UIC Alum Pat McMahon Earns USL Recognition

Pat McMahon as a senior at UIC.
Pat McMahon as a senior at UIC.

June 25, 2014

CHICAGO – Former UIC men’s soccer standout and current defender for the Rochester Rhinos Pat McMahon was recently named to the United Soccer Leagues’ Team of the Week following a solid performance in the Rhinos’ 0-0 draw with the Oklahoma City Energy on Sunday, June 22. McMahon is in his first season with Rochester after a one-year stint with the Swedish club Ljungskile SK.

After playing in seven matches for Ljungskile, McMahon returned to the U.S. and has made an immediate impact with the Rhinos. He has played in 15 contests for Rochester so far this season and has tallied a total of 1178 minutes on the field while assisting in the team’s nine shutouts and 9-4-6 record.

On Wednesday night (June 25), McMahon and the Rhinos will face off against the New England Revolution in the Fifth Round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, with the winner advancing to the Quarterfinals. The Rhinos made it to the Round of 16 following a 1-0 upset over Major League Soccer’s D.C. United on June 17 and currently remain as the only USL PRO team still in the U.S. Open Cup.

McMahon started every game during his career at UIC from 2005-08 and owns the record for consecutive starts with 85. While he led the Flames’ defense that contributed to 43 shutouts in his four seasons of play, McMahon added to UIC’s offense with four career goals, including the game-winner to clinch the 2007 Horizon League Championship. McMahon additionally boasted Team of the Week honors from Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News while also being named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team during his senior campaign.