Penn Charter - O'Brien

Last Wednesday, Penn Charter senior point guard Sean O’Brien received the William H. Markward Memorial Basketball Club award as Inter-Ac League Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season. Here, he is pictured after scoring his 1000th career point on January 31, when he was congratulated by PC head coach Lynard Stewart (left) and Director of Athletics John Thiel.

The 6’2” Lafayette Hill native decided last September that he would attend Colgate University, and he signed with the Raiders in November. O’Brien played soccer for Penn Charter up through his sophomore year and was projected as a high-level Division I recruit in that sport, but he chose to devote his attention to basketball, and he finished his career with the Quakers with 1116 points.

At Colgate, O’Brien will be under the tutelage of Head Coach Matt Langel, who played at Penn, graduated from the Wharton School of Business, and later served as an assistant coach under Fran Dunphy at Temple. Colgate assistant coach Mike McGarvey is a Penn Charter graduate who went on to play at Ursinus College, and O’Brien appreciated the fact that there is already a strong Philadelphia influence at the upstate New York school.