|Hometown:||Silver Spring, MD|
|High School:||Georgetown Visitation|
2005-06: Named second team All-CAC • Led the team in scoring averaging 12.5 ppg • Started 26 of 28 games played • Was second on the team in rebounding with166 including a team-high 80 offensive • Scored double figures in 21 games • Led team in scoring five time and rebounding eight times • Scored a career-high 22 points against Hood on 1/8/06 • Accumulated four steals against Marymount (12/3) • Had a career-high 12 rebounds twice • Notched four assists on 2/1/06 against Mary Washington.
2004-05: Leading scorer in five CUA wins; averaged 8.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Started 14 games and played in all 27 CUA games.
2003-04: Played in all 28 games and averaged 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds a game • Scored double figures in six games with a season/career high 20 points vs. York (2/18) • Averaged 71.2% from free throw line, going 10 of 11 vs. Mary Washington (2/11) and 8 of 9 at York (2/18) • Scored 8 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in her first CUA game at Swarthmore (11/22) • Key player off the bench in many of Catholics wins.
High School: Played under Coach Mike McCarthy • Four-year starter and senior year captain • All-time leading scorer in school history with 1,105 points, also added 867 rebounds • Honorable Mention All-Met • First-Team All-ISL (Independent School League) her junior and senior years • Georgetown Visitation All-Tournament Team MVP as a Junior • Team Co-MVP her Senior year • Honors Student.
Personal: Shannon is the daughter of Colleen and Bill Mertz. She has two siblings, Billy (19) and Kelly (15) • In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and playing tennis.