General: Top-flight addition to the Carolina midfield corps.
Prep: 2013 Under Armour All-America selection...attended high school in native Ontario for three years before finishing his secondary education with two years at the Salisbury School in Connecticut...a four-sport star in Ontario and then played soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse at Salisbury...Gait Cup All-Star Game MVP...also named All-Canadian and played on team which won Canadian championship two years in a row...had a spectacular career at Salisbury where he was a member of a WNEPSLA championship team...was WNEPSLA leading scorer two years in a row...team captain...two-time All-League and All-State selection...All-America selection...named WNEPSLA midfielder and player of the year...played attack as a junior...in 13 games, he scored 32 goals, had 38 assists and averaged 5.5 points per game...as a senior, he played in the midfield and had 30 goals and 45 assists in 14 games, averaging 5.4 points per contest...was an honor roll student every semester from ninth through 11th grades...earned first honors at Salisbury School in 12th grade.Personal: Full name is Shane Michael Simpson...son of Glenn and Sarah Simpson...was born in July 1994 in Hamilton, Ontario...undeclared major...his father played collegiate lacrosse in Canada...brother Kevin is age 16...an avid golfer in his spare time.
Catching Up With Shane Simpson
The best thing about being a Tar Heel lacrosse player is being part of a close-knit family despite being so far away from home.
My favorite thing about playing for Coach Breschi is the overwhelming love and care he shares with all of his players.
Since last year the aspect of my game I've worked on the most is being a more physical dodger.
My best friend on a college lacrosse team other than Carolina is Nick Nesbitt (Wagner).
My greatest strengths as a lacrosse player are my speed and stick work.
More About Shane
My favorite lacrosse bus trip movie is Friday Night Lights.
My favorite sport other than lacrosse is golf.
My favorite singer or musical act is anything Country.
The teammate who makes me laugh the most is Drew Hays or Luke Goldstock.
My teammates would be surprised to know one of my hobbies is playing pond hockey.
My dream vacation spot is Cancun.
My favorite tailgate food is pulled pork.
My favorite beverage is chocolate milk.
My favorite food made by a relative is Mom's taco salad.
And Here's Some More
In a perfect world my dream job would be professional golfer.
My favorite class at Carolina is English.
The celebrity I'd most like to hang out with is Tiger Woods.
My most cherished possession as a kid was my first Maple Leafs jersey sewn by my aunt.
The most interesting person I've met at Carolina is Luke Goldstock.