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    Shannon Smith
    Shannon Smith

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    West Babylon, N.Y.

    High School:
    West Babylon

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    M/A



    06/05/2012

    Thornton Voted 2012 Lacrosse Honda Sports Award Recipient

    NU junior now a candidate for Collegiate Woman of the Year honor

    06/02/2012

    Celebrate Northwestern's Seventh NCAA Championship Monday at Norris!

    All seven trophies will be on hand, free lunch provided for first 100 attendees

    05/31/2012

    NU Tops 200 Total Academic All-Big Ten Honors For Second-Straight Year

    Wildcats earn 65 awards in spring and at-large sports

    05/28/2012

    Northwestern Quartet Tabbed IWLCA All-Americans

    Smith, Frank each complete careers as three-time All-Americans

    05/27/2012

    'Cats Climb Stairway to Seven! NU Bests Syracuse for NCAA Title

    Northwestern rallies from early 4-2 deficit to claim seventh championship in eight years

    Career Highlights:
    • Northwestern's all-time leading goal-scorer (254) and single-season goals record holder (86, 2011)
    • Second in career points at Northwestern (362) and third in assists (108)
    • Ranks in top-10 all-time in Division I women's lacrosse in career points (eighth) and goals (ninth)
    • Two-time NCAA Championship MVP
    • 2011 Tewaaraton Award and Lacrosse Honda Sports Award Winner
    • 2011 Suzy Favor Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year
    • Three-time first-team IWLCA All-American

    2012: Received her third straight first-team IWLCA All-American honor ... First-team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection ... Named MVP of NCAA Championship for second straight season ... Leaves Northwestern as the school's all-time leading goal-scorer with 254, surpassing Kristen Kjellman's previous mark of 250 ... Also ranks second in points (362) and third in assists (108) ... Her career totals place her eighth on the Division I women's lacrosse career points record list and ninth in goals ... 49 career games with at least three goals ... Ranks second all-time with 58 career points in the NCAA Tournament and tied for third with 39 goals ... Named Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Player of the Year and a Tewaaraton Award nominee ... Hat trick in NU's season-opener at Stanford ... Scored five goals, including four in the first half, and added an assist in win at No. 5 Duke ... Matched that effort with five goals and an assist in come-from-behind win at Syracuse ... Named ALC Offensive Player of the Week on March 5 ... Two goals at Louisville ... Scored five points (2g, 3a) in just 18 minutes of action vs. William & Mary before leaving the game with an injury ... Six goals and seven points vs. No. 19 UMass ... Hat trick and one assist vs. Vanderbilt, surpassing the 300-point plateau for her career ... Season-best eight points on five goals and three assists vs. Navy ... Named WomensLax.com National Player of the Week (3/26) ... Scored two overtime goals in 13-12 win over Ohio State, finishing with three on the game ... Five goals and six points at Penn State ... Hat trick against Penn, her sixth straight game with at least three goals ... Two goals, including eventual game-winner, in 8-7 victory over No. 3 UNC ... Seven points on three goals and four assists vs. Johns Hopkins ... ALC Offensive Player of the Week (4/16) ... Five points in back-to-back wins over Notre Dame and Virginia to close regular season, including four goals against the Cavs on Senior Day ... Four goals in ALC semifinals vs. Johns Hopkins ... Saw a 63-game goals and points streak come to an end in ALC Championship game ... Bounced back with one goal and two assists in NCAA Tournament win over Notre Dame ... Hat trick in quarterfinal win vs. Duke, becoming NU's all-time leading goal-scorer with her second tally on the evening ... Excelled as a playmaker on championship weekend, notching four assists in semifinal victory vs. Maryland (9-7) before netting two goals and two assists in 8-6 title game win vs. Syracuse en route to tournament MVP honors ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011: Put together one of the finest seasons in Northwestern and Division I women's lacrosse history ... Winner of both the Tewaaraton Award and Lacrosse Honda Sports Award as the nation's top player ... Suzy Favor Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, the fourth in Northwestern history ... WomensLax.com Player of the Year ... Second straight year as first-team IWLCA All-American ... IWLCA Division I Attacker of the Year ... MVP of the NCAA Championship as well as the American Lacrosse Conference Championship ... First-team All-ALC ... Started all 23 games ... Broke the Northwestern school record for goals in a single season (86) ... Recorded the second-most points in a season in NU history with 128, the seventh-best total ever in Division I ... Led the nation in points and points per game (5.57) and ranked fourth in goals per game (3.74) ... Also racked up 42 assists, the sixth-best single-season total ever at Northwestern ... Closed the season on a tear, scoring at least four goals in all six of NU's postseason games, including four straight five-goal outings ... Playing in the NCAA Championship on her native Long Island, she scored the game-winning goal with 18 seconds left in 11-10 NCAA semifinal win over North Carolina ... Followed that by scoring the eventual game-winner in an 8-7 win over No. 1 Maryland in the national title game, where she had four goals ... Finished with 18 goals in four NCAA Championship games, the second-most prolific tournament in history, and 22 total points ... Recorded the sixth performance of at least 10 points in a game in NU history with five goals and five assists at Georgetown (3/5) ... Tied a career high with seven goals in a 12-11 victory over No. 7 Stanford (4/24) ... Also had the game-winning assist with less than a minute remaining in that game ... Helped NU rally from an 8-5 second-half deficit against top-seeded Florida in the ALC Championship with back-to-back goals ... 17 games with at least three goals ... Two-time WomensLax.comNational Player of the Week ... Three-time ALC Offensive Player of the Week ... Set a career high with 39 draw controls and tied her season-best with 25 ground balls, including five in her 10-point game at Georgetown ... Career-best three caused turnovers vs. No. 3 Duke (4/2/11) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Following the season, earned a spot on the 2011-12 United States Senior National Team.

