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Shawn Needham

Shawn Needham
Class: Junior
Number: 25
Position: D
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Hamburg, NY
High School: Hamburg

Senior Season (2014)

  • A first team America East All-Conference selection
  • Made 15 starts on defense as a senior
  • Led the team in caused turnovers with 26
  • Ranked in the top-20 in the country in caused turnovers per game (1.73)
  • Second on the team in ground balls with 38
  • Caused three turnovers and recorded four ground balls against Siena on Feb. 22
  • Had a career-high seven ground balls in Binghamton’s 11-10 OT win over Hobart on March 1
  • Tallied four ground balls and four caused turnovers against Delaware on March 8
  • Tied a career-high in caused turnovers versus Air Force on March 23
  • Caused a pair of turnovers in Binghamton’s 13-7 conference win over UMBC on April 6
  • Had a caused turnover and scooped up four ground balls in win over Vermont on April 12
  • Turned Stony Brook over two times in the Bearcats’ 14-11 win over Stony Brook

Junior Season (2013)

  • Made 14 starts on defense
  • Third on the team in caused turnovers (12)
  • Had 21 ground balls in 2013
  • Scooped up a pair of ground balls and caused a career best three turnovers vs. Delaware

Sophomore Season (2012)

  • Appeared in 10 games with a pair of starts
  • Registered eight ground balls and caused turnovers
  • Tallied a career-high three ground balls and caused turnovers in victory over Canisius (Apr. 3)
  • Earned a spot on America East Spring Honor Roll

Freshman Season (2011)

  • Appeared in 13 games
  • Caused a pair of turnovers against Siena on March 22
  • Named to the America East Academic Honor Roll

Before Binghamton

  • A three-year letterwinner at Hamburg
  • Named to the Adidas All American Northeast Regional (Rochester) Lacrosse Team.
  • Named All-Western New York, All-League, and was a starter on the Nike Western 2009 squads
  • Represented the U.S. in the 2010 Adidas International Brogden Cup


  • Parents are Ed and Eileen Needham
  • Majoring in Economics


  • Shots: 1 vs. Hartford (April 23, 2011)
  • Ground Balls: 7, vs. Hobart (March 1, 2014)
  • Caused Turnovers: 4, 2x, last vs. Air Force (March 23, 2014)
  • Career Ground Balls: 71
  • Career Caused Turnovers: 49

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