Name: Kathleen Sharkey
Position: Forward/Midfield
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 4/30/1990
Birthplace: Kingston, Pa.
Hometown: Moosic , Pa.
High School: Wyoming Seminary
College: Princeton University
Team/Club: Valley Styx
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
World Championship Experience
  • 2019 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier (Bhubaneswar, India)
  • Gold - 2017 World League Semifinals (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Gold - 2014 Champions Challenge (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Silver - 2013 Pan American Cup (Mendoza, Argentina)
  • Bronze - 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru), Team USA Flag Bearer for Opening Ceremony
  • Bronze - 2017 Pan American Cup (Lancaster, Pa.), Co-Top Goal Scorer of the Tournament
  • Bronze - 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 4th - 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • 5th - 2015 World League Round Semifinals (Valencia, Spain)
  • 7th - 2017 World League Final (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 9th - 2019 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
  • 14th - 2018 Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup (London, England)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2020: Retired from the U.S. Women's National Team with 176 international caps
  • 2019: Series against Canada (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Chile (Santiago, Chile), Named to 2019 Pan American Elite Team
  • 2018: Series against The Netherlands (Palo Alto, Calif.), Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Argentina (Tucuman, Argentina), Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament (4th, Osaka, Japan), Series against Belgium (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2017 : The Hawke's Bay Cup (4th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), International Festival of Hockey (4th, Melbourne, Australia), Named to 2017 Pan American Elite Team
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Holland (Hilversum, The Netherlands), Citi Rio Send-Off Series (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 Nations Tournament (5th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2012: Four Nations Tournament (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2011: Named to U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2010: Nominated for the 2010 Honda Award (Princeton), Named to U.S. Women's National Developmental Team
  • 2009-2010,2012: Named First Team NCAA All-American (Princeton)
  • 2008-2011: Member of the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Cup (1st, Mexico), Ivy League Rookie of the Year (Princeton)
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012: First Team All Ivy, First Team All- Region (Princeton)
Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Anne Sharkey...Siblings are Laura, Tom and Jeffrey...Nickname is Kat...Favorite Sports Quote: "Those who have the will to win cannot be beaten."...Best Words of Advice: "Enjoy the game."
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.