Ryan O'Gara

#17 Ryan O'Gara

Pos. IF
Ht. 6'1"
Wt. 200
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Buffalo Grove, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Buffalo Grove
2010: Appeared in 29 games, all starts, for the Crusaders … missed two months due to injury … led Valpo with a .388 batting average … went 6-for-6 at Jacksonville on Feb. 28 … had 13 multi-hit games … drove home three runs against Oklahoma (Feb. 26), Richmond (Feb. 27), and Youngstown State (May 14) … homered six times, including back-to-back games at UIC (May 20 and 22) … opened the season with a 12-game hitting streak … scored three times in game two of a doubleheader at Gardner-Webb on March 13 … finished with a .603 slugging percentage and a .450 on base percentage … posted a .987 fielding percentage … selected as the Horizon League Player of the Week on March 1 … named to the Horizon League’s Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Played in 37 games, making 33 starts for the Brown and Gold ... went 3-for-5 at Morehead State on Feb. 21 ... drove home three runs against Northwestern (May 5) ... homered in back-to-back games against Northwestern and Youngstown State (May 9) ... hit .278 on the year ... committed just one error, posting a .997 fielding percentage ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls.

2008: Played in 30 games as a rookie, making 22 starts ... made collegiate debut March 23 at Austin Peay ... went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in during game one of a twinbill against UIC on April 18 ... drove in three runs in game one of a twinbill against Butler on April 26, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning ... had four multi-hit games ... scored twice against Indiana on March 2 ... committed just one error in the field.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Bison ... a First Team All-State selection as a senior ... named Mid-Suburban League co-Player of the Year as a senior ... earned All-MSL honors ... an All-Great Northwest pick ... named to the Daily Herald All-Area Team ... hit .510 with eight homers as a senior ... set school record with 56 runs batted in and 18 doubles as a senior ... led team to the Elite Eight as a senior ... a member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Ryan is the son of Terry and Sheila O’Gara ... major is new-media journalism ... born Sept. 8, 1988.