2010: Saw action in 12 games ... made five starts ... reached base twice in four plate appearances and drove in a run in game two at Appalachian State ... belted a two-run triple and scored a run in Lions' 9-0 victory vs. St. Peter's ... singled and scored a run in game two at Manhattan.
2009: Breakout season saw him finish with a .337 batting average ... played in 30 games, made 22 starts ... hit .356 in Ivy League play ... slugged at a .506 clip ... drove home eight in doubleheader at Brown, including a grand slam in game two, when he had five RBI ... hit first collegiate home run as a pinch-hitter in ninth inning at Army ... first at-bat of the season was a two-run double in opener at UC Riverside ... had a double and a triple in home finale vs. Penn ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and stolen base in 10-1 win at Cal State Northridge ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in opener at Yale ... went 6-for-13 in four-game set with Cornell.
2008: Played in three games ... made three plate appearances ... hitless in only official at-bat ... was hit by a pitch and scored a run in final game at Georgia Southern.
At Hopkins School: Received seven letters in baseball (3) and basketball (4) ... captained baseball and basketball squads ... three-time All-Fairchester League catcher and first base ... Connecticut American Legion Zone IV All-Star three times ... New Haven Register All-Area ... hit .456 with five home runs, 32 RBI as senior .... batted .557 as junior ... played for Fairfield American Legion Post 74, Connecticut Zone IV during summer ... team won Fairchester League three times ... three-time All-Fairchester League small forward ... All-Kingswood-Oxford Invitational small forward (three times) ... New Haven Tap-Off Club Scholar-Athlete ... sports editor of high school newspaper that won three Columbia Scholastic Association Gold Medals.
Personal: Double major in economics and environmental science ... son of Janice and Daniel O'Brien ... Robert Edwin O’Brien, born January 27, 1989 in Greenwich, Conn.