Hometown: Amherst, Mass.
Birth Year: 1970
Current Residence: Edmond, Okla.
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 – Intercontinental Cup. 2011 – Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (silver)... Competed in July in the 2011 Continental Cup in Kettering, England… Competed in May with the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team in the Sarajevo Open in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 2010 – Helped the U.S. Men's Sitting Team to 10th place at Sitting World Championships in Oklahoma... Parapan American Championship in Denver, Colo. (Silver Medal)… WOWD World Cup in Said, Egypt (Fifth Place).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Ed was part of the U.S. Men's Sitting team that finished eighth place at the 2011 Continental Cup in Kettering, Elngland. Ed was part of the team that competed in two exhibition matches against Canada in a joint training camp that won both matches. 2010 – Ed played in 25 sets as libero for the U.S. Men and posted 39 "excellent" receptions, 1.56 per set, a team high. He was also tied for first with Duda on digs with 29, 1.16 per set.
PERSONAL: Born Edward Eugene O’Neil on March 1, 1970 in Northampton, Mass. … Parents are Edward P. and Mary A. O’Neil… Married to Shalynn R. O’Neil… Has three children, Addison, Jack and Sophie… Began playing in 1985 for the Amherst High School Boys’ JV team… He is a left leg below knee amputee after being wounded in Iraq by an IED in May 2008… Favorite food is Italian… Favorite book is ‘The Old Man and The Sea’ by Ernest Hemingway… Favorite musical genre is rock… Favorite sports teams are the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox… His interests include cycling and running… His most admired person is his father because “he always set a great example of hard work and determination to accomplish any goal”… Lists the “day I met my wife and having kids” as the happiest moment in his life.
Updated December 2012