No. 15 Penn State men's lacrosse defeated No. 9 Denver in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 17.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013:
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. to Tom and Lisa O'Neill...Has two older sisters, Sarah and Jesse...From an athletic family as 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...Intends to major in business.
QUOTING O'NEILL ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it has a rich tradition, great supporting alumni and the big college atmosphere."