Athlete of the Week: Jack O’Brien

AOTWBy LAUREN DEMPSEY
With his outstanding stick skills and ability to quickly outmaneuver opposing defenseman, Jack O’Brien has skated his way to this week’s Athlete of the Week.

O’Brien, a senior, has been a member of the varsity squad since his freshman year and is one of the leaders on the team. This leadership is crucial after the losses the Garnets suffered due to graduation from last year’s section finals team. O’Brien tied for the most goals on that team.

As usual, the Garnets have opened up with a challenging schedule to get them ready for league play and the playoffs. While the team is only a few games into the season, Jack has continued his scoring ways.

Teammate Connor McGovern is a fan.

“I love playing on a line with Jack, McGovern said. “I can always count on him to be working as hard as he can to make plays out there.”

Along with Senior Cal Hynson, O’Brien is one of the two captains this season.

“Jack has demonstrated great leadership ability,” head coach Jason Friesen said. “Jack has also gotten off to a great start on the ice playing a lot of important minutes for this team. His work ethic during practice and games sets a great example for the rest of the team to follow.”

Jack is a member of the National Honor Society and has been on the High Honor Roll. Jack is also looking forward to a successful season as captain of the varsity lacrosse team in the spring. He has already been accepted to Bates College in Maine and has committed to play lacrosse there for the Bobcats, whose team color happens to be garnet.