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Michele O'Brien
Michele O'Brien

Assistant Coach


Women's Soccer Announces Dates for 2013 Summer Camp Programs

College Prep Overnight Camp set for June 28-30; Day Camp runs July 8-12


Women's Soccer Announces Camp Dates

Program Includes Spring Prep Clinic, Summer Camp, College Prep Overnight Camp

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Assistant coach Michele O'Brien joined the women's soccer program on Feb. 16, 2009 and brought along elite-level playing and coaching experience to the sidelines of Wish Field as a member of Ireland's National Team since 2003. O'Brien helped lead Team Ireland to the 2011 European Championships.

She works alongside head coach Erin Chastain in all aspects of the program including recruiting, scouting and player development.

In addition to her National Team experience with Ireland, O'Brien played seven seasons in the USL W-League and playedwith the United Kingdom for the Arsenal Ladies Football Club. Arsenal, the most successful team in the U.K., competed in world-class events such as the European Cup and FA Cup. In the USL, she played six seasons for the Long Island Rough Riders before one season with New Jersey Sky Blue. Ireland has been ranked 27th in the FIFA World Rankings out of 116 national teams from around the globe.

O'Brien served as an assistant coach at Columbia University from 2005-07 and was an assistant at New York University from 2004-05. She played collegiately at Florida International University from 1998-2001 and was a two-time Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. She also earned first-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors twice and was a two-time All-Sun Belt Tournament selection. O'Brien is FIU's all-time leader in shots (288), goals (58) and points (134) and is second in program history in assists (18).