Hall Of Fame Homecoming For TQL Chicago Team Member
TQL tells prospective employees they need a hall-of-fame work ethic.
Sean H. has one. And the nine-year company veteran now has the plaque to prove it. He was inducted to the Madeira High School athletic hall of fame Friday, Sept. 11.
Most noted for his soccer skills, Sean scored a school-record 29 goals his senior season for the Mustangs, led the team to a 23-0 season and a 2002 Division III state title, and was a first team all-Ohio selection.
Madeira beat Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 1-0 in the championship game at Crew Stadium in Columbus. The Mustangs played to a 0-0 tie through regulation and two overtimes before finally winning 5-4 in a penalty-kick shootout. Sean made the second PK.
“It was really intense, but it was a great day,” Sean said. “I have great memories of the whole thing. In fact, I ran home to Cincinnati right after the game so I could get to a dance at Mount Notre Dame that night.”
Sean went on to play soccer at the University of Cincinnati, but broke a bone in his back while lifting weights in preparation for his senior season.
“It actually turned out to be one of those fortunate unfortunate circumstances,” he said. “I was able to graduate early and get right to work.”
He joined the TQL team directly out of UC in 2006 and moved to Chicago as part of the founding team in 2009.
“Like any athletic endeavor, it takes a lot of hard work and discipline after practice ends; that’s the correlation to TQL,” Sean said. “When I was working for a scholarship, I was working an hour or more every day after practice, working on technical skills.”
“It’s the same mentality here. It’s not just an 8 to 5 job. You have to put in the time and do the work if you want to do well.”
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