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Nee Tabbed IWLCA Second Team All-American

Shannon Nee becomes first UConn goalkeeper to earn All-American honors
May 18, 2016

STORRS, Conn. -- For a fourth consecutive season under sixth-year head coach Katie Woods, a member of the UConn women's lacrosse team has earned IWLCA All-America honors.

Connecticut goalkeeper Shannon Nee (Lancaster, Pa.), was named to the IWLCA All-America Second Team as announced by the organization Wednesday. She was one of 48 players to receive the national honor.

The recently graduated senior captain becomes the sixth UConn player in program history and the first-ever UConn goaltender to receive All-American honors.

Back-to-back Big East Goalkeeper of the Year, Nee set a program record 12 wins this season, which moved her into first place in the record book for overall career wins (44). She currently ranks 9th nationally among Division I keepers in save percentage (.506) and sixth in saves per game (9.82).

The Lancaster, Pa. native stopped 167 shots in 2016, which lifted her into second place in the UConn record book for overall career saves (526). Nee's 9.70 goals against average this season left her with a 9.92 career goals against average, the third best average in UConn history.

In addition to her career-best save percentage (.506) in 2016, Nee led the Huskies in ground ball pickups (46) in 2016 and was fifth in caused turnovers (14).

Nee, who earned IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team honors for the fourth straight year Friday, has anchored the backline of the UConn defense, having started in every single game of her four-year career.


 

 

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