19 - Jessica O'Leary
Jessica O'Leary
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Millbury, Mass.
High School: Marianapolis Prep School
Position: F

As a junior (2010): Appeared in 20 matches, including 18 starts…Posted three goals and a career-high three assists to equal her personal-best of nine points…Opened the season with a goal against North Georgia (Sep. 2)…Scored in back-to-back matches against Mars Hill (Sep. 8) and Limestone (Sep. 11)…Assisted on the match-winner against Mars Hill.

As a sophomore (2009): Appeared in 20 matches, including 14 starts…Recorded two goals…Scored in back-to-back matches against Belmont Abbey (Oct. 6) and Trevecca Nazarene (Oct. 13).

As a freshman (2008): Appeared in 20 matches, including 11 starts…Fourth on the team in goals (four) and fifth in points (nine)…Scored the match-winner in her collegiate debut at Ferrum (Sep. 2)…Notched her second goal of the season against Brevard (Sep. 8)…Tallied the match-winner at St. Andrews (Sep. 13)…Posted her first career assist against Southern Virginia (Oct. 27).

High School: Graduated from Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, Conn…Coached by Esad Darman…Four-time all-league selection…Two-time all-conference honoree…Two-time team MVP…Boston Globe All-Star in 2006…School career and single-season record-holder for most goals and points…Played club soccer for Delta FC…Coached by Andrew Hush.

Personal: Born on July 10, 1990 in Worcester, Mass…Daughter of Thomas and Nancy O’Leary…Cousin Steve Perhoda played lacrosse at Hartford University…Majoring in business administration and international studies…Plans to participate in a study abroad internship and pursue a master’s degree in international relations…Conference Carolinas all-Academic team...Member of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society.

More about Jessica: Favorite book: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”…Favorite musical artist: Citizens Cope…Favorite song: “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows…Favorite sports team: Arsenal…Favorite athlete: Carlos Tevez of Manchester City….Jessica can’t imagine a week without: Exercise…Jessica’s advice to kids: “Always try new things”…Favorite color: Red…Favorite food: Sushi…Favorite sport other than soccer: Equestrian…People Jessica most admires: Her parents…Best advice Jessica has ever been given: “Never quit”…When Jessica was a kid, she tried to be like: Former US Olympic soccer player Julie Foudy.