Accolades: Earned a spot on the 2009 All-Patriot League Second Team … Named the Most Valuable Player of last fall’s D.C. College Cup… Named to the 2008 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll… Of his ten collegiate goals, seven are game-winning goals.
2009: Led American University in points (13), assists (five) and goals (four)… Ranked fourth in the Patriot League with his five assists… Recorded a pair of two-goal games, the first against George Mason (Sept. 5) and the second versus Army (Oct. 4)… Named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 5, 2009 following his two-goal effort against Army… Recorded the game-winning goal in both the George Mason and Army wins… Registered one assist in three consecutive road games against Virginia Tech (Sept. 23), Bucknell (Sept. 26) and James Madison (Sept. 30)… Picked up assist on dramatic double overtime game-winning goal against Lafayette (Oct. 10)… Started all 19 games… Transferred to UMBC in the summer of 2010.
2008: Made 15 appearances, including eight starts ... Tied for second on the team with three goals... Scored a career- high two goals against Princeton (Sept. 12), including the game winner... Led team with two game-winning goals ... Game-winners came against Howard (Aug. 29) and Princeton (Sept. 12).
2007: Appeared in all 18 games with 17 starts ... Led team in goals (three), assists (two), points (eight) and game-winning goals (three)... Netted first career goal in 2-0 win over Princeton (Sept. 7), which was also the game-winner ... Also scored game-winning goals in wins over Army (Sept. 29) and Navy (Oct. 13)… Named BRINE Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 1, 2007 with game-winning goal and an assist in 2-1 victory over Army (Sept. 29) ... Named BRINE Patriot League Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week on October 14, 2007 after scoring game-winning goal versus Navy (Oct. 13).
Background: A four-year starter at Tuscarora High School... A two-year captain and team MVP in last three seasons ... Finished high school with 104 points (44 goals and 16 assists) ... The leading scorer for Frederick County Public Schools in both 2004 and 2005 ... A three-time Frederick County All-Gazette First Team member... The Frederick News Post Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006 ... The Frederick Gazette Player of the Year in 2006 ... A Washington Post All-Metro Second-Team honoree in 2006... A member of the 2006 NSCAA Adidas High School All-South Team ... Won the Maryland Scholar Award ... Graduated with Honors ... Played club for five years with Bethesda United and one with FC Delco... A three-time member of the Maryland Olympic Development program team ... Led the club team to national final four in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... The club team won the Maryland State Cup in 2002, 2004 and 2006... Has a pair of brothers, Greg and Andy… Son of Diane and Dave Shannon.