AS A SENIOR IN 2010

Named to the America East All-Conference First Team ... Served as a co-captain ...Started in all 16 games played ... Scored game winning goals against Hartford, Seton Hall, Binghamton and Albany ... Tallied eight goals and one assist ... Moved into 10th-place all-time at BU in career goals with 27.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009

Named to the America East All-Conference First Team ... Led team with 11 goals and 26 points ... Scored two goals in back-to-back games, at No. 12 Connecticut on Sept. 5 and against Providence on Sept. 7, both 3-0 wins ... Earned America East Player of the Week honors on Sept. 28 after scoring against Holy Cross and netting two goals, including the game-winner, at Rhode Island ... Named to College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer.com national teams of the week twice this season ... Scored goals in three straight games from Oct. 10-21 ... Netted a goal in 3-2 win at Albany on Oct. 31 ... Assisted on Stephen Knox's game-winning goal against top-ranked St. John's on Sept. 13 ... Assisted on Stephen Knox's goal at Hartford in the America East tournament on Nov. 7 ... Also tallied assists against Massachusetts (Sept. 1) and Stony Brook (Oct. 3).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008

Started in 20 of 21 games played ... Finished third on the team in points with 10 ... Had six assists, second most on the squad and tied-for-fifth in the America East ... Posted goals against UMass (Aug. 31) and UMBC (Oct. 25) ... Also recorded an assist against the Minutemen to finish with three points ... Had the assist on Michael Bustamante's game-winner at Stony Brook (Oct. 8) ... Other assists came against Rhode Island (Sept. 14), Colgate (Sept. 20), Harvard (Sept. 30) and Binghamton (Oct. 11).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007

Led the team with six goals and four assists ... Earned America East Rookie of the Year honors ... Had a team-high three game-winning goals on the season ... Scored his first career goal on Sept. 3 against Northeastern ... Had his first career multi-goal game with two goals in a win over Maine Oct. 10 ... Twice named AE Rookie of the Week ... Named to the third All-Freshman team on collegesoccernews.com ... Scored a point in 9-of-18 matches, totaling 16.

BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Senior captain of his varsity squad ... Team reached the state finals as a freshman and a sophomore and was a state semi-finalist as a senior ... Played on district and state Olympic Development teams throughout his four years ... Made the All-State, All-Region, All-Tideway, and All-District First Teams ... Played club soccer for the Beach FC Outlaws ... Also competed in JV and varsity basketball ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society ... Won the Randolph Macon Book Award and was a Boys' State alternate.

PERSONAL

Born March 22, 1989 ... Son of Dallas and Celeste O'Neal ... Has two younger brothers, Andrew and Zachary ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in economics.

STATISTICS

Overall Stats America East Stats
Year GP-GS Sh G A Pts GP-GS Sh G A Pts
2010 16-16 44 8 1 17 7-7 23 4 0 8
2009 18-17 38 11 4 26 7-7 18 4 1 9
2008 21-20 27 2 6 10 8-8 13 1 2 4
2007 20-14 28 6 4 16 8-7 17 3 3 9
Total 75-67 137 27 15 69 30-29 71 12 6 30

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