Sowry On Shea: "Mary is our captain ... she has the greatest work ethic that I have seen ... she is the driving force behind this program ... brings 100 percent everyday ... defensively, she works like no other to get the ball, but most impressive is over the past 12 months her attacking work with the ball ... has the ability to get the ball forward and be more threatening on attack."
As A Senior In 2008: Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Team Captain for the 2008 season ... Played and started in all 22 games ... Finished with four goals and six assists for 14 points with 25 shots and two game-winning goals ... Was second on the team and tied for fifth in the A-10 in assists ... Recorded two shots and a goal against Richmond (11/8) ... Tallied two shots on goal on Senior Day against Temple (10/26) ... Scored a goal against Saint Joe's (10/24) ... Notched her second goal of the season against La Salle (10/17) ... Scored a goal and added two assists against St. Louis (10/12) ... Tallied an assist in a 3-1 win over Richmond (10/10) ... Had an assist in a 2-1 victory vs. Albany (9/27)... Recorded her first assist of the season, had a season-high four shots, and was the only field player to play all 98 minutes in a double overtime win vs. Harvard (9/14) ... Had one shot against Northeastern (9/7).
As A Junior In 2007: Played and started in 23 games ... Finished with three points on three assists and took 20 shots ... Set up UMass' first goal to earn an assist in a 4-0 win vs. West Chester (10/5) ... Assisted on a goal at UConn (9/22) ... Picked up her first point of the season, an assist on the game-winning goal, at Siena (9/16) ... Had three shots, all of which were on goal vs. New Hampshire (9/9).
As A Sophomore In 2006: Played and started in all 20 games ... Finished with one goal and one assist for three points ... Took 14 shots, seven of which were on goal.
As A Freshman In 2005: Named the A-10 Rookie of the Week on Oct. 31 ... Played in all 21 games, making two starts ... Fifth on the team with nine points on four goals and one assist ... Took 13 shots, eight of which were on goal for a .615 shot on goal percentage ... Also tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals in overtime at New Hampshire (9/17 and at Rhode Island (10/30) ... Had a goal and an assist for a career-high three points at Temple (11/4) in the A-10 Semifinal ... Dished out the assist on the game-winning goal in overtime to send the Minutewomen into the championship game ... Also scored a goal at Vermont (9/10) ... Team was 4-0 when she scored a goal ... Tied for third in the A-10 with one game-winning goal in conference play.
Before UMass: Three-year letterwinner for Melissa Landers at Foxboro (Mass.) High School ... Scored 10 goals and 18 assists as a senior and finished career with 25 goals and 35 assists ... Team MVP her senior year ... Picked as one of the "Best of 60 In Massachusetts" ... Two-time Attleboro Sun Chronicle All-Star and Hockomock All-League selection ... Was picked as an All-Star at the 2004 New England Premier Showcase ... Also played one season of varsity basketball as a forward ... Ran four years of spring track and two seasons of winter track ... Also participated in the Foreign Language Club, Peer Leadership and was a Student Council Representative.
Personal: Mary Frances Shea ... Born October 8, 1986 ... Daughter of Matthew and Diane Shea ... Sister of Emily ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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