Player Profiles: Mary O’Hara, SUSA FC

O'Hara, SUSA
Mary O'Hara. Photo: Florida Atlantic University

SUSA FC will play its second season in the WPSL this spring. The defending Northeast Conference champions enjoyed a strong inaugural campaign finishing 7-1-0. Their season would come to an end after losing 1-0 to Cleveland Ambassadors in the WPSL East Regional final.

SleterFC has teamed with SUSA to offer profiles of players joining SUSA for the 2019 WPSL season. Next in the series is Mary O’Hara.

Name: Mary O’Hara
Age: 21
Position: Center Midfielder
Hometown/high school/year graduated: Islip/Islip High School/2016
Current school/university (or school graduated from): Florida Atlantic University
Number of seasons at SUSA: One

When did you first start playing soccer?
I started playing soccer when I was 5 years old.

What is your greatest memory of your soccer career?
My best memory playing soccer was winning Conference USA this year.

Who had the greatest influence on your playing career and why?
My parents and two coaches have had the biggest influence on me as a player. Nir Sveri and Patrick Baker have pushed me to be the best I can be, and my parents have consistently supported me.

What do you love about playing soccer?
I love playing soccer because every time I’m on the field I forget about everything else going on and just have fun with my teammates.

Who/What is your favorite player/team?
My favorite player is Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City.

Do you have aspirations of playing professionally?
I do hope to one day play professionally after I graduate.

When you’re not playing soccer, you’re doing…?
When I’m not playing soccer I am hanging out with my friends or at the beach.