Hometown: La Plata, Md.
Last Club: McLean YSC
As a freshman last fall at the University of Maryland, Shannon Collins was one of just two players to start and play all 23 of the Terps’ matches. The other was Washington Spirit Reserves teammate Ashley Spivey.
Collins had a breakout freshman year with the Terps, scoring one goal and adding two assists from the back line, where she is an extremely versatile defender. Before arriving on campus in College Park, Collins was a Second Team Washington Post All-Met selection as a senior as St. John’s College High School. In her club career with McLean YSC, she helped win a Maryland State Cup (2008) and a Virginia State Cup (2010).