Five years ago, Phillip Sheldon was standing in a hole he dug while deployed in Afghanistan as a machine-gunner with the Marines. As he stood there, he wondered where life would lead him. Sheldon soon found himself emailing the Office of Undergraduate Admission at William & Mary, hoping to find that answer. “I feel more humbled than anything that I can be here today looking back at that point five years ago,” Sheldon said. Sheldon, 26, aims to major in international relations at W&M — a path he believes he is well prepared for. As he begins a new chapter in his life at the W&M, Sheldon has gotten involved in several ways. He serves as goalie of the ice hockey club team and is running for transfer outreach and liaison positions involving veterans and students.
Barger’s coaching experiences in high school hockey and soccer inform his approach to gamesmanship and team-building as essential ingredients for a successful club. Adam is and alumnus and current employee of William & Mary.