Sean O'Connor (soccer)
|Full name||Sean O'Connor|
|Date of birth||July 15, 1984|
|Place of birth||La Crescenta, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|2002–2005||Belmont Abbey Crusaders|
|2007–2008||San Fernando Valley Quakes||2||(0)|
|2011||→ Charleston Battery (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 22, 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
College and Amateur
O'Connor attended Saint Francis High School, leading them to a CIF title in 2001 as 1st Team All-CIF Goalkeeper, played club soccer in the Coast Soccer League for the Burbank Red Machine, and played college soccer at Belmont Abbey College, where he was twice named All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference and, as captain, guided Belmont-Abbey to the 2005 CVAC championship.
During his college years O'Connor was on the roster of the San Fernando Valley Quakes in the USL Premier Development League for two seasons, but only saw action in two games in 2007, both shutouts.
Having not been drafted by Major League Soccer out of college, O'Connor played several seasons of amateur and semi professional soccer in the Los Angeles area, including coaching for the Crescenta Valley soccer club.
O'Connor attended open tryouts held by Carolina RailHawks in early 2010 and impressed head coach Martin Rennie. He was subsequently signed to his first professional contract by Carolina in March, 2010.