Centercourt Instructors

Kathleen Sharkey

Kathleen Sharkey

Manager of Youth Programs & Talen ID - Field Hockey

Field Hockey

Gillette Marlboro Morristown Mt. Olive Lawrence Montclair

My favorite sports event/memory/moment is…. was playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Playing in the Olympics was a goal of mine throughout my career.  In the journey to the Olympics, there were so many ups and downs along the way from both a team and individual perspective. Everyone on the team put in an extraordinary amount of work and sacrificed so much to get to that level. To overcome those obstacles and reach the pinnacle sporting event in the world was an indescribable feeling and will always be the highlight of my career.

Coach Sharkey was The Division I Leading Goal Scorer for the 2010 and 2012 seasons while at Princeton University along with many other collegiate accolades. She remains the all-time leading goal scorer in the Ivy League.

Coach Sharkey’s Exceptional Career Highlights: 

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)