UCLA Women's Water Polo BIO
Kelsey O'Brien
Player Profile:
Kelsey O'Brien 1764738
Position: Attacker
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif.
High School: Santa Barbara
Experience: 1 Letter

Played in 20 matches with three starts ... Scored 12 goals, including a career-high three goals against Loyola Marymount (1/24) ... On defense, she recorded 12 steals ... Earned MPSF All-Academic honors. 

Played in 26 matches without a start ... Scored eight goals, including three on power plays and three on counterattacks ... Recorded a career-high of two goals against CS Monterey Bay (1/25) ... Added nine assists and four earned exclusions on offense ... On defense, she recorded 10 steals and one field block ... Earned a spot on the Winter and Spring DHR.

High School
Eight-time letterwinner in swimming and water polo for Coach Mark Walsh at Santa Barbara High School ... In water polo, she was a three-time First-Team All CIF selection ... Was a four-time First-Team All-Channel League choice ... Led SBHS to a pair of Channel League titles ... Two-time team captain (2012 and '13) ... In 104 career games played, she scored 249 goals, recorded 296 steals and 217 assists, and drew 100 ejections ... In swimming, she was a two-time CIF Div. I finalist in the 50 Free and a 2012 finalist in the 200 Free ... Also served as captain of the swim team as a senior.

Veteran member of the USA Water Polo program ... Six-time USA All-American, two-time co-MVP of the USA National Junior Olympics Team ... Five-time USA National Junior Olympics champion ... Three-time U.S. Club champion.

Chose UCLA for the "academic and athletic opportunities, and to win a national championship" ... Lists her greatest thrill as advancing to seven Junior Olympics finals ... Admires multi-gold medalist Michael Phelps, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant ... Enjoys surfing, beach volleyball and traveling as hobbies ... Taught herself how to swim ... Father Patrick coached the UC Santa Barbara water polo team for 10 years ... Born in her hometown ... Undeclared major.


Kelsey O'Brien's Career Statistics
2014 26/0 8 18 .444 9 10 1 4
2015 20/3 12 27 .444 6 12 0 4
Totals 46/3 20 45 .444 15 22 1 8



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