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#8 Shannon McLain Season 2024

Spring, Texas
High School
Klein HS

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

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.

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.

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.

Considered one of the top defenders in the Class of 2010 … A three-star recruit by … 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 4×100-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, 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay, 4×800 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.

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, 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-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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