Lauren Kwasnowski earns Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
Four seniors voted to lead UConn women's lacrosse this upcoming season
Connecticut opens the regular season Feb. 15 on the road against JMU
The two UConn standouts were two of 88 players competing for a roster spot on the national team
The three-day tryouts will take place June 13-15 at Georgetown University
AS A JUNIOR (2015): Made the start in the cage in all 18 games... Tabbed the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year and earned All-Big East First Team honors after boasting the top save percentage (.471) in the league... Named to the IWLCA All-Northeast First Team for the third straight year... Ranked 15th in save percentage among Division I keepers and was 21st in total saves (147)... Matched the program record with 11 wins... Equaled a career-high with 15 saves against Fairfield (March 18) and finished with at least 10 saves in four matches... Currently sits one win shy of the program record (32)... Named the Big East Defender of the Week (March 24) following her performance against Fairfield... Earned an invitation to the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team tryout following her junior campaign.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Started every game in the cage for the Huskies, finishing the season with a 10.34 goals against average... Earned All-Big East First Team honors and was named the Conference Defensive Player of the Week four times throughout the season... Named to the IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team for the second straight year... Saved 117 of the 324 shots faced (.447)... Was second on the team with 27 ground balls... Caused two turnovers against UMass (Feb. 15) and finished with eight caused turnovers for the year... Recorded at least 10 saves five times and made a career-high 15 saves against Dartmouth (Feb. 26)... Had nine saves in the first half of the Big East semifinals against Georgetown (May 1).
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Named to the All-Big East Second Team... Started all 18 games as a freshman... Saved 95 of the 346 shots she faced... Won 11 games as goalkeeper... Earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Northeast Region First Team honors... Named Big East Defensive Player of the Week and WomensLax.com's Rookie of the Week after making 10 saves in a victory over Notre Dame (April 21)... Finished the season with an average of 10.00 goals allowed a game and a .393 save percentage.
BEFORE UCONN: Named All-Lancaster League and All-Section all four years of high school... Named L-L League MVP Goalie in 2011 and twice made the WDNT Central PA team... Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2011 and was named an All-American as a senior... Was a member of the 2011 Philly Under Armour team.
PERSONAL: Shannon P. Nee... Daughter of Michael and Maria Nee... Has three siblings, Connor, Brendan, and Devon... Born Feb. 23, 1994.