2012-13 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
2012 Academic All-Big Ten
2012 (Redshirt-Freshman): Appeared in one game, totaling nine minutes ... made collegiate debut in 3-0 victory against Adelphi ... 2012-13 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... 2012 Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School/Club/ODP: Starred at DeMatha Catholic ... Allowed eight goals in 41 career games ... As a senior, led the Stags to a perfect 24-0-0 record, the WCAC championship, a No. 3 NSCAA national ranking and a No. 1 NSCAA state and regional ranking ... Starting every match, recorded 16 shutouts while surrendering seven goals (0.30 GAA) ... Selected first team all-conference and all-county and earned Washington Post All-Metro goalkeeper honors ... In 2009, played as a sub in 17 games, surrendering one goal while suffering no losses, as DCHS went 20-3 ... Played club soccer with Bethesda SC Internationals under head coach Pete Mehlert ... In 2009, helped Soccer Association of Columbia club team to the No. 2 state ranking and a Maryland State Cup finals appearance ... Member of Maryland ODP from 2005-07, competing in Scotland and Argentina ... Also played in the DC United Academy Development Program (2008) and USL Real Maryland Super Y team (2009).
Personal: Full name is Daniel Welsh Sheerin ... Born on Dec. 29, 1992 in Washington, D.C. ... Parents are Dan and Sherry Sheerin ... Has a younger brother, Patrick, and an older sister, Cate, who competed on the swimming team for the U.S. Naval Academy ... 11th member of his family to attend Penn State ... Majoring in business supply chain management ... Interned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2012 as a staff assistant for U.S. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey ... Interned during summer of 2013 as a supply chain logistics assistant for the Colony Hardware Corporation's branch office in Landover, Md.