Shannon Romach
Team: Field Hockey, Women's Lacrosse
Class of: 2004
Induction Class of: 2009

Displaying excellence on the playing fields and in the classroom, Shannon Romach ranks among the all-time sports greats in Western New England College history. The East Rochester, New York native became the first player in program history to earn All-American honors after being named to the Division III Team her final season. Shannon was the New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA) Offensive Player-of-the-Year in 2002 and 2004 and both a three-time All-NEWLA selection and WNEC Team Most Valuable Player. Twice she was voted to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III All-New England Team. Shannon was selected both the school’s Coca-Cola Female Athlete-of-the-Year and Senior Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year in 2004. She ended her career by playing in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III North-South Game. A Finance major, Shannon was a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Team honoree her final two years (First Team as a senior) and three-time NEWLA Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year (2002-04) selection. Shannon still holds the school record with 275 points (164 goals, 111 assists). A team captain as a senior, Shannon helped the Golden Bears to a 41-15 record (73.2%) in three years, a pair of NEWLA Tournament titles, and two appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship. She also played field hockey for one season and was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Academic Team in 2001.