Worcester, Mass. – Former all-New England honoree, Megan O'Rourke, has been named an assistant women's soccer coach at her alma mater, Clark University, it was announced on Wednesday by head coach Brienne Smith and confirmed by Director of Athletics and Recreation, Trish Cronin.
O'Rourke will participate in all facets of the program including, player development, practice planning, student-athlete recruitment and assist in the day-to-day operations.
"I am thrilled to welcome Coach O'Rourke back into our program," said Smith, a member of the Clark University class of 2001. "As someone who excelled as a student-athlete here, she has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to perform at the highest level."
During her 69 career games – 66 of them starts – O'Rourke was a two-time second-team all-conference selection and earned all-region accolades as a senior in 2010.
She spent two seasons as a captain, leading the Cougars to the postseason on three occasions, including a berth in the NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals as a sophomore in 2008.
O'Rourke has spent extensive time coaching at the youth level, working with Girls-U11 with the Bruno United Football Club, Girls-U15 with the Nor'easter Soccer Club and with the Girls-U14 with the Sachems Football Club.
In addition to her coaching, O'Rourke has worked extensively in the mental health field and is currently employed as a Student Services Coordinator at the Guild for Human Services.
A 2011 Clark University graduate with a degree in psychology, O'Rourke received her master's degree in social work from Rhode Island College in 2013.
Smith, O'Rourke and the Cougars open up their 2014 season with a road contest at Wentworth on Friday, August 29.