Shannon Woeller

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Defender
  •  5'8"
  •  140 lbs.
  •  01-31-1990
  •  Vancouver, BC
  •  Rutgers University
 

PROFILE
Woeller, 22, returns for her fifth season with Whitecaps FC in the W-League after starting all 14 regular season matches last season. In total, the native of Vancouver, British Columbia, has started 31 of her 37 career W-League matches.

For the past three years, Woeller has also played National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I soccer at Rutgers University. As team captain in 2011, the consistent defender started all 15 of her appearances and was named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team. In total, Woeller has started all 53 of her appearances with the Scarlet Knights, recording two assists.

Internationally, Woeller has become a mainstay with the Canadian women’s national team, starting all five matches for Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament at BC Place in January. In total, Woeller has started 12 of her 16 national team appearances, recording one assist. On the youth side, the Douglas Park product played for Canada’s U-20 national team.

UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES W-LEAGUE
2011: Woeller started all 14 of the 'Caps regular season matches last season. 2010: Started six of her nine appearances for a total of 596 minutes last season. 2009: Woeller started all nine of her regular season games for the Caps for 797 minutes of action. 2008: In her inaugural season in the W-League, the youngster appeared in five matches for 230 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL
Senior: The defender has become a mainstay with the Canadian women’s national team, starting all five matches for Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament at BC Place in January. On March 7, 2009, the defender made her senior international debut a 2-1 victory versus the Netherlands in the Cyprus Cup. In total, Woeller has started 12 of her 16 national team appearances, recording one assist. U-20: As a member of Canada’s U-20 national side, Woeller played in eight matches and won a gold medal at the 2008 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Puebla, Mexico. She also represented Canada at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile.

COLLEGE
2011: The Vancouver, BC, native was named team captain of the Scarlett Knights in her redshirt junior season. Woeller started all 15 of her appearances for Rutgers and was named to the All-Big East third team. 2010: The defender was a redshirt sophomore in 2010, where she started in all 16 of her appearances and notched her first career assist on a set piece goal against Georgetown. Woeller spent considerable time with the Canadian Women's National team in 2010 as well. 2009: As a freshman, Woeller started in all 22 of her appearances the same season she helped shut out 12 opponents.