Conor Behan

Conor Behan moved from Dublin, Ireland to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Check out his NCAA story here.

University of North Carolina Asheville

An excerpt from the UNC Asheville Website: "At UNC Asheville, we encourage bold students to explore the world in meaningful and unexpected ways. Critical inquiry, dialogue, and curiosity are the heart of your expansive liberal arts and sciences education. First Year Seminars prepare you for interdisciplinary thinking, broadening perspectives, and the transition to college. You’ll benefit from small class sizes and meaningful faculty mentorship. Experiential learning is accessible for everyone, with 65% of undergraduates participating in research across 65+ academic programs. NCAA DI Athletics and beloved annual traditions like Rocky palooza and Turning of the Maples bring campus to life. In Asheville, our Bulldogs benefit from one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S., with more than 500,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountains to call home."

Conor Behan's Awards & Honors

Big South Conference All-Conference First Team (2023)

Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (Oct. 17, 2023)

Big South Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week(Oct. 16, 2023)

Big South Offensive Player of the Week - August 30, 2021

Spring 2021 Big South All-Freshman Team

Big South Freshman of the Week - February 23, 2021


2023 Fall Season (Senior) - Appeared in all 18matches this season, making 15 starts...Finished the season tied for the team lead and tied for ninth in the Big South Conference in goals with four...Finished second on the team and tied for fourth in the conference in assists with five...Totaled 13 points on the season, second on the team...Scored goals against Queens (N.C.) (Sept. 1), Radford (two, Oct. 14) and at Winthrop (Oct. 28)...Tallied assists against Navy (Aug. 24), at Queens(N.C.) (Sept. 1), VMI (Sept. 16), against USC Upstate (Nov. 1) and at HighPoint (Nov. 11)...Named the Big South Conference Co-Offensive Player of theWeek (Oct. 16)...Named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (Oct.17)...Named to Big South Conference All-Conference First Team.


2022 Fall Season (Junior) - Finished fourth on the team in points with eight, totalling three goals and two assists...Scored goals against Presbyterian, Radford and USC Upstate...Both assists came againstGeorgia Southern.


2021 Fall Season (Sophomore) - Led the team with seven points in 2021...Scored a pair of goals and added three assists during the fall season in 16 matches played...The sophomore played over 1,200 minutes for the Bulldogs and totaled 34 shot attempts...Netted goals against NorthernKentucky and College of Charleston... Behan's assists came against NorthernKentucky, Presbyterian, and VMI...Was named the Big South's Offensive Player of the Week on August 30.


2021 Spring Season (Freshman) - Named to All-BigSouth Freshman squad...Started six of eight games played...Scored two goals and dished out one assists on 12 shots...Opened up career with goal in win over Longwood, leading to Freshman of the Week honors...Netted a goal against USC Upstate, registered assist at Presbyterian.


Prior to UNC Asheville - Served as the team captain for his U19 squad … Made his competitive debut in the EA Sports Cup, assisting on the game-winning goal … His U17 team were national runners up in 2018, and he served as team captain for the U15 team that won the league title …Represented the Republic of Ireland on developmental squads at the U15 and U16levels … Earned multiple Player of the Year and Top Goal Scorer awards at the schoolboy level.

Client Testimonial

Here's what Conor's mum, Karen, had to say about working with SSUSA: 

"As the parent of a StudentAthlete who went out to the USA in August 2020, I would just like to acknowledge the work that SSUSA put into securing my son a Scholarship that he is really happy with. Both myself & my son found Lyle & Alex to be very professional in their work, any questions or queries were quickly addressed by the lads. We would highly recommend SSUSA to any potential student athletes looking to follow the American Dream!!!"

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