Shawn Schmelcher

Roller Sports

Shawn Schmelcher

Shawn SchmelcherCongratulations to Sean Schmelcher of New Hartford, New York, on being chosen to the Rink Hockey Spotlight athlete for the Month of November, and also being chosen as the 2012 USARS Rink Hockey player of the year. He has been a member of Team USA since 2005, and is a multiple time National Champion, and a multiple time Nationals MVP.  Sean currently skates for the Utica Thunderbirds Rink Hockey Club.

Team USA Years: men’s world As 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 men’s world Bs  2010 under 20 team 2009


Hometown: New Hartford

Current residence: New Hartford

Education: some college

high school attended: New York Mills

Year of graduation: 2008

Location of high school: New York Mills

Sports you competed in while in high school (include number
of years): basketball 4 years and track 1 year    

College attended: Utica school of commerce

Year of graduation: 2011

Degree/major:  realtor

Occupation, current employer:  Xerox processor

Career goals: to play professional roller hockey and manage my own place

Current skating club: Utica Thunderbirds

Coaches name: Bill Schmelcher

When did you begin skating: 13 months

Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: I wish so I don’t have to pay for every trip

Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: to play professionally

Team USA Sport Accomplishments: youngest male to play at a world championships 1st place at world Bs (which someday hopefully world As) finished 2nd overall at world As in scoring

Pan American Games:  2005 Mar Del Plata Argentina

Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports:  player of the year 2 years in a row, 9 national titles, 16 mvps

Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller
sports: all section 3 player three years in a row and all state senior year

Who is your favorite sports figure: Kobe Bryant

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your
life and why: my parents for always believing in me and helping me reach my goals

List your hobbies: video games basketball and hockey of course

What music do you listen to during training or competition? Mostly dmx

What makes you a unique and special person: dedicated

Favorite food before a competition: anything

Favorite movie: the ringer

Favorite place to shop: Wal-Mart

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it
be: confident

Anything else you would like us to know about you: no

Family Information:

Father’s name:  Bill

Father’s occupation: floor builder

Mother’s name: Melinda

Mother’s occupation: stay at home mom

Brothers: Shane

Sisters: Shilo, Sheena, Shayla

Olympic Games: I wish are sport could be in the Olympics