NMSU Women's Soccer Adds Oregon State Transfer

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team added Oregon State transfer Shea O’Connor for the 2019 season, head coach Rob Baarts announced on Thursday. O’Connor is set to compete as a junior this season.

“We are very excited to add Shea O’Connor to our 2019 roster from Oregon State. Shea will bring a tremendous hold up game for our forward line,” Baarts said. “We are adding a lot of pace in our flank play, which will fit Shea’s ability as a central forward to be a fantastic outlet for our midfield and back line. She loves to score goals and will be a force to be dealt with! Can’t wait to see what her next two years look like.”

2018: Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention...played in all 19 games with 13 starts...posted a season-high three shots against Dartmouth (Sept. 2).

2017: Appeared in 18 games with one goal on nine shots...knocked in the game winning goal against Portland State in overtime (Sept. 8)...recorded a season-high 55 minutes against BYU (Sept. 11).

High School: Three-time First-Team All-State selection at Creswell HS...named First-Team All-Conference three times...won conference MVP as a senior...her 117 goals are the most in conference history...played club for Eugene Timbers Futbol Club.

Personal: Daughter of Michele Pyeatt and Jason O'Connor...Mother is a nurse practitioner and father is a medical sales rep...has one brother, Liam, and four sisters, Maddy, Jessica, Andrea and Sarah...cousin Lindsay ran track for Western Colorado...uncle swam at South Dakota State.