O'Brien capped her brilliant senior season by being named the IWLCA National Player of the Year and was named to the IWLCA first-team All-America team for a third consecutive year. The Rochester, N.Y. native led Florida Southern in total points (98) with 49 goals and 49 assists during the season and ended her career with 154 goals and 124 assists, becoming just the second player in program history to record at least 100 goals and 100 assists in a career. O'Brien ranked 19th in the country in points and was 13th in assists as a senior. She tallied three goals in nine different games in 2018 and dished out at least three assists in 10 contests.
O'Brien netted eight goals in a match twice this past season (April 27 vs Rollins and May 18 vs. East Stroudsburg) with the eight goals being one shy of the FSC record. She was credited with six assists in the same April 27 Rollins match which is also second most for any Moc in a single match.
Her 49 assists this past season is tied for third most for any Moccasin in FSC history while her 98 points are also good for third best. Her 154 career goals are fourth most at Florida Southern while her 124 assists are second best.
Among her plethora of honors from this past season, O'Brien was: a DII Honda Athlete of the Year Nominee for Women's Lacrosse; IWLCA Division II Player of the Year; IWLCA Division II Attacker of the Year; IWLCA All-America 1st Team; IWLCA Senior All-Star Game; IWLCA All-South 1st team, SSC All-Tournament Team; All-SSC 1st Team; IWLCA National Offensive Player of the Week (3/14/18); SSC Offensive Player of the Week (3/12/18); and SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Florida Southern finished the 2018 season as the NCAA Division II national runner-up for the second straight season. The Moccasins, who finished the season with a 21-2 record, were co-champs of the Sunshine State Conference regular season with a 5-1 league mark and captured the SSC Tournament title for a fourth straight season.
2017-18 MOCCASIN MVP'S
- Baseball - Logan Browning
- Men's Basketball - Jonathan Lawton
- Women's Basketball - Anja Fuchs-Robetin
- Beach Volleyball - Lauren Kenny
- Men's Cross Country - Bobby Ormsby
- Women's Cross Country - Hannah Nelson
- Equestrian - Shona Whitfield
- E-Sports - Wil Fisackerly
- Men's Golf - John VanDerLaan
- Women's Golf - Amanda Gartrell
- Men's Lacrosse - Lucas Claude
- Women's Lacrosse - Meghan O'Brien
- Men's Soccer - July 18
- Women's Soccer - July 19
- Softball - July 20
- Men's Swimming - July 23
- Women's Swimming - July 24
- Men's Tennis - July 25
- Women's Tennis - July 26
- Men's Track - July 27
- Women's Track - July 30
- Volleyball - July 31
- Men's Water Ski - August 1
- Women's Water Ski - August 2