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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Andrew Sheridan, 20


Andrew Sheridan was never one to bring attention to himself. Frequently the 20-year-old Southborough native would find a way to help his friends and teammates to excel by taking a supporting role. The Hamilton College sophomore died Monday after having a seizure during a soccer game in Northborough.

"He led us in assists," said Benjamin Lee, speaking of the intramural soccer team on which he and Mr. Sheridan played. Lee is the outgoing president of the Alpha-Iota chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, to which Mr. Sheridan also belonged. "He was so much better than everyone else playing that he assisted instead of outright scoring himself."

Soccer was one of the activities that Mr. Sheridan was most often associated with. He captained the soccer team at the private St. Mark's School in Southborough. He was stricken Monday while playing at Teamworks Northboro, an indoor facility, and died at UMass-Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, the Globe reports today.

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