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#2 Shannon Burns
Position: Attack
Year: Senior
Hometown: Springfield, Pa.
High School: Springfield Delco
Major: Finance
Experience: 4 Letters
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AT DELAWARE
Four-time letter winner for the Blue Hens • holds school record for nine draw controls in a single game (4/13/12 vs. Drexel) • finished career fourth in the Delaware record books with 87 draw controls and 13th with 42 caused turnovers • second in school history with 47 draw controls (2.76 per game) during the 2012 season • All-CAA Second Team selection as a sophomore • two career hat tricks.

2014 SEASON
Saw action in 15 contests • featured in the starting lineup in final three games of season • wrapped season with 12 draw controls, two caused turnovers and two goals • collected a season-best four draw controls against William & Mary on April 13 • picked up goals as Blue Hens broke Delaware Stadium scoring records with 18-7 win over La Salle (March 5) and 17-3 victory against Virginia Tech (March 12).

2013 SEASON
Played in 15 games while starting 10 during junior campaign • finished second on the team with 27 draw controls and tied for second with 16 caused turnovers • collected eight goals and one assist for nine total points • averaged 1.47 shots per game on a 36.2 shot percentage and 72.7 shot on goal percentage • tied a career-high with three goals and three points at Lehigh on March 5.
 
2012 SEASON
Started all 17 games for the Blue Hens • All-CAA Second Team selection • earned Team Most Improved Award • collected first career hat trick against La Salle on March 2 • posted school record nine draw controls on April 13 against Drexel • finished second in school history, third in the CAA and 76th in the NCAA with 47 draw controls (2.76 per game) • seventh all-time with 24 caused turnovers • also third in the CAA and 42nd nationally with 1.41 caused turnovers per game • tallied 32 groundballs (1.88 per game/103rd NCAA) • recorded 16 points (15 goals/one assist) with a 32.6 shot percentage • named to the Synapse Sports Honor Roll on April 10.
 
2011 SEASON
Saw action in eight games as a freshman • recorded two shots, both of which were on goal, vs. St. Mary’s College • won her first career draw control vs. Saint Joseph’s.
 
HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year member and three year varsity letterwinner at Springfield (Delco) High School where she played attack for Keith Broome • selected honorable mention All-Delco in her sophomore season • earned All-American status in both her junior and senior seasons, including first team in 2010 • also earned academic All-America honors • named to Central League first team All-Defense squad • team won the PIAA District 1 title three years in a row (2007, 2008, 2009) • member of the Philly1 team that won the US Lacrosse National Tournament in May, 2009 • also played field hockey and basketball • earned second team All-Delco honors senior year in field hockey and defensive MVP in basketball • member of the National Honor Society • class officer in junior year.
 
PERSONAL
Shannon Marie Burns • daughter of Robert and Patricia Burns • has one older brother, Robert • began playing lacrosse in eighth grade • chose Delaware because it is close to her home, has a lot to offer academically, and loved the campus • cites high school coach Kathleen Geiger as biggest influence because she helped her improve after each practice • honors student • finance major at Delaware • interned at the First Financial Group • favorite TV shows include Dexter and Homeland.
 
CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 3 – 2x, last at Lehigh (3/5/13)
Assists: 1 – 2x, last at Monmouth (2/22/13)
Points: 3 – 2x, last at Lehigh (3/5/13)
Shots: 8 vs. La Salle (3/2/12)
SOG: 6 vs. Denver (2/24/13)
FPG: 1 – 3x, last vs. Towson (3/31/13)
FGS: 3 – 2x, last vs. Drexel (4/13/12)
Groundballs: 6 at Loyola (3/14/12)
Draw Controls: 9 at Hofstra (4/15/12)
Caused Turnovers: 9 at Hofstra (4/15/12)

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW FPG-S GB DC CT
2011 8/0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0-0 0 1 0
2012 17/17 15 1 16 46 26 0 1-8 32 47 24
2013 15/10 8 1 9 22 16 0 2-3 15 27 16
2014 15/3 2 0 2 3 2 0 0-0 1 12 2
 Totals 55/30 25 2 27 73 46 0 3-11 48 87 42
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