Women's Lacrosse


22   Shannon Defliese
Shannon Defliese


Garden City, N.Y.

High School:
Garden City HS





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UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees


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Minutewomen score 17 first half goals in 33rd straight win over an Atlantic 10 opponent.


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Highlights from the Minutewomen's 10-6 win over Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Championship game.



WLAX vs. SBU Photos by Thom Kendall '93



WLAX vs. GMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a senior in 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
Recorded 2 ground balls and a draw control in the win over Holy Cross (2/19)...Picked up 3 ground balls in win over George Mason (4/13).

As a junior in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 9 games ... had three ground balls, three caused turnovers, and one draw control ... Recorded a groundball and caused turnover at Sacred Heart (3/16) ... Had a groundball and one caused turnover in win over LIU (2/16).

As a sophomore in 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in one game in win over Duquesne.

As a freshman in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in four games during the season with one caused turnover ... Made her collegiate debut in win over Vermont (2/19) ... Had her first career caused turnover at Marist (3/22).

Before UMass: Played defense for four years at Garden City High School under coach Diane Chapman, winning the state championship during each of her four seasons ... Was named an Honorable Mention All-American following her senior campaign and was named All-Conference after her junior year ... Also played soccer, basketball and ran winter track while with the Trojans.

Personal: Shannon Blair Defliese ... Born October 30, 1991 to Bob and Jenny Defliese ... Has four siblings, Caitlyn, Dayna, Brian and Kerry ... Sister Dayna also plays lacrosse for the Minutewomen ... Majoring in Sociology.

Caused turnovers: 1, at Marist, Mar 22, 2011

•What did you like most about this school? That I had a chance to play two years with my older sister and the team was really fun.
•What did you like most about the lacrosse program? Angela places a lot of importance on being a good team member and having fun while also kicking butt.
•What did others tell you about the program or did you have any previous connections to the program that made the decision easy? My older sister was a current player and told me all about the team dynamics and how much she loved the program.
•How would one of your teammates describe you? The greatest person they have ever met. Who is well rounded, extremely pretty, and overall perfect.
•What is a talent that you have than most don't know about? I have an amazing singing voice. My top choices for songs include Rent the musical, anything Kelly Clarkson, and Miley Cyrus.
•Where is the most interesting place you've visited? Angela's House.
•Outside of athletics, what interests do you have? Hanging out and cleaning the Girl Cave.
•How do you like to start your day? Waking up to my alarm of "Its Getting Hot in Herre" by Nelly.
•What is something you have to do every day? Hang out in the Girl Cave.
•What are some of your staple foods & what are your "cheat" foods? Staples: Doritos and Doughnuts. Cheat foods: Carrots and Broccoli.
•What is a piece of technology that you can't live without? My Gameboy Color
•What do you want to be doing in five years? Being the head women's lacrosse coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
•Who is the most influential person or people in your life? My parents because Sam Rush told me to say that.
•You find out you can go anywhere in the world but you have to leave today and get to be there for one week. Where do you go, who do you bring with you and what do you want to experience? -I would go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with my sister Dayna. We would enroll in potions, defense against the dark arts, and win a game of Quidditch.
•What is your favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? The girls work really hard but we still have a lot of fun.
•How would coach describe you as a player? Beautiful and graceful.
•Who is the most intense player during a game? Kelsey Sheridan.
•What are some pregame rituals that different people have? I have to listen to Peter Townshed's song "Let My Love Open the Door."
•Who do you live with and what is something interesting about that person? I live with Melissa Carelli, Tanner Guarino, Courtney McGrath, Kelsey Sheridan, and sometimes Sam Rush. Melissa is the sweetest girl in the world. Tanner is always peppy and spontaneous. Courtney is my best bud in class and always calms me down. And Kelsey is the most lovable crazy person you would ever meet. Sam is my part time roommate who lives in the Girl Cave and probably should be splitting my rent.

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