Shannon Rano is a freshman defender from Branchburg, N.J., majoring in political science.
My dream job is to be a lawyer working in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
I chose to come to JMU because when I visited JMU I loved it right away and knew it was the school for me.
My favorite non-soccer memory is when my friends and I spent the weekend at my friend's beach house and had a bonfire on the beach all night.
My favorite soccer memory is traveling to Arizona (our first fly-away tournament) and scoring the winning goal of the final.
Something about me that would surprise people is that I love the Beatles.
The accomplishment of which I am proudest is being recruited by a Division I college and being accepted into the honors program.
My favorite thing about playing soccer is being part of a team and being able to set goals for yourself and working hard to reach that goal.
A quote that inspires/motivates me is "It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up."
A person who is an inspiration to me is my sister Brianna because she is so determined to reach a goal she sets for herself but she doesn't step on other people to get there.
What is the most played artist on my iPod? I don't have one favorite artist because I like all kinds of music.
A way that I relax is going to the beach and lying in the sun while listening to the waves.