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Clare O'Malley
Player Profile:
Clare O'Malley 916403
Position: Midfielder
Year: Senior
Hometown: Summit, N.J.
High School: Summit HS
Major: Marketing and Finance
Experience: 3 Letters

Two-time All-CAA selection • appeared in 75 career games with 65 starts • finished career with 10 goals and eight assists for 28 points.

Co-captain • one of three team captains that helped guide team to a program-record 17 victories in addition to earning both the CAA regular season and tournament championships en route to the fifth NCAA Tournament berth in school history • earned second team All-CAA honors • named to the NFHCA National Academic squad • started all 22 games for the Blue Hens • registered four goals and two assists for 10 points • posted game-winning goals at Bucknell (Sept. 22) and against Towson (Oct. 11).

Started 18 of 20 games played for the Blue Hens as a junior • collected two goals and two assists for six points • recorded eight shots and seven shots on goal • notched first goal of season in team’s 2-1 win at Appalachian State on Sept. 22 • also scored a goal vs. James Madison on Oct. 26 • registered two defensive saves, one each against Albany (Aug. 26) and Monmouth (Sept. 12) • NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.

Saw action in 15 game with seven starts as a sophomore • missed first five games of the season with an injury • her three goals on the season tied for sixth on the squad • scored goals vs. Hofstra, Towson, and VCU • tied for ninth on the team with six points • earned honorable mention All-Colonial Athletic Association pre-season honors • led team to CAA Tournament berth for first-year head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof.

Named to CAA All-Rookie Team as a freshman • started all 18 games in the midfield • ranked third on the team with four assists and tied for fifth with six points • scored only goal of the season and also added an assist during the Blue Hens’ 3-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Sept. 19 • was the inserter on Michelle Drummonds penalty corner goals during UD wins over Rider on Sept. 9 and Temple on Sept. 17, as well as the loss at Maryland on Oct. 17 • named to Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad and CAA Academic Honor Roll • team went 8-10 under head coach Carol Miller.

Three-year letterwinner for head coach Jen Schwarzenbek at Summit High School • led team to an 18-5 record as a senior • team won the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section II, Group II crown for the first time in school history • team ranked third in the New Jersey Group II by the Star Ledger, ranked third in Union County by the Star Ledger, and 11th overall in the state by the Star Ledger • squad finished third in conference • scored 21 goals and 17 assists as a senior • posted seven goals and 32 assists as a junior • named team MVP as a junior and senior • earned first team all-conference, first team All-Union County and All-State Group II honors by the Coaches' Association • named first team All-Union County and All-State Group II by the Star Ledger • garnered second team All-State honors by the Star Ledger • earned Union County Player of the Year Award by the Star Ledger • Independent Press Athlete of the Month for November • also earned three letters in lacrosse and four in ice hockey • captain of all three teams as a senior • named Scholar Athlete of Summit High School in 2010 • received Alfred Swick Award in 2009 • earned Joanne LaVorgna Scholarship 2010 and the Summit Boosters Association Scholar-Athlete Scholarship • Nancy Muller Award recipient • Operation Smile Co-President from 2008-10.

Clare McGovern O'Malley • daughter of Patrick and Caroline O'Malley • born July 12, 1992 • has an older sister, Tara, who attended Gettysburg College, and a younger brother, Kevin • honor student as a marketing major at Delaware • worked as a fashion intern at Lacoste in New York during the 2012 summer • interned at CRT Capital Group during the summer of 2013 • has also worked as nanny, a tennis pro and a field hockey camp counselor • enjoys water skiing, yoga, tennis, golf and skiing • hopes to one day own her own business.


Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW PS-Att.
  2010  18/18 1 4 6 4 1 0 0-0
  2011 15/7 3 0
6 13 9 0 0-0
  2012 20/18 2 2
6 8 7 0 0-0
  2013  22/22 4
10 11 6 2 0-0
 TOTAL 75/65 10 8
28 36 23 2 0-0

Points: 3 vs. Saint Joseph’s (9/19/10)
Goals: 1 – 10x, last vs. Villanova (11/3/13)
Assists: 1 – 8x, last vs. William & Mary (10/4/13)
Shots: 3 – 2x, last vs. VCU (10/30/11)
SOG: 2 – 3x, last at Drexel (10/19/12)

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