Shawn was born and raised in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. He played for his local club, Whitefish Bay soccer club then moving to Bavarian Soccer Club, where he was a part of the first team ever to play in the National League to represent Wisconsin. Shawn played for his high school in Whitefish Bay. He won three state titles during his time, led his team as a team captain, received first team all state honors junior and senior year, finishing off his high school season with a 25-0-0 record and placing second in the national ranking amongst all high schools in the country. After high school he attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee for five years. He was a part of the team that won the Horizon League championship in 2020-2021 and made his first ever appearance at the NCAA Tournament. After his senior year, Shawn went to Fresno, California to find his way to the professional level. Following his time in California, Shawn came back home to take his fifth year at UW-Milwaukee and continued to grow as a player and a teammate. After his final year, Shawn had a chance to play with the Milwaukee Wave. He officially signed his first professional contract as an indoor player. During his rookie year (2022-2023), Shawn contributed 8 goals and 3 assists, helping his team win the Eastern conference title during the regular season. Deciding to stay home and play for the Milwaukee Wave, this allowed Shawn to focus on his game and desire to help the youth in their process from the youth level to the college level.
“There will be obstacles in your way. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work and dedication, there are no limits.”