HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 11, 2020) – The Stevens Institute of Technological know-how Division of Athletics mourns the heartbreaking loss of previous men’s soccer scholar-athlete, Todd Sheridan, who passed away instantly Saturday.
Director of Athletics Russell Rogers:
“Todd was the excellent college student-athlete on the area, in the classroom, and you could not discover a nicer human being. A person of the matters that sticks out most to me was Todd’s knack for scoring significant aims in significant predicaments. His video game-winner in the very first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament in opposition to RPI and then the target in the initial five minutes of the countrywide semifinal that year against Amherst are two of the biggest aims in plan record. Todd’s reduction is devastating to our athletic community, our men’s soccer plan and to our alumni. The recollections Todd gave us will under no circumstances fade. We will miss him greatly and our views and prayers are with Todd and his relatives.”
Head Men’s Soccer Coach Dale Jordan:
“The Stevens men’s soccer system presents its condolences to the family members, good friends, coaches and teammates of Todd Sheridan. Todd experienced an remarkable influence on our men’s soccer software, as a captain, major his crew to a countrywide closing in 2008. His legacy will without end be remembered.”
Former Head Men’s Soccer Mentor Tim O’Donohue:
“Initial, from all of the coaches, athletic trainers and athletics information directors that worked immediately with Todd on these groups, all of our like and condolences go out to Jack and Betty Sheridan – they ended up an instrumental component of the plan and supported every player. As a father or mother, my key ideas are with them in this really difficult time. They attended almost just about every activity in Todd’s career and our hearts go out to them equally. Todd was anything a coach could have needed in a participant – relentless, selfless, humble, amusing and faithful. On prime of that he had some really serious ability accompanied by a tenacity and will to gain that is exceptional. [Todd] was the most critical player in a whole lot of methods, the coronary heart of the most successful staff in Stevens Men’s Soccer background. He failed to get all of the accolades, but he was the most indispensable member of the team if you ask any of his teammates. He had a knack for the again of the net, but, far more than even that, so athletic, so aggressive, so fantastic in the air, just a great man, a fantastic identity, a wonderful smile. Every person loved him just a helpful man, a great perception of humor, a neat man, one particular of the most liked people that I’ve at any time coached or been all around it truly is a actual tragedy. He was proud to dress in the Stevens jersey – he embodied who we were being as a group. Most importantly, he was wonderful mates with just about every male on the team off the discipline and was beloved by the staff. Just a comprehensive course act, a gentleman, a accurate scholar athlete. Relaxation in Peace Todd #17”
Previous Teammate and Roommate John Radvany:
“I shared outstanding recollections with Todd both on and off the industry. His resilient leadership and grit encouraged our teammates in supporting us realize so substantially throughout our four many years jointly and he possessed a positive strength and charisma that was treasured by all all those who experienced the privilege to know hom. Todd was taken from us as well soon, still the imprint he still left on our lives will never ever fade. We will overlook you, brother.”
Former Teammate and Stevens Athletic Corridor of Famer Niko Gkionis:
“The information hit the full Stevens soccer local community pretty hard. Todd was the quintessential Stevens athlete. He was a genuinely excellent individual with a ton of talent both on and off the subject. His organic intuition in front of the purpose was 1 of the greatest I have observed at Stevens. I recall him coming in his freshman 12 months and doing work his tail off to demonstrate himself. He did just that and left a lasting impact on the software. We will in no way forget Todd.”
Previous Teammate and Stevens Athletic Corridor of Famer Zach Carr:
“Todd embodied every thing that is fantastic about Stevens and the Men’s Soccer software. He was exceptionally proficient as a player, but extra importantly was an even improved chief, friend, and teammate. In the 3 years I performed with Todd, he was instrumental in our accomplishment as a group, culminating with his integral participate in on our way to the Countrywide Championship sport. But what I will try to remember most is how he inspired us to triumph and led by example every day. We are all fortunate to have been impacted by Todd. Although he will be sorely missed, his influence on his close friends and family members will dwell on without end.”
On behalf of the latest Stevens Men’s Soccer University student-Athletes:
“The Stevens Men’s Soccer Workforce sends its deepest condolences to the relatives and pals of Todd Sheridan. As a gifted athlete and academic, Todd established the bar so substantial at this method that even years later the devotion, enthusiasm and heart he set in can however be felt in the course of this workforce currently. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for putting everything towards this staff all through your time below. We will be sure to make you very pleased next tumble!”
Arriving in Hoboken as a two-time New Jersey condition champion with St. Augustine Preparatory Faculty, Sheridan, 32, excelled on the pitch for the Ducks from 2006-09, and concluded his occupation on Castle Point with 37 aims and six helps about 81 matches, which include seven markers in the NCAA Match. A To start with Crew All-Empire 8 Conference collection in 2008, Sheridan stays rated in the Ducks’ all-time best-10 in each profession targets and details, and co-holds the workforce file for aims in a match with four, which the Galloway, New Jersey indigenous attained in 2006. As a 1st-yr scholar-athlete, Sheridan ranked 22nd in the country in objectives for each match and 39th in points per match, producing an immediate impact on the men’s soccer application.
