16  Thomas Shannon
Thomas Shannon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

High School:
Broken Arrow HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 169

Position:
Defender

Experience:
4L

Major:
Biomedical Engineering


05/04/2012

Forty-Seven Student-Athletes in Commencement Activities Saturday

Tigers' athletics well-represented in the 100th year commencement activities.

04/03/2012

12th Annual Tommy Smith Banquet to be Held April 10th

Head Football Coach Justin Fuente to Speak at Men's Soccer Banquet

03/27/2012

Memphis Athletics Places School-Record 218 Student-Athletes On C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

It's the sixth-straight year the Tigers' C-USA honor roll has increased.

03/27/2012

Memphis Athletics Places School-Record 218 Student-Athletes On C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

It is sixth-straight year the number of Tigers C-USA honor roll has increased.

02/11/2012

Men's Soccer Headed to Texas to Face FC Dallas

Memphis, FC Dallas Last Played in 2010

2011 (Senior): Served as team co-captain with Andreas Guentner...Started all 18 contests and played every one of 1,664 minutes of game-time...Scored two goals and notched an assist...Assisted on Parker Duncan's second goal against Lipscomb...Scored on a header in the 2nd-minute in Memphis', 2-1, win against Wisconsin, giving head coach Richie Grant the record for career-wins...Drove home a penalty kick against UCF in the Conference USA Tournament.

2010 (Junior): Was fourth-leading scorer despite playing only nine matches ... Assisted on Austin Gross' 75th-minute goal in the season opener against Belmont ... Netted two goals and an assist against North Florida in the UAB "Soccer for a Cure" Classic on his way to all-tournament honors ... Converted a penalty kick, his second of the season and fifth in a row, agaisnt UMKC ... Assisted on Mark Sherrod's 81st-minute goal against SIU-Edwardsville ... Played the full time in seven of nine matches ... Season was ended following a knee injury, against Central Arkansas ... Should be fully rehabilitated by the start of the 2011 season.

2009 (Sophomore): Started 12 games and appeared in 13 in the Tigers' back four ... Was second on the team for goals (three) and tied for third for assists (two) ... His three goals were the last three the Tigers scored in 2009 ... Two were in victories against SIU-E and to end the season at home against South Carolina ... Helped the Tigers to six shutouts, including blank slates against C-USA foes South Carolina and FIU.

2008 (Freshman): Started 17 games at midfielder and defender for the Tigers ... Scored two goals and tallied two assists ... Was tied for third on the team in points (6) ... Tied for second on the team in assists ... Appeared in all 19 Memphis games and was the only Tiger to play in every game ... Opened his young Memphis career with two goals against his hometown university, Oral Roberts, in the second game of the season ... Assisted on Bradley Jacobs' first-minute goal against Central Arkansas ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Memphis Diadora Classic.

Prior to Memphis: Four-year letterwinner at Broken Arrow for coaches Terry Strombeck and Mark Shannon ... Selected all-conference and all-district in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and all-metro in 2007 and 2008 ... Selected as 2008 all-metro Player of the Year ... Named the 2008 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year ... Led team in scoring his senior season with 42 points ... Member of the Tulsa Soccer Club ... Six-time state champions and two-time Region III champions ... Voted team captain for seven years ... Member of Oklahoma ODP travel team ... Played for the Oklahoma Falcons PDL team ... Wendy's High School Heisman winner ... In top three percentile of graduating class.

Personal: Son of Mark and Kathy Shannon ... Born Aug. 31 ... Has a sister, Jessica, and a brother, Sam.

Season GP GS G A Pts Sh SOG GW
2008 19 17 2 2 6 11 4 0
2009 13 12 3 2 8 8 5 1
2010 9 9 3 3 9 10 4 0
2011 18 18 2 1 5 16 7 0
Career 59 56 10 8 28 45 20 1

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