Shawna Giust
Shawna Giust

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

High School:
Ridge

Height:
5-11

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
01/17/1991

04/28/2013

Wildcats Fall to Louisville 13-10 in Season Finale

Froccaro Leads Team With Three Goals, Mucci Provides Four Assists

04/26/2013

Balanced Offense Leads Villanova Over Cincinnati 17-7

11 Wildcats Post Points in Outstanding Team Effort

04/11/2013

Wildcats Travel to Rutgers Saturday in BIG EAST Action

Both Squads Looking for First Conference Victory

04/07/2013

Connecticut Edges Wildcats 12-11 in Overtime on Sunday

Mucci, Froccaro Combine for 10 Points

04/05/2013

Strong Offense Leads Syracuse Past Villanova 19-7

Wildcats Host Connecticut on Sunday at Villanova Stadium

Career: Appeared and started in 61 games on defense for her career while serving as a team captain during her senior season... Collected 98 ground balls and caused 40 turnovers... Tallied seven goals and two assists for nine points... Notched 158 draw controls over her four years on the team... Graduated from Villanova with degree in Finance from the Villanova School of Business.

2013: Team Captain... Appeared and started in all 16 games on defense... Collected 17 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers... Tallied one goal for one point... Notched a team-high 48 draw controls on the season... Second on the team with 11 caused turnovers... Matched a career-high one goal vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 26)... Notched a career-high nine draw controls vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 26)... Grabbed draw controls in 14 games on the season. BIG EAST: Appeared and started in all eight conference contests... Tallied one goal for one point vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 26)... Grabbed seven ground balls and caused four turnovers in BIG EAST action... Notched a team-high 22 draw controls... Third on the team with four caused turnovers in BIG EAST play.

2012: Appeared and started in 13 games on defense... Collected 23 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers... 31 draw controls... Posted one assist vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 13)... Notched a career-high five ground balls vs. Notre Dame (Apr. 7) and a career-high four caused turnovers vs. Delaware (Feb. 22). BIG EAST: Appeared and started in five conference matches... Notched an assist vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 13)... Collected eight ground balls and caused three turnovers... 13 draw controls.

2011: Started all 16 games and was a key to the Wildcats' defensive efforts ... Finished second on the squad in ground balls with 31 and her 34 draws controlled were tops on the team ... Took seven shots and added two goals and an assist ... Scored goals against Notre Dame on April 8 and Lafayette on April 20.

2010: Started all 16 games as a rookie ... Recorded 27 ground balls and led the Wildcats with 45 draws controlled ... Scored four goals.

Personal:Born Jan. 17, 1991 in Livingston, N.J. ... Parents are Chris and Tracey Giust ... Has one sibling, Carson... Uncle Brian Cole played four years of varsity football at Widener University while grandfather Fred Cole was a four-year captain at the University of Maryland on the football field and went on to play for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL ... A Business major at Villanova ... Picked up four varsity letter sin both lacrosse and basketball at Ridge High School ... Also played one year of field hockey and soccer ... An Academic All-American and AP Scholar who was selected third team all-state and honorable mention All-America in lacrosse ... Was also a first team all-county choice in basketball ... Enjoys surfing, fishing and water sports and is a second degree black belt in karate ... Chose Villanova in part for its outstanding business school.

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