UIC Soccer Alum Pat McMahon Teams Up with Former Flame in the Pros
Aug. 2, 2013
CHICAGO - Former UIC men's soccer standout Pat McMahon has signed a professional contract with the Swedish-based club Ljungskile SK. McMahon joins forces with Paul Tracy, a 2012 UIC graduate, who penned his own contract last week. McMahon competed for the Flames from 2005 to 2008, anchoring a defensive unit that was rated as one of the nation’s best. He was widely known for his ability to stop opponents’ top offensive attacks.
The Bolingbrook, Ill., native, started every game while at UIC and holds the program record for consecutive starts with 85. During his Flames’ tenure, McMahon earned numerous awards and distinctions, including a spot on the All-Horizon League Tournament Team his senior season. In 2007, he scored the deciding goal in the conference championship match and helped guide UIC to the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. McMahon has been playing professionally for the past two seasons in Australia.
On Sunday, August 4, McMahon and Ljungskile SK will play against former UIC Soccer First-Team All-American Baggio Husidic, who currently stars for Hammarby, another Swedish club based in Stockholm.
Ljungskile SK is located in Ljungskile, a town within the Uddevalla Municipality. The club was formed in 1926 and currently plays in Superettan. In 1990, Ljungskile SK was playing in the Swedish Division 5 and eventually gained promotion to Division 1 until they reached Allsvenskan in 1997. The club plays its home matches at Skarsjovallen, an 8,000-seat facility with a natural grass surface in Ljungskile.
McMahon graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business from UIC in May 2009.