Andy Sheridan

Field Hockey

Hometown: Ridgewood, N.J.
Current Residence: London, England
Born: 1985
Joined National Team: 2007
Position: Defense
Number: 14
Caps: 42

BIO

Uprooting from his home in New Jersey to England at the age of 7, Sheridan was given a multiple choice question of which popular British sport to play - rugby, cricket or field hockey. It’s safe to say, Sheridan answered correctly which has pushed him to achieve the greatest mark in the sports world – to be an athlete on the U.S. Men's National Field Hockey Team. Sheridan believes hockey is not just about being strong and fast, and the best athletes don’t always make the best players. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012: World League Round 1 (1st, Chula Vista, Cali.)
  • 2011: Pan American Games (5th, Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • 2009: Pan American Cup (2nd, Santiago, Chile)
  • 2008: Pan American Junior Championship (3rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Polar Bear
Twitter: @andywsheridan
High School: St George’s College 
Club: Surbiton HC
College: University College London
Major: Medicine
Names of parents/guardians: Tom and Laurie Sheridan
Names of sibling(s): Tom, Matt and Charlie
Year you began playing field hockey: 1992
Game day mantra: No excuses, play like a champion.
Best words of advice: If you’re good at something there’s no need to go around telling people, they’ll figure it out. And if they don’t figure it out maybe you’re not as good as you think.