Sheldon Shealer hired to lead Prep Soccer expansion

Minneapolis — Prep Network announced this week that Sheldon Shealer has joined the team as the Director of Prep Soccer.

Shealer’s primary duty in this role will be the production of national player and team rankings as well as publishing dozens of articles each month analyzing soccer prospects throughout the country.

“Sheldon is a trusted source in the soccer world, with years of experience and extensive knowledge of prep athletes around the country,” Prep Network co-founder and CEO Jake Phillips said. “We are excited to have Sheldon oversee Prep Network’s expansion into soccer, and confident his leadership will lead to unparalleled coverage across the country.”

Before joining Prep Network, Shealer was the National High School Soccer Editor at Top Drawer Soccer. Prior to that, he held the same position at ESPN. Additionally, he’s served in editor and writer roles with The Washington Post, StudentSports and Rivals.

Shealer also brings experience in the event space, having organized and directed national events such as the Nike Premier 50 at Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore., and the 2011 Manchester City youth soccer camps.

He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.