8 - Shannon Thompson
Shannon Thompson
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Moorpark, Calif.
High School: Moorpark
Position: MH
m 32
k/s 3.79
h % .273
a/s 0.19
b/s 0.83
sa/s 0.21
d/s 2.25

2012 Closed out her college career as one of the most dominant athletes in the history of UMass Boston athletics ... Named an AVCA All-Region selection … Named New England Women’s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Player of the Year and First Team selection … Selected to the NEWVA Senior Classic All-Star game … Named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference, and tournament MVP … Named the NCAA Division III East Region Tournament MVP after leading the Beacons to a 3-2 win over Bowdoin College … First athlete in UMass Boston Athletics history to be named a four-time First Team All-Conference selection … Only player in program history to be named a four-time AVCA All-Region honoree … Only player in Little East Conference history to be named a three-time Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year … Now holds the program records for total career attacks (3,954), kills in a career (1,803) and in a season (494), career digs (1,202), and career block solos (120) … Closed out her senior season with a team-best 436 kills (3.79 k/gm) on 1,059 attempts (.273 attack percentage) … Led the team in solo blocks with 19, block assists with 76, and total blocks with 95 (0.82 blk/gm) … Came-up with 259 digs, with was third most on the team … Scored 24 aces, which was fifth most … Registered 10+ kills in 23 matches and 20+ kills in four … Recorded 10+ kills in 11 straight matches including the Little East Conference and NCAA East Region tournaments … Threw down a season high 24 kills in the 3-1 win over Keen State College during the regular season and against Connecticut College in the NCAA Regional semi-final match … Hit a dominating .609 scoring 16 kills on 23 attempts, while only surrendering two errors in the 3-0 conference win over Eastern Connecticut State on September 11 … Recorded a .593 hitting percentage after driving home 16 kills on 27 attempts without an error in the 3-0 home win over Colby Sawyer College on September 11 … Finished the year with 10 double-doubles, including a 16 kill, 16 dig showing in the championship match of the NCAA East Regional championship match against Bowdoin College … Recorded a season-best eight blocks on two different occasions … Tallied a season-best 18 digs in the 3-2 non-conference win over Gallaudet University (D.C.) on September 8.

2011 Had another tremendous season with the Beacons … Named AVCA Division III Third Team All-American and First Team All-New England Region honoree … Named to NEWVA First Team All-Region … Became the first player in Little East Conference history to be named two-time Offensive Player of the Year (2011, 2010) and Rookie of the Year (2009) … Named the Little East Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player … Selected to the NCAA Division III East Region All-Tournament team … First and only player in program history to be named Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week which she earned on October 18 … Named Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week four of the eight times the award was announced … Currently holds the program record for most career kills, which she set on October 11 following her 20 kill performance against conference opponent UMass Dartmouth … Threw down a season-best 27 kills in the 3-1 win over Salve Regina University on September 10 at the Endicott College Invite … Recorded 10 or more kills in all but five matches she played in … Defensively she posted a combined 265 digs at the end of her junior season … Tallied a season-high 16 digs in the five-set win over Tufts University … Totaled 10 or more digs in the final five matches including a combined 40 in the NCAA East Regional …  Finished the year with a team-best 102 blocks (26 solo, 76 assists) … Recorded three solo stops and six block assists in the 3-0 win over RIT on October 7 … Recorded at least one solo or block assist in every match but one … Led the Beacons with her 5.17 points, 4.24 kills, and 0.94 blocks per set.

2010 Became the first student-athlete in program history to earn First Team All-American honors after being named an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention in 2009 ... Named the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Player of the Year as well as an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-New England First Team selection ... Selected as the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year while also being named to the LEC First Team ... Honored as the 2010 LEC Most Outstanding Player of the Little East Volleyball Championship in helping UMass Boston capture its second consecutive LEC title as well as the Most Outstanding Player at the New England Regional Championship to help the Beacons advance to the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament for the first time in program history ... Named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the week five out of nine times the honor was bestowed ... Ranked among the national leaders in points per set (14th, 5.08) and kills per set (22nd, 4.08) ... Finished the season with 494 kills to set the new UMass Boston single season kills record while also ranking first in total kills in the Little East Conference ... Averaged 3.11 digs per set while recording a hitting percentage of .285 ... Reached double figures in kills in 30 of her 35 matches, including posting at least 20 winners four times ... Recorded a season-high of 27 kills in a five-set victory at Little East foe UMass Dartmouth on October 13 and 25 kills in the New England championship match vs. Springfield College on November 14 ... Displayed her versatility by posting a conference-high 18 double-doubles for kills and digs ... Notched a season-best 21 digs against Hardin Simmons in the season-opener on Sept. 3 in the Trinity River City Classic in which she was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player ... Her 376 digs on the year rank seventh all-time in single-season totals ... Set the single-season program record for total blocks, combining for 105 stops at the net on 56 block assists and 49 solo blocks ... Fired home 44 aces on the season including a season-high of four on three separate occasions, notching at least one ace in 28 contests ... Dished out 34 assists including two or more in six matches ... Finished the year scoring 615 total points to set a new UMass Boston single-season record.

