Army's top returing midfielder ... first team All-Patriot League selection at midfield in 2005 ... converted attackman who needs to be more of a scoring threat in the midfield ... will anchor first midfield line ... possesses complete package with speed, quickness, stick skills and knack for finishing ... excellent dodger up top ... deadly accurate on the fast break and in unsettled situations ... very athletic and difficult to mark ... tireless work ethic in the offensive zone ... has ability to create space and open shooting lanes ... came into his own last spring .... should continue to improve on his career numbers from a year ago ... intelligent player ... needs to initiate the play in the offensive end to become more effective ... speed will certainly help in the transition game ... will run with top midfield line and be on EMO ... improved his defensive play, which lends to his versatility ... two-year letterwinner.
2005: Appeared in 14 games ... first team all-league midfielder ... fourth on the team in scoring with 16 points ... nine goals, seven assists and 16 points are all career highs ... registered two assists in NCAA Tournament loss at Georgetown ... fourth on the team with two man-up goals ... seven ground balls also a career best ... picked up career-high three ground balls at Navy ... injured during Holy Cross contest and missed next three contests ... recorded fourth multi-point game with two points (1G, 1A) in triumphant return to lineup at Ohio State following injury.
2004: Appeared in 10 games, drawing a start twice ... scored first career goal against Lafayette ... registered a career-high two goals and three points against Colgate ... pointed in consecutive games opposite the Raiders, Bucknell and Hobart ... saw action in Army's last nine contests ... posted five points in Black Knights' last four games.
2003: Missed entire season due to injury.
Prior to West Point: Member of three-time Maryland state championship squad at Dulaney H.S. ... scored game-winner in double overtime of the state finals his senior year ... registered 298 points (157G, 141A) during four-year varsity career ... an All-America selection and second team all-state player for head coach Gary Schreiber at Dulaney H.S. ... C. Markland Kelly award winner (top senior player in the state) ... first team all-county and all-metro his senior season ... also played soccer.
Personal: Michael Gregory Obringer ... born March 6, 1984, in Baltimore, Md. ... parents are Vic and Linda Obringer ... majoring in Systems Engineering.