January 13, 2010

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell senior  Conor O'Brien  of Mt. Sinai, N.Y. has returned from a successful stint at the Major League Soccer scouting combine, and now his exciting week continues with yet another major award, a Philadelphia television appearance Thursday morning and the possibility of being taken in the MLS SuperDraft.

O'Brien this week was named the Philly Soccer News Men's College Player of the Year, making him a finalist for the Soccer News Network National Player of the Year Award, which will be announced next week. Earlier, O'Brien was named to the Philly Soccer News Men's College Best XI team.

O'Brien spent the last several days in unseasonably chilly Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., putting his skills to the test in front of scouts from all of the MLS teams in preparation for Thursday's SuperDraft. The 62 prospects were divided into four teams, and each side played three matches in a four-day span. The general consensus among Web reports is that O'Brien improved his draft stock at the combine.

O'Brien and head coach Brendan Nash will talk about the Philly Soccer News Player of the Year Award and his experience at the combine during a live television appearance on the Philadelphia CBS-3 morning show on Thursday. O'Brien and Nash are expected to appear at approximately 8:15 a.m. (E)

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