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14 Shawn Kanwisher

Graduates as the all-time leader in school history with 83 appearances and is second with 12 saves.

2017 Senior Season
One of the top relievers in the MAAC and the Northeast ... Was 2-3 while ranking fourth in the MAAC with seven saves (102nd NCAA) while adding 29 strikeouts, against 15 walks, and a 3.47 ERA over 36.1 innings ... Limited opposing hitters to a .208 average ... Didn't allow an earned run in 18 of his team-leading 25 appearances (3rd MAAC) ... Over his final 15 outings, had four saves with one win while pitching to a 1.66 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 21.2 innings with opposing batters hitting just .155 ... Was perfect over seven-straight outings (April 9-30) with four saves and seven punchouts over 11.0 innings ... Fanned one over a perfect inning of relief in games against Rider (5/25) and Iona (5/24) at the MAAC Championship ... In doubleheader sweep of Rider (4/30), induced a double play grounder for his seventh save in the opener before recording season-highs in innings (3.2) and strikeouts (4) in notching the win in the nightcap ... Picked up a pair of saves in doubleheader sweep of Niagara (3/26), striking out three over 2.0 innings ... In two-inning save at Maine (4/14), struck out two ... Registered a perfect ninth inning in collecting the save at Hofstra (4/26) ... Clinched Manhattan's berth in the MAAC Tournament with a perfect ninth in win over Saint Peter's (5/20) ... Picked up saves at FIU (3/3) and at Army West Point (4/11), firing perfect innings of relief ... In victory at Fairfield (4/9), fired 2.0 scoreless frames ... Worked 3.1 innings at Iona (4/23) and 2.1 frames at Canisius (5/14) ... Struck out two over an inning of action against UMass Lowell (3/12) ... MAAC All-Academic Team honoree.

2016 Junior Season
Went 7-3 with 57 strikeouts, against just 16 walks, with four saves and a 2.57 ERA while limiting opposing hitters to a paltry .220 average ... His seven wins (3rd MAAC) and four saves (8th MAAC) paced Manhattan ... Did not allow a run in 14 appearances ... Struck out four over 3.0 innings of relief in earning the save against Monmouth (5/25) at the MAAC Tournament ... Fired a season-high 6.1 innings of three-hit, scoreless relief with a season-best seven strikeouts in victory over Fairfield (4/29) ... Struck out two in 3.0 innings in notching the win at FIU (3/12) ... Picked up the victory over Monmouth (4/2) with six strikeouts over 3.1 scoreless innings ... Earned the win at NYIT (3/9), striking out six over 4.0 innings ... Fired 2.2 innings of one-hit relief in victory over Delaware (2/27) ... Fanned five in 3.0 innings to earn the win against NYIT (4/19) ... Struck out two at Niagara (5/7) in collecting the series-clinching save ... Followed that up with three strikeouts over 3.2 scoreless innings in the finale against the Purple Eagles ... Also notched victories against Saint Peter's (5/14), Fordham (4/26) and Quinnipiac (4/23) ... Recorded saves against Lehigh (2/26) and Army West Point (4/12) with scoreless frames ... Struck out the side to clinch a win against Hofstra (3/22). 

2015 Sophomore Season

Went 2-1 with 15 strikeouts and a 5.57 ERA over 21.0 innings … Didn't allow an earned run over six-straight outings midway through the season, spanning 6.1 innings … Made 16 appearances out of the bullpen … Earned his first win with 3.0 scoreless frames in series finale against Quinnipiac (4/12), striking out two while yielding just two hits … Also worked 3.0 innings in collecting the win against NYIT (4/21) … Struck out a season-high three over 1.2 innings at Siena (4/18) … Worked scoreless frames in wins at Rutgers (3/31) and NJIT (5/10) … Did not allow an earned run over 2.1 innings at FIU (2/27).

2014 Freshman Season
Split time as a starter and a reliever as a rookie … Went 1-2 with one save, 12 strikeouts and a 6.26 ERA over 27.1 innings of work … Saw action in 20 games, making two starts … Didn't allow an earned run in 11 of his 18 stints out of the bullpen … Earned his first collegiate win against Hofstra (4/16) with 5.0 shutout innings of work ... Retired both batters he faced in recording his first collegiate save against NYIT (3/12) … Fired 3.0 innings of relief in the MAAC Championships against Monmouth (5/22) … Matched his season-high with 5.0 innings of work at Albany (4/23) … Notched scoreless innings of relief over two games at Villanova (5/10-5/11) … Tossed a perfect inning of relief at Florida Gulf Coast (3/9).

Played his prep ball at St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) High School ... Earned four varsity letters ... Named first team All-Big North by the Bergen Record as a senior ... Second Team All-Bergen County ... Also lettered in cross country and football ... Born on October 10, 1994 ...  Son of Gary and Pam Kanwisher ... Has a sister, Breanna ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... Graduated with a degree in finance at Manhattan.

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
High School: St. Joseph Regional
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