2009 Enjoyed the greatest rookie season of any volleyball player in school history ... Selected to the AVCA All-America Honorable Mention team ... Selected for a pair of All-Region teams to become the first freshman in school and LEC history to be named to the AVCA All-Region squad and was one of just 10 freshmen in the nation to earn the distinction ... Selected to the NEWVA All-New England Honorable Mention Team ... Recognized as the top rookie in New England, earning NEWVA Rookie of the Year honors, AVCA New England Region Freshman of the Year accolades in addition to becoming the fourth player in school history to be selected the LEC Rookie of the Year ... Proved to be one of the best in the league week in and week out with a conference-high seven Rookie of the Week awards in nine weeks ... Became just the second freshman in school annals to earn a spot on the LEC First Team ... Led the LEC with 0.71 aces per set, while ranking third with 4.57 points, fourth with 3.44 kills per set and fifth with a .338 hitting percentage ...Was the only player for UMass Boston to play in all 122 sets over 35 matches to break the school record for sets played and tie the school standard for matches played ... Ranked third for UMass Boston with 0.61 total blocks and 2.54 digs per set ... Had 420 kills to rank fourth all-time for kills in a single-season and the most ever by a freshman, while her hitting mark was the third-most efficient in school annals ... Her total of 48 block assists and 87 aces also put her fifth on the all-time Beacons' single-season list ... Very consistent server, recording at least one ace in 32 of 35 matches, including a streak of 15 straight from September 4-29 and a string of 16 consecutive matches from October 8 to November 7 that saw her average a commanding 1.00 aces per set with 53 over 53 frames ... Fired no less than three aces in nine of her last 15 outings and also racked up 10 or more kills in 25 of 35 matches for the season, including a season-high of 24 in the Little East Conference title match vs. Plymouth State on November 7 ... Began collegiate career by averaging 16 kills in each of her first four matches to earn a spot on the Pacific Coast Classic All-Tournament Team ... Extremely efficient hitter recording a positive hitting percentage in every outing ... Showcased defensive prowess with at least one block in all but eight matches and scooped up at least five digs on 29 occasions, including a career-high of 21 vs. Westfield State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on November 12.

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for Moorpark High School ... Named the Musketeers' Most Valuable Player as a junior and their Best Offensive Player following her senior campaign ... Tabbed the MHS Junior Varsity MVP as a sophomore and was named to the All-Tournament Team during her freshman season ... Born January 23, 1991 ... Daughter of Dan and Carol Thompson ... Majoring in Exercise Health Science.

Career Stats

 

Season gp-mp k k/g e ta pct a a/g sa sa/g se
2009................ 122-35 420 3.44 134 845 .338 27 0.22 87 0.71 37
2010................ 121-35 494 4.08 186 1082 .285 34 0.28 44 0.36 36
2011................ 109-33 462 4.24 153 998 .310 25 0.23 37 0.34 32
2012................ 115-32 436 3.79 147 1059 .273 22 0.19 24 0.21 20
TOTAL............... 467-135 1812 3.88 620 3984 .299 108 0.23 192 0.41 125

 

Season dig d/g re bs ba tb b/g be bhe points pts/g
2009................ 310 2.54 34 26 48 74 0.61 29 10 557.0 4.57
2010................ 376 3.11 12 49 56 105 0.87 48 19 615.0 5.08
2011................ 265 2.43 17 26 76 102 0.94 19 5 563.0 5.17
2012................ 259 2.25 16 19 76 95 0.83 17 2 517.0 4.50
TOTAL............... 1210 2.59 79 120 256 376 0.81 113 36 2252.0 4.82

 

