No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
Appeared in all 14 games, making four starts, as a short stick defensive midfielder … Scooped up 11 ground balls, a season-best two coming against Villanova (2/21), Penn (2/28) and Rutgers (4/19) … Caused six turnovers … Recorded a caused turnover in consecutive games against UMass (3/14) and Denver (3/21), and Johns Hopkins (4/11) and Rutgers (4/19).
Played in all 13 games ... Scored a goal against Dartmouth (3/18) ... Collected seven ground balls, with a season-high two against Villanova ... Caused three turnovers: against Denver (3/10), Delaware (4/19) and Hofstra (4/26).
Appeared in all 17 games, primarily as a short-stick defensive midfielder ... Registered three points on a goal and two assists, while picking up four ground balls and causing two turnovers ... Tallied two assists in collegiate debut in a win over Michigan (2/9) ... Collected a season-high two ground balls vs. Ohio State (3/2) ... Scored first collegiate goal in a 16-7 win over Hofstra (4/27) ... Caused a turnover vs. Towson (4/13) and Yale (5/11).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Named a USILA All-American senior year while serving as a co-captain and earning second-team All-State ... Ranked No. 19 midfielder in recruiting class by ESPN Rise ... Helped lead St. Augustine Prep to non-Public Group A finals appearances in 2010 and 2011 ... Earned honorable mention All-State junior year ... Named first-team All-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2011 and 2012 ... Lettered three years in lacrosse at St. Augustine Prep ... Played club lacrosse with Tri-State Lacrosse and SouthShore Lacrosse.
Thomas Carl O'Neill, Jr. was born August 29, 1993 in Shamong, N.J. ... Parents are Tom and Lisa O'Neill ... Has two older sisters, Sarah and Jesse ... Father, Tom, lettered four years at Susquehanna in football, mother, Lisa, played field hockey for three years at North Carolina and sister, Sarah, played one year of lacrosse at Lehigh ... Majoring in management information systems