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Shawn McLaws
Shawn  McLaws

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Deer Creek HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
Defender/Midfielder


05/09/2015

Coastal Carolina Athletics Recognizes Spring Graduates

More than 50 current and former student-athletes earned his or her degree this weekend.

04/27/2015

SAAC Presents the 2014-15 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards

Quinn Backus and Lena Schaeffner were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

04/27/2015

SAAC Presents the 2014-15 Student-Athlete Excellence Awards

Quinn Backus and Lena Schaeffner were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

01/20/2015

Shawn McLaws Selected By NY Red Bulls in MLS Supplemental Draft

McLaws is the fifth Chanticleers to be drafted by an MLS club in the past five years

12/22/2014

Shawn McLaws Earns All-American Honors

McLaws is the seventh All-American in Chanticleer soccer history

11/20/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Florida Gulf Coast

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 22, 2014)

11/08/2014

2014 Men's Soccer Senior Day

2014 Men's Soccer Senior Day vs. Longwood

10/07/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Elon

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. Elon (Sept. 26)

10/07/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. UAB

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. UAB (Sept. 20)

10/06/2014

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. South Carolina

2014 Coastal Carolina Men's Soccer vs. South Carolina (Sept. 16, 2014)

• 2015 MLS Supplemental Draft Selection by New York Red Bulls (3rd Rd., 17th pick, 59th overall)
• 2014 College Soccer News Third Team All-American

• 2014 NSCAA First Team All-South Atlantic Region
• 2014
Big South Defensive Player of the Year
• 2014 First Team All-Big South
• 2014 Big South All Tournament Team
• 2014 Big South Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
• 2013 NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region

• 2013 Big South Defensive Player of the Year
• 2013 First Team All-Big South
• 2013 Big South All Tournament Team

Closed collegiate career with a 73-18-3 record along with three Big South regular season and two tournament championships ... Helped direct the Chanticleers to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons in Conway ... Finished with a 6-4-0 NCAA Tournament record, including a back-to-back of Round of 16 appearances in 2012 and 2013 ... A fixture in the Chanticleers' starting XI since his freshman season, McLaws ranks tied for second on the CCU all-time list with 89 matches played and is third with 84 career starts ... Logged 7,207 minutes along the Coastal backline, missing just three matches due to injury throughout his four-year career.

2014 (Senior): College Soccer News Third Team All-American ... NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region first team ... Big South Defensive Player of the Year ... First team All-Big South selection ... CollegeSportsMadness.com first team All-Big South ... Starter in all 21 matches played, leading the Chanticleers to a 16-6-1 record (the 16 wins tied Creighton, Syracuse, Providence and UC Irvine for the most in the NCAA) ... Anchor along the backline for a Chanticleer defense that ranked 39th in the country with a 0.85 goals against average ... Proved to be Coastal's most versatile defender - often playing numerous positions in the same match - and led the defense to nine shutouts during the 2014 campaign ... Led Coastal in limiting opposition to a mere 3.30 shots on goal per game, thanks in large part to McLaws' ability to minimize balls crossed into the box from the flanks ... Scored only collegiate goal via penalty kick in 1-1 regular season draw against High Point ... Closed the season with four assits, including one in each of Coastal's three Big South Tournament matches ... Attempted 13 shots with four falling on goal.

2013 (Junior): Big South Defensive Player of the Year ... NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team ... First team All-Big South selection ... Big South All-Tournament team ... CollegeSportsMadness.com second team All-Big South ... Two-time Big South Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 16 and Oct. 7) ... College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Nov. 25) ... Starter in all 23 games played, totaling 2,073 minutes along the backline ... Led the Chanticleer backline that conceded only 20 goals in 24 games ... Guided the Chants to 12 shutouts - tying for the third most in program history - and a .500 shutout percentage, ranking 11th-best in the NCAA ... Led the Coastal backline to a 0.83 goals against average, which ranked 34th in the NCAA and tops in the Big South ... With McLaws in the back, the Chants allowed only five goals in regular season conference matches ... Played every minute of 21 games ... Recorded assists in back-to-back games against Winthrop and Radford in the Big South Tournament ... Attempted six assists on the season, including five on frame ... Fired a season-high three shots in Coastal's 4-0 win at Presbyterian College.

2012 (Sophomore): Named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Oct. 22) ... Helped the Coastal backline to a 0.85 goals against average, which ranked 28th in the NCAA and tops in the Big South ... Routinely initiated the high-powered Coastal attack from his right outside back position ... With McLaws in the back, the Chants only allowed 22 goals on the season and only two against conference opponents ... His play helped the Chants to 12 shutouts, including eight in league play ... Helped Coastal limit its opponents to only 8.9 shot attempts per game ... Assisted on five goals to tie for second on the team and eighth in the Big South ... Assisted on two goals in Coastal's 8-0 win at VMI ... Assisted on Ricky Garbanzo's game-winning goal at South Carolina ... Fired a season-high five shots against Presbyterian College in the first round of the Big South Tournament ... Attempted 28 shots on the season with nine falling on frame ... Played every minute of 19 games ... One of three Chants to start all 25 games, logging a 2,188 minutes ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.

2011 (Freshman): Played in 20 games, earning 15 starts on the year ... Totaled six assists ,including two on game-winning goals ... Assisted on Pedro Ribeiro's game-winners against High Point and Campbell ... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

At Deer Creek HS: Four-year letterwinner at Deer Creek High School under head coach Zach Stephens ... Scored 10 goals and had four assists as a freshman in leading the Antlers to a 14-4 record and an appearance in the Oklahoma State Semifinals ... Selected as the Deer Creek High School Rookie of the Year ... Tallied 24 goals as a sophomore and was named all-district and the Deer Creek High School Offensive Player of the Year ... Had 24 goals and 10 assists as a junior and again tabbed all-district and the Offensive Player of the Year ... Guided the Antlers to a 16-3 record that season and a District 2 Championship ... Player for the Edmond Soccer Club 93 Team ... Helped lead his team to the 2005 Oklahoma State Championship ... Was an Oklahoma State Finalist in 2006 ... Also played for the Celtic 93 Club Team that was a three-time USYSA State Finalist and a 2010 USYSA Regional Quarterfinalist ... Member of a Celtic 93 team that was the 2009 USYSA ODP National Runner-Up in and Region III Champions in 2009 ... Attended an ODP international tour to Argentina.

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