2008: Started all 22 games and played a team-high 2,097 minutes. Anchored MU's defense that has allowed just 19 goals. Named to Soccer Buzz's All-Great Lakes Region Third Team. Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll in consecutive weeks (Sep. 1 and Sep. 8) as well as named to Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (Sep. 3). Member of Milwaukee Cup All-Tournament Team for wins over Ohio State and Samford (Aug. 31).
2007: 2007: Held down MU's backline in all 20 games for 2007. Her strong center back presence helped Marquette goalkeeper Laura Boyer finish her career among the leaders in save percentage, goals against average, and shutouts. Helped Marquette pitch twelve shutouts while only allowing 17 goals on the season. Marquette defense did not yield a goal until the sixth game, and only allowed one in the net during the first 10 games. Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week follwoing shutouts against LaSalle and Michigan (Sept. 10). Also honored with spot on the Soccer America Team of the Week on Sept. 13.
2006: Cusick filled the center back role of departed senior Heather Goranson in fine fashion starting in all 23 matches for the Golden Eagles her sophomore season ... An integral part of Marquette's backline Cusick has helped hold Marquette's opponents to 19 shots on goal during its six game win streak from Oct. 13-29.
2005 (at Northwestern): Transfer from Northwestern. Started all 19 games on defense for the Wildcats in her freshman season. Contributed to a defense that only allowed 25 goals and four shutouts. Recorded two assists. Notched an assist in the win at Texas Tech and on NU's first goal in a win over Ohio State.
at Divine Savior Holy Angels Coming out of H.S., Cusick was a Top 100 recruit nationally. First-team all-state in 2002 and 2004, she was captain of her club team - FC Milwaukee- during its run of State Cup titles. Cusick was also a member of the Region II ODP team from 1999-2004 and member of the U16 national pool.
Personal: Shannon Marie Cusick was born on Oct. 1, 1986. Daughter of Lisa and Michael Cusick. Is double majoring in elementary education and communication studies.
Cusick's Career Stats