Sean Ritchey grew up in the La Mesa neighborhood of San Diego County. His parents recognized that soccer was something he was good at when he excelled at playing recreational soccer in their neighborhood. While in middle and high school, he played for local club teams including Crusaders Soccer Club, Coronado Soccer Club and PQ Premier. As expected, he started for the varsity soccer squad at Grossmont High School.
Having played with various clubs around town and at high school, he was poised for a smooth transition to playing soccer at the college level. Sean moved out of San Diego to a little town called Merced. At UC Merced, Sean majored in marketing and played for the Bobcats soccer club.
After college, Sean made his way back to San Diego and currently works with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. During his down time, Sean enjoys playing the guitar, ukulele, bass and the banjo.