#29 Shaylyn Blaney
AS A SENIOR:Concluded brilliant career with another sensational season, culminating in being named second team All-American by the Intercollegiate Women[apos]s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for the third consecutive year … also selected first team all-West/Midwest Region by IWLCA and first team all-BIG EAST … named to the BIG EAST all-tournament team … ended year with 35 goals and 11 assists to total 46 points and also scored at least one point in the final 14 games of career … also had 44 ground balls, 39 draw controls and 39 caused turnovers … led team in goals and draw controls and was second in points, ground balls and caused turnovers … tied for 15th in the country in caused turnovers with 2.00 average per game … had 10 games with two or more goals, including five with three or more goals … had at least one point in all but one game … had seven games with three or more points … had 12 games with two or more ground balls, 13 games with two or more draw controls and 12 games with two or more caused turnovers … filled up the stat sheet every game, turning in four games where she had at least one in each of the column for goals, assists, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers … filled up four of the columns in all but four of the games … had a career-high seven ground balls in a 20-6 win at California … also chipped in a goal and three assists … set career highs in assists (3) and points (6) in a 12-10 win at Duquesne … had two points, five ground balls, three draw controls and four caused turnovers in a 14-5 win against Boston University … tallied four points (3 G, 1 A), two ground balls, five draw controls and four caused turnovers against Hofstra … turned in impressive performance in a 15-5 win versus Connecticut, scoring five goals, dishing out an assist, collecting five ground balls and three draw controls and causing five turnovers … had three goals, five ground balls, two draw controls and three caused turnovers in a 16-15 win at Louisville … turned in strong BIG EAST Tournament, scoring six goals in two games and adding four ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers … finished career first in games played (77), second in goals (162), seventh in points (188), fifth in ground balls (137), first in draw controls (165) and second in caused turnovers (113) … selected to the preseason Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List and the preseason all-BIG EAST team … named team captain for second consecutive year … earned a Monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Played and started in all 18 games at midfield … finished the season third on the team in scoring with 40 goals and three assists for 43 points … 40 goals was tops on the team … finished third on squad with 36 ground balls, led team with 37 draw controls and was second with 36 caused turnovers … became one of just two players in program[apos]s history with three or more 40-goal seasons (Jillian Byers is the other) … selected first team all-BIG EAST for the second consecutive year … was first team IWLCA West/Midwest Region choice and a second team IWLCA All-American … was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List for the second time in her career … recorded points in 15 of the team[apos]s 18 games … had 10 multiple-goal games, including seven with three or more goals … had 12 games with two or more points … opened the season with a career-best, six-goal game at Hofstra (2/23) in a 13-12 Irish win … scored the game-winning goal with just over 10 minutes left in the contest … scored twice in the 15-10 home-opening win against Duquesne (2/27) … held off the scoresheet in a 12-8 home loss to Dartmouth (3/7) … sparked the Irish to a 14-12 win at California (3/13) … added three ground balls, a career-best eight draw controls and two caused turnovers in the win … closed out the week with a pair of goals in a 7-6 win at Boston University (3/20) … held to one goal in a 10-9 loss to Vanderbilt (3/24)… equaled a career high with six ground balls … chipped in three draw controls and three caused turnovers … scored once in 11-9 win at home over Louisville (3/27) … had third consecutive one-goal game in 15-5 loss at Northwestern (3/30) … held scoreless in 12-10 loss at Georgetown to open April … got back on track with three goals in 11-10 win at Loyola (4/5) … scored twice with three ground balls and three draw controls in 16-0 shutout win versus Villanova (4/9) … scored one goal, the game winner, in big, 6-5, upset win of Syracuse at Arlotta Stadium (4/11) … named BIG EAST offensive player of the week for her three-game run versus Loyola, Villanova and Syracuse … followed that with her best all-around game of the season against Cincinnati (4/17) … scored three goals, grabbed six ground balls, had four draw controls and a career-best seven caused turnovers in 15-5 win over the Bearcats … scored five goals in a 12-11 victory at Ohio State (4/22) … made it 12 goals in three games on April 22, as she scored four goals in a 12-11 loss at Rutgers (4/24) … had a season-high, two-assist game, picking up three points in a 16-9 win at Connecticut (5/1) to close the regular season … scored four goals with two ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover in heart-breaking, 12-11, four-overtime loss in BIG EAST semifinals to Syracuse (May 6) … selected to BIG EAST all-tournament team for second time in three seasons … shutout in NCAA Tournament game at Northwestern (5/15) as Irish fell to Wildcats, 19-7.