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Sophomore Jordan O'Reilly has already won two NorPac West Offensive Player of the Week honors this season, the second coming for her efforts while playing in front of hometown crowds over the course of the three-game (in four days) Philadelphia road trip. During the Philly trip, she scored three goals with an assist. The first goals of her collegiate career came in the second game of this season when she scored in the victory over Michigan State.
A member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad as a freshman, O'Reilly carried a 4.3 grade point average through high school and was an Academic All-American at Upper Dublin High School in Penn. in both 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Here are some things you may not know about Jordan O'Reilly:
Places in the world you want to travel: The Galapagos Islands or Australia
Places in the world you have traveled: Norway, Italy, France, Greece, Costa Rica, Croatia
Weird fact not many people know about you: I've gone to the north pole
If you were to write a movie, what would it be about? A suspense thriller
As an athlete, the item that best represents you: My Sneakers
Favorite part of practice: Playing competitive small games.
Secret food cravings: Mint chocolate or coconut ice cream
Favorite type of cookie: A warm chocolate chip cookie
Favorite movie from the past year: Despicable Me
Where you see yourself in 10 years: Living in a city
Favorite sport other than field hockey: Lacrosse or skiing
Dangerous thing I would do if there were no risks: Swim with great whites
Place in the world you would like to help out In Central America, teaching English or building houses
Person you look up to and have always wanted to meet: Chelsea Handler
Your secret addiction: Watching movies
Reason you picked your jersey number: Tradition
Number of miles you are from home: 3000
Age when you first played field hockey: 9th grade
How would you describe your game when you first started playing? Confusion
Your teammates say you are: Sassy
What you love most about Cal: The people I have met
What you love most about living in the Bay Area: The landscape and being close to the city