“If you glance at the 2006 year,” O’Donohue mirrored. “He had 4 goals in 20 minutes [against Farmingdale State in the Skyline playoffs]. He was mad at me mainly because I feel I benched him in the initially 50 percent and it was not always a aggressive video game, so I took him out in the first 50 percent. He was so competitive and he was competing with Terrance Johnson, who was one more prime forward, so we had been type of rotating the forwards a minimal bit and I claimed to him, ‘the detail that decides the playing time is scoring plans forwards are calculated on scoring goals, it’s not how considerably you run, you can find a great deal of variables, but, that, eventually, is what is heading to get you into the lineup’. I explained to him that and he goes and bangs 4 targets in 20 minutes. I will under no circumstances neglect the 1 objective: he literally beat like three gamers, he was on the sideline [and] chips it, chips it, honestly, one particular of the best objectives I have seen in 20 decades. I recall he variety of seemed at me and just began smiling.”
Sheridan played for Stevens for the duration of a time in which the Ducks have been in the midst of unparalleled results. The men’s soccer plan arrived at the postseason in each and every of Sheridan’s 4 seasons in Hoboken, culminating with a countrywide championship visual appearance in 2008. The 4-yr extend was a vital component of the Ducks’ run of 13 consecutive conference championships and postseason appearances, which bridged the program’s migration from the Skyline Convention to the Empire 8. Apparently enough, irrespective of not coming absent with the prized national championship trophy, the program’s exit from each of Sheridan’s 4 NCAA appearances came by means of penalty kicks. In excess of their 4 seasons collectively, Sheridan’s course was a single of the most effective in program background, submitting a exceptional 71-8-12 history, such as a sterling 24-2-2 mark in convention play. The team’s 18–3 campaign in 2006 was the program’s 1st season with no a defeat due to the fact 1940.
Whilst his athletic tenure at Stevens arrived to a close in 2009 following a scoreless draw with No. 4 Christopher Newport University in the NCAA Event that saw the Captains advance to the sectional last on penalties, Sheridan retains the one of a kind and scarce feat of closing his profession by scoring a intention on his remaining collegiate shot. On November 15, in the Ducks’ next-round NCAA fixture in opposition to in-state rival, and nationally-ranked, Montclair Point out College, Sheridan’s strike in the 74th minute capped a dominating 4- general performance that propelled the Ducks above the Purple Hawks for just the 2nd time in the sequence historical past. O’Donohue referred to the team’s effectiveness that afternoon as “just one of the greatest that Stevens at any time experienced” and that Sheridan’s effectiveness and intention are some of his “long lasting memories.” The victory snapped Montclair State’s 46-match unbeaten streak on its house turf.
“I could discuss about him all day,” a really emotional O’Donohue said fondly. “I loved him so a great deal. It is not uncomplicated to discuss about him due to the fact he’s every thing you want as a mentor, not only on the discipline, but off the discipline as nicely. I always say to my groups that relationships are a two-way street it’s a mutual issue, even amongst coach and player and Todd was always listening and he was normally knowledgeable of that. Todd would quit by at my workplace just about every day and request ‘what are we performing today, coach?’ We had a functioning joke wherever he would problem me to stop consuming so considerably coffee, and I would inform him the next day I would minimize again. He was just a fantastic male. A huge individuality and you could not aid but adore him. Every thing was in entrance of him. This is devastating to his spouse and children and friends. He was a exclusive individual and all of his coaches and teammates will usually really like and try to remember him. Rest in peace, Todd.”
Similarly as successful in the classroom as he was on the pitch, Sheridan was named to the Dean’s List in each and every of his four yrs in Hoboken and was also a 3-yr Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar and a three-time Edwin A. Stevens Scholar. He received the Joel Crouch Award as a senior for his four-year contributions to the men’s soccer software and was the receiver of the athletic department’s Dr. Harold J. Raveche Award in 2010, which is awarded annually to the male and woman senior pupil-athlete who ideal incorporate academic and athletic excellence with the means to guide in the classroom and in competitiveness.
Sheridan was inducted into the South Jersey Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2015 and coached in the Voorhees Soccer Affiliation.
Sheridan graduated from Stevens in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Engineering diploma in civil engineering. He would go on to gain his Master’s of Science degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012.
Todd is survived by his moms and dads John and Elizabeth, sister Carrie, brother John and many nieces and nephews and many mates. Todd shared his undergraduate alma mater with his father, who performed baseball at Stevens ahead of graduating in 1967.
Visitation together with prayers and testimonial will be held at the Wimberg Funeral Property in Galloway, New Jersey on Thursday night. In lieu of flowers, the spouse and children requests that donations be made to the Local community Food stuff Lender of South Jersey. A zoom backlink is staying furnished for those not able to attend due to COVID-19 constraints.
Eternally A Duck.
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