23 Shane Hughes
23 Shane Hughes
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: St. Ignatius Prep
Position: Driver

• Two-time WWPA All-Academic Team
• 2017 ACWPC All-Academic Team

A third-year driver who has seen action in 77 career games, including 66 starts ... recorded 84 goals, 88 assists, 84 steals and 16 kick outs through the 2018 season.

AS A JUNIOR (2018): Started in all 25 games … second on the team for goals (44), assists (41) and steals (28) … accumulated 10 field blocks and eight kick outs drawn … had career-high five goals against Wagner (Oct. 20) and St. Francis (Oct. 20) and career-best five assists against Bucknell (Oct. 21) and UCLA (Oct. 14).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): Played in all 25 games (23 starts) … first on the team in steals (34) … third on the team in assists (27) … accumulated 22 goals and drew six kickouts … …Member of the WWPA All-Academic Team… earned “excellent” standing on the ACWPC All-Academic Team…had a career-high four goals against LMU (Nov. 18) and a career-best two kickouts drawn against Harvard (Oct. 20).

AS A FRESHMAN (2016): Played in all 27 games with 18 starts … recorded 18 goals, 20 assists, 22 steals and two kickouts drawn on the season … tied for second on the team in steals and fourth in assists ... member of WWPA All-Academic team ... scored a career-high three goals vs. Connecticut College (Sept. 10) … had two goals to go with career highs in assists (4) and steals (5) vs. Air Force (Oct. 15) ... started the last 14 games of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Ignatius College Prep … team finished fourth in the state in 2013, 2015 and 2016 … team was first in sectionals in 2013-16 … team won the 2016 conference championship … earned first team all-conference and all-sectional all four years where he was also conference and sectional player of the year as a junior and senior … scored 484 career goals and posted 249 assists … earned third team all-state as a freshman, second team all-state his sophomore year, first team all-state as a junior, and Illinois player of the year as a senior ... first team all-American as a senior ... also a three-time All-American for swimming and owns two of school's records ... coached by Luis Martinez.

PERSONAL: From Chicago, Illinois … mother is Rachale McConner Hughes … is one of nine children … related to poet Langston Hughes … hobbies include philanthropy, being a yelp reviewer, watching basketball, and long walks on the beach ... nationally ranked in super smash bros melee ... majoring in political science. 

CAREER HIGH (as of Nov. 17, 2018):

  • Goals: 5 vs. Wagner (Oct. 20, 2018); 5 vs. Bucknell (Oct. 20, 2018)
  • Assists: 5 vs. Bucknell (Oct. 21, 2018); 5 vs. UCLA (Oct. 14, 2018)
  • Steals: 5 vs. Air Force (Oct. 15, 2016)
  • Kickouts Drawn: 2 vs. Harvard (Oct. 20, 2017)