Coaches: Karly O’Brien & Jenna Ries
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2021 Midnight Coach
Karly O’Brien graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 2007. As a midfielder, she assisted her team to 4 back-to-back championships. She went on to attend Robert Morris University, where she successfully completed all four years as a DI athlete. By the end of her freshman year, she clinched a starting spot as a low defender. In 2009, she played and started in all 17 games for Robert Morris. She led RMU with 40 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers, while also adding one assist. She tallied at least one ground ball in all 17 contests and earned at least one caused turnover in 12 contests. As a junior, she played through a season long injury of a fractured hand. She still saw action in 11 games, playing with a cast! She was ranked fourth on the team in ground balls while also controlling 16 draws to rank fourth on RMU. In 2011, she was nominated to the leadership committee, where she led her team to their first appearance in the NEC championship! Karly has coached for MC Elite andChurchill High School, and was most recently the Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Connelly School of the Holy Child.
Founding Member, Director of College Recruiting
Jenna is the Founder of Get Good Sports, Champions of Tomorrow, Champions Club House, Jackals Hockey Club, NPYGLL and Co-Founder of MC Elite. Ries played field hockey for the University of Maryland and pursued her passion for field hockey and lacrosse after college through coaching. She is the former Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse coach at The Academy of The Holy Cross and former Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach at Quince Orchard High School. Ries is a 3 time All-Met and the first person to be named Washington Post All-Met as both a player and a coach, Ries lead her field hockey teams to 14 division titles, eight Regional Championships, two Maryland Public School State Titles and 3 Washington Catholic Area Conference Championships. Ries led her lacrosse teams to a WCAC Lacrosse Championship and 8 Division Titles. Ries also competed in the USA Field Hockey Olympic Development Program and was a Division 1 WAGS ODP soccer player. All-Met Coach of the Year in 2012 (lacrosse) 2001 (field hockey) 1988 (player) – All-County Coach’s Selection for the 2012, 2006, 2001, 2000, 2001, WCAC Coach of the Year 2012, 2011, 2010. She also coached her Jackals Field Hockey Program to a ranking of 6th in the country.