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#8 Shannon Cooke Season 2024

5th-year Senior
Rickmansworth, England
High School
Rickmansworth School

SEC Preseason Watchlist (2022)
CSC Academic All-District (2022)
3x Fall SEC Academic Honoree (2019, 2020, 2021)
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (March 22, 2021)
2018 SEC All-Tournament Team
2018-19 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

Co-captain who started in all 21 games for the Tigers, registering a career high 1,857 minutes played…scored her first goal of the season against Kentucky in a 3-2 win, and registered another against Ole Miss in a 4-1 win where she also added an assist…tallied another assist in a 2-1 victory over Vanderbilt…anchored the backline of a team that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament… finished the season with 19 shots and 9 shots on goal… registered 7,774 minutes on the pitch in her career… moved to first all-time in most games played in program history with 94… ranked fifth in program history in games started with 86 starts in her career… named to SEC preseason watchlist in August… earned Academic All-District team honors by College Sports Communicator’s.

Started and played in 18 of LSU’s 20 matches on the season … team captain … scored a career high three goals on the season while serving as center back for the entirety of the season … part of a defensive unit that only allowed a GAA of 1.23 … played a part in seven of LSU’s eight shutouts on the season … first goal of the season came via a penalty kick versus South Carolina on Oct. 21 … headed home a goal in LSU’s 4-2 win over No. 4 Arkansas on Oct. 28 … finished off another goal against No. 5 Arkansas six days later in LSU’s 2-1 defeat to the Razorbacks in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament … lone assist of the season came against Georgia on Sept. 26 as she assisted on Rammie Noel’s goal … played a total of 1,507 minutes on the season to rank second on the squad … played the full 90 minutes nine times on the season … her seven points tallied were a career high.

Played in and started 18 matches for the Tigers … consistent minute getter for LSU and played a total of 1,582 minutes on the season, placing her second on the team … played full time in ten of LSU’s matches … took a team high 42 shots on the season with 18 being on frame … consistently created attacking opportunities out of the back for the Tigers with quality balls into LSU’s frontline … aided in LSU’s 2-0 shutout over Alabama on Nov. 13 … scored the lone goal of the season and helped the backline get a clean sheet at Baylor to secure a 1-0 win … repeated her efforts less than 48 hours later with another goal and clean sheet to give the Tigers a 1-0 win over Texas Tech … was rewarded as SEC Offensive Player of the Week for Mar. 15 – Mar. 21.

Started all 18 matches for the Tigers playing a mix of backline and midfield … took a season high five shots against Ole Miss (Oct. 27) … had a shot from 22 yards out against Samford caromed off the crossbar … had another shot against Kentucky from 30 yards out go off the crossbar … had a season high two shots on goal in the season opener against Villanova … attempt at game winning goal in 80th minute of match against Kentucky with off the far post … played a part in LSU’s two shutouts on the season against McNeese State (Aug. 30) and at Navy (Aug. 25) … logged a total of 1,514 minutes on the season … made game saving defensive save in LSU’ 1-1 draw at Georgia in the second overtime stanza … played the entirety of the match nine times on the season … totaled seven shots on goal during the season … registered 19 shot attempts.

Scored one of the best goals in program history in the SEC Tournament title match against Arkansas to level the match up at one in the 72nd minute … scored the first goal of her LSU career in the SEC semifinals against Tennessee … played in 25 matches (11 starts) … served on the backline at the beginning of the season before making the move to midfield later in the year … first assist of career came at Florida (Sept. 23) as she helped Lindsey Eaton score the first goal of her career … assisted Lucy Parker’s equalizer in the 89th minute against No. 8 South Carolina on Oct. 20 … converted a penalty kick in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament against Tennessee to keep LSU alive in sudden death rounds … played a part in six of LSU’s 10 shutouts on the season … logged 1,315 minutes on the pitch … tied for fourth most points on the team with six (2g & 2a) … played a full 93 minutes in the season opener against Villanova … season high in shots (4) came in a nil-nil tie against No. 9 Auburn (Sept. 19).

Member of the Arsenal u20 and England u18 squads … has 18 career caps for England junior team … helped England take the top spot in their elite round group qualifying stage to advance to the 2017 UEFA Women’s u17 Championship that took place in the Czech Republic … played four seasons with the Arsenal u20 club … led the Arsenal u20 team to the FA Cup title in 2016 … debuted with the main Arsenal team against Turbine Potsdam.

Daughter of Mandy and Jim Cooke … studied at Rickmansworth School … born in Watford, England … has one brother (Aaron) … majoring in kinesiology … chose LSU because of the facilities and coaching staff.

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