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6 Sean O'Brien

Graduated as the school record holder in single-season shots (145, 2018) and single-game shots (15, 2x in 2018) ... also ranked third in career shots (314), fifth in single-season goals (42, 2018) and tied for fifth in single-season shots (109, 2017).

2018 (Senior): Team captain ... USILA Honorable Mention All-American ... earned spot on the All-Patriot League First Team for the second year in a row ... posted 47 points on 42 goals and five assists ... team leader in goals, a total good for fifth in school history, and slotted second in points ... became the fifth Bison to reach the 40-goal plateau in a single campaign ... broke school record with 145 shots ... Patriot League leader in goals per game (2.80) and goals per league game (2.75) ... named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and Bison Athlete of the Week (4/9) after registering 12 points (10G, 2A) in Bucknell's wins over No. 3 Yale and Mount St. Mary's ... recorded five points (4G, 1A), including the golden goal, in overtime upset of the Bulldogs ... matched career high with seven points (6G, 1A) against the Mount ... also honored on the USILA DI Team of the Week following his performance against Yale and Mount St. Mary's ... netted at least one goal in every game ... posted multiple goals in all but two ... had five-goal outings against Navy and No. 19 Lehigh ... reached the double digits in shots in eight games, topping out at 15 at Yale and against Lehigh ... 15 shots matched Bucknell's school record, set twice by Bucknell Athletics Hall of Famer Chris Cara in 2005 ... also registered 27 ground balls ... scooped up multiple ground balls in seven games, topping out at five against Lehigh ... selected in the fifth round, 37th overall, by the Dallas Rattlers in the Major League Lacrosse Draft ... played in 77th annual USILA/Nike North-South Senior All-Star Game ... presented Bucknell's Ronald J. "Pete" Pedrick Award for demonstrated improvement and special contributions to Bucknell athletics over a four-year period ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

2017 (Junior): Had a breakout junior year, earning First Team All-Patriot League honors after starting all 13 games at midfield ... after entering the season with 17 career goals, poured in 28 to go along with five assists ... ranked fourth in the Patriot League in goals per game ... led the league with 109 shot attempts ... scored career-high six goals and seven points in season-opening win over Delaware ... named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and Bison Athlete of the Week after that performance in which he scored three times in the fourth quarter to help flip a 12-10 deficit into a 14-13 win ... two games later went 4-1-5 against Fairfield ... added hat tricks against Colgate and Holy Cross ... recorded a point in every game and a goal in 11 of 13 ... logged 16 ground balls.

2016 (Sophomore): Played in 14 games with five starts as a midfielder ... recorded 13 goals and two assists on the season ... scored a goal in 10 of his 14 appearances ... scored twice in the fourth quarter against Loyola in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals, both times tying the score in a game that would eventually be decided in double-overtime ... had two goals and one assist each in back-to-back games against Boston University and Loyola during the regular season ... 10 of his 13 goals came against Patriot League competition ... logged seven ground balls ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2015 (Freshman): Played in all 15 games with one start as a midfielder ... started the season-opener against Delaware and scored a goal in that game ... had two goals at Mount St. Mary's and another in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals against Colgate for a total of four on the season ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Bucknell: Listed No. 80 on Inside Lacrosse top-100 rankings for incoming freshmen … earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and two in soccer at the Landon School … recorded 115 career points in lacrosse, 22nd-most in program history … 2014 US Lacrosse All-American … in 2014 also earned second team all-state, second-team All-Gazette, First Team All-Met and First Team All-IAC honors … also earned All-Gazette and All-IAC honors as a junior … team captain as a senior, when he helped lead Landon to an 18-4 record and an IAC co-championship … team also won the IAC title in 2012.

Personal: Born March 15, 1996 in Chapel Hill, N.C. … son of Doug and Sharon O’Brien … has two brothers, Carter and Colin … Colin is a member of the Bucknell men's lacrosse team's class of 2021 … majoring in economics.

Position: Midfield
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Landon
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