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Shannon Hawley
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Shannon Hawley 1111841
Position: Attack
Year: Senior
Hometown: Camillus, N.Y.
High School: West Genesee
Major: English
Experience: 4 Letters

Four-time letter winner for the Blue Hens that possesses an outstanding skill set • speed, quickness and stick skills make her a game changer • true midfielder that will be looked to control the draw, cause turnovers and convert goals • faced high school teammate Shelby Milne as an opponent at Hofstra • also played on the same high school team as UD classmate Kara Dattellas • finished career tied for 23rd all-time with 135 points and tied for 19th with 103 goals • third in the school record books with eight career game-winning goals • 14th all-time with 56 career draw controls • registered 11 career hat tricks • graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Earned a starting spot in each of Delaware’s 17 games • finished third for the Hens with 41 points (27g, 14a) • ranked third in the CAA with 4.88 shots per contest while tying for ninth with 2.41 points per and placing 10th with 0.82 assists per • registered at least one point in all but one contest and a goal in all but three • posted a career-high nine shots against No. 11 Princeton (April 3) • mark tied for fourth in Delaware Stadium records • scored four of team’s six goals versus the Tigers, a record that tied for 13th in Delaware Stadium history • became 19th player in program history to reach 100 career goals with a four-goal performance at Hofstra (April 17) • career-best 60 shots on goal good for ninth in UD record books (since 2003) • alongside classmate Casey Lyons, led UD with five free position goals on the year • collected game-winning goals in back-to-back games against Monmouth (March 12) and at Temple (March 16) • notched four points in five contests • recorded two hat tricks • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

Started all 18 games for Delaware in her junior campaign • finished third for the Hens with 30 points • added a career-best 10 assists for 40 total points, which was good for fourth on the team • fourth overall with 19 draw controls • second on team with three game-winning goals • winning tallies came at Lafayette (Feb. 17), vs. Rutgers (Feb. 28) and at No. 11 Princeton (March 28) • named the CAA Player of the Week and National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on March 30 after posting seven goals against Princeton and Canisius • registered a career-best five goals with seven shots on goal in upset over the nationally-ranked Tigers • collected career-high six points with four assists in victory over George Washington (March 21) • six points good to tie for fourth in Delaware Stadium history • four assists ties for first in Delaware Stadium history • had scored points in 24 straight games before being held without a goal or assist at Drexel (April 12) • logged at least two points in 12 of 18 games.

Appeared in the starting lineup in all 17 contests • second for the Hens with 37 goals, which placed her 100th in NCAA Division I rankings, and 22 draw controls • finished fourth in the CAA with 2.18 goals per game (88th NCAA) • tied for ninth in the league with 2.59 points per contest • tied for third on the team with 44 total points on the year • posted game-winning goals at George Washington (March 22) and against William & Mary (April 13) • registered a career-best game with five points on four goals and one assist vs. the Tribe • dished out a career-high two assists at Penn (Feb. 22) • tabulated four draw controls in win over La Salle (March 5) • named the National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week for March 24 • earned CAA All-Tournament Team honors after tallying two goals and one assist with three groundballs against James Madison (May 2).

Saw action in 13 games for the Blue Hens and started three during her rookie campaign • finished season with nine goals, one assist, 10 points, eight groundballs, six draw controls and two caused turnovers • scored first career goal while recording first career assist against Monmouth on Feb. 22 • posted a career-high two goals at Lafayette on March 16 • won two draw controls vs. William & Mary on April 14.

A four-year lacrosse starter (midfielder) and letter winner at West Genesee High School • helped lead team to the New York State Championship as a senior (2012) • team also earned their way to the state semi-finals in 2009 • played for Bob Elmer, Dan Hallinan and Carl Dattellas • Under Armour Underclass All-American • Brine Unsung Hero • First Team All-League • Coaches Award • New York State Championship All-Tournament Team • Honor Roll • played alongside UD teammate Kara Dattellas • also played basketball.

Shannon Marie Hawley • born January 29, 1994 • daughter of Carl and Sharon Hawley • has an older sister, Colby, and a younger sister, Caitlin • majoring in English with a minor in journalism with the goal of becoming a journalist for a magazine or newspaper • cites former teammate Caitlin McCartney as the biggest influence on her as an athlete because she is a competitive and very talented athlete • chose Delaware because she feels the lacrosse program is amazing and the education offered is great • began playing lacrosse at age 11 • had her front tooth knocked out while playing indoor lacrosse when younger • uncles, John, Dave and Jeff Desko, and cousin, Tim Desko, all played lacrosse collegiately • enjoys writing, road trips and hanging out with friends • figure skated competitively for numerous years • active in several community service projects • interned with the Delaware Athletics Media Relations office.
Goals: 5 at Princeton, 3/28/15
Assists: 4 vs. George Washington, 3/21/15
Points: 6 vs. George Washington, 3/21/15
Shots: 9 vs. No. 11 Princeton, 4/3/16
SOG: 7 – 2x, last at Hofstra, 4/17/16
FPG: 2 vs. Penn, 2/21/15
FGS: 4 vs. Drexel, 4/15/16
Groundballs: 2 – 15x, last at Hofstra, 4/17/16
Draw Controls: 4 – 3x, last at La Salle, 2/25/15
Caused Turnovers: 2 – 4x, last vs. No. 11 Princeton, 4/3/16

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots SOG GW FPG-S GB DC CT
2013 13/3 9 1 10 19 15 1 2-6 8 6 2
2014 17/17 37 7 44 66 50 2 3-10 13 22 8
2015 18/18 30 10 40 76 58 3 2-8 15 19 9
2016 17/17 27 14 41 83 60 2 5-20 10 9 5
 Totals 65/55 103 32 135 244 183 8 12-44 46 56 24
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