Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Matt Grubb FC Dallas U16/17 DA Frisco TX
Position
Primary Position Midfielder
team
Wins Ties Losses
Career - - -
Season 12 2 3
Physical Attributes
Foot
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Soccer Honors

6 International Caps for Northern Ireland Women's U17, through to the UEFA European Championship Elite Round (2018/19).

USSF National Training Center (Dallas) 3-year Invitee (2015-18).

USSF NTC Texas Combine Invitee (2016).

DA U15 National Champions (2018) with FC Dallas.

Top of DA U15 Frontier Division (2018) with FC Dallas.

ESPN World Futsal Champions - 2003 age group (2017) with City Futsal Academy.

Soccer Additional

Spent one month at the Tahuichi Boys’ Soccer Academy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2017). Trained with the Bolivian U15 boys' team that won the Copa de Brasil.

RHS Varsity Basketball in 9th grade. Made Division 6A All-District 2nd Team.

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Richardson High School
School City
Richardson
School State
TX
Guidance Counselor
Joelle Goad
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
612
School Size
2680
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
9
School Division
6A Region 1
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Finance, General
Other Academic Information
Interested in Economics and Finance. Unweighted GPA is 3.9 out of 4.0. AP National Scholar (11 APs). Taking 6 APs in senior year.
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Personal


First Name
Grainne
Last Name
O'Casey
Address
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State
Zip
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Email
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Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'6"
Weight
130
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Siblings Molly (24), Siobhan (21), Eoghan (19).

Treasurer for Class of 2020 and N.H.S.

My interests include Western Partner Dance & Stunting, 3D Sculpture. Reading, Movies and Eating out with friends.

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I have always strived to challenge myself and improve. College is the next level of soccer and a way for me to continue playing the sport I love. Soccer is amazing because everyone is working towards a common goal, literally. Having ten other girls and the entire team working so hard together, and for each other, is an incredible feeling. As a holding mid, I get the privilege of helping my teammates even more because it’s my job to tell them where they should go, and I also get to start plays that could lead to a goal. As a holding mid I get to contribute directly to both offense and defense, so I truly get to make a difference.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

As a holding midfielder, leadership is an important skill to have. Holding mids must direct the entire team and make sure that everyone is where they need to be. Being in country western partner dancing at Richardson High School has also provided me with a chance to be a leader. We do many stunts in our dances which students must learn for tryouts, so we run stunt workshops. Teaching people stunts and helping them get better has been a great experience. It has helped me become better at directing people and communicating effectively.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

I was a USSF Texas Combine invitee and a 3-year veteran with the USSF National Training Center in Dallas and I really got a lot out of playing with top soccer players in my region. Today, I go to as many skills practice sessions outside of club practice as I can, which are not only fun but make sure I’m at a level where I’m comfortable on the ball. I go to SAQ (speed, agility, quickness) camps that help me build up speed, strength, and coordination. We work out every muscle with different exercises such as pulling sleds and doing ab workouts with medicine balls. I believe that Western dance has helped with flexibility which helps prevent injuries. I have an app on my phone that reminds me to drink water which is sometimes annoying with how much water it wants me to drink. I really like food, so having a good diet is a priority for me much to my parents’ annoyance as they graciously cook my meals. All these things contribute to taking care of my body but equally important, spending times with friends de-stressing helps me with my mental health.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I volunteer at an animal shelter in my city. We go in and take care of the dogs by taking them on walks and spending time fussing over them. This is important to me because I know that the dogs in the shelter are waiting to be adopted and don’t get as much attention as they need. It’s fulfilling to see the dogs enjoying themselves when they would otherwise be sitting in their cages. I also have been involved with Habitat for Humanity since 7th grade, working with my family to build houses and help organize events. This is a fun way for us to work together and help members of our community who are struggling.

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Blog Posts


Expanding our Frontiers - FC Dallas DAU17 in N. Carolina
February 22, 2019
Sorry for the bad pun. This season, Frontier Division is playing four teams from Southeast Division. So, we’re off to NC this weekend to play Charlotte Soccer Academy and NC Courage. Great name...