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Dylan Sheehan

School

Brown University

Position
Forward
G
1
A
0
PTS
2
GAA
-
W-L-T
9-6-1

Classroom

Concentrating in Engineering, Dylan Sheehan is the model Brown student-athlete. While a various competitive athlete, Sheehan is also a role model to his peers in each and every class he has taken. One of Dylan’s professors, Mr. Danny Warshaw (Brown ’87) noted, “ My course, which followed a standard Harvard Business School methodology, is known to be among the most rigorous at Brown, and Dylan lived up to every bit of the challenge.” As a junior, Sheehan earned a 3.62 GPA, and was named a 2007 CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American, and Academic All-Ivy accolades. While maintaining his success in the classroom, Sheehan was a First-Team All-Ivy forward and led the Brown soccer team to a perfect 7-0-0 Ivy season for its 19th Ivy League Championship.

Character

Sheehan’s time spent at Brown hasn’t all been a success; as he suffered from a season-ending injury after just his first practice his freshman year. A student-athlete’s freshman season is sometimes the most crucial, as most begin to form a different kind of bond with teammates while both playing on the field. Dylan didn’t have that opportunity, but still was able to maintain that closeness with his teammates and coaches that eventually set him up for the success he is having today. In 2007, Sheehan received his team’s Coaches Award, for his dedication, commitment, and most of all, perseverance. This year, he has been named a team captain. In 2007, Sheehan received his team’s Coaches Award, for his dedication, commitment, and most of all, perseverance. This year, he has been named a team captain.

Community

After suffering from his injury, Sheehan became active in Brown organizations, as well as in the community. He first became a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and by the end of the year he was nominated to be the Chair of the Faculty Liaison program. The main initiative of the program was to bring faculty and student-athletes together to discuss key issues and concerns in an effort to create a healthier and more productive relationship within the Brown community. Since then, he has been selected as the co-president of SAAC, and has represented Brown at the Ivy League SAAC conference. In the spring of 2007, Sheehan was the race day committee head for the Dave Zucconi ’55 5k race that helped fundraise over $17,000 for the Providence Ronald McDonald House. Sheehan has been actively involved in an after-school program to help underprivileged inner city youth, GOAL (Greater Opportunity for Athletes to Learn). He’s also a student-athlete representative for the Brown University Sports Foundation, and is an executive member of the Collegiate Consulting Group.

Competition

In 2007, Sheehan tied for the team lead in goals (10) and tallied six assists. The First Team All-Ivy honoree helped lead the Brown soccer team to its 23rd NCAA appearance, its 19th Ivy League title. He received Ivy League Player of the Week honors twice, and was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He guided the Bears to an adidas-Brown Classic championship, its third in nine years, and was named the Offensive MVP. Entering his senior season, the Bears have won two Ivy titles, and have appeared in three NCAA tournaments. In the 37 games played, he has scored 14 goals and handed out eight assists for 36 points.