Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Join the three-time Olympic Gold Medalist for her annual holiday soccer clinic, in Monroe.
Get some great soccer training from East Brunswick’s own Heather O’Reilly. Fresh off a series of International Friendlies against the top teams in the world, and with a brand new Olympic Gold Medal in her pocket (her third), O’Reilly will once again hold her annual Holiday Hometown Clinic, this time in Monroe. The clinic will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, for girls age 7 to 18, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Monroe 33 Sports Center, 4 Farrington Boulevard, Monroe, N.J. Bring your own soccer ball, cleats, shin guards, water and snacks if you want them. All clinics will be led by Heather, along with other trainers. The players will be broken into small groups according to age, and the clinics will focus on technical work, attacking mentality, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here are few shots of last week's soccer camp held by Heather O'Reilly.
Heather O'Reilly visited East Brunswick last week to put on a soccer clinic. The three-time gold medalist shared her skills and wisdome with the next generation of soccer champion during a three day camp at Heavenly Farms. Did you attend the camp? Share your photos with the East Brunswick Patch. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Heather O'Reilly shared her experiences and soccer tips with campers this week
Anyone can become a champion if they work hard enough, or at least that was three-time Olympic gold medalist Heather O’Reilly’s sentiment when she spoke to young girls from across the East Coast during her three-day Olympic Soccer Camp this week. The camp, held at Heavenly Farms Fields in East Brunswick starting Monday evening, was the first summer camp O’Reilly has run on her own, with the Olympics and celebration at its core. “The point of me doing this camp so close to me coming back from the Olympics is to share that experience, talk about some stories that I experienced there in London, and sort of share that celebration,” O’Reilly said. For one, coming off the bench for many of the games during the 2012 London Olympics, O’Reilly said…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Jersey girls play big roles in U.S. win
Four Jersey girls helped make it happen. Four New Jersey women on the U.S. Women's Soccer team — including Point Pleasant Borough High School graduate Christie Rampone, East Brunswick's Heather O'Reilly, Basking Ridge's Tobin Heath, and Delran's Carli Lloyd — helped their teammates get the gold on Thursday in an Olympic re-match of last year's World Cup final with Japan. The game, aired on NBC Sports, ended with team members pulling on white T-shirts that say "Greatness Has Been Found" and posing for photos with the American flag. Rampone, clutching a corner of a flag, ran across the field, with a teammate holding the other side of the country's banner. Lloyd who hails from Delran — next to Cinnaminson in South Jersey — was …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
State Sen. Barbara Buono took notice when East Brunswick native Heather O'Reilly won her third gold medal this week.
Sen. Barbara Buono celebrated Thursday's gold medal performance by East Brunswick native Heather O’Reilly and the rest of the US Women’s Soccer Team. It’s a thrill for everyone in New Jersey that Heather O’Reilly and the rest of the women’s soccer team will be bringing back home the gold from the London Olympics. From the breathtaking last-second win over Canada in the semifinals to today’s wire-to-wire victory over Japan, the entire team showed the value of hard work, dedication and good sportsmanship. It’s a well-deserved honor that will inspire another generation of U.S. Olympians to strive for their best. Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18)
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Heather O'Reilly and the U.S. Women win their third straight Gold Medal
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The US Women's Soccer team won the Gold Medal today after defeating Japan 2-1. The team was led by Carli Lloyd, who scored to goals, and more than a few dramatic saves by goalkeeper Hope Solo. The win is the USWNT's third straight gold medal and fourth overall. For a complete recap read the NBC Olympics coverage.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Local girl makes good in the Olympics with an assist.
East Brunswick’s Heather O’Reilly came up big yesterday in the Olympic Quarterfinal vs. Canada. The midfielder came on as a replacement and fed Alex Morgan a long cross. Morgan scored on a header at the 123rd minute, giving the team a 4-3 win. The Olympians move on to the Gold Medal match in Wembley Stadium, Thursday against Japan. It’s a rematch from last year’s World Cup final, when the U.S. lost to Japan on Penalty kicks.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Phil Peterson updates East Brunswick on Heather O'Reilly and the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team as they journey through Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics
Monday, August 6, 2012
The following is a letter from East Brunswick resident Phil Peterson. Peterson, who used to coach Heather O’Reilly during her East Brunswick Soccer Club days, is traveling in Great Britain with the O’Reilly clan to watch Heather play in the 2012 games. When I last left you, the U.S. Women's soccer team had finished off their unblemished record in their group. After the match at Old Trafford in Manchester, we went for some dinner and then to the team hotel for a little while. Everyone was pretty tired from a long day, so after a short visit we headed back to prepare for the Wednesday morning train trip to Newcastle (site of the quarterfinal, where the team plays against Canada at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6). A little editorial needed here…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Phil Peterson is spending time with Heather O'Reilly and her family in Great Britain. Here is a little bit about his trip.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The following is a letter from East Brunswick resident Phil Peterson. Peterson, who used to coach Heather O’Reilly during her East Brunswick Soccer Club days, is traveling in Great Britain with the O’Reilly clan to watch Heather play in the 2012 games. I'm squeezing this in, before we walk up to St. James Park here in Newcastle for the quarterfinal match vs New Zealand. (Played Friday, Aug. 3). I arrived in England (into Manchester), this past Monday morning, as the U.S. Women were playing their 3rd group match the following late afternoon vs North Korea. On the morning of gameday, Heather (O'Reilly) popped over to the hotel where her parents were staying to say "hi." At that time she was pretty pumped up, as she had been told she was …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
After a 1-0 win against North Korea, the squad has two days off before playing New Zealand on Friday.
After a win on Tuesday, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team has two days off before facing off against New Zealand Friday in the next round of the 2012 London Olympics. Abby Wambach scored the team’s lone goal Tuesday, leading the squad to a narrow 1-0 victory DPR Korea. It was Heather O’Reilly’s second start of the 2012 games, after coming off the bench in last week’s 4-2 win over France. Despite Tuesday’s win, O’Reilly and her teammates said there is still room for improvement. “I definitely think it was a pretty sloppy game--a lot of passes that just maybe got away from us a little bit. And it was a physical match, I mean North Korea, they were definitely out to disrupt the rhythm of the game. But I think that we kept our composure well and we…