Getting to Know Jordan O'Reilly
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/14/2011

"Getting to Know" features on different field hockey players will be posted on all season long, so check back often to get an in-depth look at the Golden Bears.

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