Austin Shanks

Forward

#33

  • DOB: 2/24/1994
  • Ht: 5-9
  • Wt: 190
  • Shoots: R
  • Hometown: Whitby, Ontario

Entering his third season in the NLL with the Thunderbirds… Named to the NLL All-Rookie Team… In the postseason, he was tied for third in the NLL in goals (11) and fourth in points (18)… Scored four goals in his NLL playoff debut on 5/4/18… Finished second in the NLL in points among rookies with 52… Was third on the Thunderbirds in goals (27), and fourth in assists (25) and points… Posted a career-high five goals on 3/24/18… Scored a career-high four goals on 3/17/18… Had the fifth two-goal game of his career on 3/4/18… Had a career-best six assists and seven points on 2/11/18… Scored two goals in his pro debut on 1/12/18… During his collegiate career, he posted 83 goals and 40 assists in 60 games… Played his last two seasons at Ohio State University (2016-17)… In 2017, he finished second in the nation with nine man-up goals… Notched 15 goals and four assists as a senior… In 2016, he started all 15 games and led the Buckeyes with 16 assists and 31 points… Had a point in each of his last 13 games (14+14)… Prior to arriving at Ohio State, he played for Bellarmine for two seasons (2014-15)… Recorded a goal and point in all 24 games with the Knights… He had 29 points, with 22 goals and seven assists in 12 games as a freshman in 2014… He followed that up with 44 points, including 31 goals and 13 assists, as a sophomore in 2015… Was a 2015 First Team All-Southern Conference selection after tying for first in the league in points per game (3.57)… Earned SoCon Offensive Player of the Week and National Player of the Week accolades in April 2015 after connecting for 11 points (7+4) in games vs. Marquette and Air Force… Played his Junior “A” ball with the Whitby Warriors and won a Minto Cup in 2013… Led the OLA in goals in 2014 and was second in points… Named league MVP and most outstanding player in 2015, while leading the circuit in points… Registered 129 goals and 140 assists in 72 regular season games with Whitby from 2010-15… He has spent parts of four seasons with the Brooklin Redmen of Major Series Lacrosse, posting 55 goals and 50 assists in 31 games.

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