# 16 - Shannon Roney
Shannon Roney
Ferris State

Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Glen Ellyn Glenbard South




2008 Season (Junior): Earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition . . . Appeared in a pair of contests for Loyola . . . Received a starting assignment as the designated player versus Northern Illinois (4/8) . . . Drew a walk in the contest against NIU in a 4-3 non-conference home decision.

2007 Season (Junior): Transferred to Loyola University in Chicago, Ill. . . . Didn't receive any game action for the Ramblers.

2006 Season (Sophomore): Batted .353 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 46 games at Lewis (Ill.) . . . Played a key part in helping the Flyers register a 39-15 mark during the 2006 campaign . . . Also posted a 5-1 record with a 3.07 ERA in 12 appearances in the pitching circle . . . Struck out 30 batters in 57 innings of work.

2005 Season (Freshman): Played at Lewis (Ill.) and was honored as team's Rookie of the Year Award recipient . . . Led the Flyers in starts (20), wins (13), complete games (12), shutouts (5), earned run average (1.87), innings pitched (127.1) and strikeouts (67) . . . Tied for the team lead with four home runs . . . Earned her first collegiate win versus Merrimack (3/6/05) . . . Hit her first collegiate roundtripper against Saint Joseph's, Ind. (4/16/05) . . . Named to the dean's list in the spring.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Glenbard South in Glen Ellyn, Ill. . . . Coached by Bill Voves . . . A 2004 graduate . . . Batted for a .465 average as a senior with 10 doubles, six triple, three homers and 27 RBI while also going 24-3 with a 0.23 ERA and 16 shutouts . . . Helped her team to a 33-3 record . . . Named Suburban Prairie Conference Red Division's Most Valuable Player and also received = first-team all-conference, Illinois Coaches Association Second Team All-State, Chicago Tribune First Team All-State, Chicago Sun-Times All-Area and DuPage Herald DuPage Dozen accolades during senior campaign . . . Served as team captain both junior and senior seasons . . . Played a key role in helping 2003 squad to an Elite 8 State Playoff appearance . . . Participated in prep basketball for three seasons . . . Member of the National Honor Society . . . An Illinois State Scholar . . . Member of the Spanish National Honor Society and spent her entire prep career as an honor roll student.

Personal: Daughter of Michael and Ginny Roney of Grandville, Mich. . . . Her father works as a structural engineer and mother is a bookstore manager . . . Has an older brother and a younger sister . . . Her sister, Colleen, is presently a sophomore on the 2009 Ferris State softball team . . . Nickname is "Crash" . . . First-year attending graduate school.

Coach Becker on Roney: "We are pleased to add Shannon this spring in hopes to help her finish her career on a strong note. She is a pitcher by nature, but will also do her best to break into the line up at the thirdbase corner as well. I am impressed with her work ethic and dedication towards finishing what she started on the field, and know she will use these qualities to help this team succeed this season in the role she earns."

On Deck With Roney:
Why I chose Ferris State: It's the right fit for me. Great team, great coaches and I get to play on the same team as my sister
The motto I live by: It's better to be hated for who you are then be loved for who you're not
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Meeting Joe Montana and John Elway at my high school and catching a pass thrown by Joe Montana
Something unusual about me is that: I love cleaning and doing laundry
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: The team chemistry - we're such a tight-knit group
My favorite movie is: Caddyshack, Gladiator and Boondock Saints
My favorite music group is: Boston
My first softball memory is: playing catch with my dad in our front yard and denting the siding on the house
My pre-game ritual is: listening to some Metallica and eat a protein bar. Also to make sure my uniform and hair are game ready.
My role model is: my grandpa Bill
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: have the weather be 60-75 degrees and sunny on every game day
Advice to youngsters: Enjoy every moment you have playing ball because they will be over before you know it
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Walt Disney

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