We've done our share in documenting Shane O'Neill's quick rise from high school basketball star to Colorado Rapids starting defender to the U.S. Under-20 World Cup team. What we haven't touched on much is that Shane is part of a larger sports family.
Local CBS 4 sports reporter Vic Lombardi met up with Shane and his parents and five siblings a couple of weeks ago.
In a related note, Burgundy Wave editor Chris White wrote in a column about the fear of Shane one day chosing to play for Ireland instead of the U.S. Men's National Team. Check out the video feature above and you can hear why Shane's birth country is still such a big part of his every day life.