Emily Sheridan ’17 of North Smithfield, RI signed to play soccer for Ohio Wesleyan University on February 1.
Sheridan has been a member of the Marianapolis girls’ varsity soccer team since her freshman year, serving as captain this year. In addition, Sheridan is also a member of the girls’ varsity basketball team and the varsity lacrosse team, and serves as captain on both teams. During the 2016 soccer season, she had 31 goals and 17 assists, bringing her Marianapolis career stats to 100 goals and 55 assists.
Sheridan has been playing soccer since she was four years old, typically in the forward or midfield position. She decided to attend OWU due to its strong soccer program and the team’s potential to win another national title. Sheridan explained, “The team, coaches, admissions, and athletic staff were very welcoming and nice on my visit. I also loved OWU because it is the perfect size and it has numerous majors/minors that are of interest to me.” Right now, Sheridan is undecided on a major but has interest in education, sports management, and prelaw.
In addition to being a tri-captain this year, Sheridan has amassed numerous awards including 2015 SENEISSA: New England Player of the Year, 2015 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team, 2015 and 2016 Norwich Bulletin Team, and was a member of three consecutive SENE championship teams (2014, 2015, 2016).Ohio Wesleyan University is a Division III school, playing in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). The women’s soccer team won two national championships in 2001 and 2002.