Shannon Eccleston
Shannon Eccleston


North Olmstead, Ohio

High School:
North Olmstead





2009: All-Missouri Valley Conference Second-Team selection for the second-straight year...Preseason All-Valley Team selection...ranks second at Illinois State for career minutes played with 5796...recorded one assist on the season, tying her career-high, in Illinois State's 1-0 shutout victory over Drake in the MVC Tournament semifinals to lead the Redbirds to their first MVC Tournament Championship in six years... contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 1.23 goals against average and eight shutouts...the eight shutouts ties for third place for most shutouts in program history.

2008: All-Valley Second-Team selection ... started all 20 games ... contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 1.03 goals against average and seven shutouts.

2007: Appeared in all 18 games with 16 starts, the most of any Redbird defender ... contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 0.93 goals against average and seven shutouts.

2006: Named to the All-Valley Freshman Team ... appeared in 16 games with seven starts ... selected by her teammates as the Most Improved Player ... helped the Redbird defense allow 0.85 goals per game and record five shutouts ... notched her first collegiate point on an assist against IPFW (9/16).

Prior to ISU: Three-year starter at North Olmstead ... helped her prep team to the conference title in 2006 ... her team made it to the district finals twice during her three-year career ... moved up the ranks in the conference, earning honorable mention accolades as a sophomore, second-team laurels as a junior and first-team honors following her final season ... recognized as the team's best defensive player the final two years ... named Academic All-Ohio in 2006 ... received second-team All-Greater Cleveland honors in 2006 and an honorable mention citation as a junior ... recognized as the team's most improved player as a sophomore ... her club team, Ohio Premier North, won the State Cup in 2006 ... also ran track.

Personal: Shannon Marie Eccleston ... born October 27, 1987 ... daughter of Tom and Donna Eccleston ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008 ... majoring in exercise science.