HOMETOWN: Moosic, PA
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Lancaster, PA
BORN: 1990
JOINED NATIONAL TEAM: 2011
POSITION: Forward/Midfield
NUMBER: 24
CAPS: 36

BIO

Watching her older sister, Laura, play field hockey in junior high was all the inspiration Sharkey needed to get hooked on the sport. Eventually hitting around in her backyard at home translated into Sharkey being dubbed as the Division I Leading Goal Scorer for the 2010 and 2012 seasons while at Princeton University. Since being named to the U.S. Women's National Team in 2011, Sharkey has rejoined her former Tiger Teammates Katie and Julia Reinprecht as U.S. Teammates. Sharkey's sheer speed and athleticism have made her a force to be reckoned with as part of Team USA's attack and she has made her presence known on the pitch as a member of the 2014 Champions Challenge gold medal team and the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup squad that impressed the globe with a fourth place finish.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014: Champions Challenge (1st, Glasgow, Scotland), Rabobank Hockey World Cup (4th, The Hague, Netherlands)
  • 2013: Pan American Cup (2nd, Medoza, Argentina)
  • 2012: Four Nations Tournament (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2011: Named to National team; Member of team during Germany/Belgium Tour
  • 2010: Named to US Developmental Squad and nominated for the 2010 Honda Award
  • 2009-2010,2012: Named First Team NCAA All-American
  • 2008-2011: Member of the US U21 National Team
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Cup (1st, Mexico) and named Ivy League Rookie of the Year
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012: First Team All Ivy, First Team All- Region

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Kat
Twitter: @ksharkeyy
High School: Wyoming Seminary
Club: Valley Styx
Years of Futures: 2005-2008
College: Princeton University
Major: Sociology
Names of parents/guardians: Thomas and Anne Sharkey
Names of siblings: Laura, Tom, Jeffrey
Favorite sports quote: Those who have the will to win cannot be beaten.
Best words of advice: Enjoy the game. 




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