22 Shannon McSweeney
22 Shannon McSweeney
Height: 5-7
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Stow, MA
High School: The Rivers School
Position: D

2010: Only freshman to start all 17 games... Helped anchor a defense that posted four shutouts... Named CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer after Yale's victory over Penn State.

Before Yale: All-state selection as a senior at The Rivers School… Three-time ISL all-league selection… Team captain as a senior… Received The Rivers School Golden Boot Award and Pioneer Player Award in her senior year… Helped lead The Rivers School to two ISL championships and two NEPSAC Tournament titles… Player four years of varsity basketball as well… Played soccer for the Stars of Massachusetts from U-11 to U-18. Inducted into the Stars of Massachusetts Hall of Fame… Two-time Player of the Year selection…. Helped team to four State Cup championships.

Personal: Volunteered at Franciscan Hospital for Children… In the summer of 2009, served as a legislative intern in Massachusetts State Senator Steven Tolman’s office.

“From the moment that I stepped on to the campus, I fell in love with the sense of community and the importance of the individuality of each student. The combination of playing soccer at a high level, competing for an Ivy League championship and receiving a second-to-none academic and extracurricular experience made Yale a perfect fit for me.”