About Shannon: A very smart player ... Strong in crowded spaces ... Creative goal scoring abilities.2008: Played in 19 games ... Logged four goals and one assist ... Recorded a career-high two goals at Northwestern (Oct. 21) ... Went 2-3 in penalty strokes, serving as the team's primary stroke striker ... Owned a .800 SOG percentage.
2007: Academic All-ACC ... Played in 21 games with nine starts ... Registered seven goals and two assists ... Was a team leader in shots on goal percentage (.719) ... Earned starts in the ACC tournament against Duke (Nov. 1) and Maryland (Nov. 2) ... Registered a goal in four consecutive games, starting with Appalachian State (Oct. 3) ... Had game-winning goals against Indiana (Sept. 16) and California (Oct. 12) ... Netted a goal against Michigan State in the NCAA tournament opening round (Nov. 10).
2006: Played in 18 games ... Led freshmen class in points with 10 ... Knocked in three goals and had four assists ... Took 13 shots, including 10 shots on goal ... Recorded two assists during WFU's season opener against Iowa ... Scored first career goal against Stanford (Sept. 1) ... Had three points against Kent State (Sept. 15) with a goal and an assist ... Also scored against Radford (Oct. 4).
Background: A member of the U16 National Team in 2005 ... Played in the futures program from 2001-05 ... Participated in the Junior Olympics from 2001-04 and earned gold medals in 2002 and 2003 ... Named to the All Main Line team from 2003-05 ... Also earned All Inter-Ac from 2003-05 ... Named the USFHA Australia "Best Player on the Team Award" ... Earned 11 letters in high school including six in track, four in field hockey and one in lacrosse.
Personal: Born September 7, 1988 ... Parents are Pat and Diane Shannon ... Has one younger brother, Matt (18) ... Father was on the track team at Temple ... Mother played volleyball at Temple ... Major is biology.