Just the facts
Full name: Kelsey Maryhelen O’Brien
Born: Nov. 2, 1992
Birthplace: Columbus, Ga.
Parents: Christine and Fred O’Brien
Siblings: Patrick (19), Marissa (15), Courtney (14)
Major: Business foundation
High school coach: Wendy Wilson
While with VCU
- Played in 13 games her debut season.
- Ended the year with one goal and a 1.000 shooting percentage.
Prior to VCU
- Voted a NFCHA Second Team All-American in 2009.
- Two-time South Region All-American nod (2008 and 2009).
- Played an integral part in Tabb’s VHSL AA State title runs in 2008 and 2009.
- Played for 2008 National High School Coach of the Year, Wendy Wilson, and helped Tabb outscore its opponents by a staggering 197-2 margin as a senior in 2009.
- Selected as District, Regional, and Virginia High School League AA State Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
- Competed in the National Futures Championships in 2008 and 2009.
- Junior Olympics selection in 2008.
- Was selected to and participated in USFHA’s Junior National Camp in 2009.
- 2009 Olympic Developmental Selection.
Getting to know Kelsey O’Brien
- Member of Peninsula Field Hockey Club.
- Also participated in two seasons of indoor track and four years of varsity soccer in high school.
- Has also lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., Monterey Calif. and West Point, N.Y.