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Shane

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#41

Defense
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 212
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stockton, N.J.
High School: Hunterdon Central

Bio

2017 Senior CLASS Award Candidate

2017: Made 14 appearances with eight starts on defense... Tied for third on the squad with nine caused turnovers... Totaled 18 ground balls... Recorded career-high five ground balls vs. Hobart... Scooped up three ground balls at then-#16 Duke... Caused a game- and season-high three turnovers at St. John's... Went for two ground balls and two caused turnovers at Sacred Heart... Recorded two ground balls at Drexel... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2016: Made all 16 starts on defense... Led squad in caused turnovers (20)... Added 20 ground balls... Ranked sixth in the Northeast Conference in caused turnovers per game (1.25)... Caused career-high four turnovers and added a ground ball in Northeast Conference Championship semifinals vs. Robert Morris... Caused three turnovers and added a ground ball in NEC Championship title game vs. Hobart... Registered three ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Bryant... Recorded a season-high three ground balls and caused a turnover at #17 Virginia... Posted one ground ball and three caused turnovers vs. Delaware... Scored first collegiate goal at Penn... Made first collegiate start vs. VMI... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015: Made 13 appearances... Took one shot and added one ground ball vs. Mount St. Mary's in Northeast Conference semifinals... Earned season-high two ground balls at Mount St. Mary's... Added ground ball at Delaware and caused turnover vs. VMI.

2014: Saw action in nine games… Made collegiate debut at High Point… Recorded one ground ball in non-conference win at Monmouth… Caused one turnover apiece at High Point and #20 Penn… Saw additional non-conference action against VMI, Richmond, Michigan, and Drexel and conference action against #12 Bryant and Sacred Heart.

High School/Personal: 2013 All-West Jersey Player of the Year... Two-time All-State, All-West Jersey, and All-Conference First Team selection... Earned All-Courier News and Star Ledger All-State Second Team honors in 2013 and All-Junior Star Ledger recognition in 2012... Led squad to three consecutive county championships, two Midstate 39 Conference Championships, and two North Jersey Group IV Section II State Championship games, including the 2010 title...  Recorded 103 career ground balls... Team's 2013 Defensive MVP... Hunterdon Central's Male Athlete of the Month of April... Three-year varsity letterwinner and senior team captain... Majoring in interdisciplinary health services and minoring in business.

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          

Goals: 1 at Penn (4/26/16)
Assists:
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Points: 1 at Penn (4/26/16)
Shots: 1 (3x) last at Penn (4/26/16)
SOG: 1 at Penn (4/26/16)
Up Goals: ---
Down Goals: ---
Ground Balls: 5 vs. Hobart (4/8/17)
Caused Turnovers: 4 vs. Robert Morris (5/5/16)

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG GB CT
2014 9-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
2015 13-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1
2016 16-16 1 0 1 1 1 0 20 20
2017 14-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 9
TOTAL 52-24 1 0 1 3 1 0 43 32

 

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