MAOTW: Shane Henehan, junior soccer player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Sept. 22 – Sept. 28 Why Shane Henehan was selected: Henehan responded to Immaculata’s first goal on their Sept. 28 contest with a goal 1:01 second later, tying the game at one apiece. He also contributed an assist to Christopher Garcia at the 87:23 mark in a late comeback attempt in Wilkes’ 3-2 loss.


Male Athlete of the Week: Shane Henehan

Name: Shane Henehan

Year: Junior

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Bensalem, Pa.

High School: MaST Charter

Position: Defense


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

My driving force for coming to Wilkes was their excellent nursing program and wanting to play soccer in college. It was a perfect choice for me.


Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

I plan to go back home to Philadelphia and get a job as an RN in the city. Then, possibly move into Pharma later in my career. 


Favorite building on campus?

Cohen Science Center.


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

My hopes for this season are to make MAC playoffs and to have a winning record. I think post-season is the goal for all of us on the team. We have been working hard this season.


When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing when I was about six years old. Soccer runs in the family with my other cousins playing in college as well. 


Favorite thing to do during practice?

My favorite thing to do during practice is 3 v. 2 because it incorporates the offense and defense. It is a very active drill. 


If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

One thing that I would improve is moving the fields onto campus so more students could attend the games. 


Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

Listening to Lil Uzi and playing basketball. 


Most influential person(s) in your life?

The most influential people in my life would have to be my Grandmom and Pop. I truly learned a lot from them, especially growing up across the street from them. They have always supported me in everything I do. 


If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be? 

I would have dinner with Warren Buffett.


Favorite Professor?

Dr. Stewart.


Coke or Pepsi?



Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Chicken Caesar wrap with chocolate milk at the POD. 


A quote you live your life by? 

“Pack ya lunch.” – Anthony Lazzareschi


What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” means being a great student-athlete on and off the field, participating in events and helping in the community.


Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My family.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor