NAME: Meghan O'Brien
SCHOOL: Indian Hill High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2021
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: "Scoring the only goal in the 2018 state match to win over Bay Village."
HEIGHT: 5'8"-125 lbs.
PARENTS: Michael & Lisa
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Ashley O'Brien (sister)
FUTURE GOAL: Commit to a college to further my athletic and academic career.
Indian Hill senior Meghan O'Brien is a two-sport star in soccer and track. In soccer, the Enquirer named her to its preseason list of the Top 10 girls' soccer players to watch in the city in 2020. She has scored three goals in her first three games this season.
Last season as a junior, Meghan as a soccer striker helped her team capture another CHL title, the sixth title in the last seven years, and the eighth league title overall. The team finished the season 12-4-2 (5-0-2 in CHL league play).
In 18 games last season, Meghan scored 19 goals (3rd in the CHL) and had eight assists for 46 points. She had numerous multi-goal games, including a three-goal hat trick vs. Deer Park plus two-goal games vs. Fenwick, Ross, Reading, Finneytown, Wyoming and Goshen. She was named second team all-CHL and first team all-city (Enquirer).
Meghan also competed in track her sophomore year. (Her junior year, the coronavirus pandemic wiped out school spring sports.) She helped her team capture a third straight over all CHL team championship and the school's first-ever over all Ohio state Div. II team championship. She was on the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams that won the CHL titles. The 4x400 relay team also won the regional and state championships, and Meghan earned 1st team all-CHL and 1st team all-city Div. II honors. The time of 3:49.30 in the 4x400 relay at state set a Jesse Owens Stadium record.
A great student with a 4.06 weighted GPA, Meghan is active in community service. She plans to play soccer at the next level, but has not yet committed to a college.
Her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Rose Lavalle, favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and favorite movie is The Waterboy.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Meghan is a dedicated student-athlete who continuously challenges herself both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Meghan embraces new opportunities and thrives in a competitive environment. Meghan's relentless work rate, resilience and fearless competitive spirit are qualities that separate Meghan from her competitors."
— Amy Dunlap, Soccer Coach