Former field hockey player and 2018 Bucks Go Pro intern, Maddy Humphrey returns with Humphrey Highlights covering other student-athletes. Humphrey is checking in this week with Shannon Rosati, highlighting her senior campaign and her four-year experience as a Buckeye.
Shannon Rosati is a senior from Shoreham, N.Y., and is majoring in sport industry and hoping to continue in athletics after graduation. When her athletic career is complete, one of Rosati’s professional goals is to work for the NCAA.
The captain role for Rosati means an enormous amount to her and when asked to describe in one word the role she believes she plays for her teammates and herself, Rosati answered, “Dedication.”
“Being a captain for this team has helped me focus on my leadership on the field and my discipline for my teammates to follow. I have motivated my teammates by setting a standard to work hard, compete with full effort and focus on what they need to do for us to get better as a team.” Rosati said.
Rosati, senior co-captain, was a prominent midfield player before switching to the defensive side ahead of her senior season. As a freshman, Rosati played in 13 games and claimed one start against Penn State. Since her sophomore year Rosati has started and played in all games, including this 2018 season. Rosati has consistently been a top defensive midfielder for the Buckeyes and has collected a total of 65 groundballs thus far in her career. On the offensive side, she has tallied five goals as a buckeye. In her senior year, Rosati has been a force to reckon with by causing 16 turnovers and awarded 23 draw controls.
The most memorable experience of Rosati’s Buckeye career came during her freshman year when they upset Maryland, the number one team in the nation, in the Big Ten Tournament. This win was the program’s biggest victory in program history and this win broke Maryland’s 27-game win streak.
“These last four years have been amazing, especially with this senior class. I am so lucky to have shared these last four years with these girls. Our goal as a senior class and a team is to make it to the Big 10 tournament for our senior year by competing at our maximum potential and performing well in our conference.” Rosati said.
The women’s lacrosse senior class is a close-knit group of eight that walked onto campus at the same time just four years ago. There is broad range of skills, talents and attributes across the eight of them, but they all share one common goal: they want to win big for their last run as Buckeyes.
Graduation is just around the corner for Roasti and this senior class, and she is planning on returning to New York. The last four years have been life-changing and beyond memorable for Rosati, but even when that last whistle blows and she is handed her diploma, she will forever be a Buckeye.
Rosati reflects on her decision to become a Buckeye, “The first time I stepped on this campus I knew it was a perfect match. I knew that the academics and the athletics were at a competitive level and I wanted to be pushed as a student-athlete at the collegiate level.” Rosati concludes.