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Caly O'Brien

2024 Head Coach

The Ohio State University

Caly O'Brien

Ohio State Career

  • A two-time Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selection

  • Has played in 38 games, with 26 starts; 26 points, on 13 goals and 13 assists, along with 56 ground balls, 10 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers, through first three years of her career

2022 (Junior Season)

  • Saw action in all 16 games, with 15 starts

  • Notched nine goals and two assists for 11 points, along with 24 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers

  • Hat trick in two of first three games – vs. Robert Morris Feb. 12 and vs. Marquette Feb. 20

  • Also scored Feb. 27 at Colorado, March 15 vs. Marist and March 19 at Northwestern

  • Assists came at Michigan April 8 and at Johns Hopkins April 23

  • Four ground balls vs. the Golden Eagles and March 10 vs. Duquesne and had three at Louisville March 31 and vs. Rutgers April 28

  • Caused three turnovers vs. the Scarlet Knights and had two in games vs. Marquette and Louisville

  • Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree

2021 (Sophomore Season)

  • Played in all 13 games, starting 11

  • Led team with 26 ground balls and tied for second with 14 caused turnovers

  • Three caused turnovers against both Northwestern April 8 and Michigan April 16, with two against Rutgers Feb. 28 and Maryland March 20

  • Picked up four groundballs in four games – Feb. 28 vs. Rutgers, March 18 vs. Maryland, March 28 vs. Penn State and April 8 vs. Northwestern; had three in two other contests

  • Goals vs. Northwestern April 8 and Michigan April 16, with an assist March 5 vs. Johns Hopkins

  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

2020 (Freshman Season)

  • Appeared in all nine games

  • Finished the season with eight goals, ranking seventh on the squad, and added two assists for 10 points

  • Eight goals came on 12 shots on goal

  • Picked up six ground balls and registered five draw controls

  • Had five caused turnovers

  • Scored at least once in five games

  • Registered first career hat trick against No. 12 Stony Brook Feb. 15

Prior to Ohio State

  • Six-time letterwinner in lacrosse

  • Two-time captain

  • Four-time all-county and all-tournament honoree

  • 2019 Third Team All-American

  • Named 2018 and ’19 team MVP and led high school team in goals and points as a senior

  • Played for Yellow Jackets club program for four years and LI Top Guns for four years

  • Golden Key recipient for 15 varsity seasons


  • Daughter of Denise and Bill

  • Brother, Sean, played lacrosse at Army West Point, graduating in 2020, and brother, Brett, attends St. Joseph’s College and plays lacrosse

  • Health science major

  • Plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist

  • Enjoys boating

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