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Katie Shanahan ‘23 Recruiting Profile

  • Falmouth High School
  • East Falmouth , MA
  • Field Hockey
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Katie Shanahan's Field Hockey Recruiting Profile
Cape Cod Field Hockey Club
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Personal Statement

My goal is to attend a college or university that is focused on academics and athletics. My aspiration is to play field hockey at a school that best fits my skill level and where I can be academically and athletically successful.

I am the kind of student-athlete you are looking to fill your team with. I am all business, as referred to by one very well known club coach as, "captain serious." I don't take my training sessions for granted and always give my everything because that's the only way to improve my skills and speed. My club coaches have highlighted my unstoppable drive numerous times. My club owner and coach - Courtney Cappallo, was quoted saying, "your work ethic for the sport is unparalleled." I am a "versatile player," and will do whatever I am instructed. Whenever given an opportunity I strive for greatness and know with hard work I will achieve it. 

My off-season training earned me a spot on my town's Varsity High School team as a Freshman. I maintained a key role as center midfield and my coach had confidence in me to decision make and direct other players on the field. I took free hits almost anywhere on the field and was fly for my team on defensive corners. On offensive corners I called the corner plays and was trusted to execute.  At one point in the season, my Coach pulled me aside to tell me, "I need you to control the game when out on that field, whether you are a freshman or not doesn't matter. People are going to listen to you." I dominated during the season and was rewarded as a League All-Star.

While field hockey is my passion, prior to picking up the game of field hockey I played ice hockey. I have played club ice hockey for seven years now and I believe the sport has helped to better develop my knowledge for the game of field hockey.  When I first started ice hockey, I was a defensemen and remained in that position.  I made the  Falmouth Varsity girls high school hockey as an 8th grader.  The high school Coach felt as though I would be a good fit as a forward.  That being said, I needed to work to adapt to a new position in order to be a key asset for my team.  As an 8th grader I played every other shift, and this past season as a 9th grader I was the starting center forward for my team.  I helped to lead my team to the 4th round of the state semifinals this year as a leading scorer and strong play maker. Along with a successful high school season, my club ice hockey team earned a spot at the USA Hockey National Championships. Throughout the season, my team the Bay State Breakers maintained an impressive ranking as number three team in the country for our age division. We played with grit and heart to receive runner up in the Massachusetts State Championships, which qualified us for a bid to Nationals. With the coronavirus pandemic worsening, all USA hockey events were cancelled.

As much as I enjoy my athletics, I also take my academics very seriously.  I maintained a position on Honor Roll throughout Junior High and plan to keep up my studies throughout my high school career. I have been a member of the National Art Honors Society for three years, a class representative for my Freshman class, and I am a member of the Falmouth Athletic Advisory Committee.

I believe any college or university would admire my work ethic, leadership qualities, personality traits, and compassion for the sport. 


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #22
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2019 Cape Cod Field Hockey Club (Outdoor- Top Team U14 Regional Team Captain)
  • 2019 Cape Cod Field Hockey Club (Indoor- Top team U16 Blue Captain)
  • Notes: Qualified - U16 National Championships - Lancaster, PA
  • 2018 Cape Cod Field Hockey Club (Outdoor- Top Team U14 Regional team)
  • 2018 Cape Cod Field Hockey Club (Indoor- Top team U16 Blue Captain)
  • Notes: Qualified - U14 National Championships - Lancaster, PA
  • 2017 Cape Cod Field Hockey Club (Indoor- Top team U14 blue)

Coach References

  • Club Director
  • Courtney Cappallo
  • High School Head Coach
  • Courtney Lima

Additional Sports

  • Ice Hockey
  • F
  • 7 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • I have played competitive ice hockey for many years and currently play for the Bay State Breakers club team.
  • Lacrosse
  • F
  • 4 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • I hope to play this spring for JV or Varsity Falmouth team.
  • Golf
  • F
  • 8 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • I have played in the summer league here on Cape Cod. I was a member of the Cape Cod Junior Golf Association and the CCJGA girls only program.
  • Ice Hockey
  • F
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • League All-Star both 8th and 9th grade.



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High School Information

High School:
Falmouth High School
(508) 540-2200

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Geometry (9th grade) Honors English (9th grade) Advanced Algebra 1 (8th grade)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Athletic Advisory Committee National Art Honor Society Member Honors Society. Student Representative for my class. NJAHS Member
  • Activity
    • 2019 - First place age winner Falmouth Road Race 2019 - First place for Flag Day 5K age winner 2019 2014 - Player of the Year Girls Junior Golf Cape Cod

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