Obar Commits To Bentley
After several visits to the Bentley University campus that included coaches meetings, tours, and even sitting in on a class, Junior standout Brooke Obar decided it was time to let the Bentley coaches in on what she knew in her mind for a while- she was going to take her talents to Waltham (MA) to study and play for the Falcons. A versatile 5’7” guard, Obar has played for the Firecrackers since fourth grade, most recently on 16u National Team this spring. She becomes the 7th member of that team to commit, the 5th member to accept a scholarship, and the second player moving on to the Northeast 10 Conference. She’ll be joining Eva Mazur (St. Anselm’s), Kenzie Ouellette (St. Anselm’s) Sophie Glidden (Stonehill), Kelsey Shaw (Stonehill) and Emme Poulin (Assumption) representing the Firecrackers in the 2020 season.
Obar was an instrumental member of the Greely State Championship team in 2018 and the 2017 team that made it to the Southern Maine Final. In her freshman and sophomore seasons she was named to the second team Western Maine Conference, averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 assists in her career. She also led her Firecracker 8th grade team to the AAU D2 National Championship game in 2014 with several outstanding performances.
Because of her ability to shoot, handle the ball, defend and rebound, the North Yarmouth resident was recruited by UNH, Albany, Merrimack, St. Anselm’s, Assumption, Colby and Bowdoin among others. Ultimately Brooke decided Bentley was the best fit. The Falcons are coached by the legendary Barbara Stevens, one of only a handful of women’s coaches to reach the 1000 win milestone and also a five time recipient of the D2 National Coach of the Year award. Bentley has made 4 DII Final Four appearances and won the National Championship in 2014. In her tenure, the Falcons have averaged an amazing 26 wins per season. Longtime assistant Coach C White was instrumental in the recruiting process. “I love the campus, I love the coaches, the academics are excellent, and they have such a winning tradition” said Obar.
Firecracker Coach Brian Clement thinks Brooke will excel at the next level, “Brooke has been a joy to coach. She is about team first and has put the necessary time in to hone her skills. She’s coachable, athletic,and very versatile. Bentley is getting a good one.” Co-Founder Don Briggs added, “Brooke is going to fit well into the Bentley system. She plays with heart and is an excellent all-around player.”