Highly-touted player from volleyball hotbed of Chicago ... one of several extremely-talented freshman on the roster expected to make an impact from the get-go ... natural middle blocker, but should play a lot on the right side, giving the team a potent attacking and blocking threat.
As a Freshman (2009)
Missed season due to ACL injury.
Played at Sports Performance ... Lettered four years for the Huskies at middle blocker ... team MVP and captain as a senior ... all-conference as both a junior and senior, leading team to back-to-back regional titles ... all-academic team as a senior ... was a team captain as a sophomore ... played three years for the First Alliance Volleyball Club team ... Junior Olympic participant in 2007 ... played in Junior Volleyball Directors Association Nationals in 2008 and 2009 ... team finished third in AAU national summer tournament in 2009.
Sara Elizabeth Shannon ... daughter of Craig and Beth Shannon ... has one brother, Liam, and one sister, Rachel ... mother played college volleyball at Loyola Chicago ... excellent high school student ... graduated with a 4.40 GPA ... Illinois State Scholar, member of Spanish Honor Society and member of high school's symphony orchestra ... favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh ... chose Maryland for the beautiful campus, great academics and coaching staff ... also recruited by Loyola Chicago, St. Louis, Seton Hall and Dayton ... enrolled in College of Letters and Sciences.
SHANNON'S CAREER STATISTICS