Name: Heather O’Reilly
Jersey number: 9
Date of birth: Jan. 2, 1985
Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.
College: University of North Carolina
Last club: Boston Breakers (WPSL Elite)
How acquired: U.S. Women’s National Team Allocation
In 2012: Played in 2 games (2 starts) for the Breakers in WPSL Elite ... Finished with 2 assists, logging 170 minutes ... Trained with the Breakers in between U.S. Women’s National Team camps.
With Sky Blue FC: Scored the game-winning goal against the Los Angeles Sol to win the WPS Championship in 2009 ... Started 17 games as co-captain in 2009, a year in which she also tallied two goals and three assists during the season ... Selected to the WPS All-Star team (2009, 2010) ... In 2010, started all 22 games she played and tallied one goal and three assists ... In 2011, started 10 of the 11 games she appeared in ... Scored one goal and added one assist, logging 929 minutes ... Finished WPS career having played 50 games (49 starts) and scored four goals and nine assists in 4,439 minutes.
International: Member of the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2002 ... Has 36 goals in 183 appearances ... Ranks fourth in appearances among active players on the U.S. roster ... In 2012, helped lead U.S. to gold at Olympic Qualifiers in Vancouver, scoring four goals and adding two assists. Scored a hat trick in 14-0 win over over Dominican Republic ... Won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics with the U.S., her third Olympic gold medal ... In 2011, won silver at the FIFA Women’s World Cup ... Scored three goals and three assists in 17 games (17 starts), logging 1,328 minutes in 2011 ... At the 2011 World Cup, started five games and had one goal (it came in a 3-0 win over Colombia) and one assist ... Her strike against Colombia garnered a nomination for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year. She was the first-ever U.S. player (male or female) and second-ever female nominated for the award. She was in a group that also included two of the best players in men’s soccer - Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney ... In 2010, tied Carla Overbeck for a U.S. record by playing in 62 consecutive matches, a streak that dated back to 2007 ... Captured the gold medal with the USWNT at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics ... Played in all six matches at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China ... Starred on the USA’s 2002 Under-19 World Championship team, scoring four goals with seven assists.
College: Led the University of North Carolina to NCAA Championships victories in 2003 and 2006 ... Named the College Cup Offensive MVP in both 2003 and 2006 ... Named the 2006 Soccer America women’s College Player of the Year ... ESPN the Magazine All-Academic Player of the Year as a senior (2006) ... Scored 59 career goals and added 49 assists for 167 points at UNC ... Scored 15 goals and 14 assists in the NCAA tournament, which tied Mia Hamm for second place in Carolina history ... Led team with 18 goals and 11 assists as a junior (2005) ... ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2005) ... Finished as UNC’s leading scorer with 37 points (13 goals and 11 assists) as a sophomore (2004) ... Scored 16 goals and 11 assists and scored in all six NCAA playoff games to help lead UNC to the NCAA Championship and a perfect 27-0-0 record (2003).
Scholastic/Club: Scored 143 goals in her career at East Brunswick High School ... Named All-Conference, All-County, and All-State all four years … Tabbed a NSCAA All-American four times (1999 to 2003) … Earned Gatorade National High School Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year as a senior … Soccer America’s No. 1 college recruit in the country ... Played East Brunswick Dynamite (1994-1999), winning state titles in 1994 and 1995 ... Later played for the PDA Splash, winning a state title in 2001.
Personal: Daughter of Andrew and Carol O’Reilly ... Married to former North Carolina lacrosse player Dave Werry ... Volunteers with America SCORES, a soccer program that provides kids with an alternative to spending after-school time on the streets.