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#17 - Ryan O'Gara
2008-09 Baseball
POS.
IF
B/T
L/L
HT.
6'1"
WT.
195
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Buffalo Grove, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Buffalo Grove
Ryan O'Gara
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.

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler