William L. Sedgewick '94
Bill Sedgewick graduated from Westminster College in 1994 with a degree in business finance. It was during his college years playing soccer that he learned the tremendous work ethic that has made him so successful as a defender for Rochester’s Raging Rhinos soccer team. Bill came to Westminster for the academics, but he also played on the college’s soccer team, earning NAIA Third Team All-American honors in soccer as well as Academic All-American honors.
Sedgewick played for the Edmonton Drillers between 1996 and 1997, and began his professional outdoor career in 1997 with the Montreal Impact, and spent two seasons there before moving to the Rochester Rhinos in 1999. He returned to the Impact in 2006 for one season, on loan from the California Cougars. Sedgwick signed for the Orlando Sharks during the 2006 season, and signed for the Detroit Ignition in March 2008. In January 2010 Sedgewick was named as the new Assistant coach of Rochester Rhinos, he works under Head Coach Bob Lilley.
Bill also has been a prominent fixture in the Rochester community. In 2004, he started the Quarters for Cancer program to help benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong in young children fighting cancer. Bill founded the Strides for Shaun campaign for Rhinos teammate Shaun Tsakiris, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2004. Sedgewick collected sponsorship and donations to run the Los Angeles Marathon in tribute to Tsakiris and his battle.
Bill Sedgewick is a four-time recipient of the Iacovangelo Community Service Award for outstanding service to his community. “What he’s done in terms of raising funds is incredible,” says the father of one young boy Sedgewick has helped. “But what Bill’s done in terms of befriending my son is even more heartwarming. This is a guy with a huge heart. I only wish more athletes realized the power they have to do good and influence kids in a powerful way.” (DemocratandChronicle.com April 30, 2004)