|Hometown:||Evergreen Park, Ill.|
|High School:||Chicago Mother McAuley|
A prep teammate of Katie O'Connell, O'Brien was also a key standout hitter at Chicago's Mother McAuley High School under head coach Jen DeJarld. In addition to helping lead the squad to a state championship and number one ranking by PrepVolleyball.com, she was also an all-conference choice. The 5-9 O'Brien is the daughter of Richard and Jeanne O'Brien and helped her squad to two conference titles and a state tournament berth along with twice winning the Asics Challenge. She played on the club level for Michio Chicago.
Coach Brandel-Wilhelm Comments:
"Having played at the highest level of club and high school volleyball, Abby is a very experienced volleyball player. She is a strong ball control player with a live arm and the volleyball IQ to make great decisions as an attacker and defender. She is an excellent addition to the Bulldog team and will be a big contributor through the years.