Mendham, New Jersey, senior midfielder will represent Stonehill on Division II South All-Star squad
EASTON, Mass. (May 25, 2018) – Stonehill College senior midfielder Taylor Shannahan (Mendham, New Jersey/Morris Catholic) has been selected to participate in the 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II Senior All-Star Game, which will be held on Tierney Field at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland, on Saturday, June 2, at 1 p.m.
The IWLCA's annual All-Star Saturday will start with the Division I North-South game at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Division II game at 1 p.m., and then the Division III Senior All-Star Game at 2:30 p.m. Admission to all three games will be free of charge and the games will be streamed live on IWLCA-tv.com.
Shannahan, one of ten Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse student-athletes selected to the Division II Senior Game, will represent Stonehill on the South Squad, to be coached by Merrimack College head coach Julie Duffy and Alicia Groveston from Grand Valley State University. Shannahan recently earned IWLCA All-East Region and All-NE10 honors for the second-straight year. She was named to the All-Region second team this spring after collecting third team honors as a junior, and voted to the All-NE10 second team after a record-breaking senior season for the Skyhawks. She collected a program-record 75 ground balls to lead the NE10 and rank seventh nationally, surpassing the previous mark of 68 by Stonehill Hall of Famer Amy Bartlett, '02 and Ann Signorella, '02 in 2001. Shannahan also ranks second in the NE10 and 18th nationally with her team-high 40 caused turnovers, which is the sixth-highest single-season total in program history, ranking second on the team with 38 draw controls.
On attack, Shannahan ranked second on the team with ten assists, to go with 19 goals for 29 points to rank fourth on the team in scoring. She posted multiple goals in five games this season, netting a season-high three goals three times and totaling a career-high matching four points three times, including twice over the Skyhawks last three games with three goals and an assist at Saint Michael's College on April 25 and a goal and career-best three assists in a 19-6 win over Queens (N.Y.) College to conclude the season. She opened the season with a career-high ten ground balls in a 9-8 win at American International College, adding nine caused turnovers, while snaring a career-best ten draws in a win at St. Thomas Aquinas College on April 27.
Shannahan, who earned All-NE10 third team honors as a junior, started 56 of the 72 games she played over her four-year career with the Stonehill women's lacrosse team, also helping the women's soccer program to the 2016 NE10 Championship and first NCAA Tournament bid as a two-sport standout at the College. She tallied 56 goals and 27 assists for 83 points on attack for her career, finishing with 188 career ground balls – just one shy of the program record, while her 83 career caused turnovers rank fifth all-time. She also collected 84 draws over her career, and was named to the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for her efforts in the classroom. Shannahan received the athletic department's "Breakout Junior Award" at its 2017 Athletic Awards Night. She earned All-New England honors for women's soccer following her senior year, finishing her four-year career on the pitch with four goals and six assists for 14 points, netting a pair of match-winning goals, in 73 career games as a midfielder.
Stonehill women's lacrosse wrapped up its 2018 season with an 8-9 record overall, including 5-8 in the NE10.
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