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played and started all 21 games at midfield for the Irish in 2009 … was fourth on the team in goals (44) and fourth in points (47) … third on the team in shots on goal with 108 … showed her all-around skills as she had career-highs in ground balls (31) and draw controls (46) … tied for seventh on team in ground balls and was second in draw controls … also added 16 caused turnovers to finish fifth in that category … goal total (44) ties her for ninth on single-season list … selected first team all-BIG EAST, first team IWLCA West/Midwest region and was a second team IWLCA All-American … was named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List for the 2009 season … scored in 20 of 21 games, including a 20-game point streak (44g, 3a, 47 pts) … had streak stopped in final game of the season … had 12 games with two or more goals and 14 with two or more points on the year … opened her second season with a four-goal game in 22-7 win over Duquesne (2/14) … held to just one goal in 21-5 loss to top-ranked Northwestern … had back-to-back, three-goal games in home wins versus Ohio State (2/22) and Stanford (2/28) … had a goal and an assist in 16-11 win at Dartmouth … scored three times as Irish defeated James Madison, 16-11, at Disney World of Sports … scored four goals for second time in 17-15 win at home against Hofstra (3/14) … opened the BIG EAST schedule with a goal and an assist in the 18-9 win over Rutgers … had just one goal in 20-4 win over California … scored twice in 14-12 loss to Georgetown at home … had sixth game with three or more goals, getting three in 16-13 win over Loyola (Md.) on March 29 … scored once at Cincinnati and followed with three goals in BIG EAST win at Louisville (4/5) … had four goals and a season-high 10 shots on goal in 14-13 loss at Syracuse (4/11) … held to one assist by Vanderbilt in 18-11 loss to the Commodores … scored twice in 10-5 win versus Connecticut in final BIG EAST regular-season game … scored three goals in the BIG EAST Tournament, getting two versus Syracuse and one against Georgetown in first title win … closed the regular season with one goal in 11-9 victory at Cornell … scored four times in NCAA opening round game against Vanderbilt (5/10) … was held scoreless as Notre Dame dropped a 16-10 decision at North Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinals.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played and started at midfield in all 19 games in 2008 … finished the year fourth in scoring with 52 points on 43 goals and nine assists … 43 goals were second-best on the team … sixth on squad with 26 ground balls, third with 43 draw controls and fourth with 22 caused turnovers … led Irish with four game-winning goals on the season … turned in the second-best freshman point total (52) in Irish history, trailing only Jillian Byers[apos] mark of 78 in 2006 … goal total of 43 was second best among freshmen and eighth-best, single-season total at Notre Dame … selected second team all-BIG EAST and first team IWLCA all-West/Midwest region in her rookie year … had 13 games of two-or-more points and 13 of two-or-more goals … got Irish career off to a fast start with a six-point game (4g, 2a) with four ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers in 22-10 win over Canisius in season opener … scored twice in 16-4 win versus Duquesne … recorded second four-goal game of career, including the game winner in 14-11 win at Ohio State … had a pair of goals and an assist in 13-9 loss at Stanford to start three-game road trip … held off the score sheet in loss to Oregon … collected one goal in win over California in the Rose Bowl … after going scoreless against Delaware, started a five-game scoring streak (15g, 4a) with four-point games (3g, 1a) versus Syracuse and Loyola (Md.) …returned to Long Island to score two goals (including game winner) with an assist in 14-13 win at Hofstra … had three goals and an assist in 18-11 win at Connecticut and four goals (gwg) in Irish upset win at Duke (12-8) … saw streak stopped in 16-2 loss at Northwestern (4/9) … started another five-game streak (15g, 1a) to help Irish land NCAA tourney berth … scored three goals (including game winner) in Notre Dame[apos]s first-ever win at Georgetown (4/12) … held to one marker in 9-6 loss at home to Vanderbilt … scored three goals in 20-9 win at Rutgers and followed with a five-goal game in heart-breaking, 15-14, triple-overtime loss to the Hoyas in the BIG EAST Tournament … was selected to the BIG EAST all-tournament for her career-best five-goal game … closed out the season with a three-goal, one-assist game in 15-11 win over Cornell that got the Irish into the NCAA tournament … had streak stopped in NCAA tournament loss to Northwestern (5/11).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport athlete at Ward Melville High School in Setauket, N.Y. … four-time letter winner in field hockey and lacrosse … began high school lacrosse career in seventh grade and joined varsity field hockey team in eighth grade … high school lacrosse coach was her mother, Erin Blaney … two-time team captain of lacrosse and field hockey teams … helped Ward Melville to three conference championships in field hockey (2003, 2004, 2005) and two regional titles (2003, 2004) … helped Ward Melville lacrosse team to an 18-2 record in `07 and its first Suffolk County Class A title since 1994 … four-time all-County selection in both sports and the `07 Suffolk County player of the year in lacrosse … finished high school career with 299 goals and 80 assists for 379 points … member of the Long Island Express Club team … a three-time member of the New York Region team that participated in the U.S. Lacrosse national championships … along with teammate, Kailene Abt, was a member of the 2006 U.S. Lacrosse national championship team …member of the U.S. Lacrosse Under-19 team, helping team to gold medal in July of 2007 … was fourth in scoring with 16 goals and one assist for 17 points … first Notre Dame player to play in the Under-19 tournament since Kelly McCardell `03 in 1999 … joined fellow seniors Kailene Abt and Jackie Doherty as Under Armour All-Americans in 2007 and played in Under Armour All-America Classic in May … three-time U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American … played on three Empire State teams, winning the gold medal in `06 and silver medals in `04 and `05 … full name is Shaylyn Margaret Blaney … daughter of Keith and Erin Blaney … has two brothers and two sisters … brothers, Ryan and Keegan, played lacrosse at Marist College … sister, Kelly, played lacrosse at New Hampshire … born June 11, 1989 in Stony Brook, N.Y. … graduated with a degree in sociology and a minor in education, schooling & society from the College of Arts & Letters.
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