HEATHER_ORIELLYHEATHER O’REILLY
Speaker & Panelist

Displaying one of the best work rates in the world, O’Reilly has been thundering up and down the right flank for the U.S. team since 2002 when she was only 17. O’Reilly holds the U.S. record for consecutive games played with 74 – a stretch that ran from Aug. 12, 2007, to Jan. 21, 2011, breaking the previous mark set by U.S. legend Carla Overbeck (63 games from 1993-96). O’Reilly scored her first career hat trick on Jan. 20, 2012, during CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying against the Dominican Republic in Vancouver, Canada.

Full name is Heather Ann O’Reilly … Nickname is “HAO” (her initials pronounced HEY-oh) … Majored in education at North Carolina … Graduated from UNC in the winter of 2009 after completing her student teaching requirements … Played point guard for her high school varsity basketball team as freshman, junior and senior … Her youth club, PDA in New Jersey, named a girls’ team after her called PDA O’Reilly … Gives considerable credit to PDA for helping develop her as a player and to this day considers it her soccer home … Father Andy was a three-time All-American in track at Villanova in the early 1970s … Brother Kevin ran cross-country and track at the Air Force Academy … Biggest sports thrills include winning two Olympic gold medals, winning the Under-19 World Championship in Canada in 2002, defeating Canada in front of almost 50,000 fans in the final, and two NCAA titles at UNC, including one in her senior year … Favorite book is “Tuesdays With Morrie” … Favorite food is cereal … Favorite movie is “The Shawshank Redemption” … Her favorite color is Carolina Blue … Has a small white cockapoo named Sugar … Hobbies include reading, watching movies and following UNC athletics … Has an enormous
sweet tooth … Resides in New York City and enjoys hanging out and exploring new restaurants in the Big Apple… Engaged to be married to former North Carolina lacrosse player Dave Werry in the fall of 2011 … Has three older brothers whom she credits for getting her into sports … Enjoys working with kids, especially in her volunteer with America SCORES, a soccer program with the purpose of providing boys and girls with an alternative to spending after-school time on the streets. … Has a website at www.oreillysoccer.com