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Erin Shanahan

Pasadena, Md.
Archbishop Spalding
High School
Erin Shanahan - Field Hockey - Virginia Cavaliers



  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Named to the NFHCA Victory Sports Tours Senior Game Roster, but did not compete
  • Scored five goals, including the game-winner at Louisville (10/11)
  • Appeared in all 23 games, making 19 starts
  • Finished her career with 19 goals and 12 assists for 50 points. She played in 86 games with 51 starts
  • Named to the 2019 U.S. Women’s Development Squad, traveled to the Netherlands from April 13-22, competing against the Scotland Women’s National Team and Belgium’s U-21 Team
  • Competed at the USA Field Hockey Young Women’s National Championship in June
  • Earned an invitation to USA Field Hockey Women’s Development Team camp in December


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Started all 19 games
  • Scored three goals with three assists for nine points
  • Had the game-winning goal at Northeastern (Sept. 23)
  • Selected to compete in the 2018 USAFH Young Women’s National Championship in June 2018, and was named to the 2018 U.S. Women’s Development Squad
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Finished the season with five goals and eight assists for 18 points
  • Scored two goals with an assist in the win over Columbia (Sept. 1)
  • Contributed two assists in the win over Michigan State (Sept. 10)
  • Over the summer, attended Young Women’s National Championship and earned an invitation to U21 US Junior Squad National Camp


  • Appeared in 24 games
  • Made her collegiate debut at Miami, scoring a goal in her first game (8/26)
  • Made her first career start against Rutgers (9/2)
  • Scored the game-winning goal against Fairfield on her only shot of the game
  • Scored one goal against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (11/6)
  • Scored twice in the NCAA Tournament against Michigan (11/12) and Princeton (11/13)

High School/Club

  • 2015 Player of the Year for three major newspapers (Capital Gazette, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times)
  • 2015 Varsity Sports Network Player of the Year
  • 2015 Maryland High School Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2015 Pigskin Club of Washington Outstanding Field Hockey Player of the Year
  • Only player to earn the Capital Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year three years in a row (2013-15)
  • Two-time NFHCA/Harrow Sports High School All-American (2014-second team; 2015-first team)
  • Two-time MAX Field Hockey All-Region (2014-15)
  • Three-time NFHCA All-Region
  • NFHCA All-Academic Team Scholar of Distinction
  • Finished her career at Archbishop Spalding with 94 goals and 50 assists
  • Lead Archbishop Spalding to a 2013 IAAM “A” Conference Championship, the first in the school’s history
  • 2015-16 USA Women’s Indoor U19 National Team


  • Daughter of Glenn Shanahan and Kelly Shanahan
  • Has an older sister, Kasey
  • Her cousin, Meghan Keelan, played lacrosse at UMBC and is currently an assistant lacrosse coach at Arizona State