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Sea-Hawks soccer team brings Michael O’Brien home


A new AUS soccer season is a half-year away, but the Memorial Sea-Hawks made a big score this week.

Michael O'Brien

The Sea-Hawks announced Newfoundlander Michael O’Brien is returning home to play with them after three and a half years in Ottawa with the Fury FC of the Super Y League.

O’Brien came through the Mount Pearl minor system and was a star/MVP with provincial age-group programs. He attended Soccer Canada’s Regional Training Centre, an elite camp for the best youth players in the country, and from there, joined the Fury as a 16-year-old. He also played with the Fury FC Reserve squad of the Quebec Men's Semi-Pro League (PLSQ) and spent time with the pro practice squads. 

The six-foot defender has been attending the University of Ottawa and plans to enter Memorial’s commerce program.

Sea-Hawks head coach Jake Stanford is delighted to be able to add O’Brien to his team.

“He had offers to play in the U.S.A., but chose to be closer to home and play for the Sea-Hawks,” said Stanford. “He will be a key part of our lineup and is a versatile player that can play anywhere across our backline. I expect him to have an immediate impact on our team this year.”

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