On O'Brien: Good midfield player who has been a loyal performer ... Adds depth to the Wildcats group of midfielders ... Team member for three years after joining as a walk-on during the spring of her freshman season.
Awards: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2010).
Career: Played in 12 games with one start ... Scored one career goal on a penalty kick attempt versus DePaul (2010) ... Took three shots and had one shot on goal.
Big East Regular Season: Appeared in six games with one start ... Scored her only career goal in a 2-0 win over DePaul (2010).
2010: Played in eight games with one start ... Scored one goal on two shots, with the goal coming off of a penalty kick; BIG EAST: Played in four games with one start ... Converted a penalty kick in a 2-0 win over DePaul for her first career goal ... Started that game on Senior Day ... Played a career-high 32 minutes at Pittsburgh.
2009: Appeared in games against Davidson and Georgetown, coming off the bench to play 14 minutes in each contest.
2008: Saw action in two games off the bench, including season opener against UMBC, when she registered one shot; BIG EAST: Played in season finale against Louisville.
Archbishop Prendergast High School: Lettered four years in both soccer and lacrosse and also played basketball ... Named second team All-Catholic League as a freshman and sophomore and was a first team selection as a junior and senior ... Four-time Delaware County Daily Times all-star selection ... Named All-Delco second team pick as a senior after being an honorable mention choice the previous two years ... In lacrosse was a three-time All-Catholic League selection, three-time All-Delco honoree and four-time Delaware County Daily Times all-star ... Scored 100 goals playing lacrosse ... Named to the first honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born 8/11/89 in Havertown, Pa. ... Youngest of five children of James and Nancy O'Brien ... Siblings are Sean (35), Seamus (33), Kelly (31) and Molly (26) ... Sean played football for four years at the Coast Guard Academy while Seamus and Kelly each rowed for Villanova ... Communications major.