The United Soccer Coaches has announced that Luther College senior midfielder, Aidan O’Driscoll, a 2015 graduate of Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School, St. Louis Park, Minn., has been named a Division III Soccer All-American. With this honor, he becomes the fourth Luther player in school history to be named an All-American and the first since 2013, all under the direction of Head Coach Chris Garcia-Prats.
The United Soccer Coaches recognized 49 Division III All-Americans, 15 on the first team and 17 on both the second and third teams. O’Driscoll was a third-team honoree.
“Aidan has been one of the best players in the country the last couple of years and it is great to see him be recognized,” stated Garcia-Prats. “He has made a massive impact on and off the field for our program.”
During the 2018 campaign, the Norse qualified for the NCAA III National Tournament after capturing the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) Tournament championship. The tournament title was the eighth in school history and second in the past three years. Luther advanced to the quarterfinals of the national tournament before being eliminated by the University of Chicago 1-0 in overtime. Luther’s quarterfinal appearance was the third in school history (1996, 2001, 2018). Luther finished with an overall record of 19-4-1.
O’Driscoll, who earlier this month was named the A-R-C Offensive MVP and a first-team all-North Region selection, was credited with 15 points during the 2018 campaign, thanks to six goals and three assists. He completed his career making 85 appearances that included 74 starts. He scored 16 goals and had 8 assists for 40 points.
O’Driscoll is the son of Trisha Barry and Sean O’Driscoll of Minneapolis, Minnesota.