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#8 Shannon McLain
Position: Defender
Height: 5'6"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein HS
Major: Sport Commerce
Born: 04/08/1992
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Shannon McLain Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 02/01/2013

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Saw action in two matches during her junior season ... Made her first appearance in a 1-1 draw with Rice in LSU's home opener ... Also came off the bench in one match in SEC play as the Tigers dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to 18th-ranked Kentucky ... Honored for her academic performance with her first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Cracked LSU's starting lineup at right back in 12 matches as a sophomore in 2011 ... Made a total of 18 appearances in 22 matches on the season ... Helped the Tigers claim their fourth SEC Western Division championship and at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament in five seasons ... Also helped the Tigers earn a runner-up finish in the final SEC standings for the third time in four seasons with a 13-8-1 overall record and 8-3 mark for 24 points in league play ... Made her first appearance in an NCAA Tournament match against No. 3 seed Texas A&M in a first-round match played in College Station ... Helped form the foundation of a defensive unit that finished the season with a 1.24 goals against average while allowing 28 goals to opponents during the 2011 season ... Also helped the Tigers pitch eight shutouts on the season ... Attempted two shots on the offensive end ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Played in nine games as a reserve forward and midfielder in 2010 ... Also saw action along LSU's back line early in the season ... Credited with an assist in her collegiate debut in an 8-0 shutout of South Alabama in LSU's season opener ... Finished the season with one point for her efforts ... Attempted nine total shots with four shots on goal on the season ... Earned her first varsity letter as an LSU Tiger.

PRIOR TO LSU
Considered one of the top defenders in the Class of 2010 ... A three-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... A three-year member of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team ... Was a full member of the Region III ODP Team in 2007 and 2009 ... A member of the Region III ODP Team player pool in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Competed with the Region III ODP Team in the Thanksgiving Interregional in Florida in 2007 ... Attended an ODP national development camp in Pomona, Calif., in February 2008 ... Also competed with the Region III ODP Team in the Christmas Interregional in Jackson, Miss., in 2009 ... A five-year veteran of the South Texas State ODP Team in her age group from 2005-09 ... A product of the '92 Challenge Soccer Club under the direction of head coach Pat O'Toole ... Helped lead Challenge SC to South Texas State Cup titles in her age group in six of seven years (2003-04, 2006-09) ... Team was crowned U.S. Youth Soccer Premier League West champion in 2009 ... Participated in the USYSA Region III Championships in each of the last four seasons from 2006-09 ... Helped her club team take home the age group title at the Chicago Eclipse Tournament in 2006 ... Also competed in such prestigious club tournaments as the Challenge Shootout, Disney Showcase, Final Four Showcase and USYSA National League Championships ... A member of the soccer team at Klein High School ... Led her high school team to a district championship in 2008 ... Also a two-year member of the track and field team at Klein HS in 2007 and 2009 ... Was a regional qualifier in the 4x100-meter relay in 2007 ... A regional qualifier in cross country in 2006 ... Helped her high school cross country team win a district title in 2006 ... Was an active member of the Sonics Youth Track Club in AAU Track & Field from 1999-2006 ... Competed in all events ranging from the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, 4x800 relay, high jump, long jump, triple jump and triathlon ... Was a seven-time Top 8 national medalist in her age group at the AAU National Junior Olympics ... Won a silver medal in the high jump in 2002 ... Also won a bronze medal in the triathlon in 2001 ... Recorded personal bests of 12.36 in the 100 meters, 25.80 in the 200 meters and 5-4 in the high jump during her prep career in track and field ... Named the Most Outstanding Female Junior Track & Field Athlete at her high school in 2009 ... Also voted the Most Outstanding Female Athlete of her senior class.

PERSONAL
Full name is Shannon Elizabeth McLain ... Born on April 8, 1992 ... Daughter of Rex and Ann McLain ... Has a younger brother, Chase ... Mother ran track at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, and was the school record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay ... A Student Council Executive at Klein High School from 2008-10 ... Served as a Stand Leader during her senior year in 2009-10, which is an elected spirit group for varsity sporting events at Klein HS ... A three-year member of Young Life ... Participated in community service projects with Habitat for Humanity and the United Methodist Army ... Is also a member of the Children of the American Revolution and the Youth Fellowship at her church ... Pursuing a degree in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.

 

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