16 Shannon Blanford
16 Shannon Blanford
Height: 5-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.Y.
High School: Fayetteville-Manlius
Position: F
g 1
a 4
pts 6
gw 0

AWARDS: 2x Team Rookie of the Year (Softball/Women's Soccer, 2011)...Team Most Valuable Player (2014)...John D. Wilson-Ralph H. Poole, Jr. Award (2014)...NEAC Scholar-Athlete (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14)...Capital One Academic All-District (2013, 2014).

2014: Scored a goal and four assists for six points (1-4=6) for the Express in 2014, appearing in all 16 games on the calendar...Scored a goal and added an assist on Sept. 14 versus Wilson...Recorded assists in back-to-back games against St. Elizabeth and Penn College...Registered at least one point in four-of-five games from Sept. 14 to Sept. 27...Earned Capital One Academic All-District® First Team honors following the season to become the first-ever two-time recipient of the prestigious award...Concluded her four-year career tied with the all-time program record for games played (72) and has tallied the second-most career points of any Wells player in the modern era, dating back to 1986...She has scored 30 goals and tallied 21 assists for 81 points (30-21=81) in her career.

2013: Ranked second on the Express with 20 points, scoring eight goals and four assists (8-4=20)...Was listed within the top-20 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference in point scoring against league foes...Earned Capital One Academic All-District® First Team honors following the season, the first-ever student-athlete from Wells College to earn that honor...Opened the season with a goal against Green Mountain on Aug. 31...Scored a goal and an assist for three points (1-1=3) on Sept. 14 versus Cobleskill St...Recorded 12 points in 24 hours on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, potting both goals in a 2-0 victory over Wilson and notching three goals and two assists (3-2=8) against Gallaudet on Sept. 29.

2012: Saw action in all 19 games for the Express, scoring seven goals and three assists for 17 points (7-3=17)...Scored one game-winning goal on the season...Netted both goals in a 2-0 W against Hilbert on Sept. 5...Recorded lone Express goal of the game against Penn State Abington on Sept. 9...Recorded goals in back to back games against SUNY ESF and Gallaudet on Sept. 20 and Sept. 22, respectively...Recorded a goal and an assist against Wilson on Oct. 13...Concluded season on three game scoring streak, recording a goal and two assists (1-2=4) from Oct. 20 to Oct. 27...Fired a season-high eight shots on goal against Hilbert on Sept. 5...Ranked 20th in the North Eastern Athletic Conference with 17 points.

2011: Appeared in 18 games for the Express...Was one of only nine players to appear in all of the team's contests...Scored 14 goals and 10 assists for 38 points (14-10=38)...Led the team in assists with 10...Scored three game-winning goals...Made first career appearance against SUNY Potsdam on Sept. 1...Scored first collegiate goal against Paul Smith College on Sept. 3...Scored eight points (3-2=8) in her first three games...Notched first collegiate hat trick against Cazenovia on Oct. 26...Recorded multiple goal games four different times during the season...Concluded season ranked 43rd in the country in points per game (2.11) and 68th in the nation in goals per game (.778)...Ranked 49th amongst all Division III athletes with 38 total points on the season...Named "Rookie of the Year" following the season.

PRIOR TO WELLS: 2011 graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius HS...Played soccer and ran indoor track...Played soccer for the Hornets under Head Coach Kory McMahon...Earned high honors as a high school student...Earned the conference's Honorable Mention for 2010. 

PERSONAL: Daughter of David and Molly...Sister of Katie and Isaac...Biology major.

Recent Games
Oct 5 Hartwick L, 5-0
Oct 8 at Morrisville St. L, 1-0
Oct 12 Penn St.-Abington L, 5-0
Oct 18 at Cazenovia L, 3-1
Oct 24 Lancaster Bible L, 4-1
Oct 25 Penn St.-Berks L, 7-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 12
Games started 16 12
Goals 1 1
Assists 4 4
Points 6 6
Shots 26 23
Shot Pct .038 .043
Penalty kicks 0-1 0-1
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 31 at Keystone L, 6-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 6 Keuka L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-1 0
Sep 10 at Alfred St. L, 5-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 13 at Gallaudet W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 14 at Wilson W, 6-1 1 1 1 3 2 .500 0-0 0
Sep 17 at D'Youville   - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 St. Elizabeth W, 10-0 1 0 1 1 3 .000 0-0 0
Sep 21 Penn College W, 3-0 1 0 1 1 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 23 Hilbert L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 27 at SUNY Poly L, 2-1 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 4 at Cobleskill St. W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 0-0 0
Oct 5 Hartwick L, 5-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 8 at Morrisville St. L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Oct 12 Penn St.-Abington L, 5-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 18 at Cazenovia L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 24 Lancaster Bible L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 25 Penn St.-Berks L, 7-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2011-12 18 18 .78 .56 2.11 3.39 .230 2.17 .639
2012-13 19 19 .37 .16 .89 2.74 .135 1.84 .673
2013-14 19 19 .42 .21 1.05 2.47 .170 1.26 .511
2014-15 16 16 .06 .25 .38 1.63 .038 .69 .423
Total 72 72 .42 .29 1.13 2.58 .161 1.51 .586
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2011-12 18 18 14 10 38 61 .230 39 .639 0 0 0-1 3
2012-13 19 19 7 3 17 52 .135 35 .673 0 0 0-0 1
2013-14 19 19 8 4 20 47 .170 24 .511 0 0 0-0 1
2014-15 16 16 1 4 6 26 .038 11 .423 0 0 0-1 0
Total 72 72 30 21 81 186 .161 109 .586 0 0 0-2 5
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 16 16 .06 .25 .38 1.63 .038 .69 .423
Conference 12 12 .08 .33 .50 1.92 .043 .92 .478
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 8 .00 .25 .25 2.00 .000 .75 .375
Away 8 8 .13 .25 .50 1.25 .100 .63 .500
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 5 5 .20 .60 1.00 2.60 .077 1.20 .462
Losses 11 11 .00 .09 .09 1.18 .000 .45 .385
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August 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
September 8 8 .13 .50 .75 1.63 .077 .50 .308
October 7 7 .00 .00 .00 1.86 .000 1.00 .538
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 16 16 1 4 6 26 .038 11 .423 0 0 0-1 0
Conference 12 12 1 4 6 23 .043 11 .478 0 0 0-1 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 8 8 0 2 2 16 .000 6 .375 0 0 0-1 0
Away 8 8 1 2 4 10 .100 5 .500 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Wins 5 5 1 3 5 13 .077 6 .462 0 0 0-0 0
Losses 11 11 0 1 1 13 .000 5 .385 0 0 0-1 0
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August 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
September 8 8 1 4 6 13 .077 4 .308 0 0 0-1 0
October 7 7 0 0 0 13 .000 7 .538 0 0 0-0 0