UNC Field Hockey Bio
31 Shannon Johnson
Johnson Johnson 1407441

Has not yet declared a major and is enrolled in the General College ... Her sister, Aileen, is a junior on the Duke field hockey team ... Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy as part of the Rising Stars program

2013: As a true freshman, appeared in 12 games at goalkeeper and started five ... Allowed just four goals in 312 minutes of play ... Goals against average of 1.15 ... Made five saves

Before UNC: At Shore Regional High School, was a four-year starter at goalie ... Captained the team her senior year ... During her four years, her team lost only six games and won state championships in 2009 and 2011 ... Her team won conference and division championships all four years ... All-America and all-state as a senior, when she was named Player of the Year by the Asbury Park Press and Monmouth County Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger ... Team MVP as a senior after earning Defensive Plaayer of the Year honors the previous two years ... Also named all-county (four years), all-division (four years), and All-Shore (three years) ... Member of Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Active in community service

National/International: 2013 member of the U.S. Under-19 national team ... Under-17 national team in 2011-12 ... Named Top Goalie on the U-17's 2011 tour of Holland ... Futures Elite, National Futures Championship and Junior Olympics participant ... Plays for Jersey Intensity club team ... Won gold medals at the National Festival (2008, 2009), National Indoor Festival (2010, 2011) and Disney Festival (2012)

More on Johnson: Born in Long Branch, N.J. ... Daughter of Stephen and Missy Johnson ... Favorite pastimes are traveling and spending summers at the beach ... Favorite sport other than field hockey is football (to watch) ... Wears No. 31 because it's a family number - her grandfather, father, uncle, cousin, and brother all wore that jersey number ... Fun fact is that she is a nationally-ranked Irish step dancer ... Athlete she most admires is former Tar Heel and U.S. National Team goalkeeper Amy Tran Swensen ... After graduation, hopes to continue playing field hockey on the national level ... Dream job is to be a nurse ... After playing field hockey with her sister, Aileen, for the past seven years, she'll play against her this fall when UNC faces Duke, where Aileen is a sophomore midfielder ... Several other family members have played college field hockey: an aunt, Meghan Kelly Harmon, earned All-America honors at The College of New Jersey and another aunt, Kathleen Kelly Stefanelli, was an All-America at Princeton

Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ocean Port, N.J.
High School: Shore Regional
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