    2010: Emerged as one of the top offensive players not just on the Northwestern roster but in the nation ... First-team IWLCA All-American selection ... All-America selection by both WomensLax.com and WomensLacrosse.com ... Tewaaraton Award nominee ... First team All-American Lacrosse Conference selection and named to the ALC all-tournament team ... NCAA all-tournament team ... Started all 22 games on attack for the Wildcats ...Notched 69 goals and 102 points on the year, both of which are the seventh-highest single-season totals in program history ... Her 33 assists is tied for the ninth-highest season total ... Ranked third nationally in points, fourth in goals, sixth in points per game (4/64) and 11th in goals per game (3/14) ... Opened up her sophomore season with a bang, registering six goals and three assists against Massachusetts (2/6) ... Topped that performance with seven goals and three assists in the ALC title game against Vanderbilt (5/8) ... Recorded at least one goal in all 22 games with 13 contests of three goals or more ... Found the back of the net four times in six different games, including the NCAA first round victory over Notre Dame (5/15) where she also dished out a career-best four assists ... In addition to the three helpers against the Minutewomen and Commodores, also had three assists at Duke (4/3) and against North Carolina (4/18) ... Had at least five points in nine games ... Tallied 35 draw controls for the Wildcats, ranking fourth on the team, including a career-best eight against Georgetown (3/6) ... Also won six draws in the season opener against UMass with an additional four at Stanford (2/26) ... Recorded five ground balls against the Minutewomen en route to scooping up 16 on the year ... Caused six turnovers, led by a pair against Duquesne (3/12) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Made an immediate impact in her freshman season, starting all 23 games for the Wildcats ... Ranked fifth on the team with 33 goals while adding five assists ... Tallied four goals against Ohio State (4/22) as well as at Penn State in the ALC championship game (5/2) ... Recorded three goals and added an assist against Syracuse (3/22) and at Massachusetts (3/25), tying a career-best with four points ... Also netted hat tricks against Hofstra (3/12) and against California (4/4) ... Recorded the game-winning goals against the Orange, Buckeyes and Nittany Lions ... Had a pair of goals against Denver (1/23) in her collegiate debut ... Notched at least one goal in 17 of NU's 23 games ... Tied for fifth on the squad with 25 ground balls, recording three at Vanderbilt (2/27) and at the Minutewomen ... Won 27 draw controls, highlighted by a career-best four against Rutgers (3/14) ... Caused 12 turnovers on the season, including a pair each at Vanderbilt (2/27) and against Penn in the NCAA semifinal victory (5/22) ... Named to the ALC Championship all-tournament team ... Earned ALC Rookie of the Week honors March 30 and April 13 ... Named to the Womenslacrosse.com All-Rookie Team ... One of 24 players named to the U.S. Developmental Team.

    High School: Six-time letterwinner who started on varsity squad since 7th grade ... Finished her high school career with 505 goals and 224 assists ... Holds the New York state records in career points (729) and career goals (505) as well as in single-season goals (129 in 2006) ... Three-time All-American (2006-08) ... Five-time all-county (2004-08) and three-time all-Long Island (2006-08) selection ... Three-time team MVP (2006-08) ... 2008 High School Under Armor All-American ... Member of U.S.A. U-19 team which won the gold medal at the World Championships in 2007 ... Member of 2005 NYS National School Girls Team, which was ranked fifth, and the 2006 team which was top-ranked, the first time NYS won the high school national championship ... Member of Long Island Yellow Jackets club team for six years ... Two-time Academic All-American ... Member of National Honor Society and Honor Roll ... Earned Principal's Award in physical eduation and statistics ... Finished in top five percent of graduating class.

    Personal: Born Shannon Elizabeth Smith ... Daughter of Bill and Patty Smith ... Played with former Wildcat Colleen Magarity on U.S.A. U-19 team ... Played with and competed against fellow Wildcats Jessica Russo, Lacey Vigmostad and Brianne LoManto ... Majoring in economics with a minor in business institutions.

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    Smith's Career Highs

    Goals 7, two times (most recent vs. Stanford, 4/24/11)
    Assists 5, at Georgetown (3/5/11)
    Points 10, two times (most recent at Georgetown, 3/5/11)
    Ground Balls 5, two times (most recent at Georgetown, 3/5/11)
    Draw Controls 8, vs. Georgetown (3/6/10)
    Caused Turnovers 3, vs. Duke (4/2/11)