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Maddie O'Beirne
Player Profile:
Maddie O'Beirne 916399
Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vienna, Va.
High School: George C. Marshall HS
Major: Environmental Studies
Experience: 4 Letters

Four-time letter winner for the Blue Hens that graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies from the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment • three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree • member of Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society) • CAA All-Academic Team selection.

Saw action in 11 contests for the three-time CAA Champion Hens • missed first half of the season after battling symptoms of a concussion • started lone game of the year in team’s 2-1 victory over No. 12 Old Dominion (Oct. 25) • picked up an assist versus Towson (Oct. 23) •  CAA All-Academic Team selection • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll • Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society) • ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad • Team Spirit/UD Sportsmanship Award.

Appeared in all 22 games while starting 19 for the back-to-back CAA champion Blue Hens • finished year with four points on two goals • made first start of season against Pacific (Aug. 30) • four of five shots recorded were shots on goal • collected goal in loss to Hofstra (Oct. 26) • registered team’s lone goal in NCAA Tournament loss to Kent State (Nov. 12) • CAA Academic Honor Roll • National College Athlete Honor Society.

Made an immediate impact following a redshirt season • saw playing time in all 22 games in a year in which the Blue Hens collected a program-record 17 victories in 2013 in addition to earning both the CAA regular season and tournament championships en route to the fifth NCAA Tournament berth in school history • registered a career-best day against Michigan State on Sept. 15; tallied four points on two goals against the Spartans • scored first career goal in team’s 2-1 over Lafayette on Sept. 8 • dished out first career assist in home opening win vs. Central Michigan on Sept 6 • finished year with four goals and one assist for nine points • CAA Rookie of the Week for Sept. 17 • NFHCA National Academic Squad • voted Team Most Improved Player.

Did not see game action • NFHCA National Academic Squad.

Three-year starter and two-time team Most Valuable Player at Marshall High School for head coach Christina Carroll • team went 14-5 her senior year • enjoyed her best season as a senior when she collected first team All-Liberty District, first team All-Northern Region, and second team All-State honors • earned all-district and all-region honors as a junior three-year starting guard in basketball • four-year starter in soccer as a forward and goalkeeper • three-time all-district selection who was team Most Valuable Player as a junior • competed at the National Futures Championships through USA Field Hockey and played club hockey with Capitol Pegasus •  Optimist Club Award for Sports Excellence.

Madison McDowell "Maddie" O'Beirne (“oh-burn”) • daughter of Bill and Eileen O'Beirne • born November 1, 1993 • environmental studies major with a minor in geography • would like to go into teaching after college • father is a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administrator and a Coastal Zone Management Specialist and mother is a family therapist • mother attended Drew University where she played field hockey and lacrosse • has an older brother and younger sister • interned at the Living Oceans Foundation during the summer of 2014 • enjoys movies, playing ultimate frisbee, reading, playing card games and dancing • was a model when she was age 10 • family owns six pets, including a ferret • loves shaved ice and recycling • worked with Environmental Outreach in teaching kids about saving energy and renewable energy in the summer of 2015 • dream job is to be an actress on Saturday Night Live.

Points:  4 vs. Michigan State (9/15/13)
Goals: 2 vs. Michigan State (9/15/13)
Assists: 1 – 2x, last vs. Towson (10/23/15)
Shots: 3 at Drexel (11/1/13)
SOG: 2 – 2x, last at Drexel (11/1/13)

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att. DSv Cnr
2012 DNP                  
2013 22/1 4 1 9 16 15 1 0-0 0 0
2014 22/19 2 0 4 5 4 0 0-0 0 1
2015 11/1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0-0 0 0
 TOTAL 55/21 6 2
14 22 20 1 0-0 0 1
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