Marissa O'Leary

Senior - Midfielder 5-9

Fayetteville, Ark.

A strong player, O'Leary is a veteran who can help the Commodores in both the midfield and defense. Last year, she moved from defender to midfield and got more involved with the offense, recording a career-high six shots. Her experience and leadership will be counted on this year for the Commodores.

As A Junior (2001): Played in all 17 games, starting 13...Had a career-high six shots on the season...Assisted on the Commodores' final goal vs. Alabama...Had a career-high 3 shots in Vanderbilt's upset of Georgia.

As A Sophomore (2000): Recorded first career assist and point at Georgia...Contributed as a back-up defender, making 14 apperances overall and six in SEC games.

As A Freshman (1999): Spent most of the season as a substitute midfielder…Saw time in 16 games, nine of them were SEC games…Made her first career start against Mississippi State…Recorded two shots on the season with both coming against Mississippi State.

High School/Club: A four-year letterwinner, who was named all-state in 1999 after scoring 14 goals and 23 assists…Helped her team win three state titles in 1996, 1998-99 and earned all-tournament team honors in 1999…A two-year team captain…Scored 17 goals and 22 assists her junior year…Led her club team to six straight state championship titles and was on the ODP state team for four years…Competed with the ODP team in Costa Rica in August 1997.

Worth Knowing: Marissa Lynn O'Leary…Born 12/22/81…Daughter of Paul and Awilda O'Leary… Major is Chemical Engineering…Class Valedictorian…Earned the high school scholar athlete award in 1999 and was a member of the National Honor Society.


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