BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College women's soccer head coach Camila Mendes has announced that Elaine O'Brien has signed her National Letter of Intent, and plans to join the Bulldog program in time for the Fall 2014 semester.
O'Brien, a native of Church Hill, Tenn., will enter the Bulldog program off a prep career at Volunteer High School.
"[O'Brien] is a great student athlete and has a lot to add to our program on and off the field," said Mendes. "She is very knowledgeable and creative about the game. Her passion and aggressiveness will help us to win balls in the middle."
On the pitch at Volunteer High School, O'Brien was chosen as a captain by her team, the first in school history. She also earned a spot on the All-Conference First-Team, and was recognized twice by the Governor of Tennessee for outstanding performance in soccer.
Off the field, O'Brien has been a TN/VA scholar all four years of high school, which is a selection of the best students throughout Tennessee and Virginia. A member of the Principal's List all four years of high school, O'Brien has received the Superintendent's Award of Excellence in Mathematics, as well.
At Union College, O'Brien plans to major in Biology.
Union is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).