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Jane Shanahan ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • John Burroughs School
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Field Hockey
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Jane Shanahan's Field Hockey Recruiting Profile
Gateway Field Hockey
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Personal Statement

Field hockey is a sport that keeps teaching me more about myself. I love playing this sport for my high school,  John Burroughs, and club team, Gateway. I have learned from playing only as a team with grit, heart, and confidence we would go far. It is not the statistics or the end of season record that defines you.

This past high school season, we had many close games defensively. I felt I had an important responsibility to lead my team through the ups and downs of our season’s wins and losses. We continued to adapt and improve as a team with every minute on the field together and were a competitive force in our state, finishing in the Elite 8.

I apply this experience to my game and every practice. I am not one to give up, going for every ball, leaving everything on the field. My coaches often describe me as a girl with “a lot of heart” and the one who “plays with joy.” My coachability enables me to pick up any position, and I have moved from midfield to defense. Even though I do not have as many opportunities for scoring or have the "glory" stats, I show my strength through precision and capitalizing on key moments in the circle. Communication is very important in my play, and as a defender, I see the whole field. I continually scan the field for opportunities where I can create perfect passes and support my teammates. I know they depend on me on the back line, and do not want to let them down.

Most importantly, I am always up for a challenge, and use my hard work ethic to push myself. I attend an academically demanding school, and am comfortable balancing sports, family, work, and friends. I know how to feel pressure, and it drives me to work my hardest to achieve my goals. I am looking for a school where I can challenge myself academically, along with a great program to continue my love for field hockey!


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 4 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #23
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #23
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #23
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-State
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #27
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 8 seasons
  • 2018 Gateway Field Hockey (U-19)
  • 2017 Gateway Field Hockey Club (U-16)
  • Notes: 11th at National Club Championship
  • 2016 Gateway Field Hockey (U16)
  • Notes: 2016: U14 Team ranked 4th Nationally, U16 Team ranked 13th. 1st Place U14 Gateway Red at Disney Junior Classic (8th Grade Team), 3rd Place U16 USAFH President's Day Showcase, and 4th place Regional Club Championships.
  • 2015 Gateway Field Hockey (U14)
  • Notes: 2015 National Futures Championship, 2015 National Club Championship (11th), 2015 1st Place National Hockey Festival pool winners, 2015 Disney Junior Field Hockey Classic Champions
  • 2014 Gateway Field Hockey (U14)
  • 2013 Gateway Field Hockey (U12)
  • 2012 Gateway Field Hockey (U12)
  • 2011 Gateway Field Hockey (U12)

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Meridith Thorpe
  • Club Coach
  • Kate Graft
  • Club Coach
  • Kelly Yates

Additional Sports

  • Lacrosse
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team



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High School Information

High School:
John Burroughs School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Biology Achievement Accelerated Math - Geometry 9 Chemistry Accelerated Accelerated Math- Algebra II Precalculus Honors (Accelerated) Advanced Mobile App Development
AP Classes:
Yes. Junior Year: AP Physics Senior Year: AP Bio AP-AB Calculus
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • -PSAT Fall 2018: 1410 (99th percentile) -Scholastic Art Honorable Mention for Photography -Photography chosen for the Emerson Young Artists Showcase at the Saint Louis Artists’ Guild - NFHCA 2018 High School National Academic Squad
  • Activity
    • -Community Service: Montgomery Plan and Challenger Baseball -Yearbook for John Burroughs School -Anatomy Club at JBS -Part Time Job at Dewey’s Pizza in STL -Part Time Job at Paisley Boutique in STL

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Statistic 2016 Varsity Te
Goals 3
Assists 4
Record 6-12-1
Games Played 19/19


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