Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#17 - Ryan O'Gara
2009-10 Baseball
POS.
IF
B/T
L/L
HT.
6'0"
WT.
215
YR.
Jr.
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.

M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo