Shomik Chakraborty

Shomik Chakraborty

Hometown: Washington, DC     Position: Goalkeeper    

Stick: OBO Robo Straight A's
Goalkeeping Equipment: OBO Robo Plus

Instagram: @shomikjameschakraborty

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2021

Named to the US Men's National Team
Junior Pan American Championship (Bronze - Santiago, Chile)
Indoor Pan American Cup (Silver - Spring City, PA)
Europe Tour (Frankfurt, Germany & Antwerp, Belgium)

2019

Junior Series against Canada (Moorpark, CA)
Named to Junior US Men's National Team

2018

Named St. Kilian Athlete of the Year

2017

Named Railway Union Young Player of the Year

2015

O'Meara Cup Winner

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

How old were you when you first started playing?

I started playing during PE in 3rd grade.

Who was your favorite athlete growing up? (can be any sport)

Sourav Ganguly because we're both Bengali and he never backed down from anyone on or off the pitch.

What's your go-to pregame meal?

When I'm at home, chocolate weetabix. But when we're traveling I'll eat whatever they give us!

What is your favorite pump-up song?

Bad by Steel Banglez

Describe your playing style in no more than three words?

Exciting, Confident, Aggressive

What is your secret talent?

I'm fluent in German.

What fictional character would you love to meet?

Princess Jasmine

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A footballer or a cricketer.

What do you do when you're not playing field hockey?

Go to the library, gotta catch up on school!

What is your favorite food to cook?

Trader Joe's Dumplings

What is your favorite motivational quote?

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?

Just stop the ball.

What is your favorite place to travel to?

India

Cake or pie?

Cake

Pineapples on pizza?

That's a crime

Beach house or cabin?

Beach house

What is your favorite field hockey memory?

Winning the O'Meara Cup for the first time with the Railway Union U16's. We won in a shootout after losing in the semifinals in a shootout the year before.