Recent Games
Nov 3 vs. Rhode Island College W, 3-0
Nov 4 Keene State College W, 3-1
Nov 9 vs. MIT W, 3-1
Nov 10 at Connecticut College W, 3-2
Nov 11 vs. Bowdoin College W, 3-2
Nov 15 vs. Christopher Newport University L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 32 7
Sets 115 21
Kills 436 99
Kills per set 3.79 4.71
Errors 147 24
Total Attacks 1059 183
Hitting Percentage .273 .410
Assists 22 1
Assists per set 0.19 0.05
Service Aces 24 10
Service Errors 20 3
Service Aces per set 0.21 0.48
Reception Errors 16 4
Digs 259 36
Digs per set 2.25 1.71
Block Solo 19 4
Block Assist 76 9
Block Total 95 13
Blocks per set 0.83 0.62
Block Errors 17 3
Ball Handling Errors 2 0
Points 517.0 117.5
Points per set 4.5 5.6
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 31 vs. California Lutheran University L, 3-0 3 6 4 21 .095 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Aug 31 at University of La Verne L, 3-0 3 6 2 13 .308 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 7.5
Sep 1 vs. University of Minnesota Morris W, 3-2 5 20 7 46 .283 3 1 1 3 11 2 6 0 8 2 26.0
Sep 1 vs. North Central College (Ill.) L, 3-0 3 8 3 23 .217 0 0 0 2 5 0 3 1 3 0 9.5
Sep 7 vs. Middlebury College W, 3-0 3 13 4 31 .290 1 1 1 0 10 0 4 0 4 0 16.0
Sep 7 vs. Williams College W, 3-0 3 12 6 30 .200 0 4 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Sep 8 vs. Gallaudet University W, 3-2 5 16 7 43 .209 1 0 0 2 18 1 0 0 1 0 17.0
Sep 8 vs. Bowdoin College L, 3-1 4 7 5 29 .069 1 0 1 0 13 1 1 0 2 0 8.5
Sep 11 Colby-Sawyer College W, 3-0 3 16 0 27 .593 1 0 1 0 2 0 6 0 6 0 19.0
Sep 13 Eastern Connecticut State University W, 3-0 3 16 2 23 .609 1 0 1 1 5 0 2 1 2 0 17.0
Sep 18 at Trinity College (Conn.) W, 3-1 4 11 6 20 .250 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 3 0 12.5
Sep 20 University of Southern Maine W, 3-0 1 2 1 3 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 22 Rhode Island College W, 3-0 2 8 5 16 .188 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8.0
Sep 25 at Bowdoin College L, 3-0 3 5 3 22 .091 1 0 1 1 14 0 1 5 1 0 5.5
Sep 28 at Wellesley College W, 3-2 5 18 11 58 .121 0 0 0 0 15 0 7 2 7 0 21.5
Oct 2 Tufts University W, 3-0 3 15 3 28 .429 0 1 1 0 7 2 3 0 5 0 19.5
Oct 9 at UMass Dartmouth W, 3-0 3 14 2 23 .522 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Oct 13 Endicott College W, 3-2 5 23 5 53 .340 1 0 1 0 9 0 2 1 2 0 24.0
Oct 13 Christopher Newport University L, 3-0 3 15 7 50 .160 0 1 0 1 9 1 1 0 2 0 17.5
Oct 14 Southwestern University (Texas) L, 3-0 3 5 2 20 .150 0 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 16 Western Connecticut State University W, 3-0 3 18 2 26 .615 0 1 1 0 10 1 1 1 2 0 20.5
Oct 18 at Keene State College W, 3-1 4 24 8 50 .320 0 4 1 0 8 2 3 0 5 0 31.5
Oct 23 at Plymouth State University L, 3-2 5 17 4 42 .310 0 4 0 2 7 1 2 0 3 0 23.0
Oct 26 vs. Washington and Lee University L, 3-1 4 17 6 36 .306 0 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Oct 27 vs. Wittenberg University L, 3-1 4 19 6 52 .250 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 19.5
Oct 27 at Emory University L, 3-0 3 10 6 29 .138 2 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Nov 3 vs. Rhode Island College W, 3-0 3 12 2 26 .385 1 0 1 0 3 2 2 0 4 0 15.0
Nov 4 Keene State College W, 3-1 4 16 6 44 .227 1 1 0 1 17 4 4 2 8 0 23.0
Nov 9 vs. MIT W, 3-1 4 18 2 30 .533 2 0 3 0 14 0 3 0 3 0 19.5
Nov 10 at Connecticut College W, 3-2 5 24 6 61 .295 1 1 2 0 3 1 5 3 6 0 28.5
Nov 11 vs. Bowdoin College W, 3-2 5 16 8 54 .148 4 0 1 0 16 0 7 0 7 0 19.5
Nov 15 vs. Christopher Newport University L, 3-1 4 9 6 30 .100 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 32 115 436 3.79 147 1059 .273 22 0.19 24 0.21 259 2.25 19 76 95 0.83 517.0 4.5
Conference 7 21 99 4.71 24 183 .410 1 0.05 10 0.48 36 1.71 4 9 13 0.62 117.5 5.6
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Home 10 30 134 4.47 33 290 .348 4 0.13 5 0.17 68 2.27 8 20 28 0.93 157.0 5.2
Away 9 35 129 3.69 48 318 .255 5 0.14 10 0.29 62 1.77 5 24 29 0.83 156.0 4.5
Neutral 13 50 173 3.46 66 451 .237 13 0.26 9 0.18 129 2.58 6 32 38 0.76 204.0 4.1

Wins 20 73 312 4.27 93 692 .316 17 0.23 15 0.21 171 2.34 15 59 74 1.01 371.5 5.1
Losses 12 42 124 2.95 54 367 .191 5 0.12 9 0.21 88 2.10 4 17 21 0.50 145.5 3.5