UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
The most widely recruited transfer player in the nation, O'Brien comes to UCSB after a very successful freshman campaign with the Toreros...Appeared in a total of 19 games and started 14 for a San Diego team that finished with a 10-8-1 overall record and a 5-6-1 mark in West Coast Conference play...Was third on the squad with six goals and four assists for 16 points in 2006...A NSCAA Freshman All-American, O'Brien was also named to the All-WCC second team...Earned West Coast Conference co-freshman of the year honors for his performance.
Was a member of FC United from 2002-07...Amassed 70 goals and 59 assists during his six years with the club ...Led the squad to a regional championship and to the national title match in 2004.
Played center midfield for four years at Decatur High School in Tacoma, Wash. where he earned NSCAA All-American honors...Tallied 38 goals and 29 assists for the Gators...Was a First Team All-South Puget Sound League selection all four years...Named the league most valuable player as a sophomore and then again as a senior...Selected as the Washington State Gatorade Player of the Year after his senior season at DHS...Also played golf for the Gators as a freshman and sophomore and played football as a senior.
Ciaran Patrick O'Brien was born November 17, 1987 in Federal Way, Wash....Enters his first year at UCSB as a business economics major...Would like to own his own business some day...When he is not playing soccer he is usually knitting...He cannot do without his bowling ball...Before a game he likes to listen to Prince...Roots for Liverpool and his favorite athlete LeBron James...Starfire is his favorite place to play...His favorite movie is "Dumb and Dumber"...Can be found watching "Entourage" or reading "GQ"...Old Man and the Sea is his favorite book..."Pac Man" is his favorite video game...Can best be described as "a sweet dude"...Would like people to know he will be wearing full head gear this year...Has an older brother Leighton and and older sister Erika...Son of Fran and Valerie O'Brien.
Year MP MS G A P Shots GWG 2006* 19 14 6 4 16 36 2 Totals 19 14 6 4 16 36 2
*At the University of San Deigo