MU Lacrosse (W) BIO
1 Molly O'Brien
Chosen as captain prior to 2011-12 season

2011 (Senior): Played and started in all 17 games in the midfield… Registered a point in every game and at least a goal in all but one contest.. Finished the season second on the team in goals, assists and points… Had 31 goals on the season, highlighted by a four-goal effort in a win over Lafayette (3/2)… Registered five points against the leopards… Tallied four points in games against Fairfield (2/19) and Central Connecticut State (3/25)… Scored the game-winning goal against Long Island (4/3)… Had three goal efforts against  Mount St. Mary’s (13-10) and Quinnipiac (4/23)…  Collected 16 ground balls and caused 10 turnovers.

2010 (Junior): Saw action all 18 games as a junior in the midfield and made 17 starts… Scored 18 goals and added a career-high 10 assists for a total of 28 points… Her goal and point totals ranked fifth on the squad and her 10 helpers tied her for fourth on the team… Had an assist in the season opener at Fairfield (2/21)… Totaled four points, three goals and an assist, in the 11-7 win against Mount Saint Mary’s (3/19)… Tallied four points, including three goals at Quinnipiac (4/1)… Found the back of the net three times on three shots in a victory over Central Connecticut State (4/11)… Had a goal and an assist in the Hawks 10-5 win at Long Island (4/16)… Had a two point performance (1g-1a) in the NEC quarterfinal at Quinnipiac (4/23).

2009 (Sophomore): Started all 18 games for the Hawks... Finished tied for fourth on the team in points with 32... Tallied 24 goals and eight assists on the season... Scored two goals and an assist against Fairfield in her first collegiate game (2/22)... Scored multiple goals in eight different contests... Earned NEC Rookie of the Week honors on 3/23... Scored four goals and assisted on two others for a six point effort against Central Connecticut State (4/5)... Had a five point effort (3g-2a) in win over LIU (4/17)... Finished with 26 ground balls, which was third on the team... Caused a pair of turnovers and collected four ground balls against Villanova (3/15).

2008 (Freshman): Did not participate as a freshman.

High School: Earned four letters for the Indians... 2005 All-League honorable mention... Tabbed as All-League Second Team and All-Area honorable mention in 2006... All-Area Second Team and All-League 1st team in senior season... Leading scorer and assist leader in 2007.

Personal: Daughter of Ken and Debbie O’Brien... Born on May 11, 1989... Major is communications.



O'Brien's Career Stats:

2009 18 18 24 8 32 55 26 4 10
2010 18 17 18 10 28 50 8 2 7
2011 17 17 31 12 43 86 16 7 10
TOTAL 54 52 73 30 103 191 50 13 27

Position: Attacker
Height: 5'1"
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Kennett Square, Pa.
High School: Unionville
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