ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
5 - Neal O'Hara
Neal O'Hara
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
Position: 2-meter defender

2010 (Freshman):
Tabbed as a ACWPC and CWPA "Superior" Scholar Athlete ... Finished rookie campagin with six goals, eight assists and 12 steals ... Had first career steal versus Cal Baptist in the Princeton Invitational Sept. 11 ... Scored first career goal while dishing three assists and grabbing two takeaways versus Washington & Jefferson in the ECAC Championship Sept. 19 ... Found the back of the net once against Fordham, then had two steals against Iona Sept. 25 ... Tallied one goal, two helpers and two takeaways versus Caltech, then scored twice at Claremont Mudd-Scripps in the Claremont Convergence Tournament Oct. 9 ... Grabbed two steals at UC Santa Barbara Oct. 10 ... Dished one assist and had a steal at St. Francis (N.Y.) Oct. 16.

Before Harvard
Four-year letterman for Mater Dei … Earned honorable mention All-CIF as a senior … Took home first-team All-Trinity League as a senior after being named to the second team as a sophomore and junior .. Received the David L. Kelly team award as a senior … USA Water Polo National Junior Olympic participant from 2006-09 … High school won back-to-back CIF championships in 2008-09 … Three-time Trinity League Champions … 2009 Finus Cup/Bellarmine Tournament Champions and 2009 North/South Challenge finalist … In 2008, team was Coronado America’s Finest Tournament Champions, Menlo School Tournament Champions and silver medalist at Eger, Hungry International Youth Tournament … USA Water Polo Academic All-American Outstanding Achiever as a junior and senior  … Four-year recipient of Principals Honor Roll … AP Scholar … National Merit Commended … Member of the National Honor Society … Three-time Mater Dei Varsity Scholar-Athlete … California Scholarship Federation all four years … Coached Boy’s and Girl’s Club basketball … Uncle, Terrence, plated football at Santa Clara and graduated in 1985 … Aunt, Regan, played basketball at Loyola Marymount and graduated in 1988.