18   Francis Otira
Francis Otira

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
London, England

High School:
Finchley Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
D

Birthdate:
09/12/1988


05/15/2013

Fifty Huskie Student-Athletes Earn NIU Degrees

Graduates Represent 15 Northern Illinois Teams and 25 Different Majors

04/19/2012

The Victors Set for May 3; Help Vote for Top Performance

Annual awards show moves to DeKalb's historic Egyptian Theatre

12/12/2011

Four Huskies Earn NSCAA All-Great Lakes Team Honors

Francis Otira and James Stevenson earn second team recognition

11/19/2011

Huskies Travel to Meet Creighton in NCAA Second Round

NIU faces second-seeded Blue Jays on Sunday in Omaha

11/16/2011

NIU Opens NCAA Tournament Thursday Against Western Illinois

Huskies host first round game at 1 p.m. at NIU Soccer Complex

11/16/2011

Men's Soccer - 2011 Mid-American Conference Champions

Highlights from the celebration of the NIU men's soccer team's 1-0 win over Western Michigan

2011: Earned NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team, All-MAC First Team and All-MAC Tournament Team honors. Named Co-MAC Player of the Week (Sept. 13) and College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 13). Received All-Tournament Team recognition at the Michigan Invitational, NIU/adidas Invitational and Northwestern Lakeside Classic. Played and started all 21 games during the season. Recorded one point on the season, an assist against Xavier. Played the full 90 minutes in 18 of 19 matches played. Helped the Huskie defense post 12 shutouts, second-most in school history, and a season goals against average of 0.70.

2010:
Started and played 16 matches on the season. Scored a goal and registered a pair of assists. Scored the game-winning goal against Holy Cross. Recorded an assist on Juan Hoyos' game-winner against Gonzaga. Named the Northwestern Lakeside Classic MVP for his performance against Holy Cross and Gonzaga, also earned College Soccer News National Team of the Week honors and co-Mid-American Conference Player of the Week recognition. Tallied his second assist on James Stevenson's second goal at Bradley.

2009: Saw action in 16 matches, earning 13 starts. Scored the Huskies second goal in a 3-0 win over Seattle on a cross by Brad Horton. Assisted Tim King's goal in a 1-2 loss against MAC opponent Hartwick. Placed shots on goal against Lafayette, Seattle and Milwaukee.

2008: Registered time in 10 matches while starting five. Saw action as a central defender against No. 2 SMU, No. 6 Akron and No. 22 Duke during his first collegiate season. Took nine shots with one shot on goal.

High School/Club: Captained the Hertfordshire County FA U-18 squad and the Borehamwood FC U-18, which won the Southern County Cup and English Conference Cup.

Personal: Born Sept. 12, 1988. Son of Zoolanda and Joseph Otira. Enjoys recording films and reading.

Season GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots Shot % SOG Shot % GW PK-Att
2008 10-5 0 0 0 9 .000 1 .111 0 0-0
2009 16-6 1 1 3 3 .333 3 1.000 0 0-0
2010 16-16 1 2 4 8 .125 3 .375 1 0-0
2011 21-21 0 1 1 15 .000 9 .600 0 0-0
TOTAL 63-55 2
4
8 35
.057 16 .457 1 0-0
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